After Todd Akin's confession of his caveman logic on redefining rape, I asked on Facebook, "Serious(ly), if willful ignorance has not infected the 21st Century GOP, then what's going on?" A friend of mine replied, "Their actions are willful, not sure that it's ignorance. Perhaps willful cruelty, greed, contempt, arrogance, abusive, belittling, misleading, spiteful, denigration..."
Now it comes out that not only did Todd Akin not "mis-speak" he co-sponsored a bill with none other than Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan to redefine rape. Unless you have the mindset of a Stone Age toolmaker, rape doesn't need a qualifier or new definition. Rape is rape. Period.
Many may remember the disgusting excuse for a man Josef Fritzl who kept his daughter in his basement for 24 years and raped her over and over until she had seven kids. For 24 years, his daughter and three of her children "never saw the light of day."
Does this incestuous rape case really need a qualifier? Incest is incest and rape is rape. Todd Akin and Paul Ryan, are you really saying that Elisabeth Fritzl was not a victim of legitimate, forceful rape? Are you saying that she didn't choose to shut her body down? Are you saying she liked it?
This is more than immoral. This is abhorrent and disgusting cruelty and Paul Ryan and Todd Akin's attempts to redefine rape to match their religious dogma is as my friend said, "willful cruelty, greed, contempt, arrogance, abuse," and every other word for offensive that the English language has ever devised.
The 21st Century GOP has fallen from grace. They have no likeness to their 1950s counterparts and they are as far from their 1860s founders as a rapist is from sanity.