Women in the Election

October 19, 2012

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Shortly after the last debate, I starting seeing “Binders full of women” meme’s popping up all over my Facebook news feed. I didn’t understand where that phrase was coming from, and I had even watched the debate. And then, on the news, I saw the phrase that Mitt spoke. Again, I thought ‘So what’? He had a binder full of women who had worked for him.

After thinking about it, I realized, the liberals have got to have something to point and laugh at….distract everyone with. Because we all know Obama (and his supporters) don’t want to talk about his record. Who would? High unemployment, lower credit rating, soaring spending and the gigantic National debt. This is just another distraction from the left.

Honestly, I’d rather be in Mitt’s binder of women who work for/with him than in Obama’s binder of those on welfare list.

Women aren’t stupid, we get it. We make less than men (including in Obama’s administration). We’ve seen Obama’s idea/insult to women with his “Life of Julia” where a woman is dependent on the Government for everything and every stage in her life.

Thanks, Obama, but no thanks. I can take care of myself. I’m not distracted by the free birth control, the slamming the Conservatives claiming they’re the ones waging the “War on Woman” …I could go on and on.

To me it seems the only actual “War on Women” are those who are not yet born. What about those binders full of babies who were never given the chance to live?

Think about it. Don’t buy into their distractions. Let’s talk about the issues instead of birth control pills or binders.

Maybe It Just Takes A Woman

June 16, 2011

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Here’s the deal, boys, I know that politics is a boys club. My first political job was canvassing for the Iowa GOP in 2002. Since then I’ve been a Communications Director for a US Senate Campaign, served as Secretary and then Co-Chair for the Polk County GOP and volunteered on countless campaigns. So I get it, it’s a boys club. Which is probably why I got such a high tolerance for beer. If you can’t drink with the boys, you can’t play with the boys. At least on the campaign staffer level in Iowa.

But after Arnold’s little Schwarzenegger he has running around, John Edward’s “love” (ew) child with his former staffer (while his wife was battling cancer), Bill Clinton and the infamous blue dress and Weinergate, maybe we should look at who we have in office.

I warned you I was a feminist. So here we go. When you lost something as a kid, who did you ask? Mom. Because Mom always knew where it was.

When you had a problem, who did you ask? Mom. Because Mom always knew the right answer (and to do what was right).

When you thought you forgot Grandma’s birthday, who informed you she sent a card from you last week? Mom. Because Mom remembers.

I’m not saying women are infallible. Look at Eve (although I’m still partly convinced that Adam just threw Eve under the garden on that one). But women know better than to do things that get themselves into trouble. Women consider the risks, weigh all of the options (it’s how our brains work and why we talk so much) BEFORE they act. And talk (for the most part). And women rarely send naked blackberry pictures of themselves (not just because they don’t like the way they look, but because they know it will get out).

Women are only thinking with one head. Men have two. And they usually allow their lower one to make the decisions. You see what I’m getting at here. Don’t believe me? Why are there more strip clubs than Chippendale’s locations? And need I mention Hooters? I mean, there isn’t a place for women to eat where beefcakes serve them in fireman suspenders and…I think I just had a brilliant idea. Anyway, if Weinergate has shown us anything it shows us that maybe, just maybe, we should have more women in office.

Who do you ask when you want something to get done? The wife, the mom. The woman. Mothers remember all of the times, dates and weights of each of their children. Fathers are generally aware of little people living in the house (this is one of my husband’s favorite quotes).

I know a lot of Libs are upset at Sarah Palin and her bus tour, but why can’t a woman take her family on vacation, really? It’s because she’s not playing by the media’s “rules”. And they don’t like it.

Now, I’m not saying that all women in politics are great. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz annoys the heck out of me. I wasn’t a fan of Hillary either (although now I realize she’s better than Obama).

We in the Women’s club have our share of less than classy ladies. Tonya Harding for one. But she’s not in Congress. When you’re an elected official, you’re expected to act in a manner that is appropriate. Taking half naked pictures of yourself in the Congressional locker room isn’t one of them. Especially if you’re married and your wife is pregnant. Do I think Weiner should resign? Yes. People have resigned from Congress for lesser offenses.

What I’m saying is maybe we should have more women in office. Things would get done faster. Things would get done better. Things would get done without someone sending a picture of their “weiner” distracting the leaders from the REAL work that needs to be done (I mean really, if it is a woman, she shouldn’t have a weiner). Gas prices are still high. We’re still in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. People are still jobless. The economy is terrible. And we’re talking about a weiner?

If more women were in Congress, they would have said, “Ew. Resign, dude.” and it would have been over. Why boys, from an early age are obsessed with their junk is beyond me, but it seems like it is something they never grow out of. Remember, I have three little boys. And more times than I can count during the day, I have to say, “Stop playing with that”.

So yes. My suggestion is to get more women in office. And stop worrying about “the junk”.