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My Experience With GOP "Outreach"

elucidated Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:42 AM
Carol, the demise of the GOP's women's outreach can be linked right to Congressman Darrell Issa in Vista, CA. You don't have to have read too many women's blogs to realize that his decision to conduct an all male panel on "female" contraception and then not allowing Sandra Fluke to speak, questioning her 'qualifications." That WAS a flash point. But did the GOP call him out? Uh, no. In fact, the comments online were hateful towards Fluke and women. Then the Repubicans doubled down by allowing Akin and Mourdock to humiliate US women. Were they strongly rebuked? Not in the eyes of US women. Just how long does the GOP allow the far right to drive the truck?
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 12:41 PM
I notice you put 'qualifications' in quotes. Sandra Fluke has no qualifications, she's a self-appointed media anointed "activist" whose message is "gimme gimme gimme" free birth control that she, her daddy, & her bf can afford out of their own pocket.

The Republicans need not try pandering to gimmes, those are the Demmies' votes. The women who take responsibility for themselves & want the best for their families & themselves have no common cause with the gimmes wanting big sugar daddy welfare state providing all their 'needs'. They know the tax burden of kleptocrats buying votes from gimmes with 'free stuff' hurts them.
Uber Dave Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 10:57 AM
Buy you own condoms, nitwit...
elucidated Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:07 AM
And you, sir, are the perfect example of why US women are not buying into the GOP "makeover" that is just putting lipstick on a pig as one favorite American says.

In Guy's excellent post below, he mentions that the report's "authors call for redoubling efforts to recruit and attract strong female, ethnic and young Republican candidates and surrogates."  Indeed. Perhaps my own experience with a state GOP would shed light on that effort.  As a precursor, I'd mention that it was, admittedly, the GOP in California -- no longer one of our strongholds. Nonetheless, for people of good will trying to improve the party's recruiting, it may still be relevant.

I concluded that big part of the problem -- at least in California several years ago -- is that a...