Straight forward journalism reporting about Akin’s initial statement as well as his pathetic attempts to extricate his foot from his mouth. Article also covers the incident from his opponent’s viewpoint. Good use of links and quotes. Although all politicians, Republicans and Democrats, are distancing themselves from his statement, in reality Akin's view is also the view of Ryan and Romney. Indeed, of most of the Republican party in congress. Republican outrage at Akin is more of a case of his spilling the beans about the abortion part of the game Romney and right wingers are hoping to keep secret from voters lest everyone realizes right wingers are realy out to give the country away to evangelists and rich people.
Welcome to the depressingly miserable state of American politics and the equally depressing state of the American electorate. If you think Akin’s statement is horrifying, cruel, stupid and senseless, remember that this is basically the view of the Republican Party. What’s really scary is right wingers made this person a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology! No doubt to help them install the Garden of Eden myth and six-day creationism into school ... More »
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. I ...