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(Right Wing Watch)   Mike Huckabee of all people comes out and says that Todd Akin is not only ignorant and wrong, but an embarrassment to conservatives everywhere. Just kidding. He says Akin was attacked for being a good Christian   (rightwingwatch.org) divider line 121
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2014-07-07 11:22:34 AM  
How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.
 
2014-07-07 11:34:35 AM  

Diogenes: How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.


See.  Now you are disparaging him because of his deeply held Christian belief that the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down.  I'm sure that exact phrasing is in the bible somewhere, in one of the versions.
 
2014-07-07 11:36:28 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Diogenes: How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.

See.  Now you are disparaging him because of his deeply held Christian belief that the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down.  I'm sure that exact phrasing is in the bible somewhere, in one of the versions.


And if there isn't one, they can just write a new one.  It's been done.
 
2014-07-07 11:38:00 AM  
I will never understand why Jon Stewart has such a boy boner for him. He's a complete ass.
 
2014-07-07 11:42:16 AM  
The GOP echo chamber is basically just one massive, incestual mind virus.
 
2014-07-07 11:50:22 AM  
Man says something stupid...people point out that what he said was stupid, thus

"EHRMAGERD!!  IT'S A LIEBERAL/DEMOCRAT CONSPIRACY!!"

"Conservative Christians" have such a victim mentality.
 
2014-07-07 11:57:37 AM  
Has anyone ever tried to watch that show?  I flipped to it just this past weekend to see what he was talking about.  What a snooze fest.  I could only make it about 1-2 minutes.  It had an infomercial feel to it.  News doesn't have to be exciting to be informative (see: PBS).  But if your show is op-ed, you have to be at least a little entertaining.
 
2014-07-07 12:12:47 PM  
Yeah... it wasn't the Christianity that was the problem. It was the just plain wrong and implying that women who are impregnated by rapists were somehow complicit in the act that was the problem.
 
2014-07-07 12:13:39 PM  
I agree with Huck.  Akin was unfairly maligned.  I think they need to run him again.

/pleasepleasepleaseplease
 
2014-07-07 12:28:56 PM  
WND.com's Joseph Farah, who agreed to publish Akin's "Firing Back," had this to say: "I could never quite figure out what Todd Akin said that was so offensive to the supposedly pro-life Republicans who attacked him viciously. Had they actually watched the interview? It represents in its entirety one of the best articulations of the life ethic. There's simply nothing in there that is factually wrong or offensive - unless you are looking to be offended by something. I have watched that interview over and over again in context. Even the interviewer clearly didn't see anything in Akin's words to indicate a 'gotcha.' He quickly moved on to a different subject without missing a beat. This wasn't even a minor gaffe. He was technically and scientifically accurate in what he said. This was an example of a media and political lynching.

img.4plebs.org
 
2014-07-07 12:41:49 PM  
You know, Huckabee, I may not agree with you on a lot of issues, but you're generally a smart man.  I've heard your radio show.  So, with that having been said, wtf is wrong with you!??!?
 
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2014-07-07 12:42:20 PM  
As opposed to Huckleberry, who is attacked for being a bad Christian for trying to cover up his son's torturing of animals.
 
2014-07-07 12:54:05 PM  
Why do Republicans hate dogs?

Please proceed Governor.  Please Proceed.
 
2014-07-07 01:22:15 PM  
Well, Duh. Jesus was a rape baby.
 
2014-07-07 01:23:30 PM  
Stop talking about rape.
Please. For the love of...
Wait, you know what?

Please. Keep talking about rape. Keep spouting Neanderthalic views, and keep supporting unequivocally those who spout the,.
This will end well for you. I promise.
 
2014-07-07 01:26:54 PM  

SilentStrider: Stop talking about rape.


Is it time for my flowchart again?

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2014-07-07 01:35:58 PM  
Can we start calling them "Rapeublicans"?
 
2014-07-07 01:46:04 PM  
Rape, murder, arson, and rape.
 
2014-07-07 01:53:31 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos: Why do Republicans hate dogs?

Please proceed Governor.  Please Proceed.


To be fair, if it was legitimate animal abuse, the dog has ways of shutting the whole thing down.
 
2014-07-07 02:13:50 PM  
"How come them dizzy broads ain't votin' for us yet? Friggin' skirts. Whadda we gotta do? Offer up free vacuums?"
 
2014-07-07 02:17:14 PM  
He is correct, rape is well supported in The Bible.
 
2014-07-07 02:17:31 PM  
They won't make it through this election cycle without going full rape.
 
2014-07-07 02:17:39 PM  

Diogenes: How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.


