Possible Indicator: Rapey Climate Denier Loses Michigan Special Election

May 4, 2022

Above, revealing remark from Michigan State Legislator “RJ” Regan in conversation with fellow Republicans.
“I tell my daughters, “If rape is inevitable, you should just lie back and enjoy it.”

As is so often the case of truly odious people, RJ is a climate denier.

In a possible indicator of what Monday night’s leaked Supreme Court decision, Mr Regan lost to a young Democratic woman.

Jeff Timmer is former Executive Director of the Michigan Republican Party.

6 Responses to “Possible Indicator: Rapey Climate Denier Loses Michigan Special Election”

  1. Peter Scheffler Says:

    Yay!

  2. jimbills Says:

    “Possible Indicator”

    That’s a stretch, unfortunately. Yes, the extra crazy don’t make it, just like Judge Roy Moore in Alabama a few years ago. But, the indications from a few days ago also indicate that Trumpism is as strong as ever:

    J.D. Vance Expected to Crush Tim Ryan and Win Ohio Senate Race
    https://www.newsweek.com/jd-vance-ohio-primary-trump-senate-1703445

    Michigan specifically:
    Michigan GOP moves forward with 2020 election-denying secretary of state and AG
    https://www.npr.org/2022/04/23/1094474805/michigan-gop-karamo-secretary-of-state


  3. The Michigan 11th Republicans appear to be impeccably conservative.

    https://www.migop11.com/

  4. mboli Says:

    We don’t need Trumpist loons in office. Glad he lost.

    From context, Regan’s comment *isn’t* as advertised. It was an artless metaphor. just as he *wouldn’t* tell his daughters to simply acquiesce to rape, he isn’t accepting they lost the previous election.

    So he is a dangerous crank, but his comment is being unfairly misrepresented.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      More to the point was his daughter’s plea to not vote for her father.
      “[P]lease look him up and just read for yourself.”

    • J4Zonian Says:

      “I tell my daughters, “If rape is inevitable, you should just lie back and enjoy it.”

      It seems absolutely unmistakeable—completely lost in the world of white US male supremacy where they believe that whatever they want is what exists. Whatever bolsters the conservative, aka psychopathic, ideology is what they believe in, and religion based on faith and family—believing what der leader tells them to—has conditioned them to substitute the judgement of people suffering from delusions for their own.

      Without retreating into the same psychosis he’s suffering from, can you please explain how the quote is being misrepresented? (I realize you wouldn’t do that but it’s hard to resist falling into that trap.)

      Just to clarify, rape is not a sex act. It’s an act of sadistic rage and violence that’s both intensely personal and blatantly political, as all things are. It comes out of the dysfunction of both, and ultimately is a tool of male supremacist psychopathology.


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