by Barry Burch Jr.
Two things that you may get all the way through college without being educated on is how to treat money and how to treat the opposite sex.
This fact has finally been realized by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The organization has decided to take things back to square one. They have brought in top aides, as reported by the Washington Times, to help their candidates, who are up for re-election, have a better chance at sealing the deal.
And how are the aides going to do this exactly? They’re going to teach the politicians the proper way to talk to women.
Speaker John Boehner admitted that many from the Republican party are interested in this initiative, including his aides. Just about everyone is looking to attract more women.
According to Politico, a Republican staffer attending the strategy session in Mr. Boehner’s office offered, “Let me put it this way, some of these guys have a lot to learn.”
There have been “multiple sessions” held by the NRCC on the topic of how to talk to women, as reported by a GOP aide.
The Republicans are naturally afraid of another tumultuous slip up. The party dropped in the polls significantly after Missouri Senate-hopeful Todd Akin made remarks about “legitimate rape.” Also, Sen. Saxby Chambliss attributed rape in the military to male hormones, giving off the impression that he holds a dismissive attitude on the subject of the highly emotive and talked about problem.
Not to mention, Democrats are not letting up. The group has for a while been campaigning aggressively against the GOP; accusing them of an ongoing war on women.
Next year the GOP will be able to see exactly where they stand. There are 10 races which involve male republicans and female democrats, according to Politico. There will likely be more to come.
Mrs. Wasserman Schultz offered some advice to Republicans on Thursday, saying the organization should put an end to their initiatives to defund Planned Parenthood and decrease women’s access to birth control. She said that it would also help Republicans to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
She explained, “The Republicans have not been able to get the overwhelming support of women and Democrats have because we are right on the issues that matter to women, and they are wrong. That is the kind of education they need to give to their candidate, and until they do, they are not going to get much support from women voters in this country.”
Barry is a scholar, who enjoys writing, arithmetic and politics. Reach him @ Barryburchjr@gmail.com