Skip to comments.Akin releases new ad apologizing for ‘legitimate rape’ comments
Posted on 08/21/2012 1:40:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
Republican Representative Todd Akin resisted pressure to quit the U.S. Senate race in Missouri on Tuesday, releasing a new ad apologizing for his inflammatory remarks about rape that have reinserted controversial abortion politics into the U.S. presidential campaign.
In an ad released online, Mr. Akin again apologized for his comments Sunday, when he claimed in a television interview that women could not get pregnant from legitimate rape, even as senior Republicans condemned his remarks and called for him to step aside in the race.
Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way, and for that I apologize, Mr. Akin said in the spot.
The fact is, rape can lead to pregnancy. The truth is, rape has many victims. The mistake I made was in the words I said, not in the heart I hold. I ask for your forgiveness, he added. Mr. Akin, noting that he is the father of two daughters, also said he wanted tough justice for rapists and expressed compassion for victims.
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I’m Not A Witch!
Just. Get. Out.
What is so hard about this?
Woohoo! Congratulations, FReepers! We hammered hard and won a victory against that evil pro-lifer!
Grovel, you misogynistic bastard, grovel! Hahaha!
Oh, wait a second...
Bailing water off the Titanic. If you ever have to release an ad to reassure voters that you know rape is bad, you’re already sunk.
We forgive you. Now get out so we can forget you.
Apparently Akin is staying in. Yeah, let the Dims set the agenda that’s the ticket.
Stay in Todd! The dems and rinks want you out for a reason.
Yeah, they want another stooge in Washington.
Glad that he’s staying in the race. I’m disgusted by the overreaction by Republicans to it.
Lotsa news is leakin’ on Akin!
In the words of that remarkable and sagacious statesman, Al Sharpton, “Resist we much!”
Ego will only buy you so much in this vale of tears. This was a giveaway, we as a nation will be saddled with Claire McCaskill for six MORE years.
But the effects may go far beyond just the loss of a single Senate seat (which Republicans, at this point, can ill afford). It also gives permission to the money backing Clair McCaskill to double down on their efforts to give her a totally illegitimate margin of victory. And the momentum thus generated stands to wreck a lot of other Republican campaigns, to no good effect for anybody (not even the Democrats themselves).
Yeah, because he’s an idiot!
The only thing the Senate does anyway is obstruct the will of the electorate and put on a big show when confirming drama queen Manchurian candidates to the Supreme Court like Dubya and Rove's treacherous pick, John Roberts.
Why are so many Republicans against a pro-life conservative politician? Is it because he reintroduced the abortion debate (with his misspeak) which Romney was so “cleverly” was hiding?
This won’t help. If you are having to defend your position on rape, you are not going to win. This ad will probably lose him more votes. He should have kept his big mouth shut in the first place!