This article is all over the place, but it does note there are a few more women in power in DC these days:
"I think that women are agents of change. And while we're only 16 percent of the United States Senate, we are trying to make change," Cantwell said. "So it doesn't mean that you're going to predict the outcome, but it does mean you will hear about collaboration, you will hear about cooperation and you will hear about a format that I think brings people together."
I've read enough feminist and anti-feminist stuff, and had enough life experiences, to convince me beyond a shadow of a doubt that females would improve government in this country - period. In fact, they'd improve government all over the world, but I'm mostly concerned with how the most violent country on earth conducts itself. It's the country I live in.
...I could be wrong, as I often am, but I suspect lies like this could be very common for the next couple of years as Hillary approaches her appointment to the throne. I think the old white men running Capitol Hill suspect they can talk to and convince any guy - including a black guy (i.e. Obama) - but a woman? That's a different story altogether. You'll start to hear all sorts of 'coward'-type labels being applied to Democrats over the next couple of years, but as Hillary gets closer to her appointment as preznit, the right-wing machine will be taking it to new levels - talking about how a woman "doesn't have the [insert synonym for courage/strength here]" to be president in such a "deadly/vicious global environment". They know that even if Hillary managed to get appointed president, they'll have done their job of making her doubt herself - making her doubt her own courage/strength - thus pushing her more towards militarism (because militarism is strength, don't ya know?) - against female/motherly instincts. Don't get me wrong - Hillary is as wrong as most of the other Dem candidates, but I, for one, would like to see a female president. As for Obama, I can't imagine that he could get elected in America today, with its vicious racism ingrained so deeply in the American psyche, but we'll see. He did support Condi 'The Torturer' Rice for her appointment to SecState. Is that any better/worse than all that Hillary has done to support our wars?
...here comes the "Hillary is too much of a woman to be preznit" stuff...from this loser. Here's Romney:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday accused Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of "timidity" regarding the security threat posed by Iran.
In a speech to a retreat of conservative congressional Republicans, Romney lashed out at Clinton for telling a pro-Israel dinner that a dialogue with countries hostile to Israel - including Iran and Syria - is needed to promote peace in the Middle East.
"At this point, We don't need a listening tour about Iran," Romney told the Republican Study Committee. "Someone who wants to engage Iran displays a troubling timidity toward a terrible threat of a nuclear Iran."
But don't be fooled into thinking that Hillary is not up to the task of defending Israel:
"I have advocated engagement with our enemies and Israel's enemies," Clinton said. "I believe we can gain valuable knowledge and leverage from being part of a process again that enables us to get a better idea of how to take on and defeat our adversaries.
Israel? Israel?? What the fuck do I care about Israel? Does Israel mean anything to me? Who the...? These fucks are crazy. I have nothing against the people of Israel. Their government is run by a bunch of international terrorists - making the State of Israel an outlaw state, just like the state of America. But our government, if it continues to exist at all, should only be concerned with the welfare of its own citizens - not those of some other country somewhere for some unknown reason.
And did you know that Iran is our enemy?