The GOP Rape Advisory Chart started as a "dark humor" dig at two things: The Bush Administration's much-derided color-coded Homeland Security Terror Advisory Chart, and the Republican Party's seeming obsession with all things rape-related, which seemed to come to a head with the one-two punch of Missouri Congressman Todd Akin's infamous "Legitimate Rape" comment followed shortly after by Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock's "Rape Babies are God's Will" statement. Both men were running for U.S. Senate at the time...and both lost their races, pretty much solely due to their disgusting (and, in Akin's case, scientifically idiotic) statements about the subjects of rape, pregnancy and abortion.
I did some quick poking around and discovered that these two were hardly the only elected Republican officials to make rape-related statements (or, worse yet, legislation or policies) which were offensive, medically insane or both. I whipped up the GOP Rape Advisory Chart and posted it over at Daily Kos on October 24, 2012.
It went viral immediately, with well over 40,000 reposts from 2 Tumblr accounts alone, tens of thousands of shares from dKos, Facebook and Eclectablog, and reposts by Alternet, Democratic Underground, Dan Savage, Richard Dawkins and numerous other blogs. Even Wil Wheaton and Neil Gaimen reposted it. Someone even translated it into Greek.
Anyway, over the next 2 years I put together 8 more volumes. U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, Governors, state Senators & Representatives, Republican Party Leaders, right-wing talk show hosts...the list went on and on.
About a year ago I finally stopped, figuring that a) I'd kind of proven my point and b) I was getting kind of disgusted with wading through the mounds of filth being spouted by these people over the years. Seriously, I began feeling physically sick and decided to put a moratorium on the "project" as it had become.
And then, a few months ago, the Republican Party's 2016 Presidential Primary kicked into high gear...and between Donald Trump's "Mexicans are rapists!" and the Planned Parenthood hit job, soon the media was knee deep in the GOP's obsession with all things rape-and-abortion-y.
So, I revamped the site into a proper content management system and have added an all-new tenth volume dedicated to the Republican Men Who Would Be President (and no, Carly Fiorina isn't listed on this site as of yet, although sadly, plenty of other Republican women such as Sharron Angle and Linda McMahon are).
Anyway. this is normally the point where I'd say "enjoy your visit", but given the subject matter, all I can say is...I hope you don't have a weak stomach.
I should make sure to give a shout-out to the a similar site Days Without a Republican Rape Mention for tipping me off to some of the entries.
UPDATE 8/30/15: As you can see below, at the suggestion of several people, I've started adding text versions/live links to the original source to new entries, and will gradually go back and revamp the existing entries in this format as well.