Margaret, I am aware that some people may call me a single issue voter. Not true. What is true is that the Republicans have become a single issue party.
What Akin actually said was, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. 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 of the rapist, and not attacking the child.” And then in his apology he stated, “I made that statement in error. Rape is never legitimate. It is an evil act.”
There are just so many things wrong with that statement that I don’t even know where to begin. I do know, however, that my legitimate foot is going to meet a certain illegitimate ass if I ever run into this Akin fella.
Rape is never legitimate? So that means that rape is illegitimate? And I guess illegitimate rape is when the woman enjoys the attack so much that she gets pregnant? Even in his apology there is no awareness of the real issue. He gives absolutely no thought to the woman – just the man and the “child”? And where does Akin get his opinion on the reproductive system of a woman, or as he calls it “that whole thing”. Clearly he’s a few credits shy of being a gynecologist, but he does have a degree in management engineering. I guess on the weekends, he manages to hang out with doctors and discuss how that whole female reproductive system thing has been engineered to protect itself against rape. Honestly, Margaret, where do they find these asshats? Is it just me, or is there a different Republican each week with his head up my whole thing? What exactly are they looking for up there – a tax refund?
Of course today Republicans everywhere are backtracking from Akin’s whole thing faster than a cockroach when the light comes on. And speaking of a cockroach, Sarah Palin should be coming out of the shadows pretty soon to voice her support of Akin because even women in the Republican party don’t seem to have compassion for the rape victim. Somewhere in Arizona, John McCain is chewing on an aspirin, remembering when the wheels came off a certain Straight Talk Express.
Well Romney and Ryan can run away from Akin all they want, but the fact remains that the current platform held by the Republican Party calls for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. It also says the Republican Party supports a “human life amendment” to the Constitution. Akin was simply reading from the talking points.
As far as I can see, today’s Republican Party is about as useful to women as a jockstrap. So I suggest we all put on our big girl panties and head to the voting booth this November because my whole thing has legitimate concerns about electing Republicans. I mean it. Really.
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