« There's An App For That [someone] | Main | Top Headline Comments 11-2-10 »
November 02, 2010

Prediction: Fewer CongressChicks for the first time in 30 years

(OK…I know I’m gonna’ pay for that, but in my defense they’re CongressSkirts we really didn’t want there in the first place, right?)

According to Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch:

WASHINGTON — The midterm elections on Tuesday feature high-profile female candidates such as Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Carly Fiorina in California, yet the election cycle is expected to result in the first decline in the number of women in Congress in 30 years, academics say.

“When you look at the numbers, Democrats are the most vulnerable and we’ll probably see between four and six fewer women in the House of Representatives,” said Jennifer Lawless, Associate Professor of Government at American University.”

And why might this be?

Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women in Politics, said she expects to see a decline in women in Congress because most incumbent female lawmakers are Democrats, who are more vulnerable this year.

Currently, more than 75% of women in Congress are Democrats. Walsh also pointed out that 54 incumbent female Democrats and 15 incumbent female Republicans are seeking re-election.

“Many women Democrats are first-term women in districts that you wouldn’t think of as districts that would elect Democrats, but many are Democrats that were swept up in the Obama election,” Walsh said. “We’re looking at this year as potentially the first decline in the total number of women in Congress in 30 years.”

So the Big O has set Women’s Rights back by 30 years? (Nah, but you know how it’d be played in the media if the party affiliation was reversed.)

Sammiches hardest hit…

Hey now! Just wait one damned minute!



digg this
posted by Genghis at 05:30 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters: "262. Ahh...you are not fan of XS Project. Nu ladn ..."

Chairman Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "[i]So somewhere along the line someone probably de ..."

X-ray: "I make fun of commie guns. But they are the bulk o ..."

Peter Stro...Strx...Strzy...Zimbalist, Jr.: "Please help me reach my new goal of $675,289.00. ..."

TheQuietMan: "The balalaika players provide mood music at the ca ..."

Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp : "The Left has raised millions for cop killer Mumia ..."

Chairman Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s]: "[i]I've had enough lawyer presidents to last a lif ..."

TheQuietMan: "Nah, bro. We give them xardbas, superior house mus ..."

Dack Thrombosis: "That little girl in front of him watches him for a ..."

Ace's liver: "[i]252 You know that saying dance like nobody's wa ..."

LeftCoast Dawg: "248 Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti is ..."

Jewells45: "https://preview.tinyurl.com/hf54s2g *snort. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64