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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 07:59 AM

As President Obama put it: “Rape is an affront to our shared humanity”

from Chipsticks at the Obama Diary: http://theobamadiary.com/2012/08/19/rape-an-affront-to-our-shared-humanity/




I just thought of this video tonight, after the events of today (Akin/Ryan). The President wasn’t meant to appear until Lisa Iyotte introduced him, but while speaking for every victim of rape (because, needless to say, it’s not just the native American community that suffers from this horror), she was overcome, so he came out early to comfort her.

It was what ‘Romney/Ryan/Legitimate Rape 2012′ would never recognize:

Humanity.





July 2012 marked the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act …. Lisa Iyotte, a Lakota woman, a survivor, shared her personal story of her brutal rape that occurred in her home on a reservation as her young daughters watched. The man who raped her was never prosecuted for his crimes against her.

As President Obama put it:

“When one in three Native American women will be raped in their lifetimes, that is an assault on our national conscience; it is an affront to our shared humanity; it is something that we cannot allow to continue.”


read and watch: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/signing-tribal-law-and-order-act#transcript


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Reply As President Obama put it: “Rape is an affront to our shared humanity” (Original post)
bigtree Aug 2012 OP
bigtree Aug 2012 #1
allan01 Aug 2012 #2
freshwest Aug 2012 #8
bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #3
SidDithers Aug 2012 #4
FirstLight Aug 2012 #5
Blue Owl Aug 2012 #6
freshwest Aug 2012 #7

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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:02 AM

1. kick

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:43 AM

2. re:As President Obama put it: “Rape is an affront to our shared humanity”

mr. obama is one of the most approacable presidents i have ever seen. this man and his wife remind me of the kennedys .jfk and jackie , but with a different twist mr obama really really cares for his countrys people . lets see rr, the 2 shrubs and the rmonies do that . mr obama , you rock

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Response to allan01 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:17 AM

8. +1. I went to the link and she is crying all the way thorugh and he is comforting her.

He is the best president we have ever had. I think this video should be required viewing for Americans. If they can't see the humanity of this woman and the President, they are deranged. The woman is one of those the GOP tried to block funding to protect and help. This is the man the GOP slanders day and night and want his death. I think the choice is pretty clear.

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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 10:05 AM

3. ‘Romney/Ryan/Legitimate Rape 2012'

Retroactive Release in a Political Marriage.

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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 10:15 AM

4. DU rec...nt

Sid

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 11:30 AM

5. ...

without even watching the vid... that last pic made me cry...

I don't know about YOU - but I want someone who knows and has the capacity for COMPASSION to be holding the Highest Office in the Land... it's vital.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 03:51 PM

6. Yes it is, Todd Aiken

Yes it is.

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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 04:16 AM

7. Oh, this got me crying. But I expect nothing different from our President. Thanks, bigtree.

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