Thursday, November 15, 2012

Republicans and Women

I was looking over the statistics on voting based on demographics and was kind of shocked to see the gender disparity.

Take a look at these numbers:

Romney got more of the Male vote by 8%.
Obama got more of the Female vote by 12%.

For those of you who aren't good at math that is a 20 point difference. Which is the largest in history. Meanwhile all the talk has been about minorities.

It makes me wonder if, had Romney simply said, “I support the Lily Ledbetter act” and  “I support a woman’s right to choose” he would have easily won. The election was close from a popular vote standpoint and I’m pretty sure that those two issues would have been enough to swing a few percentage of the women voters. Although I can’t say for sure because I didn't breakdown the numbers by state.

The problem the Right faces is in order to be considered a “true” Republican one has to take social stances that appeal mostly to old people (I know Lily Ledbetter isn’t exactly social but those opposed are still living in the past). And unfortunately for them, the world is only becoming more socially liberal and they will only continue to lose elections unless they make a change. So until they decide to step into the 21st century we are going to see many many more years of Democratic leadership.

Or if someone had enough money they could just run as a Fiscal Conservative Social Liberal and pretty much win every election.

Another interesting statistic. Come January there will be:
Democratic Women Senate 16
Republican Women Senate 4
Democratic Women House 60
Republican Women House 20
Democratic Women in congress are growing while Republican Women are waning.

Just for fun a Facebook post I made today about Benghazi

Benghazi was a tragedy but not even close to the tragedies that happen on a regular basis. We lose many American Souls every day at home and oversees. Which begs the question.... seriously if it wasn't for FOX News would this still be a story? Do people really care that much about the investigations?

I'm not saying things shouldn't be taken seriously and investigated. But the amount of coverage, time and money spent on the accusations of a "cover up" is ridiculous.

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