Republicans

Don't protect some and ignore others

Congratulations, Senate Republicans—whether it was from election year fear, or a solid commitment to women’s rights (I’ll believe it when I see it), enough of you sucked it up and helped the Violence Against Women Act pass through your chamber.

The VAWA, has provided resources since 1994 to develop improved domestic violence and sexual assault response and prevention programs. This year’s Democratically-sponsored incarnation of the bill added three important provisions.

A Republican Autocracy in Michigan

Elected officials removed and replaced with a non-elected official. Laws passed illegally by ignoring one party’s votes. Autocracy meets Michigan.

Wisconsin Senate Recall Election 7/19/11

Republicans' Shared Sacrifice Sacrifices the American Dream

If I had a dime for every time I heard the phase “shared sacrifice” come out of a Republican’s mouth I’d be a millionaire by the end of the year. 

It'd be one thing if the conservative movement was serious about sharing the pain in terms of budget cuts and the sort, but when “shared sacrifice” means only sacrifice coming from the hide of working America, on the backs of the working poor, and out of the fixed incomes of seniors, what we have is one of the biggest jokes in modern political times.  And the joke is on us!

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