It's just an attempt to neuter any Tea Party support for conservative candidates who happen to have an R by their names.
It seeks to neuter the criticism of any lurking Paltrow naysayers wishing to transfer their negativity to Lively.
She says the Humane Society would like to enforce spay and neuter laws to the point where there would be no purebred dogs left.
late 14c., of grammatical gender, "neither masculine nor feminine," from Latin neuter "of the neuter gender," literally "neither one nor the other," from ne- "not, no" (see un-) + uter "either (of two)" (see whether). Probably a loan-translation of Greek oudeteros "neither, neuter." In 16c., it had the sense of "taking neither side, neutral."
1903, from neuter (adj.). Originally in reference to pet cats. Related: Neutered; neutering.
neuter neu·ter (nōō'tər, nyōō'-)
Having undeveloped or imperfectly developed sexual organs.