Skip to comments.'Waitress moms' key to this year's elections
Posted on 02/03/2012 10:14:54 AM PST by SmithL
Boulder City, Nev. -- Republican presidential candidates looking to connect with some of the most influential voters of 2012 need look no further than the World Famous Coffee Cup cafe. There, besides a legendary pork chile verde, they'll find the "waitress moms," voters who pundits say could call the shots in this year's elections.
The key voting bloc of white, blue-collar women is represented by hard-working women like Kerry Stevens, 50, who owns the much-loved, small-town restaurant with her husband, Al, 61. For years, she has been a fixture in the kitchen, behind the counter and out front at the tables of the tiny place, which has a reputation so big that it's been featured on the Food Network.
"The people in Washington have never been held to a budget," said Stevens, who is proud and protective of the cafe's female-dominated staff of 18 - some as young as 16 and some grandmothers who have served customers for years. "I've been working since I was 16 years old," she added. "These women have families, and they're struggling. And I don't think any of (the politicians) understand."
Candidates are trolling the state for votes this week before Saturday's GOP caucuses, and nowhere does the voice of the "waitress mom" have more weight than in Nevada, a state with a tourism-driven economy where 300,000 people are employed in the service industry.
Among them are an estimated 30,000 waitresses in Las Vegas alone, with an average salary of $22,260 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This year, millions of white, blue-collar women without college educations are in line to be "the Democrats' true vulnerability" as the Republican Party seeks to contrast President Obama's message with that of his GOP foes,...
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Waitress Timber Hill points out one of the cafes special dishes to Robert Wytoshek, Wednesday February 1, 2012, at the World Famous Coffee Cup Cafe in the small town of Boulder outside Las Vegas Nevada.
>> “These women have families, and they’re struggling. And I don’t think any of (the politicians) understand.”
For a change, why don’t you try not voting for Harry Reid, then. Or Obama.
Typical liberal eyewash from the worst newspaper in the US, possibly the world.
Some here may remember back in 2000, when Hillary was running for the Senate, she was campaigning in upstate NY, went into a diner, and she “forgot”..er’’”stiffed” the tip...<P.
Led by , I think it was Dr. Raoul, Freepers ortganized a fund raiser..I thonk we got several hundred $$ for her and a fair amount of publicity for FR..those were the good old days.
Timber Hill, that’s an interesting name...
I know Boulder City pretty well. My best friend and his wife live there. He is a small businessman and it is a pretty conservative town outside of Las Vegas. The problem is, it is DWARFED by Las Vegas. Boulder City can be overwhelmingly Republican but the numbers don’t begin to cut into the union masses of Vegas. Boulder City is also home to a peculiar libertarian strain of conservatism. I’ve been predicting for months now that RuPaul will finish second tomorrow behind Romney. Wish it were otherwise but its the facts. I am astounded by the number of students in my classes and young people who are supporting him.
Nice! The best Ex I ever had was a waitress. Cold hands, warm heart, wait maybe that was the bartender girlfriend.
Calling all men:
It’s time for you to organize, in private, to turnout the male vote.
I have a slogan for you:
“Leave the women at home!”
The woman described in the article is not a “waitress mom”. She is a small business owner, and will be among the first to get screwed when Barry raises taxes on those making over $200K a year.
I noticed that, too. So she's more a Republican than the rest of them.
Pew Sociology studies indicate very educated women are perhaps one of the two irreducibly, invincibly liberal-'Rat blocs in the U.S. But uneducated women would appear to be the ones they're going after, by spreading "free" federal welfare money around (and yes, I noticed that was the first thing Obama did, was to re-establish welfare and reset the hook that welfare reform had taken out of women's mouths).
You would think that minimum-wage working women would be some of the 'Rats' biggest supporters, married to the government check-printing machine.
Sadly, I suspect, so many of the hard-working waitresses dream of Obama coming into the restaurant and leaving them a big tip.
Every year the media says the same thing:
“________ Moms are the key to this election!”
What about _________ Dads?
That question was ventured on Hannity once, and Dick Morris quickly dismissed it, saying, “Oh, no, men always vote the same.”
This is often ignored by those who complain about the prevalence of divorce.
We need MORE men this time and Leave the women at home!
Women’s Voting Patterns in Election 2008
“Unmarried women supported Barack Obama by a 70-to-29 percent margin, and they voted for Democratic House candidates by a similar margin 64-to-29 percent. These margins mean that unmarried women edged out both younger voters and Hispanic voters as the demographic with the strongest support for President-elect Obama. These unmarried women voters joined with younger voters and people of color to create what GQR calls a new American electorate voters with a decided preference for liberal candidates.”
Draw a pie chart of the U.S. population. Notice that 3/4's or so of the population is European-American. Now divide it in two. The significance of feminism, and its introduction of hateful divisions and animosities between the genders, becomes instantly obvious, to the politically minded.
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