So Paul forcible-rape Ryan and friends called on Todd legitimate-rape Akin to drop out of the race. Otherwise, their plans to cut further taxes on conservative zillionaires by fucking over women will be endangered by Akin’s untimely quip about one branch of wingnut pseudoscience used to fuck over women. So far Akin has declined to drop out, and if he does the evangelical base will be miffed. Which means, today, we get to enjoy watching this unholy junta once known as the Republican Party teeter on the edge of a long coming and well deserved collapse. So far the GOP hasn’t come to terms with what they’ve unleashed, the elephant in the room, the reason women and any other half decent human being gets so pissed about this: there’s a bunch of fundies out there who think that 1) women lie all the time about being raped, and 2) there’s a chunk of them still living in ye olde Babylon – or modern day Saudi Arabia – who think it’s a woman’s fault when she gets raped. There’s a healthy number of social conservatives who hold rape victims in contempt, in part because of Old Testament bullshit and in part because rape victims overturn their carefully constructed apologetics where abortion is a black and white issue.
It’s that diseased, sick intersection between faith-based misogyny and cynical political expediency that seeks to victimize rape victims that turns most US voters off like a light switch. The smart conservative money knows this, they’re panicked because Akin just hung that revolting disease around the neck of the entire Republican Party and Romney’s VP pick in full view of the entire US electorate with election day only two and a half months away.
The only good news in this whole shitty mess is Ryan-Romney was already losing women badly. This will increase that loss, and they can’t win if they lose women voters by double digits. Well that and this could be the start of the final 10.0 earthquake in the fault line between the deluded religious base and the Kochwhores that have been exploiting them for fun and profit for the last 30 years.
But we’ve seen this movie before, the ending is not hard to predict: Akin will probably drop out, although the clock is ticking, he only has until 5 PM today, after being offered a plum high paying job at a conservative think-tank. The conservative establishment will continue to pretend to be shocked — shocked I tell ya! — until they think the story has died. Then their religious operatives will go right back to lying about rape and pregnancy and working their small government asses off to ensure rapists reproductive rights proceed unabated with the full power of the State behind them.
The question is this time, with our new improved progressive infrastructure, will the movie really end that way, or will it end in an earthquake? Which is to say, that’s a nice looking party you have there, Mitt (Not really). It’d be a damn shame if something happened to it …