Tag: Republicans

Paul LePage Calls For Trump ‘To Show Some Authoritarian Power’

Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post – October 12, 2016

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) would apparently like for Republican nominee Donald Trump to rule with absolute power and squelch personal freedom. At least that’s what he seemed to be saying in a radio interview Tuesday when he called for Trump to embrace authoritarianism.

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The GOP Tried to Fix its Woman Problem After 2012. It Failed Miserably.

Laura Bassett, Huffington Post – October 11, 2016
When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by double digits among women in 2012, it seemed as if the GOP’s “woman problem” had hit its nadir. It all added up to calamity for the Republican Party. Female voters soundly rejected Romney, Akin and other male GOP candidates in 2012.

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Level of Outrage Over Donald Trump Tape is Linked to Another Issue: Race

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Donald Trump’s Conduct Was Excused Again and Again. But Not This Time.

Michael Barbaro and Patrick Healy, New York Times – October 8, 2016

Why did a decade-old three-minute video provoke a sudden revolt by party officials against their nominee, an uprising that could very well destroy their chances of taking the White House? Because the glee with which he bragged about sexually assaulting women, by forcibly kissing them and grabbing their genitals, turned a boorish man into an outright predator.

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Let’s Join Megyn Kelly and Kellyanne Conway in Talking About the Gender Dynamics of 2016!

Philip Bump, Washington Post – October 5, 2016

After the vice-presidential debate Tuesday, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly sat down with Kellyanne Conway, perhaps alerted to the presence of Donald Trump’s campaign manager thanks to the candidate’s tweet. Toward the end of the segment, Conway noted that Hillary Clinton is barely earning half of the vote from women.

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Hillary Clinton Does Not Rule Out Sexism in 2016 Race

Liz Kreutz, ABC News – September 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton did not rule out sexism when responding to criticism by the Republican National Committee that she appeared “angry” during a forum on national security Wednesday night. “I’m going to let all of you ponder that last question,” the Democratic presidential nominee said with a smile when asked by ABC News whether she feels she is treated differently in this race because she is a woman. “I think there will be a lot of Ph.D. theses and popular journalism writing on that subject for years to come.”

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Reince Priebus Joins Long and Illustrious List of Men who Think Hillary Clinton Should Smile More

Katie McDonough, Fusion – September 7, 2016

A warm congratulations is in order for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus who on Wednesday night became the latest random-ass man to have an opinion about Hillary Clinton’s face.

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Can Kellyanne Conway Get Donald Trump To Stop Alienating Women?

Clare Malone, FiveThirtyEight – August 25, 2016

Enter Kellyanne Conway, who Trump hired as his campaign manager last week. Conway, a longtime GOP pollster, owns her own firm, “the polling company, inc./WomanTrend,” and if you couldn’t guess it from the name, she’s made a career in no small part by providing advice to politicians and marketers about what women want (a question Mel Gibson never definitively answered). Conway even wrote a book, “What Women Really Want,” with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, and when she joined the campaign last month as an adviser, The Washington Post wrote a story about her, headlined “Inside Donald Trump’s Strategy to Win Back Women.”

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Not With Her, But Not With Him: The Women of the *New* GOP

Rachel Combe, Elle – August 12, 2016

Donald Trump’s candidacy has been challenging for most Republican women, to say the least. And the GOP has written them off to an epic degree. Rachael Combe talks to the young, conservative female (and male) activists who are looking past November—and are already at work building a Grand New Party.

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Donald Trump Has a Woman Problem, and It Goes Far Beyond His Sexist Comments

Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan – August 8, 2016

It’s no secret that Donald Trump has a woman problem. His support among female voters isstartlingly low, and the list of sexist comments from the candidate continues to grow. But Trump’s female issues go deeper than his crass language and his lack of popularity with the ladies: He doesn’t seem to think women are qualified to hold positions of power at all.

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