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Does the current Republican War on Women make more sense if you assume one of their goals is to drum up support for repealing the 19th Amendment?

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Surely they couldn't be that mad. Not the leadership at least, no matter how much maniacs might feel that the country hasn't been right ever since we stopped limiting the vote to White Men With Lots of Property.

Why would they deny a good Republican housewife the opportunity to vote as her husband directed her?

Of course that's their goal. And once voting rights are repealed due to gender, then it's in like flynn to deny them on the basis of skin color, parents' region of origin, etc. And then, and only then, will this country be all is used to be, can be and should be, which it always has been, WHITE MAN'S COUNTRY! I know this to be true because Owen Wister told me so.

Love, C.

"Jesus loves me best, this I know/Owen Wister told me so"

Ann Coulter has been tossing that idea around in public for a long while now.

She is herself a fine argument for it, too.

I don't want to know. I do not want to know.

Is that the only amendment they are planning on appealing?

19th, and 1st, 4th through 8th, 13th through 16th, possibly 17th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, and 26th. I think that's it - the others seem to be ones they are in favor of or neutral on (or are too arcane for me to decipher from a short description).

Not necessarily all at once, mind you. But those are the ones that have things they really don't like for one reason or another.

--Dave

I hadn't really considered it, but it does seem to make sence of all the wierdness if you consider it a dog whistle directed to the anti-feminist movement.

Whites are afraid of the future on several levels. They fear the future of their ethnic groups due to them becoming a minority by 2050 or sooner (based on informal census data it could be early as 2030). That "White Rule" is going away and therefore they're afraid of the future. There's a article about White Masculinity that deals with this issue and that Obama's entrance into the WHITE HOUSE has caused them to re-evaluate their courses of action. They're afraid of being wiped out of existence and that fear has lead to the rise of 755% of hate groups since he took office.

Additionally these groups are spurned on by religious zealotry and hate to keep them opposed to any reasonable course of discourse or valid actions of intelligence. They want to roll back the US Constitution to it's roots of the Bill of Rights and strip away everyone's rights who's not "White, Christian, or a property owner" as a way to return us to our old ways. Women's Sufferage is just a token issue, they want everyone's rights gone except theirs. They want the pre 1950s back, where they were the top of the food chain and no one challenged them or spoke back against them. Where their "crimes" were overlooked because of skin color and connections to political power.

It's a sad statement, but as a sociology major I've watched this stuff and read about it for years. My Religion and Politics class really deals with this issue and IL Nazism is our next topic to cover with our own state having a Nazi run for GOP office and most likely will get the nod too.

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Yes, conservative white men (also conservative white women) ARE afraid of the future -- and with a good reason. Time is not on their side. Here is what I think is a good summary of the situation GOP found itself in:

http://nymag.com/news/features/gop-primary-chait-2012-3/

And that's why I am not concerned about "Handmaiden's Tale" becoming relaity -- we are looking at last gasps of a dying ideology, not at the ascending one.

I find it very funny to read blogs like this one, and then read some conservative blog -- even a relatively sane one like www.transterrestrial.com. On both there are tons of people (not necessarily the hosts) convinced that "other side" is taking over, and world (or at least US) is descending into tyranny.

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True, but whiteopia is where the big batallions of wackaloon conservatism come from, and black or hispanic conservatives are unlikely to be too troubled about becoming part of a majority, even if they decry its voting habits.

Bruce

When I'm feeling realistic, I know that Republicans do not actually plan to try to repeal the 15th or 19th amendments; it would be too difficult, political suicide. Far easier merely to implement ID laws and such and make it prohibitively difficult for people to vote.

What they can do is run riot at the state level.

unfortunately, yes - all part of their terrified and hopefully vain attempts to keep control of the culture

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