The week prior to the start of the Republican Convention served to outline Romney’s true character or lack thereof. Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in an interview with a St.Louis News station made a statement which at first appeared to be isolated incident limited to his own campaign. On Sunday August 19, 2012, Todd Akin, in response to questions on exceptions to bans on abortion such as rape or incest, the congressman said, “It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has a way to shut the whole thing down.”
The statement is an abomination which can only stem from unmitigated total stupidity, in that it sought to define rape as being legitimate only if it was a “forcible rape”, and because of the utterly ridiculous comment regarding a woman being able to shut down a pregnancy due to a rape.
The Mittster and Mini Me Ryan quickly sought to distance themselves from Akin, but the reasons for their alarm were not immediately evident.
Last year, Paul Ryan, co-sponsored a bill in Congress, HR3, with Todd Akin, that would have narrowed the exceptions that allows Medicaid funds to pay for abortions for women who are raped. The purpose of the measure would have permitted the use of funds only to end a pregnancy resulting from “legitimate rape”.
The statutory rape of a child by an adult would not fit the definition the house tried to impose, nor would the rape of an unconscious women or a woman of limited mental capacity. Paul Ryan’s philosophy is that all abortions should be banned with no exceptions except the health of the woman.
Paul Ryan served for more than a decade with Todd Akin and had hailed him as a “great Asset” on Ryan’s budget committee, and an example of “exactly the kind of leadership America Needs.”
However Ryan did not want to dwell on this and may have wanted to keep the lid on their prior relationship, and personally called on Todd Akin to drop out of his race against Democratic Senator Clair McCaskill. In fact, Romney, Republican Party Officials and El Rushbo himself have all called on Todd Akins to drop out of the race. Why all the fuss? He is only one candidate among the many, right? Wrong the longer Todd Akin remains in the race, the longer the spot light remains on the Republican Party’s and Mitt’s position on abortion.
Ryan has been questioned on his position of “forcible rape” and has flipped once again and now just answers that “rape is rape, and let’s not split hairs, rape is rape”, repeating this over and over again.
End of story, not quite, Todd Akin was asked the name of any doctors who had advised him that a woman had the ability to shut down a pregnancy in the event of a rape and he came up with the name of Dr. John Willke, past president of the Right to Life Committee. Lo and behold Dr. John Willke is tied directly to the Mittster.
The London Daily Telegraph reported on August 22, 2012 that Dr. Willke met with Mitt Romney in October 2011, endorsing his run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Romney had informed him that when elected he would enact anti abortion legislation. The mittster released a statement in 2008, praising Dr. John Willkie.
As you may recall, one of the Mittster’s prior flips was that he was pro choice and had supported Roe v Wade, before he ran for the presidency and then flipped to the right to increase his votes with the ultra conservative anti abortionists. His present position is that abortion should be banned for all pregnancies except in case of rape or incest, which differs from Ryan’s position. This in itself shows that the Mittster does not have the courage of his convictions and in fact has no definite convictions and will switch his conviction depending on which group he is addressing.
Romney had an opportunity to demonstrate his leadership by imposing his thoughts on abortion, However the Mittster allowed the Republican Party to insert a plank into their platform banning abortion in all instances, including rape and incest. This plank has become known as the Akins Amendment.
So the reason why the Mittster wanted to shut down Todd Akin was the fact that Ryan is closely associated with Akin. Mitt is associated with the doctor who provided the information to Akin about the supposed ability of a woman to shut down and avoid a pregnancy in the event of a legitimate rate. So the Mittster, Mini Mitt, Todd Akin and Dr. John Willke are all birds of a feather.
There’s one thing women’s bodies can shut down, and it’s called the Republican Party. Vote this November as if your life and rights depended on it because they do.
The Mittster on the Friday before the start of the convention revealed his true personality and inability to maintain his campaign above the mudslinging level. While in the past he has stated that there is no doubt that President Obama was born in the United States, he stated in a well rehearsed speech in Detroit that his wife was born in one hospital there and he was born in another hospital there and that no one has ever asked to see his birth certificate. The crowd cheered, immediately grasping his meaning, and when questioned by the press he acted innocently, stating that it was just a joke.
You would have thought that the Mittster would have avoided this subject, since it might raise questions about the foreign birth of his own father, who was born in Mexico where his parent fled in order to avoid prosecution for polygamy. Romney still has relatives living in Mexico and there is still some question as to whether they still engage in the practice of polygamy.
Lets us hope that before the campaign is over that the true Mittster will be unraveled and that its sooner then later for the sake of the country.