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Tom Smith, GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy From Rape Similar To 'Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock'

Trying to distance himself from the "legitimate rape" comment that Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) made last week, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith (R) stirred up further controversy by comparing a pregnancy caused by rape to "having a baby out of wedlock."

Smith said Monday at the Pennsylvania Press Club that although he condemns Akin's comment, he agrees with Akin that abortion should be banned without any exceptions, including for rape and incest victims. Pressed by a reporter on how he would handle a daughter or granddaughter becoming pregnant as a result of rape, Smith said he had already "lived something similar to that" in his family.

"She chose life, and I commend her for that," he said. "She knew my views. But, fortunately for me, I didn't have to ... she chose the way I thought. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't rape."

When a reporter asked Smith to clarify what kind of situation was similar to becoming pregnant from rape, the candidate responded, "Having a baby out of wedlock."

He added, "Put yourself in a father's position. Yes, it is similar."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/tom-smith-rape_n_1834234.html

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What next, calling theft an "involuntary donation"?

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These people are idiots. So, does he feel that rapists should marry their victims? Or vice versa?

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These people are idiots. So, does he feel that rapists should marry their victims? Or vice versa?

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If he does then he is delusional.  8)

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These people are idiots. So, does he feel that rapists should marry their victims? Or vice versa?

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If he does then he is delusional.  8)

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No need for that part, Jay.  It's in the Christian OT as well.  All he needs to be is Abrahamic.
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Tom Smith, GOP Senate Candidate: Pregnancy From Rape Similar To 'Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock'

He added, "Put yourself in a father's position. Yes, it is similar."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/tom-smith-rape_n_1834234.html

How this poor man suffered.  Imagine. 

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Fortunately, Tom Smith, the latest republican idiot politician, has no chance against quiet thoughtful Robert P. Casey Jr., democratic Senator from Pennsylvania.
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I can't help but wonder how prevalent this stuff is among our Canadian Conservative-party politicians.  They share most positions with contemporary Republicans, but Stephen Harper is very strict about what his underlings are allowed to say in public, so they don't say much.  I wonder how much similar stuff would come out of their mouths if they did?
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Im not certain, I will defer to the ladies.... but.... Is that even MORE offensive than "legitimate rape"?
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Im not certain, I will defer to the ladies.... but.... Is that even MORE offensive than "legitimate rape"?

Saying that a child out of wedlock is as bad as a rape? Its VERY offensive. More so than "legitimate rape?" I'd have to think about it, but yes, I'm inclined in that direction. A child out of wedlock is presumably an act of love. To call that rape is ... I don't even have words to describe what I think of these assholes.  >:(

I know I'm not the only one who is in SHOCK at how absolutely horrifying these idiot's opinions are. It literally makes me cry and fume in equal measure.
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Im not certain, I will defer to the ladies.... but.... Is that even MORE offensive than "legitimate rape"?

Saying that a child out of wedlock is as bad as a rape? Its VERY offensive. More so than "legitimate rape?" I'd have to think about it, but yes, I'm inclined in that direction. A child out of wedlock is presumably an act of love. To call that rape is ... I don't even have words to describe what I think of these assholes.  >:(

I know I'm not the only one who is in SHOCK at how absolutely horrifying these idiot's opinions are. It literally makes me cry and fume in equal measure.
well.. not to stir you up more, but...
I believe that the mentality these people who are "pro-life" is this: sex is for reproductive purposes only ( sex has nothing to do with pleasure or pain ) and anytime there is vaginal penetration it is for the production of children regardless the circumstances.

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I think thats something these douchebags will say in order to pander to their base, but never actually believe or practice.

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I think thats something these douchebags will say in order to pander to their base, but never actually believe or practice.
the "base" believes it but not the panderer?

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Can't we just leave the pandas out of this?!?!




Wait...panderer, not pandas. My bad.

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I can't help but wonder how prevalent this stuff is among our Canadian Conservative-party politicians.  They share most positions with contemporary Republicans, but Stephen Harper is very strict about what his underlings are allowed to say in public, so they don't say much.  I wonder how much similar stuff would come out of their mouths if they did?
Do you think they are actually faith based politicians in the Canadian Conservative Government? Has Canada moved away from that in your opinion(faith in politics)? or does Harper have that tight a leash on his members?

 As the WASP's (white anglo-saxon protestants) start to become the minorities of Canada and the USA are they(wasp's) starting to grasp at faith based straws as control slips from their fingers?
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Left without words, stuffin just shakes his horizontally.
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Why the fuck would any woman vote Republican?
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Why the fuck would any woman human vote Republican? Corrected.
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Why the fuck would any woman vote Republican?

Well, according to a Facebook post I saw today, it's a whole lot better than voting for the Muslim currently in office, because we know Muslims treat their womenfolk waaaay worse.
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I think thats something these douchebags will say in order to pander to their base, but never actually believe or practice.
the "base" believes it but not the panderer?

