Skip to comments.Rep. Renee Ellmers' full comments regarding the 'war on women' narrative
Posted on 07/17/2014 3:15:20 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
On Sunday, I wrote an article about the GOP's poor messaging on the war on women narrative. I posted some comments from Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., who said GOP men need to bring their messages down to a woman's level.
Ellmers called me a liberal woman reporter and said I had taken her quote completely out of context.
Below are her full comments from the event Friday, along with the audio of her segment. I have bolded the comments I used in my original post.
"And we are, I will tell you that definitely at chairing the Republican Womens Policy Committee, that has been one of our main goals; is really working with our male colleagues.
Tone matters. How you speak to people matters.
One of the things that I will say and that I want especially when were talking about people, so thank you all for being here is that, we have a tendency to turn people off right away, depending on whats being said."
(SNIP) "The biggest need that women have is more time. We all want more time in our lives. More time in the morning to get ready. More time in the evening to spend time with our families. All of these things more time to move up that career path. Its about time. And we have to make sure that women understand that we understand that.
We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a womans level and what everything that she is balancing in her life thats the way to go."
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I went down and read through the comments after the article. Although the quoted passage was clearly a transcript of oral remarks—which never look good when written word for word—the commentators were uniformly critical of her language. She actually did not say much to criticize, except when she said “you have to talk down to a woman’s level.” Although that is probably true when talking to liberal women, she should have probably used different phrasing, like “you have to talk from a woman’s point of view.” However, in oral remarks, it is very difficult to pick the correct or best phrase to use in a situation.
I’d like to see how oral statements by any of the commentators would look when transcribed. They would probably be even less coherent than the representative’s.
This is why you have to be careful with liberals. They have a pack mentality, cannot think very well, and reflexively find things to criticize on an opponent that they would overlook on one of their own. Liberals are the lowest information of the low information voters.
She unquestionably put her foot in her mouth. Her opponent, the sodomite, however, has a truly horrid “in mouth” disease.