Todd Akin Legitimate Rape - Republicans can't be serious

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So this just happened. Todd Akin finds that in cases of legitimate rape, women can't get pregnant
Which means they are not the victim, which means, no abortions. Mind blowing.
Hello world this is Alexandra Cardinale and you're watching The Meme Factory
You may have heard of this guy lately. He was the senator who, as he put it, "used the wrong words in the wrong way" to say this.
If it's a legitimate rape, legitimate rape, legitimate rape. The female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down
Now maybe you didn't catch that, or think you misheard because oh, nope, nope, nope.
Oh pshoff who could take that as offensive? Right? Am I right? No? Ok
But no. Republican Todd Akin of Missouri just made the point that women who suffer "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.
Ah, dude
Let me start with this question, and I mean this in all earnestness: What on this green flying rock could have he been thinking?
Legitimate rape? You really want to open up the can of worms to start redefining rape?
I do not claim to be a political strategist, but as far as I can tell, that didn't help you get votes on either side of the political spectrum.
From the democrats, President Barack Obama flat out stated that "The views expressed were offensive"
And from his own party, as they tried to distance themselves from the barrage of negative press so close to election day
(Kermit) I'm getting out of here, yay!
Romney went so far as to say: "Congressman's Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong."
"I think he should accept Missourian's counsel and exit the Senate race."
Leave. Juuuuust leave. You can't fix this, save yourself while you still can.
But Akin wanted to fight the good fight and quote "rush into the gunfire".
After that whole ... thing ... Defying party leaders and the ... well everyone else in their right mind really,
Republican Todd Akin did not withdraw from the Missouri Senate race.
Rather he chose to release this press statement asking forgiveness from the American people, his party, and most importantly, from voters.
(Akin) "Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words, in the wrong way, and for that I apologize."
And I call bullshit.
This is a political game, with political animals. I see this press released apology as a collapse to political pressure
rather than genuine remorsefulness that he was ... oh what's the word?
Ah that's right. Downright, straight up, beating a dead horse until it wakes the hell up and starts telling you that YOU'RE FREAKIN' WRONG.
I understand learning. I understand a change of heart. I even understand a breakdown from political pressure.
But that's not to say I like it or found his withdrawn statements any less insane.
The latest shows that in his Senate seat race, Akin is still slightly ahead of his Democratic opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill,
even though Missourians overwhelmingly disagreed with Akin and his incendiary remarks.
Well, apparently they weren't incendiary enough that the majority of people still wouldn't vote for him.
God I love politics.
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I'll see you on the wire. Signing off.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Nothing, nothing, nothing. Ok
Blah, blah, blah, I kinda tripped over myself.
Dah, dah, dah, tada
On statements and he (flubs line)
general (flubs line). Ok, one more time.
I, ah, don't remember the website's name ... there we go