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During the 2012 election, the Democratic Party hit on a poweful message: that the GOP is waging a War on Women by — as they tell it — restricting access to contraceptives, condoning workplace discrimination, and showing indifference to rape victims. These positions are, of course, deeply dishonest: Republicans opposed Democratic efforts to create new subsidies for contraceptives; Democratic claims about income disparity have been repeatedly debunked; and even Todd Akin’s notoriously ham-handed and factually inaccurate comments about rape were intentionally twisted to mean something he very obviously did not say.
Figuring out how to combat this narrative — and, more broadly, how to find ways to make the GOP more appealing to younger, single women who don’t live in deep red states — is not a new discussion on Ricochet. Stipulating that we don’t want to fall into the trap of fighting the last campaign all over again, it’s an idea we need to combat.