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Richard Mourdock’s View On Rape Is The Same As Paul Ryan’s View On Rape–Romney/Ryan Would Redefine Rape

(Blogger’s Note 10/26/12–This is a post I ran on the blog last month. It seems appropriate  to run this post again given the comments of Republican Indiana U.S. Senate nominee Richard Mourdock. Mr. Mourdock said that pregnancy that results from rape are “something God intended.”  Mr. Mourdock is one of a number of Republican candidates across the nation in 2012 who oppose abortion even in cases of rape. Mr. Romney recently filmed an ad for Mr. Mourdock and still says he supports Mr. Mourdock. These are  positions supported by Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.)  

When I was in Cincinnati recently I saw Mitt Romney’s jet at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati.

Above you see a picture I took of Mr. Romney’s plane. Governor Romney was speaking at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal.

The RR on the tail of plane stands for “Redefining Rape.”

Or–if maybe there are 3 R’s on the tail–it could be “Romney Redefines Rape” or “Ryan Redefines Rape.”

Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan shares the view of Missouri Congressman Todd Akin that some forms of rape are not “legitimate rape.”

How have we reached the point where we feel that some forms of rape are not rape at all?

Here in Texas, women who seek a constitutionally protected abortion are subject to the state-mandated rape of the forced sonogram law. Rick Perry signed that law.

These folks fly around in big airplanes and hold the highest offices in the nation and run for President and Vice President of the United States–But really they are simply brutal men who would redefine rape and brutalize the poor.

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  1. The darkest humor I have read this cycle explains why rapists always vote Republican, by a rapist:


    Comment by PDiddie | October 26, 2012

  2. Statutory rape is not the same as rape, by definition. If it were, statutory rape would be excluded from the language altogether. “Forcible rape” was the wording in Ryan’s bill. “Legitimate rape” was a poor choice of words from Akin. An 18 year old girl and a 16 year old boy making hay in the barn is quite different than a woman getting assaulted by a stranger, wouldn’t you agree? Ryan is devout in his belief that life begins at conception and still stands by his record.

    He also has made it clear that Romney is setting the policy and Romney does not share Ryan’s view on this subject. Rape, incest and health of the mother are all viable reasons for an abortion according to Romney. So either you are mistaken or simply misleading your audience when you say they are trying to redefine the word
    (not like the dems have tried to redefine marriage).
    I think you have brutalized these two men more than they have brutalized anybody. You cite, again out of context, an article on Romney saying “I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE VERY POOR.” Right after it he said he didn’t care about the VERY rich either. Brutal right? He continued to say the poor had safety nets that he believed in that would take care of them and the rich could take care of themselves. His concern was for the 95% of Americans that are being squeezed in the middle. Brutal, brutal man.

    Do you believe that it’s a woman’s right to do what she wants with her own body no matter what?

    Comment by Mike | October 26, 2012

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