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Forum Post: Do you understand rape? Republiclans – not so much.

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 20, 2012, 9:23 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Of course, YOU don’t have to DO anything to let maniacs like this control our country – and women’s bodies – just don’t vote for their opponents.
Especially if you are a spineless guy. It ain’t gonna be you pregnant.


Missouri Rep. Todd Akin defended his staunch anti-abortion platform on Sunday by questioning whether it's possible for a woman to become pregnant after a rape, reports CBS News. Akin was asked to address his "no exceptions" policy on abortion, specifically why he opposes abortion even when the pregnancy is the result of rape. Speaking in an interview to KTVI-TV:

Akin said pregnancy from rape is "really rare", and implied that the female re productive system is able to block conception from an unwanted pregnancy”.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," he said. "But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."

The Los Angeles Times reports that a 1996 study by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology estimated that 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year. Five percent of victims age 12 to 45 will become pregnant. Akin recently became the newly-minted GOP Senate nominee in Missouri, going up against incumbant Sen. Claire McCaskill. After hearing Akin's comments, McCaskill tweeted, "As a woman & former prosecutor who handled 100s of rape cases, I'm stunned by Rep Akin's comments about rape victims." McCaskill emailed a further statement to the Los Angeles Times saying "It is beyond comprehension that someone can be so ignorant about the emotional and physical trauma brought on by rape. The ideas that Todd Akin has expressed about the serious crime of rape and the impact on its victims are offensive."

Aiken: “I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue," he said. "But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action.” The Washington Post reports that this is not an area that the Missouri GOP would want Akin to bring into focus. A debate about "legitimate rape" and the female reproductive system would likely take the focus off of McCaskill and President Obama. This is not Akin's first wander into controversial territory about rape. Talking Points Memo reports that Akin once voted for a voted for an anti-marital-rape law, but only after questioning whether it would allow women to use accusations of rape as a "tool and a legal weapon to beat up on the husband.”

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[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

R's are anti rape victims

[-] 3 points by factsrfun (8651) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

anybody know what he's going to do , I hear today is decision day

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

akin told huckabee he's staying in the race at 1:15 est tuesday
do the math - THIS IS GOOD NEWS

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8651) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

I think the GOP leadership should be ashamed to even ask someone selected by their party members to step down, I think Akins is a fine example of the GOP.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17842) 1 year ago

They find sentencing confusing too.

Meatball theft has equality under their laws.

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/housekeeper-who-stole-bag-frozen-meatballs-facing-much-jail-time-steubenville

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Rape confused, & vaginally invasive! The Morality Brigade.

http://www.nationofchange.org/morality-brigade-1364306957

just a bump.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

LOL

Whoops there it is!

[-] 2 points by shooz (17842) 1 year ago

You would have thought they might have learned by now.

But no, learning isn't what they get paid for.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/10/california-republican-faces-calls-to-resign-over-rape-comment/

What they get paid for can't be anything good.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Trev, Titus? nothing about your republican rape policy?

[-] 1 points by trashyharry (1157) from Waterville, NY 1 year ago

Tea Partyiers HATE people who who have certain kinds of qualities or circumstances in their lives.A rape victim would be a type of person branded with the ultimate TP dismissive epithet-Loser.In fact,TP's consider anyone who is a victim of violent crime a Loser who should be shunned by the community and not helped in any way.Also;elderly citizens in poverty and abandonned by family;illegal immigrants,victims of serious diseases;people who have lost their jobs for any reason,struggling black people;legal immigrants who are not doctors and don't speak english well,people who cannot pay their student loans because of the economic crash that occurred while they were still in college-in short,Libertarians and TP's have nothing but scorn and hatred for anyone who has failed in any way or who has experienced any kind of misfortune.They seem to hate people who have failed in life because they never had a chance more than all others.They believe in their own perfection,infallibility,and superiority completely.To me this indicates deep seated psychological pathology.

[-] 1 points by bestevidence (170) 1 year ago

TP must be defeated.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13497) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

This is the best they got? Are they all ignorant in Missouri?

IF this is a genuine indication of just how fucked up repelican party policy and ideology has become then it stands as one more reason why . . .

  • the repelican party is FINISHED.
[-] 2 points by ComeTogetherNOW (650) 1 year ago

I agree completely. They have been falling off a cliff, and now they realize it, but they can't stop falling as we now are witnessing. Literally they are self destructing before our eyes. They can NOT recover!

Also, I agree, they will set them back so hard that they the Repelicans may very well be finished. Look for a third party to emerge in 2016 and garner enough votes to make Repelicans irrelevant.

