Oh to live in the United States where The Conservative Woman actually exists. Women did very well in the elections and they were not running for the Democrats. You will not read about these candidates in The Guardian, or hear about them on Woman’s Hour, so we shall enlighten you here.
Given the amount of griping that goes on about a lack of women in politics, one would expect the election to get a mention by Jenni & Co on Woman’s Hour. Predictably, they have not touched it – but they did manage to discuss osteoporosis this week.
First a few comments on who lost. The abortion maniac Wendy Davis lost big in Texas. This was despite Big Abortion pouring millions into her election campaign, and the liberal media giving her such favourable coverage for over a year, it became embarrassing.
Wendy chose defending late-term abortions (late-term, the ones that involve very hideous procedures that I will not go into here) as her main platform. She blocked (by filibuster) a bill in Texas to ban the procedure. This and her choice of footwear (pink sneakers) prompted the type of media fawning in the US and here that we have come to expect from the dimwitted liberals. They may not have told you, however, that the bill eventually passed, and became law.
Anyway ‘Wendy I am abortion manic Davis’ thought supporting the dismemberment of late-term babies was the one-way ticket to Governor of Texas. Turns out this was not so popular with the people – including the women of Texas.
Wendy went down in flames, which included losing the votes of Texas women by a margin of nine percentage points. She lost among married women by 25 points. Davis lost by a full 20 points (59.3 to 38.9 percent, according to Politico) and just under 1 million votes. She lost easy Democratic areas. She lost two-thirds of voters over the age of 50. She lost self-styled “moderates.” She lost anyone with a high-school degree or more.
Another pro-choice fanatic Mark Udall lost in Colorado. He made the phoney War on Women theme so central to his platform that even the liberal media referred to him as “Mark Uterus”. However the good women of Colorado did not really welcome him obsessing about their lady parts – and nothing else. Not the economy, not foreign policy nor immigration seemed to feature on planet Udall. Just hysterical scaremongering about ‘reproductive rights’ that the fell on deaf ears.
The women who did win were Republican pro-lifers. Mia Love is the first black Republican woman elected to Congress and is pro-life. Iowa’s first female senator Joni Ernst is a pro-life Republican. The youngest woman ever elected to Congress is Elise Stefanik, also Republican and pro-life. Not that you will read about them in the mainstream UK media.
What is refreshing about the Republican women is that, although they may not make pro-life issues the centre-piece of their campaign, they do not hide it either. And it is good to know that at least in the States, a politician who takes an extreme pro-choice position will be told by the electorate that fanaticism is not an attractive quality. It seems that those who declare the death of social conservatism the world over may need to wait a little longer.