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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

John5840 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 2:59 PM
You may not agree with it, but the implication is quite clear. If a woman is raped and ends up pregnant, there will necessarily be a question in the minds of some (right wingers) whether she was really raped. Even Akin describes it as the exception.

Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious.

The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations.

By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ...

Akin told a local TV interviewer: "First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare." He continued: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

My own take is that there's a dual-core of asininity here. First, Akin's formulation makes it sound...