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Biden Attacks 'Neanderthal' House Republicans for Blocking Violence Against Women Bill


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VP Biden, Violence Against Women Act, congress, ethics, government, politics, corruption, news )

Carrie
- 313 days ago - rawstory.com
US Vice President Joe Biden, known as being prone to gaffes now and then, has compared some Republican lawmakers to Neanderthal cavemen. Biden first drafted and defended the Violence Against Women Act 19 years ago as a US senator.



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Sue Matheson (69)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:22 pm
thanks
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:24 pm
What a confusing headline-as I was sure to remember the VAWA -finally-passed at beginning of spring this year.
They could have said " ..for having blocked.."
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:38 pm
So they stalled the law from passing....is it now passed? Took 19 years for the Violence Against Women Act to get where it is??? They certainly are a bunch against anything to do with females.
Thank You Carrie.
Wow the picture of the park flooded, scares me after what happened in Calgary, High River, Okotoks,and a huge area of southern Alberta, which I just heard yesterday is going to cost $7Billion. It happened June 20/13 and there are still several thousand who have no homes - too damaged and have to be torn down.
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:20 pm
I do not believe Biden made an overstatement on this one given the Neanderthal garbage so many of them have spoken in public about rape and violence towards women.
 

Bill and Katie Dresbach (79)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 11:22 pm
Just imagine how their wives and women are treated! They forgot they all had Mother's or they wouldn't be here! Biden told it like it is! They just are sinking lower!!
Thank You
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:47 am
If I were a Neanderthal, I'd kick Biden's ass for that insult!
 

Jody B. (6)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:00 am
Good lord! Will they ever get with the program?!?
 

John S. (297)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:03 am
And that should definitely make it easier to work with them next time....
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:38 am
The article is somewhat misleading. The Act was originally passed with support from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress in 1994. Congress reauthorized it in 2000 and 2005. Some Republicans in 2012 opposed its reauthorization because it extended protections to same-sex couples and contained a provision that illegal aliens who were victims could get temporary visas. It was reaffirmed in 2013 with many Republicans voting for reaffirmation.

The Republicans who were fighting parts of it weren't fighting against protecting women.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:42 am
Where's equality for the two genders?
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:46 am
Tell it like it is.
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:46 am
We do have equality under the law for both men and women when it comes to violence, Fi T. And we had it even before this Act came into being in 1994 (the Act didn't suddenly create anti-assault legislation - laws existed long before then criminalizing physical assault on another person, whether male or female). This Act gives additional specific rights and protections to victims of domestic violence (and it covers victims who are both male and female).
 

. (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:08 am
Great article, Carrie. Thanks for sharing.
 

Joanne Dixon (36)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 8:35 am
Mr. Vice President, PLEASE stop insulting the kind and gentle Neaderthals by comparing them to Republicans. This seems to be one form of bigotry that is really stubborn and tough to get rid of!
 

Louise D. (38)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:39 am
Come on that is an insult to Neanderthals, true they have become extinct 28,000 years ago but they had feelings and I am sure they would be spinning in their collective graves / fossil colections. I get the impression that if the first Fish that crawled out of the primeval slime thought that it would eventually develop into a Republican congressman or Senator they would of thought twice about leaving the slime. However I suspect they were getting out of the water because Newt Gingrich was lurking around claiming he wanted an open relationship.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:16 am
Politically not a smart thing to say, however true it may be.
 

Carol D. (104)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:26 am
someone seriously wanted to block a bill on violence against women Is this man a nutter certainly must be a male chauvinist pig Hard to believe this
 

Robert K. (31)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:05 pm
Neanderthals are used as a bad example, but the evidence all points to the fact that they were smarter than us, and what led to their destruction is that very fact. Being smarter than us they were more peaceful, and the feral homo sapiens killed off the peace loving Neanderthals. But they still exist in our genes. No humans back then had red hair, but Neanderthals were red heads, and all redheads now are descended from the intermarriage of Neanderthals and humans.

