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(Talking Points Memo)   Rep. Todd Akin (R-MOronic) frantically backpedalling on "legitimate rape" comment: "I misspoke"   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 430
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2012-08-19 09:23:39 PM
Really hate how politicians use the term "misspoke" to mean anything at all. misspeaking is like mixing up a name or farking up your grammar, not saying a completely bizarre and untrue thing. There is no slight mix up that would make his statement make any sense.
 
2012-08-19 09:23:54 PM
So are Republicans trying to marginalize themselves, or are they just stupid?
 
2012-08-19 09:24:37 PM

Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.


McCaskill won in 06 by 3%. That implies 11% of voters are Akin voters who could return to the Blue Side.
 
2012-08-19 09:24:38 PM
And we're reminded that Paul Ryan loves this guy, and supported his push for 'only forcible rape is rape' legislation. 

/of course I'm sure Ryan will point out that Akin's comments were beyond the pale
 
2012-08-19 09:25:11 PM
Sad thing is that even after this, he'll still win St. Charles County heavy handedly.
 
2012-08-19 09:25:42 PM
www.zillow.com

R.I.P. Clay Aiken
 
2012-08-19 09:26:07 PM

Smelly McUgly: So are Republicans trying to marginalize themselves, or are they just stupid?


Yes
 
2012-08-19 09:26:47 PM
Someone may want to let the people defending his initial statement in this thread know.
 
2012-08-19 09:28:09 PM
This is what you get when you hire Tex Antoine as your senior advisor.

/when losing your election is inevitable, you should just relax and enjoy it.
 
2012-08-19 09:30:33 PM

Ed Finnerty: Someone may want to let the people defending his initial statement in this thread know.


Only one even came close to defending and got slapped around pretty well.
 
2012-08-19 09:31:11 PM
I missed the original thread and thought this was a troll-tastic headline. Then, I clicked on the video. I watched it twice and I have a hard time understanding how someone can be so ignorant.
 
2012-08-19 09:32:27 PM

Gulper Eel: The no-exceptions position is at least more ethically consistent on one level than the usual pander


No doubt about that. I have a certain amount of respect for the absolutist "pro-life" position in that it's morally consistent. Abhorrent in the extreme, but consistent. The problem is that the vast majority of "pro-lifers" can be coaxed into admitting that there are some situations where abortion is acceptable, which belies their claim that a fertilized egg is completely morally equivalent to a born human. And there's that thing where around 75 percent of "pro-lifers" are also pro-capital-punishment and anti-welfare. But hey, for some reason they shy away from the more accurate term, "blastocyst fetishists".
 
2012-08-19 09:32:30 PM
Well, at least he didn't say he was taken out of context. At least there's that.

/He'll still win. Forget it Jake, it's Missouri.
 
2012-08-19 09:32:32 PM
Apology not accepted, dickshiat.

Oh, wait, you didn't actually apologize. You said you 'misspoke', which I always thought meant that someone phrased his thoughts in an unclear manner. The insanity and vileness expressed in your statement isn't something that can accidentally emerge from a bad combination of words. It comes from an evil mind.

And then you use your non-apology as an opportunity to vomit up standard right-wing derp about big government.

Kindly burrow into a septic tank and die, Akin.
 
2012-08-19 09:32:47 PM
Todd Aiken's head looks like a wrinkly, old penis with a comb over.

/rub it hard enough and derp comes out...
 
2012-08-19 09:33:36 PM
They're gonna put y'all back in chains!
 
2012-08-19 09:34:30 PM

SeismicJizzer: Heh if this miscreant thinks he can come out with a "misspoke" and sweep it under a rug then he has no idea how much damage he created for himself.

Even republicans are advising this twat to get out.


I'd love to see those quotes. There has to be someone at least a little bit sane left, I hope.
 
2012-08-19 09:34:57 PM

Bill Frist: Really hate how politicians use the term "misspoke" to mean anything at all. misspeaking is like mixing up a name or farking up your grammar, not saying a completely bizarre and untrue thing. There is no slight mix up that would make his statement make any sense.


He meant to say, "I would be a total farking moron if I said that victims of legitimate rape don't get pregant". So, yeah. Totally misspoke.
 
2012-08-19 09:35:11 PM

elchip: Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.

McCaskill won in 06 by 3%. That implies 11% of voters are Akin voters who could return to the Blue Side.


From your mouth...but it's farking Missouri. I'm not holding my breath.
 
2012-08-19 09:35:14 PM

Richard Roma: Apology not accepted, dickshiat.

..........

And then you use your non-apology as an opportunity to vomit up standard right-wing derp about big government.

........


He wants government to be just small enough to fit into a woman's vagina.
 
2012-08-19 09:35:15 PM

3StratMan: They're gonna put y'all back in chains!


Attempt to deflect has been noted.
 
2012-08-19 09:35:35 PM

3StratMan: They're gonna put y'all back in chains!


Funny that the only people offended by that statement are old, white people. Pretty much everyone is offended by Akin's statements.
 
2012-08-19 09:37:11 PM

dahmers love zombie: No doubt about that. I have a certain amount of respect for the absolutist "pro-life" position in that it's morally consistent.


