An Iowa state representative has introduced a bill to the state legislature that would fine universities responsible for setting up ‘cry rooms’ and grief counseling to help students cope with election results.
An Iowa state representative has introduced a bill he’s named “Suck it up, Buttercup” to the state legislature, hoping to deter some protests and university counseling services related to the presidential election.
Republican State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, who represents the 3,000-resident town of Wilton near the state’s border with Illinois, put forth the bill, which intends to levy fines on state universities that fund counseling services such as “cry rooms” to help students cope with events like President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. The bill would also make those who block highway traffic subject to criminal penalties – an initiative spurred by highway shutdowns in the state during anti-Trump protests.
“That’s a waste of taxpayer dollars and that also doesn’t prepare kids for life,” he told Fox & Friends in an interview Wednesday. “In life there’s winners and losers and when your car breaks down, your kids get sick or you have to take a second job to pay your mortgage, you don’t get to go to a cry zone, you don’t get to pet a pony. You have to deal with it.”
The bill mirrors a larger attitude seen nationwide that has dismissed protesters and encouraged those who voted for Mrs. Clinton to “get over” her loss and accept a Trump victory. For many, especially women, minorities, and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, who felt victimized by the president-elect’s language and policy proposals, the defeat is seen as more than just a political loss, but also the victory of a candidate who embodies racist, xenophobic, and sexist viewpoints that could cause them direct harm. The result has been a continuation of the campaign’s divisive nature despite calls for unity, resulting in large scale protests and acts of bigotry through vandalism and violence in a response to elections that many say hasn’t been seen in modern politics.
The lying mainstream media is promoting faux outrage as real. These silly folks doing all the whining and complaining are self-indulgent babies who need a good kick in the butt.
So, yeah, suck it up, buttercup.