Demented #GOP Rep.says something called “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy #womensrights #tcot #tlot

RRD:The Republican candidate for one of Missouri’s Senate seats, Rep.Akin believes that something that he calls “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancies.Presumably by ” legitimate” he meant ” actual” or ”real” but even if we grant that, that merely moves him from being a advocate of Raping women to ”just” being a buffoon. Akin on “Legitimate Rape” – YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKa5CY-KOHc&feature=youtu.be “It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he said.” RRD: The genius did not specify what ”ways” he was referring to:Magic?Telepathic signals from the uterus to The Stork telling it not to bring the baby,perhaps? ”Let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment. But the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child,” he said.” Controversial Akin comment on rape sparks firestorm – The Hill’s Video http://thehill.com/video/campaign/244295-controversial-akin-comments-on-rape-concern-gop RRD:Translation:women who are raped must be forced to give birth. The results of this buffoon’s statement were predictable: “Moderate” Republicans and the Romney campaign denounce him(fn1),while some Republicans(Erick Erickson fn2),try to explain away and downplay his statement,while Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tries to tie this creature to Romney.(fn3) This last is particularly ironic given the fact that there is someone much closer to herself (than Akin is to Romney) that has made outlandish & inexcusable comments:one of her aides(fn4)yet Wasserman-Schultz believes that that person should be forgiven & would look askance at anyone who suggested that she(DWS) was to blame for her aide’s comment.(fn5) In any event Akin must step down. National GOP pulls funding from Todd Akin’s Missouri race – The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/with-todd-akins-rape-comments-abortion-is-back-in-the-campaign-spotlight/2012/08/20/c497bae4-eac7-11e1-a80b-9f898562d010_story.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics The Todd Akin Fiasco « Commentary Magazine http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/08/20/the-todd-akin-fiasco/ Footnotes: fn1. Fellow Republican Rehberg calls Akin ‘legitimate rape’ comments ‘reprehensible’ – The Hill’s Ballot Box http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/244305-fellow-republican-rehberg-unloads-on-akin-following-legitimate-rape-comments Sen. Brown calls for Akin to step down as GOP Senate nominee – The Hill’s Ballot Box http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/244353-brown-calls-for-akins-resignation-from-gop-nomination fn2. Todd Akin’s Dumb Comment vs. Obama’s Support of Infanticide | RedState http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/08/20/todd-akins-dumb-comment-vs-obamas-support-of-infanticide/ fn3. Dem Party chief: Akin and Republicans want women in ‘the Dark Ages’ – The Hill’s Healthwatch http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/politics-elections/244343-dnc-chair-akin-gop-want-women-in-the-dark-ages- fn4 Democratic staffer puts on Jewish version of a minstrel show. – fightingstatism http://fightingstatism.posterous.com/democratic-staffer-puts-on-jewish-version-of fn5. Wasserman Schultz says “jewbag” aide should be forgiven,while DNC communications director says she is being “smeared” #jcot #2012 – fightingstatism http://fightingstatism.posterous.com/wasserman-schultz-says-jewbag-aide-should-be

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