The Year Of The Republican Woman: 7 Key Races
For too long, conservatives have allowed the misogynistic party of Bill Clinton to portray itself as “the party of women.” But when even the National Organization of Women approves of sexual harassment as long as it’s done by Democrats and refers to Republican women like Meg Whitman as whores, the time is ripe for a right-wing feminist revolution.
…….Which brings us to Sarah Palin. Despite the fact that the Left has hurled every sexist insult at her that you can imagine, nobody on the Left or Right has ever been more effective at pushing women candidates than she has. Add in the rise of groups like Smart Girl Politics and the increasing prominence of conservative heroines like Michele Bachmann, Ann Coulter, Mona Charen, Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, Hannah Giles, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Tabitha Hale, Liz Cheney, Lori Ziganto, S.E. Cupp, Pamela Geller, Tammy Bruce, Debra Burlingame, Dana Perino, Melissa Clouthier, Kathryn Jean-Lopez, Star Parker, Laura Ingraham, and Mary Katharine Ham and you’ve got all the ingredients needed to create an alternative version of feminism that could permanently change American politics for the better.
Still, know what those ladies could really use? Some more help — especially in Congress. So, if you could make it possible for conservative women to redefine feminism and drive some liberals into the private sector while you’re doing it, wouldn’t that be a good thing? If, by chipping in a few bucks or even better at this point, making a few phone calls, you could make a difference in these races, wouldn’t it be worth it? Want to know the races where you can make the biggest difference? Well, here you go:
Anna Little: If you think this political environment is just about as good as it’s ever going to get for the GOP and you want to be really aggressive in going after the Democrats, you couldn’t do much better than supporting Anna Little. She’s a genuine conservative up against Frank Pallone in New Jersey’s 6th district. Under normal circumstances, a candidate like Little wouldn’t stand a chance in a +8 Democratic district. But this year? This race is looking like a toss-up with a lot of undecided voters who could still break either way before election day. If you’d like to get behind a viable candidate in a blue district who supports the Fair Tax and actually quotes James Madison on her issues page, then Anna Little is the candidate for you.
Sharron Angle: She’s running against Harry Reid. Enough said.
Carly Fiorina: Not every conservative loves Carly Fiorina and that’s understandable. But, she is running against Barbara “Call me Senator” Boxer. Olympia Snowe would be a step up from Boxer and Fiorina is well to the right of either of the Maine sisters, Collins & Snowe.
Additionally, after having taken a hard look at the races in the Senate yesterday, it’s worth noting that it’s unlikely that we’ll take the Senate back this year if Fiorina doesn’t win. If you had to boil it all the way down to one key race that the Senate will probably hinge on, it would be the Fiorina vs. Boxer race.
Renee Ellmers: Bob Etheridge is a liberal who has been sitting in a Republican leaning district for the last 14 years. In that time, he has risen all the way up the ranks to become the Democratic At-Large Whip. Now, the GOP has a chance to replace him with a fiscal conservative who wants to repeal Obamacare, supports the Arizona immigration law, and opposes the Ground Zero Mosque. Give Ellmers the support she needs down the home stretch and she can send Bob Etheridge into retirement.
Jackie Walorski: If you talk to an Indiana conservative who’s plugged in, there’s one name that you hear over and over again: Jackie Walorski. She’s in a toss-up race against Joe Donnelly in a +2 Republican district. Donnelly is one of these blue dog Democrats who has talked about voting against Pelosi if she runs for speaker again. Of course, Donnelly voted with Pelosi “88 percent of the time and supported the Wall Street bailout, stimulus package and the Obama health care plan;” so how can anyone buy into the idea that he’s an independent operator? How would you like to replace that guy with a Republican woman like Walorski who wants to repeal Obamacare, opposes amnesty, and believes in fiscal responsibility and tax cuts? Give her the support she needs and it can happen!
Vicky Hartzler: Missouri’s 4th district has a +11 Republican Cook Partisan Voting Index rating. Yet, who has been holding the seat since 1976? Democrat Ike Skelton. His lowest percentage of the vote since 1980? 62%.
Well, this time around, Ike Skelton, who voted with Nancy Pelosi 95% of the time, is in a competitive race with a socially and fiscally conservative woman, Vicky Hartzler. The race? It’s a toss-up and a few phone calls or ads at the end of the race could spell the difference between getting a conservative woman in that seat and having Ike Skelton occupy that seat until he keels over from old age.
Ruth McClung: Raul Grijalva is so toweringly arrogant and rabidly pro-illegal immigration that he called for a boycott of his own state over the Arizona immigration law. If that isn’t enough to get your blood boiling, then remember that this is the same Raul Grijava who called for the United Nations to monitor and certify elections in the United States. Of course, in his +10 Democratic district, Grijalva probably thought he was untouchable. Well, guess what? Twenty eight year old rocket scientist (Yes, really) Ruth McClung is in position to give him the political touch of death. The race is currently considered to be a toss-up and with a little more help, McClung and the voters in Arizona could “boycott” Raul Grijava right out of office in a week.
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