How long? Not Long.

Shock still permeates the GOP but not for most voters. The day after the election before Florida votes were counted I was attending a conference in Charleston, South Carolina,  like Georgia, it is also a red state. Most of the conference participants were from Southern red states but during this political climate, people talk politics even when they are on opposite sides.

The polite behavior code of not talking of politics or religion at social gatherings is often violated. One by one dozens of women, mostly white and mostly above the age of 40, found a way to tell me how happy they were with the President’s reelection. Mind you these were not group discussions or tabletop exchanges.

Buchanan, Rove, Ryan and Romney are confused and angry about the lashing that the GOP received.  Believing your own press and predictions, ignoring facts or better yet fabricating facts will shock you into reality. Reality is a force of nature untethered, unpredictable, unyielding and unbound.

It is clear to me women of all stripes think for themselves, vote their interests and can beat the political odds makers, note the increase in Democratic women in the House of Representatives and the US Senate.

I worry not about how long it will take the GOP to regroup but how long it will take for women of the South to shout their views and preferences from the roof tops and shake up the good ole boy networks that strangle progress in the birthplace of a social movement that inspired people around the world to embrace democracy and human rights.

How long? Not long.

Comments

  1. derek alphran says:

    I am so glad that women voters proved the polls wrong; So much for Romney leading Obama over the women vote.Things don’t happen by chance in politics. A record number of women in the Senate followed this historic election.
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    • You know what this current crowd of GOP liars want is to turn the United Sates into China, where only a few giant coororatipns run things, they own the factories, that apartments, the grocery stores, the gas stations, the newspaper and magazine publications, the radio stations, the television stations and you pay them and they get all the benefits, and if you do not like it go jump off cliff. Well some Chinese workers seeing that as individuals that they cannot progress have done just that by committing suicide. The current crowd of GOP liars want to abolish Medicare from the elderly, they want to abolish a woman’s right to choose and have control over her own body, they want to abolish collective bargaining rights, and on top of it all they want to blame the middle class and public sector workers for a recession that they created, while their beloved Fat cats continue to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, bonuses, fringe benefits. Yes this is the GOP Radical Right-Wing Social Engineering that they dream about. New York was the beginning but the next will be Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and later the other states of our nation. The GOP real failed so all the can do is double down and try to save some face, the retirees will finish them off if they keep it up.