Sunday, October 18, 2009

They Seriously Voted Against This Amendment?

I've seen several comments about Al Franken's first amendment. One of them actually said it should have been voted against because "anything that happens inside a war zone cannot be controlled." Are you kidding me? This is rape we are talking about - and not just rape: gang rape. This happened to a 20 year-old woman who was not a soldier, but working there. But, even if she was a soldier, this is still disgusting. To make matters worse, then they locked her in a box and told her she could not prosecute.

I'm with Jon Stewart. This should have been one thing that was voted for unanimously. But, there were actually thirty Republican senators that voted against this! How would they feel if something like this happened to their mothers, or wives, or daughters, or sisters? How did they go home and look them in the eye? On Strong Progressive the names are listed along with the address and phone numbers to call to protest this:

Who are these thirty Republican paragons of virtue? I've finally got the list. Here are the nays:

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)
The old boys club that the Republicans are running, and all their sticking together has just plain gone too far. Gang rape that can't be prosecuted because it is Halliburton? It is beyond disgusting. Any woman - any decent human being - should be outraged!

To write or call to protest:

Office of Senator (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

(202) 224-3121

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