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February 13, 2013

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Tabor

It seems the issue is native Americans, LBGTs and immmigrants. If they would make a legal argument for this it might give us a chance to let them know how attorneys can get around it rather than throwing all of the women under the bus in their idiology.

Hattie

Tabor: I am not sure what you mean here.

Kay Dennison

Great minds think alike!!! I posted this at my blog, too along with their names!!!!

Ingineer66

Hello Hattie, I came over from Rainy Day Thoughts. I like your blog and I love Hawaii. My sister in law is from Hilo. But, I lean conservative so I have to ask a question. I am curious did you post a similar article last year when this bill was introduced by a Republican woman in Congress as HR4970? It passed with 216 Republican votes and 6 Democrat votes and 182 Democrats voted against it. The bill then died in the Democratically controlled Senate. I would post the names of all the Dems that are for Violence against women but it would take too much space.

Hattie

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-m-ortiz/violence-against-women-act-hr-4970_b_1477989.html
Of course I know a lot of people don't believe same sex partners, immigrants and Native Americans deserve protection against domestic violence, but I happen to think it's a good idea.
I think you are being misinformed.
And this
http://umsapac.blogspot.com/2012/05/violence-against-women-act.html
I am willing to concede that not all of these men believe in violence against women. It would be more accurate to say that they don't care about women as a class and are indifferent to the fate of women who are not of use to them or who (even worse) oppose them.

Ingineer66

I agree that all the groups that you included should be equally protected as should men and children be protected from violent women. I read the comments on the Huff post article and it seems both sides have decent arguments on last years bill.
I don't put a lot of stock in what Rachel Maddow says. I would trust her reporting about as much as I trust Rush Limbaugh's.

Hattie

That is the false equivalence argument. Purest sophistry.

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