Todd Akin retracts his apology for his comment about “legitimate rape”

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Good morning:

Remember Todd Akin?

If his name does not ring a bell, perhaps something he said about rape might help you place him.

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

Yes, indeed. He’s the former Republican Congressman from Missouri who, despite a subsequent apology, destroyed his political career when he made that statement during his campaign for the US Senate.

Absolutely bizarre that anyone could be so ignorant as to believe that rape victims can prevent a pregnancy unless they enjoyed being raped.

However, Akin isn’t your average ignorant person.

He’s a boatload of stupid because he has reaffirmed what he said in a new book. reports,

Now he wishes that he never apologized in the first place because of the way it validated his wrongdoing. “By asking the public at large for forgiveness,” Akin writes, “I was validating the willful misinterpretation of what I had said.”

“My comment about a woman’s body shutting the pregnancy down was directed to the impact of stress on fertilization. This is something fertility doctors debate and discuss. Doubt me? Google ‘stress and infertility,’ and you will find a library of research on the subject,” he added.

Stubborn and stupid is tough to overcome, but this guy is absolutely wallowing in it.

15 Responses to Todd Akin retracts his apology for his comment about “legitimate rape”

  1. MKX says:

    Chronic stress due to a tough job can lead to a reduction in the statistical likelihood of a conception. But is a minor driver that must be considered with respect to a multiplicity of other factors.

    The basic math is that a sperm deposited in the three day time window by a healthy young male into a healthy female has a 50% chance of becoming a zygote.

    Chronic stress might reduce that chance by 10%, so that the odds are 45%.

    So moron man fails to even understand his argument, when logically applied.

    But no, being a true Reich Winger, he has to delve into massive moron magic by applying the above to a fight or flight stress situation. Which I surely doubt medical science has any statistically valid data to make any conclusion whatsoever.

    In fact, I believe the number of pregnancies due to rape statistically match what would be the result of random sex wherein their is no attempt to time intercourse with an ovulation cycle.

    Ah yes, a glimpse into the mentality of a Republican world wherein science is loathed and ignored.

    Do these morons realize that their beloved A-Bomb was developed by men with social and political views that would not even allow them to live in ‘Merica, love it or leave it”?

    • In fact, I believe the number of pregnancies due to rape statistically match what would be the result of random sex wherein their is no attempt to time intercourse with an ovulation cycle.

      You are correct. Studies have confirmed it, although I do not recall where I read it.

      I believe it may have been linked to in the source article.

    • racerrodig says:

      Yep…..I know all these stats since my wife and I had a bit of a time getting pregnant 20 years ago.

      No, he doesn’t understand what he says…..but I love that Third Reich… true that is.

  2. racerrodig says:

    Sooooooooo…..according this clown a woman with any stress can’t get pregnant……? So when being raped, think about those unpaid bills and what…….?? Nature can be fooled ??

    Who voted for this jackass…..and who would buy his book.

    Gotta love the line “… Doubt me? Google ‘stress and infertility,’ ” As if that’s medical fact for all.

    • Malisha says:

      So a woman cannot get pregnant when:
      (a) She needs dental work and has no money for it;
      (b) She started dating this guy but thinks she made a mistake;
      (c) She really REALLY wants to be in bed with Fogen but isn’t;
      (d) She’s been trying to get pregnant for two years but can’t;
      (e) There’s a nodule on her lung but it’s only a 15% chance of being malignant;
      (f) Her boss is going to go over that last proposal with a fine-tooth comb;
      (g) She’s figured out her husband is cheating;
      (h) Her daughter’s being bullied at school;
      (i) She has to deal with the insurance company because some asshole put a ding in her car;
      (j) there’s global warming;
      (k) there’s no peace in the middle East;
      (l) She’s been sober for 14 months in a 12-step program but feels kinda shaky now;
      (m) The baby did not get into that really good preschool;
      (n) Last time the computer crashed a banner came up that said, “Your kingdom has been weighed in the balances of the Lord and found lacking”;
      (o) She can’t remember where she put the GPS charger;
      (p) the cat barfed;
      (q) She thinks someone wrinkled their nose at her in the grocery store so maybe her deodorant isn’t working;
      (r) she’s mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more;
      (s) she believes the guy who had sex in the office on top of the desk is going to get the promotion she should get;
      (t) the five-dollar coupon she printed right off-line yesterday was rejected because it was “expired” and when she showed that she had just that day printed it out they refused to honor it anyway adn there was a long line;
      (u) she found out that her favorite charity was a scam;
      (v) she had ENRON stock;
      (w) she and Oscar Pistorius had generalized anxiety disorder;
      (x) her lover’s no good in bed;
      (y) she might have accidentally killed her sour-dough starter; or
      (z) She believes she accidentally voted for Akin.

  3. volgaknight says:

    “Stubborn and Stupid”

    He’s simply following the Republican Platform.

  4. bettykath says:

    When you double down after putting your foot in your mouth, you end up hopping around on your behind. No, you don’t get an electric wheelchair to help you navigate, you hop, hop, hop or roll, roll, roll. Your choice. Or maybe hop, hop, roooooll,

  5. Malisha says:

    Also, notice that Akin refers to the “willful misinterpretation of what I said.” So the misinterpreters (people who thought he was saying that it’s OK to rape a woman if she enjoys it [and maybe she won’t admit that she DID enjoy it if she’s one of those dishonest sluts who willfully misinterpret things like good Congressmen and good sex given to them by non-rapists] are being WILLFUL. They KNOW that he is right and they willfully pretend to misunderstand him in order to present him as wrong.

    This guy needs to be — I don’t know, something that should be done to him that he might enjoy, so long as it’s not legitimate.

  6. Malisha says:

    First he starts off with a misogynist and stupid assertion that has the added characteristic of setting HIM up (by its very terms) as the judge of what is, and what is not, “legitimate” rape. This in itself deserves notice and comment because this, and NOT his ignorance, stupidity or even evil, is the problem when we understand that he is and was one of our country’s “chosen” leaders. He is displaying his belief that the real judgment not only on what is right or wrong, but also what is wrong to do to significant people (including women who do not enjoy rape) but Kinda not-so-bad to do to inferiors (promiscuous women who enjoy rape).

    Past that, he just shows us what our society has always encouraged, when a ruler accidentally reveals the actual rulership philosophy of our government: First, blah blah blah about foregiveness (because that is the magic that makes you good, righteous and superior again and puts you back in the judge’s robes) and then blah blah blah about how right you were (because that re-establishes your control and re-polishes the philosophy you espoused).

    We can watch Frank Taaffe. He has now done the “forgiveness” thing and soon he will begin to re-establish his bona fides on the issue of the criminality of Blacks.

  7. I have a difficult time imagining that someone could be this stupid, so at first, I think a person who says something like this is just making a crude joke.

    But there is no doubt that this guy is serious, dangerous to others, and unfit for public service.

    Given his views about sexual assault, I would not be surprised to find out that he has raped in the past.

  8. a2nite says:

    He’s also evil so glad he wasn’t elected to the Senate.

  9. texad says:

    Your last paragraph says it all. You can fix stubborn. You can sometimes fix stupid. But the combination of the two is [IMO] impossible to overcome. I am just glad these neanderthals continue to voice their views openly so we can identify them and get them out of what passes for representative government in the United States of America.

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