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On abortion, Obama is the Left's Akin
Washington Examiner ^ | August 26, 2012 | Gregory Kane

Posted on 08/27/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT by rhema

OK, no more Mr. Nice Conservative.

Ever since Missouri Rep. Todd Akin made his now infamous gaffe about "legitimate rape," liberals and Democrats have gone out of their way to accuse every Republican in the nation of thinking the way Akin does. President Obama was the first to hint -- and not very subtly, I might add -- that Republicans were the ones guilty of, in his words, "qualifying forcible rape versus non-forcible rape," even though the distinction is made by the Associated Press Stylebook.

Then editors at the Baltimore Sun -- a paper whose editorials sound more these days as if the chairperson of the Democratic National Committee wrote them -- decided they'd get in on the act.

"Republicans and rape" was the title of a recent Sun editorial, which accused Republicans of being soft on the crime of rape and claimed the party had been "captured by anti-abortion extremists."

I could claim it's the Democratic Party that's been captured by pro-abortion extremists, but to be pro-abortion doesn't seem extreme to Democrats.

If people like the president and editors of the Baltimore Sun want to take this debate to the nasty point of painting all members of a political party with the same brush, then I'll gladly oblige them.

In his remarks about Akin's goofy gaffe, the president said, "Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and doesn't make sense to me."

This comes from the guy who's done quite a bit of parsing and qualifying and slicing of his own, about the subject of abortion. So that he gets my meaning, I'll get straight to the point.

Infanticide is infanticide, Mr. President. And the idea that you would parse and qualify and slice the subject by calling it a "women's health issue" is downright despicable.

As for my friends at the Baltimore Sun, I'll point out that, in all fairness, a conservative newspaper should run an editorial titled "Democrats and infanticide," which would be much more accurate than the screed they ran last week.

Assuming you don't buy the notion that Democrats are the party of infanticide, or that abortion is infanticide, Democrats are still the party that advocates public funding for abortions, and laws that give minors the "right" to have an abortion without parental consent.

What kind of society has this given us? Permit me to recount an anecdote. In a college writing course I teach, I once had a student who was a very devout Muslim. She was 22 and still a virgin. She mentored some 13-year-old girls at a Baltimore middle school. They were all stunned, shocked, to learn my student was still a virgin. They informed her they weren't. They had sex and they had it often.

"What do you do if you get pregnant?" my student asked.

"Oh, we'll just get an abortion," they answered.

Thirteen-year-old girls having sex with any man stupid enough and horny enough to oblige them. Thirteen-year-old girls using abortion as a form of birth control. This can't be the kind of society we want, but it's the kind Democrats -- aided and abetted by seven Supreme Court justice who voted for Roe v. Wade in 1973 -- have given us.

It'll be a rare Democrat indeed who doesn't believe the girls mentioned above don't have the "right" to an abortion and even a right not to have their parents informed of the abortion.

It'll be an even rarer Democrat who sees this situation for what it is: a byproduct of a nation, and a political party, so obsessed with rights that they don't mind the complete abrogation of responsibilities.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012; abortion; akin; democrats; obama; prolife

1 posted on 08/27/2012 10:34:57 AM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema
Exactly. Democrats are playing a losing game here. Their position on Abortion is way out of the mainstream of polling on the issue.

Historically focusing on social issues when the votes are worried about the economy has been a losing tactics for campaigns. But when your candidates are bankrupt of solutions and ideas I guess the only think left for the Dems is a hail mary pass on social issues

2 posted on 08/27/2012 10:41:12 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: rhema

“Obsessed with rights”?.....the Democrats?.....not hardly.....ask them about property rights...or the Second Amendment.....oh no, the Democrats don’t give a damn about rights. They just want people they don’t like to abort their babies so there’s less traffic on “their” roads. They are not misguided ideologues and we need to quit treating them with kid gloves. The Democrats are self-serving, baby-killing thieves.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 10:43:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rhema
There are laws, and then there is "law."

In the words of George Mason:

"The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth. A legislature must not obstruct our obedience to Him, from whose punishment they cannot protect us. All human laws which contradict His laws we are in conscience bound to disobey." - George Mason

4 posted on 08/27/2012 10:46:23 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: rhema
One Tiny Life, 12 Week Old Baby

What the Democrats do not want to face in this election!!

5 posted on 08/27/2012 10:47:20 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: rhema

People really must come to understand just what sort of man Obama is. How can you trust anyone who has crossed this moral line? If he acquiesces so easily and completely to the killing of innocent human life is there any trust he won’t betray or atrocity he is not capable of performing? It may be difficult and Romney’s heart may not be in it, but Republcans must bring this fact to the American people. The Democrats must not be allowed to sanitize this barbarity by calling it “reproductive rights” or some other obfuscation. Obama and the Democrat platform endorse murder.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 10:52:53 AM PDT by allendale
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To: rhema

While Akin’s comment made me squirm a little. Obama’s position on abortion makes me want to throw up.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: missnry

Dear. God.

How could ANYONE see that tiny human life and not be moved to bring it into the world ALIVE?

Abortionists are MURDERERS!


8 posted on 08/27/2012 11:29:56 AM 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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9 posted on 08/27/2012 11:39:15 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: rhema
Washington Examiner's Gregory Kane pontificates: Missouri Rep. Todd Akin made his now infamous gaffe about "legitimate rape"

To the contrary it is clear from the context of his statements that Todd Akin intended “legitimate” to mean “actual,” not “acceptable.” Akin's clumsy phrasing is certainly not deserving of the description "infamous" except to Karl Rove's lynch mob.

OTOH, Traitorobama's position and statements on abortion are morally congruent with genocidal murder and crimes against humanity.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 11:41:23 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: rawcatslyentist

That’s SO true and the corrupt, criminal media has hid it so well for the Baby-Murderer-In-Chief.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 11:43:22 AM 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: rhema
"Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and doesn't make sense to me."

Imagine...

"Human life is human life. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of human life we are talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and doesn't make sense to me."

The first version of the statement would never have been spoken if the second had been.

12 posted on 08/27/2012 11:50:45 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Carl Vehse
...to Karl Rove's lynch mob.

IMO you may be onto something there.

13 posted on 08/27/2012 1:07:12 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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philman_36 @13: "IMO you may be onto something there."

The obscene and lying rantings of the leftists are not surprising. What I don't understand is the thermonuclear castigation of Todd Akin on Freerepublic.

In the past Freerepublic posters have chastised clumsy or erroneous statements made by various conservatives (including Sarah Palin) and praised those same conservatives when they blasted Traitorobama, or Monica's ex-boyfriend, or other libtards. Todd Akin had a long conservative record in the House, even though he wasn't Palin's preference for the Missouri Senate primary.

Suddenly, a few (yes, bumbling) words about abortion (though Akin stands firmly on the GOP pro-life platform opposing abortion) and one can read here that he's an idiot, an egomaniac, and every other kind of ad hominem.

What did he do to deserve all of this? Or has Freerepublic suddenly been flooded with DUmmies?

14 posted on 08/27/2012 1:37:58 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse

I try to answer all questions posed to me to the best of my ability, but, sadly, I simply can’t answer yours.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 2:36:52 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Carl Vehse

Let me clarify...I have no idea and thus I can’t answer your questions.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 2:38:48 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Carl Vehse
has Freerepublic suddenly been flooded with DUmmies?

Aka Surrender Monkeys. Lots.

17 posted on 08/27/2012 5:41:44 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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