Dana Loesch wants people to believe that Democratic women get raped -- not metaphorically, but physically -- at a higher rate than do Republican females. Apparently, choosy rapists choose Democrats.
And what is the basis of Loesch's argument? Not any sort of statistical analysis. Instead, she makes reference a notorious insane tirade
from Andy Breitbart. I refer, of course, to the time he stood on the perimeter of an OWS rally and yelled:
"STOP RAPING PEOPLE! Stop raping people! Stop raping people! Stop raping the people! You freaks! You filthy, filthy, raping, murdering freaks!"
Loesch feels that she needs no further proof. Andy said it, she believes it, and that settles it.
Well, I just did a little checking. In the very conservative town of Mobile, Alabama, there were 37 rapes per 100,000 residents
(as of 2009). In the rather more liberal city of Bristol, Connecticut, there were 26 rapes per 100,000 residents
. Something tells me that I'll find a similar numerical disparity if I compare other "red" towns to other "blue" towns.
Now, if I were as irresponsible as Loesch -- or Breitbart -- these stats would permit me to go out in public and screech to the crowds:
"REPUBLICANS: STOP RAPING PEOPLE! Stop raping people! Stop raping people! Stop raping the people! You conservative freaks! You filthy, filthy, raping, murdering conservative freaks!