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I was just saying... Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 04:34 AM
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How fabulous that Iowa elected a WOMAN...oh, wait
yeah, just remembered, Iowa doesn't do women for elected officials other than school boards. Yet
they're soooo representative of the United States.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 04:39 AM
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1. Welcome to DU.
My sister was telling me tonight that America isn't ready for a woman president.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 04:46 AM
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2. Iowa hasn't "elected" anyone in this contest. They've simply indicated
their preference.

Let's permit the rest of the states to weigh in before we pack it in, shall we?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 05:38 AM
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3. Why would being a 'woman' matter? It's politics and who can lead this
Edited on Fri Jan-04-08 05:38 AM by acmavm
country and Hils is a rank opportunist. It shows.

I don't think it's her sex as much as her corporate pandering and the fact that you can't trust her.
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I was just saying... Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 09:55 AM
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9. Boomerang question: why would being a 'black man' matter?
Are Iowans trying to say that they're less racist by electing Obama?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 11:18 AM
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10. Neither should matter. And you didn't answer my question.
It's merit that counts. Not 'woman' or 'black'.
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 06:36 AM
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4. Our Lt. Governor is a woman
Her name is Patty Judge. Maybe you should check your facts first.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 07:06 AM
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6. I don't think
facts are a significant part of the OP.
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I was just saying... Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 09:52 AM
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8. Lt. Governor's don't count. Its not like there is a Lt. U.S. rep. or
Lt. U.S. Senator. The FACT is that Iowa is one of two states never to have a
U.S. Rep., or U.S. Senate. Ergo to wit, expecting election of a woman to U.S.
President from this state would be LUDICROUS.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 11:44 AM
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14. Iowa has never elected an african american US Senator or US representative either...
so expecting ENDORSEMENT (we did NOT have an ELECTION) of an african-american to US president from this state would be LUDICROUS.
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I was just saying... Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 12:28 PM
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16. You are stretching credulity here. Iowa is 94% white. The
probability of a black man seeking office is closer to 99% against having
a black representative. Not so for women however.

Again, Iowa has never elected a woman to the U.S. Congress. What
with 'all that democracy going on', therefore, ergo to wit, Iowans
are disinclined to vote for woman to represent them outside of the
confines of Iowa. It might just be a quirk, an anomaly - but fact
is fact.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 07:03 AM
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5. Hey they voted for a black guy--not many of those in Iowa. nt
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 07:23 AM
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7. If you'd gotten as many pushy, arrogant robocalls from Hillary as I got,
you wouldn't be so fond of her either.

Her "I'm here to claim what's mine" attitude did not go well in Iowa.

And we didn't "elect" anybody. We chose delegates who will elect delegates who will elect delegates. I wish all other states would adopt the caucus system Iowa uses and I wish all states would caucus at the same time.
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suston96 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 11:34 AM
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11. ".....and I wish all states would caucus at the same time."
Watch what you wish for.

First of all, your caucuses deny participation to far too many people. No absentee ballots for those unable to attend. Reducing the participants in an election has been the goal of those who want to control the outcomes of elections.

Secondly. No privacy. This country's elections were founded on secret ballots.

Thirdly. How long do you think it would take to count some 100 million hands raised on "national caucus night"?

Lastly, February 5 is coming and some 20 states will "caucus" that day. No hands raised in public gatherings. Just people, in the privacy of the voting booth, making their choice. Sorry, I like that way better. It has always worked for me.

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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 11:38 AM
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12. If Clinton had won, would you now be complaining
that Iowa did not elect a black man, and that Iowa "doesn't do black men for elected officials?"
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 11:41 AM
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13. You need to check your facts...
Edited on Fri Jan-04-08 11:45 AM by youthere
and lose the sanctimony.
Lt. Governor Patty Judge
Senator Staci Appel
Senator Nancy J. Boettger
Senator Mary Lundby
Senator Amanda Ragan
Senator Pat Ward
Representative Deborah Berry
Representative Carmine Boal
Representative Polly Bukta
Representative Swati Dandekar
Representative Betty De Boef
Representative Marcella Frevert
Representative Mary Gaskill
Representative Elesha Gayman
Representative Polly Granzow
Representative Sandy Greiner
Representative Dave Heaton
Representative Lisa Heddens
Representative Geri Huser House
Representative Libby Jacobs
Representative Pam Jochum
Representative Doris Kelley
Representative Dolores Mertz
Representative Helen Miller
Representative Linda Miller
Representative Jo Oldson House
Representative Janet Petersen
Representative Dawn Pettengill
Representative Jodi Tymeson
Representative Linda Upmeyer
Representative Beth Wessel
Representative Tami Wiencek
Representative Cindy Winckler...I'm sure I missed a few...

Nope...no elected women in Iowa. :eyes:
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I was just saying... Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 12:21 PM
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15. OKay, school board was harsh but UNITED STATES REP not
State Rep. I heard from it from a political talk show that Iowa and 'one'
state has NEVER elected a woman to U.S. Congress.

But for all your hard work - Iowans will get half a mea culpa from me. Congrats.
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-04-08 12:46 PM
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17. I accept that 1/2 a mea culpa...
but only because you recognized that we worked our asses off for caucus!
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