Republicans Are Reaching Out To Women!

Early last year, I discussed the Republican Party’s “Growth and Opportunity Project,” and spent some time on their recognition that they needed to reach out to women voters.  They were, and still are, very upset that the Democratic Party was able to paint them as conducting “a war on women.”

5.  Republicans should develop a more aggressive response to Democrat rhetoric regarding a so-called “war on women.” In 2012, the Republican response to this attack was muddled,  and too often the attack went undefended altogether. We need to actively combat this, better prepare our surrogates, and not stand idly by while the Democrats pigeonhole us using false attacks. There are plenty of liberal policies that negatively impact women, and it is incumbent upon the party to expose those and relentlessly attack Democrats using that framework.

They’ve been doing that, and in the past month have been vigorously conducting aggressive responses explaining how liberal policies negatively impact women, and then explaining the Republican position.

Former governor Mike Huckabee  made the point to the Republican National Committee:

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government then so be it! Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be,” Huckabee said.

Huckabee argued that Democrats “think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication.”

Huckabee also argued that his party is not waging a war on women.

“The fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women, they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender,” Huckabee said.

While Congressman Steve Pearce of New Mexico published a book, in which he explained women’s place in the scheme of things:

He said that, in his family’s experience, this meant that his wife, Cynthia, would submit to him and he would lead.

“The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice,” he writes, citing the Bible. “The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else.”

While Louie Gohmert reminded women of the evils of welfare:

“We need to encourage and incentivize young women, not declare war on them by leading them into ruts like the Democrats did. You want to see who cares? It’s the people that try to help them reach their potential, not lure them into servitude away from it,” Gohmert said on “Fox and Friends,” while arguing that welfare checks make women dependent on the government. “So, the problem is the government, not those single moms.”

Just to make sure that we know they’re really, really for women, the Republican Party is going to have Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers deliver the State of the Union response.

We wondered why there was no policy discussion, since picking Rodgers seems like a blatant attempt to appeal to womens. Let’s have a look at her voting record, shall we?

  • Voted AGAINST the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
  • Voted to PROHIBIT funding to Planned Parenthood
  • Voted AGAINST a 2007 Equal Pay bill
  • Voted FOR the Violence Against Women Act

Well, there you have it, ladies. She doesn’t want you to get fair pay for your work, nor cancer screenings for your boobies, but she is against you being violenced, which is a giant step up from the rest of the GOP!

I know that the liberal media seems to be upset about the implications that women are out-of-control sluts who want the government to pay for either birth control or the kids they have since they didn’t have birth control; or that women aren’t being properly subservient, and don’t need an equal paycheck.  But it’s not “a war on women!”  It’s just what’s good for them!

I think they’re doing a wonderful job of explaining the Republican Party’s position on women!    In fact, I think they should continue to vigorously defend their policies and attack Democrats on that front.  The Republicans need to blanket the airwaves with this, to write many op-ed columns in their local papers, and make sure that it’s clear.  I don’t want there to be any doubt in voters minds, particularly women voters, about where the Republican Party stands on policies that affect them.    Then again, I’m a Democrat, and I’m taking my cue from the President:  “Please proceed.”  Yes, please do.  Your outreach program is going to be a raging success.

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5 responses to “Republicans Are Reaching Out To Women!

  1. If this is reaching out, I’d like to see what real inclusiveness means. What a joke. The Republican party puts forth their road map to go forward, and instead, they’re taking giant leaps backwards. I heard this morning that the Arizona GOP censored Sen. McCain for not being “conservative enough.” Is it possible that long-time Republican conservatives might consider taking their party back from these nut cases? “United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds just 14 percent of women think the GOP is now closer to representing their views” – yet, these moronic men continue to push their neanderthal agendas.

    • One of the larger problems they have is that the nut cases are “the base,” and often the people running the county/state party committees. So even if they’re considering it, their ability to do so is limited.

      What it’s going to take is a series of elections where they lose, and lose badly. That includes a number of “red states,” where they think that they have “the majority” and have gerrymandered their districts. Nothing sends a message like losing in areas where you’re supposed to be “guaranteed to win.” ;-)

  2. What Huckabee meant to say, is that women who want insurance coverage for birth control are whores and President Obama is a pimp— “Uncle Sugar”.

  3. see above

    My problem is seeing a woman any woman who supports this party. It’s policies are not pro anything except war and more for the .01%. I’d say 1% but the gap between the bottom 1/10 of the 1% and the top 1/10 of the 1% is almost as great as the difference between the bottom 50% and the 1%.
    I wish I could find the words to help the women of this country understand just how bad the R’s are for women, children, and most living creatures.