Friday, April 28, 2006

2006: I Can Hear Heels Clicking on Marble!

This year, I count fifty-nine Democratic women who have qualified for the Georgia House, Georgia Senate or for constitutional office. I count only twenty-one Republican women who have done the same. That speaks volumes.

Why is it that there are dramatically fewer Republican women who seek state level office in Georgia? I have a theory.

The Republican party's agenda is hostile to women. We could talk about issues like drive-by mastectomies, failure to support insurance mandates for preventative care, failure to address the growing number of women with children who live in poverty, and the failure to support mental health programs that help stem domestic violence, but all you really have to do is look at the difference in the numbers of Republican and Democratic women who offer themselves for elected office in Georgia.

Despite having the majority of the seats in both the Georgia House and Senate, Georgia Republicans have obviously failed to support women leaders in their own party, and as such, remain a party that is, at the leadership level, overwhelmingly dominated by rich white men who are often out of touch with the agenda of average Georgians.

Yet another reason why we will see Democratic gains in November. As Viola Napier said, "there's just no way around it, the Assembly needs cleaning." From the Governor's office on down, these are just the women to do the job!

3 comments:

cmob said...

There are no surprises on this blog site when it comes to attitude toward the male gender and Republicans, after all it is entitled Georgia Women Vote. The title alone speaks volumes.

I read this blog periodically to hear the other side of issues, most of the time it reinforces my beliefs.

“Georgia Republicans have obviously failed to support women leaders in their own party, and as such, remain a party that is, at the leadership level, overwhelmingly dominated by rich white men who are often out of touch with the agenda of average Georgians.”

These types of off the wall statements get my blood pressure up for a few seconds and then I realize the trivial rendering posted and smile.

Why is it the elected offices are overwhelmingly Republican in our state?

Is it because the white rich man bought the majority of voters off? Is it because there are millions more rich white men in Georgia than any other group of voters?

Gee to be a rich white man Georgia has its privileges. O to be a rich white man.

Amy Morton said...

Take a breath, cmob. So, why do you think that more than twice as many democratic women than republican women are running in Georgia?

cmob said...

They are Rich?