August 2, 2014 11:20 am -

Women's Trade Union LeagueRep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) tells us:

“You think about a changing 21st-century workforce and how women make up half of our workforce. Fifty percent are the primary income earners in their households,” McMorris Rodgers said a press conference on Wednesday. “They are making the majority of purchasing decisions — 80, 85 percent of purchasing decisions — yes, women like to shop. So our workforce has changed, but our laws also need to reflect what is a changing workforce.”

OK, telling us that women like shopping is a sexist cliché, but women’s economic power is real and very powerful, and so I suppose that women should be excited by a party that always favors people over multinational corporations, fair pay, an increase in the minimum wage, and high-quality education for everyone. Which is to say women should be excited by any party but the Republicans.

The Republicans would be better off with their more successful effort to regulate vaginas than to take this route.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to It’s A War For Women, Says The GOP

  1. tiredoftea August 2nd, 2014 at 11:46 am

    It’s simply her way of saying that the jobs women hold are really for “pin money” for the household and not serious career jobs that too many families need to afford a decent home, vehicles and food.

    • Mainah August 2nd, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Unless you’re Mitt, then you put them in Binders.

  2. Anomaly 100 August 2nd, 2014 at 11:51 am

    As a woman I could never vote for the Rapey Party.

  3. Mainah August 2nd, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Um, no. No I don’t’. I hate it. The only type of shopping I like, is food shopping. Up here, it’s a social activity and it isn’t stressful. You have a list and boom, done. But when it comes to my work, you better believe I want to be counted for what I do and not my gender. What is wrong with these guys?

    • tiredoftea August 2nd, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Do you reaaallllly need to ask tat question??

  4. Tengrain August 2nd, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I like the way Wingnuttia sends out a member of whatever identity group they are against to tell us that they are not against that group. It is just such ham-handed stagecraft, I almost feel embarassed for them.