DWS: Republicans want to redefine rape, you know

posted at 1:16 pm on May 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

That’s the latest defense of the ObamaCare law from Debbie Wasserman Schulz, chair of the Demagogic National Committee — excuse me, the Democratic National Committee.  On a conference call yesterday, Wasserman Schulz accused Republicans and Mitt Romney in particular of attempting to narrow the definition of rape and put women at risk by supporting a bill passed a year ago in the House, as well as their opposition to ObamaCare (via Katie Pavlich):

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, accused Republicans on  Tuesday of “making sure that we would redefine rape.”

“I think the agenda of the Republican Party and of Mitt Romney has clearly been–and can be interpreted as–an attack on the issues that matter to women,” Wasserman-Schultz said during a conference call.

“From the very beginning of this Congress,” she said, “the first priorities in the first bills the Republicans introduced repealing the Affordable Care Act which would dramatically impact women in a negative way [by] making sure that insurance companies could drop us or deny us coverage for preexisting conditions, making sure that we could once again be charged more simply because of our gender for insurance coverage, making sure that we would redefine rape as only being forcible rape–that was H.R. 3.”

Wasserman Schultz seems to forget one inconvenient detail about HR3:

The bill was co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.) and 16 Democrats voted with Republicans in support of the measure, which passed by a 251-175 vote last May.

Actually, the bill never proposed to redefine rape in any statute.  The limitation of “forcible” applied only to federal funding of abortions, not to the definition of rape itself.  The Democratic Senate never took up the bill anyway, but HR3 was basically the Hyde Amendment written into statute rather than as a budget rider.  That would have allowed Congress to ensure that taxpayer funding didn’t go to abortion coverage under ObamaCare — which the Obama administration assured pro-life Representatives and voters wouldn’t happen as long as Obama’s weak executive order of the time remained in force.

Looks like Demagogues — excuse me, Democrats — are getting a little desperate to push the War on Wimmenses meme these days.


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I thought the Democrats were trying to count transvaginal ultrasound (as performed by 99% of Planned Parenthoods) as rape. So isn’t it the Democratic party that is trying to redefine rape? I’m so confused.

talkingpoints on May 2, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Can someone explain why any party/person/group would want to “attack” a large voting contingent? I mean, wouldn’t that be political suicide? How can anyone with a modicum of common sense buy that this is actually occurring?

The whole concept that this is occurring is just plain stupid – but perfect, I suppose, considering who is playing it up. . . the most incompetent administration in the history of the world.

RedNewEnglander on May 2, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Some faces can stop a clock; Debbie’s could stop a sundial.

ghostwalker1 on May 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Didn’t the politically correct, morally incompetent crowd
already redefine rape? It is now called “sexual assault” I believe.

Amjean on May 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Is she referring to “rape” rape?

Roy Rogers on May 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Republicans for rape. Oh, Lord, please don’t insult my intelligence. But then Democrats tend to do that on a regular basis.

SC.Charlie on May 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Republicans for rape. Oh, Lord, please don’t insult my intelligence. But then Democrats tend to do that on a regular basis.

SC.Charlie on May 2, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I think what they tend to do on a regular basis is dispay their ingorance (and hypocrisy, and mendacity, and general cluelessness).

Although they do insult my intellegence pretty regularly.

iurockhead on May 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Still thinking she is numero uno for Veep – once Biden steps aside. Just imagine….

sdbatboy on May 2, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Shouldn’t she be on her way to Kentucky to get saddled up for the Derby this weekend. And away they go!

rjoco1 on May 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Is she referring to “rape” rape?

Roy Rogers on May 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

+100!!

TugboatPhil on May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

She is the ultimate hack, and the such a pervasively unattractive woman, in a league with Boxer!

StevC on May 2, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Is this rape-rape or just rape.

The only people that want to redefine rape are leftists.

Leftists also want to redefine pedophilia. If you are a homo there is no minimum age to have sex. Like the KKK, NAMBLA is solely a leftist democrat party organization.

jukin3 on May 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Debbie and her ilk are the very reason I will not EVER let my boys play on Co-Ed team sports….. If she got knocked down on her arse …. she’d call it attempted rape, or cry…. or demand sensitivity training..

Do these people even hear themselves talk? Equal but not equal…

ActinUpinTexas on May 2, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Kinda, kinda not on the subject, but a great youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd=

Bambi on May 2, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Let’s start a rumor, or maybe a campaign, for Obama to replace Joe Biden on the ticket with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Put that on your bumper sticker.

rgeaste on May 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM

I can’t wait until this is yesterday’s news. Having to look at her disgusting maw every time I visit this site is getting tedious.

CurtZHP on May 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I knew it all along, Republicans want women to be raped, Can’t fool a Democrat, nor the millions who will believe it. They’re too smart.
Anyway Debbie Multiple Name need not worry about being raped, the guy would have to be blind

arand on May 2, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Isn’t it awfully fitting that the Democrats only send out women to comment on supposed attacks on women? I can’t remember the last time I heard a Democrat Woman (besides Hillary) talk about anything besides the “war on women”.

They are so scared about the identity politics and optics of it, that they continuously use women to push this agenda.

Why don’t they let women play with the big boys on more serious issues?

Hillary is probably the only woman on the left who isn’t being co-opted in the “war on women” meme. I wonder why the left thinks so little of all the other women?

Maybe this is why the get so infuriated with Michelle Malkin, Sarah Palin, and Ann Coulter. They actually have the nerve to speak intelligently about other issues. Didn’t they get the memo from the left that wommen are only supposed to talk about abortion, women’s rights, and contraception?

weaselyone on May 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

wow. she’s really reaching…..

