What is an illegitimate rape? This is jaw-droppingly ignorant.
Well I guess Akin can join Joe Biden in "the stupid things politicians say" Hall of Fame. Akin has said he misspoke and if we can move on from Biden's idiotic statements, then we can for Akin also.
Much more disturbing to me than his obvious ignorance of science, is the fact that he referred to it as an "illegitimate" rape, as if any are legit. He obviously (one would hope) knows a rape cannot be legal what can he mean other than that he feels some women ask for it or lie about it. What a disgusting man!
Sorry. Akin said what he said. Shifting blame to others either here on the board or in the media, shows a rather perverse disinclination to take responsibility for one's words and actions. I had always been given to believe that was a key tenet of conservatism. Not the case? Moreover, IF Akin's comments as quoted were "deliberate and flawed misrepresentations", why the heck do you think the Romney campaign was so quick to put distance between Romney's philosophy and that of Akin? Yeah, Akin "misspoke" alright. He spoke as he believed. and it's causing consternation in the Republican ranks: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/claire-mccaskill-todd-akin-legitimate-rape_n_1810351.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012 Women will need to remember that Freudian slip come November. When asked about keeping low rates for student loans, Akin said that the U.S. has "a stage 3 cancer of socialism" . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-XzBYpf2E His opponent here in Missouri, Claire McCaskill, has been using the comment in her campaign ads against him.Guess it's not surprising. He and his wife Lulli homeschooled their children and he's been a social conservative for many years. Met them the year that I homeschooled my two children........