While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.
From being deceitful on Romney’s actual position on abortion to being deceitful that women get pregnant from rape or that women can die from pregnancy complications it is time to call the GOP on the deceit and the stupidity.
“Some girls rape easy.” Those are the shocking words of Roger Rivard, a Republican state representative in Wisconsin previously endorsed by Paul Ryan.
Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.
After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.
The Republican candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania on Monday compared the decision to abort an unwanted pregnancy resulting from premarital sex to one conceived through rape as he defended his opposition to abortion in all cases.
Here’s is the situation as we approach the start of two weeks of convention madness beginning Monday.
Romney’s campaign told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd prior to the start of the interview the candidate would not be fielding questions about Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin and the firestorm he created when he used the phrase “legitimate rape.”
Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.
Chris talks to CBS 3′s Dray Clark about the latest on the investigation to find the killers of Officer Moses Walker. He also recounts his evening judging Philly’s Funniest at Helium Comedy Club, and talks to a former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis, who will be speaking at the Republican National Convention.
Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin now says he was wrong with his remarks Sunday that pregnancy from rape was rare because, “if it’s a legitimate rape,” he said, “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Chris interviews Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan at rally in West Chester. He also talks to Ann Coulter about her new book, Mugged, which is out in September, and voices his opposition to Todd Akin staying in his race for Senate in Missouri.
The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Chris previews his interview later today with Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ray and thinks that the Republican Senate Candidate in Missouri, Todd Akin, should drop out of the race after his comments about rape and abortion. He also talks to Senate Candidate from New Jersey, Joe Kyrillos, about the Akin affair and his race against Bob Menendez.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.