Stupid Right-Wing Tweets: Bobby Jindal Edition


Jindal, who was hailed by the chattering class for telling Republicans to stop being the "stupid party" -- needs to heed his own advice. This incredibly stupid RWT is in reference to the Violence Against Women Act (a bill that 22 Republicans, including Marco Rubio, voted against) which calls for, among other things:

  • holding rapists accountable for their crimes by strengthening federal penalties for repeat sex offenders and creating a federal “rape shield law,” which is intended to prevent offenders from using victims’ past sexual conduct against them during a rape trial;
  • mandating that victims, no matter their income levels, are not forced to bear the expense of their own rape exams or for service of a protection order;
  • keeping victims safe by requiring that a victim’s protection order will be recognized and enforced in all state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions within the United States

You can read the summary here. There's nothing in there about "ending violence."

I guess since Republicans did so well with women at the polls in November, Jindal figures his childish mocking of legislation helps rape and domestic violence victims won't hurt him much.



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