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Friday, March 05, 2010

The Real Loser in the Massachusetts Election

The Democrats are very upset about their surprise defeat in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, so they are throwing their own candidate, Martha Coakley, under the bus. They blame her for running a poor campaign. Many reasons, of course, contributed to the remarkable victory of Senator Scott Brown. However, the chief reason Coakley's campaign didn't connect with the voters is that she is a feminist, causing even a liberal female TV commentator to admit she is "unappealing." The director of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for Women said, "Martha's a really great candidate for everything that NOW stands for." Coakley was, indeed, a really great advocate for the feminist ideology, but that did not attract the voters.

It was not so great when Coakley dismissed one of the biggest Red Sox stars as a "Yankee fan." That comment fit the profile of feminists who have contempt for men's sports and therefore have eliminated hundreds of men's teams from college athletic programs under a misinterpretation of Title IX. Coakley insulted people with religious values by declaring that those who oppose abortion probably shouldn't work in emergency rooms because an occasional patient might demand an immediate abortion. Feminists refuse to allow respect for a right of conscience because that might get in the way of their ideology that abortion is women's most important right.

Feminists pretend they want all laws and behavior to be gender-neutral, with identical treatment of male and female. But when it comes to domestic violence, feminist ideology decrees that men are naturally batterers and women never lie, so they don't have to present evidence in order to convict a man. Martha Coakley was a prosecutor who followed this pattern in her most famous case.

The Democrats do elect some feminists, but feminists are just too unappealing when running against a masculine man like Scott Brown.

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