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Juan Williams: Dems now party of women (RATS own them)
The Hill ^ | 12/02/13 | Juan Williams

Posted on 12/02/2013 4:43:32 PM PST by Libloather

As the 2014 midterm election season begins, the Democratic Party is in full bloom as the political home of the modern American woman.

For the last half-century, women were swing voters between the parties. A gender gap emerged in the 1980s with single women leaning toward the Democrats on issues from abortion rights to national defense.

Over the last decade, Democrats have tried to widen the gap by charging the GOP with conducting a “War on Women.” There are several fronts in that war, Democrats say: Republicans oppose easy access to contraception, oppose abortion rights and oppose expansion of entitlements to help the poor (who are disproportionately women and children).

A 2012 Pew survey found that 57 percent of women favor Democrats. Young, single, gay, minority and pro-abortion-rights women have been with the party for a while. Older, white, married women lean to the GOP. But now married, churchgoing women living in cities are also voting for Democrats.

That explains why an October ABC/Fusion poll found 60 percent of Democrats want more women elected to Congress. Republicans do not see the need. Only 26 percent of conservatives and 23 percent of Republicans want more women in Congress.

The two politicians who produce the most passionate response among Democrats, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, are former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). They stirred the Democratic base more than President Obama or Vice President Biden. Women are the future of the party.

Consider the following examples:

Hillary Clinton is the party’s clear choice to be their 2016 nominee for president. The battle for second place is between Vice President Biden and Warren, whose profile as a populist warrior for the middle class keeps rising. The power of a Clinton-Warren ticket is beyond question.

Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.) is the party’s lead negotiator on any budget deal.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) are the two leading voices in dealing with the military sexual abuse scandal.

The same female dynamic is evident in the House.

Democrats are led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), now the minority leader but also the first female Speaker in the nation’s history. The overwhelming majority of the record 78 women in the House are Democrats — 59 members.

A quarter of women now in Congress are freshmen elected in a 2012 wave that featured 20 female Democrats and only 4 Republicans.

The rise of Democratic women is tied to the rising power of female voters in the party’s base.

In the 2012 presidential election, 53 percent of the voters were female, and those women gave 55 percent of their votes to the Democrat, President Obama.

The extent of the female flavor of Democratic politics is currently on display in the Senate Armed Services Committee.

There, Gillibrand is leading the fight to take military commanders out of the decision about whether to prosecute any military person accused of sexual assault. The New York senator’s approach is to create an independent commission on military sexual assaults.

Her proposal has won the support of more than 50 senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as well as the Tea Party’s leading voice in the Senate, Texas Republican Ted Cruz.

The opposition is coming from McCaskill. The Midwestern Democrat wants to keep the overwhelmingly male commanders in charge of deciding whether a sexual assault case goes to criminal proceedings but to deny commanders the right to dismiss a conviction. McCaskill’s proposal also makes it a crime to retaliate against anyone who reports a sexual assault.

McCaskill’s approach has the support of Pentagon leadership. She argues her approach prevents military leaders from being able to “wash their hands of any responsibility” and would result in more prosecutions for sexual abuse.

At the moment, Gillibrand has captured the spirit of underdog women fighting back against abuse in a male-dominated military. The Pentagon reported that, last year alone, there were 26,000 cases of unwanted sexual contact and assault, and only 3,000 of those cases were reported.

The divide between the two powerful female Democrats is edgy because McCaskill won reelection last year by defeating GOP Rep. Todd Akin, who damaged his candidacy with talk of “legitimate rape” and near-total opposition to abortion.

So it is ironic that McCaskill is now the target of women’s rights groups. An advertisement in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in July said her proposal allows attackers to “continue to go free.” McCaskill recently told reporters that her critics are buying an “emotionally powerful” line “that to be against Gillibrand is to be against victims — and frankly, at times, it’s personally painful for me.”

The political lesson from this dispute is that on any issue relating to women, it is Democrats, and increasingly powerful female Democrats, who speak for America’s increasingly powerful women voters — now the controlling heart of today’s Democratic party.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dems; goebbelswouldbeproud; lowinformationvoters; thebiglie; war; waronwomen; williams; women
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1 posted on 12/02/2013 4:43:32 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I kinda think Janine Turner, Sarah Palin, and a few other good looking ones may disagree. Someone post that ugly chart vs pretty chart again.


2 posted on 12/02/2013 4:45:42 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Some animals are more equal than others" - George Orwell)
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To: Libloather

Not this woman.


3 posted on 12/02/2013 4:46:37 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Libloather

It also works the other way - any man who votes for any Democrat, ever, deserves total ostracism from his friends and business associates.


