Politico: GOP poll of women: Party 'stuck in past'

A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”

Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO. It was presented to a small number of senior aides this month on Capitol Hill, according to multiple sources...

Republicans have long had a troubled relationship with female voters, but this report, which comes out just months before Election Day, is the most recent detailed illustration of the problem. Republicans have several initiatives to attract female candidates and voters. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, the No. 4 House Republican, for example, is spearheading her chamber’s effort. The Republican National Committee is trying to engage women in 25 “targeted counties for the midterm election,” a spokesman said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/gop-poll-of-women-party-stuck-in-past-110398.html#ixzz3BiYvMr56


The GOP has not yet made the

The GOP has not yet made the connection between economics and the needs of women voters.

Birth control is an economic issue.
Equal pay is an economic issue.
Sexual harassment is an economic issue.
Good public education is an economic issue.
Good child care is an economic issue.
Voting rights is an economic issue.
Medicaid expansion is an economic issue.
There is more to life than 'job creation.'

You nailed it, Vicki

Let's draw them a chart and send it by Rep. Renee Ellmers.

Martha Brock

Speaking of WASP males who just don't "get it"

Republican Wake County fCommissioner candidates are refusing to participate in local league of Women Voters' forums this fall.

"While we appreciate your offer, we believe your group has a scope that is too narrow to adequately preserve the impartiality of the setting needed for a full and fair discussion of local issues," the commissioners said in the letter.

Meanwhile, the four commissioners, who are all up for re-election, were expected to participate in a Thursday night forum sponsored by the conservative Wake County Taxpayers Association...

The conservative Civitas Institute also has urged Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis to drop out of a LWV-sponsored debate with Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.

“Speaker Tillis should not be lending his stature to the League of Women Voters while they are working with left-wing groups standing in the way of beneficial legislation," Civitas President Francis DeLuca said in a statement, noting that LWV is part of lawsuits challenging redrawn legislative and congressional voting maps and a sweeping elections law that, among other provisions, would require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Read more at http://www.wral.com/gop-wake-commissioners-spurn-league-of-women-voters/13933647/#l9JcXElH17ExuDJq.99f

Martha Brock

Sounds about right

Anyone who works for justice of any sort is "left-wing", says Frannie, whereas groups such as Civitas, Locked-in-the-John and the Wake County Taxpayer Asses are pillars of pure, unbiased honesty.

Surely one of the signs that you're a pretty sorry individual is that you attack the League of Women Voters. Just wow, Fran.

Could be a good strategy, though. The empty chairs will say fewer stupid things than the Wake GOP commissioners would say!

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Lynn Shoemaker points out Civitas' tax exempt status

Lynn Shoemaker questions on FaceBook the organization's legal right to speak out on a partisan issue as it did, since it is a 501(c)3 group. I don't know the tax code well on this. Anyone want to weigh in on this?

Here is the article to which Lynn responded.

Martha Brock

Fran has violated every aspect of the 501(c)3 status

and has been doing so for years with impunity. With Art Pope controlling the machine, every agency that could go after them is afraid.

Fleecing taxpayers is what Fran does best, always has, always will.

Straight from the IRS...

There can't be any doubt that Civitas breaks the law every time Frannie gets diarrhea of the mouth.

Exemption Requirements - 501(c)(3) Organizations


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