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Dr. Maddow Takes On Reince “Orkin Man” Priebus

Doctor Rachel Maddow took on RNC Chairman Reince Priebus last night, even going so far as to mock his use of the word caterpillars to describe women. In her show, Dr. Maddow states:

“I think there’s just one piece missing from what otherwise is obviously a perfect analogy of women as caterpillars. If Democrats said that Republicans had a war on caterpillars, and every mainstream media outlet said Republicans had a war on caterpillars, the Republican party would not then just automatically have a problem with caterpillars. There is a missing piece of this analogy here, right?”

Dr. Maddow also said:

“In this analogy what he’s missing is the part where the Republican Party introduces hundreds of pieces of legislation all over the country attacking the rights of caterpillars, which in his analogy is in fact what the Republican Party has been doing,” she said. “The Republican party in this analogy has to be seen as a radically, what, anti-cocoon party? [...] Sacrifice the caterpillar? Save the cocoon? Metamorphosis?

“Reince Priebus, this is your life. This is what Republicans do under your leadership as Republican party chairman. All four remaining Republican presidential candidates are pledging to eliminate federal funding for family planning — all four of them say they support so-called ‘person-hood measures…’ You don’t have a problem with caterpillars because caterpillars have been mislead about your intentions. You’re the Orkin Man, dude.”

The Hill notes that:

In the Bloomberg interview, Priebus said: “If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and mainstream media outlets talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we have problems with caterpillars.”

Republicans are worried that they are losing the women’s vote this election cycle. It should be noted that Republicans in Wisconsin just took a step to make it harder for women to seek parity in their wages.

Somehow, the war on women seems rather a valid attack.

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