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!