Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All Boys Club?

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky, Minority Leader), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Congressman Eric Cantor (R-Virginia, Majority Leader). The 113th Congress will begin in January 2013. The Republicans are under fire for having mostly men in their leadership committees.

The Republicans control the House of Representatives. As they begin to shuffle the chairs around, many critics are pointing out that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is appointing mostly men to most of the chairmanship committees in the 113th Congress.

Not a single woman will lead any of the major House committees in the 113th Congress.

Republicans still simmering from their trouncing in the presidential election, they are doubling down on their racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, condescending, pain inducing rants about President Barack Obama and his allies in the Democratic Party.

With Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) running a NIGGERIZATION of UN Ambassador Susan Rice, the Republicans still trying to screw the president.

The Politico reports that the House Republican Steering Committee announced an all-male slate of committee chairs, including 12 returning lawmakers who will head up some of the most important panels in Washington. The chairs for the House Ethics Committee and House Administration Committee have yet to be chosen, so a woman could end up in one of those slots.

The Democratic minority does have leadership post for their members. Besides Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-California) being the Minority Leader, House Democrats are likely to have five women as ranking members committees: Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D- New York) or Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) on Appropriations, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) on Financial Services, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-New York) on Rules, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) on Science and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-New York) on Small Business.

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