Todd Akin is the latest idiot to help ruin the Republican Party. His comments regarding abortion and rape show not only a profound lack of judgment, they show a propensity to simply offer moronic lies that has dominated the Republican Party. It is disheartening. The embrace of stupidity has simply become the dominant theme. Denying evolution or the effect of global warming is of course well documented. So be it. A fetish for gun proliferation has morphed into a national acceptance that we’ll have Columbines every year. Welcome to a self-inflicted Belsen flashback.
Akin used phrases about rape that are in fact mainstream in Republican circles. He mentioned Legitimate Rape, which is of course the oxymoron of oxymorons from a true moron. What he meant was that spousal rape, incest and statutory rape are not really rape. He also cited unnamed doctors who have told him that rape victims have the biological ability to avoid pregnancy. How? Magic beans?
It is almost impossible to write on the topic without worrying that I am putting someone through unneeded pain. But jackasses like Akin need to be exposed for the people they are. So despite the sensitive nature of the topic involved, people of good faith on any side of the abortion debate should deplore the extremists when they raise their ugly heads.