James!: If you could just boil down the budget to something like a grocery list or a recipe for brownies so the ladies could understand.
kbronsito: Too bad about her gaffe. Ellmers was the glue holding together the GOP's outreach to women
Heliovdrake: "Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level," Ellmers said. "Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they've got some pie chart or graph behind them and they're talking about trillions of dollars and how, you know, the debt is awful and, you know, we all agree with that." [...]As for connecting to women specifically, Ellmers drove it home with a line that, had there been liberals in the audience, would have made the news."We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman's level and what everything that she is balancing in her life - that's the way to go," Ellmers said.Jesus Christ Ellmers, what an asshole.
ikanreed: Sorry, lady, the fact that pie charts are too advanced for you is just evidence you should be nowhere near any sort of legislative authority. It says nothing about women.
Captain Dan: I'm going to try to mount a defense of Ellmers.She's an idiot. As an idiot, she's used to being confused by large words and numbers above 20. Somewhere along the line, as an unconscious defense mechanism against her ignorance, she mistakenly concluded that her confusion is due to being a woman, rather than being an idiot. Therefore, she assumes that the problem is with women, rather than with idiots.
Rapmaster2000: Let me explain something to your tiny, lady brains. The budget is a lot like when your husband gives you money to get groceries and you spend too much of it on lady products and not enough on the Hungry Man dinners he asked for. Then we have a problem and somebody gets smacked around. Do you understand now?
salvador.hardin: Quibble with the word salad she spewed out all you want, her central premise, that the broad platitudes (government bad, taxes bad, debt bad) that currently pass for GOP policy statements aren't going to be effective in appealing to women, is solid advice. Democrats frame their issues in a way to make them more personal to women all the time. Take out the words Higher and Down and there is nothing controversial. Add in that we have no idea what tone she used, body language she employed, other contextual clues there might have been, or even know if these were the words she used, and you have absolutely nothing.Concern trolling is never attractive, regardless of who's doing it. If you are busy bemoaning the fact that your story doesn't have enough facts to be a real story, then you don't have a farking story.
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