Politics

Republican Women Ignored by Media

Numerous GOP women won last Tuesday but with little to no fanfare in the press.

Nate Jackson · Nov. 13, 2018

Marsha Blackburn, Carol Miller, Kay Ivey, Kim Reynolds, Kristi Noem, Jeanette Nunez, Janice McGeachin. Most Americans could be forgiven for not ever having heard of these women, despite their elections to the U.S. Senate and House or to governorships or lieutenant governorships. Almost all of them are the first women in their respective states to win those positions. Kim is the first Korean-American woman to be elected to Congress from any state. So why are they so often ignored?

Because they’re Republican.

Instead, the media was busy slobbering over Beto O'Rourke in Texas. To be fair, there was plenty of media swooning over some women — New Mexico’s Debra Haaland and Kansas’s Sharice Davids, the first Native-American women elected to Congress, as well as Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American women elected to Congress. All four are Democrats. Then there are the 10 “LGBT” members of Congress. All Democrats. And let’s not forget Democrat Socialist heartthrob Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman elected to Congress.

As our Robin Smith explained yesterday, “Democrat women [are] convinced that all American voters born with a uterus should conform to vote as a gender bloc.” And as Mark Alexander has put it many times, Democrats bank on women being emotionally incontinent dupes. Any woman who doesn’t vote Democrat — let alone runs for office as a Republican — is a traitor to half the human race. And Democrats freely blame women for whatever defeats they suffered last Tuesday.

The aforementioned long list of Republican women, however, shows that women are capable of thinking for themselves, despite Democrats’ best efforts to stop them from doing so.

Meanwhile, the great white hope for feminists still hoping to break the highest of glass ceilings may give it another go. That’s right — Hillary Clinton is reportedly gearing up for White House bid number three. “Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0,” wrote her longtime adviser Mark Penn. “More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle — back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994.”

We don’t know whether to cringe or celebrate.

In her lucrative book, Michelle Obama bitterly lamented Clinton’s 2016 loss: “I will always wonder about what led so many, women in particular, to reject an exceptionally qualified female candidate and instead choose a misogynist as their president.”

Could it be that Trump’s policies better represented these women than Clinton’s “stand by her man” victim-blaming?

That may not continue, though. If Clinton does indeed run again, the strategy is simple: Demos will run 10 candidates so that, after the primary, they can combine all those disparate constituents into one “anger, fear, and hate” constituency, with women as a key piece of the coalition. The Wall Street Journal notes one ominous sign: “This Election Day produced the largest gender gap ever: Women made up 52% of the electorate nationwide and favored Democratic candidates over Republicans by an 18 point margin.”

(Updated.)

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