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(The Daily Beast)   Problem: Women hate Greg Abbott for waging war on women. Solution: Create PAC run by women who say Greg Abbott isn't waging war on them. Problem: Women running PAC wage war on women   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 67
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2014-04-02 12:36:38 PM  
I'm not even going to snark the subject. I just wanted to say that this article's four-paragraph lead-in is some of the absolute worst writing I've ever read. Jesus Christ, you've got 800 goddamn words and you spend a quarter of them attempting a wryly ironic setup that uses rambling pointlessness as its main driver? Farking hell, you people over there are awful.
 
2014-04-02 01:20:01 PM  
Christman began rambling about how women are so very, very "busy" that they do not have the time to fret over such things as discrimination lawsuits.

That makeup's not going to put itself on, right girls?
 
2014-04-02 01:28:06 PM  
I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.
 
2014-04-02 02:03:55 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.


You should probably stock up on chocolate, because Wendy most likely won't win.


Sadly
 
2014-04-02 02:05:05 PM  
Because men have never in the history of the world waged war on men. That is why we live on such a peaceful planet.
 
2014-04-02 02:11:30 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.


I am voting for Wendy, but I know already that Abbott will most likely win. Because Texas is largely a state filled with the brain damaged.
 
2014-04-02 02:12:15 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm not even going to snark the subject. I just wanted to say that this article's four-paragraph lead-in is some of the absolute worst writing I've ever read. Jesus Christ, you've got 800 goddamn words and you spend a quarter of them attempting a wryly ironic setup that uses rambling pointlessness as its main driver? Farking hell, you people over there are awful.


Counterpoint: it beats the hell out of opposing views.
 
2014-04-02 02:12:19 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm not even going to snark the subject. I just wanted to say that this article's four-paragraph lead-in is some of the absolute worst writing I've ever read. Jesus Christ, you've got 800 goddamn words and you spend a quarter of them attempting a wryly ironic setup that uses rambling pointlessness as its main driver? Farking hell, you people over there are awful.


I know it seems the inverted pyramid is dead. Instead "journalists" now ramble on like some frustrated failed fiction writer for paragraphs.

Instead of starting with the important information, it has turned into "Let me force you to read through my writing that I think is awesome before giving you actually any information."
 
2014-04-02 02:18:11 PM  
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2014-04-02 02:18:24 PM  

maniacbastard: SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.

I am voting for Wendy, but I know already that Abbott will most likely win. Because Texas is largely a state filled with the brain damaged.


I was of this opinion but the latest polls have her within striking distance which is just more proof of how badly Abbott has managed to bungle this whole thing.  The governorship was basically handed to him on a silver plate and he's been handling it like a bag full of super herpes.

They also left off the part where he pissed every teacher off in the state by saying they are all overpaid and he wants to cut teacher's salaries.  He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.
 
2014-04-02 02:20:59 PM  
I'm always reminded of Phyllis Schlafly's civil restrictions group in the Bloom County universe - the L.A.W. (Ladies Against Women).
 
2014-04-02 02:21:59 PM  

maniacbastard: SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.

I am voting for Wendy, but I know already that Abbott will most likely win. Because Texas is largely a state filled with the brain damaged.


Same here.  I will vote for Wendy but the stupid runs deep within the tea baggers.
 
2014-04-02 02:22:41 PM  

k4mi: He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.


It's Texas.  Can you really lose with that strategy?
 
2014-04-02 02:22:55 PM  

k4mi: maniacbastard: SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.

I am voting for Wendy, but I know already that Abbott will most likely win. Because Texas is largely a state filled with the brain damaged.

I was of this opinion but the latest polls have her within striking distance which is just more proof of how badly Abbott has managed to bungle this whole thing.  The governorship was basically handed to him on a silver plate and he's been handling it like a bag full of super herpes.

They also left off the part where he pissed every teacher off in the state by saying they are all overpaid and he wants to cut teacher's salaries.  He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.


That's the one upshot of Texas conservative candidates needing to pander to the far right here. If they're not really cagey about how they frame the message, they come off exactly like the assholes they are.
 
2014-04-02 02:26:02 PM  
But seriously, from an anatomical standpoint, how could a woman be a teabagger?
 
2014-04-02 02:26:22 PM  

DeaH: Because men have never in the history of the world waged war on men. That is why we live on such a peaceful planet.


