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Aeros
Member
Thu Mar 15 20:12:27
Republicans were handed a gift on a silver platter with Obama's contraception mandate. They could wrap themselves in the first amendment and brow beat the president for waging war on Religion.

But all it took was el Rushbo's Prostitute diatribe and now the entire mess is turned on its head. Instead of the Democrats attacking Religion, now the Republicans are attacking Women. Opportunity lost? Oh yeah. Political consequences? Well...

http://www...itics/senate-vawa-accusations/

Accusations fly in Senate over Violence Against Women Act

Washington (CNN) -- In a series of floor speeches Thursday, a group of mostly Democratic women senators made a high-profile and at times emotional appeal to Republicans to support an expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In doing so, they suggested Republicans were blocking the bill because it would extend its protections to illegal immigrants as well as gays and lesbians.

Many Republicans were furious at that suggestion and accused Democrats of election-year politics by trying to paint Republicans as anti-women.

"Let me put this on the table," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California. "This bill includes lesbians and gay men. The bill includes undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse. The bill gives Native American tribes authority to prosecute crimes. In my view these are improvements. Domestic violence is domestic violence."

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the lone Republican to join in the floor speeches, said domestic violence victims in her state are often isolated in rural communities "where there is no law enforcement and there is no shelter and there is nowhere to go," she said. "The Violence Against Women Act is, I think, a ray of hope for those who service victims of domestic violence and sexual assault within our villages."

"Nobody opposes the reauthorization of this legislation," Jon Kyl of Arizona, the second-ranking Senate Republican, told CNN. "If you follow the Judiciary Committee work on it, the questions had to do with the additions that have been made to this bill related to illegal immigrant visas, related to the additional sums of money and grants that would be available and the like.

"So what Republicans are focusing on is how to make a bill that should be reauthorized functional in this day and age of significant budget constraints so we can still accomplish the goals of the legislation," Kyl continued. "I really resent the implication by some of my Democratic friends that if you're trying to improve the bill that somehow you are for violence against women. That's reprehensible."

Asked whether the provisions about undocumented immigrants and gays and lesbians needed to be pulled from the bill, Kyl said: "I don't know. Reasonable people ought to be able to sit down and work these things out."

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, accused reporters of "carrying Schumer's water," when they asked him whether he opposed the bill because it would include illegal immigrants and gays and lesbians. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is the Democrats' top message strategist in the Senate. Republicans think it was his idea to suddenly put VAWA on the floor, just after high-profile battles over other women's issues -- like abortion and contraception -- were in the news.

"I'm always for the Violence Against Women bill," said Sessions who voted for a GOP alternative bill that was defeated in the Democratic-majority Judiciary Committee. But he said every time VAWA is up for reauthorization, "if you don't agree with everything that's in it, they just attack you as being anti-women."

Sessions added that he was not aware until Thursday the Democrats bill extended to lesbian, gays and illegal immigrants but he acknowledged voters could misread Republicans' views on the bill.

"I think we should be sensitive to the impressions we cast by our votes and so forth but fundamentally you can't vote a piece of legislation you don't think is sound," Sessions said.

One bit of evidence that Democrats were, in fact, trying to use the issue for their political advantage was a fundraising appeal e-mailed to supporters by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

"Today we're seeing another stunning GOP attack on women's rights," exclaimed the appeal which asked for donations of $5 or more for the committee's "Protect our Women's Rights Fund."

In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash Wednesday about the recent fight over contraceptives, Murkowski warned her party is in danger of angering women voters.

"I think my party is in an unfortunate place right now, as viewed by many, many women in this country who are feeling anxious about what they believe to be attacks on women's health," she said.
Billah
Member
Thu Mar 15 20:43:19
Lots of women aren't voting Republican because of this idiocy.
Renzo Marquez
Member
Thu Mar 15 20:45:15
How many Billah Muhammad's chug piss?
MrPresident07
Member
Thu Mar 15 20:47:18
All politics are local. Don't think this issue is done or even a win for the Dems.
river of blood
Member
Thu Mar 15 22:54:48
I couldn't bring myself to read the whole thing... but I thought physical assault against ANYONE was already illegal. Am I missing something here?
mexicantornado
Member
Thu Mar 15 23:14:14
Rush shouldn't have called her a slut. She is still a dumb dimbo being used by the Obama administration to deflect from growing gas prices and poor domestic policy decisions.
kargen
Member
Thu Mar 15 23:20:54
"but I thought physical assault against ANYONE was already illegal. Am I missing something here?"

Well the bill protects illegal immigrants as well as gays and lesbians so probably the bill is ill named.

That aside I guess if you are straight, male and a citizen of the United States legally you are a target.

