Why is it when Republicans are painted as not caring about a specific group (women, minorities) and their interests the response is to act as if those groups have no particular special interests?
I’m watching videos on YouTube and before one there’s a Romney/Ryan ad made up of nothing but women talking about how they’re voting for Romney because “jobs, jobs, jobs,” there’s nothing more important than jobs (and no, there are no specifics given in the ad).
It’s related to this cartoon, and similar ones that try to dismiss the idea that the GOP’s stances on abortion and female contraception can hurt them in any way. The idea is “No one really cares about abortion, certainly not women. They’re all upset about the terrible economy and how bad Obama has been at fixing things.”
Or earlier this year I remember at a couple cartoonists trying to make something of the fact that there are X number of unemployed black people. “Look how horrible Obama is! He’s going to lose the black vote come November!”
It begs the question (so many things conservatives do beg so many questions) of whether they’re stupid or lying. Are they stupid enough to believe women don’t care about reproductive rights? Or are they fully aware and they would prefer to dismiss countless women than acknowledge that their views on abortion are regressive and in the minority, rather than risk upsetting the Religious Right?
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