Why conservative women just might save the country

Wizbang’s Lorie Byrd has a column up at Townhall today in which she writes about all the conservative women who are running for political office this year because they are concerned about the direction President Obama and the Democrats are taking our country. Lorie says they just might be the ones to save the country. I agree with her. Here’s a portion:

Sarah Palin has been an inspiration. Many women watching Palin in the 2008 presidential race saw themselves. They might not be former beauty queens or Alaskan hunters. They have not served as governor of a state. But they saw a woman who came to hold office not by being born into privilege or being a Rhodes scholar, but by working her way up from the local level. They saw a woman who became involved in her community — starting on a small city council, then as a small town mayor, then as governor.

They saw in Palin, unlike some other female politicians, a woman who did not see her femininity as a weakness, but instead embraced it. They saw someone who wasn’t a Harvard law school graduate or a policy wonk. They saw a politician who looked at the world from the perspective of a wife and a mother.

They saw the mother of a son serving in the armed forces, a pregnant teenage daughter and a young son with Down syndrome.

Palin’s example showed them that life experience and common sense were qualifications to represent their fellow citizens every bit as much as a blue blood pedigree or an Ivy League degree. After all, the people with the law degrees and decades of experience in public office haven’t done such a great job of running things lately.

Lorie’s article is today’s must read of the day for me.

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  • vikingTX

    “life experience and common sense were qualifications to represent their fellow citizens every bit as much as a blue blood pedigree or an Ivy League degree.”

    If only we could get the GOP/RNC-smarter-than-thou elites to accept and embrace this fact.

  • WildWillie

    My wife and I had this discussion. The conservative women are saying the right things and not letting themselves be intimidated. I am mightily impressed. ww

  • 914

    You cant keep the women in the GOP kitchen anymore Karl. They are smarter then you any day of the week.

  • erbine

    I’d be interested to hear from O’Donnell backers exactly what education and experience she has that qualifies her to be in the Senate?

  • Sheik Yur Bouty

    God bless conservative women!!

  • Hank

    Re: “I’d be interested to hear from O’Donnell backers exactly what education and experience she has that qualifies her to be in the Senate?”

    Al Franken?

  • 914

    “I’d be interested to hear from O’Donnell backers exactly what education and experience she has that qualifies her to be in the Senate?”

    Whatever it is its more than an organizer from Illinois had.

  • Wordygirl

    “I’d be interested to hear from O’Donnell backers exactly what education and experience she has that qualifies her to be in the Senate?”

    This is a perfect example of someone who is just not getting the point.

  • galoob

    By dragging people like O’Donnell out of the looney bin, Palin’s destroying the Republican Party. Castle would have won that seat, O’Donnell will lose it.

    Her negative ratings are higher than Obama’s, Hillary’s and just about any Democrat except Pelosi.

    She’s got a 21% favorable rating.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20016580-503544.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

  • 914

    Galoop-

    “She’s got a 21% favorable rating.”

    She kicked castle and that means landslide over coon.

  • Jeff L

    Galoop-

    “She’s got a 21% favorable rating.”

    She kicked castle and that means landslide over coon.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Not in your best wet dream. O’Donnell is the best thing that could have happened to Coons.

  • galoob

    She kicked castle and that means landslide over coon.

    Landslide? Maybe, if Coons gets caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy or smoking crack on video between now and November.

    Rasmussen has Coons up by 11%, a huge deficit for O’Donnell to make up if she can’t go on TV and answer questions.

    Rasmussen:

    The Delaware race is now viewed as Solid Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

    This marks a remarkable turnaround in a race that at the beginning of the month was rated Solid Republican and was on track to be a GOP pickup. At that time, Congressman Mike Castle led Coons as he had been leading all year. O’Donnell trailed Coons at that time 47% to 36%.

    That’s what nutso Palin and her sidekick O’Donnell have wrought – the loss of a Republican pickup.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/delaware/election_2010_delaware_senate

  • Don L

    i just love conservative women, starting with Mary, Mother Theresa, St. Joan of Ark, etc.
    nothing new here – just real femininity being ressurected from the ash heap of liberal desecration of half of humanity. Society cannot survive without conservative women.

  • WildWillie

    As far as O’Donnell’s campaign, of course the lefty loons miss the point, it is a matter of ideology. Most conservative are lemmings like you lefties marching after the party aparatus.

    Wait until the millions O’Donnell has aquired makes its way to the air ways then take the poll. Win or lose, she is a conservative. God bless her. ww

  • Drago

    galoob: “That’s what nutso Palin and her sidekick O’Donnell have wrought – the loss of a Republican pickup.”

    Yep, and Scott Brown was only 15 points behind the dem in Massachusetts 8 weeks out from the election….

    …and Chris Christie could not possibly win in super-blue New Jersey…

    …and now obambi is at 46 approve / 48 disapprove in Delaware, a state that voted 62% for him just 19 months ago….

    galoob: “Rasmussen has Coons up by 11%, a huge deficit for O’Donnell to make up if she can’t go on TV and answer questions.”

    11% is not a “huge” deficit. 11% is a significant deficit. Significant. If you want to see “huge”, take a look at the other dem candidates for senate in Ohio and Arkansas, etc.

