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« on: August 19, 2012, 02:00:51 pm »

I haven't heard a candidate make this argument since Fay Boozman in 1998 claimed that nature's protective shield meant victims of rape don't get pregnant.

But there's Todd Akin, blazing a trail with his mouth. Victims of "legitimate rape" don't get pregnant, he says.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/todd-akin-legitimate-rape.php
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 02:04:26 pm »
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The parallels to Colorado ala 2010 are beginning to take root.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 02:09:48 pm »

I would not want to be the guy at Akin HQ who takes the call from the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson after this jaw-dropping comment from Akin. The billionaires are sinking a ton of cash into ads to win this seat over and all they need is a competent flagbearer to ride Romney's coattails.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 02:31:15 pm »
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Now here's a guaranteed campaign ad.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 02:37:28 pm »
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...it's really strange how I was randomly reading up on Specter's 1992 primary opponent a few hours ago and how he said basically the same thing.

This throws everything in the air. What a jackass.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 02:56:07 pm »
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I don't think Akin is bad enough to be considered Buck/Angle caliber, but I could be wrong...
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 03:06:13 pm »

I don't think Akin is bad enough to be considered Buck/Angle caliber, but I could be wrong...

Angle was on her own planet of unelectability. I could see Akin being equivalent to Buck, but benefiting from Missouri's Republican lean.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 03:54:18 pm »
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You'd think, given all the electoral evidence out there, that even the most obnoxiously troglodytian Republican candidates (or, at least, their handlers) would know that making crass and offensive comments relating to rape is a sure, certain and absolutely guaranteed vote loser.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 04:01:21 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 04:33:55 pm »
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Facepalm.

At least he recanted very quickly.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 04:43:16 pm »
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Curious to know how the female body tells the difference between a legitimate rape and an illegitimate rape. Something involving hormones?
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 04:50:44 pm »
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Congratulations on your re-election, Senator McCaskill.

Curious to know how the female body tells the difference between a legitimate rape and an illegitimate rape. Something involving hormones?

According to the science, the female body yes mhm it science yes and then uh huh and (il)legitimate rape yes, and then no baby!
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2012, 04:53:16 pm »
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Should I feel ashamed that I heard about this due to a stupid Twitter "trend"?
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 05:08:27 pm »
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They should have nominated Steelman. Almost to much like Colorado, even down to Palin picking a better candidate, only to have the primary pick a far less solid choice.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 05:25:35 pm »
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I find his comment repulsive, but do not believe one slip of the tongue should spell the end for a candidate....the 24 hour news media will ensure it gets air time over any of his policy speeches I am sure
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2012, 05:34:25 pm »
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I find his comment repulsive, but do not believe one slip of the tongue should spell the end for a candidate....the 24 hour news media will ensure it gets air time over any of his policy speeches I am sure

This is like the fifth time he has said something of this caliber of stupidity since January.
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2012, 05:45:56 pm »
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What a moron.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2012, 06:35:31 pm »
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Let's cross our fingers for a Torricelli-Lautenberg move here.
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2012, 06:39:36 pm »
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So this will be the ... fourth? Senate race the Tea Party has cost the Republicans?  Thanks, guys...
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2012, 06:44:26 pm »
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Is it too late for Mittens to replace Ryan with this guy? I'm sure the conservatives will light up like a Christmas tree.
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2012, 06:54:42 pm »
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I find his comment repulsive, but do not believe one slip of the tongue should spell the end for a candidate....the 24 hour news media will ensure it gets air time over any of his policy speeches I am sure

Nope, someone this incredibly ignorant should not be allowed anywhere near an elective office.
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2012, 07:14:18 pm »
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I find his comment repulsive, but do not believe one slip of the tongue should spell the end for a candidate....the 24 hour news media will ensure it gets air time over any of his policy speeches I am sure

Akin doesn't make any policy speeches.  He just says one bat crap crazy repulsive thing after the other
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2012, 07:18:38 pm »
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It's rather telling that absolutely nobody is even trying to spin this. I'd like to get Mitt's opinion on the subject.
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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2012, 08:07:17 pm »
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Let's cross our fingers for a Torricelli-Lautenberg move here.

He has 2 days to withdraw, at which point the party will be able to select a replacement nominee.
If that happens, well, they might go with Jim Talent as a unity candidate.
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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2012, 08:20:27 pm »
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There would have to be a serious amount of pressure exerted from within the GOP to do that, and I don't see him doing so even if there were such pressure.
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