NOw GOP senatorial candidate from MO believes that a woman can't get pregnant if she's a victim of "legitimate rape".
The GOP vice Presidential candidate believes that the term should be "forcible rape". Otherwise, he pretty much agrees.
The GOP party platform states that abortion should be illegal, with no exemptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother. That is the current platform defining what Romney-Ryan stand for.
Think about what that means. Think of a 9 year old girl raped by her stepfather who would be killed if she carried a child to term. The Republican party shrugs. So sad. We'll send flowers to her funeral. (In Brazil, where this happened, the girl had an abortion to save her life. The Roman Catholic Church excommunicated her and her mother for this grave sin. The raping stepfather? The Church had nothing to say about that. Boys will be boys, and every sperm is sacred. )
GOP party members in Virginia believe a pregnant woman seeking a (legal) abortion should have a hard plastic object thrust inside her for a medically unnecessary ultrasound. We call that rape, too. And the list goes on.
Candidate Akin is not an anomaly. He is the honest face of the modern Republican party.
If you are voting Republican this fall, you are voting for a party that sees every woman as a walking womb that is owned by the state. That believes all women lie about rape. That if you're pregnant, you really wanted it. Or if you dressed in a short skirt, you were asking for it. That has an ancient view that a woman is either a Madonna, or a whore, and either way can't be trusted with a decision.
Kinder, Küche, Kirche.
If you are not outraged you are not paying attention.
Stop the War on Women
Updated: Andrew Sullivan pulls no punches.
Until this incarnation of the Republican party is destroyed at the polls, we live in its thrall. We have in this election an opportunity not just to re-elect a president capable of making the Grand Bargain we all need; but to punish and humiliate the most extreme, irrational, hateful version of Republicanism that now stalks the land, led by a brazen liar and fathomless cynic.
It's an opportunity of a lifetime: to use this election to try and destroy the fundamentalist insanity that has effectively destroyed any American conservatism worthy of the name. Former Republicans, Independents and all non-fundamentalists, Christians and Jews and Muslims, have a chance to excise this metastasizing cancer from our politics.