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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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