Our Government Is So Split, We Will Never Get Back On Track
We Now Have A Pro-Rape Party

by James Glaser
October 16, 2009

If a Republican says "Black," a Democrat will say "White." If a Democrat says "Right," a Republican is going to say "Left." It no longer matters what the subject is, these two sides will not work together.

Here is a good example of what I mean. An American woman working for a defense contractor in Iraq was gang-raped by her co-workers. She wanted to press charges, but couldn't because buried in her contract was a clause that said, "sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration." It was like the company knew this would come up, so they added that clause to the contract.

So, Senator Al Frankin, a Democrat, proposed an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill that would withhold defense contracts from companies, "if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery, and discrimination cases to court."

Republican Senators spoke out against this amendment, and 30 of them voted against it. The amendment was named the "anti-rape amendment," and the Republicans voted for the ability of defense contractors to rape their female employees.

The Minnesota Independent puts it this way:

Every politician, presumably, is opposed to rape. So it would seem likely that Sen. Al Franken's first legislative amendment—which would prohibit government contractors from restricting workers from suing if they are sexually assaulted while on the job—would pass unanimously. The provision was inspired by the story of a 19-year-old KBR employee who was gang-raped by co-workers while detailed to Iraq. Upon returning to the U.S., she learned that she was unable to sue the company because of a clause in her contract.

"Seems like a bit of a slam dunk," noted Jon Stewart, in a segment on The Daily Show last night. "How is anyone against this?"

But the provision merely passed the Senate by a 68-30 margin, along party lines.

The Republicans voted en masse against an anti-rape bill, because it was put up by a Democrat. When our two political parties get this far apart, it is the end of our political system. I guess we can now call the Republicans, the PRP... Pro-Rape Party

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