An Explanation.

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.

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Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015

State:

Republican: 
Ben Carson
Office/Position: 
Neurosurgeon, Presidential Candidate
Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015

State:

Republican: 
Marco Rubio
Office/Position: 
U.S. Senator, Presidential Candidate
Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Republican: 
Jeb Bush
Office/Position: 
Governor, Presidential Candidate
Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Republican: 
Scott Walker
Office/Position: 
Governor, Presidential Candidate
Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Republican: 
John Cornyn
Office/Position: 
U.S. Senator
Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Republican: 
RIchard Mourdock
Office/Position: 
State Treasurer, Senate candidate
Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2012
Republican: 
Linda McMahon
Office/Position: 
U.S. Senate Candidate
Date: 
Sunday, August 12, 2012

State:

Republican: 
Todd Akin
Office/Position: 
U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senate Candidate
Date: 
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Republican: 
Tom Smith
Office/Position: 
U.S. Senate Candidate
Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2012

State:

Republican: 
Chuck Winder
Office/Position: 
State Senator
Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2012

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Republican: 
Ron Paul
Office/Position: 
U.S. Congressman, Presidential candidate
Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2012
Republican: 
Rick Santorum
Office/Position: 
U.S. Senator, Presidential Candidate
Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

State:

Republican: 
Roger Rivard
Office/Position: 
State Representative
Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

State:

Republican: 
Brent Crane
Office/Position: 
State Senator
Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2011

State:

Republican: 
Paul Ryan + 215 other GOP Congressmen
Office/Position: 
U.S. Representative, Vice-Presidential nominee
Date: 
Monday, September 20, 2010

State:

Republican: 
Rand Paul
Office/Position: 
U.S. Senator, Presidential Candidate
Date: 
Thursday, July 8, 2010

State:

Republican: 
Sharron Angle
Office/Position: 
U.S. Senate Candidate
Date: 
Monday, March 26, 1990

State:

Republican: 
Clayton Williams
Office/Position: 
Oil businessman, Gubernatorial candidate