Earlier today, Republican chairman Reince Priebus was asked about the Republican war on women:

HUNT: Let me ask you this. The Democrats of course say you are waging, the GOP is waging a war on women. I know you don’t agree with that, but looking at the polls, you have a gender gap problem. Recent polls show a huge, huge margin for Democrats among women voters. How big a problem is it? How do you close it?

PRIEBUS: Well, for one thing, if the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars, and mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we have problems with caterpillars. The fact of the matter is it’s a fiction and this started a war against the Vatican that this president pursued. He still hasn’t answered Archbishop Dolan’s issues with Obama world and Obamacare, so I think that’s the first issue.

Okay. So a major political figure makes a really dumb statement that kind of equates women with caterpillars and also just obfuscates a point, rather than addressing a problem within his own party. This kind of stuff is what Twitter is for. Sci-fi author John Scalzi got the hashtag "#GOPWarOnCaterpillars" started and it took off from there.

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It's just a fun, nerdy laugh, but it highlights a greater problem: These Republican schmucks think they're the innocent victims of a smear campaign. They see themselves as the caterpillars in this scenario. Incredible.