GOP bombs Womenistan
September 26, 2012 5 Comments
The other day after work I heard a report by Ari Shapiro on All Things Considered. He was gauging voter sentiment in the swing state of Colorado. One interviewee who made the cut was a female business owner. She expressed her indecision thusly (emphasis mine):
“I don’t know that I can, in good conscience, vote for the Republican Party. I mean, it just – it seems to me that they don’t think much of women. But I don’t know if I can vote for the Democrats, because I don’t know that they think much of small business people. So, you know, the things that I hear from both sides, they do affect me. But there is, you know, it’s like a tug of war at this point. I don’t know who to vote for.”
I wish Ari Shapiro would have had the mind or maybe the time to pursue the vague yet provocative claim that Republicans “don’t think much of women.” What must GOP women make of this statement? The real story should be how Democrats’ continue to cobble their coalition with the same shopworn, cartoonish tropes for the past four decades.
It’s my fervent hope that voters such as the woman interviewed will think clearly and come to shake off the manipulative “war on women” narrative when they enter the booth come November.