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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

RNC Head: GOP ‘War on Women’ as Fictional as ‘War on Caterpillars’

April 5, 2012

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus used an unusual entomological analogy while arguing that an alleged GOP "war on women" is a Democratic and media-created phenomenon.

“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 on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” that will air this weekend. “It’s a fiction.” [video here]

Democrats seized on the comments Thursday, as the Democratic National Committee's Twitter feed announced: "GOP chair dismisses his party's attacks on women's rights, comparing it to a 'war on caterpillars,'" complete with the hashtag '#WomenArentInsects.'

 

Appearing in a separate interview on the Bloomberg show, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said: “The jury of women across America have ruled that the Republicans have been unbelievably extreme and out-of-touch and hyper-focused on cultural issues,” citing a recent USA Today/Gallup poll showing President Obama beating Mitt Romney by 18 points among women in certain swing states.

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