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Christian Fascist Says Akin Victim of ‘Political Gang Rape’

Gary DeMar, a Christian Reconstructionist — read: fascist leader, says that Todd Akin is the victim of a “legitimate political gang rape.” He says that’s what we expect from liberals, but not from conservatives and Republicans.

We expect leftists, liberals, and other miscreants to pounce opportunistically, to lie, cheat, and twist (all the while drooling) over a phrase like “legitimate rape” when uttered by a strong conservative Christian politician. But should we expect the same from alleged conservatives?

Yet this is exactly what we’ve seen from several prominent conservatives in the wake of a media gaffe from U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-MO) in regard to alleged “legitimate rape” and abortion.

What could have been quickly and easily handled with a consolidated response correctly interpreting Akin’s unfortunate phrase was instead a rare cause of bipartisan hazing…

Of course, politicians like Akin, who represent the clear contrast and strong conservatism desired by the tea party, are a real threat to the old Northeastern establishment Republicans like Romney. And thus that establishment savages him—violently and in unison. Call it a political gang rape—a legitimate one.

Mind you, this is coming from a guy who believes the Mosaic law found in the Old Testament should be the civil and criminal law of the land. That means if a woman is raped, not only must she be forced to deliver his child but she must also marry her rapist — after he pays a few pieces of silver to her father, who, under the barbaric law of the Bible, owns her and can thus sell her to the man who rapes her. Welcome to the Christian Taliban.

Comments

  1. thisisaturingtest says

    “Media gaffe”? Nice, slick way to transfer the blame for the gaffe from the guy who made it to the folks who reported it.

  2. DaveL says

    So, in summary:

    Date rape = not really rape

    Public criticism of public statements = totally a form of rape

  3. Recreant says

    Is Mr. DeMar really so out of it that he believes all this uproar is over a poor choice of phrase?!

    Call it whatever you like, suggesting that women are lying and in some cases filing a false police report just to get an abortion is appalling.

  4. raven says

    Well, look at it on the bright side.

    If Todd Akin is a victim of political gang rape.

    At least he can’t get politically pregnant.

    The brains of xian fascists produce a magic hormone that makes them incapable of seeing themselves for what they are.

  5. MikeMa says

    @Recreant,
    The women are clearly lying because they are pregnant. If it was legitimate, no pregnancy would result of course! And no need for that abortion at all.

    DeMar may dream of an old testament world but he barely inhabits the reality around him. Almost a zombie – perfect for his christian delusions.

  6. Onamission5 says

    So, a politicial, whose job it is to know how to not say the ignorant shit in his head out loud where people can hear him, gets public criticism for letting his ridiculously ignorant level of asshattery show, that’s totes just like horribly violent rape that changes a person’s life permanantly.

    Vile. I call for a ban on all rape related hyperbole. Forever.

  7. Michael Heath says

    Gary DeMar:

    . . . gaffe from U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-MO) in regard to alleged “legitimate rape” and abortion.

    What could have been quickly and easily handled with a consolidated response correctly interpreting Akin’s unfortunate phrase . . .

    What a liar. Rep. Adkins’ failure wasn’t a ‘gaffe’ nor was it a mere ‘unfortunate phrase’, Rep. Adkins flat-out lied, women can get pregnant when raped – contra to Adkin’s assertion.

  8. grizzle says

    Well, Rethuglicans of all people should know by now that there is a big difference between a ‘legitimate gang rape’ and a ‘forcible gang rape’. Big, big difference there….

  9. Chiroptera says

    What could have been quickly and easily handled with a consolidated response correctly interpreting Akin’s unfortunate phrase was instead a rare cause of bipartisan hazing….

    Unfortunate phrase?

    As I said before, what Akin did was justify an unpopular policy position by citing “facts” that were not true!

    That’s not a “gaffe”; that is being so ignorant about the relevant facts on an issue that he’s unqualified to be making decisions about public policy!

  10. d cwilson says

    Like most rape apologists, DeMar is working hard to make the perpetrator the victim and vice-versa.

  11. Randomfactor says

    Akin’s working to install Catch-22 into the nation’s abortion laws. If you were “legitimately raped,” you won’t get pregnant and don’t need an abortion. If you got pregnant, you’re one of Those Women who enjoyed it and don’t deserve to get out of your punishment. And if the fetus is ultimately going to kill you, well, hadn’t we “decrease the surplus population,” as Ebenezer would put it?

    The only legitimate abortion is a quiet Republican abortion while visiting friends out-of-state.

  12. A+ Hermit says

    “Gaffe”; a word which here means “stating the Republican platform in plain English instead of hiding it behind weasel words…”

  13. Trebuchet says

    In the stopped clocks department, this:

    Of course, politicians like Akin, who represent the clear contrast and strong conservatism desired by the tea party, are a real threat to the old Northeastern establishment Republicans like Romney. And thus that establishment savages him—violently and in unison.

    is pretty much correct.

