I thought Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was about as bad as you can get with Republican women getting out there and trying to defend their presidential candidate Mitt Romney and why women don't like him, or Republicans in general for that matter. I was wrong.
After discussing the fact that S.C. Gov Nikki Haley was awarded a speaking spot at the Republican National Convention this year, and what her message would be, Fox host Greta Van Susteren asked Haley about Romney's problem with not doing so well in polling with women. What we got as a response was a whole lot of blather that didn't have a thing to do with women's issues.
Unlike her cohort in the House, Gov. Haley didn't even have a good lie ready for why Republicans really aren't against women having control over their own reproductive rights. In Haley's deluded little brain, it's supposedly all those evil Democrats' fault anyone thinks -- heaven forbid -- there's a "war on women" by the GOP. Just as McMorris Rodgers had previously tried to do, Haley decided to change the subject completely away from why women might not want to vote for Mitt Romney instead of answering Van Susteren's question.
HALEY: I think we have to educate more, you know and the more I get out, the more other people get out, we're starting to see the momentum. It will get down to those last thirty days. It will get down to have gas prices gone up or down? It's going to get down to what people are feeling in their wallets and their pocketbooks.
And I'll give you an example. I was stumping for Romney in Michigan and I was at a rally and an independent came up to me and said, you know, I don't know that much about Gov. Romney, but what I do know is that we deserve better. That's what this is going to come down to is, don't settle for what's not working.
They know that they deserve better. The American people know that they deserve better. They deserve jobs. They don't deserve increased taxes. They want to decrease taxes. They don't deserve seeing their military not taken care of and weakened. They deserve a strong military. They don't deserve watching their credit rating fall as a country. They deserve to see it's credit rating go up.
All of these things will change when we get a President Romney in office.
Yes, that's what's most important to women. Sorry, but I don't think military spending in the direction Mitt Romney wants to take it and gas prices, which the President doesn't necessarily have a lot of control over are on the top of the list as to how most women are going to vote.
Haley is just repeating standard Republican talking points like some kind of a robot here and completely ignored a great deal of the reasons female voters are not too happy with the Republican party right now. I think they continue to ignore those issues at their peril. Most women I know aren't particularly thrilled about the idea of one of our political parties taking us back to the 1950's when it comes to women's reproductive rights and the fact that we've got one political party coming out against paying for birth control.
Most women are affected by terrible economic policies as well and despite what Haley said here about Romney and how he'd govern in that regard, what he's shown of his economic policies would hurt most average working and poor women out there while rewarding the 1 percent like himself. You won't hear that on the Fox propaganda channel though.
You could tell Haley was pleased as punch with Van Susteren letting her spew her nonsense unchallenged by that sh*t eating grin you couldn't wipe off her face during the interview if you tried.