Dick Black, Asshole of the Day for January 16, 2014
by TeaPartyCat ()
Last year the Virginia GOP had a real line-up of assholes. All three of the top people on their ticket appeared on the site at least once:
But even though the whole ticket lost, they have learned nothing, for here comes state Sen. Dick Black saying spousal rape shouldn’t be illegal:
State Sen. Richard H. “Dick” Black is running in the Republican primary to replace longtime GOP moderate Rep. Frank Wolf, who is retiring. And he’s guaranteed to ignite wedge-issue passion. Exhibit A: As a state legislator, Black opposed making spousal rape a crime, citing the impossibility of convicting a husband accused of raping his wife “when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, and so forth.”
And Black has a long history of saying nasty things:
Black has referred to emergency contraception, which does not cause abortions, as “baby pesticide.” Black also fought to block a statue of Abraham Lincoln at a former Confederate site in Richmond. He wasn’t sure, he explained at the time, that statues of Lincoln belonged in Virginia. He has argued that abortion is a worse evil than slavery. And once, to demonstrate why libraries should block pornography on their computers, Black invited a TV reporter to film him using a library terminal to watch violent rape porn.
But let’s go back to why we’re talking about him today— that he thinks spousal rape shouldn’t be outlawed. What he’s saying is that once a woman gets married, she has consented to letting her husband do whatever he wants to her whenever he wants. She doesn’t get to control her own body. Not any more. And then he caps it off by saying that wearing “a nightie” is asking for it. Forget Todd Akin— he seemed to believe that steaming pile of bogus science which he used to justify not granting abortion exceptions for rape. This guy is much worse— he doesn’t believe a married woman can be raped, or if he does, he doesn’t care and doesn’t think it should be the state’s business. And that’s what makes Dick Black the Asshole of the Day.
It is Dick Black’s first time being named Asshole of the Day, though just one of many for statements on rape. All part of the GOP’s War On Women.
Full story: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/gop-congressional-candidate-richard-dick-black-spousal-rape-not-a-crime