  14. laurentweppe says

    So, in summary:
    Date rape = not really rape
    Public criticism of public statements = totally a form of rape

    Of course: for a bully, anything which can remotely threaten his capacity to bully -for instance, accurately describing a fellow bully’s dishonest, lying, despicable attempt at justifying his mysoginistic politics- is an unacceptable deprivation of his most important freedom.

  15. Chiroptera says

    DaveL, #3:

    I’m sure that there are some who are outraged over that comparison…

    …and how it trivializes the pain and suffering that Akins must be suffering.

  16. Christoph Burschka says

    Call it a political gang rape—a legitimate one.

    I don’t buy it; his body should have ways to shut that whole thing down if it were.

  17. F says

    Diversionary. The problem isn’t the phrase “legitimate rape”, it was intent, usage, and the circular definition that involved the magic vagina venom. This whole concept has been defended repeatedly since then, but now they want to have it both ways and claim that “legitimate rape” was merely poor phrasing, and the whole of the issue.

    Now they are going to abuse the word ‘rape” again, to play the victim, while claiming that poor phrasing was the only issue the first time? Again, circular. Now they’ll have to explain away the apology as a gaffe while simultaneously doubling down.

    Double infinite regression headexplody. Jerkwads.

  18. says

    In another thread, I mentioned that when someone uses the term “First Principle” to justify a position, I automatically see a high likelihood that an asshole is speaking. The phrase “ideas have consequences” has also, for me, fallen into that “likely-asshole-speaking” category in recent years. It’s not that the phrase is untrue, it’s just that at this point it’s a trite cliche widely parroted by condescending, wingnut twits. “It’s a First Principle” and “ideas have consequences” effectively means: “it’s true because I said it’s true and whatever consequence I attribute to that First Principle are true, no matter how contrary the evidence, no matter how insane the idea, no matter how indecent the actual consequences of my idea are.”

  19. Ichthyic says

    Is Mr. DeMar really so out of it…

    first response:

    duh.

    second response:

    wait.. out of what, exactly, given that there apparently are tens of millions who think just like this fuckwit?

    third response:

    *sigh*

  20. dingojack says

    So Mr DeMar you’ll happily give us a precise definition of what Akin, Mittens and the rest of the merry Republican crew that make up the PoG mean when they say ‘legitimate rape’, yes?

    Dingo
    —–
    PS: Gaffe [= a faux pas, an social error or mistake] is a French term (I thought the PoG thought they were ‘cheese-eating surrender monkeys’?) coined in the early 20th century possibly from gaff.
    Gaff [= a hook or spur] possibly from the Provançal gaf [= a (fishing) hook] a noun derivative from gafar [= to hold or seize].
    So the PoG hate it when one of their own makes a gaffe and others use a gaf to gafar him securely. :)

  21. says

    “It’s not that the phrase is untrue, it’s just that at this point it’s a trite cliche widely parroted by condescending, wingnut twits.”

    I guess it is condenscension but I still think of someone like Barney Fife “schoolin” Sheriff Andy when he, Barney, has no fucking idea what he’s talking about. If only politics WERE a sitcom that we could just turn the fuck off.

  22. hypatiasdaughter says

    What could have been quickly and easily handled with a consolidated response correctly….

    which means, I guess, that all repubs are supposed to circle the wagons, no matter how wrong or stupid or dangerous any idea is, if it is put out by another repub? We are the Borg (aka Republicans). You will be assimilated.

    Of course, politicians like Akin…..are a real threat to the old Northeastern establishment Republicans like Romney.

    O.K. I am not very politically savvy, but…..isn’t Romney the repubs only current hope for a repub president? Isn’t Akin his running mate? Why is DeMar bashing the repub candidate and and all those “Northeastern establishment Republicans” who could put the Republican party into the White House?
    Seems he is not above committing the very sin he is accusing other repubs of.
    The only good news is that the extremists, who have been hiding behind the moderate conservatives for years, are now so emboldened that they are coming out publicly with their uber-extremist tripe. And they are getting push-back from their fellow conservatives. Let us hope the voters are paying attention and getting a wake-up call.

  23. KG says

    hypatiasdaughter,

    isn’t Romney the repubs only current hope for a repub president?

    Yes.

    Isn’t Akin his running mate?

    No. That’s Paul Ryan. Like Akin, he supports a total ban on abortion, with no exception for rape, but he’s not quite stupid enough to believe the crap about it being impossible to get pregnant from a “legitimate” rape. He just thinks the victim should be forced to carry the rapist’s fetus to term anyway.

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