Friday, August 24, 2012

Texas Judge Predicts Civil War


GOP Texas judge predicts civil war if Obama wins

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Don't tempt us. Nothing would make my day like watching Texas join Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and any other racists they can find and try to form a new country. Be my guest. Texas will be so busy subsidizing all the other backwards poverty cases it won't know what hit it.
[Obama] is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN. Okay, what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst case scenario here. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. We’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking Lexington-Concord take up arms and get rid of the guy.

Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops — with the little blue beanies. I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. Okay. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here’. “And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said ‘you gonna back me’ he said, ‘yeah, I’ll back you.’”
And I was able to confirm that he is in fact a Republican judge.

It's amazing how much Republicans hate our country. After all, they're the only one who keep talking about leaving? Hell, Mr. Romney's family did leave. They hate our system of government (they can't stand the separation of powers, especially an independent judiciary). They can't stand gays, women, blacks, Latinos. Other than the Second Amendment, they don't seem to like the Constitution much either.

They do like the flag, but that's only when they don't have to think very hard about what it actually stands for.

They claim to like the military, but they don't - just look at the way they treated John Kerry for winning a medal for saving his fellow service members. And the way they use our service members without much thought given to the lives they're putting at risk (Iraq comes to mind, and don't forget Bush's unwillingness to give our troops the body armor they needed). And they mock the commander in chief for having caught bin Laden.

So it figures Texans keep talking about leaving the US.  They and their party left America behind a long time ago.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

John Willke.The Source of Akin's "information" is a prominent Republican and close associate of Willard Mitt Romney

Poor Willard. Here he is, trying to be as deceptive as possible about so many things, and someone like Todd Akin, the idiot right wing fanatic in Missouri who shot off his mouth about whether all rape victims have been "legitimately" raped, blows his cover. Willard officially repudiated Akin's message. But you see, the sick, ludicrous idea that rape hardly ever results in pregnancy (!) has been promoted most prominently by someone that Willard himself was mentored by, John Willke. The story is here:

Here is what this Dr. Willke (who is the source for Akin’s “female body shuts down pregnancy” hokum) has said about pregnancy and rape:
Dr. John C. Willke, a general practitioner with obstetric training and a former president of the National Right to Life Committee, was an early proponent of this view, articulating it in a book originally published in 1985 and again in a 1999 article. He reiterated it in an interview Monday.

“This is a traumatic thing — she’s, shall we say, she’s uptight,” Dr. Willke said of a woman being raped, adding, “She is frightened, tight, and so on. And sperm, if deposited in her vagina, are less likely to be able to fertilize. The tubes are spastic.”

A physician and former president of the National Right to Life Committee, Willke was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid. Willke is the oft-cited source of the theory that rape-related pregnancies are “rare.” The theory is sometimes used by antiabortion advocates to argue that abortion laws should not contain exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest.

Willke believes that trauma caused by violent rape causes a woman’s reproductive system to shut down. He presents this belief as fact in educational materials, including a book about abortion and a website called Willke’s views – and his role in promoting a theory that has been widely rejected in modern medicine – appear not to have concerned Romney in 2007, when he touted Willke’s endorsement.

“Dr. Willke is a leading voice within the pro-life community and will be an important surrogate for Governor Romney’s pro-life and pro-family agenda,” the Romney campaign said in an October 2007 statement.

“I am proud to have the support of a man who has meant so much to the pro-life movement in our country,” Romney said in the statement. “He knows how important it is to have someone in Washington who will actively promote pro-life policies. Policies that include more than appointing judges who will follow the law but also opposing taxpayer-funded abortion and partial-birth abortion.”

Insane nonsense. Shocking. Horrible. Why? Because this whole "can't get pregnant from a rape" lie is the basis of the Republican assertion that women who say they've been impregnated by a rapist are lying, and have no right to end the pregnancy.
Unbelievable. And the chief idiot spreading this garbage is admired and ENDORSED by Willard.

