Obviously this isn't exactly how it goes, but the Republican party definitely has a pattern of "standing up" for one group for the sole purpose of attacking another group. Whether its voters recognize that or not.
Merriam-Webster's definition of "republic": a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law. Republicans don't know how to republic.
I wouldn't necessarily call myself a Democrat, but now that I have uncovered how bastard-like most of the men (making decisions about women's vaginas) in the Republican Party are, I definitely will never vote Republican.