Friday, June 14, 2013

Republican Jackass of the Week

Trent Franks
They just can't stop.

They can't stop making idiotic statements about rape.

This time it's Trent Franks, a little-known Regressive republican from Arizona.

Another genius who apparently failed his required 9th grade high school biology class.

Todd Akin
Remember Regressive republican Todd Akin of Missouri, who famously claimed that women can't possibly get pregnant from "legitimate rape," since the female body has the ability to "shut that whole thing down"?

Richard Mourdock
Remember Indiana senate candidate and Regressive republican Richard Mourdock who famously claimed that if a woman got pregnant from rape, "god intended it to happen"?

Remember that Willard Romney's Regressive republican party specifically put a plank in its official platform, proclaiming that his party is against all abortions, with no exception whatsoever for rape or incest?

Well now we have another gem to add to the War on Women Collection of Stupid Statements from arrogant, ignorant Regressive republican men:

During a House Judiciary hearing on his anti-abortion bill, Trent Franks stated that he opposes an exemption for rape victims because, "the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy is very low." This is why he's seeking to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks.

See? Apparently you really can't get pregnant from rape. Or almost never can.

This bill is not going to become law. Not gonna happen.

(a) It will never pass the Senate.
(b) President Obama will never sign it.
(c) There's the little matter of it being unconstitutional.

(And for the record, 95% of all abortions happen in the first trimester, which means within the first 12 weeks.)

Another typical Regressive republican middle-aged man who is obsessed with control over American women. Another Republican who can't keep his mouth shut about rape, a subject they know nothing about. Another Republican Jackass of the Week.

I guess Stephen Colbert is going to have to reset his counter.

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