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Old 03-12-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Recent debate over contraception comes as GOP loses gains among women

Recent debate over contraception comes as GOP loses gains among women - The Washington Post

The fragile gains Republicans had been making among female voters have been erased, a shift that has coincided with what has become a national shouting match over reproductive issues, potentially handing President Obama and the Democrats an enormous advantage this fall.

If the GOP and it's pundits keep focusing on this non-issue, they are going to lose a large voting bloc. Some may vote for Obama, some may not vote at all. It's a lose-lose situation for the GOP.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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You really bought into this story, huh? And the NYT is running stories just like it...how convenient, wouldn't you say?
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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The women who base their voting on single issues like this are worthless peons anyway.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Basically, women who run away from the GOP are wholly ignorant if the reason for running away is the contraception debate. That's my take on it. Why? Because the issue is religious freedom...not a war on contraception. Perhaps we don't want stupid women voting for us? Perhaps they're better suited in the Demagoguery Party?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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The GOP is going to take a page from Rush's playbook and say that they didn't even want votes from women. In fact, some women are saying they are sorry and want to come back to the GOP, but the GOP are telling them to pound sand.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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The women who base their voting on single issues like this are worthless peons anyway.

Unfortunately, most are pissed that instead of focusing on the important issues, they're focusing on nonsense.

Ya might want to read the article.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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The women who base their voting on single issues like this are worthless peons anyway.
More woman bashing.

Are men or women who who vote only their party line across the board (which could be called a "single issue"), regardless of any other considerations also "worthless peons" in your opinion?

I don't believe women in general are any more "single issue voters" than men. But there can always be that one issue which pops up and, all things considered, can push them over the line. These might better be called thoughtful voters as opposed to "worthless peons".
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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More woman bashing.

Are men or women who who vote only their party line across the board (which could be called a "single issue"), regardless of any other considerations also "worthless peons" in your opinion?

I don't believe women in general are any more "single issue voters" than men. But there can always be that one issue which pops up and, all things considered, can push them over the line. These might better be called thoughtful voters as opposed to "worthless peons".
Except the issue is religious freedom....not a war on contraception. That makes these "thoughtful voters" you speak of "worthless peons" for being woefully uninformed voters. Is that what you champion.....an uninformed electorate?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Recent debate over contraception comes as GOP loses gains among women
Ohhhh...I guess you didn't see today's ABC/WAPO poll?

Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy; bring parity to race for White House - The Washington Post

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Public assessment of the parties on gender-specific issues is similar to what it was in 2000, and also reflects current divisions in the fight over funding of contraception.

At the same time, support for complete contraceptive coverage declines when the issue of religion is factored into the decision. Asked about employers who have religious objections — including affiliated hospitals and schools — support is more evenly divided.
In other words, nothing has really changed.

If you think women are stupid enough to fall for obama and the dems pandering to them and manufacturing an issue just to get them in his corner...you are sadly mistaken.

The election WILL be all about the economy and ALL about obama's record.

As you peruse this poll, keep in mind it is a poll of adults, ALWAYS more favorable to the democrats. Also keep in mind that the party ID gap is 7, about 3-5 points more than it should be.

http://www.langerresearch.com/upload...12Politics.pdf

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While women are 12 points more apt than men to identify themselves as Democrats, that essentially matches the long-term norm. Largely because of that partisan gap, Obama’s approval rating is 9 points higher among women than men, but again this is typical. Compared with last month, disapproval of Obama’s job performance is up slightly among men, and there’s no increase in approval among women.
Oh dear. You must know that all this phony "war on women" BS the democrats have cooked up goes away when Romney is the nominee. He has wisely stayed above the kerfluffle.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Is the GOP named Obama?
Lookey here what I just found.

Obama Fares Worse Among Women after Month-Long Contraception Mandate Battle | The Weekly Standard


Obama Fares Worse Among Women after Month-Long Contraception Mandate Battle.How's the great contraception mandate battle of 2012 playing out? If you read the Washington Post's news coverage, the issue is supposedly killing Republicans among female voters. But the newest Washington Post/ABC poll tells a different story.
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