Via Think Progress (follow the link for more):
[B]y a vote of 286 to 138, the House passed the bipartisan Senate-approved version of the bill — one that includes added protections for LGBT, Native American, and undocumented victims of domestic violence. All 138 votes against the bill were Republicans.
Again, all 138 votes against the bill were Republicans.
Here’s a comment under lwdgrfx’s earlier post Voting Against the Violence Against Women Act Must Mean That You’re For Violence Against Women:
Perhaps the bill contains other language that is unconstitutional and gives the government power it isnt entitled to, and once again, the liberals hide it in “feel good” legislation!
Like what? Protecting LGBT? Native Americans? *gasp!* Undocumented immigrants? So Farmgirl thinks it’s okay to abuse some women?
Yes, this law does does protect without discrimination. Ooo, scary! And you know what? We libs feel awfully good about legislation like that. What a shame Farmgirl doesn’t. Her “perhaps” delusion is only surpassed by her paranoia.
She added this:
If you allow Tribal police to start arresting whites, they lose their sovereignty, and will become irrelevant and the whites will begin to usurp our tribal authority, distressing speech will become a federal offense, and you will begin nationalizing state business. You make a very shortsighted argument for very long range consequences.
Pot. Kettle. Shortsighted.
Occasionally a flurry of stories about a single politician bubbles up, and the asshatitude is simply too overwhelming to write up each one individually. Hence, this list. Feel free to browse through as I try to cleanse my palate and steel myself to tackle the next loony batch:
Uh oh… watch out. I sense more GOP flurries lurking out there… stay tuned…
The 22 Republicans who voted against it were Sens. John Barrasso (WY), Roy Blunt (MO), John Boozman (AR), Tom Coburn (OK), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), Mike Enzi (WY), Lindsey Graham (SC), Chuck Grassley (IA), Orrin Hatch (UT), James Inhofe (OK), Mike Johanns (NE), Ron Johnson (WI), Mike Lee (UT), Mitch McConnell (KY), Rand Paul (KY), Jim Risch (ID), Pat Roberts (KS), Marco Rubio (FL), Tim Scott (SC), Jeff Sessions (AL) and John Thune (SD).
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new video today showcasing Republican Leader Eric Cantor and the Tea Party Republicans’ real approach to women: a never-ending war to turn back the clock on women’s rights. Millions of women have been left out in the cold by Tea Party House Republicans and Republican Leader Eric Cantor, who refuse to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
As the Senate is planning to again reauthorize VAWA this week, Republican Leader Cantor gave a speech today designed to showcase the party’s “softer” side. Cantor is widely reported to be responsible for blocking the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act, which protects all women and provides critical funding to protect women from domestic abuse.
UPDATE via Think Progress:
Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence. The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and James Risch (R-ID).
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