Rep. "Jimmy" Duncan shown here, high on stupid pills.
Seems there's a Tennessee congressman who is on the fence about whether to vote to renew the Violence Against Women Act. John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. says the bill sure has a nice name, or as he put it, a real "mother-and-apple-pie-title."
Duncan, who voted for reauthorization of the act in 2005, is worried about the $600 million price tag to implement the measure, which also provides new protections for homosexuals and undocumented immigrant victims of domestic violence. (The Senate passed the bill last week by a resounding 78-22.)
Mind you, Duncan is very concerned about the issue of violence against women. He doesn't like it one bit -- and here's why? ...
"Because most men can handle it a little better than a lot of women can."
That's right, men are able to take a a vicious slap to the head, or a punch to the gut, or even a bullet, well, "a little better than a lot of women can."
House Speaker John Boehner said he expects the lower chamber to act soon, though no decision has been made over whether to take up the Senate bill or if the House will introduce its own version of the legislation.
"Our leadership [is] continuing to work with the committee of jurisdiction, looking at finding ways to deal with this legislation," Boehner said at a press conference last week. "We're fully committed to doing everything we can to protect women in our society, and I expect that the House will act in a timely fashion in some way."
No matter what happens, all women should be comforted that Rep. Duncan hates violence against women even more than he hates violence against men.