Skip to comments.White women are the new angry white men
Posted on 04/01/2010 9:11:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
55% of Tea Party members are women versus 45% men, according to a Quinnipiac poll released last week. 77% of all of them voted for John McCain, and 88% of them are white.
Barack Obama won the Presidency with the help of black women, as a Pew Center analysis explains. These black women experienced the highest turnout number in history - 66% - matching overall white voter turnout which actually decreased. 95% of black women voted for Barack Obama.
The Sarah Palin phenomenon may have motivated the white Tea Party women, who could significantly impact future elections, since their support of any potential Republican candidate has more room to grow than black women's support of an Obama re-election campaign.
Democrats love to hate Sarah Palin, and with the support of the (LOL!) lame stream media, have contributed to Palin's marginalization. Without the ability to self reflect, there is a blind spot. It is dangerous to proclaim yourself a feminist while being dismissive of any woman. When the coverage is over the top, as it has been with Palin (her child, her intelligence...), there might be a tipping point where the negativity begins to work in Palin's favor.
Almost everyone has labeled the Tea Party movement as angry. What about the media and Democrat's reaction? The debate is sullied so the truth may be more difficult to discern. It may be hard to accept that the majority of Tea Party members are motivated by factors other than anger, or another favorite denigrator, fear.
What if these white tea party women are motivated by a sense of being wronged, betrayed by their government, for whom they did not vote? Disenfrachisement is a favorite rallying cry for Democrats. Could white women feel disenfrachised by the dramatic changes they see taking place?
Are white women feeling oppressed, as white men began to feel as their place in American society was challenged? If white women mobilize behind one candidate and turnout out the vote, the almost 20% differential from 77% (John McCain) to 95% (Barrack Obama) could win an election for Republicans.
Despite the historic performance of Nancy Pelosi in commandeering health care victory for the Democrats, individual Democrats and Obama cabinet members remain curiously chauvinistic.
Democrats have short memories. Remember Larry Summers and his Harvard debacle? Not a good thing to declare women inferior as President of Harvard. Remember Florida Congressman Alan Grayson, not so long ago reported on by Fox News?
"Here I am, the only member of Congress who actually worked as an economist. And she's, this lobbyist, this K Street whore, is trying to teach me about economics."
Don't get me started on Joe Biden, who with Arlen Specter (then a Republican), recalled the Salem witch trials in questioning Anita Hill. Some smart Republican should dig up those old Anita Hill hearing tapes. Even President Obama's dismissive treatment of then rival Hillary Clinton is revealing, and could be used to inspire those white Tea Party women.
Republicans should challenge the overwhelming support women voters have given the Democrats. Do these men even like women? Well, we know about the F-word with Biden and everything, but what do they really think? The Boston Globe reported on Summers' Harvard comments at the time.
This was the point that most angered some of the listeners, several of whom said Summers said that women do not have the same ''innate ability" or ''natural ability" as men in some fields.
The Tea Party women seem confident of their innate, or natural ability. Without being schooled by the Republican opposition, all women could take the popular advice of the best selling author, He's Just Not Into You. Move on not to MoveOn, but to a place where your sheer numbers mean you will get the respect you deserve.
If 77$ voted for McCain-Palin then we are not looking at new voters, just and angry base.
I’ve been shocked and amazed at women’s reaction to this abuse of power and marxism.
I thought they would just go along with “sugar-daddy” state—boy was I wrong.
Thank you, American women!
I just put my armour suit on.
The most shocking part of those stats to me is this...
33% of the women at the tea parties voted for obama.
Looking through a liberals eyes, These typical white womens inherent fear of a black man only proves the Tea Partys racism.
Oops. make that 23%
No matter what happens in the United States, I, along with millions of other people have three strikes against us at all times. 1) WHITE 2) ADULT 3) MALE
According to this article, millions more people have joined my ranks. FEMALES
Obama is 50% white, and approx 25% black, 25% arab.
Which part put him where he is today?
Welcome to the party, girls!
I’m all for, more women at a party. :))
A lot of the idiots voted for the Oprah candidate.
PS: If the GOP (not RINO sh*t like McCain) does not romp in 2010 and DEFUND OBamacare in the House followed by a big win in 2012 - our lives will be hell for good.
2007 was heaven compared to this miserable s**t.
Woman know health care. They take their kids to the doctor, they know what their insurance covers and they don’t want the government screwing it up.
The Sarah Palin phenomenon may have motivated the white Tea Party women, who could significantly impact future elections, since their support of any potential Republican candidate has more room to grow than black women's support of an Obama re-election campaign."
A very interesting view of a dynamic that I must admit, I hadn't really looked at.
I don't doubt that Sarah Palin inspired a lot of center-right white women to stand up and get involved in forging the future direction of their country. She's undoubtedly a great inspiration to many women.
