What about protecting fair-minded lawmakers from feet dragging?
As a way of stalling/killing/bumblef**king LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation during today's Judiciary Committee markup, various Republican congressmen proposed amendment after amendment that would've added everything from pregnant women to American nationals who've been the victims of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens to unborn children as protected classes. A whopping ten of these proposed time-wasters are said to have come from Congressman Steve King (R-The most recent state to enact marriage equality via court action):
'Hate crimes' vote delayed [ONN]
HRC's Twitter coverage: HRC Backstory
So with the hourglass eaten up by nonsense, the committee was forced to recess without voting. Which means that by the time they do vote tomorrow morning, at least one of these novel GOP lawmakers will surely suggest adding "congressmen who have had to endure more than one day of inclusive hate crimes debate" to the bill's protected class.
We think we're kidding about that part, but we're not sure.
Yeah, read the HRC Backstory. It was such a shock that they were reporting at all. Then, of course, I realized just how astounding it is since they are the ones who threw the T's under the bus last year.
Hopefully we get it this time.
Posted by: LOrion | Apr 22, 2009 9:39:35 PM
Steve King makes me embarrassed to say that I come from Iowa.
Posted by: BentonQuest | Apr 23, 2009 12:42:49 PM
I have been enduring calls disguised as "surveys" from Steve King's office for two weeks attempting to drum up support for his hate campaign. I am not one of his constituents. Who's paying for his blitz? Taxpayers? This guy needs a sharp slap for being a spoiled brat.
Posted by: cdo | Apr 23, 2009 1:36:39 PMcomments powered by Disqus