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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

Xfranman Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:02 PM
Goldberg fairly oozes his usual arrogant superiority. Akin was ok when he was winning the seat for a Republican majority. Now he makes a major gaffe & he's not only out, he's bludgeoned. Get the fags (sticks), bring the torch. Let's get this b'st'rd burned & be done w/ it. But he said he was wrong, said he was sorry. Too bad Akin, forgiveness is only for incumbent far left senators who drive young women off bridges in their mom's Olds Delmonte. Besides we're talking about abortion. Sacred
rickmcq Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:11 PM
This was not a shining moment for the GOP.
Anominus Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 5:46 PM
Akin continues to shine as the Republican establishment slinks away in pseudo-shame from a true conservative while the Democrats and liberals gasp with faux-outrage over a commonsense and perfectly accurate "offensive, insensitive remark." Sick.

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...