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If repubs have a bill in the house right now supporting what Akin said, why do they want Akin out?

flaca BN-0 2012/08/23 01:59:59
Related Topics: Abortion, Rape, House
I'm confused. A republican bill wants abortion with no exceptions. Not in cases of rape or anything else. Yet they want Akin out for daring to verbalize it.
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  • luvguins 2012/08/23 03:27:58
    luvguins
    +6
    Akin co-sponsored a bill with Paul Ryan trying to define "Forcible" rape. All of a sudden Ryan is parroting the president that "rape is rape". Paul Ryan is with the 2012 GOP platform to outlaw rape even in the case of rape or incest. Romney and Ryan are now trying to walk away from their own platform and are consummate hypocrites trying to ride both sides of the issue. As long as Akin stays they can remain busted to the majority of women.

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  • Drake 2012/08/23 23:19:23
  • twocrows Drake 2012/08/24 00:52:35
    twocrows
    yeah. all those things Obama said amounted to calling 53% of the population liars who get their kicks by accusing innocent MEN of committing crimes. I can see why you're so up-in-arms at him.

    of course, this poll is about Akin - not Obama.
    you remind me of the politicians who, when asked a question, answer another. great company you keep.

    just sayin' . . . .
  • Drake twocrows 2012/08/28 15:02:55
  • flaca BN-0 Drake 2012/08/24 18:29:56
    flaca BN-0
    they don't usually try to force someone out just for saying something the wrong way round.
  • Drake flaca BN-0 2012/08/28 15:05:11
  • ALofRI 2012/08/23 16:35:07
    ALofRI
    +1
    It's called CYA. If he actually WON, and it didn't hurt Romney too badly, he would be the "darling of the Senate", would be given several committees and showered with praise! It's also called "hypocrisy" and is a staple of the R/R boys.

    If elected, the "Etch-a-Sketch" will come out on day 1, so anything said now will be moot.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/08/23 09:48:05
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    What Jasmine said!
  • MO.gal 2012/08/23 05:17:29
    MO.gal
    +3
    They didn't really want anyone to know what is in the bill until after the election. They think they will win the election, then it wouldn't matter if people found out what is in their bill. Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. Akin blew it for them.
  • Dave 2012/08/23 04:18:58
    Dave
    +1
    Because they know the average US citizen doesn't pay attention to anything, and that's why people still vote Republicon. The strange thing is call out one of these people and they act like you are lying. Akin has come up a couple times when I was around Republicons in the last two days and they act like they never heard of Akin. Of course they watch FOX and listen to Limbaugh, who I think have ignored the story completely.
  • Jasmine 2012/08/23 03:47:21 (edited)
    Jasmine
    +5
    Because Akin said it in the candid, crass, anti-woman manner all pro-lifers think but have to tone it down so it's not quite such a blatant, in-your-face attack. Akin said he misspoke, but he really didn't. What he didn't do was frame his position/comment in a way that wouldn't be seen as blatant ignorance and sexism.



    akin is a sexist
  • luvguins 2012/08/23 03:27:58
    luvguins
    +6
    Akin co-sponsored a bill with Paul Ryan trying to define "Forcible" rape. All of a sudden Ryan is parroting the president that "rape is rape". Paul Ryan is with the 2012 GOP platform to outlaw rape even in the case of rape or incest. Romney and Ryan are now trying to walk away from their own platform and are consummate hypocrites trying to ride both sides of the issue. As long as Akin stays they can remain busted to the majority of women.
  • twocrows luvguins 2012/08/23 20:58:57
    twocrows
    +1
    it's pretty pathetic when you're reduced to taking your talking points from your opponent whom you're trying to convince the nation isn't worth reelecting, hmmmmmmmmm?
  • luvguins twocrows 2012/08/23 22:12:25
    luvguins
    They are running away from their positions as fast as they can. Even Medicare is disappearing with the polls saying over 60% do not want Medicare changed.
  • mama sew,gung ho 2012/08/23 03:26:24
    mama sew,gung ho
    +4
    The spot lights came on this bottom dweller,and you know what they say about vermin. When you see one,"there's dozens more breeding in the walls,and base boards!"LOL
  • moomoof 2012/08/23 03:11:05
    moomoof
    +1
    Cause people hated what he said but they actually believe what he says
  • flaca BN-0 moomoof 2012/08/23 03:16:06
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    yep that's the truth. They pretend to find his comments OMG when they are pushing bills in congress that support EXACTLY what he said.
  • moomoof flaca BN-0 2012/08/23 03:30:14
    moomoof
    +1
    even probably a diversion like hey look at that guy
    -passes bill that takes away rights for women-
  • ALofRI flaca BN-0 2012/08/23 16:40:52
    ALofRI
    ...and all the while accusing Obama of being a liar.

