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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 PM

Republicans make their priorities clear by continuing to block Violence Against Women Act

Source: dailykos

More than six months after the Senate passed a bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, and five months after the House went ahead and passed its own, weakened, flawed version of the bill, we're still waiting. House Republicans have stuck by their bill and its exclusion or weakening of protections for undocumented immigrants, LGBT people and Native Americans. But could that change in the wake of an election in which women and Latinos were a major part of Republicans losing? In which voters in four states either passed marriage equality or refused to endorse inequality? In which American Indian voters and organizers gave the edge to a Democratic woman in a key Senate race?
The issues the Violence Against Women Act addresses are not going away just because House Republicans are blocking the bipartisan Senate bill. Domestic violence shelters say they're at risk of losing funding if the bill doesn't pass soon, while the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is still putting a strain on the ability of shelters and other domestic violence organizations in the northeast to help women get away from their abusers.

Huffington Post reports that, in the wake of the election, some Republicans may be softening. But to others, violence against women is irrelevant:


(I can't believe these mtfs' they are bastards why people put in charge of the house is beyond me) I hate them because they try to hurt everything that I am for. Also, I each of these mtfs when they die will meet their maker and pay the price for being such mtfs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Denise21 Nov 2012 OP
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #1
eggplant Nov 2012 #3
AndyTiedye Nov 2012 #2
ancianita Nov 2012 #4
elbloggoZY27 Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #6
sakabatou Nov 2012 #7
Quantess Nov 2012 #9
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #8
JoeyT Nov 2012 #10

Response to Denise21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:43 PM

1. They're concerned, cuz ya can't tell where it'll lead. What's next -- black people votin in Maine?

I mean, it's just a dangerous slippery slope that could end America as we know it

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:28 PM

3. Man, I hope so. n/t

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Response to Denise21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:01 PM

2. The RAPEuglicans Consider it a "Gift from God"

What manner of god do they worship, anyway?

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Response to Denise21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:51 PM

5. Women Rights

 

The GOP lost this election for ignorant & intolerance actions.

You guys and some women need to wake up cause you lost this election.

You all need a reality check.

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Response to Denise21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:17 PM

6. Discrimination according to ethnicity and national origin, as usual.

Make the lives of those women as torturous as possible... More love from the 'pro-life' party...


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Response to Denise21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:21 PM

7. Can we have a link to the story, rather than a general link to DK?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:26 AM

9. I second that.

Welcome to DU! The posting procedures on the LBN forum are more stringent than in GD.

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Response to Denise21 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:54 PM

8. Violence Against Women Act is just a "gift" for a voting bloc!

Cynical Democrats!

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Response to Denise21 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:48 AM

10. I genuinely don't get how they

think this is going to help them. Do they think the abuser's lobby has more votes than half the population? That if they just kick women hard enough every man in the country will vote for them? I mean I get that they're assholes, but things like this cross the line into being stupid assholes.

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