Liberals Wish Death and Rape on Paul Ryan’s Daughter

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When asked during the vice-presidential debate about his “pro-choice” position as a Roman Catholic, Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate, stated: “My religion defines who I am … and has particularly informed my social doctrine. The Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves, people who need help.”

For Biden, “those who can’t take care of themselves” and “need help” are limited to those getting welfare/social benefits from the federal government. They do not include the unborn.

When asked the same question, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, and a faithful pro-life Catholic, responded quite differently. Ryan appealed to both faith and reason—fides et ratio. Why is he pro-life? Ryan replied: “It’s not simply because of my Catholic faith. That’s a factor, of course. But it’s also because of reason and science.”

Ryan talked about his wife’s first ultrasound: “You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife, Janna, and I went … for our seven-week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. A little baby was in the shape of a bean. And to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child, Liza, ‘Bean.’… I believe that life begins at conception.”

It was a touching moment, clearly outshining Joe Biden’s statement. It’s hard to disagree with Ryan’s statement.

Or so one might think. shared the tweets of liberal Democrats who reacted to Ryan’s remarks.

“I wish they would have aborted ‘Bean,’” said someone named Colby.

“If my father called me ‘Bean,’ I would wish I had been aborted,” said a man named Darren.

“Bean is also the nickname of my aborted fetus,” added a woman who calls herself “Cool Pervert!”

Also chiming in was “Tim,” who hoped that the Ryans’ daughter will get raped and pregnant at age 13.

This is merely sample of the incredible viciousness targeted at Paul Ryan by self-proclaimed compassionate liberals. It begs the question: What has possessed their heart and soul? Why are they so full of hate?

For Catholic Exchange dot com and Ave Maria Radio, I’m Paul Kengor.

Dr. Paul Kengor


Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”

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  • Wayne G. Fischer

    I believe they are so full of hate for the same reason the Pharisees and others in Jesus’ day hated him: by His goodness and righteousness He clearly exposed their evilness – not just to those around them but more importantly to themselves…so they conspired to silence Him.

  • Vickie Tober

    In your article above you don’t mention that Paul Ryan stated in the debate that he supports Romney in abortion being ok in the case of rape, incest, and the life of the mother. Any prollife person, no matter their religion would support this. You can’t be Christian, Catholic or otherwise and believe that taking the life of the defensless unborn is ever ok. Oh, some will say well it’s the lesser of two evils. Evil is evil period. I am shocked that the National right to Life and State Right to Life chapters will endorse ANY candidate with these views. As for the comments of the people above reflects bad on yourselves and the party you support.

  • Francine

    I agree, Vickie, that Ryan did cave on the rape, incest, life of mother exceptions. However, I disagree with you that Prolife groups and individuals shouldn’t support Romney/Ryan over this. Should they not vote for R/R and allow Obama, the person with the WORST abortion and infanticide record, to win? If Obama wins again, that will also just encourage the evil that the above quotes originate.

  • Vickie Tober

    Actually, Francine, I meant that the Right to Life who prides themselves on interviewing candidates and giving endorsements to those who are “pro life” should have refrained from giving any endorsement to either candidate.

  • Peter Nyikos

    While we, as moral Catholics, cannot condone the sin of directly killing an unborn child for any reason, we also have to understand that the general public is not likely to allow this to be enshrined in law in our lifetimes or even any time in this century.

    Even if Roe v. Wade is overturned and the outlawing of abortion becomes the responsiblility of the states again, we cannot expect more than two or three states to outlaw all abortion; but many more might have enough public support for laws restricting abortion to the “three hard cases”. In those states, the number of legal abortions would be one or two percent as high as in states where pro-lifers stubbornly hold out for laws saving all unborn babies, and wind up with laws saving none.

  • Terri

    Ryan stated his beliefs, as prompted by the question. After that he stated the policy of a Romney administration. He never said he agreed with it. If Romney gets elected and then something happens to him, we will have a pro-life president (Ryan) who has a 100% perfect record voting on life issues. Ryan didn’t cave. He dodged. That’s not ideal, but it’s a heck of a lot better than abortion on demand without restrictions. That’s Obama’s policy.

  • QuoVadisAnima

    Cardinal Chaput addressed this – he said something to the effect that Ryan was speaking in the context of the GOP’s platform, rather than personally, and given that the Democrats platform specifically calls for liberal support of abortion (if you’ll pardon the pun), we are fighting for those pro-life gains we hold in common with others.
    It boggles my mind that there are people out there who would rather enable evil than fight for whatever less than perfect gains we can make in the war against the culture of death. Reminds me of the story about the little boy on the beach throwing starfish that had been washed up on the shore back into the water so they wouldn’t dry out & die, and a man comes by & tells him he’s wasting his time because there are so many that it can’t possibly make a difference – the little boy looks at the starfish he’s holding & says ‘it makes a difference to this one’ & throws it back into the water.
    Just depriving Obama & his evil administration of power will save lives even if Romney does absolutely nothing simply because we will have removed pro-death aggressors from being able to further their agenda any more than has already been done. “This far and no farther shall the enemy go” May it be so in November, Lord!

