Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Republicans Talk Rape
by Pa Rock
Daily Kos (www.dailykos.com) published a large, color-coded chart today entitled The Republican Party Rape Advisory Chart. They borrowed it from a blogger called "connecticutie" who playfully suggested last week that President Romney’s new Department of Lady Parts could use it to classify rapes. Today, of course, after the asinine rape comments of Republican Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock and Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the chart had to be expanded.
The following material might be regarded as funny if it was a fiction piece in Mad Magazine or The Onion, but the fact that it comes from the mouths of American political leaders is as sad as it is disgusting.
(Daily Kos has given its readers permission to reprint the material in any social media format. )
“When life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.”
--Repbulcian Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (IN)
--October 23, 2012 (One day after being endorsed by Mitt Romney)
“The right approach is to accept this horribly created in the sense of rape, but nevertheless…a gift of human life, and accept what God is giving to you.”
--Republican Senator and Presidential candidate Rick Santorum (PA)
`--January 20, 2012
“Richard and I, along with millions of Americans…believe that life is a gift from God.”
--Republican Senator John Cornyn (TX), supporting Richard Mourdock’s statement about rape-induced abortions.
--October 24, 2012
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”
--Republican Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin (MO)
--August 20, 2012
“If it’s an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room. I would given them a shot of estrogen.”
--Republican Congressman and Presidential candidate (and medical doctor) Ron Paul (TX)
--February 3, 2012
“It was really an issue about a Catholic church being forced to offer those pills if the person came in in an emergency rape.”
--Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon (CT) (also confusing churches with hospitals)
--October 15, 2012
“If you go down that road, some girls, they rape so easy.”
--Republican State Representative Roger Rivard (WI)
--December 21, 2011 (endorsed by Paul Ryan on August 9, 2012)
Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, Todd “legitimate rape” Akin, and 214 other Republicans co-sponsored the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” which would prohibit federal funding of abortions except in instances of “an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest.”
--H.R. 3, 112th Congress, January 20, 2011
“If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.”
--Republican Gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams (TX)
--March 25, 1990
Who would have thought there were so many colorful ways to say, "She must have been asking for it." Clearly, if we as a society keep electing morons to office, it only stands to reason that we must be asking for it. Fortunately, every generation seems to be getting a little brighter - so maybe the Age of Morons will soon pass.
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