They (almost) never are completely morally consistent though. If they were, they'd want to see women who've had abortions in jail on charges of first degree infanticide. Lock up the doctors, too. I'd bet in some of these red states, abortion would be a capital crime.

I had to go back and add "almost" up there since guys who shoot up abortion clinics probably think this way: one doctor's life to prevent a thousand unborn babies from being sauteed.
 
2012-08-19 09:37:22 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Pretty much everyone is offended by Akin's statements.


No, only women and people who think women are actually people are offended. Republicans don't understand what's wrong with the statement.
 
2012-08-19 09:37:39 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Funny that the only people offended by that statement are old, white people


Those would be the "they" in "they're" - cause "they" don't like the truth
 
2012-08-19 09:38:25 PM

ginandbacon: elchip: Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.

McCaskill won in 06 by 3%. That implies 11% of voters are Akin voters who could return to the Blue Side.

From your mouth...but it's farking Missouri. I'm not holding my breath.


I live in Missouri and even I'm still not optimistic.

Anywhere outside of St. Louis, Kansas City, or Columbia (college town) is always solidly Republican no matter what.

Even if the MO GOP is running a sack of manure on the R ticket, the rural folks would vote for it. And coincidentally, the sack of manure has more integrity than Todd Akin at the moment.
 
2012-08-19 09:39:15 PM
The anti-lifers have kind of a dilemma when talking about aborting the rape conceived children. It makes the other abortions seem more and more vile. Same thing with the life of the mother at risk if she carries to term scenario. Your convenience aborters really feel like shiat when they hear the debate.
 
2012-08-19 09:39:56 PM

Goodfella: Republicans:

"Women always complaining about getting raped. They just need to stop complaining and learn to turn rape into lemonade."


Rape rape, Lemonade, 'round the corner rape babies are made.
 
2012-08-19 09:40:31 PM

3StratMan: They're gonna put y'all back in chains!


That makes everything he said OK.
 
2012-08-19 09:41:05 PM

Noam Chimpsky: The anti-lifers have kind of a dilemma when talking about aborting the rape conceived children. It makes the other abortions seem more and more vile. Same thing with the life of the mother at risk if she carries to term scenario. Your convenience aborters really feel like shiat when they hear the debate.


What does that have to do with Todd Akin being an idiot?

Oh right, you can't defend that so you bring this weak stuff.
 
2012-08-19 09:41:20 PM

ginandbacon: elchip: Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.

McCaskill won in 06 by 3%. That implies 11% of voters are Akin voters who could return to the Blue Side.

From your mouth...but it's farking Missouri. I'm not holding my breath.


I'm in Missouri myself, and I'm not optimistic. But there's a glimmer of hope.
 
2012-08-19 09:42:45 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Noam Chimpsky: The anti-lifers have kind of a dilemma when talking about aborting the rape conceived children. It makes the other abortions seem more and more vile. Same thing with the life of the mother at risk if she carries to term scenario. Your convenience aborters really feel like shiat when they hear the debate.

What does that have to do with Todd Akin being an idiot?

Oh right, you can't defend that so you bring this weak stuff.


I guess they still haven't been given the pre-approved talking points from the Todd Akin campaign.

And considering the lame response from the campaign themselves over this, it might be a while.
 
2012-08-19 09:43:01 PM
I don't think that he "misspoke". I think that he is a farking idiot who was called out on it.
 
2012-08-19 09:44:08 PM

Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.


For the record, his "Christian Doctrine" and mine do not agree.

/yeah, I know, "lighten up, Francis"
 
2012-08-19 09:44:22 PM

Goodfella: Republicans:

"Women always complaining about getting raped. They just need to stop complaining and learn to turn rape into lemonade."


Actually, a politician "jokingly" saying something similar to that way back in 1990 is how George W. Bush became Governor of Texas, enabling him to run for and become President.

That "joke" took less than ten seconds to tell, but future historians may mark it as what made the fall of the USA inevitable.

The politician was Clayton Williams, Republican candidate for Governor. He was comfortably ahead of the Democratic female candidate, the now sadly late Ann Richards (the lady who gave us, "You'll have to excuse him. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"), and had outspent her by two-fold. He had the election in the bag. And then, he blew it. He quipped about the weather at a pre-election event: "[the weather is] kinda like rape. If it's inevitable, just relax and enjoy it."

Ann Richards won largely because of that. She subsequently lost her re-election bid to George W. Bush, who wouldn't even have run had Clayton been the incumbent Governor, since the Texas GOP wouldn't likely want to run any serious challengers against their incumbent.
 
2012-08-19 09:44:25 PM
And if he were to get stabbed in the chest, I think the knife ought to remain lodged in his heart. After all, it's not like the knife did anything wrong.
 
2012-08-19 09:44:47 PM

ginandbacon: elchip: Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.

McCaskill won in 06 by 3%. That implies 11% of voters are Akin voters who could return to the Blue Side.

From your mouth...but it's farking Missouri. I'm not holding my breath.


Yeah, that was six years ago when Bush had farked everything up but good and Blue Dogs were getting elected everywhere. Won't happen again.
 
