They Can’t Stop

How is it possible nobody in the GOP has fitted all the men with shock collars that go off if the word “rape” crosses their minds?

“If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”

Pursuit of sexual freedom. I cannot.

But seriously, was there not a memo that went out at some point? SHUT THE FUCK UP. If you want to say this shit, get the hell off the ticket. If you have said this shit at some point in your career (this genius apparently voiced the above sentiment in 1990 as head of a political advocacy group, though his dumb ass just got elected in 2012), you’re not running anywhere near the GOP. From the standpoint of basic PR, there should be a rape disqualification for these guys.

I would ask for a stupidity one, but that would knock out half the House of Representatives and a good portion of the Senate.

A.

2 thoughts on “They Can’t Stop

  1. MichaelF says:

    Hmm…rape = pursuit of sexual freedom. Does that mean extortion = pursuit of economic leveling? In most cases that doesn’t result in anyone’s death, either — unless the leg breakers get a little too zealous in their enforcement, right?

  2. montag says:

    Part of this, certainly, is that the right-wing has been effective in portraying abortion–all abortion, regardless of medical necessity–as a horror that exceeds all others, so that, morally, even rape pales by comparison in their minds. That, in their view, legitimizes such comparisons.
    Second, the GOP has been subtly, and not so subtly, encouraging this to curry favor with the evangelicals ever since Falwell & Co. dreamed it up as an issue (because they were going to get no traction with their favored complaint–desegregation). The GOP made it a votes issue, and now they can’t get the genie back in the bottle.
    Last, of course, is that stupid people are attracted to the GOP like flies to shit. The more ambitious of them run for office, where they will inevitably say stupid things, because that’s their nature.

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