Mama Grizzlies

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'Time to Take Back Mama Grizzly'

Women aren't responsible for Palin, Bachmann, Angle, O'Donnell

(Newser) - So 2010 was the year of the mama grizzly, and now it's time to get her back from Sarah Palin and Co., writes Gail Collins in the New York Times. For starters, she never belonged in their camp anyway—Gloria Steinem tells Collins that the real mama grizzlies “are... More »

Has Palinism Been Refudiated?

Alaskan may emerge a diminished figure after high-profile losses

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is looking like one of the biggest non-Democratic losers in the midterm elections, according to some analysts. High-profile losses among the candidates she endorsed , especially in Alaska, where Lisa Murkowski appears bound for victory as a write-in candidate , are likely to undermine her credibility, the Economist notes. It... More »

Top 5 Sarah Palin Myths

No, she's not ruining the GOP, writes Matthew Continetti

(Newser) - How well do you know Sarah Palin ? The former governor of Alaska is more than the caricature dreamed up by Saturday Night Live, argues Matthew Continetti for the Washington Post . "The real Sarah Palin is a complex woman who has risen in no time from obscurity to the... More »

Dems Fear for Their Women

High-profile female candidates in danger around the country

(Newser) - As Republicans celebrate the rise of “Mama Grizzly” with record numbers of female candidates, Democrats are afraid that wave could dash a host of their own women on the rocks. Nearly a quarter of the 56 female Democrats in the House are considered vulnerable, according to Politico , including the... More »

Hot, Superficial GOPers Scorch Ugly, Old Dems

Americans don't want a 'no-drama' government

(Newser) - Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Nikki Haley: This is not your daddy's Republican party anymore—it's the party of the hot mama grizzly, writes Tom Junod for Esquire . It might be a rather superficial conclusion, but "the Democratic Party is boring. And its women are either old... More »

Right Wing Flying High, Thanks to Women

They are Mama Grizzlies, hear them roar

(Newser) - Time to face facts, ladies: The Tea Party express appears to be fueled by estrogen. A new film on the ferociously reactionary "Mama Grizzlies" examines candidates like Sharron Angle and Nikki Haley (and now Christine O'Donnell) rattling political races—as well as grassroots organizers of the "reborn" conservative... More »

In SD, It's 'Next Sarah Palin' Vs. the Dems' 'Mama Grizzly'

Sandlin may pay for Obama agenda

(Newser) - A fierce battle is brewing for South Dakota's sole House seat between the Democratic incumbent, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, and Kristi Noem, a conservative challenger some have dubbed "the next Sarah Palin." Herseth Sandlin, who has held her seat since 2004, reflects the conservative values of her state—though... More »

Emily's List Turns Mama Grizzlies on Palin

Democratic group launches website, parody video

(Newser) - Emily's List has drummed up its own group of Mama Grizzlies to counter Sarah Palin. The pro-choice group launched a SarahDoesn'tSpeakforMe website and campaign with this parody video, reports the Hill . The group is hoping to raise funds for candidates it supports, citing three races in particular against Palin-backed opponents:... More »

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