Last night, a 2008 speech surfaced of Todd Akin saying, among other ludicrous statements, that doctors perform abortions on women "who are not actually pregnant." Today, Buzzfeed's Rebecca Berg contacted Rep. Akin's campaign for comment and, guess what, they're standing by the comments, if not Akin's exact phrasing.
Remember Todd Akin? The imbecile Missouri state representative who made those "legitimate rape" comments about five weeks ago? Well, now that some time has passed and he's officially still in the race to be Missouri's next Senator (yesterday was the last day for him to withdraw), Republicans are lining up to support him again.
In a masterful bit of Orwellian dissonance, Wisconsin's recall-surviving Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) last week called Rep. Todd Akin's attempt to categorize rape "abhorrent, insulting" and "disgusting," before immediately reversing course and approving of VP nominee Paul Ryan's efforts to do the same.
Like a retirement home choir composed entirely of singing Carrie Nations, the Raging Grannies are mad as hell and they're not afraid to channel their anger through song.
Conservative columnist Mona Charen would like to offer a "mild dissent" about Todd Akin, the Missouri senate candidate who claimed that in cases of "legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Sure, she acknowledges, there isn't any scientific evidence, at all, to bolster that claim. But doesn't it just feel right?
Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin, the Republican Senate candidate who believes uteri have a rape exception, has launched a "Still Standing" website asking supporters to sign a petition. Actually, he's launched it three times, because whoever is writing his websites for him doesn't know the difference between "your" and "you're."