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Entries in women voters (30)

Saturday
Oct202012

Swing State Women Gallup Poll Proves Republicans Have American Women Running Scared

Abortion Rights Top Priority of Women Swing State Voters

There is a well established gender divide in American politics, with women tending to vote Democratic and men tending to vote Republican. Within that mix, married women tend to be real swing voters. In those 12 states considered crucial “swing” states in the 2012 election, a massive gender-based disparity in top issues of concern was established this week in a Gallup Poll.

These results are based on an Oct. 5-11 USA Today/Gallup poll among registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The survey was conducted prior to the second presidential debate held in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16 and at a time when Romney has been gaining in national polls.

American Women Are Running Scared

The reality of women embracing abortion rights as their top priority in these states, confirms that thinking women are running scared in America. Rush Limbaugh reduces these findings to a diatribe about American women wanting to have indiscriminate sex all day long, and then aborting as a form of birth control.

Reality is that American women understand that we have reason to be worried. The Republican War on Women has truly convinced us that we are not safe from transvaginal probes or personhood amendments that gives an hour old fertilized egg the same exact rights as a married woman with children and a loving husband, an advanced college and who serves as mayor or her town.

Republicans support the Blunt Amendment, putting not only the Catholic bishops in charge of women’s bodies in 1 in 6 American hospitals — that’s both patients and workers — but ANY employer who has a moral objection to women using birth control.

Mitt Romney DOES suffer from Romnesia, and there is no reason to believe that once elected the flip flopper won’t unleash the full forces of America’s social conservatives on American women. Gone in a Romney administration: abortion rights, contraception rights, federal protection for equal pay and countless other rights won by American women in the last 50 years.

Salt Lake City Tribune Endorses Obama, Writing Romney Will Say Anything To Get Elected

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Wednesday
Sep192012

President Obama Opens Wide Lead in New Pew Research Poll | Catholics Evenly Split Between Obama & Romney

Republican candidate Mitt Romney argued with great arrogance this week that President Obama’s supporters represent the 47% of Americans who pay no taxes. But a review of federal tax paperwork that doesn’t include Americans who filed no returns, shows without question that Republican states dominate the folk that Mitt Romney is talking about. Now maybe every Democrat in these states is on the dole, but that’s unlikely. What Republicans choose to ignore is that they represent some of the poorest folks in America. Read on at The Atlantic Where Are the 47% of Americans Who Pay No Income Taxes

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Obama Increases Poll Leads

A new poll out today by Pew Research Center has President Obama leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 8 points nationally, 50 to 43 in a group of 2.424 registered voters.

It’s worth noting that President Obama holds a bigger September lead than the last three candidates to win the presidency, including Obama in 2008. Dialing back to 1988, only Bill Clinton in both 1992 and 1996 entered the fall season with a bigger advantage.

PEW research also looked at President Obama’s onging support among different religious groups. As expected, Black Protestant registered voters have almost universal support for the president. Religiously unaffiliated voters have increased slightly their support of the president from about 60% in Oct 2011 to 63-35% now.

In spite of tremendous pressure from Catholic bishops not to support the president’s policies, both white Catholic voters and white mainline protestant voters have increased their support from about 37% a year ago to nearly 50% today. As expected, the president’s support among white evangelical protestant registered voters is the lowest of all groups, hovering at about 20%. (cont. column 2)

Related reading 

Are Catholic Bishops Moving Toward The GOP? Huffington Post

Obama Leads on Most Key Issues in Pew Research Poll

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The new Pew Survey was taken during last week’s Middle East violence outbreak, but before this week’s comments from Mitt Romney about America’s 47% of deadbeats who accept government aid of any kind, including social security.

According to the survey,where the president maintains a 15 point lead among registered voters,

Far more voters see Obama as a strong leader and as the candidate voters believe would use good judgment in a crisis. Voters also express more confidence in Obama than Romney to deal with foreign policy generally, as well as problems in the Middle East.

Obama enjoys a staggering 43 point advantage in the measure “connects well with ordinary Americans”. In a massive disparity in perceived strengths between the two candidates, Obama outpaces Romney by 13 points of greater on these issues:

Takes consistent positions on issues; Willing to take unpopular stand; Good judgment in a crisis; honest and truthful; a strong leader; dealing with health care; dealing with Medicare; and representing your views on abortion.

Obama Closes Gap With Men Voters, Big Women Lead

The latest Pew Research poll of registered voters also shows President Obama closing the gender gap with men voters, while his lead with women remains huge.

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Related reading

Thurston Howell Romney David Brooks for New York Times

Times for a Intervention Peggy Noonan for WSJ

How Do the 47% Vote? New York Times

Mark McKinnon on Why Time Is Running Out for Mitt Romney The Daily Beast

Pro-choice group unveils detailed plan to sway ‘Obama defectors’ back to Obama The Daily Caller

Saturday
Aug182012

Fashion's Hippie Love Trend Is Tied To Womanly Cultural Creative Values 

Left: Abby Brothers | Zoey Grossman | Novella Royale August 2012 | Vintage Collection III

Right: Kate King | Emma Tempest | Dansk #28 F/W 2012 | Garb of the Groupie

 

Fall 2012 fashion is having a Hippie Luxe moment. 70’s references abound and we fully expect to see Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix appear any moment.

Cultural Creatives Movement

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition AOC New Day

Cultural Creatives often describe themselves as ‘bridge people’ between the Traditionals and Moderns, ‘trying to make a ‘cultural synthesis’ that moves the world beyond its polarized opposites. This subset of global-thinking people first emerged in the sixties and is 65% women.

The core values of Cultural Creatives remain:

  • Ecological sustainability
  • Enjoying exposure to foreign ideas and culture
  • Concern about women and children worldwide
  • Priority of health care and education
  • Desire to rebuild neighborhoods and community
  • Improving neighborhoods and community
  • Emphasis on creating caring relationships and family life
  • Social conscience and demand for authenticity
  • Guarded social optimism
  • Emphasis on altruism, self-actualization and spirituality as a single complex of values.

In the 1995 study, Cultural Creatives were 23.6% of US adults. By 1999 they had increased to 26%. 

An addition to the new 2008 research is a new group called the Transitionals, representing 10% of Americans. 

The current US breakdown in Dr. Ray’s research is:

Moderns 39.7%

Cultural Creatives 34.9%

Traditionals 15.4%

Transitionals 10.1%

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal for a Better World in My Summer of Love (Aug 2007) AOC New Day

I attach transcendental meaning to every form of light show: white lights on bridges, lit windows in skyscrapers, fireflies in my garden.

In my twenties, my husband’s brother produced a marvelous breast sculpture a pulsating piece of female anatomy, featured in a Lincoln Center Salvador Dali moment. It offered endless hours of kaleidoscopic, lightshow effects, and transformed our ordinary Brooklyn apartment into a posh night club …

Much of the Whitney (Summer of Love) art was created under hallucinogenic influence of LSD, a fantasy-inducing drug that challenges our perception of reality with merging shapes, forms and colors that aren’t “real”.

Vivid, red geraniums aren’t actually visible on a dark, cloud-covered summer night, but one could probably pass a lie-detector test insisting that they were visible at 3am in full-crimson splendor, defying science in all their glory.

My Carversville flowers didn’t glow in the dark last night, and for one brief moment, I realized that forward-looking me wanted a supernatural, spiritual, acid-like experience with this heavily-promoted, healthy, heavenly light show. Read on