Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

Taking a stand against domestic violence is a start.  Trying to get the idiots (on the Right)  in Congress to renew the Violence Against Women Act is like pulling teeth.  And they claim there’s no war against women coming from their camp…

The People’s View

Domestic violence and sexual assault. The original and literal war on women. And now, the Republicans in Congress are refusing to re-authorize the assistance for abuse victims. Yesterday, Vice President Biden gave a sobering speech on the importance of the Violence Against Women Act, genuinely stunned that the GOP has gone down the road this far. Joe Biden is not a Johnny come lately to this fight. He is the original author of the VAWA. He is the original author of the law.

Republicans are blocking it in the Senate right now, and even if the Democrats can muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster…

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