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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:49 PM

Karen Hughes, Former Bush Adviser: If Another Republican Man Talks Rape, I'll 'Cut Out His Tongue'

Karen Hughes, Former Bush Adviser: If Another Republican Man Talks Rape, I'll 'Cut Out His Tongue'

at Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/karen-hughes-rape_n_2117174.html

"SNIP........................................

For any Republican man considering following in the footsteps of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) or failed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock by making insensitive comments about rape, be forewarned: former George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes will be very displeased.

In an op-ed in Politico last week offering advice to the GOP in the wake of their defeats on Tuesday -- which included Mourdock and Akin, who lost a bid for Missouri Senate -- Hughes lashed out particularly harshly against Republicans responsible for controversial remarks about rape and abortion.

"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," she wrote. "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.'"

While Hughes' language is quite graphic, the underlying advice appears solid. A host of Republican candidates who drew fervent criticism for their comments about rape ended up losing last week.

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Reply Karen Hughes, Former Bush Adviser: If Another Republican Man Talks Rape, I'll 'Cut Out His Tongue' (Original post)
applegrove Nov 2012 OP
applegrove Nov 2012 #1
Squinch Nov 2012 #2
applegrove Nov 2012 #3
Squinch Nov 2012 #8
Skittles Nov 2012 #4
applegrove Nov 2012 #5
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #7
chalky Nov 2012 #6
Skittles Nov 2012 #9
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #10
Hekate Nov 2012 #11

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:55 PM

1. Why would Akins types listen to her? It is obviously a boys club.

And there is lots of free money available to any wackjob who wants to win the GOP primaries.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:56 PM

2. And Karen didn't say this before now, or fight her party's support for Akin and Mourdock because...?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

3. I betya the ranks of qualified gop candidates will become even thinner

as the party of the long con is always going to be awash in primary money for any nutjob, while anyone with character will avoid GOP politics like the plague.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:02 PM

8. True. Their primary process guarantees the nomination of imbeciles.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

4. that is not the part that needs cutting, darling

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:03 PM

5. LOL!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:54 PM

7. If you want to change the party, hire Lorena Bobbitt as an agent of change

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:48 PM

6. I love how her anger over the rape comments is more about losing votes

than about the obscenity of the comments.

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Response to chalky (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:08 PM

9. well of course

you don't expect a republican to have real empathy or compassion, do you chalky?

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Response to chalky (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:19 PM

10. +3,207

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:12 AM

11. I saw that and cheered

No, she's not my favorite person (no one who ever served Dubya is) but an angry Texas woman is a force to be reckoned with, based on past examples.

And I think Ms Hughes is well and truly angry at the "Neanderthal comments" and at the men who voiced them. She gets it that they demean women every time they open their mouths and spew. They deserve her graphic condemnation for that.

Never thought I'd say this, but Thank you, Karen Hughes.

Hekate

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