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NYT Says It’s ‘The Year Of The Angry Man’

From the blatant sexists at the New York Times:

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The Voters: Men Are Fuming, Women Despairing

September 20, 2010

It is not exactly the year of the angry man, but it may be something close to that.

So it is the year of the “angry man.” Which somehow always seems to be the case when it looks like Republicans might sweep an election.

A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found a sharp difference in the way men and women say they are going to vote in November.

Men say they will vote for the Republican candidate rather than the Democratic candidate in their districts by a margin of 45 percent to 32 percent. The numbers are nearly reversed for women, with 36 percent saying they will vote Republican and 43 percent saying they will vote Democratic.

Ever since 1980, when Ronald Reagan inspired more men than women, the difference in the way men and women vote has been a significant part of American politics. Women have been more likely to favor Democratic candidates, an advantage Democrats have come to count on. Women also historically outnumber men when it comes to showing up at the polls.

But this year may be different. Even though women are still more likely to vote Democratic, the poll suggests that they may stay home this year, giving more of the decision-making to men by default.

And Allah knows, we can’t have that. This is the New York Times once again trying to help the Democrats by telling them they need to tweak their ‘get out the vote’ operation.

By the way, if men are “angry,” what are women? How come they are not characterized in this piece – written by two women?

So far in this election, women have not been nearly as attentive as men and have expressed less enthusiasm about voting, the poll found. Men are more likely than women to fall into the category of voters who say they are paying a lot of attention to the campaign right now.

So why aren’t the men described as “informed” and the women “uninformed”?

They are also more likely than women to say they are more enthusiastic about voting in this Congressional election than they remember being in past midterm elections.

The poll suggests that men are angrier than women, and that their anger may be more motivating than the sense of hopelessness expressed by women, particularly on economic issues

You see male “enthusiasm” equals “anger.”

By the way, according to the NYT/CBS News poll in question (see graphic above), only 20% of those polled are “angry.” And, in fact, people are less angry than they were back in May when this number stood at 22%.

So it sounds like our (female) reporters are trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.

The political divide between men and women was bridged in 2006 when a wave of anti-Republican sentiment swept the country. In that year, when Democrats took control of the House and the Senate from Republicans, women made up 52 percent of the electorate and voted for Democrats by a 56 percent to 44 percent margin. Men followed suit, supporting the Democrats by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin…

Ah, the good old days when the “political divide” between the sexes was “bridged.”

But 2006 and 2008 may prove to be anomalies. Kathleen Dolan, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, says that “while the story of the gender gap has often been told through the lens of the outsize support women have for Democrats, the flip side is the outsize support men have for Republicans.”

She said that if men returned this year to their historical tendency to vote Republican, it would undercut Democrats in the midterm election.

Notice that, as usual, everything is viewed through the prism of how it will help or hurt the Democrats.

Note, too, that the prospect of women paying more attention and voting for Republicans is never even considered.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “NYT Says It’s ‘The Year Of The Angry Man’”

  1. Right of the People says:

    This article displays what is wrong with the women’s movement. The Lib women treat other “non-liberated” women just like the libs treat minorities. Their condescending attitude is appalling and Steve you’re right, they would never think of the possibility that an intelligent, informed woman would ever vote for the right. These “liberated” women who wrote this article I’m sure view all conservative women as stay at home mothers whose only job is to make more conservative babies.

    It still mystifies the hell out of me that the women’s libbers never say boo about the treatment of women under Islam. Not a word about honor killings or any of the other nonsense the Jihadis impose upon women. I wonder why that is? I know if a white Christian male here in the US tried to do any of the crap the Jihadis do to their women the femanazis at NOW would be in an uproar. I guess they don’t want to risk getting a fatwah put on their heinies by Achmed or Mohammed.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Where would the socialists be without their uncanny ability to label, classify and categorize people into neat little packages? I do find it odd that they will flame anyone for the appearance of “profiling” or a “bigoted” stereotype, yet they do that very thing when discussing certain groups in news stories or even when talking about them at work or social gatherings. The hypocrisy is tangible.

    • jobeth says:

      Rusty…Do you remember when you were a teenager cusping into adulthood, or your own kids..were the .same age?

      . We all had our little lives all planned out to a tee. When we were such and such an age “this” would happen, and on another date “that” would happen.

      We looked at our parents lives…after many years of life that had taken the turns that life does…with pity, because WE had all the answers…WE weren’t as disorganized as them.. Poor old things…Too bad they weren’t as smart as us.

      WE had everything in our lives, in little pigeon holes…all lined up…because WE had all those answers.

      Then a really odd thing happened…Life happened. All our nice neat plans went hay wire.

      We learned, we adapted, we realized…we DIDN’T have all the answers after all and we stopped judging our parents by our standards and stopped expecting them to adapt to us.

      In other words WE grew up and began to act as adults and became responsible for ourselves and our own lives. We were so busy working and living our own lives in a responsible way, we had no time to try to make the rules for anyone else. We became republicans…lol

      Not so the dems…They are still locked into that late teen/early twenty something mind set…Pigeonholing everything and demanding everyone live their lives as THEY see it.

      Kind of like the 60 something hippies of today that never grew up but still manage to take over the WH and Congress.

      Don’t you just wish the kiddies would go have a flower power sleep in somewhere? There’s real adult work to be done…and they are just getting in the way all the time.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    Why is it that everyone else has the right to be angry?

  3. chainsaw says:

    It’s good to see the resurrection of the thinking man. There’s too many men today that are of the hen pecked type i.e. their wives tell them how to vote. No wonder the liberals are calling it anger, desperate times call for ad hominem attacks.

  4. artboyusa says:

    I don’t feel angry; in fact I feel pretty good right now. Yep, I feel pretty good, indeed I feel an almost Zen-like inner calm, because I’m on the winning side for once; the side that’s going to finally take this country away from the !!&&%%%***s who think they own it and we’re going to fix it and make it work and we the people are going to give it as our gift to the future. To be a part of that effort makes me feel pretty darn happy, you could say it makes me feel like there’s… (cue music) sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everywhere…

  5. artboyusa says:

    Sure does, jobeth. Remember the closing line of “Johnny Tremaine”, that corny but readable classic of the American Revolution? “A man could stand up…” that’s exactly how I feel right now and it feels good.

    • jobeth says:

      Artboy…Are you a Brit in the UK? or a yank in the Uk or vise/versa. Just curious…my husband absolutely loves your stories…

  6. Coco Q. Rico says:

    Haha! I just blogged about this today! I must be on the same wavelength as you guys.


    Blessings to all. No, I don’t think this or any other year has been the year of angry (white) men.

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