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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. They should stand up for what they believe.
    But a few who voted against the act lied and said they voted for it.
    The cowards are:
    Tim Griffin
    Steve King
    Vicky Haartzler
    Tim Walberg
    We are paying these people $174,000 a year.
    Let us make them unemployed in 2014.

  2. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, when you have some Republicans tell you that rape can be illegitimate, why should you be surprised that they vote – en masse – for violence against women? Of course, Democrats are no strangers to idiocy either.

  3. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Can anyone give an exact bill that was voted on by Republicans that promotes violence against women? I am harassed more by Democrat friends and feel more threatened by them than Republican friends. Maybe it’s because I am a retired Libertarian professor?

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rockngolfer

    This legislation has been around since 1994 and has been extended every year. This time the bill was changed to include items that were “controversial”. But instead of looking at that YOU take the title and assume every little thing in it is just fine because who would not be for stopping violence against women. Taken simply that way I agree. But some representatives actually read legislation before voting on it. Are they then “for” violent acts against women? Please.

    The Act’s 2012 renewal was opposed by conservative Republicans, who objected to extending the Act’s protections to same-sex couples and to provisions allowing battered illegal aliens to claim temporary visas

    In February 2013, the Senate passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act by a vote of 78-22,8 and the House of Representatives passed it by a vote of 286-138, with unanimous Democratic support and 87 Republicans voting in the affirmative. The extension was signed by President Barack Obama.

    I may not agree with their position but the system worked as it should have. You should try to consider their point of view and how legislation may effect other areas than the one it primarily addresses before you condemn it.

  5. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 2 years ago

    While crying about reps not caring about violence against women, don’t forget to cry about the dems who dont want them to be able to actually protect their own selves.

    Dang reality. It’s so hard.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    I am condemning lying about the way they voted..
    I know what was in both bills, the one that didn’t pass and the one that did.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    Protecting their similarly-backwards sons and grandsons from prosecution for their “indiscretions”, of course.
    No concern about their daughters and granddaughters, of course, because “that would never happen to OUR family! We’re good God-fearin’ folk!”.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    I wish to bring up that even the ACLU objected to some provisions of this bill.That surprised me when I looked it up.

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