I think his point is that had a woman said that then she would have been called a hero.
 
2014-07-07 02:19:41 PM  
I remember when Huckabee first gained national attention (I think this was around 2007 or so). Back then, he made a point of saying "Yes, I'm a Christian, but I don't hate anyone."

Clearly in the years since, his facade has faded, and his true self has emerged.
 
2014-07-07 02:20:23 PM  
WTF Huckabee, I thought you were one the derptasic GOP members?     All you had to do here was keep your damn mouth shut but no you had to get in bed with that idiot.
 
2014-07-07 02:22:45 PM  
Ingroup loyalty is all well and good; however, if the group elects to shield a member for something considered wrong, the group as a whole tends to pay the price. (EG: the US invasion of Afghanistan in response to the refusal by the Taliban government to hand over Osama bin Laden to face trial for the 9/11 attacks.) Sometimes this results in the cost being diminished; sometimes it results in it having collection costs and compound interest added. Either the GOP can police their own, and make it clear that transgressors will hang separately; or the whole party can blindly hang together -- en masse. The GOP's infighting over who gets these bills isn't so much so destructive to the country, as destructive to the excessive and unwarranted fraction of the GOP's social prestige and their own illusions of unity. With luck, their downfall may give lessons to future parties.
 
2014-07-07 02:23:45 PM  
Do they claim to follow Christ because of his teachings or because they are super jealous over how he died?
 
2014-07-07 02:23:53 PM  
Heh... By all means, GOP talking heads, please continue to voice your well-reasoned and moderate opinions on rape and women.
 
2014-07-07 02:24:07 PM  

monoski: He is correct, rape is well supported in The Bible.


Let me use this arguement in the next FB war I get into. I'll let you know the results
 
2014-07-07 02:24:55 PM  

grimlock1972: WTF Huckabee, I thought you were one the less derptasic GOP members?     All you had to do here was keep your damn mouth shut but no you had to get in bed with that idiot.


fixed that for my self
 
2014-07-07 02:26:32 PM  
That's pretty obviously not what happened, but I would be fine with it if it were.

There's no reason grown-ass adults with a sincere belief in their imaginary friend should be trusted with governmental responsibilities.
 
2014-07-07 02:26:51 PM  

grimlock1972: grimlock1972: WTF Huckabee, I thought you were one the less derptasic GOP members?     All you had to do here was keep your damn mouth shut but no you had to get in bed with that idiot.

fixed that for my self


Oh, god no. The man's a minister-turned-politician. Rest assured he buys completely into the "persecuted Christian" narrative.
 
2014-07-07 02:28:21 PM  
THAT's what being a "good Christian" is all about? And all these years I thought it was about turning the other cheek and forgiving your enemies.
 
2014-07-07 02:28:52 PM  

grimlock1972: grimlock1972: WTF Huckabee, I thought you were one the less derptasic GOP members?     All you had to do here was keep your damn mouth shut but no you had to get in bed with that idiot.

fixed that for my self


He's been batshiat insane the entirety of his national political presence. Sure, he tried to come across as nice preacher-boy, but the derp radiated out.
 
2014-07-07 02:29:16 PM  

vernonFL: Well, Duh. Jesus was a rape baby.


No, that was Brian.
 
2014-07-07 02:30:21 PM  

Corn_Fed: I remember when Huckabee first gained national attention (I think this was around 2007 or so). Back then, he made a point of saying "Yes, I'm a Christian, but I don't hate anyone."

Clearly in the years since, his facade has faded, and his true self has emerged.


Either that, or he decided that, to paraphrase George Wallace, he won't be out-raped.
 
2014-07-07 02:31:44 PM  

Arkanaut: vernonFL: Well, Duh. Jesus was a rape baby.

No, that was Brian.


Well only at first...
 
2014-07-07 02:31:56 PM  
What happened?

I thought the main tenet of Christianity was "love thy neighbor" or 'Don't be a dick.'

But somehow, many Christians  have decided the Bible really meant "be a dick" and if anybody calls you a dick for acting like a dick, they're being oppressed for their Christian beliefs.

I don't get it.
 
2014-07-07 02:32:43 PM  

Diogenes: How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.


The implication is that somehow the woman was either asking for it or that the pregnancy was "God's will". The following implication being that women have no reproductive rights because if they get pregnant its because they were either sluts and they really wanted it or the super secret 32nd Amendment to the Constitution which institutes biblical law on all matter regarding women's bodies's interpreted by evangelical "Christians", should take precedence.
 
2014-07-07 02:33:37 PM  
"Before ye derped in the womb, I knew ye; for thine mother wath not forced upon legitimately, and so her body did not findeth its way of shutting that whole thing down."

