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Akin and His Critics

curmudgeon10 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 8:17 AM
akin needs to step down, not because he said anything wrong, which he did not. what he did was bare his throat to the democratic party lie machine, aiding and abetting the democratic party's constant campaign to get stupid and gullable voters to vote against their and our country's best interests. any throat bared to the democratic party lie machine is always cut. better for him to cut it himself, than give the democrats the pleasure of doing it for him.

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of women undergoing abortions report that they were raped, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. One percent is not zero.

That much having been said, I must offer a mild dissent to the widespread view expressed by both Republicans and Democrats that what...