We all know what the moronic Senator from Missouri, Todd Akin, said in regards to rape and “legitimate rape”…I mean, what an absolute lame brain. I’m not sure how the excuse that he misspoke is even possible, it’s obvious the guy simply does not get it. This however, is not the point of this article…the point is the aftermath of his words. I’ve seen countless people in the media and online go after the GOP and Akin, rather than just Akin. I find this to be inappropriate.
However, I find it to be the norm.
When a Republican does something stupid, which happens often, the “other side” attacks the entire party. When a Democrat does something stupid, which also happens often, the “other side” attacks the entire party. This is a baffling way to go about things. If a white person does something bad, are all white people stupid? If a Mormon does something stupid are all Mormons stupid?
It’s a bad road to travel down when we go after a group when one, or even when a handful of people in that group, have done something stupid. As much as I think both parties are full of crap, I get tired of watching the blatant bashing of the whole, when in fact it is only a part. This is quite odd for me to say because typically I’m all about bashing all of them on both sides, but I feel it’s our duty as civilized people to not be so arrogant as to generalize and blame ALL when only a FEW are responsible.
This particular case of Akin brought these thoughts up for me but this idea can hold true in any situation. Let’s be a little more level headed and focus on those responsible rather than the whole herd.