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LA Times: Women in Washington, your seats are at risk
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 29, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 08/29/2010 6:01:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Washington — With this fall's midterm elections, the number of women serving in Congress could drop for the first time in a generation. If large numbers of Democratic incumbents lose in November, as expected, many women could be replaced by men.

The prospect of a setback has advocates of women's rights in disbelief, but determined to try to prevent it. "That is not going to happen," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women.

Many of the vulnerable Democratic women this fall first arrived on the waves of the 2006 and 2008 elections, but now face tough odds in districts that have since soured on the party in power and on President Obama's agenda.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2010; genderpolitics; socialism
 
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

1 posted on 08/29/2010 6:01:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have never *gotten* the idea that women should be elected because they are women. A woman can not represent you better because of her sex. To say so is the put the lie to the entire women’s movement. Of course, the truth is the whole women’s rights movement was hijacked in favor of abortion on demand years ago. That seems to be the sum total of their agenda.


2 posted on 08/29/2010 6:04:44 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You get a serious enough Economic setback society will return women to the home and send the men out to protect their families' wellbeing.

This is an ancient tradition, and to see it happen first in Congress is encouraging ~ that mean's the Leftwingtards didn't totally corrupt the human spirit.

3 posted on 08/29/2010 6:05:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, good grief, it’s not about gender; it’s about the ECONOMY, et al.


4 posted on 08/29/2010 6:05:28 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Looks to me as if there might be a whole new crop of petticoats in the Capitol next term. Only they won't be of the sort endorsed by feminists.
5 posted on 08/29/2010 6:10:26 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Left wing women have come across as particularly repulsive: Pelosi, Boxer, McCaskill, Murray. et. al. Really bad personalities and politics.


6 posted on 08/29/2010 6:10:41 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Silentgypsy
Reality is, a goodly number of conservative Republican women are likely to be elected in November.

However, according to the feminists (and the LA Times), conservative women aren't...women. Just like conservative blacks aren't...black.

7 posted on 08/29/2010 6:12:06 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignoran>ce on Parade)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, the horror.

Mass mahem.

Dogs and cats living together.....


8 posted on 08/29/2010 6:13:06 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The prospect of a setback has advocates of liberal women's rights in disbelief...

There, I fixed it.

And note to Ms. Mascaro: Speak for yourself, not for me.

9 posted on 08/29/2010 6:13:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: brytlea

A woman can not represent you better because of her sex.

Ahh, yes, but if she offers the wisdom of a wise latina, then by all means put her on the Surpreme Court....


10 posted on 08/29/2010 6:13:34 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Exactly. Plenty of conservative women are elbowing their way in. They don’t qualify as women i guess under NOW’s definition.


11 posted on 08/29/2010 6:13:35 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The LA Times doesn’t need to worry their pretty little empty heads... lots of Republican women will be elected...


12 posted on 08/29/2010 6:14:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: mewzilla
BTW, Ms. Mascaro.....

Has Everyone Seen The Cover of Time Magazine?

13 posted on 08/29/2010 6:14:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Oh, I can think of a couple of women coming in this fall from Alaska and Delaware. :)

Of course they aren't flaming liberal idiots so maybe they aren't really women to the leftists, just like so many blacks aren't really black unless they tow the inner city, race baiting line

14 posted on 08/29/2010 6:14:58 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Cyclone59

It’s funny, when I was growing up we were not supposed to judge a person based on their race or sex. Now, we are to assume that some people are more worthy because of those things. Bizarro World.


15 posted on 08/29/2010 6:15:27 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

The women’s movement has never been about abortion or even women.It is about socialism and abortion, etc is the tools that particular socialist organization has chosen to use. Family destruction is a prime tool for the breakdown of society and that is the chosen NOW path to socialism.Socialists have different groups that specialize in different perceived or invented grievances butsocialism is the only goal., else the Womyn would be fighting Islam righteously.


16 posted on 08/29/2010 6:16:21 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: okie01

***However, according to the feminists (and the LA Times), conservative women aren’t...women. Just like conservative blacks aren’t...black.***

You are absolutely right.


17 posted on 08/29/2010 6:16:28 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; onyx
The prospect of a setback has advocates of women's rights in disbelief, but determined to try to prevent it. "That is not going to happen," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women

"... oh, and by the way, I almost forgot: @#$% SARAH PALIN!!!"

Un. Be. LIEV. Able. ;)

18 posted on 08/29/2010 6:17:13 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s funny, Sarah Palin (a woman, and obviously one who takes pride in it) endorsed a whole group of “Mama Grizzlies”, did she not?

