At this point in 2010, Democrats had a narrow congressional-preference lead with women (44%-43%), and the GOP had a significant advantage with white women (51%-36%). Now? Democrats hold a double-digit with all women (50%-38%), and white women are pretty much a jump ball (GOP 45%, Dems 44%).After 2012, the GOP's short-term "rebranding" effort included women, but that was then, this is now. And nothing says, "Oh well, the hell with the ladies" more than vociferously cheering the Hobby Lobby decision. I mean, I can't imagine a better GOTV weapon than this:
This is a long-term battle, and Hobby Lobby doesn't exactly get them any closer to victory. In fact, quite the opposite—it will help goose turnout of Democratic-leaning women (single and African American women and Latinas), a demographic that trails off in off-year elections.
And it gives added impetus to the 2016 elections. Anyone arguing that there's no difference between the parties is a fucking moron who can simply go to hell. The reality is much different, and it will be delicious watching President Hillary Clinton swing the court back in our direction during her eight-year term.
THEN, we win the war.