Mar 012013
 

To the complete surprise of most of us, John Boehner, aka Agent Orange, caved-in on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  He did so by allowing a few relatively sane Republicans to vote with all the Democrats, except one who was absent.  Nevertheless, 138 Republicans voted for violence against women.  I took names.

1caveThe House on Thursday gave final approval to a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, sending a bipartisan Senate measure to President Obama after a House plan endorsed by conservatives was defeated.

The legislation passed on a vote of 286 to 138, with 199 Democrats joining 87 Republicans in support of the reauthorization of the landmark 1994 law, which assists victims of domestic and sexual violence. It amounted to a significant victory for the president and Congressional Democrats, who have assailed Republicans for months for stalling the legislation.

The successful measure passed the Senate last month with 78 votes — including those of every woman, all Democrats and just over half of Republicans… [emphasis added]

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Republicans say they had their own version of VAWA, but their version supported violence against Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender women, violence by citizens against undocumented women, and violence on reservations by non-natives against Native American women.  I think they included these exceptions, because they knew such provisions would be poison pills for Democrats.  Even, if I’m wrong, supporting violence against ANY women is a shameful continuation of the Republican War on Women.

Rachel Maddow discussed Republican InsaniTEA on this issue.

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Here are are the filthy Republican misogynists who voted FOR violence against women.

Aderholt

Amash

Bachmann

Barton

Bentivolio

Bilirakis

Bishop (UT)

Black

Blackburn

Bonner

Brady (TX)

Bridenstine

Brooks (AL)

Broun (GA)

Burgess

Campbell

Cantor

Carter

Cassidy

Chabot

Chaffetz

Collins (GA)

Conaway

Cotton

Crawford

Culberson

DeSantis

DesJarlais

Duncan (SC)

Duncan (TN)

Ellmers

Fincher

Fleischmann

Fleming

Flores

Forbes

Fortenberry

Foxx

Franks (AZ)

Garrett

Gingrey (GA)

Gohmert

Goodlatte

Gosar

Gowdy

Graves (GA)

Graves (MO)

Griffin (AR)

Griffith (VA)

Guthrie

Hall

Harris

Hartzler

Hastings (WA)

Hensarling

Holding

Hudson

Huelskamp

Huizenga (MI)

Hultgren

Hurt

Johnson (OH)

Jones

Jordan

Kelly

King (IA)

Kingston

Labrador

LaMalfa

Lamborn

Lankford

Latta

Long

Lucas

Luetkemeyer

Lummis

Marchant

Marino

Massie

McCaul

McClintock

Meadows

Mica

Miller (FL)

Mullin

Mulvaney

Murphy (PA)

Neugebauer

Noem

Nunnelee

Olson

Palazzo

Perry

Petri

Pittenger

Pitts

Pompeo

Posey

Price (GA)

Radel

Ribble

Rice (SC)

Roby

Roe (TN)

Rogers (AL)

Rogers (KY)

Rohrabacher

Rooney

Roskam

Ross

Rothfus

Salmon

Scalise

Schweikert

Scott, Austin

Sensenbrenner

Sessions

Smith (NE)

Smith (NJ)

Smith (TX)

Southerland

Stewart

Stockman

Stutzman

Thornberry

Wagner

Walberg

Weber (TX)

Wenstrup

Westmoreland

Whitfield

Williams

Wilson (SC)

Wittman

Wolf

Womack

Woodall

Yoho

I think Boehner was smart to cave-in, because publicity about it was hurting the party, and now that VAWA has passed, the media will push it out of the news cycle in short order. There is only one possible reason I can see for most Republicans to take the position they did. Most Republican politicians consider women to be chattel. They think women should be kept barefoot and pregnant.

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  17 Responses to “Spelunking on VAWA”

  1. TomCat – that is exactly the correct way to phrase it – 138 Republicans voted for Violence Against Women!  Thanks for their names – no surprise to see some of the weaselly little cowards there!

     

  2. What's totally mind-boggling is that by a vote of 10-8, more Repubican women voted AGAINST VAWA than for it.

    (I know that there are 19 GOP women, but Kay Granger (TX-12) didn't vote)

    http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/house/1/55?ref=politics

  3. I was happy to discover that my Repugnant congressman Richard Hanna voted the correct way.

    Thank you for your support of women this time, Richard Hanna.

  4. Since March is designated as "Women's History Month", it iss entirely appropriate that the VAWA passed and the list of the mysogynists be displayed as well!  Thanks TC!

  5. A comment I have seen a number of times in discussions about this bill.  I am sure that some Republican/Teabagger politicians have at least voiced this in private, if not in Congress.  "What about female violence against men? It's a far bigger problem."

    Female violence against men a far bigger problem? I will admit that it does happen, but compared to violence against women, it pales. Years ago when I was about 11 years old, I witnessed my mother fly off with her fists at my father. He grabbed her wrists to stop her because he was much stronger. At that point, my stepfather stepped in to restrain my mother and calm her down. My brother and I went into his room and huddled together on the floor crying because of what we witnessed. That was 50 years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday. But that is not the norm.

    Women are at far greater risk of domestic violence. And if she has a gun, she has a 500% greater chance of being killed by her partner.

    Personally, violence against anybody, female or male, is just plain wrong. But the deck is definitely stacked against women. As another person posted, "When she told her parents she was being beaten by her husband they ask her what SHE had done to make him so mad, how sick is that." Society in general is too often in the mode of "the woman's job is to make the man happy or satisfy him". Women are too often still seen as chattel — property. And the Republican/Teabaggers are doing nothing to stop that notion. Whatever happened to mutuality?

    The Republican/Teabaggers have dragged their heels on something that should have been a no brainer.  They have kicked and screamed for a year, but in the end, the party allowed enough to either vote their conscience , or at least vote for the bill.  It may very well be that the MSM will push it off the radar now that the issue is settled.  But the 2014 mid terms are coming up and women will not take it off their radar!  Misogynists beware!

    I see Guano Girl Bachmann voted against it.  I guess she is bucking for Marcus to have more counselling sessions and more money.

     

  6. I agree with you that many GOP men look down on women.  I also think they have been more overt about it  since one of them made the observation several years ago that the majority of women vote for liberals.  This is true.  The majority of women are not short on compassion.  Since that realization, the GOP has done everything it could to marginalize women;  even some radical right wingers have been crying out for the end of women having the vote!   While they are doing this, they are also whining out of the other side of their mouths that the GOP is good for women.  They're schizophrenic on this one.  

    One of my favorite ironic moments while surfing through TV channels, is when I happen across a right wing talking head who muses piteously," Why won't women vote for republicans?"  They can't really be that effing dumb, can they?

    Oh, wait…

  7. Republicans say they had their own version of VAWA, but their version supported violence against Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender women, violence by citizens against undocumented women, and violence on reservations by non-natives against Native American women.

    How do these Republican/Tea-Bags sleep at night?