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A Grand Old Party in Panic

David1454 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 7:43 AM
Despite all the huffing going on, I think most cogent Americans know essentially what Akin was referring to with "legitimate" rape: It is forcible rape or statutory rape. It is NOT retroactive rape, where a woman decides the next day that she was too drunk to give consent to sexual intercourse, and files a complaint. Regardless, the Democrats and the MSM have managed to steal the narrative of this episode, and the republicans have swallowed the distorted narrative hook, line, and sinker. Akin's position is shared by the Republican party through its platform for the last umpteen elections, and we need to defend it. You don't kill a baby because of how it came into existence.
gwharpo Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 7:53 AM
"................where a woman decides the next day that she was too drunk to give consent to sexual intercourse, and files a complaint................"

Let's see ................. Too drunk to give consent so the man is charged with rape the next day. Really? Why is it the mans fault that a woman drinks like a pig and takes off her undies?
faultroy Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 9:29 AM
Silly Wabbit...don't you know it's ALWAYS the man's fault. This has been going on since the dawn of time. When did you EVER hear a woman say: "Yeah, I was an idiot, it was totally my fault?"--LOL!!!!

Whittaker Chambers said that "the great failing of American conservatives is they do not retrieve their wounded."

He had it right, as Todd Akin can testify.

In an interview that aired last Sunday, Akin, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, was asked whether he opposed abortions for women who had been raped. Akin's reply:

"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 ... .

"But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or...