2012-08-19 09:44:48 PM

dahmers love zombie: . I have a certain amount of respect for the absolutist "pro-life" position in that it's morally consistent. Abhorrent in the extreme, but consistent.


Then you are a farktard. The act of being consistent is not some moral high ground. "Consistent" also means "too farking stupid to recognize you are wrong" and/or "unrepentantly evil" People who are not sociopathic xenocidal death-monkeys often change their positions based on new data and new viewpoints; they have nuanced positions precisely because they realize things are almost never black and white. Clinging to black-and-white maximalists for the pure sake that they are black-and-white maximalists makes you too stupid to be allowed to live on any sane planet - please put yourself out of our misery. I'll even say that I hold this position whole-heartedly and absolutely, just so you can know you are worshipping my moral certainty when you eat the gun. Toodles.
 
2012-08-19 09:45:21 PM
Today's GOP. Fark them.
 
2012-08-19 09:45:34 PM
How? How can one live as long as this farkstain and actually believe that? He had to have expressed this nugget of wisdom in private to someone along they way. How someone someone not tell him, "Yeah, Todd about that 'women can't get pregnant if raped' thing, you may want to bone up on some female anatomy knowledge, you farkstain"
 
2012-08-19 09:45:54 PM

elchip: ginandbacon: elchip: Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.

McCaskill won in 06 by 3%. That implies 11% of voters are Akin voters who could return to the Blue Side.

From your mouth...but it's farking Missouri. I'm not holding my breath.

I'm in Missouri myself, and I'm not optimistic. But there's a glimmer of hope.


Reading the comments on his Facebook page right now as well as websites like stltoday.com are giving me some hope. 

Seems like some folks would just abstain that part of the ballot than vote for either Akin or McCaskill.

So it's definitely making an impression on voters outside of the left.
 
2012-08-19 09:46:44 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Your convenience aborters really feel like shiat


sez you.

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-19 09:47:05 PM

Mrtraveler01: cameroncrazy1984: Noam Chimpsky: The anti-lifers have kind of a dilemma when talking about aborting the rape conceived children. It makes the other abortions seem more and more vile. Same thing with the life of the mother at risk if she carries to term scenario. Your convenience aborters really feel like shiat when they hear the debate.

What does that have to do with Todd Akin being an idiot?

Oh right, you can't defend that so you bring this weak stuff.

I guess they still haven't been given the pre-approved talking points from the Todd Akin campaign.

And considering the lame response from the campaign themselves over this, it might be a while.


Nah, Rush, Glenn and the Fox News League of Fail will tell them why this is all the ebil Dems fault by tomorrow.
 
2012-08-19 09:47:28 PM

Badafuco: How? How can one live as long as this farkstain and actually believe that? He had to have expressed this nugget of wisdom in private to someone along they way. How someone someone not tell him, "Yeah, Todd about that 'women can't get pregnant if raped' thing, you may want to bone up on some female anatomy knowledge, you farkstain"


That would require him to open a book and read it. You know Republicans don't read.
 
2012-08-19 09:47:36 PM

Goodfella: Republicans:

"Women always complaining about getting raped. They just need to stop complaining and learn to turn rape into lemonade."


You know, just on the off-chance that you weren't serious, Santorum did indeed say that. Link
 
2012-08-19 09:47:51 PM
I misspoke when I said what I believe in my heart it's just the democrats and this war and that damn Johnson.
 
2012-08-19 09:48:25 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Goodfella: Republicans:

"Women always complaining about getting raped. They just need to stop complaining and learn to turn rape into lemonade."

You know, just on the off-chance that you weren't serious, Santorum did indeed say that. Link


Fixed.
 
2012-08-19 09:48:27 PM
Ladies, contain your orgasms. The GOP is here to save you $$$!!! Just imagine you're being raped and you don't need the big gubbermint to subsidize your birth control!
 
2012-08-19 09:48:57 PM

elchip: ginandbacon: elchip: Lost Thought 00: Name_Omitted: ginandbacon: He's almost 8 percentage points ahead of McCaskill. Missouri loves it's douche bags.

Was. We'll see.

I can't imagine anyone who supported him changing their mind over this. After all, this falls in line with the Christian Doctrine he based his campaign on.

McCaskill won in 06 by 3%. That implies 11% of voters are Akin voters who could return to the Blue Side.

From your mouth...but it's farking Missouri. I'm not holding my breath.

I'm in Missouri myself, and I'm not optimistic. But there's a glimmer of hope.


You have my sympathies. I'll hope with you.
 
2012-08-19 09:49:09 PM
I used to be a Republican, even volunteered to do door-to-door work for a couple of congressional campaign. But even when there's a GOP candidate who isn't batshiat crazy, I wonder if they're merely hiding it better and/or if it's a good idea to support a candidate of a party which tolerates and panders to batshiat craziness.

So I want to thank the Theocrats for probably turning me into a Democrat. For the first time in my life, my November ballot will be straight Democrat. It's a shame because I still believe that there's a conservative argument to be made in fiscal matters and governance. However, I've given up on the modern Republican Party ever being able to make that argument.
 
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