This is going to go down in the history books as one of those, “What the hell was he thinking?” moments.
Joe Biden, you are completely off the hook for your “chains” comments because Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri has decided to grab his ankle and shove his entire foot into his mouth.
Akin, who’s running for a senate seat, is making waves across the world and the web for a claim he made on KTV1’s The Jaco Report in which he said that cases of “legitimate” rape don’t result in pregnancy.
Here’s the text of his exact quote from the show:
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”
If you ever needed proof that abstinence-only sex education produces dummies, this is it.
How does a woman’s egg identify rape sperm from consensual sperm? Do the rape sperm come into the uterus wearing hockey masks like Jason from Friday the 13th?
President Obama decided to weigh in on Akin’s verbal suicide and he helped drive the knife in even further.
The president bluntly stated, “rape is rape,” which will no doubt help ingratiate him with his women voter base. He also threw extra dirt on Akin’s grave by labeling him as “way out there,” according to the Huffington Post.
“Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”
Aw, snap! Get ’em, Barry!
All of that heat has prompted Akin to backtrack and cry uncle. He now realizes that he was wrong for trying to classify rape as legitimate or illegitimate, according to USA Today.
“I made that statement in error. Rape is never legitimate. It is an evil act,” Akin told former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee in a radio interview. “I used the wrong words in the wrong way.”
Why does this sound similar to what “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta“ star Lil’ Scrappy told his babymama Erica when he claimed that he said “the right things in the wrong way?”
Well, Rep. Akin at least has the good sense to admit he was all the way wrong. Scrappy could only go halfway with his apology.
This epiphany, of course, was aided by the fact that he was scalded badly by feminists and liberals the world over. Nothing squeezes an apology out of a politician like some mean ol’ nasty public backlash.
Get you some.
Tomorrow, Todd Akin explains that legitimate murders don’t cause death.
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) August 19, 2012
Todd Akin says that he won’t pull out of the race because his campaign will just abort itself naturally.
— Skepacabra (@Skepacabra) August 20, 2012
When Mittens fucking Romney is telling you that you fucked up, you know its bad, Akin.
— Sara Germanotta (@TheThirdLife) August 20, 2012