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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:30 PM
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AP: "Moms and GOP - No Longer Happy Together"
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Moms and GOP: No Longer Happy Together
By LIZ SIDOTI (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
October 08, 2006 5:53 PM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. - After winning over moms in back-to-back elections, Republicans have lost their advantage among married women with children this year. The Republican Party has seen the support of people like Jeannette Hopkins evaporate.

A 30-year-old married mother of two and a Republican, Hopkins voted for President Bush in 2004. But she says she probably will support the Democrat in her congressional district this fall "because of the way that everything's been handled" with the GOP in charge of Congress and Bush in the White House.

"We're in a really scary place right now," Hopkins said recently. She vented about what she called the gone-on-too-long Iraq war, a sluggish economy, the bungled Hurricane Katrina response and a continuing terrorism threat. She blamed Republicans as she hustled down an alley to the office she manages in this Louisville, Ky., suburb.

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An Associated Press-Ipsos poll this month found that support is now evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans among married women with children in the house. Republicans won this voting group by 18 percentage points in 2002 and Bush won it by 14 percentage points in 2004.

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"People have no money. The economy is not going well," said Michele Huber, 29. A married mother of three, she gave the country a "poor to fair" rating as she speed-walked in a suburban Cincinnati park with one of her children, a niece and a nephew in tow.

A Republican, she voted for Bush in 2004. She said she was not sure whether she would again if she had the chance or whether she would vote with her party next month - a sentiment echoed by others.

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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:41 PM
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1. Yippie, americas brain trust is voting for us this time....
And to all who are quick to flame... my reference is to those that voted for shrub in the first place given that "some of us" knew he was an idiot when he was our gov. My point being, they could have been aliens from outer space for all I care, my beef is how did they vote for the fool in the first place. And now they are "on our side".... gezzzzzz..........

MZr7
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:47 PM
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2. I just hope they don't trot out the term "soccer moms" again...
I got beyond sick of that term during the last 2 elections.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:01 PM
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4. I'd like to add "Nascar Dads" to that hope. (n/t)
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:05 PM
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5. Added, and I definitely agree...
:pals:
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:01 PM
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3. "We're in a really scary place right now"?
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 08:41 PM by TWriterD
Geez, where ya been lady? It was pretty damn scary back in November 2000, but obviously, not everyone's as quick on the uptake. It boggles the mind that we've had 6 years of it!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:57 PM
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6. I am disgusted they ever fell for GOP nonsense
idiots
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:57 PM
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7. dup
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 08:58 PM by Skittles
nt
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:05 PM
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8. Michele, Michele, Michele. How can you say the economy's not booming?
Don't you know that compensation for top corporate executives has never been better? How can you be so heartless to deny them their millions and millions and millions? :cry:
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