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gja
2012-08-21 02:16:25 PM  

ringersol: Leeds: "We need to revoke his Republican card."

Yeah, about that? The official GOP platform position goes *further* than Akin's wanting to draw a line between rape and rape-rape.
It proposes a personhood amendment that flat-out bans abortion without exemptions for *any* of the apparently-fuzzy classifications of rape.
Republicans who disagree with that would have to revoke their own cards.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/first-on-cnn-gop-prep a res-tough-anti-abortion-platform/


When the republican party goes that route I will happily hand in my card...shredded.

RAPE IS RAPE. THERE ARE NO DEGREES. Saying there are is like saying there are degrees of death. Utter nonsense.
On that day I will part company with them. I suppose independent will get the nod.
 
2012-08-21 02:16:37 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-21 02:16:41 PM  

consciousNOT: I disagree with your statement that the right wing like to pretend women who say they are raped are making it up.


You may want to count the number of people doing that very thing in this thread, starting with the post just four comments above what I quoted. Then peruse the other Akin threads where it is just as commonly argued.

Closing your eyes, sticking your fingers in your ears and chanting "La-la-la-la-la!" won't make it go away, snookums.
 
2012-08-21 02:17:03 PM  

Gosling: olddeegee: Zombie Lee Atwater is loving this.

Actually, Lee Atwater repented on his deathbed.


So you believed him. Man, he was gooooooooood.
 
2012-08-21 02:17:19 PM  
Then get him a big condom, cause we sure don't want no procreation 'round here.

And yes, people are that stupid.
Especially the dead voters.
 
2012-08-21 02:17:26 PM  

Kaka: I still do not understand the context of his comment. What does he mean by the term legitimate rape?

/not trolling


Legitimate rape: A violent act of torture that is committed in an alley by escaped felons with knives.
Not legitimate rape: The rape reported when a woman decides she wants to use the rape exception to anti-abortion laws as a form of retroactive birth control.

It's dog whistle, anti-abortion language.
 
2012-08-21 02:17:53 PM  
He'll win. The press will ask how it could happen when he'll have lead in the polls all along, and there will briefly be a discussion about middle America's values.

Outrage and post-outrage coverage sells.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:01 PM  

YodaBlues: Citrate1007: "I said one word in one sentence on one day, and everything changed,"

You are running on a platform to shame women in lieu of stoping abortions and you DONT KNOW JACK FARK ABOUT WOMEN'S ANATOMY.

I don't care that much that he said legitimate rape, while stupid, I do believe his intent was to draw a distinction between statutory rape and forced rape. I'm not condoning his thinking, but I do think that's what he meant. People are focusing too much on that part and not enough on the fact that this farking moron thinks that women are somehow capable of DEFLECTING SEMEN BASED ON SHEER APPLICATION OF WILL. Someone needs to ask him what farking doctors told him this.


Maybe that's the strategy. Saying so many mind bogglingly stupid things at the same time on the same subject that it's impossible to pull them apart and give each of them the mocking they deserve.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:41 PM  

Kaka: I still do not understand the context of his comment. What does he mean by the term legitimate rape?

/not trolling


rape rape, as opposed to morning after regret rape, or hysterical overreaction rape.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:44 PM  

gja: ringersol: Leeds: "We need to revoke his Republican card."

Yeah, about that? The official GOP platform position goes *further* than Akin's wanting to draw a line between rape and rape-rape.
It proposes a personhood amendment that flat-out bans abortion without exemptions for *any* of the apparently-fuzzy classifications of rape.
Republicans who disagree with that would have to revoke their own cards.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/first-on-cnn-gop-prep a res-tough-anti-abortion-platform/

When the republican party goes that route I will happily hand in my card...shredded.

RAPE IS RAPE. THERE ARE NO DEGREES. Saying there are is like saying there are degrees of death. Utter nonsense.
On that day I will part company with them. I suppose independent will get the nod.


Wake up, Francis.
This is an old trick called "reduce to the ridiculous".
By instilling degrees, you mask your agenda and make incremental advances.

Old con.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:54 PM  

Kaka: I still do not understand the context of his comment. What does he mean by the term legitimate rape?

