If Akin should quit, why shouldn't Ryan, plus a primer | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

If Akin should quit, why shouldn't Ryan, plus a primer

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 9:59 AM

It's confusing, this Republican call for Rep. Todd Akin to quit his race for Senate. How's his position on "legitimate rape" different from Paul Ryan's? As we all know, the two congressmen and 225 other misogynists backed a version of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," which would have prohibited federal funding of abortions except in instances of "an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest."

Now, the G.O.P. platform won't make an exception for rape (or incest, either) in legal abortion, and the party is anti-science, so why isn't the party slapping Akin on the back along with their bear hugs for Mitt Romney's running mate?

Someone please explain. I know the G.O.P. doesn't hold the patent on hypocrisy, but it sure knows how to use it.

Akin says he's not stepping down, and Ryan is mum on what he and the GOP mean when they talk about "forcible" rape. But we know what they mean: Some rape — well, the gals are just asking for it. Then they have the gall to want abortion. And the nerve to demand the right to birth control. Hell, maybe giving them the vote was a bad idea. Brassy.

P.S. Thanks to a North Carolina reader for passing along this primer on rape, which happens to mention our own federal Judge Leon Holmes.

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