Democrats Are Using Republicans’ Sexism Against Them To Raise Big Money

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The war on women is not only costing the Republican Party elections, but their candidates’ sexist remarks are allowing Democrats to raise big money.

According to The New York Times:

In the past few months, Republicans have called Wendy Davis, a Democratic candidate for Texas governor, “Abortion Barbie,” likened Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Senate candidate from Kentucky, to an “empty dress,” criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thighs, and referred to a pregnant woman as a “host.”

Democrats do not just get mad when they hear those words. They cash in.

Emily’s List, the political action committee that backs female candidates who support abortion rights, has raised a record $25 million this election cycle.

Republican sexism is not only helping Democrats build support and votes. It is also funnelling millions of dollars into Democratic candidates’ campaign funds. What Republicans have been doing with the war on women is more than morally wrong. This attempt to turn back the clock to a time when, “a woman’s place is in the home” is more than ill advised.

It’s politically stupid.

This mutant campaign against women’s right is the logical evolution of the anti-abortion movement, and the family values Republicans of decades past. These are the same extremists who rose to prominence within the Republican Party in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The difference between then and now is that there are no moderate Republicans to keep them in check. The social conservative extremists run the party now.

This has resulted in a wave of anti-women candidates and legislation at a time when women make up the majority of the electorate. It all means that this hateful campaign against women’s rights is costing the Republican Party elections.

Democrats are smart to mobilize and push back. Real rights are at stake. The outcome of many state and federal elections is often the difference between keeping and losing key fundamental rights.

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8 Replies to “Democrats Are Using Republicans’ Sexism Against Them To Raise Big Money”

  1. Well the GOTP is slowly sliding towards irrealevancy as they hitch their wagon to the shrinking demographic of angry white hillbillies, all the while pissing off women,LGBT, African Americans, Hispanics and veterans. If I missed anyone it is only because there are so many groups that dislike their message.Mark my words in 20 years The Republican Party will have gone the way of the Whigs.

  2. I remember when we were worried about *gaining* rights. Now we have to fight just to keep them from being taken away.

    Any woman now who votes Republican or just doesn’t vote deserves to be spayed.

  3. These freaks seem to forget that women are 51% of the population. Many are the family bread winner, to try and tell them that they should be barefoot and pregnant is not the way to go. We will remmeber in 2014 and 2016.

  4. I do hope that the women will get out and vote. Unfortunately, some of these women will vote for the party that does not have any of their best interests at heart.

  5. Donated today to Wendy Davis and Alex Sink, as well as Alan Grayson and Charlie Crist. My sister donates to Alison Grimes.

  6. Even the Fox News anchors who are listening to the brain spews of Bill O’Reilly are getting fed up and there will be a day when they won’t stay silent any more.

  7. The Republicans just can’t help themselves. When there isn’t an instance of one of them exhibiting a case of foot-in-mouth disease with openly backward misogyny, they are enacting policies that interfere with women’s unique health issues. They have provided a treasure trove of ammunition for Democrats to use against them. In the 21st century, our advanced technology makes it impossible for them to deny all the stupid and destructive things too many of them have said and done.

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