Washington Senator Patty Murray took to her soapbox today to reiterate the importance of protecting victims of domestic abuse. Earlier this year, the Senate passed a bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, and Murray is waiting on the House to follow suit.

The good senator stressed the importance of putting aside political differences to focus on the victims:

And then proceeded to turn domestic violence into a political issue:

Sure is a neat trick, huh? What Murray failed to comment on, though, was the importance of protecting abused women from slap-happy Democrats like Jim Moran and his son Patrick.

Gee, those crickets really are deafening.

Awww, who are we kidding? As we all know, that magical (D) after your name confers immunity from media and political scrutiny. Only Republicans beat women and prop up abusers; Democrats are just smacking sense into ladies who are asking for it.

  • Canadian in USA

    As far as I’m concerned, violence against women is absolutely deplorable. A man is not a man if he has to hit his wife – that’s not a man, that’s a coward.

  • $21367552

    Not sure what your point is, Patrick Moran’s girlfriend is a victim of domestic violence, so she would stand to benefit from more protection (investigation, prosecution) from the act as much as if she had been beaten down by a Republican or some random apolitical schlub. Must every tweet about domestic violence mention Patrick Moran by name?

    Republicans on the other hand are the ones who have very much been trying to turn domestic violence into a political issue and obstruct the Violence against women act, so they’re the ones doing what they can to ensure Kelly Hofmann and thousands of other victims of domestic violence being beaten up by less high profile men than Moran continue to suffer by not seeing their abusers being punished by the law. But hey, all those other women were not being beaten up by Democrat Congressmen, so who gives a crap about them!

    • Canadian in USA

      I’m going to ask a serious question and I’m hoping for a serious response: how are Republicans making this a political issue? Shouldn’t violence against women be condemned no matter who does it?

      • mdtljt

        Unfortunately, Canadian, diakonon seems to believe with every fiber of his being that the ONLY people in the US who do bad things are the evil conservatives…you know, they do those awful things like immediately raise money to replace Mr. Tarver’s hot dog cart and supplies after the oh-so-polite lib/prog union thugs trash it…and him calling him Uncle Tom and Nigger…yeah, I typed that exquisitely filthy word, diak…but your guys actually used it as a weapon against a black man….what a classy bunch you run with…

      • mdtljt

        Unfortunately, Canadian, diakonon seems to believe with every fiber of his being that the ONLY people in the US who do bad things are the evil conservatives…you know, they do those awful things like immediately raise money to replace Mr. Tarver’s hot dog cart and supplies after the oh-so-polite lib/prog union thugs trash it…and him calling him Uncle Tom and Nigger…yeah, I typed that exquisitely filthy word, diak…but your guys actually used it as a weapon against a black man….what a classy bunch you run with…

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    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

      But hey, all those other women were not being beaten up by Democrat Congressmen, so who gives a crap about them!

      Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Sha-ZAM! Winner!

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Sha-ZAM! Winner!

    • rivers

      Do you just repeat talking points, uninformed? Or do you actually know why this past year for the first time the Violence Against Women Act was opposed, for the first time in it’s history, because of what the Dems tried to tack on to it, which had nothing to do with the essence of the act? And then go ahead and throw out your misleading partisan line hoping no one else is aware of the the facts of the matter?

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        He probably still thinks the Clean Air Act only has stuff about clean air in it.

        • rivers

          Did you hear about the 60 billion dollar Sandy relief bill and how much of it is not going to relief for victims, but of course, the big whine will be that Republicans hate Sandy victims…

        • rivers

          Did you hear about the 60 billion dollar Sandy relief bill and how much of it is not going to relief for victims, but of course, the big whine will be that Republicans hate Sandy victims…

        • Finrod Felagund

          Not to mention that the Affordable Care Act will be affordable or actually provide care to anyone.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        He probably still thinks the Clean Air Act only has stuff about clean air in it.

    • TocksNedlog

      You’re not sure what “crickets chirping” means?

  • louisiana_mom

    Remind me again, how many days has it been since the Senate passed a budget? Personally, I don’t think another bill needs to be voted on until the Senate passes a budget.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

    Patty Murray? Isn’t this the same woman who said that Osama Bin Laden was popular in the Mideast because he was building day care centers?

    • KornKing

      And hospitals!!
      Dumbest Senator ever……

      • Finrod Felagund

        Sadly, she’s probably above average for a Democrat Senator. Have you seen the tripe that Barbara Boxer spews on a regular basis?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Collins/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

        Whoa there! We’ve got a bunch of candidates for that title over at “Menopause Manor”. Imagine a country where the lawmakers are old women. That’s a recipe for disaster, it’s a wonder we can still do anything without someone sticking their nose into our business to make sure no one does anything dangerous that might get them hurt.

  • Gallatin

    patty murray has no comment on jim and pat moron because they told her to shut up, bring them beers, and make them a sandwich.