The GOP’s gender gap

If my email inbox is any indicator, the politics of gender-baiting, fear-mongering and class warfare preferred by the Democrats is being directed at what Democrat party polling must show is the GOP’s weakest link: women.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published March 10, 2012

If my email inbox is any indicator, the politics of gender-baiting, fear-mongering and class warfare preferred by the Democrats is being directed at what Democrat party polling must show is the GOP’s weakest link: women.

In the last month I’ve received blast emails from Democrat notables, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bill Nelson, Donna Brazile, James Carville and Tampa’s own big-government liberal, Rep. Kathy Castor, among others.

For the most part the emails have contained emotionally charged and inflammatory messages suggesting the Republican Party is a threat to a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion, to Medicare and to the middle class. What’s next, orphaned children and abandoned puppies?

Here are some examples of the Democrats’ scare tactics:

“The Republicans’ recent disgraceful actions are nothing new. Since taking over the House in 2011, they have done everything in their power to declare war on the middle class, seniors and women.” — Donna Brazille, former DNC chair.

“Never in my lifetime have I seen Republicans in Congress so determined to silence women…” — Rep. Dianna DiGette.

“Have you been watching all these Republican men telling women what to do with their health care?” — James Carville, former Clinton adviser.

“Last week, the nation was appalled that Republicans held a hearing … that included a panel with five men and no women.” — Pelosi.

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Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.

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5 thoughts on “The GOP’s gender gap”

  1. Hmm. today I read the Tampa Tribune an an article on how the GOP is losing ground in the women vote. Then I get to the editorial page and lo and behold you have a similar column. Knowing that lead time you were a prophet and of course our GOP party does not want to admit we are in BIG TROUBLE. Let’s end the race today and swear Obama back into office.

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  2. It’s hard for me to swallow an accusation of Democrats utilizing “scare tactics” whilst the actions/policy for which the Republican Party is embracing many (and likely the majority of) women would aptly describe as scary. Moreover, you are describing a symptom, and its much more effectual on all sides to describe the cause: the policy of the party. Understanding how that policy scares women, and adjusting it so that it doesn’t, is the only way to rectify this issue. Laying blame on the “other” by calling out them, calling you out, is simply a perpetuation of the problem. Solutions, to me, and finding them are the far preferable course of action.

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  3. Reply to Scoop:

    Thanks for the recognition, (you’re right about lead time, I submitted that column at Noon on Tuesday), though I don’t know it was particularly insightful as much as stating the obvious once you put the pieces together.

    Anyhow, thanks for reading!

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