Republican Senate Nominee: Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Don’t Get Pregnant

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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 02:52 PM
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Read this from a link off my Twitter feed and it left me speechless.



Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”


2012.talkingpointsmemo.com...

It scares me - as an outsider - that someone with this viewpoint could potentially get into the US senate and actually start to look at influencing legislation around this kind of issue.

Are people/politicians in the 'states really so naive to actually believe this? In fact - how on earth did this man get to be a politician in the first place?



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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Nef...

Welcome to what it feels like to be an American. I live here, and see extreme evangelical irrationality on just about a daily basis in my real life.

The frightening part is that a couple of decades ago only shady TV preachers would go this far out publicly... Now, with the ultra conservatism sweeping through the country - many people will not only admire this mans message - they will vote for him because of it.

Scary stuff indeed.

~Heff


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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Perhaps we need to make our elected officials pass a GED test before they can run or be elected??? WOW!!! What an idiot this guy is.......



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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It's true.












People are idiots.

(Worst part is we let them run the country)



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:01 PM
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If this guy really stated something as stupid as this, then he is officially the BIGGEST idiot I have ever heard of being allowed into a position of authority in the United States!

Maybe we should start making people take an I.Q. test before running for public office.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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OMGosh this is atrocious! Really!? Is that why there are children that are a product of rape?

If he looks like an idiot and sounds like an idiot... (wait for it)... he's probably an idiot!



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Unfortunately, being highly intelligent is not a requirement for the job.

Couldn't help but wonder, though, where he got this information. I'm pretty sure this didn't come from any scientific studies. Could he be speaking from first hand observations?


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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Some other examples from a quote randomizer.


''I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence.''
—Rep. Michele Bachmann , on the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak that happened when Gerald Ford was president, April 28, 2009

''We need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.''
—Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, on the GOP's need for a hip-hop makeover, Feb 19, 2009

''The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.''
—Pat Robertson ( This man RAN FOR PRESIDENT)

''I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.''
—Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


I could literally keep clicking the "more" button all day long.


~Heff



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by neformore




Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”


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this is why i am a practicing anarchist

why shouldi follow laws created and passed by subhumans?

for more insight into where this humanoid was produced

Conservative Southern Values Revived: How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America America didn't used to be run like an old Southern slave plantation, but we're headed that way now. How did that happen?

North versus South: Two Definitions of Liberty

Michael Lind first called out the existence of this conflict in his 2006 book, Made In Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics.www.powells.com... He argued that much of American history has been characterized by a struggle between two historical factions among the American elite -- and that the election of George W. Bush was a definitive sign that the wrong side was winning. ***
Which brings us to that other great historical American nobility -- the plantation aristocracy of the lowland South, which has been notable throughout its 400-year history for its utter lack of civic interest, its hostility to the very ideas of democracy and human rights, its love of hierarchy, its fear of technology and progress, its reliance on brutality and violence to maintain “order,” and its outright celebration of inequality as an order divinely ordained by God.


sadly missouri is the "show me." state
this should have been pointed out and him made to "show us" the proof


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AHHH!!! i get it now,


obviously a product of emmy lou getting slamdunked by her 15 brothers one xmas morning
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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I totally agree with that sign...

In reference to my past post... Yep, looks like an idiot!
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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The only answer on such "political" statement is one of Roald Dahl's poems from a children's book I read this year with my son, and here it comes :

The Nurse's Song

This mighty man of whom I sing,
The greatest of them all,
Was once a teeny little thing,
Just eighteen inches tall.

I knew him as a tiny tot,
I nursed him on my knee.
I used to sit him on the pot
And wait for him to wee.

I always washed between his toes,
And cut his little nails.
I brushed his hair and wiped his nose
And weighed him on the scales.

Through happy childhood days he strayed,
As all nice children should.
I smacked him when he disobeyed,
And stopped when he was good.

It soon began to dawn on me
He wasn't very bright,
Because when he was twenty-three
He couldn't read or write.

"What shall we do?" his parents sob.
"The boy has got the vapors!
He couldn't even get a job
Delivering the papers!"

"Ah-ha," I said, "this little clot
Could be a politician."
"Nanny," he cried, "Oh Nanny, what
A super proposition!"

"Okay," I said, "let's learn and note
The art of politics.
Let's teach you how to miss the boat
And how to drop some bricks,
And how to win the people's vote
And lots of other tricks.

Let's learn to make a speech a day
Upon the T.V. screen,
In which you never never say
Exactly what you mean.
And most important, by the way,
In not to let your teeth decay,
And keep your fingers clean."