/not trolling


He's implying two things.
1st: That women who want to get abortions are crying "rape" in order to skip over the laws that would prevent the abortion otherwise.
2nd: He really DOES think that the female anatomy will automatically reject sperm from a rape if it were true. (The implication being, if it were a legitimate rape, she wouldn't be pregnant.)

Where he got any sort of scientific basis for #2 is completely beyond imagining. And I wonder why that hasn't come to light. People have had plenty to say about point #1, but are completely ignoring the inane absurdity of what statement #2 implies.

As far as #1 goes... That is a completely unfounded accusation, and he should be thrown out of office for being so ridiculously ignorant and offensive.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:58 PM  

Harold_of_the_Rocks: A thought experiment: if Todd Akin got the full, legitimate, "Lisbeth Salander treatment", would he still be able to sit down?


Why would she tattoo his ass?
 
2012-08-21 02:20:12 PM  

Trolly McTrollerson: I believe this is the full text of his speech...


Outstanding. I bet Philip Roth would be proud to have written that.

clap clap clap
 
2012-08-21 02:20:53 PM  

scottthong.files.wordpress.com
Well, he should get at least one vote.

 
2012-08-21 02:21:01 PM  

Biness: Man I really picked the wrong week to open my new French restaurant "Legitimate Crepes"


holy shiat.
 
2012-08-21 02:21:03 PM  
Republicans should use this to their advantage. Let this moron come to the convention and then boo the f*ck out of him when he shows up. A national, televised rebuke would set things right and might help Mitt
 
2012-08-21 02:21:15 PM  
Damn right he shouldn't pull out.
Michelle Bachman just won her primary by a landslide and she's nuttier than squirrel shiat.
The far right has people trembling in fear that immigrants and the poor are going to take what they've worked hard for. They are told to be frightened and angry all day long on talk radio, Fox, and the evening news.
He should double down on the derp. Treble down. What the hell... the fear has overwhelmed the tea party ability to use rational thought. It's all about the amygdala, baby..
t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-21 02:21:27 PM  

ToeKnee666: Legitimate rape: A violent act of torture that is committed in an alley by escaped felons with knives.
Not legitimate rape: The rape reported when a woman decides she wants to use the rape exception to anti-abortion laws as a form of retroactive birth control.

It's dog whistle, anti-abortion language.


I don't know. I interpreted it as dog-whistle fundamentalist "bad things don't happen to good people and they have whatever they get coming to them" language.

Legitimate rape: it was against her will.

Not legitimate rape: she was dressed like that because she wanted it.

Naturally, the body must have countermeasures in place to prevent pregnancy in this type of situation, because otherwise, the worldview would fall apart.
 
2012-08-21 02:21:30 PM  

www.lyricsbird.com

From what I hear he never pulls out

That's how he got that other guy pregnant...

img2-1.timeinc.net



/The male body doesn't have the ability to shut that whole thing down the way women's bodies do you know
 
2012-08-21 02:21:57 PM  

gja: ringersol: Leeds: "We need to revoke his Republican card."

Yeah, about that? The official GOP platform position goes *further* than Akin's wanting to draw a line between rape and rape-rape.
It proposes a personhood amendment that flat-out bans abortion without exemptions for *any* of the apparently-fuzzy classifications of rape.
Republicans who disagree with that would have to revoke their own cards.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/first-on-cnn-gop-prep a res-tough-anti-abortion-platform/

When the republican party goes that route I will happily hand in my card...shredded.

RAPE IS RAPE. THERE ARE NO DEGREES. Saying there are is like saying there are degrees of death. Utter nonsense.
On that day I will part company with them. I suppose independent will get the nod.


Wait, so on the one hand you don't consider yourself to be Republican or Democrat or any other 'label' but on the other hand you're a card-carrying Republican?
'That day' has come and gone.
 
2012-08-21 02:22:01 PM  

LessO2: WTF Indeed: He will once he gets next weeks polling numbers back.

Remember that 12 years ago, MO voters elected a dead man over John Ashcroft. Never underestimate the voters of MO.


They knew the corpse would do a better job.
 
