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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:30 AM

'Wake up, dudes' -- gender gap confounds GOP women

The Hill

Republican men and women are deeply divided over how to confront the results of a brutal midterm election that decimated the ranks of female GOP lawmakers in the House.

Most House Republicans have so far shown little appetite for performing an autopsy on the 2018 election cycle and publicly identifying the root of their tough losses, which were stark among female voters, particularly in the suburbs.


But a vocal chorus of Republican women has been sounding the alarm to address what they view as a crisis, calling on party leaders to be more aggressive in devising a strategy to reverse the trend by the next election cycle.

“I encourage our party leaders to be more aggressive in seeking out and helping younger candidates, female candidates and candidates of color,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who is retiring. “We have to step up our game or risk having the nation look upon us as the political party of the grandparents.”

“Wake up, dudes,” she added.

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brooklynite Thursday OP
tanyev Thursday #1
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:40 AM

1. Ileana, I think you're the one who needs to wake up.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:46 AM

2. Women don't like what the GOP is selling - on som many issues

Equal pay
Sexual harrassment
Healthcare
Right to an abortion
Climate change
Gun control
Unfair taxes
voter suppression

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:16 AM

3. I thought Ivanka would take care of this

what with her charm and ability to relate

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:20 AM

4. What gender gap?

When you have a big steaming hunk of masculinity like Donald Trump women should be flocking to vote GOP.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:28 AM

5. Her grandparents comment is why we need to run a younger candidate in 2020

We need the contrast with old man Trump to be easily observable.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:56 AM

6. GOP is anti-woman, anti-family, anti-education, etc and think that trend will change? LOL

GOP has no road to expanding their voter base until they dump all of the above as part of their believe system

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:59 AM

7. Hint: This is about POLICY, not just "reaching out." NT

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