Video: House Republican women make their case

posted at 2:01 pm on May 22, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

So far, the whole “war on wimmenses” strategy has come a cropper for Team Obama.  When former news anchor Campbell Brown calls the campaign “grating and even condescending,” it’s fair to say the effort has flopped.  However, that doesn’t mean that Republicans will ignore it.  Fourteen women of the House Republican Caucus have put together a new video that follows up a column last week in Politico, arguing for their common-sense approach to budgeting, regulation, and economics:

They also drew a sharp contrast to Democratic Party messaging in the “war on women” strategy in last week’s column:

That’s what makes the Democrats’ message to American women so strange and unsettling. For the past few months, the Democrats have been accusing Republicans of waging a “war on women” as if some honest disagreements between the parties — over matters like how an “Obamacare” mandate should affect religious institutions or the proper scope of federal law on tribal land — constitute a deliberate GOP campaign to take away women’s rights.

Nothing could be further from the truth, and Republican women have been at the forefront exposing these myths. Let’s face it: Republican women — like us — would never be part of a party that didn’t believe in women’s rights, equal pay for equal work and strong laws against sexual violence. The Republican Party believes in all of those things.

We also believe in something else: We believe that women want to be empowered. We believe that women want independence. We want opportunities. We want an equal chance to succeed — no special favors and no glass ceilings. We want our daughters to have those same opportunities, that same chance to live the American dream. We want our sons to have it, too.

What policies promote freedom, opportunity and self-ownership? Certainly not the Democrats’ Big Government policies. The Democrats showed their hand recently with their “Life of Julia” infographic. The Obama campaign used this to illustrate how a typical woman is dependent on government programs from birth to death — and how the GOP is supposedly undermining those programs.

Leaving aside that everything the “Julia” campaign said about Republicans is either mostly wrong or totally wrong, “Julia’s” life is not typical of American women. Nor is it something that we aspire to. We don’t see our lives as a product of government handouts. In fact, we resent the idea that we owe our success to bureaucrats, and not our own initiative.

How long do you suppose it will be before “Julia” disappears, much like her son does midway through her “life”?


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heh! tag= “Julia”

lolz!

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Video: House Republican women with testicles make their case

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hillsoftx on May 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM

There is only a war on stupid women.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

How long do you suppose it will be before “Julia” disappears, much like her son does midway through her “life”?

We should keep Julia around. At least until the election.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Hey Dems, nothing like marginalizing a lot of the wimminses. they’ll be thanking you in November!!

ted c on May 22, 2012 at 2:08 PM

“come a cropper” ??

lol….Been saving that one?

Tim_CA on May 22, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Well it sure seems that ‘this’ has backfired big time on bho/team? I might add, almost everything they fling out backfires on the d’s trying to distract from bho krappy 3 1/2 years? Keep up what you are bho/team you are making it real easy for us!
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letget on May 22, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Awesome….and about time!!!

Stand up and fight!!!

Amjean on May 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM

If you separate Julia to be “Ju” and “lia” you get who to see who these GOP women really are!!11!!!

/Rev. Wright

SouthernGent on May 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Thank you, ladies!

Hill60 on May 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Wait…I’m confused…….Weren’t we supposed to hate women?…..Isn’t that what all the gay threads Allahs been posting all about?/ Oh……………….

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Good ad.

Labamigo on May 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Republican Women Rawk!

btw Governor Romney, if you’re considering a woman for VP, may I suggest you take a long hard look at Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

<blockquoteThere is only a war on stupid women.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Exactly. Great video. November can’t get here fast enough. We’re gonna kick Obama’s butt!

conservativemusician on May 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Fourteen women of the House Republican Caucus have put together a new video that follows up a column last week in Politico, arguing for their common-sense approach to budgeting, regulation, and economincs:

None of the women in the House Republican Caucus have to avoid getting wet.

I’m pretty sure the House Democratic Caucus can’t say the same.

MessesWithTexas on May 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I’ll second that.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Video: House Republican women with testicles make their case
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hillsoftx on May 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM

…THANK YOU!…since our men don’t have any!…most of our men have to put the toliet seat down to pee!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Of course Flora, they will like to point to things like this. The fellow interviewing her, though I’m not sure who he is, not having tv in my life. Is a dick.

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 2:22 PM

It’s so refreshing to hear these women put into words how so many of us feel. Women’s rights has always been about choice, and the Democrats want to put us back into a life of dependency.

lea on May 22, 2012 at 2:28 PM

What a great video. ♥

Video: House Republican women with testicles make their case

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hillsoftx on May 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM

“If you want something said, ask a man…if you want something done, ask a woman.”
…Margaret Thatcher

tencole on May 22, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Bunch of rich horse ridin’ never-worked-a-day-in their-lives stepford wives.
/angryed

Seriously, good ad.

