Ugh. To borrow a line from the Daily Show, you do know we can hear you, right?
From the always-excellent Burnt Orange Report:
The Denton County Republican Party Chair Dianne Edmondson expressed her concern over "the super women ticket of Abortion Barbie with Hispanic Sen Leticia Van De Putte as her running mate." The weekly newsletter sent Tuesday is the last before the party will host a forum Monday with every candidate in the Lt. Governor and Attorney General's race.
….The term was originally credited to Erik Erikson a prominent Conservative Republican and the editor-in-chief at RedState who the GOP often looks to for messaging and reinforcement. It is no surprise that the insult is still in circulation on right wing blogs, but it is shocking to see it from a countywide elected party official just days before a high profile event.But is it really shocking to hear misogyny and racism from the GOP? No. Not really. Of course not. It's standard.
The Denton County Republican Party's Facebook event says that, "All major candidates for Texas Lt. Governor and Texas Attorney General have confirmed that they will be attending," and their website lists the following candidates:Indeed.
Lieutenant Governor Invited Candidates
Attorney General Invited Candidates
Ironically, in the very next sentence following the Barbie reference, Edmonds says, "We have our work cut out for us to dispute the Dems' false accusations of a Republican "war on women." Generally speaking, using offensive and objectifying language to describe women is not considered persuasive outreach. (emphasis added)
More rebranding fail from the GOP. The Republican War on Women rages on as intensely as ever.