Contrary to the article title, it is not the Democrats who are playing politics
with the Violence Against Women Act. This Act should have been re-authorized
years ato, but the Republicans would not support it. It looks likely that they
are going to filibuster it. Like it or not, the Republicans refuse to stand up
for women concerning their basic health issues. They refuse to support
organizations that provide basic health care to low-income women. Now they are
apparently not going to stand up for women where domestic violence is concerned.
The Republicans are the ones who are playing politics with issues of concern to
women and to help women, not the Democrats.It is LONG past time for
this Act to be enacted. If the Republicans value women, they will vote to enact
it. I am not holding my breath for that to occur.
Sad that the demsÂ own record is so abysmal they need to fabricate
something and distort the truth so they can attack republicans.They
stoop so low as to add totally unrelated garbage to what would be a slam-dunk
straight pass bill.If dems proposed legislation that provided 4
trillion dollars to the Taliban but gave 47 cents to feed a child in Hoboken
they would accuse the repubs of starving children to death if they voted against
it.Furry,If the dems REALLY wanted it passed, they would offer
a clean bill without all the garbage amendments. No, they do not REALLY want to
pass this bill to help women, they want a weapon in their fight against repubs.
If the Democrats can coin the phrase "war against women" when talking
about Republicans, isn't it only fair that Republicans be able to say that
Democrats are at "war against babies"? Or will there be a double
standard? Just wonderin'.
To lost in DC 3:25 p.m. March 15, 2012There are no garbage
amendments in this very clean bill. The Dems are trying to provide protection
to ALL women, not just those the Reps deem worthy of protection. If the Reps
gave a fig about women, instead of just wanting to pander to their far right
base, they would have passed this bill a long time ago.To Riverton
Cougar 11:27 p.m. March 15, 2012-03-16A baby is a living,
breathing human infant; one that has been born and has drawn a breath. The
policies promoted by Democrats are far more protective of, and advantageous for,
babies than the policies promoted by Republicans (who give the appearance of
being concerned for fetuses between conception and birth . . . at a time when
they are NOT babies . . . and then, once they are born and become babies, just
throw their concerns to the winds. The Democrats have not, at any time, are or
have been at war against babies. Your comment is totally without merit.