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(USA Today)   Senate passes Violence Against Women act by landslide. Meanwhile, there are 22 Senators apparently still in favor of violence against women   (usatoday.com) divider line 320
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2013-02-12 03:55:26 PM
22 Patriotic Christians.
 
2013-02-12 03:57:45 PM
That's OK, there's plenty more in the GOP House that won't pass it.
 
2013-02-12 03:58:14 PM
I thought it was already illegal to hit people.
 
2013-02-12 04:00:14 PM
They gotta keep they pimp han' strong!
 
2013-02-12 04:03:00 PM
For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)
 
2013-02-12 04:03:09 PM
Great, now those women are going to be running rampant, taking advantage of their protected status.
 
2013-02-12 04:08:12 PM
78-22 is no landslide.

/Dick Morris math
 
2013-02-12 04:12:13 PM

wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)


Hmmm... both Senators from the Equality State voted against the VAWA. Perhaps they felt women were somehow *too* equal.
 
2013-02-12 04:13:40 PM
No, submitter, the VAWA also protects male victims of domestic violence.
 
2013-02-12 04:16:43 PM
I often wonder what it must feel like to be consistently on the wrong side of history.
 
2013-02-12 04:18:34 PM
Enough with the "You are with us or you are with the terrorists" mindset, please.
 
2013-02-12 04:20:32 PM

wxboy: Orrin Hatch (R-UT)


First, I'm glad to see both of my Senators voted for it. 2nd, this guy should have his mormon underjammies revoked.
 
2013-02-12 04:21:13 PM
Apparently those 22 are still pissed that the Senate voted down their proposed "I already told her twice" amendment.
 
2013-02-12 04:22:23 PM
In the interest of fairness, here's a list of Democrat Senators who voted Nay:
 
2013-02-12 04:24:29 PM

cman: Enough with the "You are with us or you are with the terrorists" mindset, please.


There is literally nothing in this bill that you can conceivably find that would justify voting against it, unless you're a Family Values Republican, apparently.
 
2013-02-12 04:51:05 PM
During debate, the major divisive issue was a provision that allows tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians accused of assaulting Indian women on reservations. Republicans, arguing that subjecting non-Indians to Indian courts was unconstitutional, offered two amendments to strip that section from the bill, but both were defeated.
 
2013-02-12 04:52:56 PM
IIRC, there's a chance it might help non-citizens, so fark 'em all.
 
2013-02-12 05:47:32 PM
Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Sigh
 
2013-02-12 05:54:30 PM
ANd they are all Republicans, but I'm a big meanie for pointing that out, aren't I?
 
2013-02-12 05:58:56 PM
Oh boy!  Another thread where the bootstrappy, rugged "conservatives" biatch and moan about how there are no special laws to assist men who get beat up by women!!

dj_bigbird: I thought it was already illegal to hit people.


Here's one now!  It's almost as if this guy has no fkn idea what VAWA is, but gosh-dern, he's agin' it!
 
2013-02-12 06:03:37 PM

Raharu: I often wonder what it must feel like to be consistently on the wrong side of history.


No one knows.  Liberals are always on the right side, and after a generation or so, conservatives tell themselves that they were, too.  Did you know that MLK and Rosa Parks were big defenders of the 2nd Amendment?
 
2013-02-12 06:10:17 PM
Remember folks, if you disliked the bill because its name sounds sexist against men, you're an idiot because the content of the bill doesn't actually have anything to do with preventing violence.

But the 22 guys who voted against it based on its content are sexists who actually favor violence against women, because "just look at the name, who would vote against that?".


/ Anyhow, if we're going to make bookcover judgments about it, aren't those 22 republicans heroes for opposing Violence Against Women?  Everybody else voted for Violence Against Women, so clearly they're the real sexists.
 
2013-02-12 06:18:34 PM

GAT_00: That's OK, there's plenty more in the GOP House that won't pass it.


that'd do wonders for their re-election chances.
 
2013-02-12 06:27:47 PM

Weaver95: GAT_00: That's OK, there's plenty more in the GOP House that won't pass it.

that'd do wonders for their re-election chances.


Considering the districts they likely represent, your statement isn't as sarcastic as you might think.
 
