REPUBLICAN PARTY THE PARTY FOR WOMEN - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
In the approach to the 2012 election women have a secondary roll with Democrats and are taking the lead in the GOP. The one exception is Debbie Shultz who is the Chair of the DNC but even Barack Obama is not touting her ability as a women but in a recent comment made about her he talked ONLY about her, "dazzling smile." Had a Republican made this same statement he would have been labeled as sexist and calls for removal from office would have come within five minutes after the comment.
Let's take a look at the place women hold in the GOP. Well before the buildup to 2012 the GOP not Democrats ran a woman on the top of the ticket as John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his running mate. She was immediately sought for destruction by the supposed champions of women, the liberal press and Democrats, because she did not fit their definition of how a women should be in politics.
After all she didn't favor killing babies and actually enjoyed being a mother rather than throwing aside motherhood for her career. It seems that conservative women have the ability to be both a mother AND have a career but according to Democrats a women who does so is ditsy, stupid and incapable of being a liberated women so is deserving of any attack that is thrown at her.
They have been throwing arrows and shooting media bullets at Sarah Palin for three years and this extremely strong, well informed, passionate and incredible women has withstood every attack and come out on top with more respect as a result. She draws the largest crowds of any politician today everywhere she goes because her down to Earth message and strength gives her an appeal to the masses.
Name ONE liberal/Democrat woman who can do the same. Without even discussing this the answer is ZERO! Palin is possibly the most influential person in politics today and absolutely the most influential woman in America. Even the supposed greatest women on the planet, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey can't draw the crowds or influence especially voters as Sarah Palin. Only when Oprah offers give aways can she even come close to drawing the numbers Palin does.
Whether she runs for President or not Sarah Palin will have possibly the greatest influence on the outcome of the 2012 election. Republicans at least for the moment until Palin says either yea or nay to a 2012 run, have the ONLY women actually running for President and that is of course Michelle Bachman. Although not as well known as Palin her excellent showing in the recent debate has skyrocketed her into the public eye as America witnessed a brilliant, well informed, straight forward woman who like Plain has a career and is a loving and passionate mother of five AND 27 Foster children.
Michelle Bachman is also demonized by the left because she too does not fit their definition of what a woman should be. But to the average American both Bachman and Palin DO fit the definition of women as their popularity grows daily. America as a whole likes all they have heard and witnessed of Michelle Bachman and the more they see the more they like. Recent polls have her coming from virtual obscurity to being second in the GOP field. Her intelligent grasp of the issues also is playing well with voters.
On the State level three women were elected as Governor's with only one Democrat elected in 2010. Nikki Haley in South Carolina, Susanna Martinez in New Mexico and Mary Fallin to Oklahoma all three being the first woman Governor in their State. Two, Haley and Martinez also belong to minorities, another demographic Democrats claim to champion but are increasingly turning to the GOP as minorities are finding themselves disillusioned with the Democrat Party.
Never does one hear of Republicans insulting or calling women regardless of whether they agree politically or not, whores, or other such names. Yet in the liberal press and among elected officials Republican and conservative women are constantly called every name in the book and with few exception allowed to get away with it. Republicans and conservatives even when they don't agree with a woman's politics still treat and talk of women with respect and do not play the name calling game.
The bottom line is this. Woman have a home and a voice in the Republican Party. They are treated with the respect they deserve and allowed to express what they believe and what they feel without fear of being attacked for those beliefs within the party or the conservative Americans who will listen to what they say in deciding who to support in 2012. From the Presidential level on down to the State, County and City elections, woman will play an important and necessary roll in GOP politics in 2012 and beyond. All given respect and treated as a lady should be as opposed to the left who seek to destroy any woman who dares to disagree with them.