Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tell me again that there is no GOP "War on Women." Update!
This from Mother Jones:
Republicans had held up the law for more than a year over provisions designed to protect undocumented immigrants, Native Americans and members of the LGBT community. In a separate, earlier vote, the House rejected an alternative, stripped-down VAWA pushed by House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, instead embracing the bipartisan version of the bill the Senate passed last week.
The Senate version of the bill, however, was itself a modified version of Democrats' original bill, passed after Democrats acquiesced to Republican objections and removed a section that would have made more visas available to undocumented victims of domestic violence who help law enforcement prosecute their abusers. But the Senate's compromise bill wasn't good enough for the House Republican leadership, who introduced an alternate version that removed protections for members of the LGBT community and made it harder for tribal courts to prosecute non-Indian abusers.
Just to provide some context:
Thursday's vote was much closer than 2005, the last time the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized. This year, the bill passed 286-138, with just 87 Republicans joining all 199 Democrats (one Democrat did not vote). In 2005, there were only four "no" votes.
And look at the groups of people that this act will help protect, women, gays, and immigrants. The VERY people that the Republican party has admitted they need to do a better job of reaching out to.
Well good job so far morons!
If this does not absolutely prove beyond any shadow of the doubt that this Republican party is overrun with most misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic group of chubby old men in all of Washington D.C., I don't know what will.
You know in the sixties women symbolically burned their bras to demonstrate their independence, perhaps now is the time to burn their Republican party member card to demonstrate the same.
Update: Just what in the hell is wrong with Michelle Bachmann?
Courtesy of Star Tribune:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was the lone member of Minnesota's congressional delegation to vote against the Violence Against Women Act, a law credited with raising awareness about abuse of women
A woman hating woman.
I think it is high time that Minnesota kicked this batshit lunatic to the curb.