Yeah, I know, the guy did graduate from college, but so what. For too many years in our country, going to college has not meant you know how to think straight, or even read and write beyond an eighth grade level. (For evidence, go no further than the not-so-bright schoolyard bully currently illegally residing in The Peoples White House.) Yeah, I know the guy is 65-years-old, and ought to know better, but as the old saying goes, there are more horses' rear ends in the world than horses. One would think, by that age, Todd Akin would have a rudimentary grasp of how babies are made, or is it more important to repeat religious dogma, even if it involves mendacity.
Perhaps Mr. Akin can tell us what a “legitimate rape” means. Does that mean an adult rape – not one between consenting juveniles? Or, between an adult and a consenting juvenile. Or is it statutory rape? Or perhaps both legitimate and statutory rape? Or is it rape by a not-passed-out male and a passed-out female? In that case, is it a half-legitimate rape? It seems to me that among adults, a rape is a rape is a rape, unless the participants are playing some sort of game.
Now on to the comment by Akin that in some biological manner, in most cases, a female rape victim’s body does something to prevent pregnancy, just because it is rape, and not a consensual activity. He indicated doctors have said that. Yes, now that is true. There have been a couple of medical doctors who stated this absurdity. So what? There are doctors who have said and done many irresponsible and unethical things, for many stupid motives, including religious. Some run abortion mills, others cheat the American people by faking Medicare and Medicaid records, still others write prescriptions for unnecessary legal drugs to enrich themselves, and so on. Thank God, these sorts of doctors are few in number.
Most rapes do not end in pregnancy. Most consensual sexual occurrences do not end in pregnancy. In both cases, pregnancy is rare, and Todd Akin knows this. But he is willing to overlook the truth in order to support his religious beliefs about abortion — meaning, no abortion, even when a woman is raped. Rape is not the fault of an unborn child, the innocent baby should not be killed, only the rapist is guilty. All true, but twisting the truth about rape and pregnancy is not the way to promote pro-life.
Leading Republicans have condemned Akin’s comments, asked him to quit the Senate race. That includes Romney and Ryan. Some have said this was the wrong reaction by Republicans. Some say it’s wrong to throw a loyal conservative Republican under the bus. But they're wrong. It was the only thing to do. They had to, they are Republicans and they are trying to take the White House back and pull America back from the evil of the schoolyard bully and his gang of thugs. Otherwise, we are doomed to some sort of collectivist existence run by a dictator. The cause is more important than the push to support an idiot, even a conservative idiot.
Those who want Republicans to support Akin might say – he’s an idiot, but he’s our idiot. Fair enough, perhaps, but to support this guy means the Obama campaign, using their propaganda wing, the LM (left media) would associate the entire Republican Party, especially Romney and Ryan, with Akin’s absurd remarks. The LM message would be drummed into voter brains up to and including November 6. The bottom line for Republicans is to win the White House and perhaps not control the Senate, or lose both the White House and the Senate.
Not fair toward Akin, you say. A stupid mistake, just a sentence or two. A few words. Nothing like the actions of a Bill Clinton, a John Edwards, a Teddy Kennedy, or even a corrupt Claire McCaskill. Of course, that’s correct, but those illustrious Democrats are – just that, Democrats, and integrity is not expected of them. Right now, John Edwards is probably hard at work rehabilitating himself, perhaps, along with Anthony Weiner, and before you can say, "Eliot Spitzer," both will soon again be illustrious Democrats. Actually, Weiner has already rehabilitated himself. I think it was a very fast rehabilitation, much like Bill Clinton’s. Bill Clinton — now here’s a scenario: Bill Clinton, who has been accused of rape twice (don’t forget the one by a British girl) is going to introduce one Barack Obama during the Democrat Convention.
What now? Akin has refused to drop out of the race and let another Republican replace him on the ballot to run against a corrupt Democrat senator. She, Claire McCaskill, is so unpopular with voters in Missouri that almost any other Republican would have passed muster.
And now it’s too late. If Akin decides in the future to drop out, another Republican cannot replace him on the ballot, meaning only a write-in is possible. That won’t cut it, thus Missouri and the Republican Party are stuck with Akin – and what was almost a sure Senate seat for Republicans is now up for grabs.
Of course, it’s possible Akin can pull it off. Better to have a Senator who is shaky about the process of pregnancy, but can be counted on to support a conservative agenda, than to have a Democrat who has a good understanding concerning the female reproductive process, but will continue to vote as she has for the last four years, as a supporter of everything Obama – and if Romney is elected, then against everything Romney.
If Akin is elected, it will be despite his stupid comments based on religious belief. His apology for his remarks were at first hesitant, saying he used one incorrect word, "legitimate." When that didn’t fly, he then said a sentence was incorrect. Finally, all was incorrect. Too little too late.
Here’s a prediction, for what it’s worth. Todd Akin will defeat McCaskill. He won’t get the amount of votes he would have garnered had he not shown himself to be an idiot, but he will win. The voters of Missouri just don’t like the corrupt Claire McCaskill. They may not like Akin much, but they’ll put him in the Senate — and that may make all the difference.