30 male Republicans vote against women — and for rape

Consider this vote a gift to any future political opponents for these guys:

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)

Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID) — There’s one of my Senators, hello!
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)

Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID) — There’s the other one — new guy! *waving one finger*
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Dudes, would you care to TRY to explain this vote to your constituents, especially the females (and maybe your wives and daughters)?  I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d love to hear it.


5 thoughts on “30 male Republicans vote against women — and for rape

  1. Yes Zooey, and my two knuckledraggers are right there also, too.
    I woke up too early, so I did a little research on the Republicans who supported Franken amendment:

    FL LeMieux, George seat open in 2010

    IN Lugar, Richard up for re-election in 2012? He’ll be 80.

    IA Grassley, Charles up for re-election in 2010

    OH Voinovich, George retiring in 2010

    UT Bennett, Robert up for re-election in 2010

    UT Hatch, Orrin up for re-election in 2012

    And the Republican ladies:
    AK Murkowski, Lisa up for re-election in 2010

    ME Collins, Susan up for re-election in 2014

    ME Snowe, Olympia up for re-election in 2012

    TX Hutchison, Kay Bailey up for Governor in 2010, Senate term ends 2012

    A commenter at C&L said this amendment also bars binding arbitration in contracts in general. I sure hope so. Franken is just crafty enough to sneak that in to a bill, even if he had to have legal help with the wording to get it done.
    In order to get my last job, I had to sign a binding arbitration agreement for the health insurance. Had I not signed, I wouldn’t have been hired. There needs to be a law that prohibits a corporation requiring an employee from signing away their right to due process in order to get a job, or to get health insurance.

  2. There are eleven states for which both male Republican Senators voted against the Franken Amendment. (Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming.) The other eight Senators have either a female colleague from their state (of either party) or a Democrat who voted for it. (This is at first glance, but I might have missed one or two.)

    I hope the liberal and progressive groups work hard to unseat the Senators in those eleven states at the next opportunity. (You know the Democrats will concede some of those races.)

  3. Senator Inouye may be stripping Al Franken’s anti-rape amendment from the defense appropriations bill.

    “Inouye’s office, sources say, has been lobbied by defense contractors adamant that the language of the Franken amendment would leave them overly exposed to lawsuits and at constant risk of having contracts dry up. The Senate is considering taking out a provision known as the Title VII claim, which (if removed) would allow victims of assault or rape to bring suit against the individual perpetrator but not the contractor who employed him or her.”

    “The defense contractors have been storming his office,” said a source with knowledge of the situation. “Inouye either will get the amendment taken out altogether, or water it down significantly. If they water it down, they will take out the Title VII claims. This means that in discrimination cases, they will still force you into a secret forced arbitration on KBR’s (or other contractors’) own terms — with your chances of prevailing practically zero. The House seems to be very supportive of the original Franken amendment and all in line, but their hands are tied since it originated in the Senate. And since Inouye runs the show on this bill, he can easily take it out to get Republicans and the defense contractors off his back, which looks increasingly likely.”

  4. I italicized those senators who are running in 2010. There are 13 of them in the list. Time to mount an assault on these naysayers! Turnabout is fair play.

  5. Fourteen Points of Fascism:

    5.) Rampant Sexism: The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.

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