I’m confused. I thought the Republicans wanted to end abortion because they see it as violence against women, but apparently they’re just fine with domestic violence against women. While the fiscal cliff negotiations were grabbing all the headlines, the House quietly killed the extension of a bill that provided federal help to states in fighting domestic violence. The reason? It would have extended support to those vile immigrants, LGBT women and Native Americans. Much better, according to Republicans, that more women and children die of domestic abuse than that we risk helping people they apparently find problematic on some level.
I have no words to classify their thinking. This bill has had broad bipartisan support since 1994. And the original bill still had that support – it was just the inclusion of immigrants, LGBT and Native Americans (jurisdictional issues, mainly) that upset the House. Why, I don’t even want to know. And to add insult to injury, they just let the whole bill die – to hell with women!
It goes so nicely with the “forcible rape” bill that Paul Ryan and Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin sponsored.
People: stop voting for these extremists. There’s nothing wrong with voting for individual Republicans who don’t seem to hate everyone but rich white guys, but these extreme Republicans and their attitudes toward women are reminding me that Ted Bundy was a proud Republican who worked for the party.