Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Republicans Reach Moderate Compromise

The day after repudiating Representative Akin's ignorant and malicious comments about rape and pregnancy, the Republicans have announced the abortion plank in their platform:

"Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Republicans drafting their party's official policy platform on Tuesday ratified a call for a Constitutional ban on abortion that makes no exceptions for rape or incest.
The vote to endorse the party's long-standing opposition to abortion and support for a "human life amendment" took place at a meeting of the GOP's official platform committee in Tampa, the site of next week's Republican National Convention."

What a wonderful move forward.  Their position is not "women can't get pregnant from rape," but the eminently understandable "okay, women can get pregnant from rape, but we don't give a damn."  Good work, guys.


the yellow fringe said...

Now that the Missouri rape expert won't leave, (or so it appears), now the GOP has to come back around and help him win, they sure as hell can't let someone with a vagina beat him. How they use the language to fix this, to get a used rubber back on, this is going to make people spit.

Green Eagle said...

Let's just hope it makes enough people spit to cause him to lose. A lot of those people out there in the center of the country seem to have so lost their moral compass that they actually are reveling in the misery of others, and this jerk's deliberate lies may help him get their votes.

mastercynic said...

You mean they don't have a plank to repeal the 19th Amendment?

Anonymous said...

How about killing the rapist instead of the baby.

Magpie said...


How about you not conspire with the rapist in destroying the victim's future? huh?

How about you letting the victim decide what to do with the crime against her own person, and the implications it has for the REST OF HER LIFE.

How about you conceding that it's NOT a baby yet. In fact it's not even a fetus yet.

How about you conceding that you don't give a shit about the pre-fetus anyway, and that what you're merely doing is regurgitating hate-filled Right-wing cant designed to give a bone-headed simpleton's response utterly devoid of compassion or even a fleeting atom's worth of thought for the victim...

...whom we note you don't even mention.