The election and the rape exception

The election and the rape exception

There are 82 comments on the Politico story from Oct 26, 2012, titled The election and the rape exception. In it, Politico reports that:

The concerted effort to win women's votes with less than two weeks remaining before Election Day is far more important than horse race politics.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Politico.

responder

Columbus, OH

#23 Oct 26, 2012
carey529 wrote:
the media thinks the country is stupid enough to believe one wanna-be senators remark is going to influence the presidetial race...
so they keep beating that dead horse.
IOW, you're desperately afraid it WILL.

Mittens hasn't disavowed Akin's idiocy, you know...:)
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#24 Oct 26, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it actually seems to be a recurring theme among the far right idiots who seem to comprise a terrifying large percentage of the republican party...
it bodes very ill for women of the US if they actually get elected...
When the ignorant republicants are consdering discussing rape, contraception, pro-choice or women's health rights, they should take a deep breath, think with their brains and zip their mouths if they think they are uninformed, backward thinking and ignorant.

That will save more embarrassment to the republicant men who seem to have no clue.

These ignorant men seem to be crawling out of the republicannot woodwork and embarrassing themselves and their party and they think they should be making decisions for women???
imaginaryfriend

Sterling Heights, MI

#25 Oct 26, 2012
The Republicons are all for stripping women of ALL their rights. They started with reproductive rights, with have real economic consequences for women and their families, then they'll continue from there.
Ask yourself why the repugnants in congress blocked "The violence Against Women Act"?
Watch what they do, not what they say.
Willard Rawpower won't give out ANY details for ANY of his plans. He has refused to tell us who he is by not releasing his tax returns.
Romoney, Ryan, repubics running for the U.S. senate and House are TOO EXTREME!!
Repubics running in your state are TOO EXTREME!!
radiofreeamerica

Tampa, FL

#26 Oct 26, 2012
And obamas losing this one.Romneys popularity among women has greatly increased since the debates.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#27 Oct 26, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it actually seems to be a recurring theme among the far right idiots who seem to comprise a terrifying large percentage of the republican party...
it bodes very ill for women of the US if they actually get elected...
it only "seems" like that to far left wing idiots...
who compromise a horrifingly large percentage of the media.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#28 Oct 26, 2012
imaginaryfriend wrote:
The Republicons are all for stripping women of ALL their rights. They started with reproductive rights, with have real economic consequences for women and their families, then they'll continue from there.
Ask yourself why the repugnants in congress blocked "The violence Against Women Act"?
Watch what they do, not what they say.
Willard Rawpower won't give out ANY details for ANY of his plans. He has refused to tell us who he is by not releasing his tax returns.
Romoney, Ryan, repubics running for the U.S. senate and House are TOO EXTREME!!
Repubics running in your state are TOO EXTREME!!
wow...an amazing display of hate, misinformation and stupidity.
you could get a job at msnbc in an instant!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#29 Oct 26, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
When the ignorant republicants are consdering discussing rape, contraception, pro-choice or women's health rights, they should take a deep breath, think with their brains and zip their mouths if they think they are uninformed, backward thinking and ignorant.
That will save more embarrassment to the republicant men who seem to have no clue.
These ignorant men seem to be crawling out of the republicannot woodwork and embarrassing themselves and their party and they think they should be making decisions for women???
where are you ignorant women crawling out of?
you're embarrassing human beings!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#30 Oct 26, 2012
responder wrote:
<quoted text>
IOW, you're desperately afraid it WILL.
Mittens hasn't disavowed Akin's idiocy, you know...:)
vowed

obama hasn't disavowed...
water's, jackson-lee's, pelosi's, reid's, durbin's, schumer's or biden's, either...

your point?
imaginaryfriend

Sterling Heights, MI

#31 Oct 26, 2012
Romoney, Ryan, Akin, Mourdock;
Women must bow down to the almighty c--k.
This is the rePUBICs' position;
They've clearly made it their mission.
Hickory-Dickory Mourdock!

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#32 Oct 27, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
Women on a whole are more influenced by which candidate is going to give their children a chance at a better future.
Some women might base their voting choices on who said what about rape, but to make this appear as BIG deal to women in general is a pathetic attempt at political posturing.
I entirely agree.

Having a daughter I want what is better for her. I certainly do NOT want a bunch of ass backwards men or women making laws that restrict her freedoms or penalizes her for a crime committed against her. I also do not want a male phallic worshipping religion forced on her that renders her a second class citizen. To ignore political candidates that openly express the desire to do both would be pathetic and irresponsible in a country that espouses freedom.

Rape IS a big deal to women, your ignorance in an attempt at political posturing is pathetic.
Ocean56

AOL

#33 Oct 27, 2012
Eleanor wrote:
Women on a whole are more influenced by which candidate is going to give their children a chance at a better future. Some women might base their voting choices on who said what about rape, but to make this appear as BIG deal to women in general is a pathetic attempt at political posturing.
It IS a big deal for women, since Romney has made it very clear that he would take AWAY women's reproductive rights if he ever got elected.

