Skip to comments.Todd Akin reaffirms decision to stay in the Senate race
Posted on 08/21/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
Rep. Todd Akin, the embattled Senate candidate who used the phrase legitimate rape in talking about abortion and pregnancy, said Tuesday afternoon that he would stick to his decision to remain in the race.
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I think both you and her have a poor understanding of science in general.
Heightened adrenal response does not shut down the reproductive organs. In some cases sexual responses are identified such as a woman becoming aroused during a rape to protect against damage to the inner lining of the vagina, even orgasm is entirely possible during a forced rape.
One only has to look at history and the many armies that raped and pillaged and left behind a nation of bastard children.
The science is also clear on there not being some magic way of the woman protecting against pregnancy as Akins insisted.
“If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”
Once again, why old male politicians shouldn’t comment on the female reproductive system, it rarely goes over well.
Ever read about what happened in Berlin in the spring of ‘46? A lot of German women were having Russian babies. Guess they must not have read your study before they were raped.
So that's what your Republican party stands for? Crass, calculating gender or racial politics? My Republican party stands for letting the voters decide what candidate they want and expecting all appointed candidates to be chosen WITHOUT regard to gender or race.
This issue would go away in a week. If he selfishly stays in this goes national and every GOP candidate will be carpet bombed with Akins comments until November.
This "issue" of a few misspoken words has no substance to it and will be going away regardless. Romney selfishly keeping his tax returns private is the albatross around the GOP's neck that will destroy our chances of taking the White House for no good reason whatsoever.
If only the state GOPe didn’t hate that candidate with a passion.
This dope makes Sharon Angle (whom I strongly supported) and Christine O’Donnell (whom I really didn’t care about) look like Margaret Thatcher & Gold Meir by comparison.
Yep.. and she actually contributed to his campaign. The best investment she ever made. Her campaign must've had some great intel about Akin... they called it exactly right. Much as I despise that witch McCaskill, I have to give her props for a brilliant strategic maneuver. I wish Repubs were as on their toes.
Oh sure, he'll win all right.
He'll win... reelection for McCaskill. He'll win the Senate Majority for Harry Reid. He might even perform a hat trick and win the White House for Obama.
“Soon all his senior staff will be gone...”
Really, they should have quit en mass before now.
Not to mention Allen West, the Tea Party as a whole, Ron Johnson, Sarah Palin.....this guy has united conservatives of every variant in telling him to just go away.
I agree with you. Some on our side let the MSM set the narrative and they just go along for the ride....
Akin is the one who blew it. That question should be posed to him.
Have you ever made a dumb remark? SO he's an idiot over a dumb remark. I'll bet you have made a dumb remark so that must make you an idiot.
that the media throws back at the GOP as whole, that hes going to cost the GOP what was widely considered the most winnable Democrat seat in the Senate at minimum.
I addressed this right above this post to you. And nooo... it doesn't have to be the rats in the media who set the agenda. What is really going on is a bunch of spineless Rs who let the media and Dims walk all over them without putting up a vigorous defense.
If you still cant see that, well then, I feel sorry for you.
You get played; you should feel sorry for yourself not me.
So what you gonna do now after Akin's made his decision to stay? Are you going to oppose Akin and support Mccaskill, or are you going to rejoin the circular firing squad helping the Dims win Missouri?
I see.......so what you’re basically arguing is that an ALREADY pregnant woman being raped could be more likely to result in a miscarriage?
That’s....really interesting...and totally irrelevant to what the adults are discussing, please try and work on your reading comprehension.
I know, but it would be sweet to force them to realize that the one person in the race who could eliminate this issue entirely was the one candidate they detested.
Come November in Missouri, if Mr. Akin stays in the race, it will still be between a:
A True Conservative (who stuck his foot in his mouth)
I know who I'd vote for. All of you defeatists make me sick. Where is your fight? Biden says something stupid every single day of the week and yet he's not been asked to step aside. What about Pelosi, Reid and Seal Team Leader Obama's daily gaffes?
He has apologized, and that is good enough for me. He is 10000000% better than Obama's Buddy, Claire.
A M.Div. is a substantial degree...about a 70+ hour graduate degree. It’s hard to say there isn’t much education in his background. Blame Akin’s nonsense on something else.
Face it. He’s another of those dim-bulb coworkers, uncles, neighbors that we all meet who have weird backwards ideas about sex, race, water witching, choosing the sex of a baby, and i bet he can tell you about this guy who bought a new Corvette,,,,right before he left for Vietnam.
It’s sad to hear someone who wants to be a US senator, saying such stupid things and repeating urban legends.