I’ve never purported Democrats have the market locked up on idiocy. They have the lion’s share. But, they’re not exclusive!
Once again, we have a Republican candidate…this time, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) running against Claire McCaskill for the Senate…who willingly allowed himself to be positioned where something STUPID spills out of his mouth!…
From the Daily Caller:
” Charles Jaco, of St. Louis Fox affiliate KTVI’s “Jaco Report,” asks Akin whether he thinks abortions ought to permissible in a situation where a woman is raped. While explaining his position, Akin claimed that pregnancy only rarely results from “legitimate rape.”:
“Well you know, people always want to make it as one of those things where how do you slice this particularly tough, sort of ethical question…”.. “It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors — that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But, let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work, or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”
“Legitimate rape????”…WTF is that?….
Yet ANOTHER example of a Republican lawmaker maneuvered by the press into making an idiotic statement! Thanks, Congressman! You just handed the Democrats a LOAD of ammo and thrown your chances for Senate away! Why do they always fall for this??…
Hey Republicans! Abortion is LEGAL in this country!…It will NEVER be illegal…so get the f**k over it!….So much more we need to concern ourselves with than this sort of garbage! But the press knows the Republicans will eagerly wade into this quicksand of a NO WIN issue!…And Rep. Akin is just the latest example of this sort of STUPIDITY!…All he had to say was “rape is a crime”…”abortion is legal”…and that’s it. End of discussion. No need to offer some sort of government centric observation on the topic. His statement and backtracking has all but assured Sen. McCaskill (D-MO) of another term!