2013-02-12 06:30:13 PM

SilentStrider: Weaver95: GAT_00: That's OK, there's plenty more in the GOP House that won't pass it.

that'd do wonders for their re-election chances.

Considering the districts they likely represent, your statement isn't as sarcastic as you might think.


I have high hopes for the tea party/GOP insider slap fight to shake up the establishment enough to make the Republicans vulnerable.
 
2013-02-12 06:33:54 PM
Votes on VAWA

1994 (Clinton as President) ~ Senate: 61-38 ; House 235-195

2005 Re-authorization (W as President) ~ Senate: unanimous consent (no need to even hold a formal vote) ; House: 415-4

2013 Re-authorization (Obama) ~ Senate: 78-22 ; House: TBD

Clearly, this is a matter of principle for the GOP, not politics.

Get bent, Republicans
 
2013-02-12 06:43:13 PM

ManateeGag: IIRC, there's a chance it might help non-citizens, so fark 'em all.


Yeah, if someone beats the living crap out of their undocumented wife, or an undocumented woman is raped, she won't be immediately deported for seeking justice against someone who beats the crap out of women or a rapist.  Some truly, truly devastating stuff for people who abuse women all over the country. You can't ever be too careful about not alienating the ever-important (to the GOP) rapist vote.
 
2013-02-12 07:12:49 PM

Zunigene: Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Sigh


Someone has already decided to take some time off to spend with family in 2016, I guess.
 
2013-02-12 07:18:28 PM

wxboy: Mike Johanns (R-NE)


God dammit, every time I think maybe we're one of the last  good red states, shiat like this happens.
 
2013-02-12 07:18:55 PM

wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)


It's the Who's Who of Senate Assholes.  Damn near every time you hear some Senator being a complete dick, it's one of these guys.
 
2013-02-12 07:19:30 PM

FloydA: Zunigene: Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Sigh

Someone has already decided to take some time off to spend with family in 2016, I guess.


it's going to be awesome if its him vs Hillary and he stuffed this loaded clip in her pocket.
 
2013-02-12 07:19:58 PM
I like how these bills are straight forward and there is nothing in the bill except one sentence saying its illegal to hit women.
 
2013-02-12 07:20:58 PM
angryblackladychronicles.com

Their faces make want to commit violence.
 
2013-02-12 07:21:35 PM

wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)


I am shocked and pleased not to see Senator Burr's name on that list.
 
2013-02-12 07:21:46 PM

wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)


Why would he of all people open himself up to that if he is considering a presidential run?
 
2013-02-12 07:21:48 PM

serial_crusher: Remember folks, if you disliked the bill because its name sounds sexist against men, you're an idiot because the content of the bill doesn't actually have anything to do with preventing violence.

But the 22 guys who voted against it based on its content are sexists who actually favor violence against women, because "just look at the name, who would vote against that?".


/ Anyhow, if we're going to make bookcover judgments about it, aren't those 22 republicans heroes for opposing Violence Against Women?  Everybody else voted for Violence Against Women, so clearly they're the real sexists.


If you disliked the bill because its name sounds sexist against men, you're an idiot because the bill provides the same protections for men and women; the name is just stupid, but that's not new.

The 22 guys who voted against it aren't necessarily sexist, since at least a few of them disliked it because it extended those protections to gays. So they may just be bigoted shiat.
 
2013-02-12 07:22:15 PM
Rubio?  Really?  Gotta say, I'm surprised about that one.
 
2013-02-12 07:22:44 PM
^ make me
 
2013-02-12 07:24:30 PM

dookdookdook: wxboy: Mike Johanns (R-NE)

God dammit, every time I think maybe we're one of the last  good red states, shiat like this happens.


There are no good red states. Period. Full stop.

Every representative that comes to DC from one of those backwards shiatholes winds up voting like him (or doing something equally idiotic). The only good thing I'll say is that they represent their slack jawed, inbred, yokel base perfectly.
 
2013-02-12 07:25:35 PM

serial_crusher: Remember folks, if you disliked the bill because its name sounds sexist against men, you're an idiot because the content of the bill doesn't actually have anything to do with preventing violence.

But the 22 guys who voted against it based on its content are sexists who actually favor violence against women, because "just look at the name, who would vote against that?".


/ Anyhow, if we're going to make bookcover judgments about it, aren't those 22 republicans heroes for opposing Violence Against Women?  Everybody else voted for Violence Against Women, so clearly they're the real sexists.


