...meanwhile, at a fundraiser in Philadelphia, Vice President Biden waxes analogous:
In setting up his comparison, the vice president explained to the audience that before the Violence Against Women Act that he championed was passed into law, “there was this attitude in our society of blaming the victim," according to a press pool account of the event.
“When a woman got raped, blame her because she was wearing a skirt too short, she looked the wrong way or she wasn't home in time to make the dinner,” Biden said.
“We've gotten by that,” he said. “But it's amazing how these Republicans, the right wing of this party – whose philosophy threw us into this God-awful hole we’re in, gave us the tremendous deficit we’ve inherited – that they’re now using, now attempting to use, the very economic condition they have created to blame the victim – whether it’s organized labor or ordinary middle-class working men and women. It's bizarre. It's bizarre.”
First, we love the title of the article from The Hill from which this came: "At campaign event Biden mentions rape in criticizing Republicans". It's just like mentioning steroids in criticizing Barry Bonds or mentioning Kenya when talking about President Obama. Ya know... just throwin' it out there. No harm, no foul, right?
Of course, we've come to expect this sort of foot-in-the-mouth idiocy from "Choo-choo" but what we would like to know is where is the outrage from women's groups for such a crass trivialization of such a horrible crime?
Further proof that the "feminist movement" has been politicized to the point that all gaffe-meisters are created equal and some just a little more equal than others.
Chip Franklin, just yesterday, reminded us to pray for the health of the President not just because it is the decent and honorable thing to do but because it comes with the added benefit of hopefully ensuring this buffoon will never get into the Oval Office.