03 May 2015

Some People Use The Handmaiden's Tale as a Manual

And they seem to be overwhelmingly Republicans:
Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives voted in favor of “H.J.Res. 43: Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014.” If enacted, the legislation would make using employer-based health insurance for in vitro fertilization or birth control pills a fireable offense in Washington, D.C.

Planned Parenthood has been mobilizing its network against the bill. “Your boss shouldn’t be able to fire you for using birth control,” the organization states.


Also on the floor last night, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dubbed H.J.Res. 43 “Hobby Lobby on steroids,” Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) called for D.C. statehood from the house floor, and numerous Republicans defended “religious freedom.”


With support from 225 Republicans and 3 Democrats, the U.S. Congress moved to overturn a democratically enacted law in the District of Columbia for the first time in more than 20 years.
As an FYI, the Democrats voting for this are:
  • Dan Lipinski (IL-3)
  • Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
  • Colin Peterson (MN-7)
The distinguished gentleman from Minnesota is one of the founders of the Blue Dogs, Cuellar was Rick Perry's and George W. Bush's "Democrat" BFF, and Dan Lipinski is a right wing nut-job who got his job by nepotism when the Illinois Democratic party cleared the primary for him.

These are folks that the Democrats would be better off without, even if these seats were taken by Republicans.

They all need aggressive primary challenges, because there needs to be a certain level of party discipline, even in the Democratic party.


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