It's trapping season. The targets are Republicans, whom the Democratic-friendly media (the trappers) hunt in order to smear -- especially the Romney-Ryan ticket -- forcing them off message.
The bait in the latest case is the issue of abortion in cases of rape. The hunter's target was Rep. Todd Akin, a Missouri Republican, who is running for the Senate against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.
Thirty-nine years after Roe v. Wade and subsequent Supreme Court rulings legalizing abortion, one might think a pro-lifer like Todd Akin would be able to see he was walking into a trap when a St. Louis TV reporter asked him whether abortion should be allowed, even in cases of rape. He didn't.
Akin responded that if the rape is "legitimate" the female body "has ways to try and shut that whole thing down," that "thing" being conception. Trap set and sprung. He should have said that while rape is a horrible crime that should be prosecuted, the number of pregnancies from that criminal act pale in comparison to the greater number of unwanted pregnancies ending in abortion.
I really wish he hadn't done that. He could have beaten the liberal McCaskill. Now, I doubt it. We desperately need a Senate majority in order to repeal Obamacare, and Akin made a difficult situation worse. The lapdog media is going to do everything they can to keep stuff like this front and center, and keep the attention anywhere but on Obama's dismal failure as president.
According to Media Research Center:
Following Missouri Congressman Todd Akin's now infamous remarks about rape and abortion on Monday, the liberal media raced to nationalize the ensuing controversy in an attempt to damage presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
In total, the three news networks - ABC, CBS, and NBC - gave Akin's gaffe four times the coverage they gave to Vice President Joe Biden's overtly racist comments last week in Virginia when he told a substantially black audience that a Romney administration would, "put y'all back in chains."
The obsession with Akin gave the liberal media yet another contrived excuse to ignore Barack Obama's terrible economic record, and cast the campaign discourse back into the sewer.
According to our analysis:
- During the first 72 hours of the Akin controversy, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows ran a combined 40 segments totalling nearly 88 minutes of airtime compared to less than 20 minutes for Biden.
- NBC and CBS both immediately attempted to link the "firestorm" created by Akin to Romney even though his campaign openly supports rape exemptions.
- Obama's extreme pro-abortion record - including his support for partial birth abortions - was almost entirely ignored by the networks in 2008.
- The networks have given Akin 10 times more coverage than they gave to credible allegations by Juanita Broaddrick back in 1999 that Bill Clinton actually committed rape.
***GM goes from bad to worse despite Obama bailout. I actually saw someone on Facebook claim that Obama had "saved" GM. Gee, wonder where they get their reading material?
***This is crazy. Atheist group is claiming first amendment violation because a school allows a church group to feed the football team. Really? Stuff like this should be thrown out without a hearing. Any idiot knows that is not a first amendment violation.
The FFRF is a Wisconsin-based group whose purpose is to “protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church.”
They are demanding the school system launch an investigation into allegations that Coach Mariakis allowed local churches to prepare pre-game meals for his football team. They also allege that the coach prayed with his team, used Bible verses in motivational speeches and on team shirts and participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
“Taking public school football teams to church, even for a meal, is unconstitutional,” wrote FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel. “This program is an egregious violation of the Establishment Clause and must cease immediately.”
Their purpose is NOT to "protect the constitutional separation between state and church," a phrase which, by the way, is not found in the Constitution. Their sole purpose is the eradication of anything contrary to their beliefs. Yeah, they're all about freedom, right? Here is text of the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Tell me how a church group feeding a football team translates to Congress making a law respecting an establishment of religion. What about the "free exercise thereof?" I doubt this group ever brings a lawsuit on anyone's behalf based on THAT part of the amendment.
***Gosh, haven't heard much about THIS, have you? The Akin story involves a Republican, the rest stop sex scandal involves a Democrat. 'Nuff said.
***Not a good choice, honey...
---------- Still having a bad day? Just remember, it could be worse.
This was taken from a Florida Newspaper. Read on...
1. The average cost of rehabilitating one seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were released back into the wild, amid cheers and applause from onlookers. One minute later, in full view of everyone, a killer whale ate them both.
2. A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current she whacked him with a handy plank of wood by the back door, breaking his arm in two places. Until that moment he had been happily listening to his Walkman.
3. Two animal right protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany. Suddenly the pigs - all 2,000 of them - escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two hapless protesters to death.
5. Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.
Now, YOUR day's not so bad, is it???
***Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. ~~ H.L. Hunt
***Have a great day!