Former S.C. Republican Party (SCGOP) chairwoman Karen Floyd is hosting an “intimate, informative and innovative” gathering of “conservative” women in Charleston, S.C. later this month – part of her ongoing efforts to make everything in politics about one’s gender.
And yes … 1990 called. And wants its indignation back. Anyway, Floyd says 150 women will attend her conference on August 23-24 – including U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Renee Ellmers of North Carolina.
Hmmmm … wonder if this event will go down like the National Federation of Republican Women conference held in Charleston, S.C. back in 2010? Because that was quite the party …
Anyway, Floyd is back on her soapbox – playing the gender card in an effort to remain relevant on the political stage seeing as her own electoral ambition came up short a few years back.
“Where is the Party of Abraham Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony that once stood for equality, values and opportunity for all?” Floyd asks. “As Republican women leaders, how do we engage and energize other women? What are the policies that matter most to women and how do we address those issues with messaging that builds our Party, grows our ranks as Republican women elected officials and significantly impacts elections?”
Look, we’re all about the bashing the GOP. The party clearly sold its soul a long time ago (and continues to do so), but GOP feminazism is every bit as dangerous as Democratic feminazism in our book. Equality means not distinguishing on the basis of race, gender, creed, color or sexual orientation – which means irascible, um, “voices” like Floyd’s are every bit as guilty as those she assails.
Elected officials and candidates for public office don’t need to identify “policies that matter most to women,” they need to identify policies that matter most to citizens and taxpayers irrespective of any distinguishing characteristics. Meanwhile women like Floyd who think the only way to get ahead is to perpetually play the gender card need to locate – and put on – their big girl panties.