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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:08 PM

U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?'

U.S. Rep. Steve King told the Westside Conservative Club Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest throughout human history.

"What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" he said in Urbandale, Iowa. "Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can't say that I was not a part of a product of that."

The Kiron Republican was discussing his defense of not allowing exceptions for rape and incest in the anti-abortion legislation he tried to pass in Congress. Republican leadership had prevented bills he sponsored on banning abortions from advancing through the House, despite GOP support for the measures, King said.

Just because a conception happened in bad circumstances doesn't mean the result isn't a person, King, who is Catholic, argued.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2019/08/14/steve-king-abortion-rape-incest-westside-conservative-iowa-representative-birth-iowa-civilization/2007230001/


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Reply U.S. Rep. Steve King: If not for rape and incest, 'would there be any population left?' (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 14 OP
Sherman A1 Aug 14 #1
brush Aug 14 #2
Thekaspervote Aug 14 #3
lagomorph777 Aug 14 #37
superpatriotman Aug 14 #4
jcgoldie Aug 14 #5
brewens Aug 14 #6
lagomorph777 Aug 14 #38
maxsolomon Aug 14 #7
SamKnause Aug 14 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 14 #9
Beringia Aug 14 #10
TheRealNorth Aug 14 #11
SWBTATTReg Aug 14 #12
lagomorph777 Aug 14 #39
struggle4progress Aug 14 #13
TheBlackAdder Aug 14 #14
DBoon Aug 14 #35
Catherine Vincent Aug 14 #15
IcyPeas Aug 14 #16
yellowcanine Aug 14 #40
gratuitous Aug 14 #17
KatyMan Aug 14 #22
spanone Aug 14 #18
Iliyah Aug 14 #19
Leghorn21 Aug 14 #20
dalton99a Aug 14 #31
Yavin4 Aug 14 #21
Pacifist Patriot Aug 14 #33
chowder66 Aug 14 #23
NightWatcher Aug 14 #24
dawg day Aug 14 #25
Ilsa Aug 14 #28
ariadne0614 Aug 14 #43
Liberal In Texas Aug 14 #26
bdamomma Aug 14 #27
ariadne0614 Aug 14 #34
Hortensis Aug 14 #29
ariadne0614 Aug 14 #30
nolabear Aug 14 #32
Delmette2.0 Aug 14 #41
demmiblue Aug 14 #44
yellowcanine Aug 14 #36
MineralMan Aug 14 #42

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:10 PM

1. Pardon me for a moment

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:10 PM

2. What has this racist ass vomited up now? Not interested.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:10 PM

3. Looks like we have Another stable genius!!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:36 PM

37. Throw him in the stable with the other genius jackasses.

Let them eat hay.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:11 PM

4. I blame his constituents

They should be heaped with scorn and shame for electing this POS

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:11 PM

5. What the fuck?

This asshole thought this was a good argument?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:12 PM

6. Well, I suppose he'd be the one to know wouldn't he. So tell us about all this rape

and incest you have first hand knowledge of. It has to be a hell of a lot more than is in the public record.

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Response to brewens (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:37 PM

38. I imagine it's pretty common in HIS family tree.

That would explain a lot, actually.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:12 PM

7. Great points, Corn Hitler.



Who knew that King read Andrea Dworkin?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:13 PM

8. You useless piece of shit, fuck off and die !!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:13 PM

9. I suspect that Steve King is the product of

many generations of incest.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:13 PM

10. Well somebody out there will eat that up

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:14 PM

11. Is he auditioning to be King of the Incels?

These people are scary.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:15 PM

12. This idiot just keeps coming out with idiot excuses that seem to allow incest, rape, etc. How...

disgusting...no society of any decent standing would never ever allow anything such as this.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:37 PM

39. Interesting. Perhaps he needs to soften the ground for his defense.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:15 PM

13. "Let me add how very lucky I am that we don't execute people for stupidity!"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:16 PM

14. Speak For Yourself, Steve King!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:34 PM

35. Now we know how his own bloodline was propagated

nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:17 PM

15. That sob!

He gives Catholics a bad name.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:18 PM

16. Santorum said it in a different way to Piers Morgan:

We're to believe that Santorum's desire to overturn Roe v Wade is "not a matter of religious values", yet, when discussing a hypothetical pregnancy by rape just moments later, he says: "I believe and I think that the right approach is to accept this horribly created, in the sense of rape, but nevertheless, in a very broken way, a gift of human life, and accept what God is giving to you."

