As you may know, the Republicans have made more than a few horrific statements lately about rape, including “legitimate rape,” “forcible rape” (as if there’s another kind), and lots and lots about how God intends women to have rape-babies.
Well, Stephen Colbert weighed in. It’s great. Here’s a snippet of the transcript, Daily Kos has more:
Now, in the debate last night, one moment kinda stuck out. Here’s Mourdock when questioned on abortion.
SENATE CANDIDATE RICHARD MOURDOCK, R-IN (10/23/2012): I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.
OK, OK, hold on, let me just update my Days Without a GOP Rape Mention board.
Now, Mourdock’s comments upset many Hoosiers, and also possibly God. It really makes Him look like a terrible gift-giver. I will say, God, next time you’re stumped with picking out a good gift for the ladies, just go with an edible arrangement. (audience applause)
And folks, Mourdock is not the first member of the GOP to drop the R-word this campaign season. First we had Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, who said “legitimate rape” victims couldn’t get pregnant because “the female body has ways” of shutting “that whole thing down”. Then there was Iowa Representative and angry dinner roll Steve King, who said he’d never heard of a girl getting pregnant from statutory rape. Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith equated rape with out-of-wedlock pregnancy. And Wisconsin state representative Roger Rivard offered the sage advice that “some girls, they rape so easy”.
(shocked audience response)
What can you say? Some political careers, they end so quickly. (wild audience applause and cheering)
And now, there’s Mourdock. Together, I like to call these guys, Team Rape. Which they probably wouldn’t appreciate, but c’mon, they’re kinda asking for it. (wild audience applause and cheering)
After you check out the video, go check out a site a friend just put up: