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  •  More women elected at all levels will change... (8+ / 0-)

    ...politics and America for the better.

    IMHO women Kossacks can lead the movement.

    And count on many men Kossacks.

    And 2016 will be the year a woman will go to the WH.

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    by Shockwave on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 08:05:36 PM PDT

    •  Absolutely. (6+ / 0-)
      And count on many men Kossacks.

      You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time ~ Pres. Lincoln's warning for Romney

      by AuroraDawn on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 08:08:26 PM PDT

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    •  This was the argument (1+ / 0-)
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      For giving women the vote. Didn't really change things much.

      http://callatimeout.blogspot.com/

      by DAISHI on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 07:40:50 AM PDT

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      •  Oh, it changed things a great deal... (3+ / 0-)
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        for women. If we weren't able to vote, we never would have come as far as we have in the last century.

        You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time ~ Pres. Lincoln's warning for Romney

        by AuroraDawn on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 10:18:47 AM PDT

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    •  If women made up half the Ohio lege (2+ / 0-)
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      I'm willing to bet it wouldn't have held 43 hearings on abortion bills and 0 on fixing school funding which was declared unconstitutional by our state supreme court some 15 years ago.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07. http://www.ewaynepowell.com/

      by anastasia p on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 07:21:41 PM PDT

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      •  Not to mention those... (2+ / 0-)
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        disgraceful birth control hearings in Congress, headed by "alleged" car thief Darrel Issa, where not one woman was called as a witness.

        A Capitol Hill hearing that was supposed to be about religious freedom and a mandate that health insurers cover contraception in the United States began as an argument about whether Democrats could add a woman to the all-male panel.

        “Where are the women?” the minority Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., asked early in the hearing. She criticized the Republican committee chairman, Rep. Darrel Issa, for wanting to “roll back the fundamental rights of women to a time when the government thought what happens in the bedroom is their business. We will not be forced back to that primitive era,” she said...

        Among the witnesses invited by Issa to attend the hearing was a representative of the Catholic bishops...Joining them are many other men of other religions. Not invited, complained Democrats, were representatives from the Catholic Health Association, which is run by a woman and actually runs the Catholic hospitals, nor Catholic Charities, both of which said Friday they supported the president’s plan.

        Ranking committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., wanted to invite third-year Georgetown Law Center student Sandra Fluke to testify, telling Issa it was important to have at least one woman at the witness table because the issue involved health repercussions for women. Read Fluke’s full testimony here.

        Issa’s staff sent a letter to the Democrats, saying, “As the hearing is not about reproductive rights but instead about the administration’s actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes  that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.”

        "I think my biggest concern obviously would just be for his mental well-being," ~ Ann Romney discussing Mitt.

        by AuroraDawn on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 08:00:40 PM PDT

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      •  It also would provide Medicaid coverage (0+ / 0-)

        to uninsured cancer patients, instead of fighting against the idea.

        It would also come up with a better system for funding public schools and promote more transparency in government.

        Well, we can dream.

        "Mitt Romney is Dick Cheney with more charisma"

        by Betty Pinson on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 05:38:12 AM PDT

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