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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Republicans Know They Have a Woman Problem, but They Can't Stop Saying Sexist Things

Posted by on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

A Republican-sponsored poll has confirmed what everyone knows: The Republican Party has a serious woman problem.

A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”

Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO.

Just before Politico broke this story, a July interview with Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett surfaced in which Corbett said he wanted to amend his state's liquor laws in order to make it easier for women to cook dinner:

And you know who's leading the Republican presidential polls in Iowa and New Hampshire these days? Good ol' Mitt "Binders Full of Women" Romney. After giving an interview in which he stated that he was not actively running for president but that "circumstances can change," Romney now leads in Iowa at 35 percent, leaving every other potential presidential candidate with less than 10 percent of the remaining vote. This sure doesn't sound like a party that's trying to shake off its past to me.


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"buy dinner"

not cook. buy.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on August 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
Republicans can only win if women don't bother to vote. How about we get just seven percent more to vote. The amount less they are paid. Because the Republicans can take over the Supreme Court and then it's all over.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on August 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM · Report this
The man is just upset that his wife of 40some years forgot to bring home a couple six packs for his steak dinner.

"I think a lot of people want to be able to walk into a grocery store," Corbett said. "Particularly, a lot of the women, want to be able to go in and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, go down buy a six pack or two six packs, buy dinner, and go home. Rather than what I just described, is at least three stops, in Pennsylvania."
Posted by ChefJoe on August 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM · Report this
rob! 4
Tom Corbett looks like a guy who drank his lunch, so the focus on liquid dinner is perfectly understandable.
Posted by rob! on August 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM · Report this
fletc3her 5
The real problem is that the Republicans don't have an image problem, they have a misogyny problem. They are actively working at turning woman's rights back decades. And the same goes for minority rights, immigrants' rights, and gay rights. The more most people know about the Republican party the less they like it.
Posted by fletc3her on August 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM · Report this
and it's like back when state liquor stores used to go on holiday and close early.... and the state senate is about as tied-up and ineffective as the federal one.…
“Pennsylvania’s alcohol laws are weird,” said one member of our group upon returning from the supermarket the evening before July 4th. “If you want to buy beer, you have to go to a beer store or distributor. If you want to buy spirits, you have to go to a state-run liquor store.”
Posted by ChefJoe on August 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM · Report this

Santorum 2016!
Posted by Robby on August 28, 2014 at 12:04 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 8
@1 - Well that makes all the fucking difference in the world. Today's modern woman buys dinner for her hard-working husband. No longer a slave to the stove, the go-go woman of the future simply drives to the store to buy a wholesome meal while the robot maids handle the housework, leaving her more time to gossip with the other idle wives of the neighborhood.
Posted by MacCrocodile on August 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM · Report this
Fnarf 9
If I was a woman in a state with Tom Corbett as governor, I'd be buying a bottle of wine for "dinner" too.
Posted by Fnarf on August 28, 2014 at 1:46 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 10
@8: I'd laugh if that didn't describe my neighbor.
Posted by Max Solomon on August 28, 2014 at 2:17 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 11

Here's an artist's rendering of one of those futuristic robot maids of which you speak.…
Posted by mikethehammer on August 28, 2014 at 3:08 PM · Report this

Reading the quote, I also see no mention of a husband or man of any kind.

He simply indicates that hard driving women want a convenient way to come home from their job at the mill, grab two six packs and presumably punch the wall before falling asleep in front of the TV.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on August 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM · Report this
If the worst thing a Republican candidate has said about females is "binders full of women," I say run him, you're pretty far ahead of the curve already.
Posted by MisterBadIdea on August 28, 2014 at 3:52 PM · Report this
Dr. Z 14
@8: she goes running for the shelter
of her mother's little helper

Posted by Dr. Z on August 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM · Report this

City women who are college-educated tend to be liberal. But not "Women" in general. Women here in rural Middle America are just as conservative and, well, honestly, misogynist as any man. I'm male and 90% of my co-workers are women and I wish I had a dollar for every time I overheard them ranting and seething with rage over "Skanks", "Whores", "Tramps" and/or abortion (The most unspeakable and scandalous EVIL ever!!!).
Posted by Just Another Snake Cult on August 28, 2014 at 8:56 PM · Report this

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