-The Book of Personal Responsibility
 
2014-07-07 02:34:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: WND.com's Joseph Farah, who agreed to publish Akin's "Firing Back," had this to say: "I could never quite figure out what Todd Akin said that was so offensive to the supposedly pro-life Republicans who attacked him viciously. Had they actually watched the interview? It represents in its entirety one of the best articulations of the life ethic. There's simply nothing in there that is factually wrong or offensive - unless you are looking to be offended by something. I have watched that interview over and over again in context. Even the interviewer clearly didn't see anything in Akin's words to indicate a 'gotcha.' He quickly moved on to a different subject without missing a beat. This wasn't even a minor gaffe. He was technically and scientifically accurate in what he said. This was an example of a media and political lynching.

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Basically they are looking at the fact that pregnancy is a precarious situation where the regularity of a woman's cycle, the implantation of a fertilized egg, and potential for miscarriage of a fetus are influenced by all sorts of external or internal factors like diet and stress. They are then interpreting it to mean "women's bodies know when things aren't right and adjust to avoid pregnancy when they are wrong" ignoring completely that this is a marginal effect if this theory has any weight.

If the trauma of sexual assault does increase the rate or miscarriages (not proven), that doesn't mean that all sexual assaults result in miscarriages. Implying that rape victims who get pregnant obviously are simply experiencing buyer's remorse is a low tactic that hopes to dismiss the concern the public has about abortion bans for these people by slandering victims.
 
2014-07-07 02:35:26 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Diogenes: How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.

See.  Now you are disparaging him because of his deeply held Christian belief that the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down.  I'm sure that exact phrasing is in the bible somewhere, in one of the versions.


Conservatives must think there's a C3PO in the brain yelling at R2 "Shut down all the ovaries on the lower levels! Shut down all the ovaries!!"
 
2014-07-07 02:38:26 PM  
Enough already with the Christian persecution complex.
 
2014-07-07 02:39:06 PM  

whither_apophis: I_Am_Weasel: Diogenes: How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.

See.  Now you are disparaging him because of his deeply held Christian belief that the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down.  I'm sure that exact phrasing is in the bible somewhere, in one of the versions.

Conservatives must think there's a C3PO in the brain yelling at R2 "Shut down all the ovaries on the lower levels! Shut down all the ovaries!!"


Dammit, the next time I have sex I'm going to remember this and bust out laughing.
 
2014-07-07 02:41:01 PM  

xanadian: You know, Huckabee, I may not agree with you on a lot of issues, but you're generally a smart man.

img.4plebs.org

 
2014-07-07 02:41:28 PM  
Can we bring back crucifixion for all these oppressed Christians?  Just put up some crosses, hand them the hammer and nails, and let them go to town if they feel so persecuted.
 
2014-07-07 02:42:39 PM  

abb3w: Ingroup loyalty is all well and good; however, if the group elects to shield a member for something considered wrong, the group as a whole tends to pay the price. (EG: the US invasion of Afghanistan in response to the refusal by the Taliban government to hand over Osama bin Laden to face trial for the 9/11 attacks.) Sometimes this results in the cost being diminished; sometimes it results in it having collection costs and compound interest added. Either the GOP can police their own, and make it clear that transgressors will hang separately; or the whole party can blindly hang together -- en masse. The GOP's infighting over who gets these bills isn't so much so destructive to the country, as destructive to the excessive and unwarranted fraction of the GOP's social prestige and their own illusions of unity. With luck, their downfall may give lessons to future parties.


Your post, as usual, is very interesting and insightful.  The downside of a group shielding the individual is true but to what extent?

What if you have a group comprised entirely of idiots?  Your theory falls apart under those extreme conditions (i.e., the GOP).
 
2014-07-07 02:42:58 PM  

Diogenes: How utterly unsurprising.

"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

I don't see how finding that statement to be appallingly ignorant has anything to do with Akin's Christian faith.


See, religious "faith" overrides any fact. For example, even if a drug is proven not to be abortifacient, believing that is it because Jesus .. well, that trumps science. Ergo, because Akin said what he said because Jesus, he was right, and any refutation of his statement is merely an ill-disguised attack on his religious liberty.
 
2014-07-07 02:43:24 PM  
Fark that not hiding it very well theocrat right in his pie hole.

The man wants to rewrite the US Constitution to protect his version of Christianity and enforce Biblical law on us all.

FARK HIM

FARK HIM

FARK HIM
 
2014-07-07 02:44:07 PM  

kregh99: Enough already with the Christian persecution complex.


No way!  I want to see if they can get the last nail in on their crosses alone.
 
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