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Friday, October 28, 2016

The admission from House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that Republican candidates are being trained on how to speak to female voters has already become fodder for comedian Rush Limbaugh.

Now Democratic-leaning SuperPAC American Bridge is taking its turn with a new video that begins by asking,” Did you know that the 19th Amendment guarantees women the right to vote, and sometimes they even try to run for office? Fancy that!”

The faux 1950s educational film then highlights the “rape” gaffes of former Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, and contrasts them with a “mainstream” Republican like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) expressing nearly the same sentiments, but without using the word “rape.”

Also noted are endorsements of mandatory vaginal ultrasounds for women considering abortions, and generally dismissive language toward women.

“So remember, you don’t need to change your conservative views just because women find them horribly offensive. Just change how you talk about them!” the voiceover concludes. “Now go out there and get those dame votes.”

GOP Guide: How to Talk to Women

Image via American Bridge’s YouTube channel

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  • sigrid28

    Two boobs, two boobs, two boobs–try to say that fast three times in a row–and two articles about the GOP obsession with them, so Gene Lyons’s tasteless stylings on the subject, enhanced by saucy Southern regionalisms, will not be lonely.

  • sigrid28

    Here is one of two articles about the GOP obsession with breasts, to keep Gene Lyons’s puff piece including American regionalism expressions on the same topic, published last week in the NM, company–I guess.

  • sigrid28

    Why do the National Memo’s readers give two hoots about the GOP’s misogynistic obsessions or failure to conceal them? Or Rush Limbaugh’s exploitation of a tasteless old joke? Or Gene Lyons’s stylings on American regional expressions from last week, where he just can’t help himself from going to the trough of breast humor? Do these articles, in a left-handed sort of way, confirm in us our loyalty to the cause of women’s rights and free choice with respect to heath care decisions? Do they underscore the rage we ought to feel when Republicans in the House and Senate vote to shortchange the WIC? Will we give more donations to Democratic causes if the National Memo is in on the joke about women’s breasts? You tell me.

    • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

      Sigrid, unfortunately there are too many neanderthals out there that will do exactly what Rush and the rest of the Reactionary Party Leadership call for. These guys have no capability of independent thought, nor do they show any evidence of either common sense or decency. They still believe women should be just like June Cleaver, doing housework wearing an A-Line, pearls and an apron, and greeting their man with a martini as they walk in the door. That is why they are so damn scared of women like Sarah Palin. They treat her like a goddess in hopes that she does not denounce them for not being “Real Americans”.

      • sigrid28

        But how does it advance the cause of those who do not think as they do to focus on these neanderthals or participate in their crude humor (at the expense of women)–perhaps just to increase readership or amuse male readers? Once we know of them, how many times do we have to read about these lapses in decency, over and over? Why in the pages of the National Memo? I recall MSNBC covering Rand Paul’s casual plagiarism on every single program I saw during one week. I assumed it was to be sure he did not get away with trying to brush it under the rug, ever.

  • Thomas Aquinas

    Coercion is immoral because its controls and restrictions force the persons being coerced to become mere tools for those doing the coercing.