…Senators Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Tom Coburn of Iowa Oklahoma (duh, Dork!), Republicans both, have upped their Massengill Quotient by a factor of ten.
Just weeks before midterm elections (which they’re not running in, obvs), these clowns thought that a little congressional obstructionism on the backs of women would be just the thing. So they put a “hold” on a bill that would merely approve the sale of a lot of land to the organization that has been planning on building a National Women’s History Museum, because (they say) it might, at some point in the indeterminate future, ask for a federal subsidy. Which would be too much to possibly someday ask of some indeterminate future taxpayers.
But this USA Today story notes that the hold was requested, by the anti-choice, anti-woman Concerned Women for America. The CEO of that fine, bible-licious organization, Penny Nance, said the NWHM would “focus on abortion rights without featuring any of the many contributions of the pro-life movement in America.”
Mm-hm. The whole of US women’s history: abortion. They were gonna call it the National Babykillers Memorial, but that didn’t poll so well. So they’ll throw in something on Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt as a cover for their nefarious agenda. Jim DeMint knows.
We’ll see if the bill’s sponsor, Maine’s Susan Collins–also a Republican–can work her feminine wiles on these douchenozzles and and change their vinegary attitudes. If so, I hope the NWHM will put pictures of the two Senators in a case with other outdated and unnecessary tools that were sold to women for years and years.
Obviously, if you live in South Carolina or Oklahoma, get on the horn and give ’em an earful.