Pelosi is regarded as the wicked witch of the west.
Now she has a friend — the wicked witch of the south.

Hey, how ’bout a glass of water girls??

pastselldate on May 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Wasn’t it Liberals who said that it wasn’t “rape” rape…thus redefining rape.

God they are so clueless and predictable.

Bulletchaser on May 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

And after you went and folks not to play with the stupidity of the angry one yesterday.

cozmo on May 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Angry ones are always good fun. Passive-aggressive cowards…not so much.

MadisonConservative on May 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM

 
Debbie Wasserman Schulz

Jar Jar Binks

You never see them together.
 

ignatzk on May 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Debbie Wasserman Schulz, the nut didn’t fall far from the tree. Both her parents have been convicted of felonies for defrauding the taxpayer. I know her father is in prison and her mom is awaiting to go to prison. Can’t wait for old Mayo head to join them there.

jukin3 on May 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Liberalism is a progressive mental disorder. LiL Debbie is so mentally disturbed, she makes Howard Dean almost sane, if that is possinble to do. Lets see racial hatred…check, class warfare…check, war against women…check and now add rape. Use any lies or deception to keep from talking about Obama’s record for the American people. If the American voters are ignorant enough to vote for someone who only knows how to campaign, then this country will get what it deserves. The color of his skin will guarantee 95%+ of the black vote, 50% who pay no taxes plus over 40,000,000 on food stamps another voting block quarantees millions more, but that where it ends. The Americaqn women are not so stupid to be led to the slaughter. Working Americans are the target of this administration and destroying the middle class will not be as easy as these anti-American socialists think it will be. It will happen sooner or later as the dumbing of America has succeeded too far to be turned back, but not by a narcissistic thug like Obama. If Obama is elected, then American life as we know it will cease to exist. Let there be no doubt.

volsense on May 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

is Whoopi Goldberg a Republican now?

krome on May 2, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Looks like Debbie Doom has gone of the deep end.

GarandFan on May 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM

And who redefined the word slut?

antipc on May 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I’m beginning to wonder about DWS’ gender after listening to the call. She sounds like a male instead of a female! Either way, she speaks with a forked tongue! Or is that Elizabeth Warren? Damn, these gals are confusing!

tomshup on May 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Debbie Wasserman Schulz, the nut didn’t fall far from the tree. Both her parents have been convicted of felonies for defrauding the taxpayer. I know her father is in prison and her mom is awaiting to go to prison. Can’t wait for old Mayo head to join them there.

jukin3 on May 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I used to think so too. Turns out it’s the wrong Wasserman-Rubin.

Flora Duh on May 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM

For the the third week in a row…I’m telling you I’d do her.

Long haired country boy on May 2, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Calling BS……I contend that to be that drunk…..you couldn’t be conscious, and would thus be unable to engage in any horizontal shenanigans.

Tim_CA on May 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Roman Polanski commenting from France in 5… 4… 3…

Khun Joe on May 2, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I think it’s neat that the DNC employs mentally handicapped people.

(With apologies to mentally handicapped people.)

CycloneCDB on May 2, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I thought it was the Obama/Big Sis version of TSA which was trying to redefine “rape”!!!

landlines on May 2, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Gawd this woman is just vile. Stupid, vapid and vile.

karenhasfreedom on May 2, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Can a republican congressman volunteer and give her some practical lessons, in private?

Sticky Wicket on May 2, 2012 at 8:11 PM

There isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not thankful I’t not in Debbie’s district. With all the hate and division she pushes, on a daily basis, can you imagine her being able to get anyone to work with her to get something for her district? She’s lucky she has a majority Jewish district, who will put up with this stuff because she’s Jewish, most other districts would want to vote her out because she’s so divisive she get’s nothing done for the people who elected her.

bflat879 on May 2, 2012 at 9:36 PM

DWS already redefined ugly

KeepOhioRed on May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schitz…the only woman in America required by law to douche.

jan3 on May 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I bet Allahpundit has wet dreams about DWS

The Notorious G.O.P on May 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM

What is it with this site and the embedded auto-play videos? Horrible.

Hayabusa on May 2, 2012 at 11:12 PM

That picture you guys have on this story reminds me of the Jason and The Argonauts movie. Are you sure she can’t turn people to stone with that face?

stormridercx4 on May 3, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Actually it was teh dems taht changed the definition of rape already. Rape used to mean forcing someone to have sex. Now it means having concentual sex with someone who regretted doign it the next day or having consentual sex with someone that was drunk but not passed out.

DethMetalCookieMonst on May 3, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Accident prone?
Liar?
Just plain stupid?

mkenorthshore on May 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM

I just can’t get past that ghastly head of hers. I realize it isn’t a substantive criticism.. but there it is.

V7_Sport on May 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schulz, I apologize for not not using her position as represents of a town/district in Florida that is the home ground for the Wasserman and Schultz clans only.

MSGTAS on May 3, 2012 at 10:16 AM

they do insult my intellegence pretty regularly.

iurockhead on May 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM

That is so you can identify friend or foe. If you perceive insult, they must be donkeys.

platypus on May 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

“I think the agenda of the Republican Party and of Mitt Romney has clearly been–and can be interpreted as–an attack on the issues that matter to women,” Wasserman-Schultz said during a conference call.

Aahhh, interpretations. Is that like intent?

askwhatif on May 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Funny, the audio plays by itself, even after I turned it off!
AAAAAAHHHHHH! HEEEELLPPP!

askwhatif on May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Grubby Washyerhands Schmutz=a gift that keeps on giving.

Olo_Burrows on May 4, 2012 at 4:18 AM

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