by his fellow rape apologists
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has dropped his endorsement of a Wisconsin lawmaker 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.That would be state Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Of course), whose charming tale of fatherly advice passed on to him as a young lad surfaced this week:
"He also told me one thing, 'If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,' " Rivard said. "Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say, 'Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she's underage. And he just said, 'Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said, 'they rape so easy.'Yes, there comes a time in every young man's life when he must decide whether to "go down that road" of fucking an underage girl, because, you know, chicks, man. And their parents!
"What the whole genesis of it was, it was advice to me, telling me, 'If you're going to go down that road, you may have consensual sex that night and then the next morning it may be rape.' So the way he said it was, 'Just remember, Roger, some girls, they rape so easy. It may be rape the next morning.'"
Naturally, Rivard invoked the standard Republican "out of context" excuse and then clarified his statement by explaining that he has four daughters and three granddaughters, so that's enough talk about that.
Ryan, who is also an adherent to the "some rape is not really rape 'cause bitches be lying" school of thought—which is why he was one of the House Republicans who tried to redefine rape—endorsed this guy back in August:
Congressman Ryan stated, “Roger needs to be reaffirmed to get this job done and fix the state of Wisconsin.” [...]Yes, that was in August, several months after Rivard shared his twisted birds-and-bees advice from dear old dad. Ryan had no problem with it back then, but now that he's on the Republican presidential ticket and must tone down the crazy in a feeble attempt to appeal to moderates, boy is he offended, according to his congressional campaign manager:
“This is a unique opportunity and special responsibility to get this job done in Wisconsin to help save the USA.”
"State Representative Rivard's comments are outrageous and offensive [...] Congressman Ryan believes there is no place in our discourse for rhetoric such as this. Congressman Ryan cannot support Mr. Rivard or his indefensible comments."Funny how he didn't believe that a few short months ago, huh? Yeah, hilarious. But that's the price you pay when you sign on to be Mitt Romney's running mate, no longer able to proudly stand with the other rape apologists:
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 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."At this rate, poor Ryan won't have any friends left by election day.