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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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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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Uglysasquatch wrote:
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.
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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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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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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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#9 Aug 20 2012 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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Stupid politicians, making us Missourians look bad. Smiley: bah
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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.

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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Technically, they're correct; legitimate rape doesn't cause pregnancy. Legitimate rape is in the ****.
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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.

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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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Uh oh... Akins says "**** no, I won't go!"

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Rep. Todd Akin (R-M) said that despite some media reports, he is not leaving the Missouri U.S. Senate race, Politico reports.

Said Akin: "I was told that there is a decision has to be made by 5 o'clock tomororw but I was calling you and letting you know that I'm announcing today that we're (staying) in."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes Akin saying, "I'm not a quitter."

That was the impression I took from his Hannity interview so I'm not surprised. Of course, Nate Silver earlier tweeted that the problem here was that anyone stupid enough to say his remark wouldn't be smart enough to know to drop out. So there's that as well.
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I liked Nate Silver's earlier tweet, something like "Is it possible to win with 0% of the women's vote? Asking for a friend."
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I liked Nate Silver's earlier tweet, something like "Is it possible to win with 0% of the women's vote? Asking for a friend."


No, because of women like Ann Romney, who "knows her place" (according to a quote from one of her friends).

See, this isn't a war on women. It's a war on women who don't know their place.

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War on Sammiches?

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The Republican Party is once again set to enshrine into its official platform support for "a human life amendment" to the Constitution that would outlaw abortion without making explicit exemptions for rape or incest, according to draft language of the platform obtained exclusively by CNN late Monday.

And to think some people still pretend the abortion issue is "states right" thing and not really about a blanket ban at the federal level.
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It's a war on women who don't know their place.
You know, if you watch Cinderella backwards it's a story about a woman learning her place.
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Especially when assorted vermin tear her clothes off.

Wait... what?
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Speaking of Todd Akin, looks like he's trending.

Maybe NSFW, depending how weenie your associates are.
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Especially when assorted vermin tear her clothes off.

Wait... what?



And we're back to the furries.

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So now Akin is saying all the fuss is over his misuse of one word. Which word does he believe is the problem, I wonder.
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I'm guessing it's either "legitimate" or "rape."
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I'm guessing it's either "legitimate" or "rape."


Wrong on both accounts.

It's "women".

"female" but it just don't work right with the next comment.

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Don't be absurd. You can't misuse women. They're just things.
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I believe he's trying to replace "legitimate" for "forcible" which doesn't really make it much better. Although it does fit into the GOP idea that rape only counts if you leave marks.
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Don't be absurd. You can't misuse women. They're just things.


I ruined the joke by editing my comment to be an actual word that was used in the statement, not just implied. I apologize. (In fact, I'll edit it back just for you)

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Don't be absurd. You can't misuse women. They're just things.

What if you tell them to stop making sandwiches?

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Romney (eventually) tells him to quit.

Akin refuses to listen to the Pubbie Presidential Candidate.

Makes Romney look somewhat lacking in authoritative oooomph.

The Iranianssure are going to have a good ol' laugh at him if he gets all uppity and tells them to quit with the nuclear thingies....Or else!

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I'm guessing it's either "legitimate" or "rape."


Wrong on both accounts.

It's "women".

"female" but it just don't work right with the next comment.

Edited, Aug 21st 2012 7:07pm by TirithRR

So, even if you leave marks on the doe-goat, it fails to reach the level of legitimate rape.

Therefore the federal gov. shouldn't fund goat abortions..
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Apparently Akin has been getting a swell in donations in the wake of the controversy.

There's an insane feedback loop in the republican party now. They're rewarded for bombastic stupidity by their constituents, in whose eyes they can do no wrong.
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#48 Aug 22 2012 at 7:06 AM Rating: Excellent
This is so weird. Akin says something scientifically wrong, gets raked over the coals for it by both parties & even Rush. Yet, the GOP, at their convention this week, plan on making a constitutional amendment against abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest their party's official platform. This isn't a mistake, mind you, like that typo in the bill a couple months back. Amendments were offered to include these exceptions, but were defeated.

Maybe I live in a bubble here in Massachusetts, but Scott Brown (R-Senate) thinks this is ridiculous (it is). Sure, he can't beat Warren here & support outlawing all abortion, but I don't think Republicans can win the Presidency, let alone take the Senate & not lose House seats if this is their platform.

Thank you Akin?

Edited, Aug 22nd 2012 9:22am by Omegavegeta
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I'd think that was pretty obvious for anyone that spends more than a few minutes in Asylum territory.
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Scott Brown (R-Senate) thinks this is ridiculous (it is).

I'm sure his token resistance will make all the difference.
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double.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2012 10:03am by Omegavegeta
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