The ongoing saga of the semi-legendary GOP outreach campaign continues with Dennis Prager calling the war on women a “gargantuan lie to get votes.” Now, that in and of itself is pretty backwards, but Prager took it even further than that.
Prager made the claim during a GOP rally for Governor Rick Scott of Florida. According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, he called the war on women “as big a lie as the culture of rape on your campuses.” He added that it was “nonsense” and asked if “There is a culture of rape on campuses run by the feminist left.”
What do you cite to sell me this nonsense? Did you ever look at what counts? An unwanted kiss is considered sexual assault. I’m stunned it’s only 1 in 5. Four out of five women have not gotten an unwanted kiss?
My wife gets unwanted kisses every so often. They make light of rape because they redefine these terms.
Culture of Rape? No. I’ll tell you why it exists on the campus, and that is: a rape of the culture.
Color me shocked: a conservative disk jockey who failed basic socialization. I’ve met better socialized strays.
His remarks had no sooner rolled off his forked tongue than the GOP were in damage control mode. Sarasota Republican chairman Joe Gruters, who just happens to be on the board of trustees at FSU, issued a redaction of Prager’s statements. He acknowledged that rape culture was a serious problem on college campuses and said that “should never have been part of a political discussion at the rally.”
This is a snapshot of the fine line the GOP has to walk. Dennis is their base. He’s the voice of Republicans — not all, but most — nationwide. And that voice is every bit as ugly, privileged, and ignorant as the GOP is pretending it’s not.