Friday, January 24, 2014

No Surprise Here

(Cartoon by Lee Judge, published in the Kansas City Star and featured at McClatchy DC.  Click on image to enlarge.)

File this away in the "nothing changes" drawer. 

The GOP still doesn't get it.  For all its talk about reaching out to minorities and women, the Republican leadership continues to dig itself deeper into the hole of wealthy old white guys.

From the Seattle P.I.:

Sixteen members of the Republican National Committee want the GOP to repudiate a “strategy of silence” on the abortion issue and speak out forcefully against Democrats “deceptive ‘war on women’ tactics.”

The resolution will be taken up this week at the RNC’s winter meeting, which coincides with the 41st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe vs. Wade” decision that legalized abortion.

“The Republican National Committee urges all Republican pro-life candidates, consultants and the Republican Political Action Committees to reject a strategy of silence on the abortion issue when candidates are attacked with ‘war on women’ rhetoric,” said the resolution.

The core of the resolution reads:

“RESOLVED: The Republican National Committee will support Republican pro-life candidates who fight back against Democrats’ deceptive ‘war on women’ rhetoric by pointing out the extreme positions on abortion held by Democratic opponents.”
“RESOLVED: The Republican National Committee will not support the strategy of Republican pro-life candidates who stay silent in the face of such deceptive rhetoric.”
In short, no soft-pedaling of the party position.

Now, if there were only some real Democrats out on the hustings for the 2014 election ...

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