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View Diary: Ux5: Shorter Maine GOP Legislator: Rape should be legal. No, seriously. (329 comments)

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  •  Focus, people (2+ / 0-)
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    Be Skeptical, Jon Says

    Jesus, people, what a HUGE waste of breath this whole thing has been. The legislator is clearly a moron with the arguing skills of a third-grader but he was NOT saying that rape should be legal. He was saying--however distastefully and clumsily--that abortion should be illegal.... Do you see the difference? Let's say I'm against euthanizing animals. And maybe I'd say, "If we're okay with killing orphaned puppies and kittens, why don't we make it okay to kill human orphans?" Am I arguing that we should kill human orphans? No! I'm arguing that we should NOT kill canine and feline orphans, for the same reason we don't kill the human ones. BIG freaking difference, people. Use your brains. Save your venom for all the real injustices surrounding rape. We've barely begun to turn things around (have your seen rape statistics for the U.S. military?) Let's stay focused on the real bad guys.

    •  Bullshit. (2+ / 0-)

      Yes, I'm well aware of what this asshole "meant" by his statement.

      Now read every fucking one of the not 10, not 20, not 30, not 40 but fifty other horribly, disgustingly offensive things that other prominent members of the Republican Party have said--mostly in the past couple of years--on the subject, and then tell me that this isn't a major part of the problem itself.

      These assholes either don't give a shit about women being raped or, at best, think of it as a mild annoyance. And most of them are in positions of legislative, judicial or executive authority, meaning that they're in a position to actively impact the legal process when it comes to prosecuting the crime (or not).

    •  That does not change the fact (0+ / 0-)

      that the semantic formulation he chose was not only offensive, but deliberately so, which is even worse. How better could he express his hatred of women?

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