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Lefty Logic: Think Progress Is Now Trying to Blame Republicans for (Alleged) Rape by Rakheem Bolton, or Something

Posted on | November 8, 2010 | 8 Comments

Would somebody please tell these a–holes that the election is over and they can shelve the “Republicans are pro-rape” propaganda until the DCCC starts cranking out attack ads around Labor Day 2012?

You can read the whole story at the San Francisco Chronicle — San Francisco is a helluva long way from Silsbee, Texas, I hasten to note — and conclude that the plaintiff, “H.S.,” is indeed a victim, without necessarily agreeing that the ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was tantamount to an endorsement of rape.

What seems to be at issue is whether cheerleaders enjoy First Amendment protection for disobedience to school administrators. The 5th Circuit agreed with the trial court that they do not, and also upheld a fine against the plaintiff for bringing a “nuisance” suit. The 5th Circuit wasn’t asked to decide whether Rakheem Bolton raped “H.S.,” or whether unchaperoned parties for teenagers are a good idea, or anything like that.

It was strictly a First Amendment case (although, it being Texas, I’m frankly surprised the father of “H.S.” didn’t make it a Second Amendment case). Reacting as programmed, however, feminists Melissa McEwan and Echidne of the Snakes accuse the court of being pro-rape. The case also offers an extra “Blame Bush” bonus for progressives, considering that the 5th Circuit decision was rendered by a panel of three GOP-appointed judges.

The underlying legal principles involved are of no interest in the eyes of the outcome-oriented Left, you see — not even the presumed innocence of a black teenager accused of rape in Texas, which we might otherwise expect to be the first priority of progressives. Scoring propaganda points against the GOP trumps all other considerations. If the 5th Circuit had ruled in favor of “H.S.,” we could expect the Left to cite that ruling as proof that Republicans are racist.


8 Responses to “Lefty Logic: Think Progress Is Now Trying to Blame Republicans for (Alleged) Rape by Rakheem Bolton, or Something”

  1. Jp
    November 8th, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

    Good name, monster. The girl signs up to be a cheerleader, she signs up to accepting being raped by the jocks?

    Let me guess. You do not have a daughter.

    Or any common sense or decency, for that matter….

  2. mike
    November 9th, 2010 @ 2:20 am

    You just know if the story had been reported slightly differently, these same people would be up in arms saying things like…

    “So a rich little white girl can accuse a prominent black athlete of rape, and they just take her word for it?!?!?”

    “Sigh. Conservative sexual paranoia claims another young black man’s promising future. Things really haven’t changed much, have they?”