It’s The Message Not The Messenger, Stupid

As long as Republicans continue to push for policies that are demeaning, shaming and utterly lacking in compassion, I don’t think efforts like this are likely to be successful. The problem is not that you don’t have enough women candidates. The problem is that even your women politicians show little understanding or interest in issues of economic inequality and income disparity affecting so many women.

When someone like Marsha Blackburn can say with a straight face that women don’t want pay equity laws like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, they “just want to be recognized,” Republicans are seen as out of touch (and rightfully so).

From The Tennessean link:

“I feel like (Democrats) do more for people that are not making good money,” Loretta Lindsey, a retired housekeeper, said in a recent interview on the square in Murfreesboro.

“I feel like there’s more caring on the Democratic side.”

That’s your problem, Republicans. I don’t know how much more obvious it can be.

Also? Stuff like this isn’t helping:



Filed under Democratic Party, equal pay, feminism, Republican Party, Tennessee, women's rights

3 responses to “It’s The Message Not The Messenger, Stupid

  1. democommie

    I would be fine with them being out of touch, so long as they were out of power.

  2. They’re just whackos….

    • …not ‘whacko’.

      dishonest, yes. indecent, yes. contemptible, reprehensible, awful, terrible, yes. not ‘whacko’.

      calling these fuckers ‘mentally ill’ is not only inaccurate, but improperly demonizes the people who =are= dealing with mental illness, and they =really= don’t need that on top of everything else.

      This isn’t meant to chastise – I’ve been guilty of doing the same thing for years and I’m trying to break myself of the habit, and I hope other people will do the same. 🙂