That is so clownshoes I can't compose a response
 
2014-04-02 02:26:39 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Pocket Ninja: I'm not even going to snark the subject. I just wanted to say that this article's four-paragraph lead-in is some of the absolute worst writing I've ever read. Jesus Christ, you've got 800 goddamn words and you spend a quarter of them attempting a wryly ironic setup that uses rambling pointlessness as its main driver? Farking hell, you people over there are awful.

Counterpoint: it beats the hell out of opposing views.


Yep.  I'll check both of these sites out for the basic info of the story and checked links, but I never have high expectations for the writing itself.
 
2014-04-02 02:26:59 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-02 02:31:00 PM  

Corvus: Instead of starting with the important information, it has turned into "Let me force you to read through my writing that I think is awesome before giving you actually any information."


"This awesome thing happened and we have a video of it, but we're going to just talk about it for 5 minutes, then tease you with an inconsequential 2-second clip that we'll talk over, then spend another 5 minutes interviewing random people about what they thought of it."

Also:

FTA: "You name a way to get more gals into the Texas GOP, RedState Women is fired up to make it happen."

Not calling grown women "gals" is a good start.
 
2014-04-02 02:31:53 PM  

Apatheist: But seriously, from an anatomical standpoint, how could a woman be a teabagger?


With Jesus, all things are possible!

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-02 02:32:08 PM  
JFC that is some of the worst writing I've ever tried to wade through!

But still   "Christman stressed to Politico that the GOP "is not a one-issue party." "It's not just about, are you pro-life or pro-choice,"

THEN SHUT THE FARK UP ABOUT THAT, AND ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT 'WIMMINFOLK' YOU RAGING (UNT.
 
2014-04-02 02:32:09 PM  

k4mi: He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.


Lucky for him he's in Texas
 
2014-04-02 02:34:29 PM  

Fast Moon: Corvus: Instead of starting with the important information, it has turned into "Let me force you to read through my writing that I think is awesome before giving you actually any information."

"This awesome thing happened and we have a video of it, but we're going to just talk about it for 5 minutes, then tease you with an inconsequential 2-second clip that we'll talk over, then spend another 5 minutes interviewing random people about what they thought of it."

Also:

FTA: "You name a way to get more gals into the Texas GOP, RedState Women is fired up to make it happen."

Not calling grown women "gals" is a good start.


"Broads" would probably work better for their target demographic.
 
2014-04-02 02:34:51 PM  
Women have a wide range of interests.

Correct. An increase in the minimum wage would increase the wages of 1.5 million Texas women. Surely this PAC supports raising the wages of 1.5 million women in Texas.
 
2014-04-02 02:38:39 PM  
Approves:

www.indyprops.com

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2014-04-02 02:40:35 PM  
 Christman stressed to Politico that the GOP "is not a one-issue party."

Why Texas women have many important issues like what to bake for the church fund raiser and if that black ribbon in the hair is to risque.

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Texas GOP's idea of a woman
 
2014-04-02 02:41:37 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I'm not even going to snark the subject. I just wanted to say that this article's four-paragraph lead-in is some of the absolute worst writing I've ever read. Jesus Christ, you've got 800 goddamn words and you spend a quarter of them attempting a wryly ironic setup that uses rambling pointlessness as its main driver? Farking hell, you people over there are awful.


not everyone can be as cunning a linguist as you.

/TFA was pretty poorly worded
 
2014-04-02 02:42:15 PM  

k4mi: maniacbastard: SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.

I am voting for Wendy, but I know already that Abbott will most likely win. Because Texas is largely a state filled with the brain damaged.

I was of this opinion but the latest polls have her within striking distance which is just more proof of how badly Abbott has managed to bungle this whole thing.  The governorship was basically handed to him on a silver plate and he's been handling it like a bag full of super herpes.

They also left off the part where he pissed every teacher off in the state by saying they are all overpaid and he wants to cut teacher's salaries.  He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.



So, he's overplaying the "I'll win and Wendy will lose because Jesus and gerrymandering works in state elections too, right?" card.
 
2014-04-02 02:44:37 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I'm always reminded of Phyllis Schlafly's civil restrictions group in the Bloom County universe - the L.A.W. (Ladies Against Women).


I'm always amazed at how relevant and on topic Bloom County remains after 20+ years.
 
2014-04-02 02:52:24 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pants full of macaroni!!: I'm always reminded of Phyllis Schlafly's civil restrictions group in the Bloom County universe - the L.A.W. (Ladies Against Women).

I'm always amazed at how relevant and on topic Bloom County remains after 20+ years.


