Horrors: GOP House Candidate Once Said Women are “Emotional Rollercoasters”

Posted by on Oct 01, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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.


5 Responses to “Horrors: GOP House Candidate Once Said Women are “Emotional Rollercoasters””

  1. The War on Reality on 1/01/14 at 5:06 pm

    Thoughtcrime should always result in re-education. Comradette Garcia needs re-education so she will no longer wage war against her own gender. It was probably the result of hanging around those redneck cracker tea party terrorist rallies.

  2. Lea on 3/03/14 at 9:31 am

    “emotional rollercoasters

    It’s the hormones.

    Are we not allowed to makes jokes about even our own race/sex/orientation/whateverelsepeoplecareabout anymore? Like, a ginger can’t talk about being horny or having no soul?

  3. red speck on 3/03/14 at 10:03 am

    Uh-oh. Another sensible GOP candidate gaining traction. Quick! Break out the Dem Ad Machine…

    “Tea Party firebrand, Mr(s). XXXX, blah blah extreme blah blah Ted Cruz! Blah blah fringe blah trust? Values blah blah Tea Party blah blah devastating.”

  4. Mhjhnsn on 3/03/14 at 1:23 pm

    Yes, many people are still dumb enough to fall for this. Enough to decide the election? Depends on how close it is–but this is probably worth 1-2% of the vote, maybe more. That’s the difference between a solid 52-48 win and a tight loss.

    Rhetorical question, but at what point does the Republican Party actually start acting like it wants to win elections, as opposed to protecting its incumbents from primary challenges? The Democrats are absolutely shameless and utterly ruthless in opposition research and using anything they can find to greatest effect. They do this because it works.

    Given the priority the Democrats clearly set on destroying any rising GOP women and minority candidates because of the threat they pose to “the narrative,” why should any politically ambitious woman or minority choose to run as a GOP? If you do you are almost guaranteed to lose except in a few places, so your choice, really, is to move there, forego electoral politics, or change your positions and Party.

    I mean, at some point the GOPs won’t be able to find good candidates because no one will want to run the gauntlet, alone and unsupported and without a safety net if they lose (because the support goes to superannuated has-beens like Roberts and Cochran). Then what?

    The Dems do all this so much better.