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Democrats' 'War' Talk Says Women Are Gullible

Jim 1610 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 6:56 AM
The word on the street is that Zero is going after the "stupid vote". I don't think either sex has a monopoly on this characteristic and this is just an extension of his game plan.

In 1968, cigarette maker Philip Morris launched a brand of smokes just for women. Marketed with the provocative slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby,” Virginia Slims offered an elegant profile and an image that suggested freedom, empowerment and equality.

Unfortunately for women, “Skinny Ginnys” were not a cultural or political statement, they were just cigarettes. The brand caused nicotine addiction and lung cancer but also was responsible for a rapid increase in smoking among teen girls.

Nonetheless, sales of Virginia Slims made buckets of money for a whole lot of savvy men in sales and marketing. Chalk one up for...