Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Is Paul Ryan Legitimate???

Time to look at the Akin/Ryan/Romney/Abortion ties/fiasco in-depth. Todd Akin started the mess by saying that a woman’s body has a defense mechanism that keeps her from getting pregnant if she was the victim of “legitimate rape”, this only drew outrage because most people have not heard anything else he has said. After Akin said his disgusting comments, the right wing went into full defense mode.

 The problem they ran into, was that the rest of the country had some free time on Sunday afternoon and paid attention to his disgusting statements and were outraged. This led to the right wing quickly changing course and condemning Akin. For the first time in his life, Wisconsin's Junior Senator Ron Johnson took a leadership role. He was one of the first to call for Akin's resignation.

"Todd Akin's statements are reprehensible and inexcusable," said Johnson, who endorsed Akin rival John Brunner in the three-way primary. "Gaining a Republican majority in the US Senate and fixing the huge challenges that face our nation is more important than any one individual's political ambitions. Todd Akin should do the right thing for the nation and step aside today, so Missouri Republicans can put forth a candidate that can win in November."
Senator RoJo was not upset by what Akin said, he was upset that other people were upset. Akin was not hurting women by what he said, Akin was hurting the republican party, and that can not be.
The problem with the outrage was that people started looking at Todd Akin, and when they did they found he was connected to our very own and Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan ( R- Wall St.)
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See the problem is, that paul ryan co sponsored a bill with Todd Akin where they "redefined rape" as having to be "Forcible Rape" as the only kind of rape that gets covered under government assistance.

– Redefinition Of Rape: The bill sponsor Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) faced serious backlash after he tried to narrow the definition rape to “forcible rape.” By narrowing the rape and incest exception in the Hyde Amendment, Smith sought to prevent the following situations from consideration: Women who say no but do not physically fight off the perpetrator, women who are drugged or verbally threatened and raped, and minors impregnated by adults.

While some people think this was in no way a gaffe, while others felt the need to also weigh in.

Amongst the outrage column, Eve Ensler weighed in, and so did Shauna White, who became pregnant after being raped.

On the whats so bad side, Iowa Representative Steve King, said that maybe you can get pregnant but he has never heard of such a thing and Mike Huckabee, pointed out that "forcible rape has created admiral human beings."

Amongst all of this scrutiny and outrage, then it turns out that while the RMoney/rAYN ticket was "outraged" they actually put Akin's ideas right into their platform!

While the republican party put that exact language in their platform, no one told Reince! More in depth from Rachel Maddow here:
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Finally, How long until Senator Johnson and Paul Ryan call for the resignations of Rebecca Kleefisch??
"I think that the comments made by Todd Akin are abhorrent, they are insulting, they are disgusting, reprehensible, unacceptable," said Lt. Gov. Kleefisch.
Protesters like Dunn say that because of House Resolution 5939, a 2010 piece of legislation designed to ban all taxpayer funded abortions, except in cases of what the authors defined as "forcible rape."
The resolution failed and that language was changed to "rape" in 2011, when the bill was re-introduced as HR 3.
But Lt. Gov. Kleefisch differentiated the language in HR 5939 from the language Akin used in his comments.
"Well, I think there is a way to have a more forcible rape, the same way there are different types of assault," said Lt. Gov. Kleefisch.


  1. The GOP does appear to be insane. I can understand how someone might be anti-abortion, even anti-birth control, for religious reasons. I cannot see making a girl suffer through a pregnancy caused by a rape and even less so for incest. For heaven's sakes!

    Even more absurd is this idea that only a particular kind of rape is really rape. Like they are admitting something... what is this, Saudi Arabia? And this is the same group of people who are so worried about Sharia law in the US?

  2. Agree. They're also against contraception.

  3. But they are for insurance covering Viagra... hmmmmmm