It's not so much that Bloom County is timeless, it's more that the GOP is stuck in the 50s.
 
2014-04-02 02:53:04 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: k4mi: He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.

Lucky for him he's in Texas


Typically yes as long as you are only pissing off people that wouldn't have voted for you anyway.  But he's pissing off a lot of people that probably would have voted for him (teachers and their husbands).  We are about to see just how far a scorched earth Tea Part ticket can take you in a hard right state.

To his credit they have made registering to vote more difficult and cut down on early voting and voting hours so he does have that going for him.
 
2014-04-02 02:54:35 PM  

k4mi: Rev. Skarekroe: k4mi: He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.

Lucky for him he's in Texas

Typically yes as long as you are only pissing off people that wouldn't have voted for you anyway.  But he's pissing off a lot of people that probably would have voted for him (teachers and their husbands).  We are about to see just how far a scorched earth Tea Part ticket can take you in a hard right state.

To his credit they have made registering to vote more difficult and cut down on early voting and voting hours so he does have that going for him.


Plus a lot Texans still hold Ann Richards in high regard and she was a democrat so it's not unprecedented.
 
2014-04-02 02:58:42 PM  

Stile4aly: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Pants full of macaroni!!: I'm always reminded of Phyllis Schlafly's civil restrictions group in the Bloom County universe - the L.A.W. (Ladies Against Women).

I'm always amazed at how relevant and on topic Bloom County remains after 20+ years.

It's not so much that Bloom County is timeless, it's more that the GOP is stuck in the 50s.


Yep.
 
2014-04-02 03:01:55 PM  
The more groups I see that are formed like this by GOP supporting women, the sadder I get.  They actively try to subvert any notion of equality and progress for women under the pretense that they either already have enough equality, that they should be taking a more traditional role at home, or imply that men are somehow superior to them.  Frankly I am surprised that there hasn't been an anti-suffrage movement by these types of groups.
 
2014-04-02 03:07:56 PM  
Article itself links to another article that says:

"I just think the Republican Party has not done a good job in general of reaching out to women, communicating with them, listening to their concerns," Craddick told POLITICO. "I respect Wendy Davis, but the Republican Party is not a one-issue party ... for me, being a fiscal conservative, running a household, having to meet a budget, are very important. Republicans understand that. We don't talk about those issues as well as we should. I think that's the opportunity."

There you are ladies, the economy in terms you can understand: it's like your household budget.

You do run a household, right?
 
2014-04-02 03:10:30 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: The more groups I see that are formed like this by GOP supporting women, the sadder I get.  They actively try to subvert any notion of equality and progress for women under the pretense that they either already have enough equality, that they should be taking a more traditional role at home, or imply that men are somehow superior to them.  Frankly I am surprised that there hasn't been an anti-suffrage movement by these types of groups.


I don't find it too worrisome. GOP strategists can't seem to make the leap from having women/minorities parrot the same terrible message to try to boost credibility to actually addressing the issues that women and minorities care about. I think the obvious lip service and pandering may actually do more to alienate these blocs.
 
2014-04-02 03:14:07 PM  

k4mi: maniacbastard: SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.

I am voting for Wendy, but I know already that Abbott will most likely win. Because Texas is largely a state filled with the brain damaged.

I was of this opinion but the latest polls have her within striking distance which is just more proof of how badly Abbott has managed to bungle this whole thing.  The governorship was basically handed to him on a silver plate and he's been handling it like a bag full of super herpes.

They also left off the part where he pissed every teacher off in the state by saying they are all overpaid and he wants to cut teacher's salaries.  He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns.


Yeah, I am not getting my hopes up for Wendy, but I am not writing her off simply because there is a real decent chance that Abbot will blow his own campaign up at some point.    See also: Clayton Williams.
 
2014-04-02 03:19:28 PM  
www.ihatethemedia.com

Chick fight!
 
2014-04-02 03:22:06 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: Frankly I am surprised that there hasn't been an anti-suffrage movement by these types of groups.


Ann Coulter has expressed anti-womens'-suffrage sentiments before (since women vote for Democrats, and Democrats are Bad News). What's more surprising is that the approximately 50% of the people in that room who were women didn't rip her throat out before the echo faded.

// inb4 "she's a man, baby" jokes
 
2014-04-02 03:24:21 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: UncomfortableSilence: The more groups I see that are formed like this by GOP supporting women, the sadder I get.  They actively try to subvert any notion of equality and progress for women under the pretense that they either already have enough equality, that they should be taking a more traditional role at home, or imply that men are somehow superior to them.  Frankly I am surprised that there hasn't been an anti-suffrage movement by these types of groups.

