Thursday, May 03, 2012

Women Fear Me!

Women Rep. John Kline. Wonder why?

Another great moment from Congressman John Kline was so vehemently defending the Republicans' excellent treatment of women, by... well, you watch this video  that shows how his words don't match his not so Minnesota nice behavior...

REP. JOHN KLINE, R-MN: What we're talking about is using a slush fund that is provided to the Secretary to spend as she sees fit. And that is perceived as an attack, somehow, on women. What a surprise in this election year. (gavel bangs) Another 30 seconds, please.


REP. JOHN KLINE, R-MN: (interrupts her and ignors her) There are adequate....

REP. JUDY BIGGERT, R-IL: (cowers as she sits) 30 seconds.

REP. JOHN KLINE, R-MN: (still ignoring, arrogant, thankless) There are multiple....

Jon Stewart nails Congressman Klines attitude.... 

"We have a great record on women. I need 30 more... shut your fucking trap! Shut your mouth! We're gonna keep going! There's no war on women here!"

1 comment:

Minnesota Central said...

There is a reason why John Kline is Chairman.

Let us not lose sight of the fact that Judy Biggert had seniority when Buck McKeon gave up his chairmanship and the “powers that be” selected John Kline as Chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee.

Earlier this year, Congresswoman Judy Biggert offered a resolution (HJ 378) about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) noting how far America is dropping in world rankings and promoted it during committee hearings … her resolution, despite having bi-partisan support, has never been considered in Chairman Kline’s committee … and Chairman Kline’s reform bill is so bad that Chamber of Commerce and 37 other groups declared that the Chairman’s Student Success Act was “bad for students and bad for taxpayers” .

Also, let’s remember that Chairman Kline was forced to act on this Stafford Loan interest rate question … legislation had been in his committee since January, but he failed to act … instead, the House rushed through a bill with NO Committee hearings and only one amendment (to return to his Committee for changes but that was defeated on a party line vote).

IMO, Judy Biggert was made author of this legislation to pre-but the argument that this was cutting funding for health funding targeted at women and children … remember that in March 2010, Judy Biggert voted for HR 4247 Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act … a bill lead by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), another woman with seniority that John Kline leapfrogged over to assume the Chairmanship … the bill passed despite John Kline leading the opposition. The legislation was never addressed in the Senate last term … this term, it has been re-introduced and Chairman Kline has ignored it in committee.

But the other real news out of Congress was the Senate approved S. 1925 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 … however, the Republican-controlled House has just ignored H.R.4271, their version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012. Instead, Representative Sandy Adams (R-FL) is currently drafting a version of the bill for the House that will be much more in line with the watered down version offered by Republican Senators Bailey and Grassley that was rejected in the Senate. The fight to reauthorize VAWA before it expires in September - and its vital programs lose funding - is the one to watch if you want more proof of John Kline’s view on women (as well as children and domestic abuse.)