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Will women voters rescue the Democrats in November?

Democrats have long enjoyed an advantage among female voters, but polls show it has diminished since 2006.

By Hal Straus  |  September 25, 2010; 1:52 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Here is why more American women will vote for Conservative candidates and against democrats. Women pay most of the bills in U.S. households, whether they are the bread winner or not, most of the checks are actually written and sent off by women. Women are mothers and grandmothers and tend to think generations in the future. American women now know that 40 cents out of every dollar that Obama and the democrats spend is borrowed from our children. This administrationn is robbing the future of our children and grandchildren.

Women will vote against that kind of killing of or childrens futures.... You watch. You will see.

Posted by: markandbeth92 | September 25, 2010 2:34 PM

The question should be in reverse - can bring great majorities to the Republicans?

The media does not get it just the same.
We are witnessing a revolutionary and game changing political scenario going into this mid-term and the media, as indicated by the side of the question is without a clue.
The rise of a third party in American politics is an earth-shaking event. But even more is the composition and fundamentals of this rise that has given cradle and womb-creating powers to the tandem rise of the “New Women-Citizen”, political activist, participant, and competitive politician.

There is only one serious political site that has discovered it and is actively discussing it and analyzing it. It is
mandatory that the media – but mainly President Obama – read their recent piece called “Professor Obama – Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?”, which is an entertaining but deep in meaning present political take on Professor Higgings and Eliza Doolittle. Find it at

“Why can’t the Press Be More Like a Blogger?”

Posted by: JohnGalt9 | September 25, 2010 2:34 PM

Not this woman.

Posted by: Lilycat11 | September 25, 2010 2:52 PM

Women who care about their children's future definitely need to stick with the Democrats. In looking back on the 70 plus years I've been around, it wasn't until Bill Clinton came into office that I even made a decent living wage as a single parent while raising my children alone. When the Republicans have been in control, money flowed to the wealthiest, the middle and lower income people lost ground as they have been doing steadily. Affordable healthcare is lost due to being cancelled, watered down to not providing anything or just plain unaffordable; corporate American is allowed to rip off the middle class with de-regulation and benefit from the Republican wars; our children are those who fight their wars because no draft protects the wealthy while the middle class join for the money and jobs that we no longer have due to Republican mis-management and corporate scandals, etc.

Unless a woman is among the wealthiest or hung-up on some trivial social issue to the point she is willing to watch less fortunate women's families go down the drain, she needs to vote in a woman's best interest, for least more of them have a heart.

Posted by: vicoct1 | September 25, 2010 3:45 PM

Women will vote against that kind of killing of or childrens futures.... You watch. You will see.

Posted by: markandbeth92 | September 25, 2010 2:34 PM

It took two of you to write something this stupid?

Posted by: mack1 | September 25, 2010 3:54 PM

This woman is fed up with the Democratic Party and will gladly, IS gladly supporting any Republican who stands for sensible free markets, lower taxes, especially the corporate tax, and standing strong in foreign policy against tyranny. The Democrats are a farce of liberal fantasy programs,wishful thinking, and supporting their union supporters.

Posted by: lostein | September 25, 2010 4:02 PM

There's more Female GOP candidates than DEMoncats this year. Funny how the media is ignoring that fact. The year of the woman is only noteworthy when they are Liberal Demoncrat Woman. WPO and NYT are the reason why the Dems will lose the house and almost lose the senate. Keep it up America is watching.

Posted by: espnfan | September 25, 2010 4:08 PM

Still out on this decision. After the 2008 primaries and the terrible assault on women, then: the Democrats unwilling to do a little work on privacy for women by not debating the issue and not even willing to look at the "rare, safe, and affordable issue; Democratic Congress atrocious lack of respect for citizens and women; unorganized, non communicative administration; dismissive and discounting attitude toward women and a swing to the right that tells me they (Congress and executive branch)are not Democracy builders but ethically and morally challenged with the drive for personal wealth being the objective.

Of course, the Republicans and their Tea Party have mental health issues.

Now whom do I choose? Misogynists or crazy?

Posted by: Realitycheck6 | September 25, 2010 4:10 PM

Women will look at the irresponsible and willful children running the senate and house and send them to their rooms. Adults need to run the show and they will after the election.

Posted by: kdanc | September 25, 2010 4:39 PM

"The year of the woman is only noteworthy when they are Liberal Democrat Woman"

You're forgetting that the liberal ideology is largely misogynistic. Women (and minorities too) are expected to play defined, narrow roles of political discourse. If they sway from those limits liberals viciously attack them and everyone around them (Palin) relentlessly.

Liberals tell women, minorities, people of homosexual persuasion "play your role, let us elitists do our job, you're just pawns in our game."

