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Legitimate Rape Arguments

plainsense Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 2:52 AM
Normally I like what you write, but this was very unfair to Aiken. A much wiser piece was written by Rachel Alexander. Aiken is a very decent man. Decent enough to try to understand before you distort him. Are you half as big a man as Aiken, and willing to apologize for going way too far in mischaracterizing Aikens "error". My esteem for a lot of "conservative pundits has really been lowered by their ganging up on one of the best people in congress, even to the point of demanding that he resign. With this new Aiken standard that you pundits have created, there won't be very many people left to run for office. Both Romney and Ryan supported the terribly misguided "Keynesian" bailouts. Shouldn't they have resigned a long time ago?
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 5:43 AM
Everyone makes mistakes and deserves forgiveness. Akin, however, has enough of a history of public babbling that Democrats bet more than $1 million on him in the Republican primary. They counted on his self-destruction. It was about the only thing that could save McCaskill's seat. Their bet paid off. He strolled confidently into an obvious trap and did exactly what they hoped he'd do.

The test of Akin's decency was not his gaffe, but its aftermath. The Republican Party is in a dogfight for control of Congress, for the presidency, and for the survival of the country. By putting pride and personal ambition ahead of the larger struggle, Akin has jeopardized all that. Decent men don't do such things.
AWLLIE_NORTH Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 5:59 AM
My My !

So Feisty So Early
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 6:36 AM
Yeah. Probably lack of caffeine. But I'm not addicted. I can quit any time I wanna develop involuntary twitching.
Todd Akin’s grossly irresponsible remarks about “legitimate rape” and conception have received much media attention. As well they should. The sheer weirdness of the remarks calls into question both his intelligence and his personal integrity. How could someone conclude logically that a rape victim’s body has the capacity to prevent conception in the wake of sexual assault? And why would someone assert that the conclusion had been supported by doctors with whom he had spoken? Clearly, Akin contrived the idea on the spot and then contrived the claim that there were doctors who had informed and/or supported his assertion. All of...