2012-08-21 02:22:32 PM  

gja: RAPE IS RAPE. THERE ARE NO DEGREES. Saying there are is like saying there are degrees of death. Utter nonsense.
On that day I will part company with them. I suppose independent will get the nod.


Well there are degrees of murder, and rape is usually broken into two categories, rape rape, and statutory rape, in which two people may have had consensual sex but due to their ages, one or both couldn't legally give consent.
 
2012-08-21 02:22:44 PM  
There are enough idiots in the world to elect an asshole like this.

Example: Today I was driving and I passed a marquee for a local business that said, "Chik Fil A, we would be proud to have you in our town."

Now, that right there basically says "If you're gay, or not in favor of religious-based bigotry, then we don't want your business", yet the owner decided to post it outside his store anyway.

Here's another one: A local cattle rancher has a trailer parked on his field with a big banner stretched across it, reading, "Socialism = slavery" or something like that. Now, this is funny to me because this guy has a huge ranch with many, many cows, and you know damned well that the social programs and tax-funded services we provided for him in this country are what makes it possible for him to do business. He uses our roads, his cows drink municipal water and eat grass that benefits from clean air and water. He probably got some money from social programs, too. He benefits from law enforcement protecting his land and animals (believe me, it's not safe just because he hunkers down with his guns), and he benefits from firefighters who will put out his barn fires should they occur. As a rancher near a metropolitan area, he probably sucks on the social teat a lot more than I do, as a private citizen who doesn't own a business.

And yet he's against "socialism" because it's "slavery".

So yes... Mr. "Rape prevents pregnancy" will get votes.
 
2012-08-21 02:22:56 PM  
From TFA: he called the outcry over his Weenerss "a bit of an over-reaction." Also: "I said one word in one sentence on one day, and everything changed," What word does he think is the one word that caused the problem? If even the tea partiers have turned against him he is truly farked, and yet too dumb to realise it. Or too arrogant. hard to tell.
 
2012-08-21 02:23:12 PM  
This man is on the House science committee.

/our democracy, she is broke.
 
2012-08-21 02:23:14 PM  
So I'd like to throw in an explanation of what this guy's thought process might have been, because I haven't seen it clearly stated, and some posts tell me that some folk are missing the point.

The pro-life crowd would like to ban all abortions, no exceptions, period. This is at least an internally consistent moral position (one I don't agree with). But the practical problem is that not having an exception for pregnancies caused by rape or incest will not fly with the majority of Americans, because they're still not quite assholish enough. So that's a dilemma. The ingenious solution is to find some pseudo-science that is claimed to support the fact that pregnancies simply cannot be caused by rape. This is brilliant, because then the exception for rape becomes obsolete: If rape cannot cause pregnancies, there doesn't need to be an exception in the abortion ban.

The assholishness of this position does not only stem from the fact that the pseudo-science is bullshiat, but, more evilly, from inversion of the statement: If you were raped, and got pregnant, you obviously weren't raped, QED. This victim-blaming is the really offensive part.

Now, when he said "legitimate rape," I actually believe him that he misspoke. The problem is, based on his not-apology, he truly believes that the choice of word "legitimate" was the only problem with his statement. Because he really believes the pseudo-science he spouts, he doesn't understand why people are mad at him. And that is why he should take a hike.
 
2012-08-21 02:23:20 PM  

Biness: Man I really picked the wrong week to open my new French restaurant "Legitimate Crepes"


Coke through nose. Thanks...
 
2012-08-21 02:23:34 PM  
Stay the course, you crazy motherfarker ..
 
2012-08-21 02:23:35 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: doczoidberg: I bet he wins, anyway.
Yes, I DO believe people are that stupid.

Sadly, I concur


Thirded.
 
2012-08-21 02:23:38 PM  
There is no rape, only zuul
 
2012-08-21 02:24:29 PM  

Parmenius: Biness: Man I really picked the wrong week to open my new French restaurant "Legitimate Crepes"

Coke through nose. Thanks...


happy to help! but get help though, cocaine is a killer
 
2012-08-21 02:24:49 PM  

Gosling: "I said one word in one sentence on one day, and everything changed,"

"I said one word in one sentence on one day, and everything changed,"

"I said one word in one sentence on one day, and everything changed,"

"I said one word in one sentence on one day, and everything changed," 

So not only did you 'misspeak', you still don't fully grasp why people are angry at you.


