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Hi Truthseekers!  It’s Monday, time for a fresh week of flying monkey madness.  First on the list is Missouri Representative Todd Akin (R/Misogynist) whose comments about rape victims have even the stiffest starched-shirt Conservatives running from him like cockroaches when the lights are turned on.

Akin, who is running against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill for Senate, appeared Sunday on a St. Louis TV program to explain why he opposed abortion, even in cases of rape:  ” . . .  from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare.  If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”  Akin added: “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.”

Truthseekers, can somebody tell me what a “legitimate” rape is, exactly? One has to assume that an “illegitimate” rape is one in which the victim is just simply lying for her own evil female purposes.  In Akin’s world, which all-white-male-organization would be the judges of whether or not a rape was “legitimate?”

While Akin’s comments have ostracized him from other White Male Republicans seeking election in November, he is hardly alone among conservatives in his medieval opinion that women are little more than walking uterus’ who should have no rights or control over their own reproductive systems.   Wananbe VEEP Paul Ryan is a member of this club, although you won’t hear him talk about it much in the coming weeks.  Boston.com has the story:

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan say they disagree with Missouri Representative Todd Akin’s opposition to abortions for rape victims, but Akin’s reference Sunday to “legitimate rape” recalled the “forcible rape” language contained in a bill Ryan co-sponsored last year.

Ryan joined Akin as one of 227 co-sponsors of a bill that narrowed an exemption to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortions. The Hyde Amendment allows federal dollars to be used for abortions in cases of rape and incest, but the proposed bill — authored by New Jersey Representative Christopher H. Smith — would have limited the incest exemption to minors and covered only victims of “forcible rape.”

House Republicans never defined what constituted “forcible rape” and what did not, but critics of the bill suggested the term could exclude women who are drugged and raped, mentally handicapped women who are coerced, and victims of statutory rape.

“Forcible” rape.  “Legitimate” rape.  Ever notice how these men always want to add a qualifier to the verb?  Somehow lessening the crime, or implying there may be no crime at all?  You never hear them introduce legislation that would alter the legality of “legitimate” armed robbery or “forcible” murder.  Violent crime is violent crime . . . unless the victim is female, it seems. 

Their hypocrisy and anti-woman rhetoric is outrageous. Listen, boys, if you spent a few nights in prison, I bet you’d let that violent verb stand on its own. 


This article has 17 comments

  1. dredge

    The qualifier “forcible” or “legitimate” mean that Republicans believe rape itself is normal…and good. Probably because many of these white males know that what they do with their women IS rape…the most degrading act of power over another human being. So they have to constantly rationalize and legitimize it.

  2. Chris

    The spin here on right ring radio in Mo. will make you dizzy. About Yoder’s dip in Galilee, the radio DJ said Yoder had on these loose pants that fall down and he ran for cover into the water. (A wardrobe malfunction like Janet Jackson) if you will.

    And Akin is trying to hold on but he’s toast ( even thought the anti-abortion crowd defended him all afternoon). I’m confident he will have to step down so they can put someone else in. Man these people are lunatics.

  3. Fruit-for-Peace

    I think we need to not necessarily focus on Akin and his exposing he’s an idiot, but USE the fact that he openly expressed what IS the main focus of the RePIGlican party at large! That IS what the RePIGlicans think and how they want to treat people, and the American sheeple are just now getting a little nibble of a soundbite of that truth.

  4. Chris

    Yes, FFP, the Repiglicans are very open about giving us Austerity while they live the good life and run up the debt more for their buddies. More and more open about it while saying this is what you want, “debt reduction”.

    Yes after the Manaschevitz, he probably thought he too could walk on water. I’m sure the Israelis said sure, go ahead try it!!! Then, wardrobe malfunction. Pissing off Eric Cantor………….. (He got stuck baby sitting.)

  5. Denny NNWofLA

    Jesus is said to have walked on the water
    at the Sea of Galilee. That’s a big deal.
    While visiting there, some Republicans
    “walked their dogs”. I wasn’t there for
    either event, but I’m guessing at the
    later, there were no big deals at all.

  6. Chris

    Rest in peace Phyllis (Diller) (95) great comedian! I did get to see her in her crazy 60’s outfit, talking about Fang………………………the good ones are gone. Hope, Carlin, Jack Benny, Lucy, Bernie Mack………….and all I may have forgotten……

    Lots of laughter………..somewhere!

  7. Dan The Man

    What happened to hour three of the podcast on 8/20? It’s a repeat of part of Friday’s and the final segment is from who knows where. ‘Cmon Mike you “pulled out” after getting us all excited!

  8. Denny NNWofLA

    Kind of amusing, all this GOP belly
    Akin going on today. All he was doing
    was speaking normal Republican Dumbass,
    as they all do. What else would anyone
    expect from a white male Republican from
    the South? Oh! But they are SO outraged.
    It’s Church Night tomorrow, Todd. Pray!!!

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