    Has Romney EVER made ONE statement he hasn't flipped?? If you know of one, let me know...."I'm a Mormon" doesn't count.
  • Níl mé leat 2012/08/23 03:04:18
    Níl mé leat
    It isn't what he said about abortion that is making people want him gone, it's because he took the topic of abortion without exception and turned into a chance to voice his highly inaccurate view on rape and the female physiology.
  • flaca BN-0 Níl mé ... 2012/08/23 03:10:02
    flaca BN-0
    +2
    yet the republicans support his views. They have a bill right now that cites no exemptions.
  • Níl mé ... flaca BN-0 2012/08/23 03:13:38
    Níl mé leat
    They support the bill but not what he said about rape and how the female body works.
  • flaca BN-0 Níl mé ... 2012/08/23 03:30:28
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    they need to explain why rape is OK.
  • Níl mé ... flaca BN-0 2012/08/23 03:35:56
    Níl mé leat
    +2
    Yea, they really do. Akin tried and failed miserably and now he is not very well liked.
  • twocrows Níl mé ... 2012/08/23 04:16:44
    twocrows
    +2
    add the fact that, if a woman is pregnant she, by definition, WAS NOT RAPED no matter what she says happened. and we all know all women just love to point the finger and lie and ruin innocent _men's_ lives, don'tcha know.

    misogyny disguised as science.
  • lori twocrows 2012/08/23 16:46:39
    lori
    are you crazy?
  • twocrows lori 2012/08/23 20:53:42
    twocrows
    do you recognize sarcasm when you see it?

    I was quoting the "thoughts" [and I use the term loosely] behind Akin's statement. THAT was what he meant when he spoke of "legitimate rape" - - - not that rape is ok, as he now claims people interpreted his statement to be, but that women lie about being raped all the time. but ol' Todd's onto us. he's too smart for us to put that one over on HIM.

    so, according to Todd - rape cannot cause pregnancy so if you are pregnant, ipso facto, you were not raped. see? then he can look like he's not a heartless bastard - he's just calling out all those lying women.

    as I say, misogyny dressed up to look like science. but THAT'S nothing new. it's been with us since ancient times. see homunculus, witchcraft, 'the fair sex', the 'weaker sex', hysteria, etc. etc. etc.
  • lori twocrows 2012/08/23 22:21:37
    lori
    Not all the time! I also think he was thinking of like a 17 yr old and 27yr and they both agree and she get pregnant. Is that rape because she is a minor. and you are right that happens all the time, it doesn't make it right but it happens. Especially with a cheating spouse.
  • Philo-Publius 2012/08/23 02:49:03
    Philo-Publius
    +4
    According to the Ryan/Akin bill (HR 212 – if this is indeed the one you mean), as per Section 3 (1) under Definitions, if the rapist successfully embeds his spermatozoan into the cell membrane of his victim's oocyte, said victim's attempt to afterward rid herself of it (provided her body's natural mechanisms failed to shut the forced impregnation down) would be considered murder, and any person who aids or abets the victim would be an accessory to murder.

    Bill text: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin...
  • RogerCoppock 2012/08/23 02:46:45
    RogerCoppock
    +5
    Because they need moderates to win the election, even if it means lying to them.
  • flaca BN-0 RogerCo... 2012/08/23 03:10:52
    flaca BN-0
    +4
    i guess they haven't figured out yet that moderates are more intelligent than they are.
  • twocrows 2012/08/23 02:40:54
    twocrows
    +4
    people don't pay attention to House bills but they ARE paying attention to Akin so of course the R's want him out. it's only as a result of Akin that we know about the bill.

    AND they know they'll now be asked how they plan to vote on the bill.
    oops.
  • Queen B 2012/08/23 02:32:50
    Queen B
    +2
    They are trying to get moderate minded independents to vote for them. Extremist views such as this latest one, will not bring those people out to vote for the teabagger ticket.
  • wtw 2012/08/23 02:32:42
    wtw
    They don't have a bill anywhere to stop abortions when you want. You libs are free to kill babies as much as you want just stop believing that all of us should have to pay for your right to kill babies!
  • flaca BN-0 wtw 2012/08/23 03:11:59
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    there is a bill.
  • NightWi... wtw 2012/08/23 11:19:12 (edited)
    NightWish1976
    According to the Ryan/Akin bill (HR 212 – if this is indeed the one you mean), as per Section 3 (1) under Definitions, if the rapist successfully embeds his spermatozoan into the cell membrane of his victim's oocyte, said victim's attempt to afterward rid herself of it (provided her body's natural mechanisms failed to shut the forced impregnation down) would be considered murder, and any person who aids or abets the victim would be an accessory to murder.Borrowed from Philo. Sorry if facts get in the way of your diatribe.

    Bill text: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin.
  • jgh57 2012/08/23 02:23:20
    jgh57
    +1
    Pure hypocrisy.
  • Mrkando 2012/08/23 02:21:15
    Mrkando
    +2
    It is called a distraction. The more they can point at someone else the less likely they will be noticed for what they do. The result will be the same in the end but by that time they will be in office, or so they think.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/08/23 02:16:05
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    They're hypocrites, who are simply trying to sound supportive of women's rights, while continuing to do as they please.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/08/23 02:12:40
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +4
    Because he said it out loud. At least their showing signs of common sense. They're not denouncing him because he believes it, They're denouncing him because he said it.

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