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What Real Women Want
WND ^ | 2/16/14 | Gina Louden

Posted on 02/17/2014 11:50:49 PM PST by Saoirise

This morning, I had planned to get up and work on my book, “What Women Want.” After an Olympic moment, the “Alphabet Soup” news emerged like cockroaches in the darkness. It was a day that ends in “y,” I suppose, so they were bashing Ted Cruz.

That is nothing new. But I couldn’t believe the context.

I choked on my coffee as I listened to two grown men (Bob Schieffer and Bob Woodward) acting like junior high school girls gossiping about how Ted Cruz sits alone in the cafeteria, because he hasn’t gone along with the clique. He isn’t doing what the “in crowd” wants him to do, so his punishment is ostracization by the kids in school. He is the quintessential rebel.

Since when is “who sits with whom in the lunchroom” journalism? How does that pass the smell test for serious news analysis?

As I was repining that scenario, I realized I had to write this, and that my book was going to have to wait.

If you look at all the potential presidential candidates, Ted Cruz is the only one who is yet to take a position that is opposed to most Americans.

Most Americans love him. From his rugged, asymmetrical “real guy” look, to his cheery, twinkle-eyed, Reaganesque smile, he feels all American and familiar. That is precisely why the news media want to drag him down.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: loudon; schieffer; tedcruz
Dr. Gina Loudon gets it, we definitely don't want Bob Schieffer!
1 posted on 02/17/2014 11:50:49 PM PST by Saoirise
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To: Saoirise

I wouldn’t turn the page to read what men want.

Women sure eat this stuff up.

If they didn’t, you wouldn’t see article after article on the subject non-stop.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 12:19:35 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Saoirise

“repine” is intransitive !


4 posted on 02/18/2014 12:43:35 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: DoughtyOne
Here is a taste of what is possible if only there were a real man or a real woman in the leadership of the Republican Party in Washington.

There is no inherent reason why this message is less attractive to women, including single women with children -the demographic most vulnerable to the Democrat siren, -than the contrived "war on women" demagoguery which has proved so successful for Democrats.

In fact the conservative message should be more attractive to women but the Republican Party has no attractive messenger and it is unwilling to engage in the networking fundamental to building coalitions. The breakdown of the Republican land war in the election of 2012 is illustrative of the breakdown of the Republican Party's ability to communicate its message to women or other demographics by social or other media delivery systems.

One more reason why the entire establishment of the Republican Party must go.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 12:51:40 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Saoirise

(Bob Schieffer and Bob Woodward) acting like junior high school girls gossiping about how Ted Cruz sits alone


The case could be made, to BE a democrat is to be a junior high school girl or girl-like.. totally naive.. and/or mean..
The case could also be made all Rinos are really democrats..

Must be; Why male gays get along so famously in Washington D.C...


6 posted on 02/18/2014 1:22:07 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Saoirise
Bob Schieffer (is he really still alive?)
Woodward now lives in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. In 1989, he married for a third time...

2013 Person of the Year
The Hill, a Washington D.C. newspaper covering Capitol Hill, on December 27, 2013, named Cruz "2013 Person of the Year."
Cruz was also named as "2013 Man of the Year" by TheBlaze, FrontPage Magazine[108] and The American Spectator,
"2013 Conservative of the Year" by Townhall.com,
"2013 Statesman of the Year" by the Republican Party of Sarasota County
and was a finalist in both "2013 Texan of the Year" by The Dallas Morning News and a "2013 Person of the Year" finalist by Time.

8 posted on 02/18/2014 1:57:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: DeaconRed

Record of a band that plays the blues.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 2:12:08 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: nathanbedford

Totally correct.

As long as the Roves, Bushes, McCains, Grahams, Christies, etc run the GOP they will be a losing party. When you run as Democrat Lite, you get neither Democrat votes nor Republican votes.

