Okay now the GOP’s just blatantly being anti-woman

How could a bill intended to expand protection against domestic violence possibly be controversial? When Republicans are on an anti-vagina crusade, that’s how.

Republicans say the measure, under the cloak of battered women, unnecessarily expands immigration avenues by creating new definitions for immigrant victims to claim battery. More important, they say, it fails to put in safeguards to ensure that domestic violence grants are being well spent. It also dilutes the focus on domestic violence by expanding protections to new groups, like same-sex couples, they say.

Only the GOP could “defend” an anti-woman stance by admitting to being anti-immigrant and anti-gay. “No no,” they say. “We’re not anti-woman! We just don’t want immigrants and queers to get help!”

One response to “Okay now the GOP’s just blatantly being anti-woman

  1. I don’t get it. If Republicans are so “blatantly anti-woman,” then why did Democrats have to load the bill with same-sex and immigration provisions in order to get the GOP to oppose it?  Seems to me that “anti woman” Republicans would have opposed the bill just fine without those poison pills.

    And it doesn’t strike me as very “pro woman” for Democrats to jeopardize a bill by loading it up with things they know Republicans won’t want to pass.  Sounds to me like Republicans are balking on principle, while Democrats are toying with the viability of the bill as a matter of politics.  I’m sure women who care about this bill would love to know about that.  Whoever’s doing all this must think women aren’t all that smart.

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