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Todd Akin’s comment brings "war on women" back to prominence

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-todd-akin-comment-brings-war-on-women-back-to-prominence/2012/08/20/c4570fae-eafd-11e1-9ddc-340d5efb1e9c_story.html?tid=pm_pop

by Eugene Robinson

At least until Election Day, Republicans were supposed to pretend that their party’s alleged “war on women” was nothing but a paranoid fantasy stoked by desperate Democrats. Obviously, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) didn’t get the memo.

Akin, campaigning to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in November, was trying to explain his stance against abortion Sunday when he committed what cannot be dismissed as a mere gaffe. It was an abomination that could only stem from benighted ignorance — and it brings the whole “war on women” thing back into scary focus


*snip*

Yeah, they did claim it was Obama who "stoked that fire," didn't they?

Besides the ignorance, the most insidious thing about the Akin comment is the word "legitimate".

He's playing the "women bring it upon themselves" card. This kind of back-handed misogyny has got to stop. Even conservatives are all "Hold on there, buddy!" There may be a chance.


RATM - Bulls On Parade



"Come wit it now!
Come wit it now!
The microphone explodes, shattering the molds
Ya either drop tha hits like de la O or get tha &%$# off tha commode
Wit tha sure shot, sure ta make tha bodies drop
Drop an don't copy yo, don't call this a co-opt
Terror rains drenchin', quenchin' tha thirst of tha power dons
That five sided fist-a-gon
Tha rotten sore on tha face of mother earth gets bigger
Tha triggers cold now empty ya purse

They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells

Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
I walk tha corner to tha rubble that used to be a library
Linin' to the mind cemetery now
What we don't know keeps tha contracts alive an movin'
They don't gotta burn tha books they just remove 'em
While arms warehouses fill as quick as tha cells

They Rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells
They rally round tha family! With a pocket full of shells

Bulls on parade!
Bulls on parade!
Bulls on parade!
Bulls on parade!
Bulls on parade!"

Is Ryan trying to appear hip, or has he actually read RATM's lyrics and they just didn't take?

"You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites"

"Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
I walk tha corner to tha rubble that used to be a library
Line up to tha mind cemetary now"

"They rally 'round the family
with a pocket full of shells"

"Is all tha world jails and churches?"

edited to add: (Springsteen cover)
"Now Tom Said; "Ma, whenever ya see a cop beatin' a guy
Wherever a hungry new born baby cries
Wherever there's a fight against the blood and hatred in the air
Look for me Ma, I'll be there
Wherever somebody's strugglin' for a place to stand
For a decent job or a helpin' hand
Wherever somebody is strugglin' to be free
Look in their eyes, Ma, You'll see me!"

Yeah, right. He and his Mullet buddies probably had a track on a mix tape with Digital Underground, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Ton Loc and he had no idea what he was hearing.

Reagan/"Born in the USA" much?







You Go, Susan B!

Hey everyone. Thanks in advance for listening to my original work.

And Mods, thanks in advance also for PLEASE letting me keep this in GD, because it's not particularly political. It's just that I am one of many "resident musicians" on DU and I am trying to find an audience.

If I may take your mind off of politics for a moment, this is a (FREE to stream, of course) brand new song from my band, KICKING THOMAS. It's called "GO":

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_14195630

We produced and recorded it ourselves in my home studio (which I am very grateful to have, by the way):



And here's the band (me with the beard):



https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3465230878251.2131906.1495397564&type=3

It's so hard to get people to listen to independent music, so thanks again in advance for taking the time. I hope you enjoy the track and if you do, please consider "liking" and recommending it.

Thanks for supporting indie musicians, which, of course, supports small business.

Please remember that, in the age of the internet, 4 companies still own all the majors.

Love to my fellow DU musicians!

Conservatives won't admit it, but they'd be apoplectic if it were the Obamas hiding tax returns.

It would be their entire campaign.

Ayn Rand in clear and conscise language.

Abject selfishness = "Individualism"
Unfettered corporatism = "Freedom"

It absolutely astounds me how little her philosophy takes into account simple human nature.

"Walk, Walk, Walk It Back, Gently Down The Stream...."

The Assault in high school, Anglo-Saxongate, "You People," UK Olympics, Poland, Israel, "I like firing people," Taxgate, Baingate, and now "Obamacare is really Obamneycare."

It's been an endless parade of "what I meant to say was...." and "I was taken out of context..." and "a spokesperson for the Romney campaign had to clarify......"

Seriously?

Indeed, life is but a dream.

The hateful disconnect is already apparent. Comments I've seen regarding the WI shooting

"Here we go again! Blame the white guy."

"you just know they're going to say he's a republican."

"Obama will milk this for at least a month."


HEY, ASSHATS: EYEWITNESSES SAID THE SHOOTER WAS BALD AND WHITE WITH A HEAVY BUILD. POLICE OFFICIALS SAID THAT HIS TATTOOS MAY IDENTIFY HIM AS A BEING WITH A GROUP OF WHITE POWER EXTREMISTS.

THIS ISN'T THE "LIBERAL MEDIA" MAKING SHIT UP, YOU STUPID FUCKING MORONS.





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