Skip to comments.LA Times: Women in Washington, your seats are at risk
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.
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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.
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.
Oh, good grief, it’s not about gender; it’s about the ECONOMY, et al.
Left wing women have come across as particularly repulsive: Pelosi, Boxer, McCaskill, Murray. et. al. Really bad personalities and politics.
However, according to the feminists (and the LA Times), conservative women aren't...women. Just like conservative blacks aren't...black.
Oh, the horror.
Dogs and cats living together.....
There, I fixed it.
And note to Ms. Mascaro: Speak for yourself, not for me.
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....
Exactly. Plenty of conservative women are elbowing their way in. They don’t qualify as women i guess under NOW’s definition.
The LA Times doesn’t need to worry their pretty little empty heads... lots of Republican women will be elected...
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
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.
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.
***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.
"... oh, and by the way, I almost forgot: @#$% SARAH PALIN!!!"
Un. Be. LIEV. Able. ;)
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.
"Vulnerable" like female snakes.
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.
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.
WORLD TO END TOMORROW; WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND THE POOR TO BE HURT WORST
... or if she is a Libtard who can see nothing ... nothing ... with respect to judicial restraint ...
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.
Shopuld read...”Ultraliberal women in Washington, your seats are at risk”.
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.
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!
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).
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?
Good post. You clearly have identified central issue.
Oops. Put a “the” between “identified” and “central.”
The majority of the membership of NOW are lesbians. They don’t even begin to speak for what normal women want.
A vagina is no right to rule.
Seeing as how most of the women in Congress are stupid lefties, I have no problem with this.
I think lots of women feel the same way.
I love a woman with a good, strong seat.
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.