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Friday, January 24, 2014

Republican Men Speaking About Women

Every Republican woman in America should be demanding to see the talking points for male GOP politicians who insist on speaking about the female psyche.  For reasons beyond comprehension, Republican politicians seem obsessed with defining women, a subject they clearly don't understand. 

Whatever words were in the condescending talking points political wanna-be Mike Huckabee used in a recent speech, they should be destroyed. In fact, Republican women should put all the "women talking points" used by male GOP politicians into a paper shredder and burn the remnants.

Huckabee is among a line-up of politicians to grab the political spotlight by talking about women. This has been a stupid move for the men who attempt to gain political favor by using women as the misplaced focus of their attention getting scheme. 

In a ridiculously titled speech called "The War For Women", Huckabee said,  "Our (GOP) party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war on them; it’s war for them. And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. Let us take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be."  (Even typing this gives me a headache.)

Dear Governor Huckabee- you need to get a life! Stop talking about women. The above comment is astoundingly inaccurate and, frankly, laughable.  

In fact, Democrats are not the party offering to give women birth control pills. Rather, women are requesting them, all by themselves!

By the way, who is Uncle Sugar? Just askin', never heard of him.

Republican male politicians who are starving for media attention would do far-far better if they went out and into the people, emulating leaders like Pope Francis

Rather than talk about women, Huckabee should visit a shelter for abused women and speak to them. Rather than talk about women, Huckabee should spend the night with a single mother and help her to feed breakfast to her family. Rather than talk about women, Huckabee should try to live on food stamps for one week. 

If Huckabee and his male political counterparts really want to talk about women, they need to walk in our shoes, share our burdens and communicate from our point of view.

But the best advice I can give to all Republican men who are speaking about women is this - don't do it.

Meanwhile, those talking points used in the past must be burned.

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