Colbert's Advice to GOP: "Since Women Got the Right to Vote, Rape's Approval Rating Has Plummeted"

Last night, Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert reluctantly updated his "Days Without a GOP Rape Comment" chart after Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock declared that even rape-caused pregnancies are a gift from God. The comments not only offended voters, Colbert reported, but also God, who doesn't like to think of himself as such a terrible gift giver.  Colbert added Mourdock to the GOP "Team Rape," which Colbert acknowledged was a name the extreme conservatives probably wouldn't like, but contended, "Come on, they're kind of asking for it."

Meanwhile, he added some helpful advice to his fellow GOP cohorts who might be considering also coming out with their extremist opinions on rape and abortion.

"You might not be aware of this, but in 1920 women got the right to vote. And since then, among likely voters rape's approval rating has plummeted."

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card


Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.