Pants on fire Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Liarville) is facing a strong female adversary, Dem. Gwen Graham, in his Florida midterm race. As a way to try to bring in more female voters Southerland released this ad:
He claims to be an advocate for women and says that he voted for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which is not true. Southerland voted for the partisan Republican version which didn’t extend protection to Native American, LGBT, or undocumented immigrant women. He was one of the 138 House Republicans who voted against the bipartisan Senate bill that eventually became law.
Republicans do this all the time. Most recently we saw it when they claimed to have acted on immigration when in reality they voted on a bill they knew would never pass. Or the fifty plus times they’ve symbolically voted to repeal the healthcare law. It’s their modus operandi. They vote on things that have no chance and then claim that they’ve done something.
They lie to voters and it works for them when they’re lying to their base who are, let’s be honest, complete dumbasses. It does not, however, work with independent voters. Independent voters usually take the time to research their candidates.
That combined with their penchant for hating anyone who isn’t white spells big trouble for the future of the GOP.