Good fucking God, where does the Republican Party find these trolls?
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri) was being interviewed by KTVI for the "Jaco Report" and was asked about his position of making abortion illegal, even in event of rape or incest, when he said that pregnancies rarely occur in cases of "legitimate rape."
I guess my first question for this biology major would be to have him define an "illegitimate" rape. Maybe that's a rape that occurs when a husband or boyfriend forces himself on his wife or girlfriend? Or perhaps when the victim is dressed inappropriately... you know, asking for it?
Here's my own transcript from the video clip below:
"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 maybe that that didn't work, or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be in the rapist, and not attacking the child."
This asshat just won the Republican primary for the right to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill for her seat in the United States Senate. Mike Huckabee has endorsed Akin, calling him "a courageous conservative" who "supports traditional marriage" and "protects the unborn."
Just to hear this ignorant asshole pivot during his response, from his position on making abortion illegal to a quick stance on punishing rapists was enough to turn my stomach. If you want a perfect example of a teabagger candidate who is unfit to serve in the Kansas City City Council, much less the U.S. Senate, here you go.
This is just stunning, even for the Tea Party.
Of course, he's backtracking today, saying he "misspoke".
Apparently, several prominent Republican conservatives are calling for this dickwad to step down and get out of the race. But it may be too late for Repubs to field another candidate... almost like how they won't allow abortions after a certain time limit in gestation? It may be beyond the date for a late-term abortion of this candidacy by the GOP. How ironic!
The other tidbit of info I didn't know when I originally wrote this post: Rep. Todd Akin currently serves on the U.S. House Science and Technology Committee ! This clown is on a science and tech committee in Congress.
Feel better about your Congress, now? They talk all the time about money being squandered by Congress... how much are we paying Todd Akin of Missouri?
Excuse me, I need to back outside and spit again...