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#1 Aug 20 2012 at 6:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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Too funny.

Ok, rapes not funny, but this guy's comments are too gbajiesque to go unrecognized here.

Missouri Senate Nominee Todd Akin wrote:
"It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," Akin said, referring to conception following a rape. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.


The female body is a wondrous thing isn't it?

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#2 Aug 20 2012 at 6:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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I swear I saw that quote in another thread I was reading this morning.
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#3 Aug 20 2012 at 6:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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He is now backtracking fast on this statement. Mitch has stated abortion in rape cases will not be stopped by him.
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#4 Aug 20 2012 at 6:17 AM Rating: Good
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I swear I saw that quote in another thread I was reading this morning.

It's sure to be the forum-quote-of-the-day.
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He is now backtracking fast on this statement. Mitch has stated abortion in rape cases will not be stopped by him.

Actually, he's not (on either part, the legitimate rape argument or the magical ability of a raped woman to stop conception). He's simply saying that he could have said it better.
Todd Akin wrote:
As a member of Congress, I believe that working to protect the most vulnerable in our society is one of my most important responsibilities, and that includes protecting both the unborn and victims of sexual assault. In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year. Those who perpetrate these crimes are the lowest of the low in our society and their victims will have no stronger advocate in the Senate to help ensure they have the justice they deserve.

I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue. But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action. I also recognize that there are those who, like my opponent, support abortion and I understand I may not have their support in this election.

But I also believe that this election is about a wide-range of very important issues, starting with the economy and the type of country we will be leaving our children and grandchildren. We’ve had 42 straight months of unacceptably high unemployment, trillion dollar deficits, and Democratic leaders in Washington who are focused on growing government, instead of jobs. That is my primary focus in this campaign and while there are those who want to distract from that, knowing they cannot defend the Democrats’ failed economic record of the last four years, that will continue to be my focus in the months ahead.
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#6 Aug 20 2012 at 7:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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He's simply saying that he could have said it better.
Todd Akin wrote:
"I probably should have stuck with the factory approved talking points instead of offering up my own thoughts."


Edited, Aug 20th 2012 9:27am by lolgaxe
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LockeColeMA wrote:
He's simply saying that he could have said it better.
Todd Akin wrote:
"I probably should have stuck with the factory approved talking points instead of offering up my own thoughts."


Edited, Aug 20th 2012 9:27am by lolgaxe

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#8 Aug 20 2012 at 7:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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I feel like I heard an almost identical quote here recently, something that this guy or his ilk said in the past couple of years.
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Stupid politicians, making us Missourians look bad. Smiley: bah
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Eske Esquire wrote:
I feel like I heard an almost identical quote here recently, something that this guy or his ilk said in the past couple of years.

Well, it was mentioned in the omnibus election thread as well.

The identical part might have been because this guy and Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill to change the legal definition of rape. Apparently Akin lost the memo that all rape is "legitimate" rape, not just rape forced through violence.

Edit: N.C. State Rep. Henry Aldridge said much the same back in 1995:
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"The facts show that people who are raped - who are truly raped - the juices won't flow, the body functions won't work and they don't get pregnant," said Representative Henry Aldridge, 71, a Republican and a periodontist - a dentist specializing in gum disease.

"Medical authorities agree that this is a rarity, if ever," he added. He spoke during a debate about abolishing a state abortion fund for poor women.

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/26/news/26iht-topics_34.html


Hooray, misogyny!

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 10:04am by LockeColeMA
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Edit: N.C. State Rep. Henry Aldridge said much the same back in 1995:
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"The facts show that people who are raped - who are truly raped - the juices won't flow, the body functions won't work and they don't get pregnant," said Representative Henry Aldridge, 71, a Republican and a periodontist - a dentist specializing in gum disease.

"Medical authorities agree that this is a rarity, if ever," he added. He spoke during a debate about abolishing a state abortion fund for poor women.

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/26/news/26iht-topics_34.html


Hooray, misogyny!

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 10:04am by LockeColeMA


Ah, yep, that's the one.


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Ha ha. "The juices won't flow." That's good.
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Ha ha. "The juices won't flow." That's good.
Understandable mistake for a dentist - gIrl teeth and boy teeth are pretty much the same.
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He must have based all his experience off of the ****** dentata he's encountered in his line of work.

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 10:18am by Shaowstrike
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#15 Aug 20 2012 at 8:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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Technically, they're correct; legitimate rape doesn't cause pregnancy. Legitimate rape is in the ****.
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THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WE ELECT TO REPRESENT US. OH MY GOD.
I forget where I saw it, but someone compared elections to a "Best Beer in America" contest where Bud Light and Coors Light were the only beers allowed to participate.

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 11:04am by Spoonless
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No wonder the hillbilles are so passionate about it.
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With intellectual heavyweights like this it's a wonder the Republican party is actually viable. Shame on anyone who actually votes for this moron.
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Technically, they're correct; legitimate rape doesn't cause pregnancy. Legitimate rape is in the ****.


Technically you are wrong. If there is some leakage the woman can still get pregnant.
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Educational but NSFW all the same: Mary Roach's TED Talk on orgasms (in which she dispels the myth of "upsuck.")

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 5:52pm by catwho
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With intellectual heavyweights like this it's a wonder the Republican party is actually viable. Shame on anyone who actually votes for this moron.

You're right: one capricious, bone-headed statement is an obvious reflection on all of his other positions and accomplishments.

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The GOP is trying really hard to throw him under the bus and make him resign before 5pm tomorrow because then they can nominate a new candidate.

I guess they figure one capricious, bone-headed statement is an obvious reflection on all of his other positions and accomplishments.
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From what I know of Missouri (read: I know a guy who lives in Kansas City), a cardboard cut-out with a mustache stapled to its face could win against McCaskill so long as it was running on the GOP ticket.

As long as the cardboard cut-out didn't make any stupid remarks about rape.

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 7:28pm by Demea
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Maybe in theory. In practice, Akins in being threatened, coerced and begged to drop out because the GOP knows he's toxic. Several superPACs have said they're pulling out of the state and the RNC told him he's on his own if he stays in.

Plus I got to listen to Hannity begging him to drop out on the way home tonight.
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Educational but NSFW all the same: Mary Roach's TED Talk on orgasms (in which she dispels the myth of "upsuck.")

Edited, Aug 20th 2012 5:52pm by catwho



I absolutely love the guy giving the reach around on the sow. Smiley: laugh
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