One Huge Problem with the Republican Party


House Republicans need to stop talking about rape.

That’s the message GOP lawmakers got here Wednesday evening from Kellyanne Conway, a top GOP pollster.

Conway dispensed the stern advice as part of a polling presentation she made alongside fellow GOP pollsters David Winston — an adviser to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) — and Dave Sackett. The comment was described by several sources in the room.

Conway said rape is a “four-letter word,” and Republicans simply need to stop talking about it in their races for office.

The Republicans need to be told by a pollster to stop talking about RAPE! When your party needs to be instructed to not diminish the horrors of rape, you're way, way, way beyond seriousness.

  • Chachizel

    “When your party needs to be instructed to not diminish the horrors of rape, you’re way, way, way beyond seriousness.”
    Not only are they NOT serious, it drives me crazy that instead of reconsidering their platform and their views, they want to change the way they talk about it. Instead of rethinking their policy choices and ideas, they still want to steal elections. They are just really really really out of touch with the American people….except for the LOUD and old minority that is their base. SMH

  • Brutlyhonest

    The republicans suck at many things, but messaging isn’t one of those. They have taken the time to understand how the typical american thinks and have spent a lot of time and money manipulating the public. It has been a deviously brilliant and effective perception management campaign.

  • zirgar

    Well, for that matter, they just need to fucking stop talking about anything and everything.

  • Username1016

    So, they’re not going to change what they THINK about rape, they’re just going to stop TALKING about it so the rest of us won’t be aware of their neanderthal views — which might lull us into voting for them? What’s wrong with this picture?

    Speaking of “what’s wrong,” what gives with the comments on this website lately? You click on “0 comments” and you get the post on its own — with no place to comment! I find the comment text box does come up if I wait, and try again, and fool around, and click “Contact” — not sure which of those actions eventually made it work — but, um?

    • http://twitter.com/tlavely Tony Lavely

      It’s a pollster’s message. She’s doing her job, telling them what the polls show her, in the context of ‘it’s the Republicans.’
      And waiting is what brings the comments to life. Bob went to Discus for comments, and the delayed start is a ‘feature.’

    • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

      Yep that was my first thought too. Don’t reconsider their thinking. Just hide it instead. That’s kind of like putting lipstick on a pig, ain’t it? (sorry, couldn’t resist)