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  •  According to Kate O'Beirne (4.00)
    Women are more likely to vote "Democrat" because they just aren't as smart when it comes to politics:
    From American Prospect Online:
    According to Kate O'Beirne, Washington editor of the National Review, women are more likely to vote Democrat because they just aren't as smart when it comes to politics. (As Dave Barry would say, we swear we are not making this up.) "It may not be in women's nature to care very much about politics," writes O'Beirne, a woman who somehow manages to write regularly on politics. She strongly implies in her article that women's views might become more sensible-from a conservative perspective, that is-if they just paid more attention to the news.

    Um, who does she think she is?

    •  That is just (none)
      unbelievable.  Truly.  It's so arrogant.
      •  That ranks second to this (none)
        James Taranto, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal.com, wrote this about feminists:

        Well, let's say you're a middle-aged feminist who unintentionally got pregnant in 1987--the year the Senate rejected Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court--and in a dignified, private manner, you exercised your individual liberties to determine the course of your life and have control over your life--which is to say, you aborted the kid.

        That means you don't have a daughter who is about to turn 18, old enough to vote this November for politicians who have a simple belief in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. The Roe effect strikes again! Perhaps this is one reason why Alito comes before a Senate with a 55-45 Republican majority, whereas Bork faced a 54-46 Democratic majority a generation ago. Or a termination ago, as the case may be.

        The "Roe effect" is the reason why there are more Republicans than Democrats in America: Democrats are more likely to have abortions than Republicans and thus there are fewer Democratic children. As if party affiliation were the same as height, hair and eye color, or predisposition to diseases.

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        by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 08:47:30 PM PST

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    •  Ya know what? (none)
      That isn't just "smarter woman are more likely to vote for Republicans."  This
      "It may not be in women's nature to care very much about politics"

      is such blatant fucking gender role bullshit that it makes me sick.

      Apparently we poor deluded women don't have it in out nature to be informed.  Thank god for our menfolk.  Disgusting.

    •  I suppose it would be best if they didn't worry (none)
      their pretty little heads about it.

      The Republican party: An alliance of madness and greed.

      by jem6x on Mon Jan 09, 2006 at 08:46:02 PM PST

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    •  hmm, that's funny ... (none)
      All the women I know who "don't care very much about politics" vote Republican. The ones I know, like me, who "pay more attention to the news" vote Democratic. It's much easier to "not pay attention" and be a Republican these days. What's that bumper sticker, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention"?

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