Massachusetts Republican Calls Trent Franks a "Moron" -- Is He Correct?

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Congressman Trent Franks
A fellow running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts said what everyone else is thinking had a word or two to say about Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks, after Franks' bone-headed comment about rape not resulting in that many pregnancies.

"I think that he's a moron and he proves that stupid has no specific political affiliation," Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez told ABC News.

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Of course, this was in response to Franks' statement that "the incidences of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."

This came out as part of Franks' push to get a nationwide ban on abortions past 20 weeks of gestation.

Franks later claimed that he was saying "pregnancies from rape that result in abortion after the beginning of the sixth month are very rare," which is not actually what he said in the hearing.

But let's get back to that Gomez guy.

"I have no idea what goes into the mind of a moron like that," he continued to ABC News. "These kinds of comments only come from a moron and they shouldn't be tolerated one bit."

Do you agree with Gomez on this issue (the issue of Franks allegedly being a moron)?

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sarum
sarum

"the incidences of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."

Have at it boys - shotgun wedding highly doubtful.

"the incidences of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."

Men have needs - what a woman wants is irrelevant.  Have a go.

"the incidences of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."

Synonymous with declaring rape to be a victimless crime - does this guy have DAUGHTERS?

"the incidences of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."

This is an irresponsible statement that results in destruction of community and family values.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

It's interesting that a lot of people who are calling Franks stupid for this statement don't understand, themselves, what's stupid about it.  They just jump on the bandwagon.

It's not that he's underestimating the number of cases of rape or incest that lead to abortions.  They're really a very small percentage.  Something like half of a percent, combined.

What's stupid is the suggestion that if you're only abusing the rights of a small percentage of the citizens, that it's no big deal.  We hear that same argument applied to gays and atheists all the time.


WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Seems Flake needs to get a better handle on his spawn Tent and Tanner....

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Dumb statements about rape have no political affiliation? Name one prominent Dem who's said anything like that. So, Trent's a moron? Yes. A moron in a safe GOTP district. Where many of his constituents are living hand to mouth and have homes that are under water. But they continue to vote for this Bozo, who has a one-track mind on the subject of abortion. He's a supreme embarrassment to Arizona, but few of his fellow GOTPers in his district seem to care. They keep sending his dumb ass back to DC. Except for sponsoring something like 30 anti-abortion bills, he's done nothing the whole time he's been in Congress. He'll be there until he decides to retire. A sad commentary if there ever was one.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Franks is an insult to self respecting morons.

HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

I was a bit surprised Franks didn't take that final step and mention 'legitimate rape.'

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 We keep electing him because nobody better has run against him.

His views on abortion are ridiculous, but since he has no chance of passing any of his abortion bills, those views are harmless.  In the meantime, he's helped to prevent the Democrats from actually impacting our lives any more than they already have.


logicman
logicman

@Tony Baroni The system worked on you sucker

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Tony Baroni  There are idiots in both parties.  Elections are mostly about image, not intelligence.  Take a look at our current Vice President.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@HaddieNuff  

Do you understand what "legitimate rape" refers to in the context of the original controversy?

I'm curious because most people seem to think that it's a suggestion that some types of rape are ok.

Those people shouldn't be allowed to vote.


Dubya
Dubya

@valleynative @eric.nelson745 That said, look at all the wasted staff time he uses for bills that will go absolutely nowhere, and he knows it all the while. He could be working on something useful, instead. I think he has learned his resource management from the elderly elected official at MCSO.


HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

@valleynative Of course I understand.  Forgive me for not marking my comment (s/o).  And I agree: Franks should not be allowed to vote.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Dubya @valleynative @eric.nelson745  That's a valid point.  There's probably an opportunity for cost reduction in Senate staff.  Maybe staff time wasted on nonsense that he knows can't pass should be considered a campaign expense.  I think I'll write to him and see what he thinks of the idea.


HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

@valleynative True, but the claim that there is a low pregnancy rate for rape is also bogus. Akin stuck both feet in his mouth with that stupid statement.

Franks didn't go quite that far, he only inserted one foot; but, the statement was still wrong, not to mention stupid.  How could he think the Akin statement wouldn't come to mind? Maybe because he IS a moron? 

Yeah, I know. Franks did try to walk it back, and I suspect he was correct on his second try: probably the incidence of abortions for rape created pregnancies is low by the end of 20 weeks, but that is not what he said in the hearing. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@HaddieNuff @valleynative  Actually, I meant that the people who think that "legitimate rape" meant "rape that is ok".  The idiot who originally said that meant "actual rape" as opposed to the woman simply claiming that she was raped, but it was another case where people jumped on the "he's an idiot" bandwagon without understanding what was stupid about what he had said.

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