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Every single one of these people voted against VAWA. They are all "Republicans." They are all horrible, right wing cowards and hatemongers who claim to represent the party of Family Values. They claim to be Christian. They claim to love America. They do not represent families, they do not represent Christ and they hate this country.
It's wonderful that The Violence Against Women Act passed and is on its way to President Obama. It is, however, disgusting that it took this long, and that so many on the right voted against it. Compassion? Not if you're conservative. In 2014, we have an opportunity to undo the damage our apathy did to America in 2010. We can fire all of these right wing bigots, we can bring America back to a place where the wall between church and state still stands and where all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, skin color or immigration status, can be protected under the law.
We can do that, if we work together towards the common goal of making America great again. For too long, right wing bullies have driven our country into the ground, using propaganda, lies, false science and violent rhetoric to scare their base. The proof of that is in those 138 names. Those 138 men and women would rather a lesbian die than have access to help and protection. Those 138 men and women do not see Native Americans, LGBT and undocumented immigrants as people.
Those 138 men and women need to go, and in 2014, we can replace them with representatives who love America, who want us to not just meet someone's expectations but exceed those expectations. We demand politicians who understand America needs better schools, better jobs, equality for all and a better global reputation. We demand representation for all, not just for those who can afford it.
Thank you to the politicians who voted for The Violence Against Women Act. Shame on those who did not.
H/T to We Are Woman for the list.