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

[Content Note: War on agency; misogyny. NB: Not only women need access to contraception.]

So, Congressional Democrats are planning to fight back legislatively against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. In part, this is a cynical political act ahead of a midterm election that they're probably going to lose, and they want to turn out female voters. But also, they're supposed to be the pro-choice party, and presumably a number of them actually give a fuck about the ramifications of this garbage ruling. To that end:
At least three bills are being crafted in the House and Senate to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which the high court used as the basis for its ruling that the contraception mandate violated federal law.

Democrats are expected to introduce the measures prior to Congress's August recess as part of an effort to recalibrate the party's election-year messaging. Their hope is to turn out female voters by casting the court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby as a strike against reproductive rights.
They don't really have to do much work to "cast" the court's decision as a strike against reproductive rights, since that is literally exactly what it is.

And the Republican response is, predictably, just as out of touch as ever with the majority of women's reactions to the ruling:
"The polling shows that when we fight back, women believe in what we're saying," Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said.

"The Dems are a one-trick pony, and waging a false war on women is the only way they believe they can win. If you don't fight back, why wouldn't the voters believe them? Those days are over, and we've been very open and aggressive with our messaging and tactics," Kukowski said.
First of all, that barely makes any sense. How do I get a job being paid six figures for generating incomprehensible word salad?

Second of all, what polling is showing that a majority of women believe in Republicans for "fighting back" against encroachments on reproductive healthcare? Would that be the same polling that convinced Republicans that Mitt Romney was definitely totally for sure going to win in 2012? Because whoooooooops.

I don't know who the Republicans think they're fooling with this rubbish. Even my more conservative female friends are not under the misapprehension that Democrats are the ones "waging a war on women."

No matter how many times the GOP sends out a female spokesperson to say it, it's never going to be true.

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