The College Republicans National Committee are running variations of the same ad across the nation. In the ad, they depict a young woman picking out a wedding dress and comparing it to picking a candidate for the November election. Apparently, the College Republicans believe that the way to close the gender gap is to run inane, sexist ads that insult women's intelligence.
Sadly, the College Republicans have brought a version of this ad to Wisconsin to make a push for Scott Walker.
The College Republicans are going to find this ad to be a hard sell in the state.
Just as with Walker's promises of job creation, lower taxes and ethics in government, Wisconsin women know that Walker is the master of the bait and switch.
While Walker and the College Republicans might try to sell Walker as being good for women, his record belies that. Some of Walker's attacks on women and women's rights include, but are in no way limited to:
- Refusing to raise the minimum wage (even though state law requires him to, calling the issue, "a distraction"
- Preempted paid sick leave laws,
- Weakened pay equality laws, even though the state was only 25th in that area,
- Cut state funding for women's health, forcing Planned Parenthood to close five centers,
- Refused federal funding to expand BadgerCare, cutting around 90,000 people from having healthcare, and
- Joined the Governor Ultrasound Club
So while the College Republicans are promising a brand new, gorgeous wedding dress with Scott Walker, what they really end up with is something totally different and not at all what they were told they would get:
The other thing they don't tell you in their ad is that the woman doesn't get to marry their fiancé. If they go with Walker, they get to marry the Koch Brothers.