This is what the Republicans did with their big new majority after the
2010 election. Republicans’ jobs, jobs, jobortion agenda is so fast they`re focusing on the area of legislation so intently that it kind of seems like there should be a monthly newsletter for following this sort of thing.
I repeat, “And by jobs, Republicans mean abortions.“
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is bringing back a bill to ban most abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. [...]
It will be opposed by supporters of abortion rights and the D.C. “home rule” movement, which believes Congress should not set policy in the District.
Benen writes that the Franks bill will “almost certainly not” have a chance of becoming law. But that doesn’t mean that the constant and astounding Republican hypocrisy doesn’t extend to their claims of coveting “small government” as they try to jam their intrusive laws down America’s throats:
[L]et’s call this what it is: a big government proposal in which federal lawmakers want to overrule the judgment of local officials, overriding the wishes of a city because some in Congress feel like it.
Another “jobortion” bill will bite the dust, right alongside what’s left of “Republican credibility.”