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Opportunistic Democrats Trick Public Into Sympathy for Rape Victims

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I am outraged.   It seems Al Franken had a plan a few months ago and frankly, it was a shrewd one.  Everybody knows that the American public is naturally empathetic and their hearts will melt when you talk about rape victims.  Surely Al Franken realized this when he added an amendment to the Pentagon spending bill that would bar “future and existing” federal contracts to defense contractors and subcontractors “at any tier” who mandate employees go through a company’s arbitration process for workplace discrimination claims — including claims of sexual assault. The measure passed 68-30, with 10 Republicans voting yes and 30 courageous Republicans voting no.

I get so sick of these namby pamby liberals who demand that if they happen  to get raped repeatedly and locked into a storage container in the course of doing their job, that they should be able to go through the courts?   I’m sorry, but this defensive rape prevention is what is raising the costs of all these defense contractors.   Franken knew that Americans would get all protective of rape victims and was able to manipulate that sympathy into a win.   Now liberal groups are hitting the Republicans simply because they aren’t sufficiently anti-rape.   What does that even mean?  I mean I’m sure they don’t encourage rape or anything, but business is business.

John Cornyn (R-TX) took this heated argument public saying, ““Trying to tap into the natural sympathy that we have for this victim of this rape —and use that as a justification to frankly misrepresent and embarrass his colleagues, I don’t think it’s a very constructive thing.”

“I don’t know what his motivation was for taking us on, but I would hope that we won’t see a lot of Daily Kos-inspired amendments in the future coming from him,” said South Dakota Sen. John Thune, No. 4 in the Senate Republican leadership. “I think hopefully he’ll settle down and do kind of the serious work of legislating that’s important to Minnesota.”

Don’t the people of Minnesota deserve a Senator who will do the serious legislating and leave silly stuff like rape alone?  Where are you when we need you Norm Coleman?

The Courageous Republicans Who Weren’t Afraid to Vote for Rape

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)
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)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

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Written by thatsrightnate

December 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm

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  1. As a former Miss Ohio, I am shocked that Senators Brown and Voinovich refused to take this important stance in defesne of our troops. I really applaud Senators Ensign, McCain, and Vitter. Once again, they have courageously and publicly proclaimed their true and manly sentiments for the women of our nation.

    cecily

    December 3, 2009 at 7:00 am

  2. I love you for posting their names…. The dogs.

    Shannon

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm


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