GOP bombs Womenistan


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.

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About Lewis W
I earned an M.A. in Christian apologetics at Biola University, and occasionally write on ethics, truth, science and politics.

5 Responses to GOP bombs Womenistan

  1. It’s the pro-life position, of course, that the Democrats are using to manipulate women by encouraging our self-centered nature to override our common sense enough to believe that a pregnant woman’s body is not, in fact, carrying another body, with a unique DNA and often the opposite gender. What kind of mental and philosophical gymnastics must they go through to get to a denial of the obvious, scientific facts?

    • LR94 says:

      Your comment is very true. The Democrats do not have common sense on this matter which has contributed to “war on women” idea. This is partly to please the agenda of Planned Parenthood and NARAL for their support.

  2. Sara Katherine says:

    Thank you! I believe if Republicans really were at “war” with women, then the WOMEN of the party would probably rebel. Condoleezza Rice for example, is not a dummy. I love your blog and find your thoughts most interesting. I followed you here from reading your thoughts on another blog. Looking forward to reading more in the future!!!

  3. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for your thoughts in return. You’re right, any brain trust Condi were to run would be pretty solid. That, and maybe the state of California!

  4. The Goose says:

    Putting this link on a story I did on The Goose – a piece I did, and delete this post if you don’t want my link on your site – Title of story – Republican Men Reassure Women, Have Vagina’s Best Interests In Mind – http://wp.me/p27mGo-eQ

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