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2014-05-06 03:54:24 PM
Plan:
1) treat them like human beings
2) no rape jokes
3) don't talk about babies at all
 
2014-05-06 04:21:02 PM
Democrats really shouldn't be so gung-ho about how bad the GOP is with woman. Woman vote in large numbers for Democrats, but the GOP wins alot and comes close a lot. So why aren't Democrats a little more concerned about how they can't win the male vote? Seriously, they should be concerned about that.
 
2014-05-06 04:21:38 PM
"We have allowed ourselves to be branded [in] a way I do not feel is representative of who we are as Republicans," says Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., of her party's negative reputation on women's issues.

media2.giphy.com
 
2014-05-06 04:27:09 PM
FTFA: "If you can demonstrate some compassion for people in general, even if it isn't specific to women, women respond to that," Gage says.

I think I've spotted the problem.
 
2014-05-06 04:50:28 PM
*grope*
 
2014-05-06 04:58:13 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: *grope*


Sounds like a good policy to me.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-06 05:24:43 PM
Why would Republicans offer any new policy? They don't believe their policy is the problem. They genuinely believe it's the presentation.
 
2014-05-06 05:32:19 PM

meat0918: "We have allowed ourselves to be branded [in] a way I do not feel is representative of who we are as Republicans," says Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., of her party's negative reputation on women's issues.


i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-06 05:35:59 PM
Do women care about Benghazi?
 
2014-05-06 05:36:28 PM
"GOP Softens Its Edge In An Attempt To Appeal To Women"

www.ccs.neu.edu
 
2014-05-06 05:39:02 PM

SurfaceTension: Why would Republicans offer any new policy? They don't believe their policy is the problem. They genuinely believe it's the presentation.


So instead of generic aspirin and a wire coat-hanger... it is a gel-caplet and a no slip hanger instead?
 
2014-05-06 05:39:48 PM

unyon: FTFA: "If you can demonstrate some compassion for people in general, even if it isn't specific to women, women respond to that," Gage says.

I think I've spotted the problem.


Step 2: go out and find someone to be compassionate to.
 
2014-05-06 05:39:58 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: meat0918: "We have allowed ourselves to be branded [in] a way I do not feel is representative of who we are as Republicans," says Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., of her party's negative reputation on women's issues.

[i58.tinypic.com image 250x250]


She went on to say she didn't deny the branding, but just that it looks bad, especially standing next to that other branding with the cute shoes.
 
2014-05-06 05:41:14 PM

DamnYankees: Democrats really shouldn't be so gung-ho about how bad the GOP is with woman. Woman vote in large numbers for Democrats, but the GOP wins alot and comes close a lot. So why aren't Democrats a little more concerned about how they can't win the male vote? Seriously, they should be concerned about that.


What with all the GOP voter obstruction efforts, can't win the mail vote, i could understand....
 
2014-05-06 05:42:31 PM

SurfaceTension: Why would Republicans offer any new policy? They don't believe their policy is the problem. They genuinely believe it's the presentation.


Ayup. It's all about messaging. They're just not messaging HARD ENOUGH. If they went and changed policy it might deny some rich guy a new yacht. Can't have that.
 
2014-05-06 05:42:44 PM
"If you can demonstrate some compassion for people in general, even if it isn't specific to women, women non-sociopaths respond to that," Gage says.

FTFY

She says if Republicans want women to listen, they need to stop bombarding them with data and focus on day-to-day concerns. Don't talk about energy; talk about gas prices. Don't talk about Obamacare; talk about getting to see your doctor.

As long as your employer and the GOP say it's ok.
 
2014-05-06 05:43:24 PM

DamnYankees: Democrats really shouldn't be so gung-ho about how bad the GOP is with woman. Woman vote in large numbers for Democrats, but the GOP wins alot and comes close a lot. So why aren't Democrats a little more concerned about how they can't win the male vote? Seriously, they should be concerned about that.


You sound concerned.
 
2014-05-06 05:44:07 PM

Gyrfalcon: unyon: FTFA: "If you can demonstrate some compassion for people in general, even if it isn't specific to women, women respond to that," Gage says.

I think I've spotted the problem.

Step 2: go out and find someone to be compassionate to.


They should start being compassionate to the job makers.  Those guys are doing all the work.  They drive the economy, and they deserve a break.

And what's this Equal Pay Day?  What about an Equal Work Day, where women do as much as their male counterparts and accept it as expected of them instead of biatching about it?
 
2014-05-06 05:44:21 PM
They may not have policy, but they've got a lot of new ways to try to sugarcoat asking you to go back to the kitchen.  Oh and binders.  So many binders.
 
2014-05-06 05:45:58 PM

palelizard: Gyrfalcon: unyon: FTFA: "If you can demonstrate some compassion for people in general, even if it isn't specific to women, women respond to that," Gage says.

