Just when things are moving along swimmingly, some putz Republican has to step in it. Todd Akin, Senate candidate from Missouri, was asked this:
KTVI host Charles Jaco: "If abortion could be considered in case of, say, a tubal pregnancy, what about in the case of rape? Should it be legal or not?"Emphasis mine.
Akin: "It seems to me, 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 of the rapist, and not attacking the child."
Good god this is a repugnant statement.
1) Is there such a thing as a "legitimate rape?"
2) Even if you take out the word "legitimate," it's still horribly offensive - because he's saying that if you get pregnant, maybe it wasn't really rape…
What an ignorant assclown. He has until Tuesday to step down and allow himself to be replaced, otherwise it's Claire McCaskill vs. The Assclown, and it's a no-brainer who wins.
Just as Joe Biden had to answer for his stupid "chains" comments and Obama had to say whether he would throw Biden under the bus or not (he didn't), so too Romney and Ryan have had to give their answer to this controversy.
Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape.Mr. Akin, if he had any decency, will step down. Why? Because this election needs every senate win the Republicans can muster. He's not more important than the country, so he should be honorable, realize that he's toxic, and step aside for Brunner, the runner-up.
We'll see if he's an honorable guy.