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By Jan Schakowsky’s logic, Bill Maher’s crude slurs represent “real positions” of Democratic Party

Doing cardio yesterday, caught Jan Schakowsky on Piers Morgan’s show and was struck by her prejudiced view of the GOP. (Side note: would anyone watch CNN if gyms/airports did not broadcast it as their default “news” station?)

Scrolling through the Corner, I found that Eliana Johnson had embedded video (of part of) the 7-term Illinois Democrat’s appearance on the show where she contended Akin’s remark, as Johnson summarizes, “unmasks the ‘real positions’ of the Republican party“:

The real position of the Republican Party?!?!?  The only prominent Republicans who have spoken out have criticized Akin’s remarks about rape, with many urging him to withdraw from the Senate race.  The chairman of the Republican National Committee publicly called the remarks “dumb” and “bizarre.”

To partisans like Miss Schakowsky, it doesn’t really matter what Republicans say.  When one Republican says something crazy and offensive, well, then the crazy, stupid statement defines the party.  Interestingly, when a prominent supporter of her party engages in name-calling, she won’t even respond to a question (at 0:30 below):

She had the chance to criticize an outspoken left-wing misogynist and refused.  At least Republicans have condemned Akin’s statement and distanced themselves from the Congressman.

Will any Democrats call on Schakowski to apologize for misrepresenting the GOP?  Will they distance themselves from her inaccurate assumptions?

Expect to have more to say about this when I have time to review the transcript.



  1. So, what does it say that 96% of Massachusetts Democrats rallied around Fauxcohantas (Phony Indian Liz Warren)?

    What does it say that phony Vietnam Veteran Abe Blumenthal handily won a Senate seat in Connecticut?

    What does it say that credible allegations of rape against Bill Clinton have in no way diminished the admiration Democrats have for him?

    What does it say that a Klansman served as a Democrat in the Senate for some fifty years, and was lauded as a grand figure of his party?

    What does it say that Ted Kennedy drunkenly killed a woman in his car, and was handily re-elected time-and-time again (The Lion of the Senate, they called him).

    What does it say that Charlie Rangel feloniously evaded taxes, and handily won re-election as a Democrat?

    Yes, Todd Akin is an idiot. But the steaming pile of corruption on the other side of the aisle puts his idiocy in perspective.

    Comment by V the K — August 21, 2012 @ 8:18 am - August 21, 2012

  2. Todd Akin Isn’t the Only One

    There is an illustrious history of republican politicans thinking that a ladies foo-foo has MAGICAL POWERS.

    As ever, the authorities on the female anatomy are white conservative middle aged men. we should never doubt their insight.

    Comment by Numberslucent — August 21, 2012 @ 9:07 am - August 21, 2012

  3. Links:

    Comment by Numberslucent — August 21, 2012 @ 9:08 am - August 21, 2012

  4. So Numbnutstranslucent, you found two stupid guys who happen to be republicans saying stupid things.

    I see your twin dopes and raise you one Joe Biden.

    You might as well fold now as you can in no way call my Biden.

    You could add up the monumentally stupid things said by every soul to have lived since the beginning of time and they wouldn’t make a pimple on the dolt that is Joe The Dumber.

    Comment by Voice of Reason — August 21, 2012 @ 11:17 am - August 21, 2012

  5. Numberslucent,
    I agree, many Republican men do not understand a woman’s foo-foo,
    and many Democratic politicians think a gay man’s roo-roo has magic powers.

    Comment by Geena — August 21, 2012 @ 11:59 am - August 21, 2012

  6. Yes, the Democrats’ “Guilt-By-Association” Brigade (which is staffed largely by members of the Lame-Stream Media) is out in full force as a result of Akin’s idiotic comments. And from his intransigence, it would appear that Akin is too dumb to understand how even THAT works.

    Comment by Kurt — August 21, 2012 @ 12:05 pm - August 21, 2012

  7. Todd Akin should quit the campaign after Bill Mahr quits tv. As for Bill Mahr quitting tv, I´ll bet the odds are zero to none.

    Comment by Roberto — August 21, 2012 @ 1:54 pm - August 21, 2012

  8. Funny how the media didn’t flip out when Daniel Tosh told a rape joke, or even when Rep. Anthony Wiener (D-NY) tweeted his weiner to female women, or EVEN when Prez Bubba allegedly raped Juanita Brodderick in the WH, but…this??

    Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism.

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 21, 2012 @ 2:13 pm - August 21, 2012

  9. View from a couple days later: It’s clear that the Left WANTS to talk about Akin, i.e., nothing. Why? Because the Left simply cannot afford to talk about the issues.

    The Left: How low can it go?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 21, 2012 @ 2:13 pm - August 21, 2012

  10. Please tell me what the fact that some people consider a fetus to be a person has to do with female anatomy (aside from the fact that female anatomy is involved in pregnancy, which is completely irrelevant from the issue).

    Comment by Rattlesnake — August 21, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - August 21, 2012

  11. The OWS crowd’s method of repeating what a speaker said is a microcosm of how the left works. Repeat what they are told, do not question, do not think. There are no principles other than obey and Republicans and conservatives are bad and must be destroyed. It is not a double standard, it is a complete lack of standards. That’s why Biden, Maher, Touree, or whomever can say whatever with no consequences from the left. It doesn’t matter what a conservative says, it’s always bad and always wrong. Leftist followers do not think, they repeat and obey.

    Comment by Az Mo in NYC — August 22, 2012 @ 2:17 am - August 22, 2012

  12. It is also easily seen in the Pavlovian response to the name, Palin. Just say “Palin” around a group of liberals and they chatter like a bunch if parakeets about how stupid, horrible, homophobic, etc. she is.

    Comment by Az Mo in NYC — August 22, 2012 @ 2:24 am - August 22, 2012

  13. […] of Todd Akin, he’s not making any difference to Democrat hypocrisy.  Smart folk are pointing it out but, as usual, the MSM and other Democrats don’t […]

    Pingback by Bookworm Room » Wednesday morning this and that — August 22, 2012 @ 11:50 am - August 22, 2012

  14. The Republicans should take a page out of the Democrat playbook. When one of theirs makes a stupid remark they try to explain it away and circle the wagons around the person. A number of Republicans have suggested that he step down, maybe Todd Akins needs to have the wagons circle around him. He´s recognized how ridiculous his statement was, but, as I suggested on an earlier thread, he should seek sensitivity training while he´s campaigning, it just might get him over the hump and put Missouri in the Romney Ryan column on election day.

    Comment by Roberto — August 22, 2012 @ 3:36 pm - August 22, 2012

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