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David4269 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:07 AM
In answer to Rich Galen's question, an illegitimate rape is when someone willingly has sex. Then afterwards lies and says that the sexual act wasn't a willing one when in fact it was at least a willing act, perhaps even an eager act. Akin may well have his biology wrong. But clearly not all claims of rape are legitimate. The Duke Lacrosse Case is a well known example of an illegitimate rape.
faultroy Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 9:10 PM
There are numerous more forms of "illegitimate rape." Take the Strauss/Kahn case. Rape is one of the few crimes in which you can be charged and convicted of comitting a felony and not know that you actually committed a cime. There is something wrong with a system in which you can commit a crime but not know you have committed one.
michigander4 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:32 AM
Furthermore, there's really nothing wrong with the substance of Akin's position. He just did a terrible job of articulating it. Personally I'm pro-life, but in the case of "actual rape" I wouldn't have a problem with use of the Morning After Pill.
It's time for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to get their arms around the Republican Members of the House and give - at least some of them - a Leroy Jethro Gibbs slap to the back of the head.

Yesterday was a day that should have featured the Obamas answering questions about the charges of crankiness, stubbornness, and general dysfunction among the White House and Chicago campaign staffs.

We'll come back to that later.

Instead it was all about Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) who was asked during a...