Wednesday, January 09, 2013

VAWA not extended

I found some good news on the Rachel Maddow MSNBC blog:
And then there's the Violence Against Women Act, which was supposed to be one of the year's easy ones. It wasn't.

Back in April, the Senate approved VAWA reauthorization fairly easily, with a 68 to 31 vote. The bill was co-written by a liberal Democrat (Vermont's Pat Leahy) and a conservative Republican (Idaho's Mike Crapo), and seemed on track to be reauthorized without much of a fuss, just as it was in 2000 and 2005.

But House Republicans insisted the bill is too supportive of immigrants, the LGBT community, and Native Americans -- and they'd rather let the law expire than approve a slightly expanded proposal. Vice President Biden, who helped write the original law, tried to persuade House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to keep the law alive, but the efforts didn't go anywhere.
W.F. Price alerted me to this, and explains:
What most rankled the Republicans, I suspect, were the provisions relating to immigrants — illegal ones in particular. The senate bill would have granted them visas, funding and a raft of goodies when they made DV accusations. This is what we call an “incentive to accuse.” VAWA already offers American women an incentive to accuse, and accusations have become so common that you’ll hear at least every other divorcing wife making them in family court. When I read a comment on Maddow’s blog from a prosecutor who said it was difficult to get women to accuse their husbands, I had to wonder what world he was living in. I think it might be the world where you get paid more for prosecuting more men, because that’s one of the biggest whoppers I’ve seen in a while.

So, if the senate version had passed, we would likely have seen a giant surge in accusations of DV made by illegal immigrant women, filling our courts (and jails) beyond capacity. Becoming an official “battered woman” would allow them to avail themselves of all sorts of federal benefits, such as TANF, SNAP, medicaid, social security and others that are typically extended only to permanent residents (i.e. citizens or green card holders).
I expect Jewish lesbians to be in favor of phony domestic violence claims by illegal aliens, so I checked Maddow's status:
Why do people think that television host and pundit Rachel Maddow might be Jewish?

Well, she is quite liberal, and Jewish women tend to be pretty liberal.

She is quite intelligent, and Jewish women tend to be pretty intelligent.

She is quite lesbian, and Jewish women... ummm...

So, clearly, we can see why some might think that Rachel is a Jew. And some would be partly right: she does have a Jewish grandfather. But the rest of the family isn't, and Rachel was raised in a staunch Catholic household.

And here's another thing that separates her from Jewish women; she is quite tall, an inch under six feet.

So come on, people, not every liberal, intelligent TV personality is Jewish. Though it sure seems that way sometimes, doesn't it?

Verdict: Barely a Jew.
Okay, it is not a Jewish conspiracy, but you can be sure that the VAWA proponents are out to destroy the American family as we know it.


Anonymous said...

If she's Catholic, it must be a Catholic conspiracy then, right ?

George said...

She is not Catholic.

Anonymous said...

Per wikipedia...

Maddow has stated that her family is "very, very Catholic", and she grew up in a community that her mother has described as "very conservative." Maybe you decidde who's Catholic ?

George said...

Her parents are Catholic. She is not Catholic. If she were to announce that she is Catholic, then I would take her word for it.

Anonymous said...

Well, what's important is that it's not a Jewish conspiracy because she's not a Jew, like you said, right ? So, it's a conspiracy by some group that she is a part of. That's how it works, right ?

Someone is a Catholic because they announce that they are a Catholic. That's how that works.

George said...

It is not a conspiracy at all. A conspiracy is a secret plot to do some bad thing. The VAWA supporters express their support in public.

Anonymous said...

Huh ? You said it wasn't a Jewish conspiracy because she's not Jewish, so what kind of conspiracy is it ?

Verdict: Barely a Jew.

Okay, it is not a Jewish conspiracy,

Anonymous said...

It would have only been a conspiracy if a Jew had done it and since she's not Jewish it wasn't a conspiracy.

I guess only Jews have secret plots to "do something bad" like you say.