Even in a small, quite benign state like New Hampshire, you can't be shielded from the whack-atude of the GOP right. On the heels of the horrific tragedy at the Washington DC Navy Yard a Republican candidate for Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) Senate seat has reinforced his earlier statements how violence in the workplace is the fault of -- WOMEN!
Yup, that's the conclusion of former state Sen. Jim Rubens (R-NH) came to when he wrote in a 2009 post, as reported by BUZZFEED
"Because status success is more vital to the male psychology, males are falling over the edge in increasing numbers."
The fact that the economy has changed, Rubens also argued, has had a dangerous effect on men, causing a small portion of them to commit more acts of violence.
TPM, also covering this announcement for Rubens' senatorial run, had this quote, an update of his 2009 comments and stated after the Navy Yard tragedy:
"It's a tiny fraction of males that become stressed for whatever reason and engage in acts of extreme violence," Rubens said. "If you look through individual psychology of mass shooters over the past 10-20 years, you can see that in the profile. Often it's a person who has been subjected to extreme stress in the form of social rejection, job loss and associated mental health issues."
Now a sane conclusion to these delusional remarks by the new candidate is that women are the root of these workplace shootings. Get rid of them and you get rid of the cause.
So, all of you working women out there, on behalf of working men all over the globe, please pack your things. You've got to go. Our safety is at risk with you in the workplace.
I'm sure that message will win him a lot of support. You go, GOP! Go far away -- off the edge of the flat earth.