There are 56 Democratic congresswomen, soon to be 51, and 17 Republican congresswomen, soon to be 24. But despite those gains, "women have had virtually no success penetrating the inner circle of the Republican congressional hierarchy," reports Politico.
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Not a surprise. The real power is never out front in the republican party; having a nice, affiable populist politicians is just a front for the power brokers who lack the charisma to be politicians.
Pretty much Karl Rove is the Emperor from Star Wars and Dick Cheney is Darth Vader—both too unappealing to Americans who have voted for charismatic television stars over politicians of substance and have paid dearly for it.
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