President Obama has always been a supporter of women and women's reproductive rights. So I'll VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA on November 6th, as I voted for him in 2008.
Ocean56

AOL

#34 Oct 27, 2012
Morgana 9 wrote:
Having a daughter I want what is better for her. I certainly do NOT want a bunch of ass backwards men or women making laws that restrict her freedoms or penalizes her for a crime committed against her. I also do not want a male phallic worshipping religion forced on her that renders her a second class citizen. To ignore political candidates that openly express the desire to do both would be pathetic and irresponsible in a country that espouses freedom.
Rape IS a big deal to women, your ignorance in an attempt at political posturing is pathetic.
Agreed. I don't have a daughter, but I do have three nieces, and I want a President who will protect THEIR right to make their own reproductive/medical decisions. Romney has made it very clear he will take AWAY those rights for women if he's ever elected. I don't want THAT guy in the White House.

So I'll VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA on November 6th, just as I voted for him in 2008.

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#35 Oct 27, 2012
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. I don't have a daughter, but I do have three nieces, and I want a President who will protect THEIR right to make their own reproductive/medical decisions. Romney has made it very clear he will take AWAY those rights for women if he's ever elected. I don't want THAT guy in the White House.
So I'll VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA on November 6th, just as I voted for him in 2008.
ANY woman that denies that reproductive issues or crimes against women as important to the future of women/girls has her head directly up her backside. To vote for people that deem women as nothing more than brood mares is to deny women/girls the possibility of a bright and happy future.

I think one of the reasons they hate Obama is the fact that he has fathered 2 girls! They always praise Rmoney for having 5 sons!

Obama>pro women>pro choice!
Ocean56

AOL

#36 Oct 27, 2012
Morgana 9 wrote:
ANY woman that denies that reproductive issues or crimes against women as important to the future of women/girls has her head directly up her backside. To vote for people that deem women as nothing more than brood mares is to deny women/girls the possibility of a bright and happy future.
I think one of the reasons they hate Obama is the fact that he has fathered 2 girls! They always praise Rmoney for having 5 sons!
Obama>pro women>pro choice!
Agreed. As far as I'M concerned, the women who support Romney are either incredibly ignorant, or are just as STUCK IN THE PAST as he is. Even in the 1850's, when women were just beginning the fight for women's rights, there were many unbelievably stupid women who kept insisting that "women didn't WANT to vote, because their men did it for them."

It's appalling that in the 21st century, we have to fight the women's rights battles all over again, but if that's what it takes, I'm more than willing to do it. ANY woman who values women's rights to make our own reproductive/medical decisions needs to VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA on November 6th, or risk losing those rights completely if Romney is elected.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#37 Oct 27, 2012
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. As far as I'M concerned, the women who support Romney are either incredibly ignorant, or are just as STUCK IN THE PAST as he is. Even in the 1850's, when women were just beginning the fight for women's rights, there were many unbelievably stupid women who kept insisting that "women didn't WANT to vote, because their men did it for them."
It's appalling that in the 21st century, we have to fight the women's rights battles all over again, but if that's what it takes, I'm more than willing to do it. ANY woman who values women's rights to make our own reproductive/medical decisions needs to VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA on November 6th, or risk losing those rights completely if Romney is elected.
Don't forget. The Republican Party is the party of ignorance and hypocrisy. Just as you can't explain women voting Repub, no one can explain logically the existence of the Log Cabin Repubs. But then again, I live in FloriDUH. Everyone here votes against their own best interests.
Gravediggers

Bakersfield, CA

#38 Oct 27, 2012
hhhhhhhhhmmmm! a little sexism here!

What about our MURDERED AND RAPED AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS in BENGHAZI!

“ABORTION KILLS A HUMAN BEING”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#39 Oct 27, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>so is that why Romeny took the lead with women....because we are so bad for them..........
It's because women on the whole realize the economy and jobs are important. The ignorant women are the only ones who have bought into Obamas kiss arse of women to get their vote. These women are single minded, and don't care about the country, only their selfishness. I'm truly astounded at that mindset!

“ABORTION KILLS A HUMAN BEING”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#40 Oct 27, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
hhhhhhhhhmmmm! a little sexism here!
What about our MURDERED AND RAPED AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS in BENGHAZI!
They want to sweep that under the carpet because their potus is responsible for the murders. One of the looney leftists asked me on another thread why I was still talking about Libya! It's astounding the lengths they will go to just to try to make Obama look good. Meanwhile, obama is interviewed on MTV talking hip hop!
Lee

Warsaw, IN

#41 Oct 27, 2012
As it has been, so shall it always be. When a Republican is clearly ahead they commit political suicide. Promoting family values for rapists is just par for the Republican course.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#43 Oct 27, 2012
kaylayossi wrote:
<quoted text>
They want to sweep that under the carpet because their potus is responsible for the murders. One of the looney leftists asked me on another thread why I was still talking about Libya! It's astounding the lengths they will go to just to try to make Obama look good. Meanwhile, obama is interviewed on MTV talking hip hop!
what about Mitt's involvement with Stericycle?
or does it not count when it's only profit on paper?

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