I think I've spotted the problem.

Step 2: go out and find someone to be compassionate to.

They should start being compassionate to the job makers.  Those guys are doing all the work.  They drive the economy, and they deserve a break.

And what's this Equal Pay Day?  What about an Equal Work Day, where women do as much as their male counterparts and accept it as expected of them instead of biatching about it?


We should have it during White History Month!
 
2014-05-06 05:46:53 PM

SurfaceTension: Why would Republicans offer any new policy? They don't believe their policy is the problem. They genuinely believe it's the presentation.


Exactly.

Instead of, say, trying to change their platform to appeal to women, they aren't going to change a thing, and instead try to convince women that they are wrong with what they believe and they need to vote Republican.

Uh huh.

In a lot of ways it highlights the critical failure of the modern Republican Party: they have become so focused on ideology and dogma that they believe their doctrine is inherently infallible.  Instead of being based on broad concepts and ideals, and adjusting their platform within it, the hideous ideological chimera of the Republicans is unquestionable.

The modern Republican Party is a fusion of Christian Dominionists, Corporate Shills/Plutocrats, Randroids and Paranoid Militia/Anti-Government types.  The platform this has produced, of a religiously ruled state with unchecked corporate power, no taxes, and a virtually dismantled Federal Government is so ludicrous that nobody who reads the platform can agree with it. . .but everybody who votes Republican agrees with some part of it, and they just ignore the rest.

For a Non-Republican though, they look at the gestalt of the party, of that blend of Galt's Gulch and The Handmaids Tale with shades of The Turner Diaries and the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, and wonder who would be insane enough to want that.
 
2014-05-06 05:48:37 PM

palelizard: Gyrfalcon: unyon: FTFA: "If you can demonstrate some compassion for people in general, even if it isn't specific to women, women respond to that," Gage says.

I think I've spotted the problem.

Step 2: go out and find someone to be compassionate to.

They should start being compassionate to the job makers.  Those guys are doing all the work.  They drive the economy, and they deserve a break.

And what's this Equal Pay Day?  What about an Equal Work Day, where women do as much as their male counterparts and accept it as expected of them instead of biatching about it?


0
 
2014-05-06 05:49:22 PM

Maud Dib: DamnYankees: Democrats really shouldn't be so gung-ho about how bad the GOP is with woman. Woman vote in large numbers for Democrats, but the GOP wins alot and comes close a lot. So why aren't Democrats a little more concerned about how they can't win the male vote? Seriously, they should be concerned about that.

You sound concerned.


As a male liberal, I am concerned. I don't want the male vote conceded to conservatism.
 
2014-05-06 05:50:12 PM

DamnYankees: Democrats really shouldn't be so gung-ho about how bad the GOP is with woman. Woman vote in large numbers for Democrats, but the GOP wins alot and comes close a lot. So why aren't Democrats a little more concerned about how they can't win the male vote? Seriously, they should be concerned about that.


My reaction to seeing the bottom graph was, "Dammit, male voters suck."

But actually, yeah, your thought sounds more productive.
 
2014-05-06 05:51:37 PM
Car_Ramrod:

She says if Republicans want women to listen, they need to stop bombarding them with data and focus on day-to-day concerns. Don't talk about energy; talk about gas prices. Don't talk about Obamacare; talk about getting to see your doctor.

Good god, could that BE any more insulting?
 
2014-05-06 05:52:36 PM
Silverstaff: ...

For a Non-Republican though, they look at the gestalt of the party, of that blend of Galt's Gulch and The Handmaids Tale with shades of The Turner Diaries and the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, and wonder who would be insane enough to want that.

23: Nothing is more important than your health ... except for your money. 
34: War is good for business
239: Never be afraid to mislabel a product.

and the most topical to the GOP is..

"Exploitation begins at home."
 
2014-05-06 05:54:30 PM

gaspode: Car_Ramrod:

She says if Republicans want women to listen, they need to stop bombarding them with data and focus on day-to-day concerns. Don't talk about energy; talk about gas prices. Don't talk about Obamacare; talk about getting to see your doctor.

Good god, could that BE any more insulting?


Macroeconomics are too complicated for little ladies. Better to phrase everything in terms of home-ec. That will fix it.
 
2014-05-06 05:55:39 PM

Weigard: palelizard: Gyrfalcon: unyon: FTFA: "If you can demonstrate some compassion for people in general, even if it isn't specific to women, women respond to that," Gage says.

I think I've spotted the problem.

Step 2: go out and find someone to be compassionate to.

They should start being compassionate to the job makers.  Those guys are doing all the work.  They drive the economy, and they deserve a break.

And what's this Equal Pay Day?  What about an Equal Work Day, where women do as much as their male counterparts and accept it as expected of them instead of biatching about it?

We should have it during White History Month!


