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Astonishing "Rape" Comment May Force GOP Senate Candidate from Race

plainsense Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 2:50 AM
We see dozens of poorly chosen words like this every day, on all sides. Many of the comments, threats, and meanness on the part of conservative pundits is much worse than Aikens flub. In fact downright mean and shameful. Using their own standard, they should all resign!
Robert1260 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 3:25 AM
No plainsense, that's the problem. I don't see it as a flub or a gaff at all. Akin told it the way he sees it. And he told it exactly as many so called conservatives today also see it. Establishment GOP leaders only want to cover it up because they don't want people outside the party to know this is the latest stance the new and improved GOP has taken on the abortion issue. I applaud Akin for stating what Romney/Ryan are afraid to say in public. But truth is not the GOP's strong suit. Actually never has been. Otherwise they'd never get elected to office...because they certainly can't govern once they're IN office..

This story -- which I touched on briefly in the Obama presser post below -- has been moving at warp speed all day.  Let's get you caught up.  First, here's Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) making appalling and cringe-worthy remarks about "legitimate" rape on a St. Louis television program yesterday:

Not only is this indefensible and insulting, his grasp of basic human biology is demonstrably wrong.  It would be one thing if a random Congressman said something dumb.  It happens every...