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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

Jonathan37 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 1:00 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again- I believe Mr. Akin meant, by 'legitimate' rape, to refer to rape where the woman is actually inseminated; not the case, by any means, in all instances. Still an incredibly bone-headed formulation, but I don't think it has anything to do with false claims, or forcible versus some other type of rape. Unless he's a TOTAL moron.
shubi_ Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 1:09 AM
That is what Akin meant. He is not stupid. He is committed to pro life.
Dollysboy Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 2:04 AM
Which is exactly the reason he is causing such a headache for the Republicans. His position is in total conformity to the Republican platform. Romney's is not. He seems to believe that life begins with fertilization but he is prepared to end that life if the fertilization is the result of rape. How can you justify the ending of a life depending on the circumstances of its conception?
Nam65-66 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 7:49 AM
I did not know that.If true,Romney will not get my vote.

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...