Pity the poor Republicans.
In 2010, finally freed from the shackles of their belief that women should keep their damn mouths shut and leave the serious governing stuff to the menfolk, Republicans applauded themselves for their bold realization that chicks can do stuff too. They even convinced themselves that 2010 was going to be the Year of the Woman, but for Republicans. With Sarah Palin stomping around the country, anointing lady candidates with her magical Mama Grizzly fairy dust, Republicans seemed poised to finally seize that reliable lady voting bloc from Democrats.
Sadly for Republicans, it didn't exactly work out as they'd hoped. Meg Whitman, Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell and Carly Fiorina were all laughed into obscurity, and even some of the successful lady candidates, like South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, did better with men than women--not exactly demonstrating an ability to arouse conservative women to rise up in a show of sisterly solidarity.
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