So many Regressive Republican jackasses, and only 52 weeks in a year...
Meet Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin. This is a House member who wants to unseat well-loved, 6-year incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.
Todd thinks there are different levels of rape. He used the term "legitimate rape," which I guess means that other kinds of rape are not to be taken seriously, the resulting pregnancy from which is not to be terminated through abortion.
You don't know whether to laugh or cry.
President Barack Obama, during an appearance Monday afternoon in the White House briefing room, also condemned Akin's remarks.
views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape," said Obama. "And the
idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of
rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people. And
certainly doesn't make sense to me."
This was such a hugely stupid comment of such astronomical proportions that even fellow Regressives wouldn't defend it, calling it "wrong, offensive, and indefensible." Several have told him to abandon his bid to run against Senator McCaskill.
So far, "Mr. Legitimate Rape" has doubled-down and refused to quit the race.