Lora Rae Anderson, the former chair of the College Republicans of Wisconsin who recently renounced her association with the Republican Party, has issued another statement reaffirming her decision, despite criticisms leveled against her.
“I don’t apologize for anything I mentioned,” said Anderson “I believe it was the right thing to do.”
As Anderson noted in her most recent press release, her original press release was meant to address a bigger issue, namely the direction of the Republican Party, which has veered further and further to the right in recent years. The Republican Party has become less inclusive than in years past, with many conservatives demonizing moderates as “Republicans In Name Only,” and in doing so, they’ve made it clear the only folks who have a home in the Republican Party are ideological purists who dare not deviate from the party line.
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Zach buddy let this one go. That presser is a week old and still confirms that Lora Rae is an idiot committing political suicide. I’m all for the Bit Tent, I never mind moderates in the party, and if I can paraphrase Reagan you shouldn’t make an 80% friend, you’re 20% enemy. But when one of those <80% friends throws the entire party under the bus, she deserves the negativity that's coming to her.
hope you libs let this go. Lora was a terrible CR and they can now move on from her.
How many statements does this self-important girl think she needs to make? We didn’t really care the first time.
And if you think the Republican party is the one demonizing moderates, let me ask you how many pro-life Democrats have been allowed to speak at their convention?
“self-important girl”…yeah right. I wonder how many times forgot referred to young male adults as “boys” in this context.
Sorry she’s still in college so I don’t think “girl” is out of line. I would probably refer to a male equivalent as a “guy” in this context. But incidentally you chose to point out your problem with my usage of “girl,” so that must mean you have no problem with my assessment of her being “self-important.”
Incidentally today Oprah had on her show Laura Bush and her daughters and Oprah said “I’m here with the Bush girls!” So you got a problem with Oprah too?
Yes, I actually do have a problem with the “self-important” part which is why I included it in my quote. It’s funny though how someone like you who has something to say about everything and then some…would accuse someone else of being “self-important”.
And, no, I didn’t have a problem with Oprah or Laura Bush referring to Laura’s daughters as girls. Like I said in my comment…”in this context”. They were being warm and fuzzy on Oprah talking about family life and they are Laura’s girls. You on the other hand were being rude, belittling, and sexist when discussing an adult woman’s political statement. So…keep it in context.
I don’t put out numerous personal press releases. If I did, I would consider that to be self-important.
Also, I don’t believe for one second you didn’t think the use of the word “girl” wasn’t belittling or that you didn’t think it wasn’t “out of line”.
And FYI, the word “guy” is not the male equivalent word to “girl”…the male equivalent word is “boy”.
You are free to question my integrity on something as ridiculous as this if you wish. I didn’t know Blogging Blue was exclusive to formal language. Informally I use “guys” and “girls” all the time, especially for someone in college. I didn’t know the English language had a standard for male/female equivalents in this area, but since you seem to know, please tell me what the female equivalent of “guy” would be?
Again, I find it humorous that you focus on the word “girl” to be offended by and not the intended jab of her being “self-important.” If it makes you sleep easier, I will be sure to call her a self-important woman from now on. Just for you.
Give. Me. A. Break.
forgot…you’re a trip. First line in my 7:02am comment…what does it say?
If you read it and comprehended it then you wouldn’t have written: “Again, I find it humorous that you focus on the word “girl” to be offended by and not the intended jab of her being “self-important.””
The whole “jab” was the comment “self-important girl”.
Then you also wrote:
“You are free to question my integrity on something as ridiculous as this if you wish. I didn’t know Blogging Blue was exclusive to formal language. Informally I use “guys” and “girls” all the time, especially for someone in college. I didn’t know the English language had a standard for male/female equivalents in this area, but since you seem to know, please tell me what the female equivalent of “guy” would be?”
So…using a word like “person” or “woman” in place of the belittling term “girl” (in this context) is “formal language”? Okay. Whatever. And…who cares what the female equivalent of “guy” is…you didn’t use the word “guy”…you used the word “girl” and the male equivalent to “girl” is “boy” and the question was do you use the word “boy” when referring to adult men in politics?? That BTW is a rhetorical question because I really don’t want some lame ass non-response. I’ll just assume the answer is “no” since you diverted away from answering the actual question I asked you.
I don’t see an actual question anywhere. I just see a bunch of mumbo jumbo calling me a sexist, which isn’t even true.
“Who cares what the female equivalent of ‘guy’ is” you say. Well apparently YOU do. Since I said I would use the term “college guys and girls” and you say they are not equivalent. Well I think they are.
In this context or any, she’s a college girl. I would not refer to Hillary Clinton or a grown woman as a “girl” in the same way. Maybe it’s just an age thing. But in any event, you have given way too much air time to this ridiculous argument.
I’m sure I have been called far worse, but you can call me a “boy” or even “girl” for all I care. Typically liberal, you miss the point of an argument and instead focus on a meaningless label, so get off your PC high horse, Ms. Anon.
“Typically liberal, you miss the point of an argument and instead focus on a meaningless label, so get off your PC high horse, Ms. Anon.”
The point is your message (if there was one) got lost on me because once I read “self-important girl” that was enough for me…at that point I didn’t care what you had to say about this topic. Also…I really enjoyed the proverbial “typical liberal” comment…how original.
You may not care, but I certainly think it’s worth mentioning, because I’m sure Lora Rae Anderson isn’t alone in feeling that the Republican Party has lurched far to the right.
That’s why people like Rudy and Arnold had primetime speaking spots at the last convention. What moderates did the Democrats feature?
Bob Casey Jr.
We have a pro-life Democrat running in the 5th District…
Bob Casey Jr. spoke at the convention in 2008.
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