Pundits say the Republican party needs a period of deep inner reflection, but anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser will hear none of it. In quotes that are utterly preposterous at this point, Dannenfelser ignored election results and the reality that of SBA List’s six candidates for senate, five went down in defeat.
Why did Romney lose with an unyielding backlash among women voters to the Republican War on Women? Dannenfelser says that Romney made a “strategic error” in not taking a stronger stand against abortion. Seriously, this woman is living on a tuffet on a teapot somewhere in Oz.
“Voters overwhelmingly disagree with the extreme positions on abortion taken by President Obama and the Democrats. Mitt Romney, the Republican Party, and their Super PAC allies never highlighted this vulnerability, despite the fact that our polling of likely swing voters revealed it to be a persuasive line of argument. What was presented as discipline by the Romney campaign by staying on one message — the economy — was a strategic error that resulted in a winning margin of pro-life votes being left on the table.”
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‘War on women’ victory, or just a skirmish won? Philadelphia Inquirer
According to exit polls conducted for the AP and TV networks, 59 percent of voters said abortion should be legal either in all or most cases, while 36 percent said it should be illegal all or most of the time.
Column: Republicans’ culture war Lost USA Today
“If Republicans are smart, they will realize that the culture war just isn’t working out for them any longer. ” Alas, there is no evidence that Republicans will be smart and lighten up on women and gays.
“After decades of rewarding Republicans with votes for their scare-mongering over abortion and homosexuality, voters finally turned to social conservatives and said, “Enough.”’ writes USA Today. From my pov, the culture wars are God’s war in America.
To say the culture wars are over is arguing that America’s Catholic bishops are ready to give up the control of women’s bodies in America. Trust me — it isn’t so. On our side of the equation, American women are highly motivated coming out of Tuesday’s election, gearing up to extend this fight for women’s freedoms in America.
2013 may not be an election year. Yet, all hell could break lose in this battle for women’s bodies.
I consider myself to be an emerging leader in this revitalized women’s movement. All I can say is: Game On, Gentlemen! ~ Anne