I've seen the same thing with ioen racists who can't understand why people get upset when they spout racial slurs. They don't know it's wrong. They're that dense and misguided.
 
2012-08-21 02:25:02 PM  
I would like to thank all of my fellow Farkers for their educational perspectives.

I think I understand enough now to know that I was an idiot for thinking it was safe to dip my toe back into Political News broadcasts as my head now hurts and I am that much more disenfranchised.

That is to say - I feel we may be doomed.

:/
 
2012-08-21 02:25:30 PM  
Oopsie. Replace "ioen" with "open". No clue how that happened.
 
2012-08-21 02:25:32 PM  
He made a mistake during his apology by not clearly stating that what he meant by a woman's "natural defenses" was a beartrap-trap closed dry vag when having a headache.
 
2012-08-21 02:25:47 PM  

Doc Ok: So I'd like to throw in an explanation of what this guy's thought process might have been, because I haven't seen it clearly stated, and some posts tell me that some folk are missing the point.

The pro-life crowd would like to ban all abortions, no exceptions, period. This is at least an internally consistent moral position (one I don't agree with). But the practical problem is that not having an exception for pregnancies caused by rape or incest will not fly with the majority of Americans, because they're still not quite assholish enough. So that's a dilemma. The ingenious solution is to find some pseudo-science that is claimed to support the fact that pregnancies simply cannot be caused by rape. This is brilliant, because then the exception for rape becomes obsolete: If rape cannot cause pregnancies, there doesn't need to be an exception in the abortion ban.

The assholishness of this position does not only stem from the fact that the pseudo-science is bullshiat, but, more evilly, from inversion of the statement: If you were raped, and got pregnant, you obviously weren't raped, QED. This victim-blaming is the really offensive part.

Now, when he said "legitimate rape," I actually believe him that he misspoke. The problem is, based on his not-apology, he truly believes that the choice of word "legitimate" was the only problem with his statement. Because he really believes the pseudo-science he spouts, he doesn't understand why people are mad at him. And that is why he should take a hike.


Appologies and bullchit all aside, he actually BELIEVES that chit.
Getting him to UNBELIEVE will not be possible.
 
2012-08-21 02:26:01 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Leeds: So all of the Republicans rebuke him.
Everyone asks him to step down.
The RNC cuts off his funding.
The SuperPAC's all drop him.

And yet this loser still stays in the race. (Despite being able to easily step aside and have someone else beat this terrible incumbent).

We need to revoke his Republican card.

How much you want to bet his funding doesn't get cut at all?


That's what I want to see. Is the GOP really going to repudiate this asshole, or will they fold and pander to their base?
 
2012-08-21 02:26:03 PM  

Trolly McTrollerson: (rapity-rape speech)


You are shamelessly plagiarizing a Pocket Ninja post. 

Which, admittedly, reeled in a lot of folks in that other thread as well.
 
2012-08-21 02:26:18 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Leeds: So all of the Republicans rebuke him.
Everyone asks him to step down.
The RNC cuts off his funding.
The SuperPAC's all drop him.

And yet this loser still stays in the race. (Despite being able to easily step aside and have someone else beat this terrible incumbent).

We need to revoke his Republican card.

How much you want to bet his funding doesn't get cut at all?


My thoughts exactly. The republicans will huff and puff and act outraged for the cameras. Then a Kardashian will do something, we'll forget all about him, and they will quietly support him through the election. That seat is too important for them to just ditch. Hell, I don't think that a lot of them even think that he said anything wrong. They just recognize the outrage, realize that the guy really stepped in it, and pander to the public by pretending to be outraged as well. When this all blows over, and it will, he'll have all the funding he needs.
 
2012-08-21 02:26:19 PM  
Him not pulling out is legitimate rape.

