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Astonishing "Rape" Comment May Force GOP Senate Candidate from Race

Deckard Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 5:36 PM
when someone says that a woman who is raped can stop inception, it smacks of the most ignorant, ill informed type of talk. This was not a gotcha moment. It was a simple question, that he did not just flub. it showed a level of ignorance that should not come from someone running for the US Senate. Regardless of whether or not a democrat would be held to the same standard, a republican should know better. There is no defending it. Those that do, look just as ignorant as Akin for saying it.

This story -- which I touched on briefly in the Obama presser post below -- has been moving at warp speed all day.  Let's get you caught up.  First, here's Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) making appalling and cringe-worthy remarks about "legitimate" rape on a St. Louis television program yesterday:

Not only is this indefensible and insulting, his grasp of basic human biology is demonstrably wrong.  It would be one thing if a random Congressman said something dumb.  It happens every...