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Weasels Of The Month – Senators That Support Rape

As reported in various news outlets, blogs, and even The Daily Show, freshman Senator Al Franken just had his first big win in the Senate, passing a bill that would punish government contractors  who “restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court”. 

Now you might be suprised that such a bill is even necessary.  First of all, what kind of company would stop their employees from taking action if they are sexually assaulted?  Actually, the bill is a result of actions by Halliburton, after they attempted to cover up the abduction, drugging, and gang rape of one of their employees.  Dick Cheney’s old company has some very unusual personel policies! 

Perhaps more importantly, why would any sane Senator vote against a bill that essentially tells companies that if they want to do business with the government they can’t support rape?  Well, there were lots of excuses for that one.  A few felt we were picking on poor old Haliburton, or that we would force people out of arbitration and into the courts (personally I think rapists should have to go to court). But just in case you were wondering how your Senator feels about rape, here is a list of the thirty that voted against the amendment and feel doing business with companies that support rape is OK:

  • 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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2 Responses to Weasels Of The Month – Senators That Support Rape

  1. don says:

    Tim I never would have thought that Haliburton had anything in common with Roman Polanski. But even stranger Woody Allen,Martin Scorsese, Deborah Winger. David Lynch, Millisa Gilbert, Natalie Portman, Harrison Ford, Harvey Wienstien, Patricia Arquette and Whoopie Goldberg to have something in common with all those R- senators . The above Hollywood elite belive that Polanski should not have to do any time in jail for the drugging and rape of a 13 year old girl in which he pleaded guilty in 1977. He then fled the country a year later to avoid prosecution, now awaiting the return to the U.S. to serve his sentance.

  2. Mike Wilcox says:

    The Republican world view is, unfortunately, dependent upon who is paying the bills. We should always expect the core of the Republican party to support so-called “Family Values” while stumping for votes and then to take anti family positions in the manner in which they vote. Haliburton is a big player and its wishes are the command of a large cadre of Republicans because money is their life blood. I’m not sure what link exists between Haliburton and Roman Polanski…? I do see a common theme in conservative excuse speak though. The fact that a group of so-called “Hollywood Elitists” support a pardon for Polansky, bears no relationship to the point of the blog and to view it as a means of suggesting a double standard is a stretch.

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