Monday, August 27, 2012

Quote of the Day


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

-- Republican Senate candidate Tom Smith of Pennsylvania

So, what's he comparing? Having a child out of wedlock with having a child produced by rape. Really.

See, Smith was speaking to the Pennsylvania Press Club and said that while he disagrees with Todd Akin's recent comment about "legitimate rape" and the fact that a woman's body can shut down pregnancy in instances of rape -- the latter being especially amusing seeing how there's nothing to agree or disagree with since it's science -- he still doesn't believe that abortion should be legal in cases of rape or incest. When a reporter then asked him how he'd personally respond to a daughter or granddaughter having to carry a child created by rape to term, Smith said he'd already gone through something similar within his own family and that the person in question made the right decision by "choosing life." When pressed, Smith explained in detail: His daughter had gotten pregnant even though she wasn't married. To Smith, that's very close to having his daughter be raped.

You don't have to put yourself in a father's position to understand the comparison.

You have to put yourself in the position of a sociopath with Down Syndrome.

I wonder how Tom Smith's daughter feels about her child's grandfather implying that he or she may as well have been the product of rape. And I'll bet Smith's daughter would absolutely know the difference between her specific pregnancy and one caused by rape -- just a hunch.

6 comments:

Riles said...

I guess I should be past the point of being surprised anymore, but my jaw dropped when I read his quote. These guys are seriously delusional and it's dangerous to have them in office.

Megan said...

Makes sense. Only unmarried women have abortions, right?

littlebitoffeisty said...

Did you hear the one where Paul Ryan commented that rape was just "another method of conception"...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-slansky-/paul-ryan-said-something-_b_1832377.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Zirgar said...

So, premarital sex is Akin to rape? Only in the GOP.

TheReaperD said...

13th century, here we come!

Anonymous said...

They've pulled back the curtain on how they think, can they now drop the "chose life" crap and admit they want any child born outside their backwardly narrow definition of "acceptable sex" to be the "punishment" they believe it is?