Rape fantasies from Mourdock, Akin and Ryan
The Kansas City Star
It’s amazing, really: Three men pontificating on how women, after being raped, should be forced to have their rapists’ babies.
It’s also very frightening - frightening that tea partier Richard Mourdock of Indiana is considered to be a serious U.S. Senate candidate after saying “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
It’s scary that Claire McCaskill of Missouri is having to spend millions of dollars to convince Missourians to re-elect her and not Republican Todd (“legitimate rape“) Akin.
And it’s especially scary that - if Mitt Romney is elected - that would make Paul (“forcible rape“) Ryan the vice president.
President Barack Obama appropriately was in full attack mode Wednesday, once again having to tell audiences that “rape is rape.”
And women’s groups found yet another legitimate opening to attack the Romney/Ryan ticket, as well as Mourdock, after his insensitive and ugly remarks.
Overall, it’s incredible that - in 2012 - Republicans with such backward views as Mourdock, Akin and Ryan are running for office.
And, again, it’s frightening that all three of them have chances to win.