I guess if you don’t look like a lesbian, you are not a woman to the left. There is something quite twisted about that.


19 posted on 08/29/2010 6:17:46 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Many of the vulnerable Democratic women

"Vulnerable" like female snakes.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 08/29/2010 6:18:09 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: brytlea

In my book the ‘women’s movement’ is more responsible for the breakdown in our cultural and moral values than any other ‘social’ trend.

Women were ‘admonished’ to look with disdain and anger on the role of mother and wife and to consider only those factors which fulfill her wishes and desires. There was an overt movement to ‘diminish’ the male and his role in society. The natural result was to vie for dominance in traditional male roles including supposed ‘sexual’ permissiveness.

The men were blindsided...and society lost the most important base as the purveyor of values, morality and responsibility: the intact family unit.

I would never vote for a woman because she is a woman...but I guess there are fools who do.


21 posted on 08/29/2010 6:22:41 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: The Comedian
Here's one seat in Washington that no one will ever, ever be tempted to mischaracterize, for ANY conceivable reason, as being "vulnerable":


22 posted on 08/29/2010 6:24:48 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Your seats are at risk because we are going to kick your A$$es out and replace them with conservative GOOD LOOKING women. OH and all bright too.


23 posted on 08/29/2010 6:32:45 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This story bears out the truth of the old joke that if the establishment news media were to announce the end of the world, the headline would be:

WORLD TO END TOMORROW; WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND THE POOR TO BE HURT WORST

24 posted on 08/29/2010 6:39:51 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Cyclone59
Ahh, yes, but if she offers the wisdom of a wise latina, then by all means put her on the Surpreme Court....

... or if she is a Libtard who can see nothing ... nothing ... with respect to judicial restraint ...

25 posted on 08/29/2010 6:40:31 AM PDT by Zakeet (Mark Steyn: We're too broke to be this stupid)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NAG gang??? They lost every bit of credibility they thought they had with ignoring Clinton’s bimbo fiascoes. I’m surprised they even exist anymore as an organization.


26 posted on 08/29/2010 6:51:19 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Shopuld read...”Ultraliberal women in Washington, your seats are at risk”.


27 posted on 08/29/2010 6:54:50 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"That is not going to happen," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women.

Excuse me "Ms" O'Neill, but that's not for you to say. It can and will happen if the voters (remember them - they are the folk who are supposed to be in charge) decide not to vote for people who happen to be women.

28 posted on 08/29/2010 6:56:27 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

Demonstration of media bias. For women’e ‘issues’ they have N.O.W. dialed in, but unless directly concerned never even look at C.W.A. or Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, they just don’t exist to them. NOW is liberal first, women second and for the MSM that is the correct attitude!


29 posted on 08/29/2010 7:32:40 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s work to make the number of Dims in Washington drop, regardless of race, color, creed, gender or national origin (or any other category I might have left out).


30 posted on 08/29/2010 7:35:59 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Interesting that this article from the Los Angeles Times makes NO MENTION of the GOP women challenging in CALIFORNIA!?!? Is this a bit of tipping past the graveyard?


31 posted on 08/29/2010 7:38:57 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: brytlea

Good post. You clearly have identified central issue.


32 posted on 08/29/2010 7:42:34 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Oops. Put a “the” between “identified” and “central.”


33 posted on 08/29/2010 7:43:55 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The majority of the membership of NOW are lesbians. They don’t even begin to speak for what normal women want.


34 posted on 08/29/2010 8:11:11 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A vagina is no right to rule.

LLS


35 posted on 08/29/2010 8:22:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Blah, blah, all I hear the LA Times saying is that the Dems have played the race card to it limit and are not trotting out sexism.
36 posted on 08/29/2010 8:22:23 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
With this fall's midterm elections, the number of women serving in Congress could drop for the first time in a generation. If large numbers of Democratic incumbents lose in November, as expected, many women could be replaced by men.

Seeing as how most of the women in Congress are stupid lefties, I have no problem with this.

37 posted on 08/29/2010 8:25:45 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: OldPossum

I think lots of women feel the same way.


38 posted on 08/29/2010 8:36:35 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I love a woman with a good, strong seat.


39 posted on 08/29/2010 9:52:21 AM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Women in Washington, your seats are at risk


40 posted on 08/29/2010 10:41:58 AM PDT by Zakeet (Mark Steyn: We're too broke to be this stupid)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good riddance. Female leadership is too often like government efficiency, military intelligence, or moderate Muslims, ain’t it, Sarah?

When the going gets tough, the tough get things going. Or else they resign from the Alaska State House because of family finances and vague feelings of discomfort and dismay.


41 posted on 08/29/2010 5:25:43 PM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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