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

Gregory142 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 9:46 AM
I'm from MO, and Todd Akin is my current Congressman. I know him and respect him, and will fully support him if he decides to stay in the race. I'd love nothing more than for we in MO to put a big thumb in the eye of the national media (including, Mssr.'s Hannity, Levin, and ESPECIALLY Piers Morgan) and elect him. The fact that the GOP has withdrawn financial support, even after supporting Sen.'s Graham, Snowe, Collins, and Spector, only affirms my decision to no longer give financial support to the party as a whole. Nevertheless...
Gregory142 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 9:50 AM
..I think Akin should resign for the good of the party and the national effect on the Nov. election. many in the middle think Conservatives are knuckle-dragging Neanderthals anyway and this statement by Akin will not go away. Many Senate races that are close will have the Democunist candidate saying, "do you want THIS man to be in the majority of the Senate?" Regardless of who wins the White House, without a Senate majority, we will be unable to overturn the disaster that has happened to our country in the past 3 1/2 years. We cannot afford to lose any possible opportunity to win the majority in the Senate. ANY candidate from the GOP, including Akin, will defeat Claireplane in November.

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...