4 posted on 12/02/2013 4:48:22 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Libloather

Although it’s not my least favorite Amednment, I have to say that the 19th is not my favorite. Most women vote to be taken care of by others. That works against Conservative ideals.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 4:48:58 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Libloather

Juan would know. He turned in his Man Card a long time ago.


6 posted on 12/02/2013 4:49:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Libloather

Juan still expects Americans to eat ‘dog food’
and to die, with their children, for his Master.

Are DNC-led women really that dumb?


7 posted on 12/02/2013 4:50:33 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Libloather

Only women who care more about abortion than anything else!


8 posted on 12/02/2013 4:51:16 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Libloather

When Juan, the “dear in the headlights” moron comes on FOX, I turn it off. Likewise for fatso Beckel.


9 posted on 12/02/2013 4:53:59 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Libloather

“Democrats are the party of women”.

Well, since most Dem men are effeminate metrosexuals or gay...I guess they’re included in this statement.


10 posted on 12/02/2013 4:54:11 PM PST by Signalman
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I got as far as some babble about conservative denying access to contraceptives. It appears, that to the left, if the government doesn’t “GIVE” it to you, you can’t access it.


11 posted on 12/02/2013 4:54:30 PM PST by lrdg
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To: Libloather

Feelings are to replace reason in all of life’s endeavors. First there was “sic transit Roma”; then “sic transit Brittanica”; now it’s “sic transit America”.


12 posted on 12/02/2013 4:55:35 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Libloather

The party of single/lesbian Women.


13 posted on 12/02/2013 4:56:03 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: Libloather
The Dems are now the party of rodents, feminazis, queers, victim groups, Marxists and traitors.

The GOPE, in the other hand, exemplifies Winston Churchill's quote:

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last."

I cut myself loose from that claque of dickless wimps last year after decades of being fed a lot of Bravo Sierra. I will never vote for a RINO again.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

14 posted on 12/02/2013 4:56:38 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 196<font size=4><b>9 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AlexW

You beat me to it. Who cares what morJuan Williams thinks. If not for affirmative action he would me just another low IQ putz. I love it when Krauthammer gives the “I cannot believe how dumb this guy is” look to Williams.


15 posted on 12/02/2013 4:59:52 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: Libloather
Ann Coulter had this to say to the New York Observer: “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.”
16 posted on 12/02/2013 4:59:55 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Signalman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCAFkfFLQQ


17 posted on 12/02/2013 5:00:28 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ClearCase_guy

Sad but true. Women have merely replaced their fathers and husbands with the state. Therefore, they are “liberated” into depending on the government instead. Classic Marxism and Rousseau-ism(is that a word?)


18 posted on 12/02/2013 5:02:44 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ClearCase_guy

So I guess you’re against giving blacks the right to vote, too?


19 posted on 12/02/2013 5:03:39 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Libloather
Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.) is the party’s lead negotiator on any budget deal.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.) are the two leading voices in dealing with the military sexual abuse scandal.

Democrats are led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), now the minority leader but also the first female Speaker in the nation’s history.

Every single woman named above is either clinically insane, incredibly stupid, or both.

20 posted on 12/02/2013 5:04:36 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Temporary tag line - RIP Paul Walker)
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To: dfwgator

Sums up a few Marxist female voters I know of perfectly.


21 posted on 12/02/2013 5:04:43 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: dfwgator

Which means they will need to attract immigrants with children, or the party will be gone in a generation.


22 posted on 12/02/2013 5:08:09 PM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I think people should have the right to vote if they own property and if they do not depend on government charity to survive. Man, woman, black, white — I would treat them all equally. Productive people should vote, unproductive people should not.


23 posted on 12/02/2013 5:08:52 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Libloather

DemocRAT party is the party of abortion..just like with Oprah’s favorite things show “You get an abortion and you get an abortion and you get an abortion” Dems are the party of baby killers plain and simple


24 posted on 12/02/2013 5:10:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Libloather

The Pussy Party.


25 posted on 12/02/2013 5:10:36 PM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Libloather

They are told from birth that they are a put-upon minority. Many of them exist in a state of competiveness with all things penis because of it. Nothing can be done. They are completely incapable of overcoming these lies.


26 posted on 12/02/2013 5:18:20 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Libloather

Dems party of SINGLE women who need the government to be their husband. Most married women vote Republican.


27 posted on 12/02/2013 5:19:07 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Libloather

That is, if the modern American woman is ugly, unmarried, bitter, and not working.


28 posted on 12/02/2013 5:22:08 PM PST by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Property rights seem an archaic requirement, given how much people are taxed for income anyway, no?


