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Published: Thursday, March 15 2012 2:02 p.m. MDT

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Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

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.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Sad that the dems 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.

VST
Bountiful, UT

From the Article: "Money for the Violence Against Women Act has been widely supported by lawmakers of both parties since the law was first signed in 1994. But the timing of the 2012 Senate debate is unmistakably political."

Amen!

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

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'.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To lost in DC 3:25 p.m. March 15, 2012

There 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, 2012-03-16

A 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.

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