I can think of no valid reason of not doing anything necessary to keep the Republicans from taking the Senate. For reasons all to evident in the State houses this would be a total disaster for women, non-Christians, LGBT, minorities and what is left of the unions all across the nation. All the legislation that Senator Reid has prevented coming to the senate floor would arrive in a flood. Say goodbye to women's coverage under the Affordable Care Act at the very least as they try to repeal by refusing to fund the Act. If you think the justices of SCOTUS are bad just wait to see the next one up to bat. If you are totally bemused by the Benghazi conspiracies just wait and see how idiotic it could all become if the Republicans retake the senate.

Just what have the Republicans proposed at the State level that scares me so?

North Carolina proposing a State Religion

"The Constitution of the United States does not grant the federal government and does not grant the federal courts the power to determine what is or is not constitutional; therefore, by virtue of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the power to determine constitutionality and the proper interpretation and proper application of the Constitution is reserved to the states and to the people.

It goes on to state that "each state in the union is sovereign and may independently determine how that state may make laws respecting an establishment of religion."

Violation by ultrasound
“Virginia state senators have finally understood that this law, which is medically unnecessary and unwarranted and is really only meant to shame and judge women, needed to be repealed,” Cianti Stewart-Reid, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates for Virginia told msnbc. “Elections have consequences,” she added.

The bill is expected to die in the House of Delegates, which is still controlled by Republicans. But it was a sign that state Democrats are willing to expend political capital and energy on the issue.

Contraception and the breach of privacy
Earlier this week, the Republican-controlled Arizona senate judiciary committee fast-tracked a law that would make it legal for employers to examine their employee’s medical records for proof that they are using birth control pills for non-contraceptive purposes.

Should the employer find that contraception is being used for, wait for it, contraceptive purposes, then the employer can refuse to cover the pills for personal religious reasons.

An anti gay "Jim Crow style law"
Kansas set off a national firestorm last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would have allowed anyone to refuse to do business with same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs. The bill, which covered both private businesses and individuals, including government employees, would have barred same-sex couples from suing anyone who denies them food service, hotel rooms, social services, adoption rights, or employment—as long as the person denying the service said he or she had a religious objection to homosexuality. As of this week, the legislation was dead in the Senate. But the Kansas bill is not a one-off effort.
Inherent racism
“I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I’ll just go there,” Crist told Fusion's Jorge Ramos. “I was a Republican and I saw the activists and what they were doing, it was intolerable to me.”
Restricting the right to vote
" But since the 2010 election, thanks to a conservative advocacy group founded by Weyrich, the GOP's effort to disrupt voting rights has been more widespread and effective than ever. In a systematic campaign orchestrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council – and funded in part by David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who bankrolled the Tea Party – 38 states introduced legislation this year designed to impede voters at every step of the electoral process.
As for the Unions
After their victory in Indiana, it seems clear that right-to-work proponents have other manufacturing states in their sights. Raymond Hogler, a professor at Colorado State University who's an expert in labor law, asks, "If it passes in Indiana, why not in Ohio, why not in Minnesota, why not in Michigan?"

As we saw under Reagan, Bush I and Bush II they only favor the rich.

They are a group of lying warmongering torturers.

Can President Obama veto everything they propose? Would he?

Anti Woman

Anti Gay

Anti Minorities

Anti Poor

Why the hell wouldn't you vote against these people?

My plea, do anything you can to stop them.


Originally posted to LaFeminista on Wed May 07, 2014 at 02:38 AM PDT.

Also republished by Barriers and Bridges.

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