2014 Election Results Show That the GOP Is the Place for Women to Be

It's a good day to be a Republican woman. We sort of dominated in the midterm election on Tuesday, and we can't help but feel a little gloat-y that our Democratic counterparts didn't fare so well. Actually, they bombed. Basically, if you were a women on a ticket, and Hillary Clinton campaigned for you, you lost.

Meanwhile ... the GOP elected the youngest woman ever to Congress (Elise Stefanik in New York), along with the first black female Republican (Mia Love in Utah), and a slew of others.

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So what happened? It's my personal opinion that America finally came together on one issue -- they didn't vote based on gender. The Democratic party claims to be the party of women, but then how do you explain Massachusetts electing a male, Republican governor (Charlie Baker) over Democrat Martha Coakley

That's right -- Massachusetts voted for a Republican governor. President Obama won that state by 61 percent in 2012 -- and it was Governor Mitt Romney's home state. To say MA is blue is an understatement.

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It's not that we necessarily want our liberal sisters to lose. It's just ... we don't want them in charge of our government either. And Tuesday's election results may be an indication of shifting views on feminism and politics and a reminder that the GOP is very good place for women to be.

After all, Republicans are all about personal responsibility, balancing budgets, empowering people to motivate themselves, and dedication to God, country, and family.

Side note: Thanks to shifting views on what it means to be a family, the GOP is more supportive of gay rights than ever. After all -- it's hard to be the party of individual liberty while denying same-sex couples the opportunity to experience wedded bliss.

Anyway, aren't all those values things that women, and moms in particular, embrace in everyday life? The GOP is basically the perfect place for women, when you think about it.

But these political powerhouse females don't think their gender had anything to do with their victories. In a post-election interview on Wednesday morning, newly elected Mia Love said, "I wasn't elected because of the color of my skin. I wasn't elected because of my gender ... I was elected because of the solutions that I put at the table because I promised I would run a positive issues-oriented campaign and that's what resonated."

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She said that her 50-47 victory over Democrat Doug Owens showed that Utah citizens were "not interested in dividing Americans based on race or gender," but electing people of integrity. "Washington has gotten too big and people have gotten too small so we've got to start rolling up our sleeves and making sure that we bring balance back to government," she said.

Democrat women suffered some pretty heavy losses on Tuesday, but that might just mean it's a good time for women in general to reevaluate where they stand on the issues and maybe dip a toe into the water on the other side of the aisle. No one is going to steal your birth control. I promise.

What do you think of Tuesday's election results?

 

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