The part about sex being only for procreation?  Yeah... generally speaking anyway.  Some of them probably actually buy it, but we certainly see fewer families with 11,12,13 kids nowadays and I dont think people are having significantly less sex.
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Why the f**k would any woman vote Republican?

That's what my wife always concludes.  I think there are too many women who don't want to be independent, they literally prefer to be told what to think by their "men."  Then again, who am I to presume that some of these women give two shits about their fellow women.

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That's what my wife always concludes.  I think there are too many women who don't want to be independent, they literally prefer to be told what to think by their "men."  Then again, who am I to presume that some of these women give two shits about their fellow women.

At some point, even if you agree with the principles the GOP espouses, which are admittedly not all bad.[1] One has to conclude that the underlying offensive that it just isn't worth it.

 1. Note I said, espouse not that they bother to actually practice them.
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Many Republicans are essentially victims of the dogmas they promote. The party's appeal pretty much comes down to the comfortable ideal of maintaining tradition under the pretense that we're currently living in the best of all possible worlds and that something as dangerous as change threatens to overthrow the world's natural order. It is through appealing to the people's sense of security that the GOP keeps such a large following despite the fact that their policies only serve to benefit a powerful few. Whenever something as inconvenient as reality begins to threaten their interests all they have to do is set their propaganda machines into blaring sirens that send their members into panic.

If Obamacare is approved the government is going to start killing off the elderly! America will become a communist nation!

If global warming becomes accepted the liberals will destroy the economy!

If gay marriage becomes acceptable then before you know it so will polygamy, pedophilia, and incest!

If they take our guns away then you'll be left helpless to the violent dregs of society!

If evolution is taught in schools as fact then children will decide that they can do whatever they want thinking that life has no purpose anyway!

If abortion is legalized more women will turn into sluts and more poor babies will die! BABIES!!!

One only needs to take a glance at the Republican noise stations to realize that it's all about the scare tactics. It's basically sessions of the pundits and "news" reporters chanting emotionally-charged buzzwords and phrases over and over (Communist! Muslim! War on religion! Feminazis! Terrorism! The gay agenda! Obama! Liberals! Will destroy America! Hate America!) then dragging "experts" onto stage to agree with everything they just said. The trick is to lay the doom-saying on thick enough to make people feel unsafe while offering solace through the latest in sophisticated Republican policies which are going to make all those scary boogeymen go away.
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I remember the biggest come back a Republican had was: get a job!

As a side note, I remember a woman telling Bush jr, "I have 3 jobs." And he replying with, "Good for you.". Though, I think her implication was different than a positive one.

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Many Republicans are essentially victims of the dogmas they promote. The party's appeal pretty much comes down to the comfortable ideal of maintaining tradition under the pretense that we're currently living in the best of all possible worlds and that something as dangerous as change threatens to overthrow the world's natural order. It is through appealing to the people's sense of security that the GOP keeps such a large following despite the fact that their policies only serve to benefit a powerful few. Whenever something as inconvenient as reality begins to threaten their interests all they have to do is set their propaganda machines into blaring sirens that send their members into panic.

If Obamacare is approved the government is going to start killing off the elderly! America will become a communist nation!

If global warming becomes accepted the liberals will destroy the economy!

If gay marriage becomes acceptable then before you know it so will polygamy, pedophilia, and incest!

If they take our guns away then you'll be left helpless to the violent dregs of society!

If evolution is taught in schools as fact then children will decide that they can do whatever they want thinking that life has no purpose anyway!

If abortion is legalized more women will turn into sluts and more poor babies will die! BABIES!!!

One only needs to take a glance at the Republican noise stations to realize that it's all about the scare tactics. It's basically sessions of the pundits and "news" reporters chanting emotionally-charged buzzwords and phrases over and over (Communist! Muslim! War on religion! Feminazis! Terrorism! The gay agenda! Obama! Liberals! Will destroy America! Hate America!) then dragging "experts" onto stage to agree with everything they just said. The trick is to lay the doom-saying on thick enough to make people feel unsafe while offering solace through the latest in sophisticated Republican policies which are going to make all those scary boogeymen go away.

The best synopsis of how the Rep Party works I think I have ever heard. The sad part is it works on people.
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this is beyond disturbing, and where I really see the disconnect between me and the sort of conservatives that scare the hell out of me.    This guy really (apparently) doesn't see it as significant that his daughter got pregnant while doing something that probably included having an intimate experience with someone she had great affection for, or at least having fun with someone she probably had some trust for, rather than while being attacked and probably scared out of her mind/scarred for life.    The significant question for him is *not* whether or not she was brutalized, but whether or not she was married (you see the flip side of this as well - it's moral to stay in a marriage with someone who abuses you because, well, it's marriage!)

I mean, really, how do people think like that?

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I've put together a flowchart to help people like Mr. Akin figure out their part of the decision making process.

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