Two points to make since The Hill clearly was fed some oppo research and is presenting this as news. The candidate in question is a woman and she said this over seven years ago. But War on Women, or something.
New Hampshire Republican House candidate Marilinda Garcia argued that Democrats’ “insulting” focus on women’s issues like abortion and paycheck fairness distracts from the real issues she says women are concerned about, like jobs, energy and national security.
But Garcia may face distractions from her own preferred message. She once called women “emotional rollercoasters” during a floor speech on an abortion bill in the New Hampshire legislature — a remark that Democrats are likely to use against her as Election Day nears.
During a Tuesday interview with local radio station WGIR, Garcia was asked why Democrats were using “the women’s rights issue” to attack her in her race with Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.).
“Frankly, I think it’s insulting, because they’re preying upon what they see as a vulnerable group, one that can be swayed with scare tactics,” Garcia said.
She accused Democrats of “continually harp[ing] upon these social-issue scare tactics” to try to get at voters like herself — young single women. Garcia is 31, and her profile as a young, female Hispanic candidate has made her a rising star within the GOP even before she won a hard-fought primary fight last month.
God knows ‘we can’t have a young, female Hispanic in the GOP, so it’s time to dredge up a comment of hers from when she was 24. Yes, Democrats, please run on this.
I love how the headline portrays it as easy click bait:
NH GOP House candidate: ‘Most women are emotional roller coasters’
If you ask us, she can say whatever she wants, and we’ll glady take Ms. Garcia as a face of a younger GOP:
Oh, as for the opposition clip dug up, here you go. She actually says jokingly women are emotional rollercoasters. Now she must be destroyed.
My God, she’s terrifying, especially to the Democrat pantywaists:
Her opponent, incumbent Ann McLane Kuster, has released an ad showing footage of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand from Texas, embracing Garcia when he visited New Hampshire to stump for her recently.
“Marilinda Garcia’s positions are simply too extreme for New Hampshire,” said Kuster spokeswoman Rosie Hilmer to WMUR, an ABC affiliate. “From wanting to completely abolish the Department of Education, to opposing the Violence Against Women Act and a woman’s right to choose, to voting to privatize Social Security, her policies would be devastating for hardworking Granite State families across the board.”
“Students, women, seniors, and their families,” Hilmer continued, “deserve to know the truth this election season about how Garcia’s extreme Tea Party positions would affect them.”
Are people still dumb enough to fall for this nonsense?
She earned her bachelors from Tufts University in 2006, as well as a Bachelors from the New England Conservatory of Music. She then went to Harvard, where she received a Master of Public Policy in 2010.
Yes, just another extreme zealot.