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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-10 11:37 AM
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11. Two of those women won Republican primary elections. It is to be
Edited on Sat Jun-12-10 11:41 AM by MineralMan
expected that Republican women would win in Republican primaries. They haven't won their general elections and are still only candidates. When Repubican men or women win Republican primaries, I don't think we should be surprised.

As for the contention that societies with women in power being better than otherwise, I guess I haven't seen enough historical evidence that demonstrates that. In any case, in this society, both men and women are eligible for elective office, so it's pretty much a moot point.

If you expect the Republicans, though, to vote for liberals in Republican primaries, I fear you will be disappointed often.

Republicans are not progressives, by definition.

As for Blanche Lincoln, she is in a state where it will be impossible for a progressive to win a Senate seat for a long, long time to come. She'll probably lose this election, anyhow. I doubt the Republican will be more progressive than she was.
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  -Have we had a day before this last Tuesday where more disgusting women won elections? cascadiance  Jun-12-10 10:56 AM   #0 
  - Probably. But what, exactly, is an "undesirable woman?"  MineralMan   Jun-12-10 11:08 AM   #1 
  - Sorry, I should have qualified it better. My thread title was already too long...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 11:15 AM   #3 
     - Hmm...I guess I don't see an intrinsic difference between men  MineralMan   Jun-12-10 11:23 AM   #6 
        - Thom Hartmann cites many positive characteristics when women have more power in society...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 11:32 AM   #10 
           - Two of those women won Republican primary elections. It is to be  MineralMan   Jun-12-10 11:37 AM   #11 
           - Halter as a "PROGRESSIVE" was polling better than Lincoln was against Republicans...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 12:02 PM   #15 
           - Ah, ok.. that is the RW meme of the day..  left coaster   Jun-12-10 01:08 PM   #28 
  - Maybe unintentional, but..  JohnnyLib2   Jun-12-10 11:12 AM   #2 
  - How about "disgusting". Perhaps a little stronger, but less potentially "sexist"...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 11:20 AM   #5 
     - Are they somehow more "disgusting" than the equivalent  MineralMan   Jun-12-10 11:25 AM   #8 
        - I guess they are all "really" Republicans though two ARE registered Dems...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 11:42 AM   #12 
  - We've had plenty of "undesirable" men-- now it's the women's turn.  TreasonousBastard   Jun-12-10 11:19 AM   #4 
  - For sure... Perhaps we turned a page Tuesday...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 11:23 AM   #7 
  - There did seem to be a lot of corporate whore media hype about "all the women candidates"  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-12-10 11:30 AM   #9 
  - The right is just trying to play the vag card here..  left coaster   Jun-12-10 01:18 PM   #30 
  - we are getting more stupid as time goes on.  ProgressiveVictory   Jun-12-10 11:43 AM   #13 
  - Sorry, dude.. you are coming off as a sexist asshat..  left coaster   Jun-12-10 11:45 AM   #14 
  - I said they were disgusting BECAUSE OF THEIR POV!!!  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 12:15 PM   #16 
     - So, women are only acceptable  Abq_Sarah   Jun-12-10 12:32 PM   #20 
     - So tell me which of those I mentioned I should have more respect for...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 12:38 PM   #24 
     - Expecting more from women is in and of itself sexist.  Codeine   Jun-12-10 12:35 PM   #22 
     - So is Thom Hartmann sexist?  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 12:39 PM   #25 
     - In my opinion, to base any part of one's vote on the gender of the candidate is wrong..  left coaster   Jun-12-10 12:37 PM   #23 
        - So why did we vote in two of them as Democrats if they are "typical Republicans"?  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 12:53 PM   #26 
           - I can only explain to you how I myself vote.. nt  left coaster   Jun-12-10 01:09 PM   #29 
  - Disgusting people.  Iggo   Jun-12-10 12:17 PM   #17 
  - Ain't it a bitch?  mitchum   Jun-12-10 12:19 PM   #18 
  - I think republican men are too damn embarrassed to run  Bitwit1234   Jun-12-10 12:24 PM   #19 
  - Perhaps there's something to that too...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 12:34 PM   #21 
  - unrec.  emilyg   Jun-12-10 01:00 PM   #27 
  - Locking  Grateful for Hope   Jun-12-10 01:20 PM   #31 

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