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Maybe they’ll run for president in the next election

The Republicans are giving me some hope. They have quite the pair running for governor in Virginia: Cuccinelli and Jackson.

Here are some of the comments from Republican women in Virginia:

Waddell called “the worst ticket ever”, adding that she was “completely embarrassed and mortified by the Republican ticket of Cuccinelli and Jackson.”

Jan Schar told Blue Virginia that although she’s been a Republican for years, “I simply cannot support them,” as they would “end a woman’s right to make her own health care choices, including access to birth control.”

Schar was disturbed by the Republican ticket’s attack on Planned Parenthood, “which does so much good for women in Virginia…. to call them a racist group is simply beyond the pale and hopefully will frighten Virginians from voting for them. This team of three would take us back to their ideology.” Schar concluded, “I know so many Republicans who just can’t support [this ticket].”

Waddell (I/R) called Cuccinelli “extreme”, according to Blue Virigina, due in part to his “dangerous… anti-woman health agenda.” Reacting to the ticket’s charges against Planned Parenthood, she pointed out that it made “absolutely no sense to accuse Planned Parenthood of being a racist organization; it’s an organization which brings much needed health care to many.”

But that’s nothing. You should listen to Phyllis Schlafly’s latest remarks.

…in an interview this week with conservative radio program Focus Today, Schlafly just came right out and said it. Calling the GOP’s need to reach out to Latinos a “great myth,” Schlafly said that “the people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes, the white voters who didn’t vote in the last election.” Schlafly accused the Republican “establishment” of nominating “a series of losers…who don’t connect with the grassroots.”

“The propagandists are leading us down the wrong path,” she said. “There’s not any evidence at all that these Hispanics coming in from Mexico will vote Republican.”

Yay! Please please please, Republican party, quit pretending and just admit that you are the Wealthy White Man Party! Come right out with it in the next election, court the KKK, announce that you want to amend the Constitution to prohibit women from voting, sneer at all our citizens who are of Central and South American descent, campaign on a platform of banning contraception and evolution, and just be yourselves! I’ll enjoy it.

Unless they get elected, that is.

Comments

  1. Thumper; Atheist mate says

    Schlafly said that “the people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes, the white voters who didn’t vote in the last election.”

    It’s obvious that not enough White people voted, because what White person would vote for a n****r?

  2. says

    “There’s not any evidence at all that these Hispanics coming in from Mexico will vote Republican.”

    The thing is, she’s absolutely right about that. The problem, of course, is that there just aren’t enough right-wing white votes left. Especially not if they continue to alienate women and moderates.

  3. Ray, rude-ass yankee says

    Cuccinelli has been enough of a disaster as attorney general in Virginia, I shudder to think the damage he could do as governor..

  4. Olav says

    Ed:

    [...] I’ll enjoy it.

    Unless they get elected, that is.

    Yeah. Be careful what you wish for.

  5. Olav says

    Yeah, I meant PZ of course. That’s what you get when you switch back and forth between two such great weblogs.

  6. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

    I’m convinced that Schlafly is a Lich.

    I fear that woman’s undead corpse will be tormenting us for centuries. I mean she died 30 or 40 years ago…

    right?

  7. bbgunn says

    When I worked for an airline in St. Louis some years back, I occasionally checked in Schlafly for a flight. Her dismissiveness and condescension wasn’t reserved just for Hispanics back then.

  8. unbound says

    Cuccinelli was polling ahead for the longest time, and has only recently started polling behind McAuliffe. Neither candidate is well liked, so count on the oblivious masses to only pay attention to the commercials and not pay attention to what the idiot Cuccinelli has actually done for the past 10 years. I predict victory by advertising spending for this election.

  9. says

    Schlafly accused the Republican “establishment” of nominating “a series of losers…who don’t connect with the grassroots.”

    So Schlafly thinks Republicans need to nominate Barack Obama?

  10. hillaryrettig says

    The New Yorker has an absolutely astonishing article in the current issue about Chris Kyle, a celebrated sniper and author of Sniper. Basically, it’s the story of how Kyle and all the other vets mentioned returned from Iraq with huge PTSD and were basically thrown away like garbage, with little treatment or support. (And let’s never forget that this was a war built entirely on lies and engineered to enrich the oil companies and people like Halliburton.)

    The article explicitly states that Kyle was a devoted Republican, and presumably many of the other people in the article were as well, including the other damaged vets and their families and friends. What’s it going to take for people like these – whose very children are being destroyed – to wake up to the fact that, despite all the GOP’s lip service to patriotism and “our servicepeople,” the party leadership are almost all 1% users and haters who don’t give a shit and will *happily* send other people’s kids off to die?

    Oh, and about Kyle who chose to become a sniper, and killed 160+ people in Iraq and obviously loved it and worked hard to perfect his killing skills? His friends call him a “Christian” and “real man.” Naturally. The culture this article describes is a perfect example of everything the Atheism+ is fighting, and shows graphically how religion and a diseased form of hypermasculinity go hand in hand.

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/06/03/130603fa_fact_schmidle

  11. mikeyb says

    Besides defending white males from evil minorities and women, we must not ever forget the other major planks of the GOP: eliminating regulations and taxes for corporations and the rich, warmongering, theocracy, and demonizing liberals. Ever since Ronnie, they’ve been even more successful with these.

  12. David Marjanović says

    campaign on a platform of banning contraception and evolution

    And climate change, at least if it’s warming.

    See, Cuccinelli has understood that reality has a liberal bias – so he’s been fighting reality tooth and nail for 15 or 20 years now.

    So Schlafly thinks Republicans need to nominate Barack Obama?

    O hai! I maded you an Internetz, and I did not eated it.

  13. anteprepro says

    …how long have those Republican women been paying attention? Smearing Planned Parenthood is pretty much a plank of the Republican party platform.

    As for Schlafly:

    As of 2011, Hispanics accounted for 16.7% of the national population, or around 52 million people.[2] The Hispanic growth rate over the April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 period was 28.7% — about four times the rate of the nation’s total population (at 7.2%).[55] The growth rate from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2006 alone was 3.4%[56] — about three and a half times the rate of the nation’s total population (at 1.0%).[55] Based on the 2010 census, Hispanics are now the largest minority group in 191 out of 366 metropolitan areas in the US.[57] The projected Hispanic population of the United States for July 1, 2050 is 132.8 million people, or 30.2% of the nation’s total projected population on that date

    Please, follow Schafly’s advice, Republicans. Come out as Full-on Racists and explicitly denounce the fastest growing 17% of the population. Bring it on.

  14. grumpypathdoc says

    hillaryrettig @ 11

    Thanks for the link, I printed off the article to read later.

    Despite the criticism he received for saying it, Obama was quite right about certain individuals “clutching their guns and bibles”. The two certainly go together, don’t they?

    Despite the near certainty that the sniper Kyle suffered from PTSD, he most certainly volunteered to be trained as a sniper. Ergo he may, might, must have had an underlying desire to kill people. Of course “those” people he was trained to kill were “others”, substantial numbers of which live here in the USA.

    I just had a fleeting thought. I wonder what evolutionary psychology would have to say about why Kyle did what he did.

    Of course when I studied psychology and psychiatry it was in the dark ages of “nature vs. nurture”.

    Suddenly I feel the urge to follow Neil Gaiman’s advice and “Make Good Art”.

  15. grumpypathdoc says

    By the way PZ, why don’t you have a link so we can reply to a specific comment.
    Just askin.

  16. David Marjanović says

    By the way PZ, why don’t you have a link so we can reply to a specific comment.

    Use the <blockquote> tag instead, like I just did.

    Nested comments are evil. They mean that if you follow a thread, you have to scroll through the entire page again and again to see if anything’s new, instead of just continuing where you left off. They also mean that you can’t reply to more than one comment at once, unless you’re willing to start a whole new subthread…

  17. Ichthyic says

    Nested comments are evil.

    I thought he meant “linked”, literally?

    If I’m right, then for grumpydoc:

    when you roll over a comment with your mouse, you see the link for it appear next to the date, underneath the nym of the commenter.

    otherwise, yeah, just use the blockquote tags. If someone can’t figure out who you are replying to simply by scrolling up, they can always search the text on the page.

    gotta go with David: I can’t stand nested comments. It’s one of the reasons I’m not sorry to have been booted from Coyne’s blog.