We’re now a week into forcible rape-gate and the issue of Republican
mullahs males totally alienating all female voters is in full swing. Rep. Akin really got the ball rolling when he very publicly articulated that the Republican establishment’s attitude toward rape is just slightly ahead of the Taliban but behind Saudi Arabia, but now it seems that the flood gates have been opened and the inane clown posse is serving all the bat shit with a side of pink slime it can to its ignorant base. Let’s face it, here: Republicans are to science and anatomy what bowling is to athletes.
The latest pretend human being and closet sociopath to weigh in on forcible rape-gate is Idaho Republican Chuck Winder. Much like every single Republican state rep, Winder is ignoring that boring recession thingy and devoting tax-payer dollars to implementing virulently anti-woman legislation. For example, Winder is the sponsor of his state’s “Double Ultrasound Bill,” which requires women to have an ultrasound before they can access any abortion services. Now this lovely Adonis is curious as to whether those silly gals even know what getting thrown to the ground and sexually violated means.
“Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.” (Veracity Stew)
Having to define rape to these stupid man-children is like trying to explain why putting your hand on a burning stove may not be such a good idea. But rape is when you decide to penetrate someone without their permission, which is pretty unambiguous and self-explanatory. Believe it or not, it’s really not like parking in somebody else’s parking space without consulting with them. But stay classy and thoughtful, GOP!
Should Republican efforts to redefine rape really shock us? After all, they have been raping the American electorate without their consent for the past 12 years. Only now it appears to their official party platform.
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