According to a Politico report last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee has begun tutoring their candidates on how to hide their hostility toward women and their anti-women agenda — especially when running against women. In reality, women know that this Republican Congress has pursued a divisive agenda including blocking contraceptive coverage, refusing to pass equal pay laws, blocking the Violence Against Women Act, overruling the health care decisions of women and their doctors, and raising women’s health care costs by allowing insurance companies to charge women more than men — obviously, there is a lot of ground to cover in these cover-up tutoring sessions.
“The Republican Congress’s problem with women isn’t what they say, it’s what they do,” said Emily Bittner of the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Republicans keep trying and failing to paper over their hostility toward women, but secret tutoring sessions can’t fix this problem. No amount of tutoring and talking points from the men in the House Republican Leadership can hide the true agenda of this Republican Congress: taking away contraception coverage, ending our guaranteed preventive care, and hiking costs for women by making our gender a pre-existing condition.”
A year after Republicans first touted their plans to improve their standing with women, it looks like Republicans in Congress haven’t learned anything about winning the votes of women. They still think the problem is what they say, not what they do.
- SHOT (January 2013): “GOP looks for ways to stop the rape comments” [POLITICO, 1/11/13]
- CHASER (December 2013): “GOP men tutored in running against women” [POLITICO, 12/5/13]