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Obama: 'Rape is rape'
politico ^ | 8/20/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 08/20/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT by ColdOne

President Obama weighed in on the national storm surrounding by Rep. Todd Akin, calling his comments "offensive."

"The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape," Obama said in a surprise appearance at the White House briefing.

"And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people. And certainly doesn't make sense to me," Obama said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: abortion; cultureofcorruption; hollyweird; injusticedepartment; macacamoment; missouri; obamalied; obamascandals; prorape; rape; raperape; romanpolanski; sarahsteelman; sexualassault; statutoryrape; toddakin

1 posted on 08/20/2012 11:55:31 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Obama is trying to make as much political hay out of this as possible. That’s why Aiken has to go.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:02 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: ColdOne
Obama: 'Rape is rape' Unless it's Bill Clinton with Kathleen Wiley, then it's just boy's being boys...
3 posted on 08/20/2012 11:58:15 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Signalman

......yep, and “ chains are chains” VP Biden!


4 posted on 08/20/2012 11:59:58 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: ColdOne

Did he ask Juanitta Broaddrick?
5 posted on 08/20/2012 12:00:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ColdOne
Hey zer0! Tell it to Whoopi (and her pal Ted) ...

"I don't know what the charge was but it wasn't rape rape" ...


6 posted on 08/20/2012 12:00:32 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ColdOne

Akin is political EMP for the GOP. Where the hell are Bohner, McConnell, and Preibus to demand his exit?


7 posted on 08/20/2012 12:01:30 PM PDT by montag813
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To: apillar
Didn't Whoppi Goldberg also make a distinction between rape and rape rape. I wonder if Obama got his panties in a bunch when she made that pronouncement. (about Roman Polanski).
8 posted on 08/20/2012 12:01:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ColdOne

Unless you are an NBA player.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 12:01:50 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Signalman
Obama is trying to make as much political hay out of this as possible. That’s why Aiken has to go.

Anything to keep him from having to talk about his failed record on jobs and the economy for another couple days, with the help of the mainstream media of course. I hate to break it to him though, when people enter the voting booth this fall Atkin's comments or Baine Capital or Romney's tax returns aren't whats going to be on their minds...

10 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT by apillar
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To: ColdOne

Whoopi Goldberg and other Hollywood liberals insisted that Roman Polanski wasn’t guilty of “rape rape” when he drugged and molested a 13-year old girl in his hot tub.

Barack Obama is a LYING HYPOCRITE and a sexist pig.

http://www.newsmax.com/Hirsen/Roman—Polanski—Obama—Eric—Holder—Department—Justice—DOJ/2010/07/19/id/365030
Did Roman Polanski Get an Assist From the Obama Administration?
Monday, 19 Jul 2010 10:27 AM

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20003241-503544.html
White House Denies Polanski Letter to Obama - Political Hotsheet ...

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/0910/polanski_backers_gave_34k_to_obama_dnc.html
Roman Polanski Backers Gave $34k to Obama, DNC


11 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: ColdOne

rape by muslims = okay.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Signalman

Obama is trying to make as much political hay out of this as possible. That’s why Aiken has to go.

Yep and quickly. Obama was handed a momentary reprieve with this one. Get back on track, can the man, and get back on message - medicare - economy.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:57 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: ColdOne
Bill Clinton: "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is."
14 posted on 08/20/2012 12:03:12 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: ColdOne

He oughta’ know... He rapes the Constitution every day.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 12:03:12 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: ColdOne
Obama: 'Rape is rape'

As a tax payer and voter, I agree.

16 posted on 08/20/2012 12:04:18 PM PDT by llevrok (2012 : This is a civil war, not an election)
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To: fhayek

Obama and Eric Holder’s injustice department didn’t give a DemocRat’s ass about child rape.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama said rape twice.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 12:06:23 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: llevrok

Prison rape doesn’t result in pregnancy.
Oral rape doesn’t result in pregnancy.
Anal rape doesn’t result in pregnancy.
Rape of young minors and the elderly doesn’t result in pregnancy.

But apparently according to Barry, those aren’t rape rape.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 12:07:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: ColdOne

Guess Obama likes his rape straight up.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 12:07:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: montag813

Rape is not part of their campaign.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 12:07:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne
Obama: 'Rape is rape'

And abortion is murder.

