The 8 Jerks Who Opposed The Violence Against Women Act

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Were you running low on haterade? Not sure where to direct your unfettered ragecakes? Gather round, I’ve got someplace to direct your vitriol! Meet the eight senators who opposed the Violence Against Women Act. These not so great eight are sending a not-so-subtle message to the womenfolk of the world — something along the lines of “your lives aren’t really worth much.”

In fact, to ameliorate my rage, I have decided to illustrate the not-so-great eight as a bunch of lollipops. (Gasp! This is what happens when you allow women to develop rudimentary Photoshop skills!) So … if you want a measured, partisan response to this, you should look elsewhere — but, on the other hand, if you want a way to mobilize to let these senators know that we’re watching, well, click on through.

So who are these douches among men? Click through to find out…

1. Ted Cruz (R-TX): Just got elected, and praises the National Review on his Twitter. Feel free to contact his office to tell him you oppose his views on violence against women.

Ted Cruz’s office: Contact here.
Twitter: @SenTedCruz
Possible hashtag: #DV

2. Rand Paul (R-KY): You’ve heard about this guy, right? Son of Ron Paul, staunch Republican with a lovely head of hair.

Rand Paul’s office: Contact him here.
Twitter: @SenRandPaul
Possible hashtag: #WarOnWomen

3. Marco Rubio (R-FL): This is the guy Republicans trot out when they want to show diversity in their party. He gave a rousing speech at the RNC and some say he might be the next Republican candidate for president. Which is scary, considering he voted against the VAWA.

Marco Rubio’s office: Contact him here.
Twitter: @MarcoRubio
Possible hashtag: #noexcuses

4. Mike Lee (R-UT): Lee has committed to “fighting for the right to life for the most vulnerable among us.” Pro-gun. Anti-women. Supported by the conservative Heritage Foundation, who give him high marks for his conservative values.

Mike Lee’s office: Contact him here.
Twitter: @SenMikeLee
Possible hashtag:#expectus2014

5. James Risch (R-ID): The esteemed senator from Idaho voted against VAWA, but strangely, his anti-VAWA vote isn’t listed or recorded anywhere on his official website. How odd!

James Risch’s office: Contact him here.
Twitter: Apparently he doesn’t tweet. But you can still tweet about him with the hashtag: #AntiWomen

6. Tim Scott (R-SC): Proof that just because you were appointed by a woman, doesn’t mean you actually, you know, need to respect ‘em. Scott was given his job by South Carolina governor Nikki Haley.

Tim Scott’s office: Contact him here.
Twitter: @SenTimScott
Possible hashtag: #SheVotes

7. Pat Roberts (R-KS): Ugh, this guy.

Pat Roberts’ office: Contact him here.
Twitter: @SenPatRoberts
Possible hashtag: #fem2

8. Mike Johanns (R-NE): Nebraska, a great Bruce Springsteen record, but a not so great state to live in if you are a woman. Especially since Mike Johanns voted against VAWA.

Mike Johanns’ office: Contact him here.
Twitter: @Mike_Johanns
Possible hashtag: #Women Won’t Forget

BONUS ROUND: Eric Cantor (R-VA): Technically, Cantor hasn’t had a chance to vote against it yet, because he’s in the House not the Senate, however he’s already committed to rallying against it, so we consider him part of the problem, too. Also, he’s a big reason why the bill was struck down by the House last year, too.

Eric Cantor’s office: Contact him here.
Twitter:  @GOPLeader (oh yeah, this guy’s just a littttttle high on power)
Possible hashtag: #ShameOnCantor

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