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Liberal Comics Free to Use Rape, Abortion Gags Without Fear of P.C. Police

Originally posted at BIG Hollywood

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood and NARAL/Pro-Choice America’s president Nancy Keenan, together with Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University flunky Barack Obama drags around to help legitimize the contraceptive mandate, are all slated to be guest speakers at the DNC pro-abortion jamboree in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The thrust of the message will be that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan dislike all women, including their “mothers and first wives,” even though both men love their mothers and both have had only one wife.

In the run-up to the convention, liberal women have been motivated to portray Republicans as Neanderthals who reference rape in a lackadaisical manner and want to deprive women of their right to choose. The goal is to prove to America that those on the right do not take rape seriously and are hostile toward the issues that plague womenfolk.

Yet, a contradiction exists, because if a Democrat comedienne or politician uses violence against women as fodder for laughs, the perpetually offended either say nothing or chuckle right along with the rest of them.

Take for instance shock comedienne Sarah Silverman. In 2008, Silverman worked overelderly Jews, urging them to move to Florida to ensure that then-candidate Barack Obama would secure the Sunshine State and win the election. Silverman is so tight with the President that when the duo met face-to-face and he asked her what was next for her, she told him “I’m going to be naked in a movie!” To which the highly intrigued Obama responded, “You’ll have to send me that.

Besides being paid good money to exploit her full frontal nudity in an indie film, Silverman regularly mocks the seriousness of abortion and if need be, to up the ante, will even weave rape jokes into her outrageous comedy routine. The bawdy comedienne actually attempts to get laughs at the expense of rape survivors and aborted babies by making victims of violence the butt of jokes.

One time Silverman tweeted out a before-and-after-abortion picture of her bloated and then flat stomach on Twitter. In some circles, maintaining a lighthearted view of abortion could be considered very 21st century, but one can’t help but wonder whether Obama thought her tweet was informative or amusing. After all, the President did stress that besieged Missouri Congressman Todd Akin’s view on a woman’s right to choose “represented a ‘desire to go backwards instead of forwards’ … to fight fights that were settled 20 or 30 years ago.”

Utilizing social media to promote abortion on demand is something Richards and Keenan would likely applaud for its creativity. Therefore, it’s highly doubtful that contraception doyen Sandra Fluke will be taking Silverman to task during the DNC Convention.

In the movie “The Aristocrats, “a documentary that challenged 100 comedians to offend its audience as ingeniously as possible,” Silverman did just that when she said that 79-year-old iconic radio and TV personality Joe Franklin raped her. In response to being welcomed to the stage at the Hollywood Improv while Mötley Crüe’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” played in the background she reminisced, saying, “This song brings me back … I was brutally raped to this song.” Playing off the stereotypical Jewish-girl fantasy of marrying a doctor, Silverman shared that her doctor raped her and called it “bittersweet.”

In the ever-fluctuating liberal rule book, joking about rape is generally only acceptable if you’re a female; men might need to adhere to a different set of standards.

Oh, but then again there’s that “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me” Democrat Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken. Before gracing the state of Minnesota with his well-honed political skills, Al Franken, aka Stuart Smalley, was a comedy writer for “Saturday Night Live.”

In 1995, a New York magazine reporter wrote that Franken, a man who is currently out there campaigning with Vice President Joe Biden and has joined forces with other liberals to expose the Republican “war on women,” joked about raping CBS veteran reporter Lesley Stahl.

Franken’s comedic genius was revealed when he said, “And, ‘I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then, when Lesley’s passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or, ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out, I put her in various positions and take pictures of her.’”

In liberal circles, a comment interpreted as minimizing the horror of rape is the perfect vehicle to further a radical feminist platform – assuming it’s a conservative male making the remarks. If a liberal, pro-abortion advocate makes similar or worse jokes about abortion or the horror of rape, liberals view it as benign and say nothing.

What is surprising here is not that the left is castigating pro-life Republican leaders for what they call a war on women, but their willingness to overlook jokes about rape if the remark comes from one of their own.

