Friday, April 29, 2005

Babies or Republicans: Which is More Mature?

Since I am so late updating, I apologize if this does not interest you, but Digby links to and blogs about Republicans rewriting Democratic amendments to the Don't Take a Minor Over State Lines to End the Pregnancy Bill. How did they rewrite them, you ask? Simple: they inserted the words 'sexual predator' into every single one! WOW. What a bunch of whiny, small-minded idiots. A sample:
DEMS: a Nadler amendment allows an adult who could be prosecuted under the bill to go to a Federal district court and seek a waiver to the state’s parental notice laws if this remedy is not available in the state court. (no 11-16)
GOP REWRITE:. Mr. Nadler offered an amendment that would have created an additional layer of Federal court review that could be used by sexual predators to escape conviction under the bill. By a roll call vote of 11 yeas to 16 nays,the amendment was defeated.
DEMS: a Nadler amendment to exempt a grandparent or adult sibling from the criminal and civil provisions in the bill (no 12-19)
GOP REWRITE: . Mr. Nadler offered an amendment that would have exempted sexual predators from prosecution under the bill if theywere grandparents or adult siblings of a minor. By a roll call vote of 12 yeas to 19 nays, the amendment was defeated.

Note that now the Republicans can accuse those that voted for the amendments of coddling sexual predators!! Insane. As Digby says:
"Oh boo fucking hoo. The Republicans are in total control. The Democrats can sit around all day long and call them a bunch of fascist nazi bastards and it doesn't mean anything. And they still can't stop whining."
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