Posted by: cprferry | September 25, 2010 4:51 PM

I hear from Emily's List on a twice weekly basis and I send money to them as often as I can. I am quite mobilized by the idea that the republicans would return us to the catastrophic mistakes we have begun to come back from. Moreover, I want people to come to understand what the Health Care bill will do for them.
I do hope other women are feeling similarly.

Posted by: canaldoc | September 25, 2010 5:01 PM

As usual, it seems that the Democrats truly believe that there will be entire groups of people that will blindly and without reason vote their way. It's insulting to say the least. Women are amazingly smart and logical. Women are more family oriented and think in the long term. We are grand parents, and there is little in the way of logical interpretarion to make us believe that if we are being strangled during the short term of this President, what about our future generations? It truly doesn't take people who truly want to vote dogmatically to still understand the immense problems with this dramatic change in the American Government and its insistence in thinking for us, doing things for us, and denegrating our intelligence to believe that turning the US into a borderless refugee camp, with no requirements for citizenship, being bilingual is healthy for a common stand, creating immense debt that can never be paid up, and stangling the urgency for American corporations and works to be successful.

Posted by: mark_mcgovern | September 25, 2010 5:37 PM

Nothing can save the Democratic Party November 2.

Posted by: AG11 | September 25, 2010 6:38 PM

I don't believe women are that stupid to vote for Republicans given the damage they have done to this country. If Sarah Palin is the best the GOP has to offer, the one has to ask what the hell has happened to the GOP?

Posted by: billbridgesmaccom | September 25, 2010 7:19 PM

dems support sharia law...
and American women know what it means for them...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 25, 2010 7:32 PM

Nope,when one looks at months on end of the
endless double digit disapproval ratings of
Barack Hussein Obama,Nancy Pelosi,Harry Reid and the Democrat Controlled Congress,
not even Almighty God or our Muslim in Chief from Kenya Barack Hussein Obama's Allah can save the Democrats from the worst
political defeat in US history now then...

And, all the women I know say we are fed up
with Obama,Pelosi,Reid and the Democrats,so
nope don't count on us being the ones to
save the Democrats in 2010,0r 2012 or 2014
as women all over the US are going to join the men and vote the Incumbents out. And,
you bet that includes this Independent Woman Voter as well.

Posted by: KarenKay2009 | September 25, 2010 8:12 PM

A lot of wishful thinkers responded to this poll. Let's see...first the Dems were depending on the black vote. Then it was the Hispanic vote - especially Harry Reid. And once upon a time it was the gay vote. Now it's the women vote. Sounds like serious desperation to me. Problem is...all of these groups were promised the moon during the campaign, but all of them have come to the realization 48% of us knew all along. I say welcome.

Posted by: ddnfla | September 25, 2010 8:23 PM

"If Sarah Palin is the best the GOP has to offer"

But you're okay with Harry Reid? And Nancy Pelosi classifies as a "slow adult".

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | September 25, 2010 8:42 PM

Do I want my daughter barefoot and pregnant? do I want my daughter shot in a public park by a bullet gone astray (only in Virginia, of course)? Do a want a bunch of gray-haired (or bald) men telling my daughter that she can't have an abortion? Do I want my daughter to live the lives that so many lived 60 years ago? Do I want my daughter's role model to be a lunatic Sarah Palin? Or that pathetic Christine O'Donnell who's desperately trying to look and sound like Sarah Palin?

Hell no -- I want my daughter to have the opportunities that I had, to be smart, strong and loving and reach for the stars.

Why are you trying to turn back the clock? Is this The Hand Maiden's Tale?

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Posted by: maimai12367 | September 25, 2010 9:05 PM

I voted yes and hope it's not all wishful thinking. I count my greatest success as a parent in that both of my children, now in their fifties, are liberal Democrats.

Posted by: m_richert | September 25, 2010 9:05 PM

If all voters claim they are women,yes, if not NO

Posted by: jayrkay | September 25, 2010 9:20 PM

Democratic women were betrayed by the Democratic Party in 2008. The Dems foolishly betrayed Hillary (clearly the most qualified candidate who should have received the nomination after winning ALL of the major primaries while the unqualified disaster Obama stole the silly caucuses. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party.

Obama should do as LBJ did in 1968 and step aside for the good the Democratic Party and support Hillary in 2012!

The Democratic Party will have to earn my support again. As a lifelong former Dem my moment of ephiphany was in 2008 as a witness to the worst treatment of women I have ever seen. (in politics of course) I include the horrific treatment of Hillary and Sarah Palin in 2008 which continues today with so many female candidates of both parties. It's unacceptable. Women (and men) must speak out and demand and end to this.

Hillary 2012.



Posted by: TAH1 | September 26, 2010 12:28 AM

Women have fought hard to reach the top tiers of their profession, in politics as well as the general workforce. Not too long ago there were almost no women senators or governors. In more recent years, they have been gaining.

