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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:25 AM

False Start: GOP Stumbles Badly With Women In First Month Since Election Day

BENJY SARLIN & EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO DECEMBER 3, 2012, 5:53 AM

After losing women voters on Nov. 6, Republicans promised to change how they reach out to the female electorate. One month in, it’s hard to see any evidence of a change in tone or substance when it comes to the GOP and women’s issues, however.

That could be a real problem. A month ago, exit polls showed President Obama won the female vote by double-digits, compounding losses Republicans suffered in red state Senate races after their nominees turned 2012 into The Year Of The Rape Gaffe.

In the weeks following the election, some Republicans have promised a change order to show women the GOP is for them. (Some Republicans have noted that Romney actually won white women as evidence that the party doesn’t have a problem with women, but as Slate noted last week, “Romney’s performance among white women was 6 points worse than his performance among white men.”) Notably, the focus among reformers has been on tone, rather than substance: big name Republicans have said they don’t need to budge on the party’s opposition to abortion rights to win over women. What the party does need to do, they say, is be more careful with its words.

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DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
CrispyQ Dec 2012 #1
Jennicut Dec 2012 #2
Wellstone ruled Dec 2012 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #4
Sunlei Dec 2012 #5
Rozlee Dec 2012 #6
lunatica Dec 2012 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:38 AM

1. Stupid, stupid repubs.

...big name Republicans have said they don’t need to budge on the party’s opposition to abortion rights to win over women. What the party does need to do, they say, is be more careful with its words.


In other words, lie.

Same party, different election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:03 AM

2. The hilarity of pandering to women but not really meaning it.

Repubs really exemplified this with the picking of Rep. Candice Miller to lead a House committee chair. Rachel Maddow had a segment a few days ago about this on her show. C
andice Miller wasn't even on the House Administration committee! But then some in the media started making fun of their all white men committee chairmen so they had to have a token woman there.
Of course, she wasn't allowed to head the Homeland Security Committee, that is just too much for a little woman to handle. The House Administration Committee is like secretarial work. Their "outreach" It is meaningless and the Repubs are clueless.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:37 AM

3. Hey,this is a give me a break

moment. If anybody thought the Rethugs were to change,nope it ain't going to happen until they get their respective teeth kicked out in the 2014 election cycle. Rethugs are run by the Christian Taliban and until that group collapses,no change cause their Sky Fairy told them so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:52 AM

4. As with everything else with the Republicans

it's all about creating a facade of caring about people whose needs and concerns they could care less about but when it comes to actually doing anything that might help somebody, they don't propose anything anything and refuse to support anything- heck, most of the time they fight AGAINST doing anything that might help.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:12 PM

5. GOP has failed and fallen, they will never be able to get up again but they will die slowww

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:37 PM

6. I wish I believed that, but historically, they've been Freddy Krueger.

No matter how many times you kill them, they come back meaner and more diabolical than before.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:17 PM

7. They're not changing their ideas, just how they word them

They have a problem. They hate women and Blacks and Latinos and gays but they need all of them.

Up to now they've been able to use any one of those groups as a wedge issue. They can't anymore. They're confused.

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