Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ryan Retracts Endorsement For "Rape Easy" WI Legislator, But...

Isn't it odd that this is the second time in two months that Ryan and Republicans have had to distance themselves from a colleague over language and beliefs about rape?

This headline and text in a Journal Sentinel story today says it all:

Ryan withdraws endorsement of Rivard after 'some girls rape easy' remarks

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has dropped his endorsement of a Wisconsin lawmaker [Roger Rivard, R-Rice Lake] who said that his father had told him "some girls, they rape so easy" as a way to warn him that women could consent to sex but then later claim they hadn't...

It is the second time Ryan, a Janesville congressman, has withdrawn his support from a fellow Republican when they made comments about rape. In August, Ryan, Walker and other Republicans unsuccessfully urged U.S. Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his U.S. Senate race when he said women's bodies can "shut down" to prevent pregnancies in instances of "legitimate rape."
Republicans like Mitt Romney should stop talking about de-funding Planned Parenthood and should instead read its literature or show up for classes there.

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