While we're certain they'll say that it's all in good fun, and nothing but a laugh, and, hey, no harm done, the College Republican National Committee
released a campaign ad that is so terrible and over-the-top and insulting that we felt the need to share it with you, ladies. The premise goes something like this: Girl needs wedding dress (of course), wants "The Rick Scott" because "budget is really important" or something, has mom who prefers "The Charlie Crist" even with its "extra costs," girl gets "The Rick Scott" eventually because girls, we guess, are dumb and need to walk down the aisle? Beyond the facts that Rick Scott has not supported equal pay for women, has supported limiting reproductive rights, has not advanced Medicaid expansion and has basically been the worst dickhead boyfriend/daddy-figure you could ever want at college age,
who is managing the optics of this pop-culture pull down? Seriously? "Say Yes to the Dress" is your template? Back to class, College Republicans. This is a new low.
AS EXPECTED! The Florida Dems have responded:
Today, in response to the College Republicans’ demeaning and sexist “Say Yes to Rick Scott” ad, FDP Chair Allison Tant released the following statement:
“If Florida women needed another reminder that Rick Scott just isn’t on their side, they got one today. With his latest ad, sponsored by the College Republican National Committee, Rick Scott demonstrates that he doesn’t have a clue what’s important to women, or how to talk to us. As governor, Scott has refused to support equal pay for women and restricted women’s access to health care. Now, Scott equates voting with choosing a wedding dress, diminishing both voting and marriage — it's laughable, demeaning, and sexist.
“Politicians like Rick Scott think the key to a woman’s vote is to ignore the issues and talk about about dresses and reality TV. That’s insulting. Rick Scott should take down this ad immediately, and apologize."