Yeah, I know. The GOP stereotype of a bunch of sniggering frat boys pointing their fingers and screaming "boobies" is rarely unfair.  The fact that the Republican party leadership (such as it is) has no better strategy than provoking feminist outrage to delight its drooling extremist base puts its limitations on full display.

A Drudge headline this week indicates the method to their madness:

Blame the betties for the lost jobs, we’re the new Mexicans.  Nancy Pelosi is a stand in for us all.  It’s reliable lizard brain trope.

But are they burning the brand with women in the process?  From the latest Daily Kos poll, May 18-May 21, 2009:

Among Women Favorable Unfavorable No Opinion
Barack Obama 70 24 6
Nancy Pelosi 39 44 17
Harry Reid 36 45 19
John Boehner 9 71 20
Mitch McConnell 16 65 19
John Boehner 9 71 20
Congressional Democrats 46 45 9
Congressional Republicans 5 80 15
Democratic Party 54 37

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Republican Party 14 78 8

I’m not a statistics expert by any means but in the last election, women cast 53% of the Presidential vote.  Obama got 56% of the female vote, while McCain drew 49%.

Congressional Republican have a five percent approval rating among women.  You’d have to look up to see Dick Cheney from there.  Math wizardry isn’t required to figure out that if the Republican Party has a 78% disapproval rating among women, up from 64% at the beginning of the year, they are not on a good trajectory for winning national elections in the future.

Women don’t even have to like Nancy Pelosi to recoil from the people lobbing this kind of stuff at a 69 year-old grandmother.

Update:  Jen N. has more.