DENVER- Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and there´s not a Republican in sight among the bunch. "There was just no way I could have supported any Republican this year," said Stevenson, 31. "They skew so much to the religious right. ... They focused so much on taxes. It´s not something that women in my demographic really care about. I´ve never heard my friends lament
As a woman I hate to say this, but most women are very shallow. Have you ever seen a woman carry on about a broken finger nail? Have you ever been to a gathering where you try to have an intelligent conversation about a topic of the day and find women disinterested? I know that I am stereotyping, but this has been my experience amongst so called educated women; Oy!
When will I be given the choice to vote for a candidate who is a social liberal and a fiscal conservative? It seems that if I want fiscal responsibility in government that I have to also accept the morality and pronouncements of the religious right.
#6 is absolutely correct and that Stevenson does not know this is sad evidence that many single women are "low information" voters. Note I did not say "all", just many. Democrats invented, honed and routinely employ identity politics, as does the MSM. If you are a single woman and think you are not identified, bundled and objectified as a quantified entity by the Democratic Party, you have a lot of intellectual catching up to do. It boils down to paying attention, not to what you may feel is interesting, but to what is important. You are going to have contraceptives if you need them, whether you buy them or the government does. You are not going to have anything - job, savings and contraceptives - unless the government gets deficit spending and the national debt under control, boring or not.
I would like to think that there is a way to promote fiscal sanity (we´re miles and miles from conservatism in this country!) and societal sanity (again we´re miles and miles away from any kind of conservatism) that isn´t off-putting to single women.
I am trying to understand what more the electorate could want. Maybe we argue "sustainability". We must have safety nets that are sustainable.
Or maybe they won´t be happy until they have all of my money.
Would an appeal to fairness reach them? Or do they then just say they want my money "for someone else"?
These independent women making a living for themselves are going to just love the higher tax rates coming. And they´ll love their young healthy insured rates that will go up 20% to cover the sick uninsured that will be covered by government decree!
The Millennial Generation simply refuses to grow up.
I would love to meet the woman who is quoted as saying she doesn´t want a family, isn´t ready to be responsible for children. I´d tell her that it is fine that she doesn´t start a family yet but it isn´t fine that she expects me to be her safety net. If you´re not ready to care for others, that´s okay but she´s old enough to be responsible for her own life.
Very good posts here, but I wish that the more libertarian minded like poster #2 would come to understand that fiscal conservatism and social conservatism are inextricably intertwined, politics notwithstanding. People who are clueless or undisciplined in their personal behaviors have created a society which is increasingly dependent on government, and reflects that dependency in its voting patterns.
A child born to a single woman is half an orphan. If anything happens to the mother, that child has no parents. This dramatically increases risk and insecurity for the child. That child is also denied the resources and support that a father´s extended family would have offered. Half the number of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Half the number of grandparents. No division of labor between two active, committed parents. No diversity in parenting approaches between mother and father. Who among us would choose that childhood for ourselves? Who in their right mind would choose that for their child?
It´s not about what the single mother wants. It´s about what´s best for the child, and who speaks for that child. Accidents happen, misfortune abounds, and our children are hostages to fate. As a society, we need to give them every advantage we can. Voluntary single motherhood is a bad idea that places children at greater risk. That´s the point where morality and practicality coincide.
...until 50% get married, have children and support a husband who is working his butt off to pay the bills...then they realize life and politics do not revolve around abortion and freebies...that is why the dems must go after the airhead-female-vote to replace the level headed group that they lose every year!!!
In every lunchroom in every office I ever worked in the men, regardless of education and position usually grabbed the national news section of the paper first, then the sports and then the local news. The women, regardless of education and position, almost always grabbed the lifestyle section first, then the local news and then maybe the national news.
Whether male or female, liberals tend towards emotion rather than logic. There is no proof, for instance, that more gun control would prevent tragedies like the one that happened this week or that higher taxes on "the rich" will generate more revenue or solve our economic problems. They respond to logic with name-calling.
