Oh, boy! Another think piece from the WaPo for how The Confederacy can help those binders full of women:
“It’s not that Republicans don’t want to help women. They would rather help women the conservative way, some GOP strategists said.”
That sounds like getting dining tips from Jeffrey Dahmer.
Tell us more.
“Politicians should not focus on one group, the strategists argued, but the country as a whole. After all, if the economy flourishes, everyone prospers. Other Republicans say considerations for working women should be balanced against the needs of small businesses, as well as other economic concerns.”
“Skirts,” the strategists sighed, “Amiright?”
“Conservative economists tend to fear the unintended consequences of “one-size-fits-all” policies, said Katie Packer Gage, who co-founded Burning Glass, a political consulting firm that aims to help politicians connect with female voters.”
But wait a second, isn’t a one-size-fits-all policy what the ‘graph above says that the conservatives are advocating? Screw the demographics?
“The more Republican position is: There is only so much employers can bear before they stop hiring people and before the economy starts to suffer,” said Gage, a former Romney strategist. “Democrats are always going to hand out more tax dollars. But what is the breaking point?”
I think the breaking point is that the conservatives only want to help their paymasters raid the Treasury. Women and small bidnesses can pound sand until they can buy the congress, too. And then there are the conservatives like ancient hate goblin pessary Phyllis Schlafly don’t want women to be working.
So when you read this article is there actually anything that the conservative suggest that will connect with women voters? Not really, but there is a small quote from an actual woman(!) with a suggestion for the modern wingnut:
“A mother of three young children, Stapleton said she spends about $2,000 each month on day care, a cost that nearly matches her mortgage payment.
“Republicans, on a federal level, don’t look too much at working women, period,” she said. “If someone like Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio came up with a feasible plan to make child care cheaper, they’d win my vote.”
Keep waiting, Stapleton. The Rapture will come before conservatives do anything to help, and if they did it would be something along the lines of Schlafly’s advice: have your husband get a better job so you can stay home then you wouldn’t have such high day care bills.
Shorter Republican Policy: Bootstraps For Men, Go-Go Boots For Women.