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  •  I think that the base largely doesn't not endorse (1+ / 0-)
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    OleHippieChick

    Violence against women, even LBT and immigrant women (and the Native American exclusion would confuse the heck out of them).

    And I don't think that most of the GOP Congressional representatives are such fans of it either.

    But I do think they are terrified of special interest groups like American Family Association and Federation for American Immigration Reform -- who hate LBT women and immigrants with a white hot rage, but are far to the right of the base--  and "small government" lobby groups who don't care whom they hurt as long as the government is neutered.

    That's why they vote this way.

    What's really sad is the pittance that most lobby groups give these GOP representatives -- maybe a couple thousand dollars. They're willing to throw some of America's most vulnerable citizens under the bus for elections pocket change.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 11:01:16 AM PST

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    •  I know quite a few, albeit online (1+ / 0-)
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      Justin93

      A surprising number of the Republican base think that the VAWA is discrimination. Of course, they say they don't advocate violence against women. And of course they do mean that. They just think that any bill that is called the violence against women act, or has anything in it that protects women differently than it does men, is nasty and discriminatory. And that the real victims of discrimination in this day and age are white males, and where is the violence against white males act?

      No, really. They talk like this. They think like this. They think that discrimination is over, and the era of reverse discrimination is here, and that the VAWA is just another way to keep the white man down.

      It's... really enlightening.

    •  I'd be willing to bet (1+ / 0-)
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      weinerschnauzer

      That a lot of Republican voters support violence against undocumented immigrants and lebians. I've heard people wish rape on lesbians. But I think you're right, it's not like they're not gonna vote for their congressman based on this issue. I don't believe that Republicans would actively endorse violence against immigrants, natives or lesbians. But I do think a large part of their base is indifferent to it.

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