Are All Republican Politicians Perverts or Rapists?

This post, written by Howie Klein, originally appeared on Down With Tyranny!

The last couple of weeks might not have been remarkable in terms of Republican mental illness manifesting itself in sexual aggression and perversion-- but more of it was exposed than normally comes to light.

Louisiana Senator David Vitters (Giuliani's man in the South) it turns out, was preaching hatred towards Democrats for not being as committed to "Family Values" as much as he was while he was carrying on with a plethora of prostitutes for at least a decade and seems to be addicted to a diaper fetish. While Florida Rep. (and McCain election co-chair) Bob Allen was proposing a draconian Sexual Predator Elimination Act-- which would send sexual predators to prison for life-- he was prowling public toilets and asking men if he could pay them to perform fellatio on them. North Carolina Rep. David Almond sexually assaulted a legislative aide in the state Capitol and was forced to resign by his fellow Republicans when the cover-up didn't work. And one of NYC's only elected Republicans, Queens City Councilman Dennis Gallagher, was accused by a woman he picked up in a bar of raping her.

From hysterically homophobic Idaho Senator Larry Craig haunting the men's stall in Union Station's public restrooms to child predator Florida Congressman Mark Foley, there seems to be a definite connection between aggressively and angrily waving the flag of family values and attacking ones opponents for not being "pro-family" enough and being a deranged pervert. There are allegations of rank hypocrisy against anti-sex stalwarts/closet cases like Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Lindsey Graham, Congressman Patrick McHenry, Ohio GOP political boss Alex Arshinkoff, etc.

And now it looks like the GOP is training their legions of sex criminals earlier than anyone feared. This morning's Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the former head of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans raped a college student at the national Young Republicans convention in Cleveland's Warehouse District. With role models like Vitter, Arshinkoff, McConnell, Allen, et al, what can you expect. Michael Flory wanted to be a Republican player. So he played like the big shot respected, admired Republicans.

Didn't know any better? He's an attorney. He did manage to plea bargain his rape down to "sexual battery" though.
The teary-eyed college student he overpowered in a downtown hotel room gasped and dabbed her eyes as Flory replied to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Peter Corrigan's question, "Are you indeed guilty?"
"Sure - yeah," Flory said.
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