Todd Akin, Republican Congressman from Missouri running for the Senate. That’s like Caligula appointing his horse to the Roman Senate. The only difference being that a horse has 4 legs and a tail to swat the flies away where Akin has 2 legs and no tail. A horse can’t speak  and Akin can, but when he does his bowels move and his brains plop to the ground as grey road apples. Rape is Rape, it is a crime of brutality and terror.Where the hell this slug came up with the statement that according to doctors a womans’ body has a way of preventing a pregnancy from occurring as a result is pure B.S.

Now, I am not 100% in favour of abortion but in the case of rape, incest, or medical reasons I can accept it. Abortion as a means of birth control, no way. I also believe that a woman has the right to control her body and no politician, especially male, has the right to prevent that. If Akin and his ilk have daughters and were raped and became pregnant  you can bet your ass there would be abortions done. He said that there should be a punishment inflicted on the rapist but not the baby. Well, why inflict a punishment on the woman. What was her crime? These conservative right wing religious fundamentalist will claim it is Gods’ Will. That phrase has been the excuse for countless atrocities and crimes for millennia.

Todd Akin has made a half assed attempt to apologize by saying he misspoke and he is sorry. He has even managed to raise the ire of some of his fellow republicans but he will not, as of this writing, withdraw from the senate race. According to him he will continue the fight and with Gods’ Grace prevail after all he is a good Presbyterian. He is also an idiot and those who support him and vote for him are fellow travelers on the road to blissful ignorance. Maybe Edward Gibbons’ Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire should be re-written  as the Decline and Fall of the American Empire. With ignoramuses like Akin in government it will not take long.This time it is not the Barbarians at the Gate but the enlightened.


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