In addition calling participants in Occupy Wall Street "ravers who sound like the Unibomber" and asking for what sounded a lot like Barack Obama's assassination, Fox News commentator Liz Trotta can add a dubious new achievement to her resume: person who officially thinks that United State's servicewomen who are raped by their fellow soldiers should've seen it coming. What did they expect?
Okay, after you finish cleaning yourself up from that spit-take Trotta's majestic stupidity just caused you to have, feel free to listen to what she actually says. Women, she explained to Fox News' Eric Shawn, before clarifying, "the feminists," want to be both warriors and victims here. But Trotta's not done! She goes on:
Just a few weeks ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commented on a new Pentagon report on sexual abuse in the military. I think they've actually discovered the difference between men and women! And the sexual abuse report says that there's been, since 2006, a 64% increase in violent sexual assaults. Now, what did they expect? Uh, these people are in close contact. The whole, uh, airing of this issue has never been done by Congress. It's strictly been a question of, uh, pressure from the feminists. And the feminists have also— directed them, really, to spend a lot of money. They had a sexual counselors all over the place, victims advocates, sexual response coordinators....
Then she continues on to kvetch about how much money the damn extreme feminists are costing the American people with their absurd demands that the military combat rape of female soldiers. More than $100 million a year in feminist bureaucracy designed to prevent sexual assaults in the military!
Trotta apparently believes that the way to prevent rape in the military is to simply take all the women away rather than try to do something to help these women who are being "raped too much." But has she considered that maybe something is wrong with the male culture of the military that the men can't seem to stop raping? Nope!
But the, uh, rhymes-with-runt-iest part of the interview was when Trotta patronizingly told Shawn, "That's funny, I thought the mission of the Army, and the Navy, and four services was to defend and protect us, not the people who were fighting the war."
Oh, wow. Well, the best thing that I can say about this clip is that Liz Trotta was born in 1937, which means that maybe someday soon she'll decide that the time has come to retire/shut up. And the worst thing I can say about this clip isn't something I can type here, because my mom reads this sometimes.