Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Revealed! The 8 Republicans Who Most Hate Women


Even Bachmann voted right on this one!

Almost every time the House gets called into session there are some nonpartisan bills that everybody agrees to-- naming a post office, for example, or hailing a sports team. Yesterday Rep Bobby Rush's bill, H.R. 20 (the Melanie Blocker Stokes Mom's Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act), which basically seeks to provide for research on, and services for individuals with, postpartum depression and psychosis, looked like one of those bills. The official summary:
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health may conduct a nationally representative longitudinal study of the relative mental health consequences for women of resolving a pregnancy in various ways.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary to make grants for projects for the establishment, operation, and coordination of effective and cost-efficient systems for the delivery of essential services to individuals with a postpartum condition and their families. Directs the Secretary to ensure that such projects provide education and services with respect to the diagnosis and management of postpartum conditions. Authorizes such projects to include: (1) delivering or enhancing outpatient home-based health and support services; and (2) providing education to new mothers and their families about postpartum conditions to promote earlier diagnosis and treatment. Sets forth grant requirements.

Directs the Secretary to study the benefits of screening for postpartum conditions.

Prohibits the Secretary from utilizing amounts appropriated under this Act to carry out activities or programs that are duplicative of activities or programs that are already being carried out through the Department of Health and Human Services.

When the vote was called the Republican House leadership joined the Democrats in endorsing the bill. Yes, even looks like Boehner and Canter and Blunt couldn't come up with a reason to be against this. 153 Republicans-- all but 8-- joined every single Democrat in voting "yes." So I checked out who the 8 were and was immediately struck with the fact that 7 of them were among the most extreme right-wing, bigoted fanatics in the Congress. (The 8th is Ron Paul, someone who just marches to the beat of a different drummer, a very different drummer.) The 7 women-haters:

Paul Broun (R-GA)
John Culberson (R-TX)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Tom McClintock (R-CA)
Ted Poe (R-TX)
James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
John Shadegg (R-AZ)

Even the usually obstructionist lunatic fringe female wingers-- Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Mary Fallin (R-OK), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Mean Jean Schmidt (R-OH)-- couldn't bring themselves to vote against this one.

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At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howie, no matter what his freaky-ass fans will tell you....

Ron Paul is just as bigoted and racist as the other seven. Don't let his anti-war stance fool you he is a nutjob to the extreme.


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