And another thing--February gets an extra day every four years! Do any of the other months get an extra day? Nooooo, but do you hear them griping about it?
 
2014-05-06 05:56:44 PM

DamnYankees: Maud Dib: DamnYankees: Democrats really shouldn't be so gung-ho about how bad the GOP is with woman. Woman vote in large numbers for Democrats, but the GOP wins alot and comes close a lot. So why aren't Democrats a little more concerned about how they can't win the male vote? Seriously, they should be concerned about that.

You sound concerned.

As a male liberal, I am concerned. I don't want the male vote conceded to conservatism.


I think that may take time. If you're an ardent defender of the status quo from say 40 or 50 years ago, which would put you in the prime GOP demographic now, you're most likely to have benefited if you are a white, straight, Christian male. Since conservatives' goal is traditionally to defend the status quo, it makes sense that the people with the greatest advantages under the older models would be more likely to defend them.

We'll even out the sex breakdown of voters once we've got a generation that doesn't remember there being a distinct advantage in being born male as of the time they come of age. That way even future conservatives will accept that women being entirely and rightly equal is a part of the status quo, and thus normal and good.
 
2014-05-06 05:56:52 PM
DamnYankees: ...

Macroeconomics are too complicated for little ladies. Better to phrase everything in terms of home-ec. That will fix it.

Say what?

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/277873/bringing-budget-numbers- do wn-size-carrie-lukas
 
2014-05-06 05:57:39 PM

DamnYankees: gaspode: Car_Ramrod:

She says if Republicans want women to listen, they need to stop bombarding them with data and focus on day-to-day concerns. Don't talk about energy; talk about gas prices. Don't talk about Obamacare; talk about getting to see your doctor.

Good god, could that BE any more insulting?

Macroeconomics are too complicated for little ladies. Better to phrase everything in terms of home-ec. That will fix it.


You see, the economy is like a cinnamon roll and if you just let that frosting trickle down it makes the whole thing sweeter.
 
2014-05-06 05:57:46 PM

sobriquet by any other name: Silverstaff: ...

For a Non-Republican though, they look at the gestalt of the party, of that blend of Galt's Gulch and The Handmaids Tale with shades of The Turner Diaries and the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, and wonder who would be insane enough to want that.

23: Nothing is more important than your health ... except for your money. 
34: War is good for business
239: Never be afraid to mislabel a product.

and the most topical to the GOP is..

"Exploitation begins at home."


Now i know why Boehner is going orange. Next thing you know, he'l start growing HUGE lobes.
 
2014-05-06 05:58:35 PM
What republicans reaching out to women might look like:

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-05-06 05:58:53 PM

Silverstaff: SurfaceTension: Why would Republicans offer any new policy? They don't believe their policy is the problem. They genuinely believe it's the presentation.

Exactly.

Instead of, say, trying to change their platform to appeal to women, they aren't going to change a thing, and instead try to convince women that they are wrong with what they believe and they need to vote Republican.

Uh huh.

In a lot of ways it highlights the critical failure of the modern Republican Party: they have become so focused on ideology and dogma that they believe their doctrine is inherently infallible.  Instead of being based on broad concepts and ideals, and adjusting their platform within it, the hideous ideological chimera of the Republicans is unquestionable.

The modern Republican Party is a fusion of Christian Dominionists, Corporate Shills/Plutocrats, Randroids and Paranoid Militia/Anti-Government types.  The platform this has produced, of a religiously ruled state with unchecked corporate power, no taxes, and a virtually dismantled Federal Government is so ludicrous that nobody who reads the platform can agree with it. . .but everybody who votes Republican agrees with some part of it, and they just ignore the rest.

For a Non-Republican though, they look at the gestalt of the party, of that blend of Galt's Gulch and The Handmaids Tale with shades of The Turner Diaries and the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, and wonder who would be insane enough to want that.


Well said. I'd click Smart and Funny, but I'm on my phone.
 
2014-05-06 06:00:27 PM
oh, I don't know, they're women. If you give them too many details, they're going to get frustrated, start crying, get mad when you try to help them, then storm off and pout because life is unfair.

war on women, indeed.
 
2014-05-06 06:00:58 PM

gaspode: Car_Ramrod:

She says if Republicans want women to listen, they need to stop bombarding them with data and focus on day-to-day concerns. Don't talk about energy; talk about gas prices. Don't talk about Obamacare; talk about getting to see your doctor.

Good god, could that BE any more insulting?


Women don't need to worry their pretty little heads with facts.  Just talk to them about feelings and they'll vote for the strong manly Republican over the weak wimpy Democrat every time.
 
2014-05-06 06:02:53 PM

DamnYankees: Maud Dib: DamnYankees: Democrats really shouldn't be so gung-ho about how bad the GOP is with woman. Woman vote in large numbers for Democrats, but the GOP wins alot and comes close a lot. So why aren't Democrats a little more concerned about how they can't win the male vote? Seriously, they should be concerned about that.