Legislating morality has been mistake for decades now. Repelicans apparently didn't get that memo in their feverish attempt to tell people what they may or may do in private. They are arrogant and finally they exposed for their hypocrisy.

Let freedom RING!!! I mean really RING!!!

Come Together NOW

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[-] 0 points by shooz (17842) 1 year ago

Even Laura jumps on the bandwagon!!

http://www.alternet.org/laura-bush-welcomes-pro-rape-crowd-republican-tent

There is no shame in the GOP.

None at all.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

no anti rape comments?

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

I think republican views on "legitimate rape" are rooted in religious right dogma that only hussies are raped. She must have done something to encourage the rapist. It's disgusting.

And let's not forget that Paul Ryan co sponsored a "personhood amendment" that would prevent a women from aborting a rapists baby.

equally disgusting.

[-] -1 points by Stormcrow1 (-25) 1 year ago

Condemnation of the entire republican party because one person says something stupid is the same as condemnation of OWS because one person says something stupid.

Makes perfect sense to me don't you think?

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Akin position (which he hasn't changed) is no abortion for rape victims. That is repub party policy. It is in the platform. Repubs are screaming at Akin but not because they disagree with his policy, but because he got in trouble saying what they all really believe. He ain't the1st repub to say "legitimate" or "real" rape.

Republicans are bronze age on the issue of abortion. They can't hide!

Vote out anti abortion republicans

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

still waiting for that cease fire call from Obama

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Don't hold your breath dude, there's an election in 75 days. In America you don't show weakness on defense if you want to be reelected. And how could Pres Obama continue this great progress if he ain't reelected?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

has any president ever called a cease fire ?

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Don't know. Usually we bomb the shit outta people until the say uncle...... Sam.

USA! USA! USA!

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow1 (-25) 1 year ago

I have yet to hear a "republican" make the same comment about rape when it comes to a "woman being able to control her body to stop pregnency after being raped" - have you?

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Yep. Saw a montage of repubs going back to 1983 on the Rachel Maddow show last night.

Give it up. They have to claim the rape victims are lyin so they are comfortable restricting abortion from them. It's evil, misogynist, and out of step with society.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

building bombs 'til bunkers boil

getting paid for shell filled toil

if I am to work tomorrow

lobe the load on foreign soil


yep US only pays 41% of the total world military budget

World Military budget in Billions (percent total) by Nation

  • 1,630 World Total
  • 711 United States 41%
  • 143 China 8.2%
  • 71.9 Russia 4.1%
  • 62.7 United Kingdom 3.6 %
  • 62.5 France 3.6%
  • 54.5 Japan 3.3&
  • 48.2 Saudi Arabia 2.8%
  • 46.8 India 2.5%
  • 46.7 Germany 2.8%
  • 37.0 Italy 2.3%

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures


Global Arms Sales By Supplier Nations

39% United States

18% Russia

8% France

7% United Kingdom

5% Germany

3% China

3% Italy

11% Other European

5% Others

http://www.globalissues.org/article/74/the-arms-trade-is-big-business#GlobalArmsSalesBySupplierNations


TOP 10 Arms Produces

Notes: An S denotes a subsidiary company. A dash (–) indicates that the company did not rank among the SIPRI Top 100 for 2009

  • Lockheed Martin USA 35,730 33,430 78
  • BAE Systems UK 32,880 32,540 95
  • Boeing USA 31,360 32,300 49
  • Northrop Grumman USA 28,150 27,000 81
  • General Dynamics USA 23,940 23,380 74
  • Raytheon USA 22,980 23,080 91
  • BAE Systems Inc. (BAE Systems, UK) USA 17,900 19,280 100
  • EADS Trans-European 16,360 15,930 27
  • Finmeccanica Italy 14,410 13,280 58 +L-3 Communications USA 13,070 13,010 83
  • United Technologies USA

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/mar/02/arms-sales-top-100-producers

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34898) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

One eye are you a closet repub/corpoRATist?

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[-] 1 points by shooz (17842) 1 year ago

Well, there is also some 900+ bills enacted to limit women's rights, there's those f***in' teabagge(R)s that raised my taxes, there's the ones that force teachers to teach creationism in public schools, As well as those that made holding hands officially a gateway to sex.

That's just a few of the things (R)epelican't do all the time.

It would be so easy, if it was but one of them, but alas, it's the whole damn party.

Please vote out all (R)epelican'ts this November, teabagge(R)s first!