Akin: I Just Used One Word Incorrectly

Some strategists believe that Rep. Todd Akin may have not only saved the most unpopular Democrat in the U.S. Senate but could well have kept the Senate in Democratic hands. It is too early to tell, but Akin yesterday let the deadline pass for withdrawal without a court order and refused to yield to demands from leading Republicans that he drop out. He appears hoping that the Republicans in the state would prefer to send a man viewed internationally as a dysfunctional moron rather than accept six more years with McCaskill. What is even more disturbing, however, is Akin’s view of his own conduct. In refusing to leave the race, Akin said that he simply mad a bad choice in using “one word in one sentence on one day.”

As now even herders in yurts in Mongolia can tell you, Akin become a global laughing stock when he went on the air and explained “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. . . But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t 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.”

That ridiculous statement appears to come down to just one stray word, according to Akin: “I misspoke one word in one sentence on one day, and all of a sudden, overnight, everybody decides, ‘Well, Akin can’t possibly win.'” It is not clear what single word Akin is referencing but I assume it is “legitimate.” He is of course ignoring his breathtaking claim that doctors (still unnamed) have told him that women possess a type of kill switch over pregnancies that they can use to not get pregnant after a rape. That any adult would utter such nonsense raises more questions of Akin’s intellect than his attitude toward women. Moreover, after bringing the unity of the GOP against him (including the national party withdrawing millions from the race against McCaskill), Akin is minimizing his own bizarre conduct and how outrageous his statement was for women, rape victims, doctors, humans, and possibly every mammal on the planet.

Moreover, it is not simply a view that “Akin can’t possibly win.” McCaskill is so unpopular that he could win but that would be even more embarrassing for both the GOP and the country.

Source: USA Today

87 thoughts on “Akin: I Just Used One Word Incorrectly”

  1. Here is another scientific medical genius: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/20/joe-walsh-gay-marriage_n_1992637.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing9%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D223123
    there should be no abortion exception for the “life of the mother” because “with modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance” in which a woman would actually die.

    “There is no such exception as life of the mother, and as far as health of the mother, same thing,” Walsh said.

  2. Todd Akin’s Unique View of Women, Cont’d.
    By Charles P. Pierce

    The race for a seat in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body representing the state of Missouri is still a horse race between a pain-in-the-ass Democratic “centrist” named Claire McCaskill, and a guy who not only thinks that ladies have secret sauce in their ladyparts that keeps them from getting pregnant after a “legitimate rape,” but also, it appears, believes that women are essentially reasonably priced roadside chain motels for zygote-Americans:


    Again, that’s:

    “Now an embryo may seem like some scientific or laboratory term, but in fact the embryo contains the unique information that defines a person. All you add is food and climate control, and some time, and the embryo becomes you or me.”

    So, ladies, there you have it. Keep your thermostats in good working order, and provide a complimentary hot breakfast in the lobby every morning, and Todd Akin will give you four stars in the next AAA Breeder’s Guide.

    How do you get to be this old and still be this ignorant? It can’t all be religion’s fault.

  3. It’s as difficult as performing a lobotomy on Akin, Elaine. Can’t work with that which is not there.

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