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'Year of the Republican Woman' Sets Politico Spinning
Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 12, 2010 | Krista West

Posted on 10/12/2010 1:30:07 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan

From Tea Party activists to “mama grizzlies,” the number of female conservative candidates in this year’s election is unprecedented. This surge in the number of right-leaning ladies has not only caught the Democratic Party’s attention. Several media outlets have jumped on board to lend support to the female democratic candidates who are in danger of losing their seats.

 

Politico dedicated roughly 1300 words to the subject of female candidates in this year’s election in an Oct. 12 article, but it could only spare about 174 words on the conservative candidates. The article could easily double as a campaign literature touting the great accomplishments of Democrat women and the ground that would be lost if they are removed from office.

 

Politico wasted no time professing that “The ousting of a wide swath of Democratic women Nov. 2 would chip away at a generation of female politicians inspired by the 1992 election, which saw a surge of Democratic women inspired to break up the boys’ club of Congress …” Such a strong assertion speaks to the degree of pressure Democrats are feeling.

 

Politico reported, “Nearly a quarter of the 56 female Democrats in the House are considered vulnerable.” How will Democrats combating such vulnerability? Politico lent a hand by highlighting their accomplishments and stating, “Each of the female senators on the chopping block have been history makers: California's Barbara Boxer as the first chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Arkansas’s Blanche Lincoln as the first chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and Washington’s Patty Murray as a prominent member of Senate Democratic leadership. Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski — a Republican now running as an independent — was the first woman elected to the Senate from her state.” The accomplishments of once-Republican Lisa Murkowski is the only mention of achievements made by a woman outside of the Democratic Party.

 

This is par for the course. At best the accomplishments of conservative women have been belittled or completely ignored by the media. At worst, they’re subjected to disgusting vitriol, portrayed as unintelligent or are the target of sexual jokes. 

 

But increased attacks on conservative women in this election could be directly related to the vulnerability of the female democratic figurehead: Nancy Pelosi.  Politico stated “[T]he ultimate casualty for Democratic women would be the ousting of Nancy Pelosi from the speaker’s chair if Republicans win the House.” Pelosi is credited with “[R]ecruiting Democratic women on the campaign trail” and “creating a girls’ club to counteract the old boys’ network that’s long dominated congressional politics.” One of Pelosi’s disciple’s Rep. Jackie Speier told Politico, “I think the record speaks for itself ... She has really placed women in positions of leadership.” Another devout Pelosi follower, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, said “Don’t doubt for a minute that the reason women have more voices in Congress is because we were able to get Nancy in that position.” Apparently without Pelosi, all hope for women in politics would be lost.


It wasn’t until the final paragraphs of this three-page article that Politico admitted, “Republicans say they’ll have their own generation of female leaders to tout,” and quoted conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann.  “I think it’s good for the party because good voices and new fresh perspectives are coming in,” Bachmann said. “These women are coming in, rising on their own merits, and they exude great strength and leadership. A lot of the men are really excited to see strong women candidates coming forward.”

 

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; dnctalkingpoints; elections; journolist; journolistgate; politico4dnc; politico4obama; politico4romney; politicobias; politicofauxnews; politicoflacks; politicoprrep; politicovspalin; pravdamedia

1 posted on 10/12/2010 1:30:11 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Remember when the media thought 'the year of the woman' was a really great thing?


2 posted on 10/12/2010 1:33:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Politico is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post.


3 posted on 10/12/2010 1:44:48 PM PDT by jimt
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To: skeeter

The only thing that picture is missing are the broom sticks..


4 posted on 10/12/2010 1:45:07 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

its hard enough being a conservative man in a heavily blue state but I can’t imagine how rough it must be for women. Especially in academia.


5 posted on 10/12/2010 1:46:08 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Alan Simpson (R), co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, recently described Social Security as a "milk cow with 310 million tits."

NOW sprung into action.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) are circulating a letter asking the president to remove Simpson from the commission.

Alan Simpson!!! LOL

6 posted on 10/12/2010 1:49:13 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: jimt
Politico is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post.

And the Washington Post is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party.

7 posted on 10/12/2010 1:52:47 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Time to Clean House.)
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To: skeeter

Now who are those five women in your photo and what year was it taken?


8 posted on 10/12/2010 1:55:07 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Left to right - Patty Murray, Carol Moseley-Braun, Barbara Mikulski, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.

Taken in 94, presumably.

9 posted on 10/12/2010 2:07:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: justiceseeker93

Make that 1992.


10 posted on 10/12/2010 2:13:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Remember when the media thought 'the year of the woman' was a really great thing?

Identity politics only matter when you serve The Party.

When Hillary posed a challenge to the candidacy of Barack Obama, she was called a b*tch and all of the Democrat tongues that had held their secrets and criticism of the Clintons going back to 1992 finally started to vent.

11 posted on 10/12/2010 2:17:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; melancholy; RobinMasters; opentalk; LucyT; ...
Politico reported, "Nearly a quarter of the 56 Democratic women in the House are considered vulnerable."

So what? This is about the same percentage as pertains to the Democratic membership as a whole, maybe even a little less. It's not that they are being discriminated against by voters because they are women, it's that they are being discriminated against because they are leftists who follow the Obama line!

The posted piece, taking a jab at Politico's garbage, is pretty much right on target. Rush Limbaugh discussed on his show earlier today.

12 posted on 10/12/2010 2:53:29 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
So what? This is about the same percentage as pertains to the Democratic membership as a whole, maybe even a little less

When have facts mattered to Libs? The headline stands, as always: "Women and Minorities Hardest Hit!"

13 posted on 10/12/2010 3:55:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks justiceseeker93.
It's not that they are being discriminated against by voters because they are women, it's that they are being discriminated against because they are leftists who follow the Obama line!

14 posted on 10/12/2010 4:49:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

So how many conservative/republican women are running this year? Anyone have a count?


15 posted on 10/12/2010 5:00:40 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: SunkenCiv

“California’s Barbara Boxer as the first chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Arkansas’s Blanche Lincoln as the first chairwoman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and Washington’s Patty Murray as a prominent member of Senate Democratic leadership. Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski — a Republican now running as an independent — was the first woman elected to the Senate from her state.” “

Fail, Fail, Fail an Epic Fail.


16 posted on 10/12/2010 5:01:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The doctored version of the hope and change posters (with “FAIL” across ‘em) should be plastered all over the place for the next couple of years.


17 posted on 10/12/2010 7:18:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Good comments Justice. The dems have to dream up ways to make their points sound valid. They only work with dummies.


18 posted on 10/12/2010 7:53:14 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski — a Republican now running as an independent — was the first woman elected to the Senate from her state.

Epic Fail particularly since Murkowski was not ELECTED to the Senate. She was appointed by daddy.

She was, however, elected to the House prior to daddy handing her a Senate seat as a present.

19 posted on 10/12/2010 8:25:27 PM PDT by superloser
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 10/12/2010 8:29:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Someone recently posted a list of openly Socialist - belonging to the organization - congress members and at least 2/3 were women. All rats, of course, except Sanders (I).


21 posted on 10/12/2010 8:41:52 PM PDT by txhurl
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