Todd Akin: Working Hard to Lose the Election

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  1. Just to let it be known, the Missouri primaries were held on the 6th, and I voted for Brunner, NOT this jackass. Also let it be known that nearly 2/3 of Missouri Republicans did NOT vote for this jackass in the primary.

    Rep. Todd Akin: No pregnancy from 'legitimate rape' -

    Polling numbers had Democratic Senator McCaskill down against Akin significantly. After seeing this video clip, I called the State Republican Party in Jeff City within half an hour ago, informing them that I am a conservative, who was NOT going to vote for Akin this election, and he must be replaced immediately. A number of conservative Missourians I know have likewise called the state party or hit them up on FB demanding his removal as our candidate.

    Hopefully, he'll quit, or the state organization will find the legal means to force him out. Idiot.
  2. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    muppet - I take it he also believes in creationism and that socialised healthcare is not a basic right but communism as well then.

    isn't it time you people started shooting idiots like that again.
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  3. Ignorant fcuk is staying in the race despite RNSC promise to pull all funding from him. Thinks "God wills it" or some typically asinine Southern Baptist tripe. Maybe I'll vote Libertarian or Constitutional Party this year for Senate.
  4. Stupid ****.
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  5. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Hey, how can he quote an evolutionary process - that a woman can 'voluntarily' abort a 'legitimate rape' baby - when he doesn't believe in evolution?

    Man's a weapons-grade cock.
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  6. Funnily enough, yesterday I quoted Cromwell regarding Akin, and today I find others quoting him as well in the blogosphere: "You have sat here too long for any good that you have done. Depart I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"

    All the last 5 Republican senators from Missouri have told him to drop out. The Republican National Senatorial Committee has pulled $5 million in funding from him. The SuperPACS have pulled an equivalent amount from him. He is a pariah within the party, and even if he were to win, he'd have no friends in the Senate.
  7. But loads of expenses.
  8. Bozo whose idiocy is shameful to his 2 USMC sons.
  9. The sh!t being flung at Republicans, particularly Missouri Republicans, has me humming "Sweet Home Alabama" under my breath.

    In Birmingham there lived a gov'nor,
    And we all did what we could do,
    Now, Watergate does not bother me,
    Does your conscience bother you?
  10. Partizan politics as usual.
  11. Legitimate rape? Implication being that females who become pregnant after being raped have not actually been raped?
  12. Yes; he's saying that women who get pregnant as a result of rape, actually enjoyed it and therefore ought not to be permitted an abortion. It was a widespread belief during the Middle Ages, when you could get off a charge of rape if your victim became pregnant. I suspect a similar belief in 'they all enjoy it really, the sluts' is behind the Islamic practice of stoning rape victims to death.
  13. Can somebody explain to me in very simple terms the differences between "legitimate rape" and other varieties of "rape" and will I find them all in my local supermarket.
  14. To be 'legitimately raped' you apparently have to (a) not enjoy it, and (b) not get pregnant.
  15. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    I have a lot of sympathy for Ken Clarke over the kicking he got in the press awhile back when he was asked whether 'rape is rape' and he said no. Clarke was trying to make a distinction between something on the statute books - such as unwitting sex with an underage girl - and a predatory and premeditated sexual violation.

    There's a lot of hysteria over sexual offences and a lot of single-issue zealots who do more harm than good by painting all men as predators (and as an aside our last government was very good at promoting that agenda) without the damage that an idiot like this does with comments such as these. These are the same types of people who promote going abroad to change the outlook of other, 'backward' cultures. It continues to amaze me that these people exist in the real world, not just some back episode of the X Files.

    But flipping back to the religious side of things, a child born out of wedlock is a bastard and therefore barred from entering heaven, no? So does Akin also advocate enforced marriage, or do we bring into the world an unfortunate, unwanted individual who, once he/she shuffles off this mortal coil, goes to hell anyway?

    There's an old saying: 'That which we hate most we become most like'. Akin is more like the very people he despises than, clearly, he can ever comprehend.

    Sadly, we're all heading down the same path but if something's true just because a man in a suit on the telly said it, then let's please ban suits and telly. It'd solve a lot of problems pretty ******* quickly, methinks.