GOP Rep. Hanna Tells Women to Vote for Democrats

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 and is filed under Blog, Elections, Family Values, Issues

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Is it too much to ask for Republicans to be somewhat Republican?  Excuse us for trying to be “purist” and for “purging” anyone who fails to agree with us 100000% of the time, but isn’t this a bit much?

As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats.

“I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault,” he told the crowd of mostly women. “I’ll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side — my side — has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can’t succeed without your help.”

Now, let’s come out with the disclaimer up front.  We understand that this is a swing district and we will not elect a Jim DeMint here.  But is it too much to ask for our party that we elect a guy who supports Republicans?  Moreover, this is not exactly Nancy Pelosi’s district.  In fact, this upstate New York district (NY-24) is rated as R+2 by Charlie Cook.  To view that in its proper context, take a look at the neighboring 24th district.  It’s rated D+3, yet the incumbent, Ann Marie Buerkle, is staunchly pro-life.

Folks, we’ve got a lot of work to do.