You know, for a political party that is currently denying and trying to clean up the PR nightmare that it’s out to get women’s rights and restore patriarchal control over chattel, the GOP is not helping itself by refusing to sign off on the Violence Against Woman Act, which has historically passed with lavish bipartisan support, because the new Act includes (among other things) “stalking” as a form of domestic violence.
Seriously, that is not the way you want to go about convincing fiscally conservative but socially moderate women that you are on “their side”. Women, especially single mothers, largely vote for Democrats to begin with. Your antics are not wooing them back and it is probably alienating a lot of women who do not have an Ann Coulter (who thinks women should not be allowed to vote) level of devotion to the GOP and hatred for their fellow women. GOP, there simply aren’t enough women in the Quiverfull movement, where women pledge to the “Christian” submission to their husbands and eschew birth control, to win you elections. Nor can the GOP count on all the guys. Turns out a lot of men are pro-women and anti-patriarchal oppression.
Like this guy.
And like my Sweet Babou.
Y’all, it is wonderful to be married to a real man.
Anyway, the GOP needs to regroup, jettison it’s far right nut jobs, and head back to Eisenhower … or at least Reagan for Christ’s sake. The modern GOP crazies don’t want to even admit that Reagan raised taxes 12 times or that he legalized almost 3 million immigrants, as though they could deny reality itself. People, when you’ve started to make Reagan look like a hippy, you have drifted to far to the right. The whole country has drifted too far to the right! In terms of voting record, Obama is far more like Nixon than Kennedy.
I wouldn’t mind the rightward shift so much if it wasn’t out to get me because of my filthy girly bits.