A Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Wisconsin lawmaker Roger Rivard’s under fire by his challenger after saying some girls “rape easy”.
Rivard’ said he was repeating what his father had warned him years before, that “some girls rape easy.” He weakly attempted to explain what he meant saying, some girls verbally consent to sex, and then later accuse the man of rape.
“If it’s rape, it’s rape,” Rivard told the newspaper. “If it’s not, it’s not.”
Rivard, who was endorsed in August by current GOTP Vice-Presidential wannabe Paul Ryan, is now saying his father’s advice was taken out of context:
“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.’
“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.’
“So it’s been kind of taken out of context.”
While Rivard’s comments were ignored by the media in December they’re being revisited as his race has tightened up against Democrat Stephen Smith, who’s saying Rivard’s comments appear to blame the victims of assault, and that his opponent’s “extreme” views prove he’s “out of touch with the majority of voters.”
You have to wonder, where does the GOTP find these troglodytes, Deliverance?