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Why Missouri conservatives are rallying around Rep. Legitimate Rape
Because they’re contrarians, and because they’re angry that some bold-faced names in the GOP have pushed for Todd Akin to drop out of the senatorial race after some ignorant-ass remarks he made about women. Akin’s response, other than insisting he’s in the race until the last dog is dead? He told his opponent, Democrat Claire …
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It happened to her, a pregnancy from a rape.
Dear Todd Akin… Meanwhile, the GOP will be endorsing Rep. Akin’s platform. Sigh.
Stop calling it “forcible rape,” goddammit.
There was Ol’ Affable Mike Huckabee insisting on the radio yesterday that there have been some awesome people who came about because of “forcible rape” — like Ethel Waters, for one. So look on the bright side, OK? Dear Mike: We can argue your point right after you learn this: Rape is rape is rape …
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Rep. Akin and the magical uterus
If you haven’t been keeping up, Rep. Todd Akin (a U.S. rep running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Claire McCaskill in — yes — Missouri) went on television yesterday in St. Louis and, when asked whether he’d support abortions for a woman after a rape, said this: It seems to me first of all from …