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21 August 2012 04:04
 

This struck me as particularly sick and twisted.

Rape trauma as barrier to pregnancy has no scientific basis

Note that he is a member of the House science committee!

 
 
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21 August 2012 21:31
 

It looks like another Republican didn’t get your memo or hear the news about Todd Akin.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) jumped into the “legitimate rape” fray Tuesday by telling a local reporter that he doesn’t personally know of any victims of statutory rape or incest who became pregnant from the attack.

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“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,” he said. (Talking Points Memo points to a 1996 Guttmacher Institute study that found that half of all babies born to minors were fathered by adult men.)
King defended Rep. Todd Akin—who’s faced relentless calls to drop out of the Missouri Senate race after he suggested Sunday that rape victims rarely become pregnant—as a “strong Christian man,” but didn’t explicitly address Akin’s rape comments.

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What is remarkable is that these clowns still get votes.  Joe The Plumber advises shooting Mexicans who come too close to their northern border, and two elected Representatives think rape victims don’t get pregnant, and the Republican party will still get at least half of all votes cast.  Oh, but a Democrat who tries to protect the poor, sick, and needy is bent on destroying the country with Socialist (aka Christian) ideas.

It must be nice living in a world of one’s own making without feeling the need to follow man’s or nature’s laws that contradict one’s perception of what the world should be.

 
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GAD - 21 August 2012 02:04 AM

This struck me as particularly sick and twisted.

Rape trauma as barrier to pregnancy has no scientific basis

Note that he is a member of the House science committee!

It’s actually made our morning news today Gad, how ridiculous can these folk be, where did they go to school…

 
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22 August 2012 04:58
 
MARTIN UK - 22 August 2012 02:38 AM
GAD - 21 August 2012 02:04 AM

This struck me as particularly sick and twisted.

Rape trauma as barrier to pregnancy has no scientific basis

Note that he is a member of the House science committee!

It’s actually made our morning news today Gad, how ridiculous can these folk be, where did they go to school…

Where else, Sunday School! badum tish!

 
 
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22 August 2012 13:42
 

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/todd-akin-opens-door-possible-exit-115814351—abc-news-topstories.html

“The point of the matter is that, yes, pregnancy can happen as a result of rape. I understand that and I’ve acknowledged that fact. At the same time I don’t apologize for the fact that I’m consistently pro-life. I believe in defending the unborn and I believe that based on those kinds of principles I can win this race,” he said.

 
 
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22 August 2012 17:08
 

It will be fun watching the spin from both parties.  The Democrats will try to tie the Akin story to Republican disregard for women, and the Republicans will use it to revive the abortion issue.

Remember when the Republicans controlled all three branches of government and did nothing about abortion?  Yep, they bring it up only as a wedge issue when they are out of ideas and need votes, but give only lip service to the issue for if they did act upon the issue as they promise they would stir up a backlash that would banish them to the wilderness again.

 
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Skipshot - 22 August 2012 03:08 PM

It will be fun watching the spin from both parties.  The Democrats will try to tie the Akin story to Republican disregard for women, and the Republicans will use it to revive the abortion issue.

Remember when the Republicans controlled all three branches of government and did nothing about abortion?  Yep, they bring it up only as a wedge issue when they are out of ideas and need votes, but give only lip service to the issue for if they did act upon the issue as they promise they would stir up a backlash that would banish them to the wilderness again.

But does it work, does this bullshit really get them elected?

 
 
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GAD - 22 August 2012 03:20 PM

But does it work, does this bullshit really get them elected?

They wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work.  There are a lot of single-issue voters which is why a party platform is important because it uses a shotgun approach to attract single-issue voters.

 
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22 August 2012 17:33
 

What is forcible rape? All rape is forced, that’s what rape is…right?

Conservatives blame the women for being seductive and suggestive. Sounds like the Taliban eh?

Social conservative Republicans should be unelectable in modern American society. They are a bunch of reactionary yahoos and harmful to modern culture.

 
 
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22 August 2012 17:37
 
Skipshot - 22 August 2012 03:26 PM
GAD - 22 August 2012 03:20 PM

But does it work, does this bullshit really get them elected?

They wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work.  There are a lot of single-issue voters which is why a party platform is important because it uses a shotgun approach to attract single-issue voters.

If this gains them more votes then it loses them then we are fucked.

 
 
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Epaminondas - 22 August 2012 03:33 PM

What is forcible rape? All rape is forced, that’s what rape is…right?

Well, technically, there is such a thing as statutory rape, where the rape is not forcible, but the consent of one of the partners is absent because that person is a minor.  But that technical issue notwithstanding, Akin’s comments were an example of legitimate stupidity.  grin

 
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25 August 2012 19:49
 
GAD - 21 August 2012 02:04 AM

This struck me as particularly sick and twisted.

Rape trauma as barrier to pregnancy has no scientific basis

Note that he is a member of the House science committee!

Reaction to this man’s interview, from the media coverage says less about Todd Akin’s stupidity but more about democrats hypocrisy.

It is more than obvious that Todd Akin, a senator wannabe, just another moron who misspoke and later apologized. Republican big wigs have immediately denounced him, pulled their funding from his campaign, whilst urging him to drop out. One would think that would be the end of story…. right! Of Course, not. There is political points to be scored and paint the Republicans as “against women”.

But where were these defenders of women when the women were attacked by the democrats?  Why didn’t they come to Juanita Broaddrick’s defense when she reported her rape in that Little Rock hotel room by the you know who? How about the non-consensual sex with the former miss America by the same offender? How about the sexual harassment of Paula Jones? Or the womanizing of Gennifer Flowers, etc ... all which were characterized as nothing more than “bimbo eruptions”, until it erupted onto Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress which science could prove otherwise.

One thing is for sure,  if this monumentally stupid candidate loses the race [I hope he does] , he will not be be given his own show by the media as Eliott Spitzer was.

 
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Celal - 25 August 2012 05:49 PM

Reaction to this man’s interview, from the media coverage says less about Todd Akin’s stupidity but more about democrats hypocrisy ...

You’re very good at suppressing your intelligence when you want to. It seems to be your defining characteristic.

It’s quite impressive, in a way.

 
 
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25 August 2012 21:19
 
Ecurb Noselrub - 22 August 2012 04:04 PM
Epaminondas - 22 August 2012 03:33 PM

What is forcible rape? All rape is forced, that’s what rape is…right?

Well, technically, there is such a thing as statutory rape, where the rape is not forcible, but the consent of one of the partners is absent because that person is a minor.  But that technical issue notwithstanding, Akin’s comments were an example of legitimate stupidity.  grin

Right on, Bruce.

 
 
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Ecurb Noselrub - 22 August 2012 04:04 PM
Epaminondas - 22 August 2012 03:33 PM

What is forcible rape? All rape is forced, that’s what rape is…right?

Well, technically, there is such a thing as statutory rape, where the rape is not forcible, but the consent of one of the partners is absent because that person is a minor.  But that technical issue notwithstanding, Akin’s comments were an example of legitimate stupidity.  grin

legitimate stupidity pretty much sums up the Republican position on abortion and birth control.  If my memory serves me right, Atkins and Ryan worked together to get that legtimate rape thing going in the last congressional abortion bill.

 
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