Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sharron Angle: Get Out Of My Life

I want Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee for Senate in Nevada against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to get out of my life! 

I don't want to hear her speak words or have thoughts ever again.  I need her to go sit down somewhere and go back to not giving any interviews (like Rand Paul).  I want her to go to a deserted island where we will never have to hear her ridiculous thoughts about anything ever again.  Or maybe she will just lose to Majority Leader Harry Reid in November and we will cease caring or paying her any attention forevermore. 

I simply cannot take her ridiculous statements about anything, from unemployment (the unemployed are "spoiled"), to BP (the escrow account created to help pay the victims is a slush fund), and now most recently her comments about victims of rape and incest!

Via The Huffington Post:
Stock: Let me bring up one other topic that I rarely talk about here, because it's one of those topics that's a lose-lose, but we've got to talk about it because it was brought up in your TV interview and that has to do with the issue of abortion, and whether or not abortion should be available in the case of rape or incest. The question to you at the time by the interviewer was that do you want the government to go and tell a 13 year-old child who has been raped by her father that she has to have that baby. And of course you responded 'I didn't say that I always say that I value life.' Where do you stand on the issue of abortion, a consensual abortion, from a person who is raped or is pregnant as a result of incest?
Angle: Well right now our law permits that. My own personal feelings and that is always what I express, my personal feeling is that we need to err on the side of life. There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life no matter what it's location, age, gender or disability. So whenever we talk about government and government's role, government's role is to protect life and that's what our Founding Father said, that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Stock: What do you say then to a young girl, I am going to place it as he said it, when a young girl is raped by her father, let's say, and she is pregnant. How do you explain this to her in terms of wanting her to go through the process of having the baby?

Angle: I think that two wrongs don't make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade. Well one girl in particular moved in with the adoptive parents of her child, and they both were adopted. Both of them grew up, one graduated from high school, the other had parents that loved her and she also graduated from high school. And I'll tell you the little girl who was born from that very poor situation came to me when she was 13 and said 'I know what you did thank you for saving my life.' So it is meaningful to me to err on the side of life.

So, Sharron Angle thinks victims of rape and incest who just are not only unlucky enough to get raped but also unlucky enough to get pregnant as a result of their abuse, must now also "make lemons into lemonade" and keep their babies.  How compassionate!  I would love to know what she would say if it were her own child who was the innocent victim to a horrible attack?!  Sharron Angle's comments are not just completely outrageous, they are DANGEROUS to women and girls.  Abortion in the case of rape or incest used to not be controversial.  Even most pro-lifers support this.  What I don't understand is how you could be this insensitive to young women and girls who are victims of a crime that damages you all the way down to your soul.  Victims of these horrific crimes need support, not some crazy person telling them to just buck up and make the best of the situation.  Angle wants them to spend 9 months everyday reliving that attack (or attacks) and to try to just "make lemons into lemondade."  Now big deal!  Rape victims should just look at the bright side and stop being so negative about the whole thing according to Angle. 

*Excuse me while I go throw my laptop across the room.*

Well, Sharron Angle when you lose to Harry Reid in November and go back to spouting this kind of ridiculous crap at cocktail parties never to be heard from ever again, just look at the bright side, it must have been God's plan all along to make sure you don't matter.
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