Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The War They Just Can't Quit

Today has been another doozy of a day on the House floor. And Rep. Dina Titus (D-Paradise) had something to say about it. Here, take a look.

So what was Rep. Titus talking about? Surprise, the G-O-TEA War on Women is back! And this time, they're (again) out to destroy women's reproductive rights.

The [20 week abortion ban] is likely to pass the GOP-led House and die in the Democratic-led Senate. It’s largely a messaging device to energize social conservatives whom Republicans rely on in elections. But Democrats are equally eager to cite the vote as another example of a Republican “war on women” and chip away at the party’s standing with female voters. [...]

“Republican men think they can hand this bill off to a woman legislator to soften the blow — and frankly, that’s insulting,” said Marcy Stech, a spokeswoman for the pro-choice group EMILY’s List. “But as we’ve seen recently, rebranding won’t work when the GOP holds onto the same backwards policies and loose-lipped leaders. No matter the messenger, women voters will continue to see this ban for exactly what it is — an extreme bill designed to threaten the rights and safety of women across the nation.”

Essentially, the 21st Century Know Nothings are wasting Congress' time on unscientific and unconstitutional legislation. And they're doing so in an(other) attempt to placate their batshit crazy base. And they expect us not to notice this latest outburst of insani-TEA?

Senator Dean Heller (R-46%) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-"TEA" Powered) continue to hope that Nevada women won't notice their participation in the ongoing "TEA" powered War on Women. After all, most Nevadans and most Americans overall don't support their extreme agenda. Yet despite this, and despite actual pressing concerns on matters like economic growth, climate change, and immigration reform, Congressional Republicans just can't quit their war on women and their civil rights.

I guess they just don't care about the US Constitution, good science, basic human decency, improving health care... Or even winning women's votes in the next election. I guess they will just have to keep learning the hard way.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, idiot, since you're into name calling like 'teabagger' and such, I feel able to do the same. So, what abortion law do you favor? You think teabaggers want abortion outlawed day 1 the fetus is alive. You and your fellow "progressives" think it's ok to slit the throat of a baby on the way out. As a reasonable libertarian who wants to promote both freedom & rights of the baby, I don't think 20 weeks is unreasonable. It is halfway through term.