Friday, March 8, 2013

Rethuglican War on Women - Credit Where Credit's Not Due Dept.

Those re-branding Rethugs are at it again!  Now a number of Rethugs who voted against the recently-signed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization are celebrating its passage or claiming they voted for it, when they only voted for the watered-down Rethug version that failed.  Here's just one such charlatan -- teatard favorite Rep. Steve "Turkey A La" King (Stupid Party-IA), via TPM:
“I supported this legislation because I know how important it is to empower women in difficult situations,” King said. “If a woman is at risk, she should know that she has a place to turn for support and assistance. I supported VAWA in 2005, 2012, and today I voted in support of the House version to see that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have access to the resources and protection when they need it the most.”

What King didn’t mention is that he voted against House passage of VAWA. Instead he voted for a more modest Republican substitute, which failed. Had his final vote carried the day, VAWA would remain expired and its reauthorization in limbo today.
Also busy covering his tracks is Sen. John "All Hat and No Cattle" Cornyn (Stupid Party-TX):
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was among those celebrating President Barack Obama signing the Violence Against Women Act into law on Thursday. Except he voted against the bill -- and tried to gloss over that fact even as he praised one of the law's provisions.
Not that we ever expected these paragons of virtue to be honest about their efforts to derail or water down VAWA.  But to engage in such transparent dishonesty, in an effort to appear as though they supported VAWA's reauthorization, when they did not, is a new low even for these cheeseballs.  Just more "lipstick on an elephant."

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