Mike Huckabee "suggested that rapes, though 'horrible tragedies,' had produced admirable human beings."

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Quickie:

No words:

L.A. Times:

Huckabee used his syndicated radio program Monday to give the embattled candidate a safe venue to express remorse and his determination to remain in the race. Huckabee also took the opportunity to cast the best possible light on Akin’s awkward position. The former Arkansas governor and onetime GOPpresidential contender suggested a couple of cases in which he suggested that rapes, though “horrible tragedies,” had produced admirable human beings.

“Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape,” Huckabee said of the late American gospel singer. One-time presidential candidate Huckabee added: “I used to work for James Robison back in the 1970s, he leads a large Christian organization. He, himself, was the result of a forcible rape. And so I know it happens, and yet even from those horrible, horrible tragedies of rape, which are inexcusable and indefensible, life has come and sometimes, you know, those people are able to do extraordinary things.”

That was today's Quickie.

ADDED: Remember this? Was HuckaPardon trying to justify his own bad judgment? Documents Expose Huckabee's Role In Serial Rapist's Release:

As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee aggressively pushed for the early release of a convicted rapist despite being warned by numerous women that the convict had sexually assaulted them or their family members, and would likely strike again. The convict went on to rape and murder at least one other woman.

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  • susanhdean

    I suppose the idiots using that term are distinguishing "forcible rape" from rape as in "she was asking for it."

  • susanhdean

    WordSmith (have to admit that you do have a way with WORDS !) You have written exactly what I was thinking.  Rape by definition is forcing sex on another person--ANY rape is a forcible rape.  As for that Akin POS--almost unbelievable that such a fool is running for elective office.

  • susanhdean

    Ironic, isn't it, that they are so valuable in utero and so inconvenient after being born if they need financial  assistance to survive.

  • susanhdean

    RAPE is by definition forcible, so far as I understand it.  

  • susanhdean

    Well by all means let us all encourage rapists to do their thing and women to suffer for it--maybe the right wing has decided that is what "God" wants.  Who knows, we might get an artist or a genius born from one of those "legitimate rapes,"

  • David G

    Forcible rape?  Since when did the term forcible become part of the crime?  By definition rape is the act of  unwanted or illegal sexual intercourse -- there is  no meter that says what degrees of force are necessary to make a rape a rape?  What is wrong with these people?  Morons.  DG

  • Walt

    It is amazing the lengths these so called Christians (Old Testament theologians) will go to justify saving a non-thinking, non-feeling embryo.  Yet where is there crusade against poverty, hunger, child abuse, greed among the living?  FU Huckabee, you are no Christian.  Go live with the Taliban.

  • WordSmith

    Not people, Jason - WOMEN! Simple as that.

    These fuckdicks just keep adding to their tangible lunacy.  Just can't keep their mouths shut.

    Forcible rape . . . . when is rape NOT forcible? Rape by its very nature is violent, thus forcible.   Fucking pricks.  Went on sabbatical for a couple of months and this shit has just gotten worse.  Who'd thunk THAT?!

  • http://twitter.com/Aqua_Buddah Jason Rowe

    The GOP attitude toward rape exemplifies their general attitude toward people that don't fit their POS mold; Lay back and TAKE IT, we'll be done with you in a little bit. You can't spell "Republican" without "WTF are they saying NOW?"

  • http://twitter.com/SerialGramma Serial Gramma

    Why the fuck do they keep using term forcible rape!!  That is like calling it rape rape.