So there it is – once again duplicitous liberals get to make up us-versus-them rules. It’s right there in the official War on Women Rulebook. As the left defines the rubric, they also determine when the rules change and who can and cannot change them. If the likes of Silverman, Sen. Franken, and even million-dollar Obama contributor/misogynist Bill Maher make vile offensive jokes about women, rest assured, double-dealing pro-choice liberals will gladly absolve them.

Liberals’ Illegitimate War on Women

Originally posted at American Thinker

Willingness or unwillingness to prevent or terminate a pregnancy appears to be the sole criterion upon which liberal women judge how well they’re being treated.  It’s stunning that the left actually embraces the idea that taking a stand for life instantly translates into hostility toward, or contention with, the female gender.

The right to abort the unborn is so precious to left-leaning women that they are even willing to overlook the fact that 50% of the fetuses losing their lives in abortion clinics are of the gender they believe Republicans are currently waging war against.  The truth is that it’s pro-choice women who discriminate; they’re fine with liberal men being womanizers, perverts, and adulterers, and if women like Juanita Broderick consider what Bill Clinton did to her a “legitimate rape,” then the men they admire can even be alleged rapists.

But if the offender is a Republican, liberal women react quite differently.  Take for instance the beleaguered Republican congressman from Missouri, Todd Akin, who messed up big time when he attempted to explain his pro-life position by saying that it’s never right to abort a child conceived as a result of a rape.

When asked to explain, Akin fumbled and, in the process, suggested that oftentimes pregnancy does not result from rape.  Asked to elaborate, Akins explained his flawed logic: “It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

As a result, the same liberals who refuse to acknowledge the racial undertones in Joe Biden’s “they gon’ put y’all back in chains” remark immediately interpreted “legitimate rape” to mean that Republicans don’t take rape seriously and that the right is truly at war with women.

It’s certainly perplexing how pro-death liberals, all of whom choose to believe the lie that an infant growing in its mother’s womb isn’t a living human being, are now attempting to reinforce the case for their fictional Republican war on women based on one man assuming that the trauma of violent rape could prevent pregnancy.

Scientific verification or not, there’s nothing that gets liberal ire up more than perceived disrespect for the sacrosanct right to choose.  That’s when abortion-loving leftists like Barbara Boxer sprout horns and breathe fire.

Therefore, it wasn’t surprising that at a Planned Parenthood event in California, radical abortion advocate Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) referenced Akin’s “legitimate rape” statement and used it as gotcha fodder to stir up the abortion-obsessed women in attendance, saying, “There is a war against women, and Romney and Ryan — if they are elected — would become its top generals.”

Boxer linking Akin’s poorly thought-out comment to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is as ridiculous as Republicans claiming Joe Biden’s “chains” rant implies that Southern Democrats want to reinstate slavery.

Absurdity doesn’t matter, because even logic couldn’t stop Babs from exploiting Todd Akin’s faux pas and using his misstatement to whip up the girls’ outrage by calling the remark a “direct outgrowth” of the “extreme positions on abortion held by Republicans.”

In Barbara Boxer’s irrational pro-choice world, wanting to save the lives of the innocent is “extreme,” and the desire to add to the 60 million human beings who have already been aborted since 1973 is considered measured “moderation.”

Warming up the crowd in anticipation of the big pro-abortion celebration due to take place in Charlotte, NC, Barbara inserted snarkiness into the discussion when she said, “There is a sickness out there in the Republican Party, and I’m not kidding.”  Barbara Boxer is correct; the extreme “sickness” she’s referring to is called respect for the sanctity of life.

Senator Boxer finished up her down-with-Republicans comments by asking: “Where’s the outrage by Mitt Romney?”  Democrats may not be aware that Republicans are outraged, all right, and have been for decades.  The difference is that, unlike liberals, most Americans disgusted with the ubiquity of violence don’t differentiate, and are just as outraged over the vicious horror of rape as they are the unnecessary savagery of abortion.

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