Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was recently asked about news stories that his party is losing support from American women.
Though polls clearly indicate this is the case, Mr. Priebus disputed that. Here's what he said:
If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars...It’s a fiction.In fact, American women have become increasingly dismayed and disturbed by legislation introduced by Republicans that restrict access to abortion and even contraception, and make access to reproductive health care in general more difficult and demeaning.
Not to mention the many cases where Republican policy-makers have, through means both subtle and overt, shown their disdain for womens' role in shaping American health policy, and impact our very ability to make our own decisions.
But Mr. Priebus thinks it's all a myth, with an analogy that compares American women to caterpillars.
You know something, Mr. Priebus?
Caterpillars don't vote.
Good luck with your efforts to win women voters. The way you're going, I'm sure that'll work out well.
Want a suggestion? Quit comparing us to insects.