Elizabeth Warren plays the Rape Card

Yesterday morning Scott Brown was the first major Republican figure to call for Todd Akin’s resignation from the US Senate race for Missouri.  In addition he was the first candidate in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race to condemn Akin’s remarks about “legitimate rape”.  The Lowell Sun’s Chris Camire reported yesterday that Brown condemned the comments, via twitter, a whole six minutes before Liz Warren.

You would think that would be enough for Elizabeth Warren, but you would be wrong.  Warren spent the entire day, trying to link the father of two young daughters, to a fictitious Republican cheer squad for rape.  Anne Sorock at Legal Insurrection has the story:

In what looks and feels like a reincarnation of the bizarre 2010 Martha Coakley rape mailer attack on Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren has put together a graphic on her facebook page that attempts to take advantage of the Todd Akin controversy by tying Brown to some supposed Republican pro-rape agenda.

Here is what Warren posted on her Facebook page:

The agenda of the Republican Party is to limit access to health care services. It’s to deny women equal pay for equal work. It’s to cut funding for Planned Parenthood. And it’s to select as a vice presidential nominee someone who co-sponsored legislation with Rep. Akin to ‘redefine rape.’

Scott Brown and other Republicans want to pretend Todd Akin is an isolated individual, but he is clearly in line with the Republican agenda.

Today Warren will be releasing some sort of Report by the Center for American Progress quantifying the mystical GOP War on Women.  You may best know the Center for American Progress as the group that Joe Biden told that Mitt Romney was “gonna put y’all back in chains.”  

I can’t wait for E-Dubs to say that Scott Brown wants to put women back in chains.  

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  • His remarks are irrelevant.  Whether he instead meant to say “forcible rape” or whether there was actually something that made pregnancy less likely after rape, it doesn’t change that he would still believe that life begins at conception and that abortion in the case of any rape would be murder.  That’s what follows when you define personhood at conception as the Sanctity of Life Act did.  There is an agenda.  It’s normally referred to as the prolife agenda.

    Akin’s remarks are being criticized primarily because they were a politically unfortunate thing to say.

  • Apparently they don’t teach about fallactious reasoning at Harvard Law, such as misapplication of generalities.  Professor Warren isn’t running against Rep. Akin.  She’s running against a senator who does not share Akin’s views on abortion and who called for Akin to drop out of the race.  I can see why she would prefer Akin as her opponent, but the people of Massachusetts wisely have chosen Sen. Brown.  

    BTW, Politico had a nice story linkign Warren with Akin and others as the bumbling candidates of 2012.  I’m still hoping for “national joke,” but “bumbling is a good start.