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Stephen Colbert Catches Us Up On All The Important Rape News of the Election

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Stephen Colbert Catches Us Up On All The Important Rape News of the Election

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Rape is so hot right now. It’s on the tips of all of our Republican politicians tongues, (gross) from Todd “legitimate rape” Akin, to Wisconsin’s “some girls rape so easy” Roger Rivard. It seems like a day doesn’t go by without some brave candidate stepping to the fore and taking on this controversial issue that we are still somehow divided about as a nation(?) Maybe because we’re a country of horrible people that deserve to be pushed off the side of the earth into a somehow much bigger earth’s ocean of lava?

The point is, it’s hard to keep track of all the rape apologists out there who want to represent us as law makers, but thankfully Stephen Colbert has a recap. In last night’s segment he had to reset the days since a Republican rape controversy to 0, in light of recent comments by Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s, who said “I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen,” in a debate against Rep. Joe Donnelly. Donnelly is a Democrat who also happens to be pro-life, but will allow for abortion in the case of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother, which is very charitable of him.

As Colbert says, “Fellas, you may not be aware of this, but in 1920 women got the right to vote. And since then, among likely voters, rape’s approval rating has plummeted.”

Women, it probably doesn’t need to be said, aren’t a special interest, they are a majority of the electorate. Toss in that little group known as “men who aren’t horrible cretins,” and that percentage of people who don’t see rape as a beautiful gift from a bearded space man, and it starts to look like the Republicans are going to be in for a long election day.

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