March 24, 2006

MOMMY DEAREST:

Women Wage Key Campaigns for Democrats (ROBIN TONER, 3/24/06, NY Times)

If the Democrats have their way, the 2006 Congressional elections will be the revenge of the mommy party.

Democratic women are running major campaigns in nearly half of the two dozen most competitive House races where their party hopes to pick up enough Republican seats to regain control of the House. Democratic strategists are betting that the voters' unrest and hunger for change — reflected consistently in public opinion polls — create the perfect conditions for their party's female candidates this year.

"In an environment where people are disgusted with politics in general, who represents clean and change?" asks Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Women."


Actually what they represent is the promise that nothing will ever change, that life can be made perfectly stable and secure so long as we're willing to forsake the risky scheme of liberty,/a>. Democrats could have considerable -- though temporary -- success running on the domestic security triumvirate of nativism, isolationism, and protectionism. The problem is that an openly feminized Democratic Party eventually drives away the fellow travelers on the Right who can support them on those three issues but will be alienated by other security concrns like national health, social permissiveness, and the like. In the long term a party premised on the personal security concerns of single women and the poor can't compete with a party of men and married women.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2006 8:32 AM
Comments

Based on voting patterns, Democrats aren't the mommy party. Moms vote Repub.

But the Dems do believe in a warped sense of Mom, one that is represented by nurse Ratched. Perhaps she also inspired their health care ideas.

Posted by: Luciferous at March 24, 2006 10:26 AM

Based on voting patterns, Democrats aren't the mommy party. Moms alson with their Dads vote Repub.

But the Dems do believe in a warped sense of Mom, one that is represented by nurse Ratched. Perhaps she also inspired their health care ideas.

Posted by: Luciferous at March 24, 2006 10:27 AM

OJ,

From reading this it occurs to me that we need a 3rd political party so that it can adopt either the turtle or the ostrich as its mascot.

Posted by: Dreadnought at March 24, 2006 12:17 PM

Dread., We have one that already qualifies for the Ostrich logo, but they're too much a bunch of jackasses to realize it.

Posted by: Genecis at March 24, 2006 2:51 PM
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