Missouri's Rep. Akin on "Legitimate Rape"
by Charles Lemos, Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 03:19:01 AM EDT
Trying to peg who the most extreme and outlandish GOP Senate candidate is in this cycle is indeed a fool's errand. One simply has too many choices be it Ted Cruz down in Texas or Linda McMahon over in Connecticut but Missouri GOP Congressman Todd Akin surely has to be on our shortlist of radical out-of touch if not out-of-their-minds extremists.
Take his comments made on Sunday on a local Missouri talk show. Akin told KTVI-TV: "First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare.
"If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down."
Akin then went on to say that if that "didn't work", then the punishment should be "on the rapist and not attacking the child."
It is incomprehensible that such a man with such views serves in the House of Representatives but it is truly frightening to think that he may unseat Senator Claire McCaskill come November.