It’s easy to see what the priorities of the Republicans really are. It’s not protecting the people, creating a smaller government, or even trying to be fiscally responsible.
No, when House Republican leadership said “Ain’t got no time for that!” to the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act and “No we’re too busy protecting America!” to bring up funding for damage done by hurricane Sandy, they showed their true colors. However! While avoiding their responsibility to the people, they were able to authorize additional funding to defend the Defense Of Marriage Act.
See, because they’re helping people! While the world crumbles around them, they’ll at least have their “morals”.
In all seriousness, the Violence Against Women Act, which they didn’t even bring to the floor, would have extended domestic violence protections to 30 million undocumented immigrants, LGBT individuals, and Native American women. And let’s not even start with how John Boehner keeps crying to cut government spending, and then goes and spend government money on DOMA.
But, y’know, morals ‘n stuff.