It Continues to Be a Real Mystery Why Republicans Aren't Connecting with a Majority of Female Voters

[Content Note: Disablism; misogyny.]

Wow. The Republicans are really plumbing the depths with this one:
The Republican National Committee has a new weapon in its ongoing effort to derail Hillary Clinton's road to the White House: a giant squirrel.

The "HRC Squirrel" mascot, which the RNC unveiled late last week, is "determined to let Americans know that another Clinton in the White House would be nuts."

According to the RNC press release, the squirrel "recognizes the dangers of a Hillary Clinton presidency and will continue to dig up her record, no matter how hard the liberal media tries to bury it."

It even has a Twitter account, @HRCSquirrel, that has gathered more than 1,000 followers.

"Find me where the nuts are," the squirrel's Twitter bio reads. "Right now that's the fiction aisle with anyone who believes @HillaryClinton's spin!"
Get it? It's a squirrel chasing nuts. So don't go trying to say that the RNC is using that as a double entendre to call Hillary Clinton and/or her supporters "crazy," because the RNC would never do that!

Even though they are totally using "nuts" as a synonym for crazy right in the tagline of their pathetic video: "Stop Hillary: Another Clinton in the White House is NUTS."

And even though Hillary Clinton supporters, especially her female supporters, were routinely called "crazy" during the 2008 primary.

And even though any woman who defends Hillary Clinton against thinly (or not so thinly) veiled sexism is gaslighted and called "crazy" now and then and forever.

Nope. It's just a fun little bit of wordplay that doesn't mean anything. The nuts are just metaphors! Metaphors for all the things that Hillary Clinton is hiding! Which, when you think about it, is some real metaphor fail! Because squirrels are the ones who hide nuts! They aren't hidden nut investigators!

It's really just more unintentional honesty on the part of the RNC. YOU'RE THE NUT-HIDER IN THIS PAINFULLY STUPID METAPHOR!


If only there were some way that we could use conservatives' previous misogyny against Hillary Clinton to take care of this current bullshit! OH WAIT I KNOW.

image of a Hillary Clinton nutcracker

[H/T to Shakesville Contributor Aphra_Behn.]

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