Friday, November 17, 2017

Midnight Meme Of The Day!


-by Noah

The scandal of Republican Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore didn't happen in a vacuum. Politicians of all stripes have all too often felt entitled when it comes to depravity. But, one party, the Republican Party, has perfected it. That Moore has openly acted as he has for decades and been continually rewarded with the backing of his party is no mistake. Nothing about Moore slipped through the cracks. That, sooner or later, a high profile Republican would implode in a scandal of sexual deviance before our eyes was inevitable. The general Republican attitude towards rape provided the environmental conditions that gave us Judge Roy Moore. Call it what it is: Republican Rape Culture. When Republicans say "If True," that's their new "Thoughts & Prayers,"  "Fake News," and "Legitimate Rape;" all of which are tools of avoidance used by depraved sleazebags and cowards as cover.

As today's meme points out, there is no shortage when it comes to Republican apologists for rape. Just as Alabama's Republicans today are loudly defending their candidate, and today's Republican National Committee supports him with on the ground operatives and money, national Republicans had no problem with rape during the Iraq war. No, I'm not talking about soldiers raping women; I'm talking about what happened when employees of Dick Cheney's Halliburton/KBR gang raped a fellow female employee and then locked her in a shipping container to cover up their crime and, probably, in hopes that she would just die. The reaction to the news of this was swift. Decent Americans wanted justice for the victim. The problem was that she had no rights when it came to filing charges against her assailants and her employer. The perps needn't have worried about the consequences of their heinous actions. Why? Because a republican president, George W. Bush had signed an order prohibiting such charges being filed against war contractors like Halliburton/KBR. I'll let you wonder just whose idea that might have been but, it being a Republican administration, it could have been lots of people.

I wrote about this back in 2009 as part of my annual year end review. I did so to throw a spotlight on what I called the Senate's Republican Pro-Rape Caucus of 30 beyond despicable senators. The 30 senators, listed below, voted against a bill put forward by Democratic Senator Al Franken. The bill was designed to give people such as the Halliburton/KBR rape victim the right to justice. The 30 member pro-rape caucus voted against it but it passed anyway when a minority of remaining Republican senators voted along with the Democrats to pass it. Not surprisingly, both Alabama senators of the time voted in favor of rapists. One of them was KKK boy Jeff Sessions who is now the Attorney General. Scum rises to the top. Here's the complete list, many of whom are still in office. As I said at the time, if I had a daughter working for one of these knuckle-draggers, she'd be carrying a Glock and starting to look for a better job.

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson R-ID)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

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At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time I recall such an outburst of outraged feminine energy was around the time the airlines were showing ads saying such things as "Fly Me" and showing women dressed in relatively racy outfits.

Examples include:

The angry expressions women issued caused the industry to radically alter their advertising AND the uniforms the air crew wore.

It remains to be seen what all will be affected by this new movement, but it's clear that young men are in for a rough ride while they learn the new rules of appropriate social behavior.

At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Color me skeptical. This will pass sooner than it should. Franken will be sacrificed but trump will stay and moore will join him soon. For every new Nazi asshole that is accused, there will always be another bill Clinton story to flog. Weinstein, cosby and weiner are already toast. But NO OTHER POLS will be affected.

On the right, including among most of their wimmin, it's a badge of honor.
On the left, it's a sad remnant of the same old white male patriarchy that we've known forever.

much ado about nothing.

mark my words.


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