Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Legitimate rape' part deux

You know how they say that all publicity is good publicity (except maybe around Sony Pictures)? Missouri, then, must be in hog heaven, publicity-wise.

“I’m just saying if there was a legitimate rape, you’re going to make a police report, just as if you were robbed,” Brattin says. “That’s just common sense.”
Brattin later said his use of the phrase "legitimate rape" was in a different sense than one-time Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin's use.

Who knew that the Show-me State was full of such subtle thinkers?

(Also, isn't capitalism the greatest? You cannot push around an American capitalist, even if you are just a shadowy generator of digital pathways. No sirree


The idiot wasn't kidding and he wasn't misinterpreted.


  1. Why wasn't I amazed that when I went and read the actual quote, in context, that what the guy said isn't anything like you portrayed it.

    Here's what you left out:

    “Just like any rape, you have to report it, and you have to prove it,” Brattin tells Mother Jones. “So you couldn’t just go and say, ‘Oh yeah, I was raped,’ and get an abortion. It has to be a legitimate rape.”

    As in an actual, not the Rolling Stone kind.

    Of course, to those who are pro-murders-of-convenience, that distinction doesn't matter.

  2. How do you propose that the victim 'prove it' within the short window that an abortion is allowed?

  3. Oh, by reporting the rape to the police, going to the hospital for an examination, pressing charges, that sort of thing.

    What should be crystal clear is that Brattin, who isn't as enamored of murders-of-convenience as progressives are, doesn't want baseless rape claims to provide a pretext for abortion.

    So, yes, an entirely different sense.