Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) has some very ‘interesting’ ideas about how Republican men should talk to women. Apparently, she’s under the impression that they don’t talk down to women enough, because her advice to her colleges, according to the New Civil Rights Movement, is to speak “down to a woman’s level.”
On Friday, a group of the more conservative women in the United States House of Representatives attended an RNC Women conference, focusing on how to talk to women voters about Republican policies. Most of the attendees were of the Arch-Conservative “Republican Study Committee,” which is a group of about 170 House Republicans. This group apparently thinks that the GOP-lead House isn’t tough enough on the issues that really matter to Americans: abortion, same-sex marriage, and forcing more homeless people to starve and freeze in the street.
It was a big meeting, with all 19 Republican women from the House attending.
Among those present was Representative Renee Ellmers, a two-term Congresswoman from North Carolina. Ellmers made a name for herself last fall by opposing Obamacare on cable news channels with such ferocity and fervor that even her own constituents hammered her on Facebook for embarrassing them and her home state.
During the conference, Ellmers had a few — well, let’s be generous and call them “ideas” — about how her Republican colleges could talk to women:
“Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level,” Ellmers said. “Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they’ve got some pie chart or graph behind them and they’re talking about trillions of dollars and how, you know, the debt is awful and, you know, we all agree with that.
First she’s saying that men (perhaps only Republican men) don’t know how to connect with people. Second, she’s saying people are too stupid to understand pie charts.
Ellmers then said that women mainly want more time in their lives (don’t men as well?) and the first example she gave was that women wanted “more time in the morning to get ready.”
As for connecting to women specifically, Ellmers drove it home with a line that, had there been liberals in the audience, would have made the news.
“We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go,” Ellmers said.
See, this is why aliens won’t talk to us.
Ellmers is facing competition in the upcoming election from former American Idol star, Clay Aiken.