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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

Right Wing Radical Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 3:47 PM
Why are Republicans so quick to shoot the wounded instead of carefully examining the situation and offering support for our people? I am sorely distressed by the vitriol from so-called conservatives. Certainly, as people of faith and character, we must demand a higher standard from our leaders but we should not tear them to shreds when they make a small mistake. Aiken didn't rape or murder anyone, as has been the case with some of the Democrats who are still serving in elected positions. If we don't stick together we will be ruined this November.

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...