Attacking female democrats has long been a tactic for Republicans, but reports are showing that the GOP plans to focus their attacks on the women of the party.
The Hill reports:
The GOP aims to cast rank-and-file Democrats as puppets of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and other Democratic boogeymen, calculating that suburban and rural voters won’t want to replace their Republican lawmakers with Democrats beholden to the party’s power brokers.
But while those tactics fire up President Trump’s conservative base, it risks turning off the suburban and college-educated women seen as crucial voting blocs in the fall — especially since so many of the GOP targets happen to be women.
“Republicans need to be careful and smart about the language they use when they’re critical of female opponents,” Doug Heye, a GOP strategist, said in a telephone interview with The Hill.
Trump is known for calling out women on their intelligence on Twitter. Trump is also accused by a dozen women of sexual harassment, so no surprise at this attitude at all.