A Burgundy and Gold Obsession
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    Default Raw Story: GOP Senate nominee: Women dont get pregnant from legitimate rapes

    I just don't know what to say about this. It's so stupid and almost feels related to the old rapist excuse "She wanted it" Do people actually believe things like this?


    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/1...itimate-rapes/

    Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, claimed in a TV interview this weekend that women who are legitimate victims of rape do not get pregnant because their bodies somehow prevent that from happening.

    As first reported by TPM, Akin, in an interview with local station KTVI-TV, was defending his staunch anti-abortion stance. When asked if that view applied to extreme instances such as rapea case some abortion opponents consider an acceptable exception to their otherwise firm oppositionAkin held his ground.

    People always try to make that one of those things, Oh, how do you slice this particularly tough sort of ethical question, Akin said. It seems to me, first of all, what I understand from doctors is thats really whereif its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
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    Now claiming he misspoke.

    I will never understand why people don't just stick with their guns on this one. My wife is adamantly opposed to abortion, to the point that even rape is not an excuse or reason for it. For her, it is a religious reason, that God does nothing by accident. Anyway, why does this guy feel the need to spout off patently offensive and absurd foolishness like this rather than just own it?
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    What a stupid scumbag this tool is. But I guess since everyone loves to hand out free passes for misspeaking to Obama and Biden, they better follow the same routine for this idiot. You know, to avoid the hypocrisy they love to rail against so much.
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    I don't remember anyone defending Biden, if anything, I think the more liberal member of the board reacted strongly in the other direction. Let's just all agree this guy is a tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaldeje View Post
    Anyway, why does this guy feel the need to spout off patently offensive and absurd foolishness like this rather than just own it?
    Ah.....he is a politician?

    Just sayin'.
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    Good point, sir.
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    A shoo-in for reelection.
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    You ever listen to Sheila Jackson?
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    Quote Originally Posted by servumtuum View Post
    A shoo-in for reelection.
    OK, got a good chuckle out that this morning. Thanks, Serv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaldeje View Post
    OK, got a good chuckle out that this morning. Thanks, Serv.
    Happy to be of service.

    More to come.
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    It saddens me, that even in a thread in which the Senator in question undoubtedly made the dumbest proclamation known to man, there are people who attempt to make it a left vs. right thing. Can't we all just agree that this guy is a big dummy?
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    Party-pooper.


    (Damn Rodney King meme is gettin' all out of hand I swear)
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    this guys was on the science, space technology committee and doesn't understand basic biology.

    not only was the wording he used idiotic, but his tone implies that there are plenty of women getting abortions for rape that are lying about it and hiding it - as if they didn't actually get raped, or if they were raped they wanted to get pregnant.

    and all i can do is laugh at the people who make this a left-vs-right thing. it's routine at this point. so it's not surprising the same people are making the same ridiculous argument.
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    I will patiently await his definitions of legitimate and illegitimate rape.

    Using legitimate to describe rape implies to me that he is one of those people who believes that too many women cry wolf and that they weren't actually raped, but just made a bad decision, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renaissance View Post
    I will patiently await his definitions of legitimate and illegitimate rape.

    Using legitimate to describe rape implies to me that he is one of those people who believes that too many women cry wolf and that they weren't actually raped, but just made a bad decision, etc.
    I agree with you 100%, but there are surely plenty of crying wolf cases, although there's no way to know how many.
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    I am just wondering if this guy is Muslim, you know they don't consider it rape unless there are at least 4 male witnesses.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Qu...e_adultery.htm
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    Erickson reporting that he will drop out:

    Erick Erickson‏@EWErickson

    Todd Akin will withdraw from the MO Senate race.
    Can't find confirmation on this online yet. More to come I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaldeje View Post
    More to come I'm sure.
    Yes, but will it get anyone pregnant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaldeje View Post
    Now claiming he misspoke.

    I will never understand why people don't just stick with their guns on this one. My wife is adamantly opposed to abortion, to the point that even rape is not an excuse or reason for it. For her, it is a religious reason, that God does nothing by accident. Anyway, why does this guy feel the need to spout off patently offensive and absurd foolishness like this rather than just own it?

    I agree. Reminds me of blatantly ideological crap like "you didn't do it on your own". why do people say things that fly in the face of experience and established values?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaldeje View Post
    Erickson reporting that he will drop out:



    Can't find confirmation on this online yet. More to come I'm sure.

    If true, guess that makes him more honorable than Congressman Rangle...or murderers like Ted Kennedy. Anyone see a pattern here?
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