#LiberalTips2AvoidRape is the next Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke moment. But its not just one guy. It’s thousands.
UPDATE: The Daily Beast has interviewed Sooper Mexican, the blogger who started the hashtag #LiberalTips2AvoidRape. Sooper Mexican, who perfers to remain anonymous, states that ““some people thought it was to mock the victims of that crime … I think some people took it a little bit too far.” You can say that again, brother.
Okay, so #LiberalTips2AvoidRape has gone apeshit on Twitter has been the top trending hashtag. It has become nothing short of the new internet meme and its HUGE. If you go visit the thread and I highly recommend that you go, you will see a display of unrestrained Grade-A political crazy on a level so vast that it will tip the political scales in this country. Its quite remarkable. Because gun rights supporters by the hundreds are there, right now posting over and over again about rape.
The pro-gun camp is going ballistic over the following idea: That liberals want to leave women defenseless against rapists. They feel that a law banning guns on a college campus in Colorado is going to do just this. But that’s just the jump off point. What is going on there now is the political equivalent of a massive gun rights circular firing squad. The men and women on this Twitter thread can’t stop saying very wrong things about rape. And they’re saying it over and over again.
Given how well talking about rape worked for conservatives during the last election, its stunning to watch these men and women go right back to the new third rail of politics and post over and over and over again the most alarmingly ignorant theories about rape prevention.
And then there are these guys and gals.
#LiberalTips2AvoidRape “I don’t have to fight back, I can just abort it”
— Sean Wells (@SeanWells111) February 20, 2013
#LiberalTips2AvoidRape if you think you can stop any one by blowing a whistle then get on your knees and blow this
— Joseph Howington (@HowingtonJoseph) February 20, 2013
#LiberalTips2AvoidRape shriek ‘modesty is bullshit’ while encouraging the slut culture, then whine abt rape moronicprochoicequotes.blogspot.com/2012/12/shrill…
— Jill (@MeanOldAnti) February 21, 2013
And please understand. I didn’t go look through five hundred tweets to find these first two. As I wrote this article, I just popped over and there they were. Right there. Together. Check the time stamps if you don’t believe me. (A few days later, I was strolling the thread and found this third one. What can I say? It touched my heart.) And these kinds of tweets are the rule not the exception. And they all exhibit one central conviction. Right up front. That liberal women who won’t carry guns deserve what they get. That is, not to put too fine a point on it, they deserve to be raped. And the darkest part of all this? You can sense they sort of like that idea. To them, it would be justice.
“Get on your knees and blow this.”
But really, you need to go have a look for yourself. Because this thread is the next Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke moment. But its not just one guy. It’s thousands. Its history in the making. And its happening just months after the gang rape and murder of a woman (and man) in India that shocked the world. An event that is still haunting our collective consciousnesses like a scream. And the reason #LiberalTips2AvoidRape is so potent is this. Women don’t like rape jokes. They just don’t.
That may sound simple, but its not. The roots of this issue run deep. So deep that it can move the electorate that crucial three to five points that changes elections. Remember, every candidate in the 2012 elections who spoke about “legitimate rape” or pregnancy by rape, or in any other way was seen as leveraging the issue for some other purpose, lost. Every one. This includes Richard Murdock, Todd Akins and Paul Ryan.
And what does all this mean? #LiberalTips2AvoidRape will shift the 2014 mid term elections and cost the GOP its majority in the House of Representatives. I’m serious. This outpouring of anti-woman bile is that potent of a brew.
#LiberalTips2AvoidRape is a game changing event in the history of American politics. I kid you not.
But don’t take my word for it. Seriously, drop by and see for yourself.