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Oh Republicans, You Never Cease To Amaze

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a U.S. Senate candidate, explained his unique perspective on biology and sexual health:

"From what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare," Akin told a St. Louis TV station. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."

A "legitimate rape"? So, in addition to his crackpot view of female reproduction, he's insinuating that if a woman gets pregnant from rape, it wasn't REALLY rape or else she couldn't have gotten pregnant. This guy would have had a field day back in the 1800s when the legal POV was that it was physically impossible to rape a woman who didn't want to be raped because she'd clench her muscles and make intercourse impossible.
ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 11 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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Obviously, there are some Republicans who really are not very smart. Among Democrats, the rate must be near a hundred per cent. I am not a Republican or a Democrat. I am a decent human being who thinks for himself.

I have not noticed anything anywhere that could be any kind of a "war on women." If anything like that should happen to show up, do not worry about it. The women are certain to win.

Actually, The Republicans are distancing themselves for this goof and pressuring him to drop out of the race. The difference between Republicans and Democrats, is if someone screws up, Republicans kick them out of the pool.

President BHO believes that sanctions and diplomacy will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons ... take your pick

Would you rather start another war ?

And this relates to the story in what way? BTW, you could always listen to Pat Buchanan and decide there is no Iranian nuclear threat.

WOW...everyone yelling "Republican...Republican " Love how forgiving the "LIB'S " are! Every Democrat is so hip and correct. The guy was out of his league on this one. But.....every one piles on a stupid comment. "LEGITIMATE RAPE "!!! Lighten up..

And you reinforce the stupidity.

Peza...oh Peza .....are you "offended "?

Oh, right...because rape is such a "light"-hearted subject...

Cue "dueling banjos" - <br />
This explains a lot about the Republican'ts and why the teabaggers have taken over what once was a reasonable and responsible political party.<br />
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This is a screaming piece of evidence of the need for good detailed sex education ;-) <br />
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One thing critics of Republican'ts (i.e. the Dems) should realize is that without a rational and reasonable opponent, it becomes easy to lose one's way. Just sayin'<br />
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But it's this kind of thing that makes me think we are like the Roman Empire - devolving into mob rule.

Relax...one guy makes a stupid comment and you want to generalized. Everybody today is "horrified " when some one goes off "the deep end ". He is out of his league on this one and has apologized. What 's for supper?

If your grocer or mail carrier says something like this, you can "relax", because it means nothing. But for someone with power to make policy and draft laws to be so misinformed about basic biology is terrifying, and the women of Missouri need to be VERY afraid.

I heard about that and was horrified. That's the paradox of conservativism: they claim to want less government---but just enough to peer into people's bedrooms and women's uteruses everywhere.

Conservatives only want less government in areas where they want more local control.

Morons can be found in all political parties and on either side of the spectrum (left to right). Let us not forget the idiot running fr Senate in Massachusetts ( Elizabeth Warren). I don't think she'd even know the difference between an Indian Reservation and a Boy Scout Camp if Indians shot her in the *** with an arrow.

Did she say something specific about rape ?

No-Republican?

I never thought to look. Is he a Mormon?

@Dave002
You may disagree with and even dislike Elizabeth Warren, but she is a strong, intelligent woman. Calling her a moron merely suggests you are threatened by such.

Not threatened, amazed would be more accurate. This woman actually games the system by pretending to be a minority (American Indian) to get an edge in college, yet this seems to be perfectly fine with many voters. The lady lacks integrity, big time. Then there's her jumping in with both feet on the "you
didn't build this" controversy. Perhaps it would be more accurate to question the intelligence of those who would vote for her.

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These people give morons a bad name.

I am sure by now, Akin is making a public "retraction" of his statement.<br />
Well, it is TOO LATE, jerk!!!! <br />
You said it and we heard it.

'Legitimate rape'??? Good Lord, every time I think I've heard the stupidest thing anyone could say, a Republican opens his mouth and proves me wrong. It's because of hateful, ignorant jackasses like that, putting guilt on the victim, that so many rapes go unreported. It's absolutely incredible that someone of supposed intelligence and holding a public office could say something so insensitive and idiotic.