Monday, March 21, 2011

Wingnut of the Day

Florida state representative Kathleen Passidomo decides the best way to show compassion for an 11 year-old girl that was raped is by blaming the victim.

"There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute," Passidomo declared.

"And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students," she added.

I am not shocked that someone this insensitive could be elected to the Florida legislature. I am even less shocked that the Republican Party of Florida would help Passidomo gain elected office. There is no blowback for Passidomo and other Republicans from making wingnut comments. It isn't like the Florida Democratic Party isn't going to start winning elections and forcing the Florida Republican establishment to move to the center.

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