Skip to comments.Pull Akin off Science Committee
Posted on 08/27/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT by doug from upland
(CNN) -- Controversy continues to swirl around the comments made by Todd Akin, Missouri Representative and Senate candidate, that "legitimate rape" would only rarely lead to pregnancy. Initially, the media focused on the fallout of his remarks concerning issues of abortion, sexual violence and the effect on women voters. While Akin has vigorously recanted his remarks, and both Mitt Romney and President Obama have lambasted his statements, only more recently has attention been paid to the fact that Akin sits on the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's petition for Speaker of the House John Boehner to remove Akin, a Republican, from the House science committee is just starting to gain momentum, and well it should.
The House science committee has oversight on congressional science and technology policy and thereby helps shape the course of billions of dollars of related funding. In other words, Akin -- who is now best known for his folkloric views on reproduction -- has a strong say in determining the long-term scientific progress of our country.
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Note to fellow FReepers. If you post on Akin threads and want him gone, you have been called a "surrender monkey" and an "infestation."
If that’s the case then shouldn’t John Conyers be pulled off the Judiciary committee given that his wife is in prison?
“some feminist whackjob RAT”
THAT’s funny! I just had to click and read more. LOL.
Yes. And Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks astronauts have landed on Mars, should be off the space subcommittee. And the idiot, Hank Johnson, who thinks Guam could tip over, should not be on any committee.
They should have pulled him off any and all committees yesterday. They need to do it now and then send a letter to every woman voter informing them that they have done all they can do to distance from akin. It’s time for hardball.
I'm sure it's your favorite show.
What Todd Akin actually said was: "It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, thats really rare. If its a legitimate rape, uh the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But lets assume that maybe that didnt work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.
So even in his statement Akin admitted that women who are raped can get pregnant. He also reiterated that in his apology. And it is clear from the context of the statements that Akin intended legitimate to mean actual, not acceptable.
The only controversy swirling around the fifth-column MSM toilet bowl is the verbal diarrhea from a feminist whackjob RAT and her RINO/faux-conservative supporters.
There is a reason put why McCaskill put money into Akin's campaign.
Akin lacks the humility to step down.
Being insulted by a nut bag is a badge of honor.
Todd messed up, please get out for the conservative cause.
Don;t go down in history as a conservative Joe Biden.
If you had to have earned a “C” in 8th grade Science class to be on the Science committee, there would be no Dem’s on it.
If you had to have earned a “C” in 5th grade Civics class to be on the Judiciary committee, there would be no Dem’s on it.
Confession is good for the soul. Come on......don’t be afraid.....admit you’re a Democrat.....you’ll feel better......
“Legitimate” rape- a sex act that is non-consensual, as opposed to buyer’s remorse for a consensual act, followed by an accusation.
“...body has ways of shutting that down.”- refers to the fact that stress may stop or delay ovulation.
Stupidly and unthinkingly used; only partly correct, never should’a said it.
“You’d better put some ice on that”.- never mind!
“It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is...”- never mind!
“I never had sex with that woman...”- never mind!
Stupidly and unthinkingly used, never should’a said it.
>> If you post on Akin threads and want him gone, you have been called a “surrender monkey” and an “infestation.” <<
That’s pretty mild compared to how I’d describe them, pass the drano, this thread is getting backed up.
Biffy and his husband are just too cheap to donate.
Specifically what indiscriminate insults have I tossed around?
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