Wednesday, September 26, 2012

He’s in it…but we can’t afford for him to win it…


Shall we?

Another deadline has passed and Republican Congressman Todd Akin is still in the race to represent Missouri in the US Senate.

40 odd days to go, y’all...and this is going to be one wild and crazy ride!

Lawd, give me strength.

Anyhoo, I can’t help pondering Akin’s infamous “legitimate rape” comment.

I know, I know…he’s apologized and tried to brush it off as a verbal malfunction.

But…well, that’s the thing that’s taxing my Afro.

After he realized that folks were disgusted and disturbed by his claim that women’s bodies have a way of preventing pregnancy from resulting from “legitimate rape”, Akin acknowledged that his bizarre theory came from some freakish conservative source.

So, Akin actually didn’t misspeak. 

Up until August 19, 2012, Todd Akin thought women’s bodies could “shut down” a pregnancy resulting from rape if that rape was “legitimate.”

As Akin likes to point out, he’s the husband to one, father to six, and grandfather to seven…and he's spent 65 years of life not knowing how pregnancy works.

65 years of life believing that women who became pregnant as a result of rape were lying.

Todd Akin may be running for a Senate seat, but he's been sitting in the United States House and played key roles in drafting legislation seeking to redefine rape and deny women access to the full range of reproductive health care.

And, if we take Akin at his word, until August 19 of this year he thought some rape was legitimate and other rape was bullshit…that some women deserved care and other women deserved scorn and restrictions.

If that’s not bad enough, Akin also has radical views about student loans, social security, the Voting Rights Act, and Medicare.

I can’t even imagine what junk science he’s basing that shit on.

Akin may be in it…but we sure as shit can’t afford for his bizarre radical fringe ass to win it.

Blink.

4 comments:

Beckie said...

Well said!! I heard on NPR today that McCaskill released an ad today using quotes from him on rape, student loans, etc. Hope the voters listen! I've been a lurker on your site for a couple years; love your stuff!

Pamela Merritt said...

Hi, Beckie!

Thanks for reading and for the comment.

Peterr said...

I can't even imagine what junk science he's basing that shit on.

In his infinite wisdom, John Boehner put Todd Akin on the House Committee for Science, Space, and Technology.

As Akin likes to point out on his official House bio, he's an engineer. If his engineering skills are anything like his science skills, remind me to avoid crossing any bridges he had a hand in building.

awhitestl said...

ABB, you have provided me with so much great stuff. part 1) Akin is no more engineer than my little yellow dog. Akin has a degree in Business from MIT, which leads me to believe he couldn't cut it in the physics classes. I have seen many sophomore engineering students change majors to business. Part 2) During the war in the former Yugoslavia, Serb men raped Bosnian Muslim women to intentionally get them pregnant.