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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:10 AM
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The Gender Gap - Bush is falling further behind among women
Bush is falling further behind among womenand it could cost him come election time
WEB EXCLUSIVE
By Eleanor Clift
Newsweek
Updated: 4:46 p.m.ET May 14, 2004

May 14 - It's not surprising that the latest Bush campaign television ad has Laura Bush speaking on camera. A new Pew poll reveals a 12-point gender gap for Bush, enough to sink her husband in November. "Women are sick of Bush and all the macho strutting; it's gotten pretty old," says a Republican strategist.

If the First Lady were the candidate, the Bush campaign might have a better shot at arguing it stands for compassionate conservatism. Laura Bush is so muted and so reserved, that she's a welcome antidote to Bush's guns-blazing style. Still, she's got an impossible task when it comes to selling her husband's education and health policies.

Bush's No Child Left Behind legislation is so unpopular around the country that state legislatures are voting to reject its provisions. It imposes higher standards without the promised funding, and the result is a lot of schools labeled as failures and the overcrowding of schools that have worked hard at being a success.

Bush's prescription-drug program for seniors is both a public-policy and a political disaster. Senior women are most skeptical. They're experts on the cost of drugs and they know it's a scam when consumers get to choose a discount card once a year while the drug companies get to raise prices whenever they want.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4980895/
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:13 AM
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1. Women may be the key to saving America.
They could tell his swaggering ass to go to hell.
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sweetladybug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:29 AM
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2. I have tried for over 30 ys to tell my husband that women knows best
And that women are usually right. I quess this shows women or smarter than men "JUST TEASTING" (but aleast we know a con man when we see one)
ELECT KERRY 2004!!!!
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:35 AM
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4. Hey, I'm a man and I could have told you Bush was bad news 4 years ago.
It is scary. I just knew that having him around would be bad. I did not know it would be this bad. To think that in 2000 would have been hyperbole but I just knew that theis would be bad.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:34 AM
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3. Pretty soon there will only be the Pickles wanna-bee...
...repuke ladies with their plastic smiles, their beady eyes and their feminine hygiene deodorant base scents filling the RNC hall. The sicken part of that whole scenario is that that represents about 20% of American women. :freak:
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:37 AM
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5. Well....
...I get really turned on by women who don't think for themselves. <sarcasm>

Truth is I need someone with a brain and if these people had their way, both women and men will just obey and say yes master.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:00 AM
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7. Speaking of Pickles ...
I saw the trailer for The Stepford Wives on TV the other night. All I could think was, "Damn! The movie looks like a GOP wives convention ... all they need is Pickles!" :evilgrin:

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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:56 AM
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6. Kerry did well among women voters in the primaries
it's one of the reasons he won in places like tennessee and virginia where other candidates(clark and edwards) had geographic advantage. kerry also has a long history of support for women's rights and other causes related to women. he has sisters, daughters, and his wife who all go out and campaign for him also.

i'm creeped out by bush and disgusted by everything he does. most of the women that support bush do so because their right wing husbands tell them to.

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