Friday, October 09, 2009

Another one for Democratic Diva's "Conservative Misogyny" category

...this one's for you, Donna...

From the Sun-Sentinel (FL) -

Armed with handguns and AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, the members of the Southeast Broward Republican Club abandoned the usual community center for their club meeting this week, and gathered at a gun range where they fired bullets instead of political bombshells.


One of the shooters at the Tuesday evening event was Robert Lowry, a Republican candidate hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. Lowry's target had the letters "DWS" next to the silhouette head.

Lowry said he didn't know who wrote Wasserman Schultz' initials on his target, but said he knew they were there before he started shooting. He initially described it as a "joke," but after answering several questions he said it "was a mistake" to use a target labeled "DWS."

To all GOPers reading this:

I'm pretty tone deaf on a lot of this stuff (unless it's blatant, I tend to miss the misogyny. What can I say? I'm a guy. :) ), but even I can see the pattern in things like Jon Kyl's anti-maternity care tirade, the NRCC's call to put Nancy Pelosi, the first woman serving as speaker of the U.S. House "in her place", and this troubling incident (shooting a woman in effigy for having the audacity to oppose a male candidate).

Given that more than half the population of the United States is female, you are isolating your party from mainstream America.

Keep up the good work.

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