The GOP "war on women" is over! Hold it, I'm being told now that it never existed.
Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus says that "war on women" you've been hearing about is a Democratic fabrication perpetuated by the media, as fictional as a "war on caterpillars."
"If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars," Priebus said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Political Capital with Al Hunt that will air this weekend. "The fact of the matter is, it's a fiction."
In reality, GOP war on women has greatly intensified the last few months, essentially aimed at restricting reproductive rights. How Priebus missed it is beyond comprehension.
Of course, the analogy was so strange, it allowed Priebus to avoid Hunt's question, which was how the GOP is going to close a "huge, huge margin for Democrats among women voters."
Ed will have a lot more to say about this tonight on The Ed Show at 8pET on MSNBC.
Meantime, this guy really has no business using analogies to make political points.
In January, Priebus called President Barack Obama "our own little Capt. Schettino" for "abandoning the ship here in the United States. He’s more interested in campaigning than doing his job as president."
Francesco Schettino, as you'll recall, was the captain who fled the Costa Concordia after cruise ship went aground Off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany in Italy. 30 people were killed and two more remain missing.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee compared President Obama to the Italian cruise ship captain who is charged with manslaughter. MSNBC's Melissa Harris Perry and Professor James Peterson join Ed Schultz to examine the increasingly extreme attacks on the President from the Right (Jan. 30, 2012).
Schettino denies charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship before all those aboard were evacuated.