And now that I am eighty nine,
It's too late to repent.
The fault was mine the little swine
Became the President.
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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Yes, Right wing America, this is YOUR party's candidate for Senate of the United States of America, where only 100 human beings out of a nation of some 310 million hold a seat. This body, the once esteemed tiny group was designed and intended by the Founders to be where the rational, thoughtful statesmen would sit, to balance the raucous House of Representatives, to do the serious work of the nation. This is THE choice of Republicans to represent the Great State of Missouri.

Yeah, you people keep trying to convince us that YOUR side makes ANY sense, much less HAS any sense. You keep trying to toss out the laughingly ridiculous arguments of equivalency.

But then again, any group whose members would put this COMPLETE and utter idiot as their candidate is likely not able to construct a coherent phrase, much less truly understand any sentence containing words with more than two syllables.

I can't wait to read the posts of ATS Right wingers quoting learned scholars of exalted institutions of higher knowledge, like Liberty University (coughing, choking on sarcasm), putting forth Creationist "science" "facts" supporting the "only women legitimately raped can get pregnant" theory.

Just another example to the rest of the world how DEEPLY UNHINGED is one of this country's 2 ruling parties. It is HIGH time, since our 4th estate and the ignorant electorate is unwilling, for the rest of the world to isolate us and designate us a terrorist nation over run by religious insanity.
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
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Nef...

Welcome to what it feels like to be an American. I live here, and see extreme evangelical irrationality on just about a daily basis in my real life.

The frightening part is that a couple of decades ago only shady TV preachers would go this far out publicly... Now, with the ultra conservatism sweeping through the country - many people will not only admire this mans message - they will vote for him because of it.

Scary stuff indeed.

~Heff


Indeed, this is the new American "normal." Just imagine, seriously, what people like this must think qualifies for "extreme"? I mean seriously, modern Christianity is a dangerous curse on the nation. The zealots will call me a Christian hater, but I've nothing but love for your average Christian of 3 decades ago. This group is some twisted, mutant viral strain whose members literally get more ignorant with each decade. What you see today with the Westboro Baptist Church will none too soon become dogma for Christians at large at this pace.

I tell you, and no one can convince me otherwise, these are the EXACT same type of people who were there rooting Hitler's rise. Wave a flag and cross at them and they'll believe anything, follow anyone, at any cost to the country they claim to love.

And a note for all you "normal" Christians. At this point, you are the same as the alleged "good cops." You know, the ones who know who the bad apples are, but are either too afraid to denounce them or silently agree with them and cover for them, excuse them away as just an occasional bad actor.

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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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I honestly think I just had a Lewis Black moment. I read something so stupid that in 24 hours it will cause a vessel in my head to rupture. Either that or I'll bang my head against the desk until I forget what I just read. Both will likely have the same outcome.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Hearing this, sadly, doesn't surprise me in the least. Some of these people make Sarah Palin look respectable and intelligent.

Here's another scary one from Steve King, a founding member of the House Tea Party Caucus, who apparently has no clue about the laws in the US.

The following quote is from this Steven Colbert VIDEO clip (4 minutes) I highly suggest watching the clip - it's hilarious.

From Steve King:



"What I’ve said is we need to respect humans more than we do animals. Whenever we start to elevate animals above humans, we’ve crossed a moral line. For example, if there’s a sexual predator out there, who has impregnated a young girl, say a 13-year-old girl — that sexual predator can take that girl off the playground of a middle school, and haul her across a state line, and force her to get an abortion to eradicate the evidence of his crime, and bring her back and drop her off at the swing set. And that’s not against the law in the United States…


Yes, we're scared.


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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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SIGH!

Todays Republicans are SCARY STUPID!!!!!!!



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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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*snip*


Vagabondo, lemme guess, you are a RELIGIOUS FANATIC who believes that women should all be covered up from head to toe and that if they arent, then they DESERVE to be raped and or killed, eh?


 

Mod Edit: Removed quote of actioned post.
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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Let the stereotyping begin...

Oh, wait, it has...pity.

Yes the comments were outrageously stupid...god yes they were. Certainly worthy of a "WTF did he just say?" moment, or even two. He'd certainly have lost my vote...assuming for a moment I'd have been contemplating voting for him in the first place.

Honestly now... Dems don't say equally stupid things? Really? Honesty should compel some of you to at least pretend to search for living breathing examples of Dem stupidity...


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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Its not really a party politics thing... when it boils down to it the question is how can someone who comes out with something so crassly stupid actually be in a position where they can run for senate - and who the hell would vote for them?





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