Todd Akin? Unforgivable.
Republicans being primarily responsible for stupid things said and vicious things done about rape?
There is one party that has worked to keep violent offenders behind bars and one party that kneels in obedience to defense attorneys who would throw any rape victim under the bus in their eagerness to get every sex offender released early.
The Republicans usually side with the prosecution; The Democrats always side with the defense bar.
So at the end of the day, I’m more disgusted by this Time essay by Erika Christakis exploiting rape victims on behalf the party of unapologetic rapist-defenders than I am by a stupid thing said by one unapologetic Republican hack . . . and immediately denounced by the vast sane majority of the Republican Party.
Dumb conspiracy theories about reproduction and rape don’t kill people. Political ideology that enforces extremist anti-incarceration policies kills people.
And gets them raped.
I’ve worked to keep rapists behind bars for 25 years. I can tell you who supports the laws that do that and who opposes those laws.
And that’s why I’m a Republican now.
Ms. Christakis, let me give you a piece of political advice: don’t exploit crime victims in the interest of politics. It’s unforgivable.
Matthew Vadum has a very good article on Akin at Frontpage magazine.