Of the two major political parties, the Democrats Hillary and Nancy Pelosi stand out as two women who have reached the pinnacle in politics. One ran for POTUS and came very close, the other is the first woman speaker of the House of Representatives. Major achievements.

In contrast, the GOP had Senator Murkowski as the lone women in a leadership role in the current Senate. She has since been stripped of that post since she decided to engage in a write-in campaign in the next election, after losing the primary. Even when the GOP was in the majority, they have been stingy with appointing women in their leadership ranks.

Yes, women have leaned toward the Democratic party, and for more reasons than the inclusion of them in their party ranks. But that they recognize and respect their ability, is something women should hold on to and appreciate.

Posted by: robinx | September 26, 2010 12:59 AM

is a very good!

Posted by: itkonlyyou1 | September 26, 2010 9:12 AM

"supporting any Republican who stands for sensible free markets, lower taxes, especially the corporate tax, and standing strong in foreign policy against tyranny. "
Sensible free markets mean NO regulation (what got us in economic trouble in the first place).
Lower taxes means giving the wealthy a free ride and bigger deficits.
Standing strong against foreign tyranny means starting wars to benefit the wealthy. And creating an American tyranny bowing to the wealthy and the far right conservatives claiming "Christian values" but acting as dictators.
Republicans seem to promote decent looking airheads that can be controlled by pulling their strings and getting them to vote for lots of things they don't understand (just look at Palin, Angle and O'Connell). Add them together and you might get an average IQ.

Posted by: pjohn2 | September 26, 2010 9:38 AM

As a woman and a voter I am voting for the person who will do the best job whether it is a man or a woman. I want more women candidates to vote for of course, but it's more important that the person I am voting for shares my progressive views and while Obama might not have done everything the way I would have wanted, the alternative is most definitely worse! They are offering up fiscal restraint but only to help the rich. Well the middle class deserves help NOW, and the Republicans are offering up nothing that helps the middle class! If the middle class is the backbone of our democracy they should be first in line and the Republicans should not belittle people who need help in a crisis they created and want to re-create. No sorry, I don't care if it's a woman or not...I want the job done and these Tea Partiers are Republican theocrats who promise a bunch of stuff but really want to impose their social agenda. Not on my vote!

Posted by: jacquie1 | September 26, 2010 11:39 AM

markandbeth92 -- please! It's offensive to women (especially the kind that are independent enough NOT to identify themselves as an appendage of your man, as Beth does) to think that they will support your heroes, the dim-witted, satan-dabbling, Teahadists that are running the Republican party -- i.e., Christine ("I Do Witchcraft, but I Don't Believe in Touching the Wand) O'Donnell, Michelle ("Crazier than Thou") Bachman and the incomparable Sharia Palin. It's comical how many of you actually respect these clownettes!

Posted by: nrcahill11 | September 26, 2010 3:00 PM

There once was a clown named Christine
whose soul was so virtuous and clean
she wore gloves of leather
or plastic whenever
she wiped herself off after peein'.

Posted by: nrcahill11 | September 26, 2010 3:03 PM

And then there's the Bachman (Michelle),
a spawn of the demons in hell --
those wild crazy eyes
have made me surmise
she must be related to Mel.

Posted by: nrcahill11 | September 26, 2010 3:04 PM

There once was a fool name of Sarah
who didn't own even a pair a
those cells of the brain
that make people sane --
at least, not that I am aware a.

Posted by: nrcahill11 | September 26, 2010 3:05 PM

dems support sharia law...
and American women know what it means for them...
Absolutely top prize for the Darwin's Ape comment of the day! Would that be sharia law that requires women to walk behind their men and hide themselves in shame? Or sharia law that prohibits women from leaving the home unless accompanied by a male relative, or calls for stoning women to death for adultery? Or sharia law that prohibits women from getting educated? No wait -- that would be Republican/Teahadist law. They don't call her Sharia Palin for nothing.

Posted by: nrcahill11 | September 26, 2010 3:21 PM

Responsible women who care about America and the future of their children will vote for Democrats. The rest will support the collection of radical America-haters that now make up the Republican Party. It's that simple.

Posted by: wilder5121 | September 26, 2010 9:00 PM

Women are better at spotting stupid than men are, they are also highly skilled at spotting liars; it's a gift. They'll vote for Democrats.

Posted by: bproulx45 | September 27, 2010 8:11 AM

RE:. But even more is the composition and fundamentals of this rise that has given cradle and womb-creating powers to the tandem rise of the “New Women-Citizen”, political activist, participant, and competitive politician.
English and Political Science students take note, people who write like this, think like this.

Posted by: bproulx45 | September 27, 2010 8:15 AM

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