You sound concerned.

As a male liberal, I am concerned. I don't want the male vote conceded to conservatism.


People tend to be more active about voting when they feel like their "way of life" is under threat. Most women who feel like they're being oppressed are going to vote Democrat, because they think those candidates will fight for their interests. Conversely, what creature is more threatened by the changing environment than the majestic White Southern Male? The reason you see Romney beating Obama among males by 8 points is because those particular males OVERWHELMINGLY support him at the polls.

So, if you're worried about the male vote being ceded to Republicans, then convince your liberal buddies to get off their ass and get more involved in politics.
 
2014-05-06 06:02:56 PM

DamnYankees: gaspode: Car_Ramrod:

She says if Republicans want women to listen, they need to stop bombarding them with data and focus on day-to-day concerns. Don't talk about energy; talk about gas prices. Don't talk about Obamacare; talk about getting to see your doctor.

Good god, could that BE any more insulting?

Macroeconomics are too complicated for little ladies. Better to phrase everything in terms of home-ec. That will fix it.


Definitely more insulting, but I think I can top it.

The whole thing is a waste as women don't really have opinions that differ from their men-folk and should be far too busy raising young Americans to participate in any politics.

/the preceding doesn't reflect my actual view and was actually kind of hard to type
 
2014-05-06 06:04:57 PM

Jormungandr: DamnYankees: gaspode: Car_Ramrod:

She says if Republicans want women to listen, they need to stop bombarding them with data and focus on day-to-day concerns. Don't talk about energy; talk about gas prices. Don't talk about Obamacare; talk about getting to see your doctor.

Good god, could that BE any more insulting?

Macroeconomics are too complicated for little ladies. Better to phrase everything in terms of home-ec. That will fix it.

Definitely more insulting, but I think I can top it.

The whole thing is a waste as women don't really have opinions that differ from their men-folk and should be far too busy raising young Americans to participate in any politics.

/the preceding doesn't reflect my actual view and was actually kind of hard to type


I guess THAT'S why the GOP hates teh gays! Because now it's TWO menfolk with IDEAS! They'll be ruuuined!
 
2014-05-06 06:07:54 PM
Good luck you farking pigs.

www.itakeitback.org
 
2014-05-06 06:09:43 PM
Some Farker in some other thread suggested that whenever one sees a Republican speaking, one should imagine a thought bubble over their head that says "gay sex" or "rape". I can no longer not do this, and I'm glad. Here, you try it:

media.npr.org

See? It works!
 
2014-05-06 06:09:46 PM
Pink elephants?
 
2014-05-06 06:16:36 PM
A Republican outreach strategy towards women features a hefty amount of "hover hand".
 
2014-05-06 06:16:36 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: meat0918: "We have allowed ourselves to be branded [in] a way I do not feel is representative of who we are as Republicans," says Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., of her party's negative reputation on women's issues.


Oh, that stupid biatch. We sent her to the OTHER Washington so we wouldn't have to listen to her dumb ass.

Sort of like Reichert. We actually manage to catch serial killers now, instead of hounding the wrong guy for 20 years until the guy that did it basically confesses.
 
2014-05-06 06:17:00 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: Some Farker in some other thread suggested that whenever one sees a Republican speaking, one should imagine a thought bubble over their head that says "gay sex" or "rape". I can no longer not do this, and I'm glad. Here, you try it:

[media.npr.org image 462x616]

See? It works!


God, she just keeps thinking about gay sex. It's disturbing.
 
2014-05-06 06:21:30 PM
If women stopped voting Republican this nonsense would stop right after the very next election.
 
2014-05-06 06:23:40 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: Some Farker in some other thread suggested that whenever one sees a Republican speaking, one should imagine a thought bubble over their head that says "gay sex" or "rape". I can no longer not do this, and I'm glad. Here, you try it:



See? It works!


Pearl necklaces, how quaint.
 
2014-05-06 06:24:50 PM
Are you still trying to force utrasound wands up their vaginas, GOP?  Still trying to tell them an aspirin between the knees is all the birth control they need?  Cutting funding to Planned Parenthood where a lot of poor women get their health services?

Good luck with your outreach.
 
2014-05-06 06:28:59 PM
The Republicans can easily reach out to everyone if they didn't act like psychopathic children who threaten to burn the house down every time their parents don't shoot the black neighbors when they see them outside.
 
2014-05-06 06:30:08 PM

RoxtarRyan: The Republicans can easily reach out to everyone if they didn't act like psychopathic children who threaten to burn the house down every time their parents don't shoot the black neighbors when they see them outside.


and an ant-eater could easily reach out to the colony if only it didn't desire their tasty carcasses
 
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