Are these two posts adequate?

Well, they are entirely adequate for proving that there are idiots in this world. But that really wasn’t ever in doubt.

They are not adequate in the least if you’re attempting to assert that one of the two political parties in this country is promoting the weakening or removal of rape laws. Rather big cart-horse problem there.

It has become common these days to try to prove a global statement about an entire group of people (in this case, a political party) based on the statements of a few of its members. Akin wasn’t even elected to the Senate, yet you seem to be willing to impute his idiocy to his entire political party.

“Person X believes Y, therefore Person X’s political party must believe Y” does not stand the test of reason.

Nor do you want it to. Because that weapon can be wielded both ways.

Another variation on this theme is assuming a person’s beliefs based on their position on a particular policy or piece of legislation. Personally, I think that the Head Start program is a waste of money and should be abolished; I base that position on several peer-reviewed studies that show that all advantages imbued by Head Start disappear by Grade 3. Yet, there are no shortage of people who would brand me as a racist because of my opinion, which has nothing whatsoever to do with race.

So, my problem with your statement is related to its phraseology, I suppose. I do not believe the GOP is *institutionally* mysogenistic or “Pro-rape” in any way.

However, are there mysogenistic morons who are Republicans? Sure. We would have agreed on that without citations. :-)

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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