Women of America, draw your own conclusions.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Piers says if Akin won't show he's a gutless twerp

The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape

REP. STEVE KING SAYS HE’S NEVER HEARD OF A RAPE-INDUCED PREGNANCY | Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is doubling down on behalf of his colleague Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) who said Sunday that it’s unlikely for a woman to get pregnant from “legitimate rape” because her body would “shut that whole thing down.” In an interview with Iowa’s KMEG-TV, King denied ever hearing about anyone getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest, saying: “Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.” King is one of Akin’s very few remaining defenders as Republican politicians try to distance themselves from the controversy. Just a few weeks ago, King claimed that it’s perfectly legal to rape and kidnap a young girl and then transport her across state lines to force her to get an abortion to “eradicate the evidence of his crime.”

Todd Akin and Republican abortion plank: bad timing? (+video)

The GOP platform committee is meeting in Tampa, Fla., this week – and set to approve a plank opposing abortion with no exceptions. Democrats call it the 'Akin plank,' after Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, who is under pressure to quit his Senate race after a sensational comment on rape.

By Staff writer / August 21, 2012
Rep. Todd Akin (R) of Missouri, announcing his candidacy for US Senate, in Creve Coeur, Mo., in this May 17, 2011, file photo, is now under siege for comments in a Sunday interview on abortion and 'legitimate rape.'
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Republicans in TampaFla., are drafting a platform provision that calls for a “human life amendment” to the Constitution: a ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest.
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Republican US Senate candidate Todd Akin released a campaign ad asking voters to forgive him for his comments about rape and abortion. CBS News' Jan Crawford reports on how Akin's comments sidetracked the GOP message.

Nothing new there. The party adopted the same plank four and eight years ago. But this year, the timing could not be worse for the GOP, amid the uproar over Rep. Todd Akin’s statement on “legitimate rape.” Congressman Akin ofMissouri, Republican challenger to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), is under intense pressure from GOP leaders to withdraw from the race, but has resisted.
Akin has created a perfect storm for theDemocrats: He now embodies the Republican Party’s opposition to abortion under all circumstances, a position that the Romney campaign does not follow. Mitt Romney includes an exception for rape, in line with the view of most Americans.
Democrats are now calling the GOP abortion provision “the Akin plank” and are tying him to Mr. Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. In 2011, Akin and Congressman Ryan (among others) cosponsored legislation stating that only pregnancies resulting from “forcible rape” would be exempt from a federal ban on abortion funding.
The Republican National Committee is expected to vote on its abortion plank on Wednesday, with the full convention voting on Monday.
The abortion plank “will affirm our view and support for the right to life” that has long been part of the Republican platform, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) of Virginia, chairman of the platform committee, told Bloomberg News.
The platform does not include exceptions, because as long as the US Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion is in effect, “these are matters of faith and morals,” Governor McDonnell said. He also condemned Akin’s comment, saying that Akin’s assertion that rape rarely results in pregnancy is “bad science.” McDonnell condemned “violence in every form against women.” Akin has retracted his comment.
Usually, the drafting of party platforms is considered a pro forma exercise and a safety valve for input by interest groups. Candidates often say the platform doesn’t really matter. In 1996, Republican nominee Bob Dole famously said he hadn’t even read the GOP platform. This year, expect Team Obama and the Democrats to make hay out of Akin and the abortion plank, as they seek to exploit their advantage with women voters.
While apologizing Monday for making an “ill-conceived” statement, Akin has stuck by his view that abortion should be banned under all circumstances.
The Democrats – especially Senator McCaskill, considered the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate – want nothing more than for Akin to stay right where he is, still running but ostracized by his party in every way, including financially. Republicans were counting on winning McCaskill’s seat, as they seek to take control of the Senate, where Democrats currently have a 53-to-47 majority.
A survey taken Monday night by Public Policy Polling shows Akin still leading McCaskill by one percentage point, 44 to 43. That’s down from his five-point average lead before his rape comment, but the signal that he still could win might encourage him to stay in the race.
The Akin uproar began on Sunday, when he was asked on St. Louis television about his abortion position. Addressing the issue of exceptions, he said pregnancies from rape are “really rare,” based on his understanding from doctors.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said on KTVI-TV. “But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child."
Akin faces a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline on whether to quit the race. If he drops out after 5 p.m., it would require a court order to remove him from the ballot. Until Sept. 25, the Missouri Republican committee has two weeks to select a replacement from the moment Akin drops out, if he does.
“Rape is an evil act,” Akin said in an ad released Tuesday morning. “I used the wrong words in the wrong way, and for that I apologize.”