Epic Fail Rick Scott

Outreach: Say Yes to the Rick Scott Dress

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This bridal-themed video ad produced by the College Republican National Committee isn’t quite as cringe-worthy as the conservative dating profile was, but it’s close. The bar is exceptionally high.

Apparently women should say ‘yes’ to voting for Governor Gollum because Charlie Crist is a very expensive dress and your mother likes it.

The bride-to-be likes the Rick Scott dress because Scott is a “trusted brand” that has “new ideas.” Mom, on the other hand, says you should choose the Charlie Crist dress because she “knows best.” And don’t forget the Charlie Crist costs more and you’ll be paying it off for “the rest of your life.”

You couldn’t be more patronizing if you tried.

This is clearly a surprise to Republicans, but you don’t have to reduce policy to a dating or wedding metaphor to appeal to women. You could instead try supporting policies that a majority of women support.

  • Jado

    “You could instead try supporting policies that a majority of women support.”

    I thought this was a Republican commercial? How are they supposed to support those sort of policies if they are Republicans? I am confused at your comment. I think the Republicans came up with the best commercial they could, given their circumstances.

    Your comment is like expecting a scorpion to cross a river on the back of a frog. It’s in their nature; why expect different?

  • Sabyen91

    Women are overly emotional and need to be led to vote for the right person!

    That is what this ad is saying. I am sure there is no way it will backfire…

  • j hentai

    also, maybe at this stage the republicans should drop the middle letters from outreach and just call it ou****ch, as most sensible people just wince when they hear the latest pathetic attempts to appear reasonable.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    This is clearly a surprise to Republicans, but you don’t have to reduce policy to a dating or wedding metaphor to appeal to women. You could instead try supporting policies that a majority of women support.

    But that would mean they would have to come to grips with their backwards thinking, misogynistic policies and realize they were wrong the entire time. And to them, being a Republican means never having to say you’re sorry about anything.

    • j hentai

      “being a Republican means never having to say you’re sorry about anything.” mainly because being a member of the “party of personal responsibilty” you can always find someone else to blame.

  • Scopedog

    Excuse me while I go off to puke….

  • Christopher Foxx

    I don’t get why women aren’t responding to the Republican messaging. I mean, they set it in a bridal shop. What more do women need?

    It’s because they left out the bon-bons, right? You know how girls like to eat bon-bons when they get together.

  • muselet

    That someone thought of this ad isn’t surprising. That someone greenlit the ad isn’t surprising. That the ad was shot and edited isn’t surprising. That someone thought it was a good idea to show the ad to the world, that’s surprising.

    Cerberus, at Sadly, No! said it best: “Any woman who votes for the Republican Party for any reason is a fucking moron at this point. I’m sorry ladies, but they couldn’t make it any more obvious that they hate you without being the director from A Serbian Film.”

    –alopecia

  • GrafZeppelin127

    You could instead try supporting policies that a majority of women support.

    When I was a teacher, it always seemed to me that if there were a list of 10 reasons students and their parents could think of to explain why the student got a low or failing grade on an assignment or for a course, #11 on that list would be, “the student’s work wasn’t very good.”

    If Republicans have a list of 10 reasons why they don’t appeal to women, #11 is “our policies are not good for women.” #12 is “our policies hurt women, insult women, and treat women with contempt.”

  • I like the Rick Scott because I’m a girl and don’t want to have any say over the issues in my life! That’s also why I’m getting married and swayed by a stupid parody video because wedding dress!

    Yep, Republicans TOTALLY get women.

    I always feel bad for the people who make these condescending videos.