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February 24, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Don’t you love all the scientific evidence that politicians use when trying to ram through pet bills that they want passed? In this case, Harry Reid says that unemployment is causing men to engage in domestic violence. Rather than apologize when asked to by men’s groups, he responds like someone with an agenda, a href=”http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/23/reid-lands-hot-water-domestic-violence-comments/”rather than any facts/a (thanks to the reader who emailed the article):br /br /blockquoteReid’s office responded by e-mailing articles that show domestic violence is increasing with unemployment, including one published by the Atlantic Monthly. And Reid repeated the assertion Tuesday, saying that two people who run domestic crisis shelters in Las Vegas told him that the high unemployment has “created lots of additional work for them they would rather not have.”br /br /”There is no question that people being out of work causes more people to be involved in domestic violence. I mean, I didn’t make that up. I was told that by two people who run domestic crisis shelters,” he said./blockquotebr /br /Wow, two whole people and an article published in span style=”font-style:italic;”The Atlantic Monthly/span-well, that just proves it then. Thanks to a href=”http://www.mediaradar.org/”RADAR /afor standing up a href=”http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/23/reid-lands-hot-water-domestic-violence-comments/”to this misandrist:/abr /br /blockquoteRespecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting (RADAR) took Reid to task for his comments, arguing that the $787 billion stimulus package that he supported last year funneled close to half of the spending to programs that women while 80 percent of those who lost jobs in the recession were men.br /br /”Grant for the moment that, in spite of all the scientific research to the contrary, maybe Sen. Reid is naïve enough to believe that only men, and not women, turn violence to their partners when unemployed,” the group said in a press release. “What kind of misogynist promotes a bill as unjust as last year’s massive stimulus package while sincerely believing that doing so will cause more women to be beaten?”/blockquotebr /br /It’s hard to say if Reid is a misogynist or a misandrist but I guess it depends on what bill he needs passed.

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