/fark that cock sucker 
//you can quote me on that
 
gja
2012-08-21 02:26:28 PM  

propasaurus: gja: You know, I am tired of all the butthurt people are misdirecting with the label of 'republican'. I tend toward the conservative view, but do not accept labels, so I don't think of myself as republican/democrat/liberal/conservative/etc....
People need to see this jack-wagon for who and what he is. A pariah, a dark-ages, misogynistic, elitist, fat-cat, piece of crap I wouldn't waste a competition-grade round on.

Why all the hatred for an entire party, I wonder? You know, not ALL folks that register republican blindly vote the party line. I most certainly do not. I am registered republican, always was, but voted for Clinton when he hit the ticket. Right man at the time as far as I was concerned. In hindsight, the right idea.
So he banged the help, big farking whoop. Both consenting adults. Nothing to see there.

Mindless adherence to any ideology or affiliation is, well, MINDLESS.

If there's any justice Akin will croak from something absolutely excruciatingly painful and slow, then will come back as a poor inner-city single minority woman who gets "not-so-real-raped" and cannot manage to get a safe and legal abortion for whatever reason. Wire hangers ARE cheap though, so he will have that going for him.

I have always believed fate has a way of dealing with mean/cruel people, often with hilariously ironic twists. I will watch with baited breath to see him cluster-fark his entire life as he does not seem to understand the first rule of being in a hole....STOP DIGGING.

You know why? Because his bug-fark stupid statements are representative of the official party platform. Because he and the current GOP candidate for Vice President co-sponsored legislation trying to narrowly re-define rape. Because so damn many of you "Independents" who have no party affiliation, you just consider yourselves 'conservative' but not 'Republican' will still vote almost exclusively for Republicans. Because this stupidity IS the GOP.


Well, please know not ALL registered as repub are NOT raging full-on asshats.
The repub party has surely strayed from where I would like to see it, that much is sure.
I wonder how we can throw out the garbage but keep the ones with a brain?
I think you may be surprised though at how many repubs will be rethinking things as a result of this jerk actions. I could never understand the church's views on this issue either, so I suppose that is why I am a "recovering catholic".
 
2012-08-21 02:26:28 PM  

WizardofToast: Oopsie. Replace "ioen" with "open". No clue how that happened.


filters
 
2012-08-21 02:27:20 PM  
I hope he loses in a landslide.

I'm in his district, and he sure lost my vote.

/Ok, he never had it. Still, I hope plenty of other Missourians join me in voting for Clair.
//Better Clair-Bear than Rapin-Akin.
 
2012-08-21 02:27:32 PM  

propasaurus: EngineerAU: How long before the superpacs that said they wouldn't support him anymore start to quietly give money to his campaign?

Two weeks, tops.


No, never, since that's illegal.

They can spend money on advocacy, but can't give it directly to a candidate.

That's kind of the whole point.
 
2012-08-21 02:27:36 PM  
Is that like "rape rape"
 
2012-08-21 02:27:44 PM  

Graffito: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Leeds: So all of the Republicans rebuke him.
Everyone asks him to step down.
The RNC cuts off his funding.
The SuperPAC's all drop him.

And yet this loser still stays in the race. (Despite being able to easily step aside and have someone else beat this terrible incumbent).

We need to revoke his Republican card.

How much you want to bet his funding doesn't get cut at all?

That's what I want to see. Is the GOP really going to repudiate this asshole, or will they fold and pander to their base?


He is on HIS MISSION FROM GOD.
Only one final solution.
 
2012-08-21 02:28:01 PM  
So, all women possess the power of a revrend mother, even if they don't pass through the spice agony?

Bene Gesserit
 
2012-08-21 02:28:13 PM  
FTFH: "Akin says he won't pull out"

i0.kym-cdn.com

Well, played, Subs!
 
2012-08-21 02:28:33 PM  

Private_Citizen: I hope he loses in a landslide.

I'm in his district, and he sure lost my vote.

/Ok, he never had it. Still, I hope plenty of other Missourians join me in voting for Clair.
//Better Clair-Bear than Rapin-Akin.


Consider voting for yourself.
 
2012-08-21 02:28:40 PM  
Let him stay in. The longer he stays in, the harder and more thoroughly the Republican party is f*cked.
 
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