Want to know how seriously the Republican Party takes women's rights in this country?
This morning, Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus dismissed his party's recent attacks on women's rights and women's health, telling Bloomberg TV that "it's a fiction"—as much as a "war on caterpillars" would be.
Here's the thing, Reince. Women across the country have very real, very serious reasons to feel their rights are under attack by the GOP. In just the past month, Senators Marco Rubio and Roy Blunt have led their party on a dangerous quest to end a woman's right to affordable preventive care and contraception. The Republican presidential front-runner, Mitt Romney, said he would "get rid of" Planned Parenthood's federal funding, putting the lives and health of millions of American women at risk. And as we marked the two year anniversary of Obamacare, which would end gender discrimination by insurance companies and ensure that every woman in American can get affordable health care, the GOP ramped up their repeal rhetoric.
These concerns are not "a fiction," nor are they even remotely equivalent to a "war on caterpillars." Women understand that, and Democrats understand that.
But the head of the GOP doesn't think the issue of women's rights warrants a serious response—and that is emblematic of what's wrong with the Republican Party.
On Twitter? Send a note to @Reince to let him know that the American people don't think his party's attacks on women's rights are "a fiction."