Obama: "Don't want my daughters to be 'punished' by a baby"

22 posted on 08/20/2012 12:08:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: apillar
Obama: 'Rape is rape' Unless it's Bill Clinton with Kathleen Wiley, then it's just boys being boys...

The long list:

Juanita Broaddrick (AR)- rape
Eileen Wellstone (Oxford) - rape
Elizabeth Ward Gracen - rape - quid pro quo, post incident intimidation
Regina Hopper Blakely - "forced himself on her, biting, bruising her"
Kathleen Willey (WH) - sexual assault, intimidation, threats
Sandra Allen James (DC) - sexual assault
22 Year Old 1972 (Yale) - sexual assault
Kathy Bradshaw (AK) - sexual assault
Cristy Zercher - unwelcomed sexual advance, intimidation
Paula Jones (AR) - unwelcomed sexual advance, exposure, bordering on sexual assault
Carolyn Moffet - unwelcomed sexual advance, exposure, bordering on sexual assault
1974 student at University of Arkansas - unwelcomed physical contact
1978-1980 - seven complaints per Arkansas state troopers
Monica Lewinsky - quid pro quo, post incident character assault
Gennifer Flowers - quid pro quo, post incident character assault
Dolly Kyle Browning - post incident character assault Sally Perdue - post incident threats
Betty Dalton - rebuffed his advances, married to one of his supporters
Denise Reeder - apologetic note scanned

Can Bathhouse Barry explain why Bubba became president for two terms instead of spending his life in prison for repeated sexual assaults / rapes?

23 posted on 08/20/2012 12:08:59 PM PDT by twister881
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To: ColdOne
What Akin said was incredibly stupid.However,I have a bit of experience on this subject and there's a noteworthy point that can be made.I worked in the ER of a major hospital of a big city.Women were very frequently brought to us,usually by the city ambulance service,saying they were raped.There was a very detailed protocol set up which was meant to treat,as best as possible,any physical or psychological harm suffered *and* to collect evidence for possible legal action.Our ER nurses were particularly well trained to deal with such patients and were often called to court as acknowledged "expert witnesses".In fact,they basically supervised the doctor assigned to examine and treat the woman in question.I'd sometimes hear the nurse assigned to a particular patient say to her fellow nurses (the male nurses were never assigned to such patients) things like "I'm not buying her story" and other similar things.In other words,there were occasions where these experienced nurses thought that the patient was lying,faking or somehow delusional.

So,when making reference to "legitimate rape",my experience suggests that no *all* rape accusations are legitimate.

24 posted on 08/20/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: llevrok

Planned Parenthood is caught on tape REPEATEDLY telling minors to lie about their sexual assault (minor with an adult) which results in abusers going free to continue their activities with others.

I don’t want to hear BULLSTALIN that PP is against rape. It’s good for business and they aid and abet rapists.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 12:09:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama truly is a dumb shit. There are all kinds of rape and the only kind that leads to pregnancy is vaginal rape. But vaginal rape can be forceful or it can be statutory. Akin is no genius but Obama is a dope made out to be some superior intellect.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 12:11:24 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: ColdOne

Umm ... No. In fact there are at least two types of rape - statutory rape and forcible rape.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: ColdOne

A wife can sue her husband for rape. If a wife refuses her husband and he forces her into sex, that is rape. If anyone seriously thinks that THIS kind of rape is the same as being raped by a stranger who abducts you from a bus stop, parking lot, or in an office building (or anywhere else), they are NUTS!!!!!


28 posted on 08/20/2012 12:13:52 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: ColdOne
Yep, another full and total exploitation by Obama. Is there any situation won't shamelessly try and leverage selfish personal gain from?

Travon Martin

The Massachusetts Cop

29 posted on 08/20/2012 12:15:36 PM PDT by Obadiah (If Reagan had another son he would have looked like Paul Ryan.)
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To: ColdOne

Gotta love this. McCaskill spends tens of thousands of dollars trying to steer the GOP nomination towards Akin - the candidate she has the best chance of beating. And then Obama comes along hammering more nails into his coffin for his own personal political gain. In November, when McCaskill loses to Steelman, she should thank Obama.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: ColdOne

Profound.


