Kay Hagan and her liberal Democrat pals have been working hard to turn this year’s election campaigns into one big Womyn’s Studies seminar. Republican congresswoman Renee Ellmers apparently thinks THAT Is a groovy idea. See her latest piece of written wisdom:
Women constitute more than half of our country’s population. In fact, we represent 52 percent of the United States’ voting electorate. To state this differently: We are the majority.
In Congress, our representation stands at only 18 percent, and we hold perhaps 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions. But women are not a coalition or subset of the population.In fact, we have the numbers to change the status quo and determine the direction our country heads. Women will decide if Republicans win the majority in the Senate and which party will take the White House in 2016.
Okay. So, Republican Barbie is all in on the divide-and-conquer quotas game? *Nice.* MORE:
It’s past time for my party to relate to the modern American woman as the majority. But the good news for Republicans is that our party has done a substantial amount of work in areas that matter most to women — the economy, education and jobs. We’ve worked to create good-paying jobs, worked to grow a healthy economy and worked tirelessly to take care of American families.
Show of hands. WHO among you is looking for the government to take care of you and your family? (Where is that in the GOP platform?) Also, government DOES NOT create jobs. Ambitious, hard-working people DO THAT. MORE:
However, to truly succeed in engaging the female majority, our party and the political system must start with education. We need to teach girls at an even earlier stage about the necessity of getting involved in the political sphere, the importance of learning about the government and the ways the Republican Party is working for them. We can do this by providing students with opportunities through programs, internships and fellowships so they can practice putting knowledge into action — and we should tap into our school systems for assistance in recruiting motivated young girls to partake in these opportunities.
One such program is Running Start, which was established to remedy the low number of women serving as elected officials. I am fortunate to work with this organization’s Star Fellowship Program in an effort to give female students exposure to and hands-on training in the political process. I am proud to say that we have had four young ladies join our office for semester-long internships through this program.
Gee. I thought our party was all about promoting and practicing MLK Jr.’s “content of their character, not the color of their skin” (or shape of their anatomy) message. But here we have an elected Republican playing the Democrats’ race and gender identity game.
Women2Women is another example of the type of innovative program needed to educate and involve more women in the political realm. I had the opportunity to speak to this group in Charlotte, and it is truly focused on educating women about issues of importance to them — jobs, the economy and health care. It is exactly the type of initiative this country needs more of if we expect to involve more women in the political process.
This sounds like talking to women like they are dunces. Of course, this is the woman who encouraged her congressional colleagues to “talk down” to women’s level. MORE:
The bottom line is that we need to provide women with more opportunities to hear about the Republican Party, its goals and objectives, and how we are working to empower each of them.
Gee. I’d like someone to explain to me exactly what the Republican Party’s current goals and objectives are. MORE:
If Republicans want to engage women, we need to speak in a way that commands their attention. We need to speak about how today’s policies and current events directly affect them, their budgets, their livelihoods and the people who matter most in their lives: their families. The first step to addressing our engagement problem is through education. We need to convey how the party is working to empower and uplift women. And we should start by doing exactly that — engaging young, motivated women who express an interest in these matters. We need real initiatives and projects that seek to inform and explain the importance of remaining engaged in the political process.
Through these efforts, I am confident that we will recruit larger numbers of women to step into this realm, and that women’s representation in office will soon reflect a number truer to form — 52 percent — because, after all, we are the majority.