Thursday, July 8, 2010

Moron Report #42: Sharron Angle--Rape is God's Plan

Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.--J.S. Mill
Ever wonder what is going on in the decrepit mind of a misogynist who calls herself a "conservative feminist" (an oxymoron popularized by the pay-for-your-own-rape-kits ex-mayor of Wasilla)? How about one who thinks if your father rapes and impregnates you, that you should just learn to make lemonade out of the situation. After all, it is a part of god's plan, because god is a man and has willed your dad to rape and impregnate you.

Sharron Angle's Advice for Rape Victims Considering Abortion: Turn Lemons Into Lemonade
by Sam Stein

Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle has moderated a host of policy positions in her transition from a primary candidate to general election contender battling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. One thing she has not backed away from has been her insistence that abortion should be outlawed universally, even in cases of rape and incest.

Angle did in late June, the Tea Party favorite re-affirmed her pro-life sensibilities (rigid, as they are, even within Republican circles), when she insisted that a young girl raped by her father should know that "two wrongs don't make a right." Much good can come from a horrific situation like that, Angle added. Lemons can be made into lemonade.
Stock: Let me bring up one other topic that I rarely talk about here, because it's one of those topics that's a lose-lose, but we've got to talk about it because it was brought up in your TV interview and that has to do with the issue of abortion, and whether or not abortion should be available in the case of rape or incest. The question to you at the time by the interviewer was that do you want the government to go and tell a 13 year-old child who has been raped by her father that she has to have that baby. And of course you responded 'I didn't say that I always say that I value life.' Where do you stand on the issue of abortion, a consensual abortion, from a person who is raped or is pregnant as a result of incest?

Angle: Well right now our law permits that. My own personal feelings and that is always what I express, my personal feeling is that we need to err on the side of life. There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life no matter what it's location, age, gender or disability. So whenever we talk about government and government's role, government's role is to protect life and that's what our Founding Father said, that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Stock: What do you say then to a young girl, I am going to place it as he said it, when a young girl is raped by her father, let's say, and she is pregnant. How do you explain this to her in terms of wanting her to go through the process of having the baby?

Angle: I think that two wrongs don't make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade. Well one girl in particular moved in with the adoptive parents of her child, and they both were adopted. Both of them grew up, one graduated from high school, the other had parents that loved her and she also graduated from high school. And I'll tell you the little girl who was born from that very poor situation came to me when she was 13 and said 'I know what you did thank you for saving my life.' So it is meaningful to me to err on the side of life.

The interview, which took place on the conservative Alan Stock Show, was captured and sent to the Huffington Post by a source in Nevada. It is noteworthy primarily to the extent that it shows how doctrinaire Angle's views on abortion really are. The Nevada Republican earlier discussed her beliefs on the topic during an interview with the Bill Manders in which she called pregnancy in cases of rape and incest, "God's plan."

Since then, she's embraced the absolutist label she's been handed on abortion policy, refusing to back down from her statement to Manders during subsequent interviews and, clearly, expanding on it during her sit down with Alan Stock.

This is what J.S. Mill meant when he referred to the UK's Conservative Party as the stupid party. Today, it is the Republican Party and its teabag movement, and this is what they have reduced themselves to nominating for the US Senate--someone who thinks that raping girls and impregnating them, and forcing them to birth those rape babies, is "God's plan." Seriously, Sharron, I write this with all sincerity and the fullest meaning, words I rarely utter out of disdain for the ease to which it rolls off the mouths of so many in situations when it does not apply: Fuck you and your rapist god. Take that lemon.

UPDATE: As per request of a valued reader (thanks, Mary), I realized that I did not include the contact information for everyone's favorite pro-incestuous rape US Senate candidate. Without further ado.

Friends of Sharron Angle
P.O. Box 33058
Reno, NV 89533
Reno: 775-787-6017
Las Vegas: 702-243-1976

Oh, and by the way, Sharron decided to drop another gem on us today, calling the unemployed "spoiled." My dislike for Harry Reid's weak leadership of the Senate notwithstanding, anyone in Nevada who votes for this nutter (especially if you have ever been unemployed, experienced problems paying your bills, or put in the situation she felt necessitated to declare you to make lemonade over) needs a psychiatric review or put on an offender registry.

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