Isn't it great that the Democrats have a 60-vote majority in the Senate? Now at least the 20% of the population that's batshit conservative won't have power over the rest of us:
A Senate committee voted Tuesday night to restore $50 million a year in federal funding for abstinence-only education that President Barack Obama has pushed to eliminate.
The 12-11 vote by the Senate Finance Committee came over objections from its chairman, Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana.
Two Democrats -- Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas -- joined all 10 committee Republicans in voting "yes" on the measure by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah.
Abstinence-only is a whole lot more than someone standing in front of the class and shaking his or her finger "no" at students who ignore it. It's a whole reactionary, homophobic, and sexist ideology used to turn kids over to the right side of the aisle and make them ashamed of their bodies, all while increasing unprotected sex among young people. We shouldn't have to even debate it now, but some Democrats still think they have to swing right to win.