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  •  Abbott's absence (1+ / 0-)
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    From all I can see, Abbott has been running in a campaign represented by his staff more than himself.  Rumor around Austin is that he's not as healthy as he would have us believe.  It's quite possible that the tree accident that put him in a wheelchair is taking it's toll.  

    And as to Murray and his comments?  This is not at all unusual for Texas businessmen and politicians.  Honestly, I believe that they think women vote the way their husbands TELL them to vote.  Most of their own wives do.  It's kind of tough to grasp a concept if you have never personally experienced anything different.  We all saw how fast even Anita Perry's thoughts on women's choice were overruled.  

    Oprah is the only one who has been brave enough to explain the "cure".  We have to change through the attrition of those in power, and unfortunately they are raising their sons to be just like dad.  :/  Gonna take a while unless we can get Latino voters out to make a difference and a lot of Latinos have a "old world" ideas of gender roles as well.  

    Not 2016, but maybe 2020.

    •  They're a dying breed. I work with (0+ / 0-)

      a couple dozen of latinas and they definitely don't have an "old world" view of gender roles in the workplace. One is a chef, and if the men under her have old world views they're not piping up about it.

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      It will never happen for the first time until it does.

      by catilinus on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 07:41:06 PM PDT

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