Is there anything of worth that the House GOP won't block? Immigration reform (DREAM Act), health care improvements, employment opportunities in education and other public sector jobs, campaign finance reform, help for Hurricane Sandy victims, civil rights, gay rights, women's rights...
Hold everything, let's stop at women's rights.
Via Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog:
[F]or the first time since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act is no more. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the Democratic point person on VAWA, said in a statement:
"The House Republican leadership's failure to take up and pass the Senate's bipartisan and inclusive VAWA bill is inexcusable. This is a bill that passed with 68 votes in the Senate and that extends the bill's protections to 30 million more women. But this seems to be how House Republican leadership operates. No matter how broad the bipartisan support, no matter who gets hurt in the process, the politics of the right wing of their party always comes first."
Proponents of the law hope to revive the law in the new Congress, starting from scratch, but in the meantime, there will be far fewer resources available for state and local governments to combat domestic violence.
And the War on Women (scroll) continues. Be proud, GOP. And you might want to revisit, even for a moment, why your party is 1) imploding 2) losing elections.