What the fark am I reading here? All it's missing is a "best part................forever".
 
2013-02-12 07:25:52 PM

dj_bigbird: I thought it was already illegal to hit people.


You would think that.  But sometimes, you'd be wrong.
Such as when Topeka, Kansas repealed it's laws against domestic violence because there were so many cases they couldn't afford to prosecute them.

Want to know why the federal government keeps growing; keeps stepping into local school systems, local law enforcement cases, local matters usually regarded as 'states rights'?  It's because local and state governments keep farking up and someone has to pick up the slack.  Don't blame the plunger because you stopped up the toilet.
 
2013-02-12 07:26:41 PM
22 men waiting for their sammy?
 
2013-02-12 07:30:14 PM

AkaDad: [angryblackladychronicles.com image 590x494]

Their faces make want to commit violence.


What?  It's an amazing cross section of Americans from all walks of life, a celebration of our diversity!  Look--there's a black guy!
 
2013-02-12 07:30:15 PM

meat0918: wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.
...
Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Why would he of all people open himself up to that if he is considering a presidential run?


Lemme explain to you how this works. Either:

A) He's banking on the fact that the American public and media have the attention and memory of a dead drunk fruit fly and won't remember this, or
B) He's going to say something along the lines of "I would have reauthorized the old act, which protected women from domestic violence.  However, those evil libruls put in poison pill changes to give special rights to gays and illegals, so I had to vote against it, for America," hoping that the idiot/bigot vote is enough to make it worthwhile.
 
2013-02-12 07:31:29 PM

timswar: wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)

I am shocked and pleased not to see Senator Burr's name on that list.


I was surprised not to see Toomey.
 
2013-02-12 07:31:32 PM

Karac: dj_bigbird: I thought it was already illegal to hit people.

You would think that.  But sometimes, you'd be wrong.
Such as when Topeka, Kansas repealed it's laws against domestic violence because there were so many cases they couldn't afford to prosecute them.

Want to know why the federal government keeps growing; keeps stepping into local school systems, local law enforcement cases, local matters usually regarded as 'states rights'?  It's because local and state governments keep farking up and someone has to pick up the slack.  Don't blame the plunger because you stopped up the toilet.




That's because Kansas is the bastion of small government politics.  So to bad for you women if your abused, they've got better things like ensuring that no abortion clinic can meet rules to ensure your rape baby is safe.
 
2013-02-12 07:31:55 PM

wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)


It's nice to know that one of my Senators, Barbara Mikulski, could beat all their asses to a pulp.
 
2013-02-12 07:34:13 PM

wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.


NAYs ---22

John Barrasso (R-WY)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Jim Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
John Thune (R-SD)


Ahh, the Usual Suspects, I see! And they even rounded themselves up, thereby saving the Inspector the trouble of searching for them!
 
2013-02-12 07:34:20 PM

Emposter: meat0918: wxboy: For the record, here are the 22 who voted no.
...
Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Why would he of all people open himself up to that if he is considering a presidential run?

Lemme explain to you how this works. Either:

A) He's banking on the fact that the American public and media have the attention and memory of a dead drunk fruit fly and won't remember this, or
B) He's going to say something along the lines of "I would have reauthorized the old act, which protected women from domestic violence.  However, those evil libruls put in poison pill changes to give special rights to gays and illegals, so I had to vote against it, for America," hoping that the idiot/bigot vote is enough to make it worthwhile.

 
2013-02-12 07:34:37 PM
doesn't suprise me at all that Roy Blunt is on this list.

Flashback to August 1995, a young Rreal is standing in the 'chapel' of one Southwest Baptist University, where the president of the college, one Roy Blunt is on his knees, swearing to god and everybody assembled that he will never -ever- go into politics again.

The fact he's a Senator know goes to show he's a lying asshat who doesn't hold to his own oaths, then again, we don't know if he got a 'revelation from god' (read: bribe) to do it

Granted, Southern Baptists have "women exist to be barefoot and pregnant and subservient t man" as part of their officical doctrine, so I'm not suprised he didn't vote for a law that'd make it a crime to "Smack a biatch"

Sad part is, I bet a good half of that same freshman class I was part of all voted for this asshole.
 
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