A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”
Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO. It was presented to a small number of senior aides this month on Capitol Hill, according to multiple sources.
It also found that Republicans “fail to speak to women in the different circumstances in which they live” — as breadwinners, for example. “This lack of understanding and acknowledgment closes many minds to Republican policy solutions,” the report says. The groups urge Republicans to embrace policies that “are not easily framed as driven by a desire to aid employers or ‘the rich.’” — GOP poll of women: Party ‘stuck in past’
Texas’ law is more restrictive than similar laws in other states, Hasen said, with fewer ID options that do not include some common forms like student ID. Gerald Hebert, one of the many attorneys representing the plaintiffs, said his research shows that about 750,000 people registered on the voter roll lack photo ID acceptable under the state’s voter ID law and that most groups who tend to lack valid identification are blacks and Hispanics. — Texas Tribune: Texas Voter ID Law Trial Begins in Corpus Christi
"If you or someone you know needs help obtaining an acceptable form of ID, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org" — TDP
If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.” — Kendra Wells. (via mysharona1987)
If you have ever said or thought something to the extent of, “If she didn’t want those pictures to get out, she shouldn’t have taken them,” I’m going to need you to remove yourself from my presence immediately and never speak to me again. Thanks.
I just filled out my application for ballot by mail, prepared to send out tomorrow. To all my fellow out-of-state Texans, please take a moment to do the same. Together we can turn Texas blue!
p.s. If you’re a Republican, I urge you to vote as well. I disagree with your choice, but I respect your right to choose. Interesting concept, huh? Sorry, I can’t help myself.