I just hope the conservative wing of the GOP is smart enough to coalesce around ONE candidate this time and NOT spend the primaries slaughtering each other with multiple candidates so another McCain or Romney slips in.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 2:18:11 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Saoirise; Tax-chick

“Ostracization”??

Is that something to do with oysters? Osteoporosis?


11 posted on 02/18/2014 3:36:57 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

When the Athenian assembly voted, each man marked his vote on a bit of broken pottery called an “ostracon.” If they decided they’d had enough of, say, Miltiades, the ostraca were marked negatively, and he was exiled - ostracized - from the polis.

Only men voted in Athens. I don’t understand what this topic has to do with women.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 3:55:51 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Saoirise
Women are in the position they're in soley because of women.

They were given everything they're little hearts desired and guess what; they want something else.

Ain't it past time for them to stop blaming everyone else, particuarly "old, white men", and start accepting responsibility?

I'm not talking about women in the real world trying to deal w/ children and a job, many of them followed the advice of nitwits like this author, and now find themselves in a very difficult position.

I'm talking about the women who have set themselves up as spokes"persons" who have ignored reality and nature and created a world where the people they hoped to help are the most miserable of all people.

I have a daughter that I love more than life itself, and let me tell you it's a very difficult world out there for all young people.

IMO, they need to disengage from the grid and rediscover their own humanity; but what's an old white guy know?

13 posted on 02/18/2014 5:03:20 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Tax-chick
"a bit of broken pottery called an “ostracon.

hmmm

I thought it had to do w/ ostriches; you know, head in the sand, ass in the air.

14 posted on 02/18/2014 5:07:19 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Pietro

Ostriches are native to Africa.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 5:12:58 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Saoirise

“What do real women want?”

Easy. The right to shoes.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 5:24:40 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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To: ZULU; nathanbedford

Well said, and wanted by “all”!


17 posted on 02/18/2014 7:03:44 AM PST by Saoirise (Keep Larry Hutchins Free - USMC)
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To: Pietro
Ain't it past time for them to stop blaming everyone else, particuarly "old, white men", and start accepting responsibility?

Obviously not, when you consider the twitterpation over Hillary. Mrs. Clinton has never accepted responsibility for her crimes and failures. Instead, she has taken advantage of her role as Bill Clinton's wife. A resume without any accomplishments is just a piece of paper.

18 posted on 02/18/2014 7:20:14 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Tax-chick
When the Athenian assembly voted, each man marked his vote on a bit of broken pottery called an “ostracon.” If they decided they’d had enough of, say, Miltiades, the ostraca were marked negatively, and he was exiled - ostracized - from the polis.

Oh, I knew what ostracism was, I was just being snarky about the writer using "ostracization". I didn't know the background, though, so thanks for the history lesson! A [somewhat related] pet peeve of mine in a related vein is when someone takes an adjective formed by adding a suffix to a noun, then adds another suffix turning it back into a noun.

I don’t understand what this topic has to do with women.

I didn't get that connection either.

19 posted on 02/18/2014 8:16:56 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Jim Noble

Finally, a correct response.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 8:20:02 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Still Thinking
Oh, I see. It was early morning, and the point whizzed right by me!

... takes an adjective formed by adding a suffix to a noun, then adds another suffix turning it back into a noun ...

Oh, that drives me nuts, too.

The article is rather silly. When someone like Jesse Jackson says that Thomas Sowell or Larry Elder isn't "really black," we think that's wrong. Why get started on what's a "real woman"? I think biology makes it pretty clear.

21 posted on 02/18/2014 8:26:09 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yup, that definition’s never let me down yet!

It’s insufferably arrogant for people to assume the role of the gatekeeper of blackness, or whiteness, or whatever. If you share their political views, you’re genuine [whatever]; otherwise you’re not. How foolish and arrogant.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 8:32:14 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

It quicker to attack someone’s identity, and thereby dismiss him or her from the conversation, than to address an argument.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 8:39:25 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: trisham
Finally, a correct response.

You wouldn't believe my tuition bill...

24 posted on 02/18/2014 9:03:32 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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