31 posted on 08/20/2012 12:22:12 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ColdOne
Obama should know what rape is...

He's Raping America!!!!

32 posted on 08/20/2012 12:23:13 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: ColdOne
Gaffer Akin helps Obama to change the subject from his Gaffer VP.
33 posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: taxcontrol

What about the type that feminists “define”: any heterosexual sex.

Or, the “lighter” version, the morning after regret. According to a lot of fems, that should be defined as “rape”.

No, Mr Obama, your ideology has made a practice of undefining words for your own political advantage. You have no ground to stand on to say that a word means something we all agree that it means.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Hoodat

Oh my! That’s what I call IRONY!


35 posted on 08/20/2012 12:45:17 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: MrB

Of course ... but if Mr. Akin had any sense, he’d simply have said, “No child deserves death because of his father’s wrong action. Compassionate care to a woman who has been raped does not include abortion.”

The idea that forcible rape doesn’t often result in pregnancy because of the nature of rape seems to be getting some traction as a “truism,” but I don’t see how that could be based on real science. How would they test the hypothesis? “Here are 100 women, all healthy, fertile, and ovulating right now. Here are 100 men, all in good health with average sperm counts. Now, half the men pick a woman to rape, and half have consensual intercourse. How many pregnancies result in each group of women?”


36 posted on 08/20/2012 1:26:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("A little plain food, and a philosophic temperament, are the only necessities of life."~W. Churchill)
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To: Paved Paradise

>>A wife can sue her husband for rape. If a wife refuses her husband and he forces her into sex, that is rape. If anyone seriously thinks that THIS kind of rape is the same as being raped by a stranger who abducts you from a bus stop, parking lot, or in an office building (or anywhere else), they are NUTS!!!!!

I don’t see the difference, but I guess it says a lot about how you think. Apparently you believe women give up control of their bodies when they get married?


37 posted on 08/20/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by qwerty1234
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To: Tax-chick

Yeah, that statement was rather absurd.
Pregnancy results from intercourse, whether consensual or not.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 1:31:49 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: MrB

I don’t know, because it can’t be tested! (Certainly pregnancy results for me, but for a lot of others, it doesn’t.)

Much of what is claimed to be “scientific fact” about conception and fertility is simply theorizing, because it’s impossible to assemble an experimental population of women with uncompromised fertility and match them with a population of equally healthy, fertile, and virile men in order to test a hypothesis.


39 posted on 08/20/2012 1:37:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("A little plain food, and a philosophic temperament, are the only necessities of life."~W. Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

“Rape is rape”? No, it’s not.

There’s “Duke” rape, for example, where white men get raped by a lying prostitute and the legal system.

Then there’s “after the fact” rape and its variant, “caught in the act rape”.

That said, I have no idea what “legitimate” rape is/


40 posted on 08/20/2012 1:43:07 PM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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To: ColdOne
Super Sarah to the rescue!


41 posted on 08/20/2012 1:54:00 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tax-chick

This is starting to have Mark Foley feel to it. One idiot is starting to go national to our detriment. Time for him to be forced out.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 2:00:17 PM PDT by paul544
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To: bmwcyle
Obama said rape twice.

Wonder what gave you that idea?

43 posted on 08/20/2012 2:37:00 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: ColdOne

But is rape, rape rape?

Ask Whoopie.


44 posted on 08/20/2012 2:39:10 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ColdOne

You know he was jumping on that band wagon.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 2:45:08 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: qwerty1234

No, Qwerty, I do not believe women give up control of their bodies when they marry. However, you must remember that the two become ONE spiritually (at least that’s the belief in my religious tradition). It is never okay for a woman to be physically assaulted (sexually or otherwise) by her husband. However, let’s say a woman’s hubby comes home a little drunk and she rejects his overtures. He holds her down and forces sex on her. Ordinarily, she might not refuse him, so in this case he has forced her against her will. Should she divorce him now? Should she press charges against him? Should she beat him over the head with a cast iron skillet? Should she get counseling? I don’t know what is right in this situation. I do know what the husband did is wrong. Yet, if you think this can be equated with an unknown assailant breaking into this home and raping this woman, then I’d say I disagree with you on that point.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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