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GOP can't hide true agenda

I just read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s plan to bring the Republican Party back to relevance, and I have to say my sides are still sore from the best laugh I've had in ages ("A midterm election agenda for the GOP," Feb. 10).

So, Mr. Ehrlich thinks changing the window dressing will get women and minorities on board with their agenda of hatred of the very people they think are going to vote for them? Oh, please! These elderly white fossils are never going to appeal to anyone beyond their shrinking base.

I think it's very telling that the same day Mr. Ehrlich is busy tilting at the proverbial electoral windmills, another story surfaces that is far more indicative of the true Republican Party and their agenda of evil: Republicans in New Mexico are pushing a new law that will charge rape victims with a felony if they try get an abortion.

That's right folks, not only do Republicans think a rape-baby is a gift from God, they think that the woman is the real criminal when it happens. I guess her crime is having a reproductive system.

If Mr. Ehrlich is really serious about appealing to any voting bloc besides angry racists, just putting a new face on their message of hate and racism isn't going to do anything. If the Republicans expect to ever be relevant again, they are going to have to clean house and get rid of all their 18th century ideas and the nut jobs who believe in them.

William Smith, Baltimore

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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