29 posted on 12/02/2013 5:26:46 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Libloather

This is likely true. The Sandra Flukes of the country along with the Obamaphone ladies are all wedded to the Democrat Party. And there is a reason for this.


30 posted on 12/02/2013 5:30:20 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: 9YearLurker
People should have a stake in the system.
I want more property ownership.
I want less income tax.

I believe our entire political and economic system has been allowed to become rotten. I see very little around me which I like. So, I'm a curmudgeon.

31 posted on 12/02/2013 5:32:11 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I think people should have the right to vote if they own property”
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Are you saying that should be a requirement?
While I have heard that advocated for many years, you seem to be ignoring a vast block of truly conservative and responsible young and old voters who are not yet able to, or have sold off their estates. I was 28 before I bought my first property, and I sold off all of my properties by 2000.


32 posted on 12/02/2013 5:33:01 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Obadiah
"Dems party of SINGLE women who need the government to be their husband. Most married women vote Republican."

True. That's why the democrats are doing their darndest to destroy traditional marriage.

It's bad for (democrat) business.

O/T a little, but the first election that gave women the vote, they voted for...a republican, Warren G. Harding.

Then again the reason? He was "handsome".

Good grief.

33 posted on 12/02/2013 5:34:58 PM PST by boop (I had no IDEA I'd be paying for Obamacare. I thought it would be a rich guy.)
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To: Libloather

Looks like the 19th was a bad idea and will be the death of America.


34 posted on 12/02/2013 5:35:13 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Libloather

Considering how many women nowAdays want “careers” the R party principles should be very attractive to them. (Maybe a better communications or sales job may be indicated ? )


35 posted on 12/02/2013 5:37:30 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: AlexW
You sold your properties because you left the country, right?

I'm not giving you a hard time because of choices you have made -- they seem like excellent choices, and as far as I can tell, you have a good life -- genuine hat tip to you.
But you are an ex-pat living in the Philippines. Your view on who should vote in American elections is not of primary interest to me.

36 posted on 12/02/2013 5:39:48 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Libloather

more single women. more unmarried and lesbians.

not married. not the majority of them.


37 posted on 12/02/2013 5:44:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“You sold your properties because you left the country, right?”
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I am a retired American citizen. Because I chose to spend my final years seeing the world, it has nothing to do with my allegiance to the USA. What happens to America has a vast influence on my life, no matter where I live.
I sold my property to finance my years of retirement.
I might add, I do not have the 30 to 50 thousand per year income that it now takes just to survive in the Obamination.


38 posted on 12/02/2013 5:48:16 PM PST by AlexW
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To: fatnotlazy

Ditto!!!!!


39 posted on 12/02/2013 5:50:28 PM PST by originalbuckeye (The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If there was no 19th amendment we would not have had Presidents Kennedy, Clinton or Obama and this country would be so much better than what it is.


40 posted on 12/02/2013 5:55:54 PM PST by conservaterian (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party, but noooo, if we do that the libs will win !)
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To: dfwgator

The party of single/lesbian Women.

...if only that were true...goes far deeper than that...

...also, never had much use for the Spartans...until now...


41 posted on 12/02/2013 5:56:05 PM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: The Toll

They are completely incapable of overcoming these lies.

...it would be easier to convince an atheist that a diety exists than it would to make my sister in law believe that men don’t get paid more money for the exact same job...


42 posted on 12/02/2013 6:03:01 PM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: conservaterian

i tend to agree.


43 posted on 12/02/2013 6:07:49 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Libloather

now that comment is just plain funny


44 posted on 12/02/2013 6:12:23 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Libloather

NOT THIS WOMAN JUANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN..liberal asswipe..


45 posted on 12/02/2013 6:22:32 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Libloather
Single women...maybe.Married women...NO WAY!
46 posted on 12/02/2013 6:33:36 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I suppose you want them to own, not lease, their automobiles, too?

And no dinky little condos, either?


47 posted on 12/02/2013 6:43:51 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Libloather

Single women. Married women... not so much.


48 posted on 12/02/2013 7:03:14 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Libloather

Who watches or listens to this Liberal buffoon?


49 posted on 12/02/2013 7:19:43 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Libloather

Mama’s
Don’t let your daughters
Grow up to be Democrats...

They’ll kill their own babies
And learn to hate men
And dress like they live
In worn out pig-pen...

Mama’s
Don’t let your daughters
Grow up to be Democrats...

They’ll date other women
And wear their hair butch
And want us to all call ‘him’ Chaz...

Please feel free to do better.
Friends don’t let friends vote Democrat!


50 posted on 12/02/2013 7:23:31 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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