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The Republican Party has a woman problem

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    David Bernstein, Politico, August 7, 2016: Where Are All the Republican Women?

    Bernstein writes about a trend that isn't talked about much in the media. The number of Republican women in elected offices at all levels -- local, state and federal has been declining over the past decade. Today there are only 22 Republican women serving in the House out of 247 Republicans total. That's 8.9 percent.

    The problem is not getting any better. In the Congressional districts that have held primaries this year, only 26 Republican women have been nominated out of 308 Congressional districts. That’s a mere 8.4 percent. And with Republican women not being brought up through the local and state elected offices, it is hard to see where the trend can be reversed anytime soon. Maybe it won't happen until the old white men of the Republican Party retire. Or will it have any effect?

    Meanwhile 33 percent of the House Democratic caucus is women. While the Dems numbers of women are growing with every election, the Republicans numbers of women are stagnant or declining slightly.

    Is it somewhat surprising given what Donald Trump says:

    “I love beautiful women, and beautiful women love me. It has to be both ways." -- Donald Trump

    "Believe me!"

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Not just the republican party. I think about 60% of America doesn't appreciate the female gender. This is a sad fact because truth be known, in many ways they are superior. If we were being honest..... we all probably know more stupid men than women. I know there are stupid people of all genders, races, amd ethnicities but in general I ask myself how many times I've asked has he drank way too much or doe's he really think that ? That involves white men and budweiser beer.

    People will give you 500 thousand reasons why Mrs. Clinton should not be president. Beneath all of the elaborate witch hunt created reasons, it most likely comes down to the most pathetic and simplistic of reasons. She has the wrong parts. It's crazy I know but this is not a brilliant country.

    Republicans most definately hate her but it's because they're scared of her. She's been accused of many negative things but has never been found guilty of anything. Therefore she's an accomplished woman with experience and that scares the hell out of the R's.

    In the past who made decisions and policies ? Those with money followed by those with strength. Might does not make right and those with money are typically only interested in keeping their position and comfortable surroundings.

    I am a democrat because at least other persons have a chance.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    David Bernstein, Politico, August 7, 2016: Where Are All the Republican Women?

    Bernstein writes about a trend that isn't talked about much in the media. The number of Republican women in elected offices at all levels -- local, state and federal has been declining over the past decade. Today there are only 22 Republican women serving in the House out of 247 Republicans total. That's 8.9 percent.

    The problem is not getting any better. In the Congressional districts that have held primaries this year, only 26 Republican women have been nominated out of 308 Congressional districts. That’s a mere 8.4 percent. And with Republican women not being brought up through the local and state elected offices, it is hard to see where the trend can be reversed anytime soon. Maybe it won't happen until the old white men of the Republican Party retire. Or will it have any effect?

    Meanwhile 33 percent of the House Democratic caucus is women. While the Dems numbers of women are growing with every election, the Republicans numbers of women are stagnant or declining slightly.

    Is it somewhat surprising given what Donald Trump says:

    “I love beautiful women, and beautiful women love me. It has to be both ways." -- Donald Trump

    "Believe me!"

    Where are all the Republican women? Schmidt, you should know that! Of course in the pub drinking beer or smoking pot or getting an bunch of tattoo's as well cooking possum and shooting squirels if there are too many in the outhouse.