|The Denton County Republican Party's Facebook event says that, "All major candidates for Texas Lt. Governor and Texas Attorney General have confirmed that they will be attending," and their website lists the following candidates:
Lieutenant Governor Invited Candidates
Attorney General Invited Candidates
Ironically, in the very next sentence following the Barbie reference, Edmonds says, "We have our work cut out for us to dispute the Dems' false accusations of a Republican "war on women." Generally speaking, using offensive and objectifying language to describe women is not considered persuasive outreach.
The same could be said about being concerned with the "Hispanic Sen Leticia Van De Putte." Concerned maybe that Hispanics might show up to the polls? I hope that the candidates that are visiting the Denton County Republicans next week repudiate this kind disrespectful language towards women and Hispanics. Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Emmanuel Garcia said in an emailed statement, "Sadly, this is just more evidence on the Republican war on women and their "fantastic" Hispanic outreach program."
State Rep. Poncho Nevarez (D-Eagle Pass) chimed in on Twitter, "I would say to those Hispanics already in GOP fold or those being wooed.....This is what they think of you." To which Texas Monthly's Erica Grieder replied, "I genuinely don't understand why the many, many Rs who aren't dipshits don't call people out for this kind of thing." Rep. Nevarez described the deafening silence as "go along get along bs," adding that, "If you are Hispanic and understand the implicit msg you tell the GOP to stuff it. Enough is enough." The conversation was capped by a poignant reminder by a frustrated Grieder, "the go along get along' mentality is fundamentally un-Texan."
The Lt. Governor and Atty. General forum will include Q & A from the audience which will also participate in a straw poll following the event. Here are some questions they could expect:
"When will our party realize that using offensive and objectifying language to describe women is actually part of the "Republican War on Women?"
"How can the Republican Party dispute the War on Women with headlines from the Houston Chronicle like: New report gives Texas an "F-" on reproductive health and rights?"
"When will the Party move into 2014? No really, because the newsletter says, "Let's make 2013 the Year of the GOP."
"Will every candidate please roundly denounce the derogatory language used by the host of this forum?...Anyone?"
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