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Todd Akin (R) Missouri on “legitimate rape” and abortion.

August 20, 2012

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There is nothing cartoony or funny about this post. But it is a subject that I’m very passionate about for very personal reasons involving my first wife (before we were married) and a female friend. It probably had something to do with my first divorce. I was young, selfish and stupid. Which when reflecting on it over the years, was most likely the main reason we separated. I’m still friendly with her family and on good terms with her. Her brother was our best man and still one of my closest friends. We had two sons during the 8yrs. that we were married and the divorce went pretty smooth. I married my current wife in May 1983 and she gets along with them too. My wife’s family and the ex’s have been in this part of Ohio since it was first settled and every body pretty much knows every body.

WARNING!Before You go any further I must caution you that there is some very strong language in this post. I’ll not apologize for the language because I believe that the Tea Party as a whole deserve no dignified discourse because of how it has acted and portrayed itself since it’s inception. And as individuals many, if not most, deserve even less. That thinking is not just from what I’ve read or heard but also from personal experience. With the exception of two republican/Tea party friends, all of the conservatives (friends and relatives) that I know have gone off the deep end. They parrot fox, rush, hannity, beck and everyone that doesn’t agree with them is an anti-american socialist. Even the ones on SS, medicare, medicaid and food stamps. Two of them are having trouble with their health insurance denying them treatment and coverage and they are saying that it’s Obama’s fault. My 72yr. old aunt says that she’s afraid that an Obamacare “death panel” is going to deny her treatment for an ailment or illness that hasn’t happened to her yet. But she’s collecting that SS and getting treatment through medicare and medicaid for several chronic conditions that she has. Her scripts are costing her less. She didn’t know why and when I told her why…SHE …DIDN’T…BELIEVE …ME!! Not only that she couldn’t tell me where death panels were mentioned just “that’s what she heard”.  Several of her 13 kids (yes, 13) have bragged about the insurance rebate check that they recently received. They won’t acknowledge that they got it because of the ACA, and every single one of them is a teabagger. But they can’t be racist because one of the daughters dates a black man. They bring it up every chance they get. Just not when he’s around.

Honest to The Great Spaghetti Monster I’m telling the truth about them. They are bizarre! Their disconnect and lack of empathy for anyone outside of their immediate family is un-freaking-real.

If I wasn’t part of it I don’t know if I would believe it if I heard it.

But I digress. Once again, there is strong language.

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Most teabaggers probably got all tingly in the leg and squirted all over themselves when they heard what that idiot teabilly said. Then the lying fuckstick’s explanation was just as idiotic. Quote, “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” What legitimate doctors would say that. Can the teajahadist provide references? What he said was so far beyond decency that he deserves no decent treatment. He is one of the reasons that Tea Party is not treated with respect. They continue to set the bar of human kindness and decency lower and lower. Then when you think that they can’t possibly sink any lower, some inbred, mouthbreathing, knuckledragger comes along and shows that the bar is never to low.

I can’t believe this tool is a six termer.

ARTICLE HERE

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“It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that’s really rare,” Akin said of a rape victim’s chances of becoming pregnant. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

He also said he would prefer that punishment for rape be focused on the rapist and not “attacking the child.”

Akin said in an e-mailed statement later Sunday that he “misspoke” during the interview, though the statement did not say specifically which points.

“In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year,” Akin’s statement said.”

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“According to a 1996 study by The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, approximately 32,000 pregnancies result from rape annually in the United States, and about 5 percent of rape victims are impregnated. “Rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency,” the study says, according to an abstract.”

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Ohhh, he ‘misspoke”. Well then… everything is alright.

If the teabaggers talk like that in public or on a public tv show…What do they say or how do they act when there are no cameras or reporters around?

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I personally believe that this attack on women’s rights by the teabaggers and rethugs is not so much about health or babies as it is about regaining and having control over women that they perceive to have lost over the past 100yrs. or so. I think that they are a bunch of frightened, scared shitbags.

Not to mention that there is a “DEMOCRAT” in “their” White House.

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While doing research for the above I ran across this. I had completely forgotten about it. I wonder if Rmoney knew about this when he picked Ryan? I think he did but didn’t think it would come up. Along with their budget plan this could really bite them in the ass.

How Todd Akin And Paul Ryan Partnered To Redefine Rape.

Article Here

Paul Ryan and Todd Akin PRESENTING THE BILL to redefine rape in a press conference. ie. rape vs forcible rape

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“Last year, Akin joined with GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as two of the original co-sponsors of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill which, among other things, introduced the country to the bizarre term “forcible rape.”

Federal law prevents federal Medicaid funds and similar programs from paying for abortions. Yet the law also contains an exception for women who are raped. The bill Akin and Ryan cosponsored would have narrowed this exception, providing that only pregnancies arising from “forcible rape” may be terminated. Because the primary target of Akin and Ryan’s effort are Medicaid recipients — patients who are unlikely to be able to afford an abortion absent Medicaid funding — the likely impact of this bill would have been forcing many rape survivors to carry their rapist’s baby to term. Michelle Goldberg explains who Akin and Ryan would likely target:

Under H.R. 3, only victims of “forcible rape” would qualify for federally funded abortions. Victims of statutory rape—say, a 13-year-old girl impregnated by a 30-year-old man—would be on their own. So would victims of incest if they’re over 18. And while “forcible rape” isn’t defined in the criminal code, the addition of the adjective seems certain to exclude acts of rape that don’t involve overt violence—say, cases where a woman is drugged or has a limited mental capacity. “It’s basically putting more restrictions on what was defined historically as rape,” says Keenan.

Although a version of this bill passed the GOP-controlled House, the “forcible rape” language was eventually removed due to widespread public outcry. Paul Ryan, however, believes that the “forcible rape” language does not actually go far enough to force women to carry their rapist’s baby. Ryan believes that abortion should be illegal in all cases except for “cases in which a doctor deems an abortion necessary to save the mother’s life.” So rape survivors are out of luck.

And, of course, as we learned today, Akin isn’t even sure that “legitimate” rape survivors can get pregnant in the first place.

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Akin isn’t sure because he has shit for brains. How do these batshitinsane assholes get elected. 6 TIMES!!!!

I’m hoping that the democrats don’t let this go. They need to beat the rethugs to death with this.

The teapublicans keep screaming about what is taken out of context from President Obama’s speeches or what Vice-President Biden says 24/7. Even though they have said the same, and even worse things.

The dems keep getting ammunition to put the rethugs and teabaggers handed to them on a silver platter.

All they have to do is use it.

If you read all of this rant.

Thank you.

If I offended anyone I hope it was the ones that deserved it.

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