The GOP Autopsy Report: “Be conscious of developing a forward-leaning vision for voting Republican that appeals to women. The Republican Party needs to offer that same vision and message demonstrating that our policies, principles and vision address the concerns of female voters.”
Yet just this week we saw:
In Kentucky - Mitch McConnell's allies at the NRSC tweet an extremely offensive and sexist photo of senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes
In Texas - Tea Partier Rick Atkinson referred to State Senator Leticia Van de Putte as "barrio boopsie," insulting both her gender and ethnicity.
In Louisiana - Senator Mary Landrieu’s main opponent, Bill Cassidy’s campaign manager tweet a photo of the Senator’s face superimposed on the body of Dictator Mussolini.
And Rush Limbaugh decided that a comparison to rape would be the best way to explain yesterday’s rule change in the Senate.
Women have already rejected the Republican Party in droves in recent cycles because of their extreme policies restricting women’s access to health care and their obstruction on laws like Violence Against Women Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.
And if today’s GOP thinks insulting women leaders is the way to expand their appeal among female voters, they are very mistaken.