Skip to comments.Oh my: Missouri GOP Senate nominee says victims of ‘legitimate rape’ don’t get pregnant
Posted on 08/19/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by Perdogg
Legitimate rape became a Twitter trending topic in the U.S. this afternoon after liberal blog Talking Points Memo posted a video of Rep. Todd Akin claiming that victims of legitimate rape are unlikely to become pregnant.
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When women who can become pregnant are forcibly raped very few do become pregnant compared to women who engage in consensual sex. Now I could sit here and cite numbers and stats til I go blue in the face and you will disparage me the entire time so go do your own research.
I actually saw Akin speak at the end of the day at a defense industry conference a couple years ago - even though I largely agreed with his content, for some reason he struck me as a rambling idiot and I left early.
This one is just the same as an unrecoverable stall in an airplane - you either bail out or hit the ground.
GOP is extremely fortunate that this happened before any possibility of campaign appearances where Romney or Ryan appeared with Akin.
I was in high school then. That idiotic comment gave us that witch Ann Ritchards.
I agree that he made a dumb comment, but the conventional wisdom is that abortion is a losing issue for us. It’s not!
Missouri is one of the more pro-life states in America. Almost decisively so. He’s obviously not the best speaker out there ,and I’m sure his people will tell him to be more careful
The reason he’s being attacked is because he said one of the dumbest things (outside of Joe Biden) that any major candidate has said in quite some time.
Not only is this guy going to blow his lead with this statement but this may reverberate among the national press and other Dem candidates for days painting all Republican candidates with the statement.You know the press is going to ask Romney if he agrees with the candidate’s “legitimate rape” comment to try to tether him to it. We do not need Republican candidates supplying the DNC with fodder for their war on women narrative grist mill.
One of the senses of the word "legitimate" is "established (vs. unestablished), constituted".
Perhaps you didn't know that. I think that logic and common sense would dictate that the word ought to be understood in that sense, in light of the context in which it was used, but Charles Jaco style red-shirts, et al are not interested in logic and common sense. They have an agenda, which is the antithesis of what Todd Akin embodies.
What I would like to know from those here calling Todd Akin an idiot and stupid is, just how do logic and common sense dictate the exclusion of an accepted meaning or sense of a word?
What a stupid comment. That is the type of comment that can cost a candidate a lot of votes.
You seem to have a sexual based bias. I know a man who was raped as an adult and numerous men who were raped as boys.
Can a female (McCaskill) be a prick? This thread is making my head swim.
If Akin can’t get past this within 48 hours, the Missouri GOP MUST pull a Torricelli and yank this idiot from the ballot.
This is entirely a self-inflicted and stupid error of massive proportions.
Throw him under the bus and nominate Steelman.
The Senate is more important than Mr Akin. WE deserve better.
All he had to do was keep his damned mouth shut.
I wanted to call her worse but didnt want my post deleted..trust me I have other ways to describe McCaskill
the American political class is increasingly composed of people too stupid to make it in private industry.
the American Voter is increasingly composed of people too stupid to make an informed vote.
I believe Dems crossed over in the primary to vote for Akin.
Todd Akin, RINO candidate for US Senate, bought and paid for by Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill.
By all accounts, Akin is NOT a RINO. In fact, he’s been so sheltered w a safe congressional district that he doesn’t know how different a statewide race is — and the larger national picture at stake.
I am serious: if he can’t extracate himself from this, he needs to be told to stand down. We MUST have this Senate seat.
And let this be a lesson to other GOP senate candidiates. Shut your damned mouth when you are beyond your depth. The MSM is lying in wait. If you are too stupid to understand this, then you don’t deserve to be elected, so get the Hell out of the way.
Well, looks like my initial worries about his candidacy are correct. And the most likely loss for the Dems is no more. A few ads with this and no way in hell she can lose this race.
I actually think this is the part of Aiken's statement that is idiotic. Or can you enlighten me on the ways women have of spontaneously shutting down their ovum during the course of a "legitimate rape?" Pity it was not available to the thousands of German women who bore babies that were the product of rape by Russian soldiers after the fall of Berlin.
Yeah, let’s take that 38 second sound bite and allow the Obamugabe ass kissing media to define his entire 11 year career.
That’d be a damn genius move...especially when we’ve got a six year record of that Obamugabe clown McCaskill record to point toward.
Oh, wait, I mean this: it’d be STUPID to focus on and allow the media to LET us focus on such nonsense when the economy is tanking....