Thursday, November 20, 2014

Where Are The Feminists? Pregnant War Hero Version

The democrat party strikes another blow in its war for on women.

Democrats deny pregnant disabled war veteran her vote
Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting a baby in December, is being denied a request to vote by proxy in the House Democratic Caucus leadership and committee member elections next week—even though her doctor advises she can't travel to Washington in the late stages of her pregnancy.

The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, made the request in a letter to fellow Democrats. Her letter was read during a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting on Thursday. But objections were raised, and the request was denied, with opponents including Democratic Steering and Police Committee cochair Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth
Imagine if republicans denied a pregnant woman her vote - and a disabled combat veteran, to boot. It would be the lead story on every network news program. Papers across the country would have blaring headlines.
"Republicans refuse to allow woman to vote because she's pregnant!"

But since this is the democrat party, not a word has been heard about it in the mainstream media. The silence is deafening. The hypocrisy is staggering - but not surprising.

Pelosi et al. explain that they are merely following hiding behind their rules.
Proxy voting is not allowed in the Democratic Caucus, according to its rules.
The real reason is, of course, political.
But other Democratic aides, speaking on the condition they not be identified, said they believe the decision to block Duckworth, 46, from doing so is related more to the tight intra-party race for the party's top seat next session on the Energy and Commerce Committee. The seat is being vacated by retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.

... Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, who is backed by Pelosi for the Energy Committee ranking member's seat, and Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, who is backed by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, are battling to convince a majority of House Democrats to vote for them.

Duckworth is among those who have thrown her support behind Pallone—against Pelosi's choice of Eshoo.
Rules are rules. No exceptions allowed.

Unless you're a lame duck democrat president who will ignore existing laws to offer amnesty to illegal aliens...
“The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.”
     – Senator Barack Obama, March 31, 2008


Old NFO said...

In hiding, as usual... If it doesn't fit their 'agenda' they don't support...

Well Seasoned Fool said...

How inconvenient of you to dredge up the Lightbringer's past utterances. Troublemaker.

CenTexTim said...

NFO - but if she was being denied birth control or an abortion they'd be all over it.

WSF - The IRS just notified me to expect an audit...

Toejam said...

The Democrats are dumping on her cause she's not a Dyke!