Maybe economic issues like taxes are not important to single women because maybe they don´t pay a lot of income taxes. Most liberal young people become more "conservative" as they get older because they begin to see how much government gets from their hard work in the form of taxes. Single women don´t appear to me to be an opportunity for Republicans to win. Unless the Republicans become the Democrats then we are just one happy party and can get along together.
Those women sound like a bunch of lezzies. Denver and Boulder are full of them and they are insufferable. Wait until bammycare won´t really pay for their abortions and so forth, wait until they get their tax bill. There are times when I think - why cab´t a woman be more like a man?
It would have been nice had the author of this article also interviewed another 31 year old woman who thought the exact opposite of Miss Stevenson. We all know there are other women her age who care about taxes, religion and the long term viability of our nation.
#2: Social liberalism and fiscal conservatism are polar opposites. You can´t be fiscally conservative, truly, and socially liberal. Fiscal conservatism is about spending money wisely on only the necessities to run government.
Social liberalism wants to dump tax dollars on ´starving artists´ and people who refuse to work....among other things....that government should never be involved in funding in the first place.
You need to choose which is more important to you: fiscal conservatism or social liberalism.
If I may offer my advice: choose fiscal conservatism so you can keep more of what you earn. That way you can donate as much of your own money as you wish to those who need it. Or you can organize others to donate as much as they would like to your cause of choice.
I´ve worked most of my adult life, and #1 is correct- most of the women I work with are pretty stupid about politics and economics (and I work in a business office!)One told me that she thought Obama was doing a fine job, and got furious when I asked her if spending a trillion dollars on a "jobs bill" that didn´t create a single job was "fine."
Whether male or female, liberals tend towards emotion rather than logic...just a bunch of lezzies anyways... And so conservatives insist that if we just show them the errors of their ways and correctness of ours... and wonder why conservatives don´t win elections with the support of young women. Oh, and those Denver women´s votes don´t count as much as those western Colorado women´s votes. C´mon folks, time to revise the packaging, if not the contents.
"Single men are also significantly more likely to back Democrats than Republicans, but that is largely a function of their age, because they are largely younger. Unmarried women, however, are more evenly spread across all age groups and consistently lean Democratic"
So, apparently the married women are polygamous heads of household with multiple husbands? Or do men just die a lot younger to avoid having to hook up with these vapid women? Numbers, please.
It really amuses me that these single women are portrayed as "independent" strong women, when in fact they are the opposite. Instead of a husband, they are relying on the government and being dependent on it for their "safety net". The real difference is that in the case of a husband, she/they rely on their own money, while in the case of the government, they are relying on someone else´s money through taxes.
The Peter Pan syndrome doesn´t just apply to a lot of young men. Sara is a product of media brainwashing and the new ´culture.´ On the other hand the last campaign by Republicans was beyond belief. I can´t believe there isn´t some kind of organized response to the up is down DNC message, but I don´t think I´ll ever see an effective challenge from the RNC. The looming reality might teach Sara a tiny bit. We are all in for a lot of painful lessons if history is any kind of guide.
As a white male, I´ve never felt so deserted and betrayed by young white liberal women...can you imagine flocks of young black women voting for Romney? It smacks of reverse racism, which they willingly gulp down like kool-aid from the ass-press liars daily and the academia indoctrinators who lie to them on a daily basis. Stupid fools, look what you´ve done to my country! Grow up! Grow a brain! Think!
I am in the same boat as #2. To me Social Liberal means a person who believes in Live and Let Live. I don´t care if my neighbor smokes weed, or marries his gay lover, or wants to burn an American Flag, or supports a woman´s right to have an abortion. I care only that he let me live my life without demanding that I fork over 1/2 my income to the Feds. Why are so many in the GOP willing to live in a Socialist America, as long as behavior is tightly controlled by the government?
Amen, #22. The little squeaky voices are everywhere, but especially taking and leaving phone messages. Next to men who speak with a Hispanic or Southeast Asian,island or clipped British accent, young women on phones are getting to be my favorite dislike.
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