Someday, maybe soon but breath holding in relation to the topic is not recommended, the Democrats are going to find out that women are not a surefire part of their coalition.
Well, at least not American women who have a lot on their plates and do not vote strictly on abortion being legal as their main concern.
So, it is curious, if not predictable, that the Democrats are putting women front and center now that they have a majority in the House of Representatives. Men just are going to have to take a back seat.
Democrats are moving women into leadership roles in key party organizations, including the campaign arms for national and state races — and even in the moderate Blue Dog coalition, which will be led by a woman of color for the first time in its 23-year history….
The new leaders:
Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos is replacing Rep. Ben Ray Lujan as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which oversees House races. She represents a district that went for Donald Trump in 2016 after voting for Barack Obama by 17 percentage points in 2012.
Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is replacing Sen. Chris Van Hollen as chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. She’s the first Latina to lead this committee and only the second woman ever to serve as chair.
Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy, 40, is replacing Rep. Jim Costa as the Blue Dog Coalition’s co-chair for administration, the group’s top leadership position. She’s the first woman of color to lead the coalition, and only the second woman ever to serve as a co-chair since the Blue Dog’s formation in 1987.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is replacing Gov. Jay Inslee as Democratic Governors Association chair. She’s only the second woman ever to chair the group. In a call the night before the DGA’s annual meeting in New Orleans on Dec. 1, Raimondo said she celebrated Democrats’ gubernatorial pickups in the midterms by calling all five of the party’s newly elected women governors.
California Rep. Barbara Lee will serve as the third co-chair of the House Steering and Policy Committee, which oversees Democrats’ committee assignments. She lost the election for Democratic caucus chair to Hakeem Jeffries, the 48-year-old New Yorker who various Democrats on the Hill have told Axios could one day be the party’s first black speaker.
Oregon state House Speaker Tina Kotek was re-elected as chair of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), which oversees state legislature races. She became the first woman to hold this position when she won her election two years ago.
Barbara Lee being in charge of anything is scary enough, let alone the rest of them not to mention San Francisco’s Nancy Pelosi who has managed to strong-arm her party into giving her the Speaker’s gavel again.
Just being a woman really should not be the main qualifier for any one job. Unfortunately, the Democrats do not seem to see life that way.