Republicans are often accused of underhanded tactics to fool the American people and win elections with deceit, fraud, and misplaced blame. Whether Republicans are using tactics like swift-boating, robo-calls with frightening messages, or using foreign money for campaigns, they certainly act like criminals.
Recently, conservative candidates and legislators gave Americans insight into their proclivity toward mean, underhanded, criminal tactics when they openly started blaming victims for being abused. When a Rand Paul (R-KY) manager stomped a woman’s head into a curb, Paul said it was the fault of both sides, and the man said he stomped the woman’s head because his back hurt. It was unbelievable that one man held the woman down while the bigger man stomped on her head, and then the head-stomper demanded an apology from the woman.
Republicans are threatening to shut down the government, and this week Eric Cantor (R-VA) said if there is a government shutdown, it is President Obama’s fault. Apparently, if the president doesn’t follow the orders of abusive Republicans and they defund government operations to shut it down, it is the president’s fault. It sure sounds like the abusive spouse blaming the victim.
Cantor’s remark speaks volumes about the psyche of Republicans, and how similar they are to criminal minds around the world. One often hears that a man who beats his wife to death says it was her fault for not bringing him a beer, or not making dinner on time. There is a mental defect that makes an abuser blame the victim, and Republicans have been abusing the American people for a very long time.
Pedophiles are notorious for blaming little girls at swimming pools for wearing bathing suits that caused the rapists to molest them, and rapists blame women for dressing a certain way as the reason they raped them. Date rapists blame female friends who refuse their advances, and believe they had the right to rape them because they were on a date.
Republican rapists are no different than criminal physical rapists because their attitude is exactly the same. Cantor gives away Republicans’ mindset by blaming the president prior to Republican efforts to shut down the government. The abuser blaming the victim mindset is the result of years of committing abuse and getting away with it. A criminal rapist can always justify their vile actions in their own mind.
Diseased minds like Cantor’s and most Republicans probably doesn’t process normal emotions of guilt when they’ve been abusive. Apparently their minds are programmed to cheat, lie, and steal with impunity of conscience because they are wired like criminals. Republicans solicit and take foreign campaign contributions, support shipping jobs over-seas, and give unfunded tax cuts to the rich; then blame the American people. They stomp a woman’s head into the curb then demand that she apologize that they had to stomp on her head.
Americans expect Republicans to do anything to control the government for corporate America, and some people wonder if their consciences ever haunt them. The answer is probably not at all. Criminals don’t have consciences, and when someone doesn’t comply with their demands, criminals abuse them and find a reason to blame the victim.
Republicans promise to shut down the government whether Obama follows their orders or not because they want to limit him to one term, and they are very open about that goal. Eric Cantor blaming President Obama for a Republican proposed government shutdown shows that Republicans are so steeped in the criminal mindset that they are assigning blame to a victim prior to the rape.
Americans express outrage when rapists and abusers blame their victims (at least women do); but where is the outrage now? It is covered over with lies, fear mongering, and racist bigotry that is so prevalent in Republican politics. The shame of letting America be controlled by a bunch of greedy rapists, and Mafioso hit men isn’t lost on some Americans, but bigotry clouds many Americans’ sense of decency; because a black man is in the Oval Office.
Eric Cantor knows if the government is shut down, it is not Obama’s fault, but his deceitful criminal mind directs him to preemptively blame the president for abuse Republicans will inflict on Obama, the American people, and the government. But that is what criminals and Republicans do as matter of course; blame the innocent victim.
Audio engineer and instructor for SAE. Writes op/ed commentary supporting Secular Humanist causes, and exposing suppression of women, the poor, and minorities. An advocate for freedom of religion and particularly, freedom of NO religion.
Born in the South, raised in the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
Former minister, lifelong musician, Mahayana Zen-Buddhist.