" ... I have met with some people in front of his home, dealing with domestic abuse. It has gotten out of hand, why? Men don't have jobs. Women don't have jobs either, but women arent abusive - most of the time. Men - when they are out of work - have been, tend to become abusive."
Okay then... first, yeah I know the first sentence doesn't make sense - its was a clip and I think if I could have had the part before it, it would have been a little clearer.
I guess this means that we need to give the new jobs to MEN first then .... (brings back images of after WW2 when women began to loose their jobs to men coming back from service -- yes women got fired from jobs just cause the guys came back)
and apparently women aren't abusive .... I think we could find several social workers who will take issue with that theory.
This is kind of like saying that because a man didn't get any sex from his wife he is more likely to rape a woman -- it doesn't sound the same, it sounds far fetched but give me a second.
Both are about POWER not circumstances ... if you don't think abuse goes on in homes that have two working parents ... where they have good income ...
then you are stupid!
Jobs are NOT the reason for abusive people - Mr. Reid - there was not an epidemic of abuse during the Depression ... if anything, had there been statistics at the time, you probably would have found a drop in abuse ... and not just because fathers went off to find work, but because when times get tight, families tend to grow closer -- really.
Expect a "clarifying" statement later today from either the Senate or the White House to undo what this idiot just said.