In spite of boasting to the contrary, is the Republican Party of Florida not so sure they have a winning incumbent in Rick Scott? After all, common sense would say yes, given his record-breaking unpopularity. They showed their fear of Charlie Crist early on in spite of the fact that he's taking his time deciding whether to run or not.
Now it seems they fear another candidate and they're getting an early jump on attacking her while declaring yet another war on Florida women all at the same time. Because that's worked so well for them in the past. No doubt they're sad given that they were only able to pass one anti-abortion bill in this year's legislative session, and zero the year before, so I suppose this is another way to make sure women in Florida still know where they stand. They would also like you to know that liberals are scary. So given Nan Rich is and woman AND a liberal, she may be even more frightening than old Charlie.......to the RPOF.
But is Rich "scary" to voters? Not so much. Almost a year ago a PPP poll had local headlines declaring that Rich was already "trouncing" Rick Scott. Another poll from March had Scott leading Rich 42 percent to 36 percent, but that's apparently not good enough for the GOP.
Today the RPOF blog is attacking Democratic candidate Nan Rich in the largest red font they could find, blaring this headline (emphasis theirs):
THAT'S RICH! Liberal Champion Nan Endorsed By One Of Florida's Leading Pro-Abortion Organizations...Here's Why!
RICH SAYS DEMS SHOULD NOMINATE LIBERAL FROM SOUTH FLORIDA, GETS EARLY ENDORSEMENT FROM PRO-ABORTION ORGANIZATION
To back up those bold, nightmarish headlines, yes, both The Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times have in fact reported that Rich is a liberal. However, neither article paints her as a scary liberal, and one quotes from her endorsement by the National Organization for Women as "the best hope for Florida women." RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
Again, not nearly as haunting as the RPOF would have you believe, but OMG, did we mention she's "pro-abortion" asks the RPOF? Just in case anyone missed it in bold caps the first time:
RICH’S EXTREME LIBERAL POSITIONS ON ABORTION EARNED HER THAT ENDORSEMENT
As for that endorsement from "Pro-Abortion organizations?" One might think by their claim illustrated in all caps in blood-red that this group must be spanning the State of Florida encouraging abortions, or perhaps gangs of women are hunting pregnant women and forcing abortions on them. Why, if women vote for Nan Rich, perhaps those groups will push for an Abortionplex mandate?
Uh, no. This "pro-abortion group" is actually NOW, the National Organization For Women. Rather than the roving abortion pushers Republicans would have you imagine, they favor reproductive rights. They also work on other "horrifying issues" like supporting equal rights, marriage equality, Social Security, student loans, and reducing gun violence. In other words, all things that Republicans don't like, nor support. NOW also opposes things like violence against women in the military, as well as violence against all other women, so BE AFRAID!
Voters actually owe some thanks to the RPOF for this attack though, because it reminds them of all the time and money the legislature spent in years past proposing abortion bills and those that would prevent women from getting the health care they need, rather than legislation on the things that are important to them involving jobs, the environment, education, and letting them vote.
Just another reminder that the War On Women is still alive and well, and operating out of RPOF headquarters everywhere regardless of who the Democratic candidate will be.
Great job on that whole re-branding project...