11 Best Worst Things Republicans Said In 2013

Without Republicans, there’d be fewer opportunities to use our favorite Jennifer Lawrence GIFs.

1. 11. The NRCC said it has scheduled “multiple sessions” to clue male incumbents in about how to “message against women opponents.”

Is Congress a middle school dance? It’s not so hard to talk to girls, GOP guys. You talk to them like they’re humans.

2. 10. Women are “nothing but abortion machines,” said Rush Limbaugh.

Rush is the kingmaker of name-calling, especially when it comes to being demeaning, judgmental and insulting to women.

3. 9. “Slap Hillary,” said extremist conservative super PAC The Hillary Project

The GOP can train their members about “woman sensitivity” until the cows come home, but when extreme right-wing groups depict violence against women as “fun and games,” we know they have a long way to go.

4. 8. “I want to shoot her right in the vagina and I don’t want her to die right away; I want her to feel the pain…” said right-wing host Peter Santilli

The quote is even longer and more graphic. And when following up on this violent threat, Santilli only made it worse…

6. 6. Alison Lundergan Grimes is an “empty dress,” said NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring.

In that same interview, he remarked that Grimes was a “freshman in high school struggling to remember the CliffsNotes after forgetting to read her homework assignment.” When Republicans don’t know how to react to a strong pro-choice Democratic woman candidate, all they can do is hurl insults.

7. 5. “Bqhatvwr,” said Scott Brown.

Ok, this one just makes us laugh.

8. 4. “Actually I voted for a much stronger version of the Violence Against Women Act than the one that ended up passing the Senate,” said Mitch McConell.

Actually you didn’t

9. 3. Calling state Senator Wendy Davis an “Abortion Barbie,” said Fox News contributor Erick Erickson

Calling a woman Barbie as an insult is typical for Republicans. If “Barbie” is their term for accomplished and successful women, ok.

10. 2. #Motorcyclevagina

This is more about what was unsaid. Quietly, North Carolina Republicans snuck an anti-choice amendment into the motorcycle safety bill without public notice. Stay classy, NC GOP.

11. 1. “Nothing bad is going to happen,” said Lindsey Graham on the introduction of the 20-week abortion ban.


As we wind down 2013, let’s not forget that for every Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell, there are thousands more women like Wendy Davis and Elizabeth Warren saying The Best Things EVER™. But that’s another list entirely.

Happy Holidays from EMILY’s List.

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