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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:55 PM

Karen Hughes: I'll 'CUT OUT' The Tongue Of GOPers Talking RAPE

Former George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes dissects the lessons learned from the 2012 race on our home page, and cites a key one for the Republican party:



Finally, the Republican Party has to set a tone that is more respectful, positive and inclusive. The immigration rhetoric that came out of the Republican primary seemed harsh, unwelcoming and offputting to many minority voters. Obama increased his share of the Hispanic vote and won it 69 percent to 29 percent (per The New York Times exit poll); likewise he built a huge margin among Asian voters, 74-25, almost doubling the margin of his support compared to 2008. Both of those constituencies are hardworking, upwardly mobile, family-oriented, and should be open to Republican appeals if we don’t make them feel unwelcome.


And if another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue. The college-age daughters of many of my friends voted for Obama because they were completely turned off by Neanderthal comments like the suggestion of “legitimate rape.”


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83632.html





We've written about the problem that talking about abortion has caused for Republicans this cycle. Hughes' comments reflect a broader concern within the party, and an issue Republicans have to address.



http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/karen-hughes-ill-cut-out-the-tongue-of-gopers-talking-149146.html

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Reply Karen Hughes: I'll 'CUT OUT' The Tongue Of GOPers Talking RAPE (Original post)
Segami Nov 2012 OP
seabeyond Nov 2012 #1
Grateful for Hope Nov 2012 #3
Bibliovore Nov 2012 #19
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #2
etherealtruth Nov 2012 #4
lunatica Nov 2012 #5
Segami Nov 2012 #7
elfin Nov 2012 #6
Segami Nov 2012 #8
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #10
intheflow Nov 2012 #17
jenw2 Nov 2012 #9
Cha Nov 2012 #14
Wind Dancer Nov 2012 #11
IcyPeas Nov 2012 #13
justice1 Nov 2012 #15
RainDog Nov 2012 #12
Barack_America Nov 2012 #16
supernova Nov 2012 #18
babylonsister Nov 2012 #20
AlinPA Nov 2012 #21

Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:57 PM

1. she was spot on. good for her, speaking out. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:05 PM

3. Absolutely agree.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:25 PM

19. But notice she only said it was the college-age daughters...

...who were turned off by this. She didn't say that her friends -- or she, of course -- had a similar reaction. Also, she's more concerned about the speaking of the comments than the attitude behind them. And she threatened violence to stop speech she dislikes.

So I'm a little less impressed.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:02 PM

2. There comes a point, IMO, that the women of the Republic party

need to take some kind of stand. They are just as complicit as their male counterparts when they don't speak up about this kind of rhetoric. It also reenforces the idea that Republic women just spout the lines told to them by their "mens." Quite frankly, the GOP needs to break with the Tea Party.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:05 PM

4. Good for her

Though I can't imagine ever voting for a republican .... I do not want to hear tis deranged misogynistic garbage in the political discourse

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:06 PM

5. Coming from her that really surprises me

Not that she would feel that way, but that she would say anything against Republicans. That woman is an attack dog if I ever saw one!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:09 PM

7. She's also a Bush loyalist. Keeping Bush locked up in the basement

for the duration of these elections probably didn't sit well with her at all.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:09 PM

6. But OK with her if they believe that way, but just don't speak of that

Stealth rapists and forced birthers dandy. Do not reveal the true policies EVER.

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Response to elfin (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:14 PM

8. Good point! If you have nothing good to say, keep your mouth shut!

But you can still believe in your 'twisted rape' perspective in private or until AFTER you con the electorate to give up their vote for you.

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Response to elfin (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:34 PM

10. Exactly.

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Response to elfin (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:23 PM

17. That's her MO from back in the day when she was issuing press releases disguised as news reports.

She is A-OK with lying if it gets Republicans in power. The ends justify the means at any cost.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:16 PM

9. Wow, she is violent

 

Really, you want to go cut off the tongues of all of the men in your party?

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:09 PM

14. Exactly, jenw. Looks like she's started a war with the "rape team"

in the repub party.. and that would include lyin ryan, himself.. who said "rape was just another method of conception." Does she want to cut his tongue out too????

It would have been wonderful if that ayn rand asshole had lost but I don't advocate threatening to cut out his tongue even in hyperbole.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

11. Karen Hughes.........

.... was silent until after the election. She's been recruited for damage control.

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Response to Wind Dancer (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:04 PM

13. this is probably true

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Response to Wind Dancer (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:11 PM

15. Agree... they realize they have to broaden their base.

Even Rush, is considering putting out a Spanish version of his show.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:46 PM

12. Republican Civil War

The "not nuts" want the votes of the nuts but want them to shut up and not state their actual positions.

Well, as long as that's the mindset you appeal to - any woman would be crazy to vote for Republicans, including Karen Hughes.

If she gave a damn about women in this nation, she wouldn't vote for these ass wipes either.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:12 PM

16. She's back? Uck. Please Republicans, hire somebody else.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 PM

18. The problem is that even if they don't verbalize it, they still believe it.

Their views are already out there and what is more telling is the number of republicans who do not seem to care.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:47 PM

20. What took her so long? Why weren't these "Neanderthal comments' when they were made

by the neanderthals?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:13 PM

21. She should talk with Ryan. He's one of those legitimate rape republicans.

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