There are so many conservative and libertarian kooks running in this midterm election that it's hard to keep up with them all, but there are few a
There are so many conservative and libertarian kooks running in this midterm election that it's hard to keep up with them all, but there are few as dafted as Sharron Angle. Not only are people lazy welfare queens milking the system because of the apparent high salary unemployment gives them, but she actually believes that a young girl who is raped by her father should not be allowed to get an abortion.
The thing I love most about tea partiers is their common sense approach to sticky problems. For instance, Sharron Angle has a plan for girls who are raped by their fathers and get pregnant. Force the little girl to have a child and then adopt both of them out to a new family!
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.
No word on what happened to the incest victim, but that's really not something anyone should waste much time worrying about.
And anyway it just shows that God provides many good alternatives to abortion for for young girls who are raped by their fathers --- perhaps we could just bend the rules a little bit and the little girl could marry her daddy so they could make a new family all their own. Talk about lemonade!
In a radio interview Angle did in late June, the Tea Party favorite re-affirmed her pro-life sensibilities (rigid, as they are, even within Republican circles), when she insisted that a young girl raped by her father should know that "two wrongs don't make a right." Much good can come from a horrific situation like that, Angle added. Lemons can be made into lemonade.
When I saw "lemonade" in Digby's post I thought it was about the conservative fruitcake named Terry Savage, but I was wrong. These people live in the world created in a Glenn Beck novel.
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