Pennsylvania GOP Senate Candidate: Getting Pregnant From Rape Is ‘Similar’ To Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock

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    Aug 28, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    In the aftermath of Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-MO) offensive and medically inaccurate comments that “legitimate rape” doesn’t often lead to pregnancy, Republicans have been scrambling to distance themselves from Akin. However, in addition to pushing policies that are very much in line with Akin’s anti-choice views, some GOP candidates have similar ignorance about the nature of sexual assault.

    Tom Smith, the Republican challenging Sen. Bob Casey’s (D-PA) seat, suggested that having a child out of wedlock was analogous to rape during an interview with a reporter at a press club this afternoon, claiming that it would have a “similar” effect on a father:

    MARK SCOLFORO, ASSOCIATED PRESS: How would you tell a daughter or a granddaughter who, God forbid, would be the victim of a rape, to keep the child against her own will? Do you have a way to explain that?

    SMITH: I lived something similar to that with my own family. She chose life, and I commend her for that. She knew my views. But, fortunately for me, I didn’t have to.. she chose they way I thought. No don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t rape.

    SCOLFORO: Similar how?

    SMITH: Uh, having a baby out of wedlock.

    SCOLFORO: That’s similar to rape?

    SMITH: No, no, no, but… put yourself in a father’s situation, yes. It is similar. But, back to the original, I’m pro-life, period.

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    Aug 28, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    Yikes.. the deep seated bullshit is leaking at the seams within that party!
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
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    It's gonna be so hard for the Republican Party to distance itself from the War on Women when it just keeps coming up time and time again with one candidate after another.


    And so, this guy has a little slut in his family who couldnt keep her legs closed and let some guy knock her up. And brought an unintended life into the world.
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidfacepalm-lioncopy-1.jpg

    It's gonna be so hard for the Republican Party to distance itself from the War on Women when it just keeps coming up time and time again with one candidate after another.


    And so, this guy has a little slut in his family who couldnt keep her legs closed and let some guy knock her up. And brought an unintended life into the world.

    Whenever I think that they cannot possibly come up with yet another over-the-top, ignorant thing to say, they don't disappointment me. I hope they keep on talking all the way to November.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 28, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Any politician with an ounce of common sense would not touch this topic with a ten foot pole.
    But, we're talking about Republicans, here.
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    These ass holes need to stay off the topic of race and abortion. They are not winning over any fans except he zealots with this crap.
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    Aug 28, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidYikes.. the deep seated bullshit is leaking at the seams within that party!
    It's not leaking at the seams. It's exploding like supernovae.
  • tazzari

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    Aug 28, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    The superficiality actually runs quite deep.
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    Aug 28, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    The Repubs have already given up on PA.
    They've pulled almost all of their spending from PA and will focus on other states.

    Romney has consistently trailed by double digits in the state.

    Of course, this story only further guarantees that Obama will comfortably win in PA.
  • Musicman91

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    Aug 28, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Lol Bob Casey I know him I live in his area.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 28, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    And you wonder why Romney won't take any questions on abortion

    .......... Psst ... Because the people who need to vote for him are Bloomin' Idiots

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    Aug 28, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    I still don't understand "legitimate rape". Since when is rape 'legitimate"?
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    Aug 28, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    TellMeMoar saidI still don't understand "legitimate rape". Since when is rape 'legitimate"?


    He means women are lying when they say they are raped--like they asked for it. Really, there's nothing to understand, because it's complete nonsense.... Regardless of a woman's choice, man has no right over women's bodies.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 28, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    El_Crankodor saidNew GOP slogan:

    "The Whores Asked For It"


    Another reason not to support universal healthcare, since people with medical needs asked for it.icon_rolleyes.gif