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Akin and His Critics

John5840 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:16 PM
Let me provide a more realistic scenario. If a slave had his hand mangled and deformed on a regular basis and the slave owner tatooed his initials into the slave's hand, would you be shocked if the slave cut it off?
The_Nerd_Warrior Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 11:30 PM
A REAL escaping slave would want both of his hands to strangle his captor with, and know better than to fear a SCAR.

That said, a scar doesn't have the potential to get up and walk away a fully functional human being later on.

You're excellent at absurd analogies.
Jack2894 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 6:06 PM
Ahhh, a real nanny stater, aren't ya?

"let ME tell you how to live. Because I am the chosen of God. Here. drink this purple kool aid." Signed Abominus
Anominus Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 5:03 PM
The better question is, how does cutting off a perfectly functional hand help the slave to recover and advance himself? Answer: It doesn't. It leaves a permanent scar and a useless stump.

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of women undergoing abortions report that they were raped, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. One percent is not zero.

That much having been said, I must offer a mild dissent to the widespread view expressed by both Republicans and Democrats that what...