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What's Good for the Noose is Good for the Pander

astephens801 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 12:42 AM
No JohnFromPhilly, I don't think he's saying that. What he's saying is he'd like to put Democrats in a pickle....Democrats support abortion 'rights,' they usually don't support the death penalty (not universal) and like to say that Republicans are neanderthals who don't care about (female) rape victims (they usually forget that a lot of woman are Republicans too). So making them vote against a bill legalizing the execution of male rapists who unfairly impregnate innocent women will put them in the awkward position of saying Republicans don't care about rape victims even though they want to punish rapists more harshly. AWKWARD

Recently, Ann Coulter wrote a controversial column suggesting that numerous Republican losses in the 2012 election cycle could be tied to the GOP stance on abortion. After lamenting the problem, she suggested a solution: the GOP should officially abandon its opposition to the so-called rape exception to a ban on abortion.

Ann's position on this matter is wrong for three reasons. First, it is unprincipled. Second, it will not be received with the popular support she envisions. Third, it is not the best political response to the problem. After elaborating on each problem associated with Ann's position, I propose an...