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Akin: Paul Ryan Called and Urged Me to Drop Out But This Isn't About Me

JimP5 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 9:46 AM
Where did the "legitimate rape" idea come from and what is the definition? Before Akin's comments, I had not heard of it. Who ARE these alleged social conservatives that believe this stuff? Any feedback/answers will be greatly appreciated.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 9:51 AM
NO ONE knows where he got the idiocy about a woman's body being able to somehow prevent a pregnancy.
His qualification of "legitimate" rape was probably about qualifying the difference between an actual assault and the penchant some women have of late to say that any encounter they later regretted was date rape.
Even whoopi goldberg made the differentiation ("was know...RAPE rape...?").
Hardly a conservative, she.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 9:54 AM
"legitimate rape" can be clarified when considering that the 2 dozen women alleging that Bill CLinton "raped" them were not legitimate.

That is the benchmark.
JimP5 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:15 AM
Thanks for the input to both of you. I guess we need to establish a GOP dictionary so our blockheaded pols don't use Whoopi's or the Feminazi's definitions or try to makeup some definition that distinguishes rape from RAPE-rape etc. Oy!

Except it is about you, Rep. Akin. Akin told NBC this morning that Paul Ryan called him yesterday and urged him to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. Akin is continuing his argument that his decision to stay in the race (the deadline to drop out was yesterday at 5 pm cst) that this isn't about him but about standing on principle. The problem is, the focus isn't on principle, it's on Akin's refusal to drop out like nearly the entire conservative movement and Republicans have asked.