Ratcheting up the rhetoric in the Washington budget battle, Vice President Biden on Friday likened the Republican strategy of seeking to slash federal spending while championing tax breaks for the wealthy to rape victims being blamed for the rape.
At a lavish Philadelphia fundraising luncheon that raised $400,000 for Democratic congressional campaigns, Biden began his attack on Republicans by crediting the 1994 Violence Against Women Act that he and former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (who was in attendance) authored for changing society’s attitude about blaming rape victims.
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Forgetting the lavish luncheon crap for a minute, Fox comes through for us again.
Why on earth would Biden accuse repubs of taking the side of rapists?
Where in the hell would he get an idea like that?
Last week, the world learned about the town of Cleveland, Texas, where 18 teenage boys gang-raped an 11-year-old girl and, according to The New York Times, caused the community to rend their garments about how the crime would ruin the lives … of the rapists. There were many lessons to learn. Lessons like: maybe reporters who cover stories like this shouldn’t exclusively focus on the adversity faced by rapists. Or: Maybe everyone in Cleveland, Texas is actually some kind of awful monster?
Here’s the lesson that Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo took away from the awful event: the state should step in and regulate the wardrobe of 11-year-old girls! Seriously! This is a thing that is happening in Florida, and in our lives, somehow. Per David Edwards of Raw Story:
“There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute,” Passidomo declared.
“And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students,” she added.
Where did our Vice President get that idea again?
FROM THE REPUBS OWN MOUTHS.
But Vice-President Biden has tools at his disposal to rectify this slur against his character.
When asked about the greatest lessons she learned from 2008, Palin did not mention the friction between McCain’s camp and hers. Instead she said the experience informed her public relations strategy.
“One thing I learned is that you cannot trust the mainstream media to accurately report on [your record and accomplishments],” she said. “You have to have the boldness, the courage to set the record straight yourself.”
Palin said that she puts her “foot down to ensure that people will have the right information.” She suggested Republicans take a page out of her playbook when it comes to holding their ground with the press. According to The Hill she said, “Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep sometimes”
Let us all put our foot down.
The problem with Palin is that she puts her foot in her own mouth most of the time.