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Video: Senate Democrats Condemn Republican “Values Crusade”

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Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw makes a couple jokes, and makes some important points about the wave of conservative legislation moving through the General Assembly.

Yesterday, Virginia Senate and House Democrats held a joint press conference to condemn Republicans in the state legislature for focusing on divisive social issues, to the detriment of Virginia families.

Another video (and some facts) after the jump…

Yesterday, Virginia Senate and House Democrats held a joint press conference to condemn Republicans in the state legislature for focusing on divisive social issues, to the detriment of Virginia families.

The fact is, Democrats are ready to work with Republicans to find real solutions that improve the economy, repair Virginia’s crumbling roads, and invest in a world-class education.

But over the past four weeks, we’ve seen:

  • 10+ bills interfering with women’s private medical decisions, which should be left to a woman, her family, and her faith
  • 12 bills placing obstacles between Virginians who have fallen on hard times and the public assistance they need to get back on their feet, denigrating the poor.
  • 25+ bills dealing with handguns, weakening Virginia’s crime prevention tools
  • 3 bills establishing some Virginians as second-class citizens because of their sexual orientation
  • 9 bills attacking Virginia workers’ rights and protections
  • 10+ bills seemingly designed to prevent minorities, the young, elderly, and disabled Virginians from voting.

This isn’t what Republicans were elected to do. It’s time to focus like a laser on the issues affecting Virginia families — jobs, education, and protecting the safety net for the most needy.

  • Easy: Dick predicted that Democrats would absolutely NOT lose control of the State Senate, that his brilliant redistricting plan would save the day. Well, guess what Dick? YOU. WERE. WRONG. Of course, for Dick to admit this, he’d have to stop patting himself on the back (and pull his head out of wherever it’s lodging) long enough to be able to think straight.

    By the way, is Dick Saslaw the world’s most boring, uninspiring politician?  As I watched this video, I struggled to stay awake as Saslaw droned on. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.