By Emma X
If you would like to know how
kittens are made, give me a call.
I have to wonder why this keeps happening. There are no statistics suggesting that rape produces less pregnancies. We went through this with Todd Akin, who ended up losing his House seat as a result of his 'legitimate rape' remarks. Trent Franks must have missed that object lesson. But more to the point, the GOP didn't. They very frankly and publicly told old school conservatives with less than a ninth grade science education to SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP about this stuff. They know both liberal and conservative women voters take exception to these kind of ignorant comments. So what is the rational behind reproducing this special brand of procreative stupidity?
You have to go into the Bag of Political Dirty Tricks to find the answer. NeoCons must appeal to their base. Particularly in a debate about abortion, they must let the Founding Funders know that they are keeping the faith. The tried and true political trick is this: state your position clearly; when criticized back off with an apology, but blame the opposition. The base hears what they want to hear, and blames the scapegoat for any misconception. With the lower life forms, it works every time.
In Trent Franks case, he made his statement, clarified that he meant that cases of rape would be reported immediately, therefore there would be very few pregnancies at issue over 20 weeks, and that Democrats had purposely taken his remarks out of context and were to blame for any bad feeling about the issue. If his logic were true, there would be no instances of rape or incest to debate about at all. But Frank's base voters know where he stands. The female vote is at risk, but he knows there will be no next term without base support.
|How Neo- Conservative babies are made.|
God doesn't allow unwanted babies to come
to earth. Any other belief is misconception.
Unless of course Franks is just too damn dumb to understand how babies are made. But we should give him the benefit of the doubt. He is not dumb, he is a misogynistic, religion-baiting, self-righteous dick. Oh, is that what you thought you heard? I actually said that he is a thoughtful, caring public servant who fully understands the emotional, social and financial burdens of rape victims, and can feel empathy beyond his personal framework of values and beliefs. I blame Liberal readers for purposely misinterpreting my comments, and for any bad feeling resulting from their mendacity.