At this mile marker along the long and sinuous road to the White House and Capitol Hill, the Republican party's election jalopy is starting to show signs of strain. Most of its tires are out of air. Its windshield is so caked with splattered bugs that no one can see out of it and no one will use the Devil's mechanical fingers (windshield wipers) to clean it off. Karl Rove keeps falling asleep at the wheel and Todd Akin ate a gas station egg salad sandwich a few weeks ago and has had to be sequestered in the back. Now, in the wake of Mitt Romney's piñata swing of criticism against the White House in the wake of deadly attacks in Egypt and Libya, Republican Senator Jon Kyl (AZ) has thrown up all over the jalopy's chauffeur by saying that a statement from a U.S. Embassy condemning an anti-Muslim movie was pretty much the same as blaming a victim for rape.