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G.O.P. Split Over Whether to Emphasize Misogyny or Racism -- Andy Borowtiz

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With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, there is a deep divide among Republican leaders over whether to emphasize misogyny or racism as the campaign's closing theme. ***Humor***

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Kit B (276)
Friday October 26, 2012, 6:33 pm
(Photograph by Michael Conroy/AP.)

(The Borowitz Report)—With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, there is a deep divide among Republican leaders over whether to emphasize misogyny or racism as the campaign’s closing theme.

In one camp is the Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who says that his view that God is sometimes O.K. with rape is “gaining real traction with a key demographic: men who don’t like women very much.”

“I can’t tell you how many misogynists have come up to me at my rallies and said, ‘Thank you for saying what you said,’ ” he told reporters today. “I think they’re like, finally, someone’s taking a more nuanced position on rape.”

But in the other camp is the former New Hampshire governor John Sununu, who worries that the Republican Party’s emphasis on misogyny is threatening to drown out its “winning message of racism.”

“I understand the appeal of Mourdock’s anti-woman theme, but I worry that it’s going to overshadow our core value of racism, which is still our best shot at winning this thing,” he said. “In politics, you’ve got to dance with the one who brung you.”

Hoping to heal a possible rift with so little time left until Election Day, the R.N.C. chairman Reince Priebus said today that there is room for both views in today’s Republican Party: “Our ‘big tent’ message to voters should be this: come for the misogyny, stay for the racism."

by Andy Borowitz | The New Yorker Magazine |

Susanne R (234)
Friday October 26, 2012, 11:33 pm
Leave it to Reince Priebus to come up with an ideal solution! Otherwise, I wouldn't know which bigoted view to support...

wendy webber (28)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 3:04 am
Thanks Susanne R. I have been confused as to which bigoted view to support but now it's crystal clear!!

Kit B (276)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 9:05 am

I'm just not sure, misogyny,'s a tough call. Both are such inviting concepts, welcome to the Big Tent of the republican/T party.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 11:40 am
What the heck happened to the Homophobia?
With so much emphasis on "Biblical" Marriage {one Patriarch plus numerous concubines and slaves, kept indoors at all times and ruled over by the chief, and eldest, wife...}, it looked like that was a winning strategy in the Bible belt, where ALL men aspire to live like that...

Jae A (316)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 1:03 pm
Even if a women is 'white' the GOP males are not the best friend they could have. What I am sure of is any women is black/brown or any color/race than white, she's really in the crosshairs of the male Republican..especially the men and women of the teabagger klan and their agenda. Persons other than white in general...just a few that are 'poster folk' for them are ok...within limits of course.

They're not as homophobic in pulbic as they use to be since so many are afraid of being out'd themselves if they start scream'n and supporting that crap again :-). Still ok to be anit-Gay/Lesbian when it comes to marriage equality and their 'having children ' of their own though. They just have to make sure they aren't caught with their pants down in some air port bathroom doing the foot tap'n signal thang...donche' know.

I think the GOP party as a whole is focusing more, currently, on misogyny leaving it up to their sister spin group the Teabbagger Klans to rally/focus and promote racism.

Jae A (316)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 1:04 pm
Tough call to some maybe but the facts really look as they are going full steam ahead with both currently...IMO.

Kit B (276)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 1:13 pm

Maybe one could chose? A little bit of homophobia, some misogamy, sprinkled with a large helping of racism? I have to either laugh at this or cry, I chose to laugh. Each of these issues is used to stir the pot, create emotional responses for those not smart enough to understand.

Yvonne White (229)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 4:03 pm
LOL! BMutiny is right, can't leave out those homophobic core members..luckily the GreedyOnePercenters have "people" to do their multi-tasking hate-based, ohm, I mean Faith-based, stuff (like burning churchs & mosques, and running NRA beauty pagents, etc.)..:)

Kit B (276)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 4:20 pm

As expected Yvonne, funny stuff!

Nancy M (197)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 4:24 pm
Misogyny would affect more people. Of course, those of another race would feel left out once again. What's a Republican to do?

Kit B (276)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 4:30 pm

I know Nancy, decisions, decision!

JL A (281)
Saturday October 27, 2012, 8:01 pm
Will it strain the brain so much trying to choose that they accidentally fall asleep like Rip Van Winkle and awaken in another century trying to implement their sorely obsolete ideas? hmmmmm am I in a time warp and that already happened?

TomCat S (129)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 9:40 am
It must be really hard for them. They are so adept at both.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 10:13 am
The GOP has very bad foot in the mouth disease.

James Maynard (84)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 12:16 pm
Gosh I had the impression they were pretty good
at multi-taking their ability to spread fear and
hatred. Shouldn't be any need to choose......

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 1:44 pm
Thanks Kit--another great post.

David Menard (43)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 2:26 pm
With all that corporate PAC money they can afford to do both

Carrie B (306)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 3:25 pm
Such a dilemma!

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 3:29 pm
Noted. I think they're steering clear of homophobia because it always comes back and bites them in the butt...

Nancy M (197)
Sunday October 28, 2012, 3:35 pm
Well, it ALL should come back and bite them in the butt.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Monday October 29, 2012, 3:13 pm
When those are the only choices in the party, then the party needs to die out.
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