Today in legitimate rape

Todd Akin doubles down:

The people from Missouri who elected me know I’m not perfect. They don’t make perfect people. We all make mistakes. When you make a mistake you tell people you’re sorry, you don’t try and hide it. I made a mistake and I’m sorry.

Unlike Claire McCaskill, I believe that working to protect the most vulnerable in our society is one of my most important responsibilities, and that includes protecting both the unborn and victims of sexual assault. We must move forward and work together to replace Claire McCaskill in the Senate.

But I can’t do this alone… I need your help. 
Will you stand with me and chip-in $3 as a sign of support of my continued candidacy?

Mitt Romney takes a stand:

Mitt Romney added firepower Tuesday to Republican demands that embattled Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin withdraw from the race, saying that Akin should accept the counsel of “his fellow Missourians.”

In his first explicit call for Akin’s exit after the Missouri congressman used the phrase “legitimate rape” when talking about abortion and pregnancy, Romney said: “As I said yesterday, Todd Akin’s comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider what course would be in the best interest of our country. Today, his fellow Missourians urged him to step aside, and I think he should accept their counsel and exit the Senate race.”

And Rep. Steven King of Iowa adds to the crazy:

Rep. Steve King, one of the most staunchly conservative members of the House, was one of the few Republicans who did not strongly condemn Rep. Todd Akin Monday for his remarks regarding pregnancy and rape. King also signaled why — he might agree with parts of Akin’s assertion.

King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.

“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.”

And the best part is the GOP convention is next week. I think I understated the party’s transcendent death wish in earlier posts when I said:

They’re willing to drive that bus off the cliff and into a river of hungry crocodiles next to a nuclear plant during an earthquake just as the tsunami wave reaches 50 meters carrying a school of piranhas being chased by great white sharks with al-Qaeda tattooed on their dorsal fins and plutonium bombs between their teeth.

What I should have said was they’re willing to drive that bus off the cliff and into a river of hungry crocodiles next to a nuclear plant during an earthquake just as the tsunami wave reaches 50 meters carrying a school of piranhas being chased by great white sharks with al-Qaeda tattooed on their dorsal fins and plutonium bombs between their teeth and the detonation is set to coincide with when their gun-toting base carrying M16 semiautomatic rifles takes aim from the shoreline and starts firing at targets bearing the words “Obama wants to take away your guns, you morons” painted on the nukes.

And it’s going to get worse. I don’t know how, but really, can you doubt it?

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