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Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

R.L.2 Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 2:22 PM
How refreshing to read a column about Tod Akin that acknowledges the main point hewas trying to make; that executing the most innocent of al involved in a rape pregnancy-the infant-is reprehiensible! It really disgusted and disappointed me to see conservative commentators, whose judgement I usually admire, fall into such a lame-brained, knee-jerk, ill-considered response.

Liberal pundits are declaring they have no idea what Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) meant when he referred to “legitimate rape” in an interview this past week. Akin stated, "In cases of legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." It was an awkward, inarticulate statement, but the substance of it was correct. Explaining what he meant since then would be a bit crude, so he has not been able to adequately defend himself. His attackers have used the awkwardness to pounce on him and pretend they don't know what he meant, or