A few weeks ago, Republicans in Colorado had a debate about “women’s issues” so their all-male slate of candidates could discuss the things women want. They ran the debate like “The Dating Game” — including the theme music — because women clearly want their representatives to woo them like a suitor.
I am not making this up.
This week, Michigan Republicans wanted to show their solidarity with women by tweeting a picture of the all-male group reading “women’s magazines” with the text “Don’t say we don’t understand women.”
If I have to explain to you why this is wrong, you may be a Republican.
Apparently under Texas’ new Voting Registration law, thousands of names are being removed from the voting rolls because … well, just because. Apparently they have had a total of one case of voter fraud over the past dozen years. That’s not 1%, that’s 1. Clearly, this is a major problem in a state with millions of people.
The latest news is that they are removing women who did not take their husband’s name under Texas law. Yes, you read that right — if you get married in Texas, you have to take your husband’s name. You have no choice in the matter. Your legal name will change even if you continue to call yourself by your maiden name.
And guess what? If you registered under your maiden name, you will no longer be allowed to vote because it’s not your freakin’ legal name any more. It doesn’t matter that the address is the same, the license is the same, your social security number is the same. You can’t vote.
As we can see, this fights voter fraud.
No, wait. No, it doesn’t do that in the slightest. Instead, it stops those women who refuse to take their husband’s name. You know — Democrats.
A Hooters restaurant (and I use that term loosely) recently posted a sign saying that they wouldn’t serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner because they believe, and I am not making this up, that “women should be treated with respect.”
When I commented upon this on a liberal Facebook page, I had a number of people who agreed but many more saying something along the lines of “Hey, those women have every right to be proud of their sexuality” and so on.
Well, that’s true. I am certainly not one to advocate closing Hooters simply because they only hire women who are good-looking and fire them if they gain weight. If women want to take those jobs, let them.
But don’t go kidding yourself and think that strutting around in shorts and a tight t-shirt while working in a place called “Hooters” where you are hired primarily because of how you look is the same thing as “respect.”