Thursday, October 30, 2014

Not your grandparents' Republican party

"Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen." — Richard Mourdock, 2012 Republican candidate for the US Senate from Indiana

WHEN will women in America get it? The Republican party ballyhoos puppet-women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Joni Ernst, but it's camouflage for extremist, vicious, anti-woman ideology. 

Today someone sent me six quotes by Republican officeholders and candidates. I had verified some of them before, but I checked each one out again on the myth-busting site,, and all of the quotes are legitimate. 

If you have trouble taking this all in because you have grandparents who have always been Republicans, and your sensible, kindly pop pop and grandma would never have countenanced such awful views, you're right; this isn't what the Republican party used to be like, say, in the days of President Dwight Eisenhower and Iowa Governor Bob Ray, but it's what the party is now.

This isn't the first time — and unfortunately it's not likely to be the last — I've written on this topic. I went back through my blog history to find a chart from two years ago that, sad to say, is still relevant. I've attached it below.

I said all that to say this: if you're a woman, or are married to a woman, or are a parent of a woman or girl, or have a mother or sister, or like and care about women in general or in particular — vote BLUE.

This button says it all. 

I want this on a T-shirt!! I'm seriously thinking of making some.

"Rape is kinda like the weather. If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it." — Clayton Williams (R–TX)

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." — Todd Akin (R–MO)

"Rape victims should make the best of a bad situation." — Rick Santorum (R–PA)

"In the emergency room they have what's called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out." — Jodie Laubenberg (R–TX)

"If a woman has [the right to an abortion], why shouldn't a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist's pursuit of sexual freedom doesn't [in most cases] result in anyone's death." — Lawrence Lockman (R–ME)


  1. And then there's Scott Allen (R-WI) who says that women should be forced to give birth in order to increase the labor force. Seriously. Mandatory Brood Mares. And a few years ago, I said that they were heading toward the world of "A Handmaid's Tale" and the person to whom I was speaking chastized me, saying that I was being dramatic. Uh, not so much.

  2. "They rape so easy"?!!! Sounds like he has had varied experiences in this realm.

  3. What PLANET are these morons from?! Would they feel the same if it was their wife/sister/daughter's rape?! Which label would THEY give it then? Or their own rape?! Unbelieveable.