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MPP Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 9:25 AM
I stopped reading after the advice that the Republican party stop talking about "legitimate rape." Does he really think this was an issue put forward by the party? Is he that clueless? A couple of fringe candidates made crazy comments like this. It does not reflect the views of the Republican party. Isn't it interesting that the Dems' lunatics represent only themselves but the Republicans' nuts represent the entire party, even in the absence of any evidence whatsover that this is so. I can't imagine why Townhall would print something so lacking in factual accuracy and honest analysis.
john55555555 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 2:51 PM
These "fringe candidates" were candidates for national office. Tod Akin had the election won-all he had to do was keep his mouth shut. And the Republicans did not treat him as a "nut"; most of them defended him.
When I heard his comment about rape, my first thought was that he did not want to win.
MPP Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:14 PM
john: The party disowned him. The Dem party has more than its share of nuts, but the low I.Q./no insight bloggers would never make them the poster boys for the entire party. It is pure mindless drivel.
Milt37 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 12:14 PM
MPP,

Unfortunately, the officail Republican Party platform did state that abortion was unacceptable even in cases of rape and incest. Look it up, if you want facts and honesty.

Even though I felt they had gone too far, and Romney chose to disagree with the party platform, it's still a fact.

You're marginally correct, in that "legitimate rape" wasn't specifically addressed, but you're largely ignorant in not knowing that the official party platform opposed abortion under all circumstances.
MPP Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:12 PM
Milt: This author was referring to "legitimate" rape, which was not a part of the platform but part of the smears that the low I.Q. trolls on the Left like to prattle on about. This kind of nonsense and false generalization has no place in a respectable publication. It is pure idiocy.

November 11, 2012

What should the Republican Party do now?

That’s the post-election question. Yet, not being a Republican, I figure I can only answer this question: What should the Republican Party not do?

Before the election, I would have answered, “Talk about ‘legitimate rape.’” Even now I suggest a short course for GOP candidates about rape, with perhaps a refresher on basic biology.

I’m serious. And I’m pro-life.

Now, after the election, an object lesson in what not to do rears its ugly head in the last place one...