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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

John5840 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 3:02 PM
This is not a political position. It's not a policy decision. The is a fundamental philosophical belief. If you believe one day that aborting the result of a rape is a murder, you can't just change that belief the next day because you sign on with a different political group.

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...