Something Everyone Should Know About Paul Ryan & His "Forcible Rape Distinguishing" If They Care About The Female Gender, Period!
Whew. Great news, everyone. We no longer need to be upset that Rep. Todd
Akin, an actual member of the House and an actual Senate candidate,
said that women have magical lady parts to protect them from rape sperm
when they are victims of "legitimate rape." Because that's not what he
meant at all. As he explained on Mike Huckabee's radio show:
I was talking about forcible rape. I used the wrong word.
Ohhhh. Well, obviously talking about "legitimate rape" is totally out of
line. But talking about "forcible rape"? That just makes everything
better, doesn't it?
Paul Ryan also co-sponsored HR 3,
the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion" bill in which Republicans tried
to redefine rape so that it only applied to "forcible" rape so those
fake rape victims would stop exploiting loopholes to cash in on fabulous
gifts and prizes. Republicans pulled that part out of the bill so
everyone would stop criticizing them, and then they tried to sneak it back in anyway.
The Romney campaign took the oh-so-bold step
on Sunday night of announcing that "Governor Romney and Congressman
Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement." This morning, after thinking
about it, Romney added that Akin's comments were "offensive":
“Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting,
inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney said. “Like millions of other
Americans, we found them to be offensive.” [...]
“I have an entirely different view,” Romney said. “What he said is entirely without merit and he should correct it.”
But now Akin has explained that he holds the same position as Romney's
running mate: that there is a distinction between "forcible rape" and
So, Mitt, are you still offended? Do you still disagree? Still hold
an "entirely different view"? If so, sounds like you and your little
buddy need to sit down and have a long talk.
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