What the hell kind of fuckery is this?
(CNN) – U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who won Missouri’s GOP Senate primary earlier this month and will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November’s general election, said Sunday that he misspoke when he claimed “legitimate rape” rarely resulted in pregnancy.
Answering a question about whether or not he thought abortion should be legal in the case of rape, Akin explained his opposition by citing unnamed bodily responses he said prevented pregnancy.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin said of rape-induced pregnancy in an interview with KTVI. A clip of the interview was posted online by the liberal super PAC American Bridge.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin continued. He did not provide an explanation for what constituted “legitimate rape.”
He added: “But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. You know I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”
In a statement Sunday, Akin wrote that he misspoke in the interview. He maintained his opposition to abortion for victims of rape.
“In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year,” Akin wrote. “Those who perpetrate these crimes are the lowest of the low in our society and their victims will have no stronger advocate in the Senate to help ensure they have the justice they deserve.”
You know, I could be clever and snarky about this but I’d prefer to just ask the question that we’re all thinking directly. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?
Seriously, did your parents not raise you right? Was it a woman? Did a woman break your heart back in the day. Because I get that. Hell, I can name two separate occasions in College that just slapped the living crap out of me. But they never drove me to use idiotic terms like “Legitimate Rape”.
(And while we’re on the subject, what the fuck does “Legitimate Rape” mean? Is there such a thing as Illegitimate Rape where in the middle the guy stops and yells “Psyche”?)
But hey, on the plus side. Now Claire McCaskell can now hold on to her seat which makes it easier to hold on to the Senate, so thanks for that.
But please, just go away now. You’re hurting us.