Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Get out and stay out

As Tengrain of Mockpaperscissors would call this a bad ad.

I'm never one to jump to conclusions as to how constituents will react to the spewage of a candidate. That said it's always a safe bet to peruse the comments of a local newspaper article on the subject to get the first hand reaction. Oft times you'll find the local yokels standing in firm defense of their "boy" or "girl" as the case may be. But in reading the comments from a couple of Missouri newspapers I'd say it's quit clear. "Stick a fork in him, he's done".

Exactly what medical college did the doctor who told him that women have some type of magical sperm fighting defense makes one wonder doesn't it? Maybe the senator got that bit of information from his mother right after she told him about the stork. But the twists of logic never fails these days. Tell me when is a rape legitimate? As opposed to an illegal rape? Must be a minor felony then. And when is a rape not forcible other than when the victim is unconscious or drugged? And does that still count? Oh but I forgot incest. Guess for them the family that lays together stays together and produces more republican voters.

And as the story unfolds the RNC has given Todd until sundown to get out of Dodge or face the consequences. In this case it'll be no allowance for you and no $50,000 a plate dinners either.

Now as vulgar and ignorant as these comments were they pale by comparison to the legislation that Paul Ryan has tried to get through congress of late. A bill basically eliminating all abortions except in life or death situations. It would eliminate some forms of birth control. Wonder if they'd have to create another department as oversight. Something like the Department of Vaginal Management with offices in every city. And all might be well and good if these republicans actually cared about these unwanted pregnancies but they don't. After the kid is born it's "you're on your own kid". Need health care? Get a job. I'm sure he could learn to clean toilets at the local school once he learns to walk.

Let's call them what they really are the American Taliban because that's how they roll. May they go the same way as the Baath party of the middle east. I'm sure Abraham Lincoln would be rolling in his grave if he saw what his party's become.


Roger Owen Green said...

there's also statutory rape, but I don't need to parse this.
His theory of conception was actually believed in the scientific community as recently as 2 centuries ago. he's just a little behind the times...

S.W. Anderson said...

For the record, Todd Akin is a representative running for the Senate.

What he meant by legitimate rape is anybody's guess. Probably something to do with bludgeoning or a gun pointed to the head, as opposed to just kicking and screaming and saying no.

BBC said...

I haven't followed it much being as it has nothing to do with me.

Murr Brewster said...

I was going to say something, but I lost it at Roger's comment "as recently as 2 centuries ago."

Randal Graves said...

Jeez, everyone's got the vapors when it's common knowledge that babies come from a certain species of bird. No stork, no zygote.