I don't find it too worrisome. GOP strategists can't seem to make the leap from having women/minorities parrot the same terrible message to try to boost credibility to actually addressing the issues that women and minorities care about. I think the obvious lip service and pandering may actually do more to alienate these blocs.


I don't find it worrisome either, I find it pitiful that they actually have people willing to parrot the points and those that would actually believe them.  I don't think it makes a lot of difference to an undecided female voter whether a man or women tells them they don't deserve equal pay, the message is the same.  Then again, seeing a group that ostensibly represents you and your interests in the party, blindly parroting the same points as if the messenger is all that matters could do more damage than simply letting the traditional vanguard of the party spout it.  The GOP won't get this though, it's never been the message for them, it's always in how it's delivered.
 
2014-04-02 03:27:18 PM  

Dr Dreidel: UncomfortableSilence: Frankly I am surprised that there hasn't been an anti-suffrage movement by these types of groups.

Ann Coulter has expressed anti-womens'-suffrage sentiments before (since women vote for Democrats, and Democrats are Bad News). What's more surprising is that the approximately 50% of the people in that room who were women didn't rip her throat out before the echo faded.

// inb4 "she's a man, baby" jokes


I wouldn't consider one pundit a movement, though an argument for one of the "bowel" persuasion could be made for Ann.  But you're right in noting that the fact that she wasn't widely condemned for it by members of her party or people in attendance, speaks volumes.
 
2014-04-02 03:32:53 PM  
I had to read that 3 times to figure out who was doing what. Jesus, hire an editor.
 
2014-04-02 03:35:47 PM  
You gals need to realize the GOP is looking out for your best interest. Mandatory trans-vaginal wand probes are necessary to help mansplain why you're a slut. Equal pay wouldn't be an issue if you did your womanly duty and stayed at home boostrapping off your husband. Rape is God's plan to show you his love. Otherwise, you wouldn't have been raped in the first place, unless you were wearing a very short skirt, then you can see the consequences of your actions. Through Jesus' love.
 
2014-04-02 03:41:15 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.


HEY ABBBBOOOOOOTTTTTT!
 
2014-04-02 03:42:23 PM  

Apatheist: But seriously, from an anatomical standpoint, how could a woman be a teabagger?


Strap ons my friend, Strap ons.
 
2014-04-02 03:44:25 PM  

k4mi: maniacbastard: SecretAgentWoman: I'm a Texas woman who is going to be mighty pissed if Texas votes in Abbott.

I am voting for Wendy, but I know already that Abbott will most likely win. Because Texas is largely a state filled with the brain damaged.

I was of this opinion but the latest polls have her within striking distance which is just more proof of how badly Abbott has managed to bungle this whole thing.  The governorship was basically handed to him on a silver plate and he's been handling it like a bag full of super herpes.

They also left off the part where he pissed every teacher off in the state by saying they are all overpaid and he wants to cut teacher's salaries.  He's essentially made it a point to piss off EVERYONE that isn't a white middle aged straight man that owns guns. has a gun fetish.

 
2014-04-02 03:44:43 PM  
On average a woman only makes 75% of what a man does.  Similarly, GOP strategists appear to have only 75% of the intelligence Dem strategists do.
 
2014-04-02 03:50:05 PM  
Trivia Jockey: On average a woman only makes 75% of what a man does.  Similarly, GOP strategists appear to have only 75% of the intelligence Dem strategists do.

There are times I feel like this is on purpose rather than simple stupidity.  its like some meta joke that I'm not in on.
 
2014-04-02 03:52:07 PM  

Trivia Jockey: On average a woman only makes 75% of what a man does.  Similarly, GOP strategists appear to have only 75% of the intelligence Dem strategists do.


The Texas GOP know their audience, unfortunately for the rest of the GOP the whole country get to see the day-to-day details of campaigns in other states in a way that wasn't possible until recently.

Wendy Davis is almost certainly going to lose, but because the Texas GOP is so rabid about attacking her, and specifically attacking her on issues that affect women, the national image of the party is going to take a hit.
 
2014-04-02 03:55:07 PM  

spongeboob: DeaH: Because men have never in the history of the world waged war on men. That is why we live on such a peaceful planet.

That is so clownshoes I can't compose a response


Frankly, some women deserve to have war waged upon them.

/take my wife (ex) please
 
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