One of the loonies who's got a great shot at entering the Senate shortly is Ken Buck, teabagger of Colorado. I guess I must be more of a progressive than a gay person (of course I'm both! a lot!) because while I find his anti-gay stance disgusting (he says on Meet the Press today that being gay is a choice: "I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically, you have a choice.") it's his refusal to see anything wrong with how he infamously mishandled a past rape case that really makes it hard for me to accept that anyone would vote for him.
Basically, a drunken woman was raped by a man she'd previously had sex with. She was barely alert but managed to say no more than once. The man later admitted he'd done it and knew it was wrong. Buck, as Weld County District Attorney, told her in no uncertain terms that he would not prosecute the case because he felt she just had "buyer's remorse" and that, "It appears to me and it appears to others that you invited him over to have sex with him." Even though Buck himself admitted he believed she was UNCONSCIOUS at the time.
It's not even his decision not to prosecute, it's his handling of it, his words. When you say stuff like that (and that being gay's a choice), that's a true insight into one's own personal behavior.
Is the American voter unconscious? Because when you invite teabaggers and opportunistic Republicans over in November, they will take advantage and they will be the authorities so there won't be any sympathy from them when voters later feel the urge to complain about the upcoming royal screwing.