Good Luck with That

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape apologia; war on agency.]

Santorum. Akin. Walsh. Mourdock. Koster. Greig. These are just a few of the names of Republican politicians who have said colossally stupid things about women, abortion, and sexual assault during the last two election cycles.

It's a Big Problem (official political term) for the GOP, who need female voters to remain a viable party, even with gerrymandered districts that already give them more seats than a fair electoral landscape would, so, every once in awhile, we get a story about how the GOP is working on being "more sensitive" when talking about women's issues.

To wit: "GOP men tutored in running against women." That is an actual headline at Politico today lol.
The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to make sure there are no Todd Akin-style gaffes next year, so it's meeting with top aides of sitting Republicans to teach them what to say — or not to say — on the trail, especially when their boss is running against a woman.

Speaker John Boehner is serious, too. His own top aides met recently with Republican staff to discuss how lawmakers should talk to female constituents.

"Let me put it this way, some of these guys have a lot to learn," said a Republican staffer who attended the session in Boehner's office.

There have been "multiple sessions" with the NRCC where aides to incumbents were schooled in "messaging against women opponents," one GOP aide said.
Once again, I am laughing mirthlessly at the GOP's goal of keeping their misogynist garbage policies, but just strategizing ways of communicating those misogynist garbage policies with less nakedly offensive language. Neat!

Well, good luck with all that, boys.

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