    When you’re down by 35%+, that’s what I’d call “huge”!!

    By the way galoob, do you want to know what number is “huge”? 9.6% unemployment!! $8 Trillion added to the debt in just 19 months!!

    Hey galoob, WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

    Seriously, WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

  • erbine

    So her qualifications so far consist of:

    Al Franken,

    She’s Better’n Barack Obama,

    and

    You Missed the Point.

    Weak wizbangers, very weak.

  • http://http:/wizbangblog.com Jay Tea

    erbine, I’m going to give a spoiler to a future posting of mine.

    O’Donnell doesn’t have to be perfect. She just has to be better than Castle.

    And as far as I can tell, she’s got that locked up.

    J.

  • erbine

    JT, you mean Coons. And I never said she had to be perfect. Just wondering about her resume. I’ll be interested to see what you have to say.

  • Jeff L

    Perfect…….she is about as far from perfect as they get. Hilarious.
    Jay if you need any research material I suggest you go here. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/citing-mental-anguish-christine-odonnell-sought-69-million-gender-discrimination-lawsuit-again

  • galoob

    Yep, and Scott Brown was only 15 points behind the dem in Massachusetts 8 weeks out from the election….

    …and Chris Christie could not possibly win in super-blue New Jersey…

    Comparing Brown and Christie to O’Donnell is like comparing Howard Baker to Curly Howard.

    Brown and Christie were and are serious people with intellectual weight and records of accomplishment.

    Brown and Christie were able to present themselves to the voters through the usual talkshows, interviews, debates, etc. O’Donnell will have to dodge all of those because the answers to the questions about her lack of employment, source of income, and lawsuit would be highly embarrassing if not devastating.

    She’s such a joke that she might drag down other Republicans in Delaware.

  • Steve Crickmore

    Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”
    – Isaac Asimov

    There is even more duplicity in O’Donell than Lorie and Kim give her credit for she. She not only has doesn’t have a Ivy League degree which would destroy her street creed to the GOP and view of the universe that knowledge is dangerous; what is more impressive, she has falsely claimed and advertised in a court of law that she was studying towards a master’s degree at Princeton…when she didn’t even have a B.A.

    “Moreover, Miss O’Donnell has lost the increased earning power that a Master’s degree from Princeton would have created. In the future with proper finances, Miss O’Donnell should probably be able to return and complete that program, however that increased earning power has been disrupted and delayed for at least three years, given college application cycles, and the damage to her reputation, creating a loss of increased earning power estimated at up to $50,000 per year, for three lost years at $150,000.”

    It is fortunate to her that she is just an larcenous impostor. She would no longer be so endearing to wingnuts, if she had actually enrolled and studied at an Ivy League MA program, rather than just brazenly lie about it, to impress the credulous.

  • Tina S

    Are you aware that every job O’Donnell has had in her professional career has been for organizations that push social causes? Many people on this site have been highly critical of Obama and other candidates for that reason. Why does O’Donnell get a pass?

  • 914

    You know the liberals are scared of her when the politics of personal destruction is thier MO.

    Sorry suckers, you dont get to pick our candidates. Your track record of picking losers as in the “WON” show you to be devoid of sound judgement.

    Now refill the kool aid pitcher and drink up.

  • Sky Captain

    Just love how the trolls are trying to bash O’Donnell, conveniently forgetting this is the Delaware Senate seat once occupied by Joe “The Plagiarist” Biden.

    Joe got a pass for a whole lot.
    Coons will get a pass for just as much, maybe more.
    Why not the same courtesy for a Republican?
    (I already know the answer, BTW.)

  • mag

    A little off subject but…every liberal lady I know is: very angry and bitter, have let their looks (if they had any) go, jealous of women who decided to have a home and family while condemning them, hate men but would give 5 years off their life for one…I mean maybe I am wrong, but the ones that I know fit this to a T…especially the part of hating and wanting a man at the same time. And have had some of the most bizzare horrible relationships with men. So..this is another thing not quite right with liberalism.

  • olsoljer

    Let’s see here now:

    Maxine Waters- Shiela Jackson Lee – Barbara Boxer – Nancy Pelosi – Dianne Feinstein – Hillary Rotten Clinton – Janet Napolitano – (gotta quit, feeling nauseous here)

    And you think O’Donnel is a long shot?

  • Jeff L

    And you think O’Donnel is a long shot?

    No I think she has NO shot. None, nada, zip, zero.

    A fox news….you know that ultra liberal news outfit, has a new poll out showing O’Donnell losing to Coons 54% to 39%. Wait it gets much worse.
    Regardless of how you plan to vote, do you think Christine O’Donnell is qualified to be a U.S. Senator?

    33% Yes

    60% No
    Which of the following best describes how the Tea Party movement will affect your vote for SENATE this year?

    26% Your vote will be to express support for the Tea Party movement

    41% Your vote will be to express opposition to the Tea Party movement

    30% Tea Party movement will not be a factor in your vote

    3% Not sure
    Wait for it….it gets worse yet.
    Mike Castle….remember him? He is 15 points ahead of Coons, 48 to 33 percent.
    But there is good news. O’Donnell is only 11 points behind according to Rasmussen.

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