It is unclear as to whether or not straight native american men are protected.
river of blood
Member
Thu Mar 15 23:38:12
What about purple-haired, bi-racial eskimo hermaphrodites with tourettes? Shouldn't it be EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA illegal to violate their rights since they are so god damned special?
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Thu Mar 15 23:56:44
god damn conspiracies messing with your head. there's no such fucking thing as a purple-haired, bi-racial eskimo hermaphrodite with tourettes.
chuck
Member
Thu Mar 15 23:59:44
If it were an hour earlier I would photoshop a picture of a purple-haired, bi-racial eskimo hermaphrodite with tourettes placing C4 in WTC7.

I'm not sure how one would portray tourettes in a still image, however.

*ponders*
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Fri Mar 16 00:22:56
mid facial twitch?
Clitoral Hood
The Bloody Scourge
Fri Mar 16 00:27:19
just make them look like they're trying to bite their own ear.
chuck
Member
Fri Mar 16 00:31:42
I was thinking about it...maybe use Tourette's Guy as the base picture for the guy? I've never gotten to know anybody with Tourette's but he one person I've met with didn't spew profanity, he just cleared his throat incessantly.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 16 00:33:21
http://rlv...35901241493847102z850c_400.jpg
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 16 00:35:57
as to the bill i think it is extra protection about domestic violence and probably specifies man vs. woman, otherwise lesbians would have been covered already
garyd
Member
Fri Mar 16 01:00:11
Get back to me when Mahr, Mr. Ed, and hundreds of other Democratic hacks appologize for far worse things said of women.
WilliamTheBastard
Member
Fri Mar 16 01:06:06
those nasty women, huh grrr

"That aside I guess if you are straight, male and a citizen of the United States legally you are a target. "

Oh, wont somebody feel pity for the straight, white male Americans of the world!


CrownRoyal
Member
Fri Mar 16 01:38:16
Who is Mr. Ed?
Garyd
Member
Fri Mar 16 10:26:42
MSNBC hatchet man.
CrownRoyal
Member
Fri Mar 16 10:28:37
So you want to be informed when he apologizes to whom?
Garyd
Member
Fri Mar 16 10:33:30
Well to Laura Ingram for openers.
CrownRoyal
Member
Fri Mar 16 10:35:27
You mean something like this, you unbelievable retard?

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Ed Schultz issued a public apology to talk-show host Laura Ingraham at the start of his nightly MSNBC show Wednesday night.

“I used vile and inappropriate language,” he said before handing over the hour to substitute co-host Thomas Roberts as he began what called an “indefinite” suspension. “It was wrong, uncalled for, and I recognize the severity of what I said.”

On his syndicated radio show Tuesday, Schultz referred to Ingraham as a “right-wing slut” and “talk slut.” After the incident blew up Wednesday, MSNBC announced Schultz would take an unpaid week of leave.

Schultz, who joined MSNBC in April 2009 and took over Keith Olbermann’s old 10 p.m. timeslot in January, said Wednesday night, he said he had tried unsuccessfully to reach Ingraham to apologize personally. “I have embarrassed my family. I have embarrassed this company,” he said. “The only way I can prove my sincerity in all of this is if I never use those words again. You have my word I won’t.”

http://www.../2011/05/25/AGMmGbBH_blog.html
Garyd
Member
Fri Mar 16 11:03:03
Good now if you can just get Mahr and dozens of other leftist twits to apologize for equally repulsive language. You might have something.

By the way Linbaugh also apologized.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Fri Mar 16 11:23:32
(huge) difference being Mahr and Ed were insulting a specific woman, Limbaugh was insulting all women who use birth control regularly (which is how the pill has to be used, btw)
Aeros
Member
Fri Mar 16 11:43:07
Bill Mahr is the red herring being thrown out by Sean Hannity. Thing is, its a bad one. Unless of course you want to argue Rush Limbaugh is a Comedian and he was trying to be funny when he launched his diatribes?
Dakyron
Member
Fri Mar 16 11:48:49
What does the bill actually do? States generally decide the enforcement and punishment of domestic violence crimes. Why would the US govt start prosecuting minor crimes?

If it is appropriations to help rural communities have better enforcement, then I see no problem with it. If the bill is called "Violence Against Women" and its really about giving illegal immigrants visas and protecting gays then shame on the sponsors of the bill for giving it such an obviously political name.

The republicans should sponsor a bill called "Protect Americans From Terrorsism Act" and have it authorize drilling in ANWR and have it lower environmental regulations for refineries.

Then claim the dems support terrorism when they oppose the bill.
garyd
Member
Fri Mar 16 23:02:26
Aeros calling a woman a cunt isn't funny. Except apparently to leftist asshats.

There is no Republican war against women, there is a usually mild mannered and polite war against people who go before congress and lie as outrageously as MS Fluke did.
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