N.O.W. Confirms Joe Biden’s “Rape” Comments
As you probably know by now, Joe Biden has been lashing out at Republicans for blocking President Obama’s American Jobs Act. Among other things, this jobs bill will prevent the laying off of police officers.
Biden has been getting pretty blunt, saying “rape will continue to rise” if the jobs bill doesn’t pass. Opponents have called the American Jobs Act a “temporary fix,” to which Biden responded:
“Well let me tell you, it’s not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman’s being raped if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape. It’s not temporary to that woman… I wish these guys that thought it’s temporary, I wish they had some notion what it’s like to be on the other side of a gun. Or a 200 pound man standing over you telling you to submit. Folks, it matters. It matters! Murder will continue to rise, rape will continue to rise, all crime will continue to rise.”
Rightwing useful idiots have been slamming Biden for being over the top and too dramatic. But NOW president Terry O’Neill is backing up Biden’s statements:
“I think he is concretely worried that with fewer police on the beat crime will go up…I think he is imagining the lives of real people. That is not a devise, that is an actual ability to know what everyday people go through. The people that are blocking jobs legislation really don’t care and don’t have an idea of what its like. They don’t have an idea what it’s like to have your child in a classroom of 45 kids and one teacher — and that is what we are looking at if these kinds of jobs are not restored. They don’t have a clue what its like to be threatened with rape and there are not enough police officers to come and prevent it or stop it. I think it is absolutely legitimate to demand that these uncaring un-empathic legislators get a clue.”
A clue? Those assholes wouldn’t recognize a clue unless it was attached to a 7-figure campaign contribution.