Of Women and… Caterpillars?

Posted on April 7, 2012


My View of What’s Going on in the World Blog, April 7, 2012 by Brenda

It seems amazing to me that any group, organization or leader would show such blatant disregard for such a large constituency of voters in an election year, but the GOP seems to keep trying to draw water from the same rancid well.

It actually boggles the mind of the logical person. In an age when a person’s public remarks and/or voting record are merely a Google search away, how can someone hope to spin away the actions of the members of its party? The effort does seem to defy logic, but nevertheless, they keep trying.

This week, RNC chair Reince Preibus made the bold, albeit ridiculous claim that the “so-called” war on women was nothing but  ginned up public relations hype engineered by President Obama and the Democratic party to dupe us poor, misguided women into voting for them. He went further to suggest that if Democrats suggested there was a “war on caterpillars” we, as voters, would fall in line with that logic.

The level of disrespect that it takes to compare women with an insect in a stage of metamorphosis is such that I can’t fully wrap my mind around it. But, I’m spared from forming the words to directly respond to Mr. Preibus. As luck would have it, Karen Teegarden and UniteWomen.org came up with an exceptionally fitting response. I don’t actually expect a counter-response from Mr. Preibus or the RNC, but it would be quite interesting indeed to see him ( or any of them) talk their way out of this one…

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