The Watcher Cat

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

The GOP "Charm Offensive" on Women

The GOP does seem to be taking an interesting tack in trying to gain womb's votes, don't they?

And conservatives are uneasily distancing themselves from Limbaugh's nasty slander of a Georgetown law student as a "slut" and a "prostitute" because she testified about other medical grounds for the prescription of contraception, but not very strenuously, because it is, after all, Limbaugh. Notably, Mitt Romney's schoolmarmish response ("not language I would have used"), earned a scornful response from David Axelrod: "Wow. Profiles in Courage," with an unanswered (to date) follow up: What about the spirit of what Rush said? Was that OK?"

But they must have a secret plan, you say. Of course, here it is being tested:

Seriously, the GOP base seems to have an unending appetite for cruelty, as Ta-Nehisi Coates argues at the link. Perhaps dear old Roger Delgado is the wrong mascot; perhaps I should have gone with:

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