In theory, yes. Actually, they’re the majority of Democrats. I wondered today when I snapped open my Denver Post and read the following, about when the Democratic President met with congressional Republicans yesterday in an effort to win allies to pass his stimulus bill:
Participants in the meetings said Obama conceded that both the House and Senate versions of the bill had been larded with Democratic spending priorities. As a show of good faith, Obama persuaded House Democrats to drop a $335 million Medicaid provision funding contraception programs that conservatives had protested, and also reiterated an earlier pledge to consider more small-business tax relief.
Good faith? Please. How many of you think that if congress was anything close to 50% women that contraception would be such an easily tossed around political football?
UPDATE, this evening: And, Obama won precisely ZERO votes for his efforts! I thought it was a good move to go talk to the Republicans–truly I did, until I saw the “concessions” he made, concessions whose price would be paid by women, who were only a tiny minority of the people involved in the process. (Charlie Brown, meet Lucy. She’ll never let you kick the ball. That is, if you ever cared about kicking the ball in the first place.)