Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Did Republicans Put LSD in the Drinking Water?

You have to wonder, for hot on the heels of Todd Aiken's line of "nobody gets pregnant from a legitimate rape, Rep. Steve King of Iowa told a reporter that he never heard of a girl getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.

They truly believe this crap?


wolfbitch said...

Yes. They truly believe this crap.

Allan S said...

It is scarey that a substantial amount of you Americans actually field these people in the first place. It is as if you guys are embracing ignorance and intolerance like some sort of stuffed animal....Allan

John Milton said...

OK, I don't know this guy or any of his politics, but read the quote, "Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.”

Maybe if I rephrase it, "I don't personally know of a child who has been become pregnant after statutory rape or incest, but I would be willing to talk about the subject at any time."

The article's assertions that this is some type of quote along the lines of those made by Akin is absurd.

Comrade Misfit said...

No, it is not. I personally don't know anyone who has been carjacked or suffered a home invasion, but it would pretty stupid of me to say something that would even begin to imply that those crimes don't exist.

King is a politician, he should have an ounce of common sense build into his speaking circuit.

John Milton said...

What are the odds that he did say something to make this quote completely contextual, yet the article only included those words that would cause the meaning to be more sensational (although I don't believe it is)?

Sarah said...

The fringes are folding in on the GOP, and we're beginning to see what some of their deeply held beliefs really are. I find it entertaining, and yes,a bit scary.

I don't think LSD is the culprit. If anything, LSD would make the self-deluded realize somethings about their beliefs, though perhaps also tipping them into fullly realized schizophrenia.

BadTux said...

John Milton, Steve King of Iowa is in competition with Rep. Peter King (R-IRA) for title of Dumbest King in Congress. Rest assured that Rep. King (either one) is so dumb he really probably does believe this crap.

Comrade Misfit, an ounce of common sense is not in the intellectual arsenal of Rep. King. For that matter, my guess is that if you opened the doors of that arsenal and inventoried its contents, you'd find a broken BB pistol and a slingshot with a dry-rotted rubber band. Dumber than a box of rocks doesn't begin to describe the man, his list of gaffes, misstatements, and just plain dumb statements is longer than Ayn Rand's literary output.