We are at a ridiculous point in modern political history where Republicans are opposed to anything and everything if a Democrat supports it. It appears that this even applies to the idea that victims of domestic violence need support.
When the right claims that the “war on women” is a figment of the feminist imagination, send them a link to this blog post. The Republican party is opposed to the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
I repeat: The Republican party is opposed to the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
I mean we can all agree that violence against women is bad right? And we can all agree that survivors of domestic abuse need assistance, right? So why are Republicans opposed to funding that assistance? Hang ups in this current version of the bill is additional provisions supporting undocumented and LGBT survivors.
Vice President Joe Biden, who sponsored the original Act, spoke out yesterday pretty much flabbergasted that this has become a partisan fight. He said he thought we were “beyond questioning the need for the Violence Against Women Act,” adding: “The idea that we’re still fighting about this in the Congress, that this is even a debatable issue, is truly sad. [It] should just be over in terms of the debate about it. . . . What are we arguing about?”
Good question Mr. Vice President.
There are enough votes for the Act to pass but the fact that there has been any opposition at all is very troubling and the Republicans should be called out for it and voters should know it. ’Cause you know what’s awesome about free and democratic elections? We can vote people out.