New! Reichert Watch
Here is a list of the co-sponsors of the same bill in the US House of Representatives.
On this list you will find the usual suspects from Washington State, such as Jim McDermott, who never met an anti-Constitutional law he did not fully embrace. But, you will also find Republican Dave Reichert, Representative from Washington’s 8th District, which is in King County. With that, Reichert has declared himself an enemy of the fathers in his district.
Dave Reichert has opportunistically been selling the men of his district up the river as a way to gain popularity on the waves of manufactured hysteria and myths propagated by the domestic violence industry. He has been doing this in support of the worst legislation since Jim Crow laws. VAWA has resulted in the loss of the most basic Constitutional rights of men and fathers in his district, while doing nothing to help either men or women who are victims of abuse.
There are few things more disgusting in politics than watching an elected official screw a class of constituents for personal political gain. For that distinction, Silly Seattle is adding a new on-going series called “Reichert Watch” in which we will pick this man apart and present multiple reasons why he is not fit for the office he currently holds, or any other elected office.
Dave Reichert is no friend of men, fathers, or families. Anyone that cares about them ought not vote for Reichert when he comes up for re-election.
And, now that Dino Rossi has officially removed himself from the race against Maria Cantwell (one of the most reliably anti-male, anti-father gender feminists in the state), Reichert will obviously be salivating over the prospect of running against her. He will use his support of VAWA as a way of saying to the gender feminist crowd of Seattle, "See? I'm not so bad."
Reichert is among those Republicans – that is, most Republicans – who just assume they have the vote of men in the bag and so happily support legislation that treats them like second class citizens. The next time an election rolls around, men and fathers in King County or the entire state should not give Reichert their vote. If voting for a Democrat is unpalatable, we recommend voting for a Libertarian.
These legislative atrocities will continue until people like Dave Reichert learn that there is a price to pay.
In the meantime, go here to send an e-mail complaining to Dave Reichert about his cynical support of the bigoted and radically ideological VAWA. Ask him if he knows the ideological roots of the Duluth Model and how it is being applied to men in his district.
While you are at it, you might want to refer to this report from Ireland, which was based on sound statistical sampling and clearly demonstrates that their is no gender bias when it comes to perpetrating or suffering from domestic violence.
The ideologically centered gender feminists, and the chivalrous cowards like Reichert who support them, hate real science. That explains why Senator Biden will not allow anyone that is not from the domestic violence industry to testify in the Senate hearing on VAWA on July 19.
David Reichert has enemies in some unexpected places.