  • MaryK

    Dr Kengor,
    Before i comment on your column, be assured, i am NOT a Liberal and i have no leanings in that direction. (I say this bc it seems every time i comment without complete agreement with the message of an ER columnist, another reader tells me i’m going to hell (and everything in between). I am a Pro-Life Catholic and very anti-abortion. That said, all the quotations made in your column (attributed to “Liberals” in general), had to be from very sick minds and not the minds of ordinary “Liberals”.
    There are many people who are Democrats of high moral character who would be appalled at being lumped in the same gutter as the respondants you mention. Yet, your column seems to suggest that anyone who would dare to vote for the Democratic (Liberal) ticket is a scumbag. In case you haven’t checked lately, there are many attractive social issues contained in the platform of that “Other side” – like alleviating the suffering of the sick but uninsured, taxing equality between the rich and the middle class, social justice, Medicare, Social Security – and a host of other issues.
    Mitt Romney may ‘say” he is pro-life this time around (and in spite of his protestations, he has stood on the side of pro-choice many times in the past), he has scant agendas to relieve other social and tax equality issues.
    So, when you choose comments to exploit in your column, please attribute them to the scum at the bottom of society – not ordinary people who have not yet understood that life begins at conception, and continue to pray that they will understand it in another time.

  • DiSEarcy

    Debating a different opinion, is not the same as sitting and laughing with a President who is using FULL FORCE of the federal government to violate my conscience. It’s more than a difference of opinion. At this point there isn’t a olive branch to extend. It’s a sad day, in my opinion, in Catholic Church history.

  • DiSEarcy

    We should ignore those ugly evil comments and not give those comments traction. Ugly evil people feed off of everyone reading and re-tweeting.

  • Yomi Akinmolayan

    MaryK, I don’t see anywhere in Dr. Kengor’s article where his column, as you state “seems to suggest that people voting for the liberal ticket are scumbags”. I realize emotions are running quite high this close to the elections but your accusations of “comment exploitation” are unwarranted.

    These attractive socials issues on the Democratic platform that you mentioned do sound good. The trouble is when the rubber hits the road, what we have seen in the last four years are not a good arbiter of this kind of wishful utopia.

    Who wouldn’t want to alleviate the suffering of the sick and uninsured? The question we have to ask is whose role is that to play and who has been addressing the issue from time immemorial? As Christ Himself stated, the poor will always be with us. So it is fair to say this issue, that has all of a sudden become a huge concern in some circles, is not new and many many organizations are already addressing it. The private sector and charitable institutions such as the Christian hospitals have always been there and give more today without any strings attached than any government program ever could. I personally know of cases where people who had been refused by Medicaid got the care they needed for free from a catholic hospital. These institutions get the money to make this charity possible mostly from endowments and fund raisers setup and attended by rich folks.

    In addition, may I opine that the phrase you used “tax equality between the rich and middle class” is a red herring? Can anyone delve into what this really means and how it would work out in real life? How can we make the assumption that it is equitable to ask someone who makes millions a year to pay the same percentage in taxes that a middle class person pays per year on their income? Is that just? Who determines what they should pay and what is fair? Is it the government and by what justification?

    Furthermore on the issue of the uninsured, we are now as a nation reaping the rewards of the first two years of this current administration’s term when they had the poker equivalent of a full house in the democratic majorities in Congress and Senate and what did they do? Created unread bills that were hurriedly passed, including a colossal healthcare bill that has added thousands of irs agents, a private army reporting to the white house but no doctors and nurses. How is this intended to help the uninsured? I guess some of the people who pushed these laws through believe offering free sterilization coverage and pumping poor and uninsured millions of women with carcinogenic contraceptives equates social justice?

  • Maggie Jane

    How can one not be filled with hate, when they think it’s okay for “doctors” to slaughter the unborn? Most who are “for” abortion have already had one (and when they left the clinic, evil deed completed, they walked out escorted by Satan). And the devil doesn’t go away until one demands he does so, through repenting and the asking of forgiveness.

  • Elisa


    There is a very dark side to many liberal/progressive blogging sites. In the 2008 election, I posted a favorable comment about Sarah Palin as a special needs mom (which I am myself) on the blog,Daily Kos, to see the results. I had read that they posted numerous BRO vs BITC_……about Hillary in the primaries. I was shocked at the numerous foul, racial slurs, and threatening responds and very few appropriate comments to a simple affirmation of high ranking female public servant who faces a difficult problem with grace and courage. Go ahead and state that you are pro-life and see the results.