Brat on May 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM

the reason republican men are pro life is they spend so much time in the fetal position getting kicked by democrats. these women are awesome.

deimos on May 22, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Great vid. Thanks ladies…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 2:39 PM

A great ad! Hopefully this will be seen many times this fall in the “swing states”…how about during commercial breaks from “The View”?

Steve Z on May 22, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Has anyone else noticed something about the video? The women seemed….HAPPY! They didn’t have the typical liberal snarl that you see from Pelosi and the other hardcore lib feminists in Congress.

I also noticed that these women are mothers and grandmothers. Thankfully there are some women who don’t feel compelled to run to an abortion clinic every time they’re pregnant.

I wonder which “tolerant” spineless liberal “man” will be the first to hurl insults against them?

Kingfisher on May 22, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Always liked Marsha…..she comes across as demure,
soft spoken…..then she sticks the knife in !
HAHAHAHAHHHAHHA!!!

ToddPA on May 22, 2012 at 2:49 PM

TERRIFIC AD! Yes, it needed to be shouted. :)

the reason republican men are pro life is they spend so much time in the fetal position getting kicked by democrats. these women are awesome.

deimos on May 22, 2012 at 2:38 PM

LOL!

PatriotGal2257 on May 22, 2012 at 2:50 PM

My apologies in advance ladies.

But in that video there are more balls than Boehner has shown in the last several years.

Marcus Traianus on May 22, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Just an observation: Michele Bachmann and Kristi Noem are hawt.

Carry on…

IronDioPriest on May 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM

But in that video there are more balls than Boehner has shown in the last several years.

Marcus Traianus on May 22, 2012 at 2:50 PM

A football game has more balls in it than Boehner has shown…

Archivarix on May 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Great ad! Show it on NBC!

Christian Conservative on May 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM

How come Republican women are so much better looking that liberal hags..Boxer, Pelosi, Hillary come to mind as starters..can only imagine what “julia” is going to look like when she grows up…

LaRepublican on May 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

How come Republican women are so much better looking that liberal hags..Boxer, Pelosi, Hillary come to mind as starters..can only imagine what “julia” is going to look like when she grows up…

LaRepublican on May 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Don’t forget the “fairest of them all”

HELEN THOMAS!

ToddPA on May 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Just an observation: Michele Bachmann and Kristi Noem are hawt.

Carry on…

IronDioPriest on May 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Agreed. Other standouts are Marsha Blackburn and Jaime Herrera Beutler.

OneVision on May 22, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Imagine that…

… Republican women fighting back against a fake Democrat meme to distract against Obowma’a actual record.

Where are the guys…?

Seven Percent Solution on May 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Why is it that the female Republicans have more guts than the guys?

hachiban on May 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

i wouldnt mind having noem or ellmers help me draft a stimulus plan, or getting my budget reconciled. i’m so sorry….

t8stlikchkn on May 22, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Just an observation: Michele Bachmann and Kristi Noem are hawt.

Carry on…

IronDioPriest on May 22, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Eh, Noem was, until she inexplicably butchered her hair. Still agreed on Bachmann though.

And hooray for my Congresswoman, Ann Marie Buerkle! Elected in a D+3 district but not beholden to the myth that everybody in a swing district needs to act as a squishy useless moderate. Tied in her re-election bid, and the opponent is the d-bag that held the position from ’09 to ’11 – arrogant slime, no guarantee that undecideds will break in his direction any more than they did in ’10.

Gingotts on May 22, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Marsha! Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!

I really like this lady’s politics. She’s been my long-shot hope to be Mitt’s Veep.

MJBrutus on May 22, 2012 at 5:06 PM

btw Governor Romney, if you’re considering a woman for VP, may I suggest you take a long hard look at Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Ah, I see you beat me to it :-)

I’ve been floating her name for the job for months.

MJBrutus on May 22, 2012 at 5:13 PM

No! You can’t have my Congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn! She’s been the best Representative I’ve ever had.

Tennman on May 22, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Julia, being the good liberal would have aborted her blob of tissue known as her son…..

crosshugger on May 22, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Conservative women are so much more attractive than the lib left. Shallow, I know; but they are. Plus, less brain displaced by testosteron.

StevC on May 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

A football game has more balls in it than Boehner has shown…

Archivarix on May 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM

A Hockey Game has more balls than Boner.

Tim_CA on May 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I LOVE these broads! If only the Republican men had half the chutzpah…

fourbten on May 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM

None of the women in the House Republican Caucus have to avoid getting wet.

I’m pretty sure the House Democratic Caucus can’t say the same.

MessesWithTexas on May 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain …

AesopFan on May 23, 2012 at 2:41 PM