While I was blond as a child and at puberty became light brown haired my great grandfather had red hair, so I have Neanderthal in me which may account for my former membership in Mensa and my disgust with Republicans. ;o)
 

Robert K. (31)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:06 pm
But I think Joe Biden rocks.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:41 pm
There's one "constant" in our White House and that is that Vice President Joe Biden will screw up every speech. And, this man, is a heart beat away from taking the place of the most incompetent president we've had in the history of our country.

I believe in this bill by the way "Violence Against Women." Is there also a bill in place for "Violence Against Men?" This is something we don't read about but there are women who beat up on their boyfriends/husbands, children, etc. That pendulum needs to swing both ways to make it credible.

Robert, LOL, your "former" membership in Mensa? I'm glad you have this forum to let everyone know how brilliant you are otherwise we just never would've picked up on that. I love it when Care 2 members tell you about their many degrees and how smart they are otherwise how on earth would we know?
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:57 pm
Diane, the "Violence Against Women" bill covers all domestic violence, whether men or women are the victims/perps. Which means it's a really stupid name for the bill - since it isn't just about giving additional legal rights and protections to women.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:03 pm
Lindsey, I stand corrected. Yes, it is a stupid name for the bill. Violence against men and women is a heart wrenching situation. There are toxic relationships and then there are those in a relationship where the mentally ill are in a position to hurt, maim, and kill someone.

I'm a huge supporter of this bill.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:04 pm
I learn something new every day, Lindsey.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:53 pm
Thanks Carrie. I am having a computer glitch in that I cannot send personal messages.
 

Diane O. (149)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:54 pm
Thanks, Lindsey....wish I could send you a personal message.
 

Lindsey O. (19)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:01 pm
Diane, have you tried responding to one of the comments made on this thread by me (those should be showing up in your in-box if you're tracking this thread). Sometimes when the "compose new message" function doesn't work you can get around it by simply replying to someone's thread comment. At least sometimes - that may not be working for you either.
 

Jason R. (57)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 9:16 am
Diane!

Big news. With 48 days until the election, Jeb Bush was in Virginia Tuesday raising money for extremist Republican Ken Cuccinelli in his gubernatorial race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

Bush is the latest of the usual suspects called in, because guess what? Republicans are seeing the same polls we are. Rasmussen’s latest found Terry up 45-38.
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:03 pm
Hi, Lindsey! You have to be in the military for 20 years to receive a military retirement check and health benefits. Unfortunately, our returning vets who don't have 20 years in are in the hurt locker and that's why the Wounded Warriors organization is alive and well. Someone has to help those returning with PTSD and learning to live without limbs. They are entitled to some benefits but the backlog to even get your case read for help is outrageously slow. Michelle Obama, in their first year in the White House, made a big public deal about helping our veterans. As far as I can tell, she hasn't done anything but tell children to drink more water. Our country sends billions and billions of aid to other countries who hate America but they aren't taking care of our returning veterans in their time of great need. I'll be very happy when we have strong leadership in our White House in 2016. This is why it is important for Americans to send in what they can afford to those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and our special ops to get financial help. We've got serious issues in that area.

Jason, I'll be voting for Ken. We'll have to wait and see what happens in Virginia. I live in northern Virginia, a big liberal pool. The number of people who live in northern Virginia have a huge impact on the votes in our state but you never know! After five years of Obama's massive failures we have quite a few unhappy liberals around here.
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 3:05 pm
Lindsey, my apologies. My comments were meant for another post directed at me. Let me address your post:

I'm able to receive all my tracking alerts, post out here and in my group, Political Derby, able to send an Introduction From....but I haven't been able to send personal messages or respond to the ones I receive. It has to do with the settings and security on my computer I'm told. I'm working on it when time permits. Thank you for your information : )
 

Jason R. (57)
Friday September 20, 2013, 9:46 am
"that's why the Wounded Warriors organization is alive and well."

It's alive because the right won't tax the rich to take care of them. That's what a social conservative is. Uncaring and greedy.
 
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