Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MUST READ: Women and the GOP

You need to make this your must read of the day.

I want to ask the men leading the GOP some questions. Why didn’t you defend women from this raging sexist especially after so many Republican women — for so many years — eagerly defended the party from charges of sexism? You must make us out for fools.

Over the course of the GOP primary, it became clear that too many Republicans felt it was too politically risky to do anything that would offend the types of voters Trump was attracting in droves — the types who showed up at rallies wearing T-shirts that said, “Trump that b—-” and “She’s a c—, vote for Trump.”

When this election is over, the GOP is going to have to re-earn the trust of women, hispanic voters, and more. You may not like that and you may think the GOP shouldn’t bother, but that will be a recipe for disaster.

Amanda Carpenter is a friend and a rock solid conservative. When someone like Amanda is raising the red flag on this, Republicans seriously need to pay attention. Go read the whole thing.

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