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Surprise! Another Republican says something offensive about rape (and there’s something you can do about it)

What is it in the Republicans’ drinking water that makes it so hard for them to refrain from making offensive and ignorant comments about rape? And what is it that makes a party, which largely disavows science, think it can speak with any authority about anything related to science. Perhaps, we’ll never know.

What we do know is that the head of the California Republican Assembly, Celeste Greig,  joined the impressive ranks of Republicans saying inane shit about rape earlier this month when she suggested that pregnancies resulting from rape are rare:

“Granted, the percentage of pregnancies due to rape is small because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized…. I don’t know what percentage of pregnancies are ...

What is it in the Republicans’ drinking water that makes it so hard for them to refrain from making offensive and ignorant comments about rape? And what is it that makes a party, which largely disavows ...

Telling women to get a gun is not rape prevention

Trigger Warning

On Tuesday night, I appeared on Hannity in a segment framed around the idea that giving women guns is the solution to ending rape.  I was on with Independent Women’s Forum’s Gayle Trotter who recently made the point that women need guns for self defense from rape and gun violence prevention is infringing on their second Amendment rights, as well as, putting them at greater risk for domestic violence and rape.

Obviously, I disagreed.  Giving every woman a gun is not rape prevention.  If a woman chooses to go out and buy a legal gun for self-defense, that’s fine.  But that shouldn’t be confused with actual prevention, which is really about stopping rapes before they happen ...

Trigger Warning

On Tuesday night, I appeared on Hannity in a segment framed around the idea that giving women guns is the solution to ending rape.  I was on with Independent Women’s Forum’s

Republican Senator embraces Roe v. Wade by accident

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley made the mistake of responding to a question at a town hall about forced implatantion of microchips by the federal government, with the only logical and legal answer, “nothing can be done to your body without permission.”

Oh really?!  Senator Grassley a anti-choice Republican is in favor of doing things to women’s bodies without their permission but when it comes to a male constituent expressing concern about his bodily autonomy being violated by the government, suddenly Grassley thinks that the constitutional right to privacy is very important.  Perhaps, opponents of Roe need to take a look at the decision again.

Check out the video of the exchange below.  Transcript after the jump.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley made the mistake of responding to a question at a town hall about forced implatantion of microchips by the federal government, with the only logical and legal answer, “nothing can be done to ...

Conservative SuperPAC interns make a fake sex tape with a panda and Hillary Clinton

FreedomWorks is an astroturf conservative tea party group financed in large part by the Koch Brothers and Big Tobacco.  Elements of the tea party may have started on the grassroots level, but that didn’t last for long when rich conservatives saw the movement as an opportunity to capitalize on the tea party’s energy.  Enter FreedomWorks.

The investigation into FreedomWorks management is ongoing but today’s report in Mother Jones contained this gem (emphasis mine):

An internal investigation of FreedomWorks—the prominent conservative advocacy group and super-PAC—has focused on president Matt Kibbe’s management of the organization, his use of its resources, and a controversial book deal he signed, according to former FreedomWorks officials who have met with the private lawyers conducting the ...

FreedomWorks is an astroturf conservative tea party group financed in large part by the Koch Brothers and Big Tobacco.  Elements of the tea party may have started on the grassroots level, but that didn’t last for ...

Republicans attack Ashley Judd before she announces she’s running for Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is polling at 47% in Kentucky. Under 50% is the danger zone for incumbents. So it’s no surprise that American Crossroads SuperPac run by Karl Rove is attacking actress Ashley Judd, before she even makes a final decision about running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. The $10,000 ad buy will run for 2 weeks in the state.

The ad paints Ashley as a Hollywood elite and a blind Obama disciple. The problem is that these two things couldn’t be farther from the truth. When I was at the Democratic Convention this summer, I met Ashley Judd….at Target. She was shopping like a regular person.

See Ashley Judd is not a liberal Hollywood elite. She’s definitely ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is polling at 47% in Kentucky. Under 50% is the danger zone for incumbents. So it’s no surprise that American Crossroads SuperPac run by Karl Rove is attacking actress Ashley Judd, ...

Are Republicans already giving up on their electoral college rigging scheme?

After getting their butts kicked by Democrats in 2012, Republicans huddled up to strategize how to win in the next presidential election.  Did they make any real effort to reflect on their own policy platform and rhetoric that turns off large swaths of the electorate? No, of course not.

Instead, they set up a scheme to steal the next election by rigging the electoral college in 6 states.  So far, 4 states look likely to reject these shenanigans, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Michigan.  Two additional states, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are still debating the GOP’s plan.

Via Talking Points Memo:

Not only does the Virginia bill appear to be dead, the media frenzy surrounding it has forced top Republicans in other states to take a ...

After getting their butts kicked by Democrats in 2012, Republicans huddled up to strategize how to win in the next presidential election.  Did they make any real effort to reflect on their own policy platform and rhetoric that ...

People who say more good guys with guns is the solution lack firing neurons

The NRA’s argument that more guns is necessary to prevent mass shootings, or any shootings was always nonsense.  The ridiculousness of this argument is on display yet again, with the recent news out of Georgia where a man shot and killed a young Latino man who accidentally pulled into his driveway.

Via NBC Latino:

Rodrigo Diaz, 22, was driving around with his girlfriend and two friends when he pulled into a driveway, thinking they had arrived at another friend’s house, his brother says. But instead he pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, 69, who thought his home was being robbed, his lawyer says. Sailors then shot Diaz, according to the police report, citing what Sailors told officers at the ...

The NRA’s argument that more guns is necessary to prevent mass shootings, or any shootings was always nonsense.  The ridiculousness of this argument is on display yet again, with the recent news out of Georgia where a ...

NRA attacks Sasha and Malia Obama

Here’s hoping that the gun violence prevention proposals coming out of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force are substantial. The American people deserve serious solutions on the issue of gun safety and it’s becoming more and more clear that now is the time to do it. Since the NRA has completely lost their minds.

Not only have they release a new game using human targets for practice, which is classy after the massacre of babies in Newtown, now they’ve gone after the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama.

Here’s hoping that the gun violence prevention proposals coming out of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force are substantial. The American people deserve serious solutions on the issue of gun safety and it’s becoming more and more ...

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