Everybody's talking about it. The "legitimate rape" statement made by Missouri Republican candidate for the Senate, Todd Akin. Democrats are salivating over his remark, believing it's given them ammunition to defeat Akin and smear all Republicans as anti-women. Top Republicans, also scared of the impact of Akin's gaffe, are practically demanding that he withdraw from the Missouri race.
Yes, Todd Akin said something stupid, really stupid, but Democrats' sanctimonious furor over his statement is pure hypocrisy. Liberals are on the record belittling not just rape, but child rape. A little trip down memory lane will prove this.
Back in 2009 Hollywood movie director Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland and faced extradition back to America to face punishment for his 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl. Polanski had fled the US to avoid imprisonment for the crime. When news broke of his arrest liberal Hollywood rallied behind Polanski. Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and other notable directors signed a petition demanding his release. Other Hollywood celebrities, including Adrien Brody, Debra Winger, and Sigourney Weaver, voiced their support for the director. The most offensive statements made in Polanski's defense came from his friend, Swiss director Otto Weisser, and Whoopi Goldberg, one of the co-hosts of The View. Weisser referred to the attack as "a little mistake" and Goldberg claimed the crime "wasn't rape rape". Mind you, Weisser and Goldberg made their dismissive quips about an act of drugging and sodomizing a child.
Hollywood embraced a child rapist yet Democrats, whom Hollywood staunchly supports, felt no need to distance themselves nor their party from that community. They weren't disturbed in the least by Tinsel Town's casual attitude toward child rape. But now, three years later, Democrats are outraged by a crude but essentially harmless rape comment from a little-known Republican. Gee, could the fact that this is an election year have anything to do with their indignation?
Todd Akin said something dumb, even weird, about rape, but he didn't rally around a child rapist or opine that such behavior wasn't all that bad. Hollywood liberals did do that yet Democrats happily continued their close relationship with them. And no one in the mainstream media called them on it. It proves the truth of a comment I read on the blog GayPatriot: "If it wasn't for double standards, [liberals and Democrats] would have no standards at all." Indeed.