November 15th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
1 year ago

House Democratic women's numbers don't yet add up to power

Washington (CNN) - When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that she would seek to keep her leadership role she stood flanked by a cheering phalanx of her female colleagues.

Pelosi, who prior to the Democratic Party's loss of the House in 2010 served as its first female speaker, sandwiched her announcement between pointed comments about the Democratic agenda and how she sees her party's policies as helpful to women. Pelosi said she would vie to keep her leadership role "in order to continue work on empowering women."

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  1. Bill from GA

    But unlike republicans, Democrat males are not at war with women.

    November 15, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. Jess

    Just how does anything the Democrats do empower any individual?! That is a total farce. Democrats are all about empowering the big nanny state federal government to provide everything in exchange for their vote. Any individual rights come in a very distant lat to the rights of the Democrat Borg collective.

    November 15, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Hopefully their numbers can start to influence policy. That is what needs to get done. If there is no change or the policy follows the way of some Republicans (Akin anyone?) then there are going to be problems for women now and the ones that follow. That is the point.

    @Jess - do you understand that the "nanny state" is needed because there are some people who refuse to help others or act in a socially and morally responsible way.

    November 15, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Who said there's no right wing war on women? When Republican overran the Congress in 2010, the number of women in the Congress droped to it lowest point in ove 30 years, since the days of the E.R.A. women's movement.

    November 15, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  5. Thomas

    It's a start !

    We need to think less about gender and more about the integrity of the individual .

    Where is Sarah Palin and Allan West ?

    November 15, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |