Let’s spell it out: in their desperate effort to achieve relevance through stridency, the Republicans have turned their backs on half the electorate. Brilliant move, guys.
It’s nice to already know the Republicans’ strategy as they lurch toward the long and bumpy road to someone else’s presidency. Removes the mystery.
Their new mantra, in GOP-speak: So long, ladies.
I’ll give them this: They’re no longer pretending to care about us. Yay for them for ending that charade. They don’t want us, and apparently they’ve decided they don’t need us. Or, as Jeb Bush put it on Tuesday: “I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues.”
Did I say half? Add 10-20% to that, since making Trump the frontrunner also alienates the Hispanic vote. It’s tempting to make Trump bear the brunt of the blame (Jeez, a guy who uses menstruation as an insult?) but let’s not forget that he’s a stalking horse, and whoever gets the Republican nomination is going to hold views just as odious.