Between Obama carrying women voters nationwide in 2012 and 2008 and the GOP's multitude of votes against women, there's little denying the Republican Party has a woman problem. And yet women are absent from the speculation about who should replace Jim DeMint.
The national vote, while worthy of high-fives all round, is hardly the end of our struggle for women's rights. When conservatives lose a decisive battle at the federal level, they don't go home and sulk. They redouble their efforts at the state and local levels.
Women's issues and women voters were critical to this election. That's not coincidental. The War on Women has many dimensions -- social, cultural, psychological -- but in many ways women's issues are class issues.
Conservatives who want to restrict access to contraception, abortion and other reproductive health care are putting ideology ahead of compassion and equality. But they are also putting ideology ahead of America's economic well being