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A Grand Old Party in Panic

Jonathan37 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 10:22 AM
Great column from Pat- except for a couple huge holes. The idea that a raped woman's body can somehow deny fertilization is the opinion of exactly no one other than Todd Akin. Or if someone else does hold that opinion, (apparently there is some medical evidence supporting it) he has enough sense not to say so in front of people who are eager to twist his words. Others in the GOP are not panicked so much as they are disbelieving and enraged- we had a very good shot at making this election a total defeat for the Democrats, though less good than I thought, having read the comments of some in Mr. Akin's own intellectual class who are planning to vote for a third party candidate- and this moron has very likely fucked the whole thing to a
Davole Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 10:42 AM
Jonathan37 -

Obviously you do not realize how ridiculous your rant is - you spew that Todd Akin's belief is his alone, and then you immediately acknowledge that supportive confirming medical evidence of his statement is provided by other individuals!

Hopefully Jonathan1 through 36 are not as intellectually challenged as you blatantly demonstrate yourself to be.
CVN65 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 1:04 PM
Davole it is a medical fact that women are far less likely to conceive when under great stress. Being raped constitutes great stress. Very few rapes result in pregnancy. Akin phrased his beliefs in a very unfortunate manner but is not incorrect.

Whittaker Chambers said that "the great failing of American conservatives is they do not retrieve their wounded."

He had it right, as Todd Akin can testify.

In an interview that aired last Sunday, Akin, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, was asked whether he opposed abortions for women who had been raped. Akin's reply:

"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. ... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down ... .

"But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or...