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:40 PM

40. GAWD as rapist. About right for Santorum.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:19 PM

17. Shorter King

Raped woman: You're not a person. The fetus inside you is.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:43 PM

22. Unless it's female nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:25 PM

18. Yes, he's really that fucking stupid.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:28 PM

19. WTF

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:39 PM

20. From later in the article:

“King said there was a plan for President Donald Trump to criticize him as well, but he met with Trump and said there's "no signal from Donald Trump that he's anything other than supportive of me."

yep, sounds about right

jfc

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:25 PM

31. +1

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:43 PM

21. Ever click on a thread out of sheer hope that the story was wrong?

Just praying that a leader didn't really say a thing. Just for the sake of humanity itself. Hoping against hope that he was mis-quoted somehow.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:29 PM

33. Virtually every day it seems. That, or hoping the link inside will be The Onion having a bad day.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:43 PM

23. Someone should ask him- what if the rapist is black or brown and the woman is white and/or his wife?


What then Steve?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:46 PM

24. So who makes these "Go be an even more horrible person than trump for a news cycle" calls?

Is that a gop function, or is Ivanka making them?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:56 PM

25. I sure hope this creep doesn't have daughters or nieces -

"Rape and incest might SEEM bad to you now, girls... But think of future generations!"

One thing the #MeToo twitter thread made me realize is how many women's lives were derailed by assault-- they had fears of going out after that, their relationships broke up, they dropped out of school-- everything got harder. And many men don't realize that-- it's not a single event, but for many women, it's a destructive experience that makes the rest of life that much more difficult.

(And when I'm really cynical, I think, "Well, that's convenient for the great majority of men who AREN'T abusers, maybe, but unwittingly benefit from lesser competition from women who won't take the physical and emotional risks they might have had they not been assaulted."

So this turd-- and that's unfair to turds, I know-- is telling women (and girls) to suck it up because rape and incest are actually good for the nation?
Maybe he's going to recommend Epstein for a posthumous medal.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:12 PM

28. Your second paragraph speaks volumes.

It's not just the PTSD. It is how PTSD affects the rest of our lives, usually making the current part of our lives a heaping pile of shit. Difficulty trusting, poor sleep yielding poor decision making, leading to career problems. Time helps heal, but sometimes the damage done in lost time is irrevocable.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #25)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:53 PM

43. And let's not forget what happens when we get to Social Security age.

Because of unequal pay, and lost wages from years of caring for young children and aging parents, our SS benefits are lower. In other words, we bear the cost and burden of producing and raising the “human capital” needed to provide workers/consumers/taxpayers, and get practically zero compensation (“The Price of Motherhood” by Ann Crittenden).

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:57 PM

26. The Republikan party - the party of rape and incest.

Got it.

Fits in with the other barbaric and rotten things they stand for.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:09 PM

27. Sounds about right to me

they are a filthy bunch of thugs. always have been, and never have done anything for the American people. Forgetting about that oath they took.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:32 PM

34. Not to mention really lousy lovers. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:14 PM

29. Rape's a weapon of war, and I "can't say" he wouldn't be all in.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:23 PM

30. Now is the time

. . .for all good men to come to the aid of feminism.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:27 PM

32. Because women are just gene carriers. Can we have a matriarchy now?

We could not possibly fuck things up as badly as these assholes are.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:40 PM

41. I'm all for that!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:03 PM

44. True. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:36 PM

36. You can't make up this shit.

WTF?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:51 PM

42. Well, after the Sodom and Gomorrah massacre,

Lot's daughters got Daddy drunk and got impregnated by him, so there's support for incest. As for rape, God told his people to slaughter all those who "pisseth against the wall," but to take the virgins for themselves. One assumes they wouldn't submit willingly, so there's the rape side of things.

Of course, there's Adam and Eve and their offspring - every last one of them incestuous by necessity. I mean, Eve was a female clone from Adam's rib, according to the story, and then Cain slew Abel and was sent away, so Adam and Eve must have gotten it on some more to make more replacements, all brothers and sisters, since those two started out as the only humans on the planet, if you are to believe Genesis. So, without incest, none of use would exist, or something like that.

So, according to the scriptures, Steve King is absolutely right. Now, does that give him the right to commit incest and rape? I'd like to ask him about that face-to-face. Maybe he thinks so...

Of course, according to reality, none of that is true, so...

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