I can see the vast majority of conservative women not just looking at Sarah and seeing in her the sort of right-thinking conservative leadership this country truly needs, but also someone who represents them on a much more immediate, and personal level.
The author is definitely on to something big with this.
Where the white women at?
So what? In America, that racial mix makes you black. End of story.
I can offer no clue as to what is wrong with that 23% of women. It’s a shocking figure to me too!
Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned!!! (I can’t remember for sure, but I think Shakespear wrote that first)
“88% of (tea party members) are white.”
That’s interesting. Does anybody have an idea of the racial makeup of the 12% of the tea party members who are non-white?
Didn’t you read the article?
They are at the Tea Party!!
There is something to this. I am sensing a lot of hostility from the women I speak to these days. Even my apolitical wife is on the rampage over what Barack the Kenyan and his Chicago thugs are doing to America. I really believe it’s going to get ugly in November. The commie ‘RATS are in for a great big ******* surprise. They are losing the female vote and it’s worse than they think.
You’re correct. My husband did not have the time or interest in looking at the health benefits... every year he always plunks that enrollment package on my desk.
Quite aware of what hoops we have to jump through and what has to be paid to take care of our health needs. I would think that women with school age children should be the biggest pool of voters for the right conservative candidate.
Not necessarily. Some of them may not have voted.
I’m on a rampage, too. It has surprised my husband and my kids. I am furious over what is being done to my country. I am woman ... hear me roar!
No need for armor. She is espousing pure conservative principles. You spend your own money best.
Challenged or viciously attacked?
lol....sorry not to be mean,but thats funny.
(We're expecting #4 in November...)
Marxists needed feminism to split the white vote and get Her to vote with them. It's worked pretty well over the last 20 years.
Obama's showing his contempt like he is for all white people is burning the Left's bridges to white women. When Zero disses British diplomats repeatedly but cozies up to Leftists and the "Arab street", white women get it. They get it that He's Just Not That Into You .... and the gains the Left wrought by dividing women from men over 40 years begin to be eroded as women think, hey, wait a minute!.
You've come a long way, baby.
Need a new “Soccer Mom” label for the “Take the kids to the Dr. Moms”
Some political analysts can't get past the "gimme, gimme, what's in it for me" thinking that has pervaded our politics in recent decades. Among the Tea Party group, I just don't hear concerns framed in that way. It's about the future of our beloved country and the future well-being of our families. These are often mature people who have paid mortgages, put food on the table, cared for families, and paid for college. They know money doesn't grow on trees, and they know that when someone pays your way, they take over too many of your decisions. Call it life experience.
A think a large portion of these Tea Party women are mothers and grandmothers. They don’t like seeing Obama spend, gamble, pillage, and destroy their children and grandchildren’s futures.
I approve! It would also make a great band name.
An even deeper aspect to this dynamic. I can guarantee you that should she run, a lot of girls who watched her during the '08 campaign will be casting their very first vote (for her) in 2012.
Guilty as charged....a real b!tch when it comes to socialism!
Bitter clingy white woman reporting for duty!!
I know someone who is one of those “government is my replacement daddy/husband”,
and she seems “nervous” as of late.
Like she knows that the fulfillment of the policies she advocates are indeed as dangerous as people have warned.
What I got from this article was
oh boy... just another “analysis” that JUST HAS TO
look through the prism of “race”.
Teach “your” females to SHOOT... :)
It boils down to a simple law of Nature.....
DON'T mess with our kids!
Most women know exactly how the Great Reneger's policies will affect our children's futures.
Except that he didn't.
No. That means 23% either voted for Obama, third party, or declined to vote.
I say ‘So What!’ if they ARE motivated by anger and/or fear.
That’s far better than greed, envy and jealousy, the underpinnings of class warfare that drives the progressive/liberal/socialism losers.
older angry about Obama white Christian gals who love their grandkids
sort of like FR
there is no doubt that is Free Republic’s largest demographic...not sure what percentage...maybe 40-50% or more..
then older pissed white Christian men...like me...I wasn’t old 10 years ago when I started here btw
then GenX folks
then a lot of sub groups from a few minorities to a few smart Jews and some kids here and there.
that about covers FR
FR is more varied (I refuse to use the D word mantra) than the Tea Party.
If 77$ voted for McCain-Palin then we are not looking at new voters, just and angry base.
I was thinking the exact opposite. That means that 23% of the female tea party ACTIVISTS are Obama voters or non-voters. 16% say they are Tea Party * 50% of voters that are women * 23% is . . . 1.8%.
That is a HUGE swing in base political numbers, because these are just the informed and active that are Tea Party. The go-along types will come along for the ride as well as they talk to thier neighbors and family at election time.