Women take the long view, drop O in droves


The looming debt and entitlement disaster have women’s attention. They are often the caregivers of the older and younger generation both, and it’s no coincidence that a majority of the TEA party leaders are women, many involved in politics for the first time.

In the 2010 midterms their sway was evident, both at the polls and as citizen legislator candidates:

In 2008, women helped deliver the presidency to Mr. Obama, voting for the Democrat 56 percent to 43 percent over Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. Men split their votes between the two candidates almost evenly.

Black and white women turned out to vote in substantially higher numbers than their male counterparts, also boosting Mr. Obama’s victory margin.

There was a startling turnaround two years later. Mr. Obamawasn’t on the 2010 midterm ballot, but his agenda was. Female voters defected from the Democratic Party in historic numbers. Postelection surveys found female voters preferred Republican congressional candidates over Democrats, 49 percent to 48 percent – the first time in at least 30 years that Republican candidates received a majority of women’s votes.

I suppose this is why the Dems and our President Barack Obama chose Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as head of the DNC, but the tired old feminist playbook didn’t work last fall and won’t in 2012…

…Women want solutions, not demagoguery

The entire article is at BackyardConservative.

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