Missouri's Rep. Akin on "Legitimate Rape"

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.



The World Rejoices, The American Radical Right Moans

As the world revels in the news that Osama bin Laden, the Saudi-born leader of the Islamist terrorist organization, has finally been brought down nearly ten years after the most devastating terrorist attack on the United States, the American radical right, not surprisingly, was well a different take. In their thinking, President Obama is no different than Osama bin Laden. Over at the conservative grassroots Internet bulletin board Free Republic, one writer bemoans that "an evil madman is dead and another is still in power at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."

Here's the full text of their off-the-wall insanity:

One of the most hated men in history has been killed by our troops by a Commander-in-Chief who has done everything in his power to demean, de-fund, impose demeaning homosexuality and restrict the ability of our troops to fight terror, including pursuing civilian trials for captured would-be terrorists.

Let's be fair here, the average American hasn't a clue what century the French & Indian War was fought in and probably cannot tell you who who Joe Biden is, so the mainstream media will run with this for all its worth. The Media will give 100% credit to Obama and mark my words, the RINOs will kow-tow even more and the Dems will be emboldened.

The moronic college kids and their Commie professors will forget all their anti-American, pro-terror rhetoric just enough for Novermber 2012 to come around. The media is fully invested in Obama and cheered and lied for him even when to most Americans he was failing. This single act is their inverted Pearl Harbor, they will fly the "Obama killed Osama when Bush Couldn't" forever.

This moniker will follow Obama forever, like how Watergate will always be tagged to Richard Nixon and how Bush I will be credited with toppling the Iraqis in 1991.

This will be forever spun by journalists and a crowning moment, a reason that Obama is tough and another way to let him have his way with the economy, jobs, climate change, unions, Libya, nuclear power, Obama Care, homosexual marriage, gun confiscation, tax hikes, gas prices, educational failure, amnesty...the butter will be softened forever for Obama, he will not need a steak knife, merely a butter knife to get things done. Look for the EPA, FDA, FCC and every other attack dog regulatory agency to become hyper-aggressive in the coming months and years.

They have a pass under Barack Hussein Obama, infinitum.

f Obama or the Liberals ask for another company to be smashed by Government regualations and there is any pushback, he can always pull the "I killed Osama Bin Laden" card. Forever. When my grandkids turn on History Channel in 2050, they will see a documentary showing a black President killing a boogeyman and then returning to the White House for another 4 years, bringing Socialism to the United States and eventually ushering the New World Order run by Soros and the Global Elites.

The celebration was staged also to coincide with the World Workers Day on May 1st, so the Marxists, Communists, Open Borders and Unions can all rememeber this as a day of celebration, and rally their troops to push for more Stalinist programs. Nothing is an accident with these Democrats (Axelrod, Soros, MSM).

Mark my words, unless there is another attack on US soil in the next 1.5 years, Obama will remain President through 2016...focus on the next VP pick, as they will be grooming whomever runs with Obama in 2012 for the 2016 election...like the Chinese, there is a master plan years ahead of time, as the dimbulb GOP has morons like Lindsay Graham and pack-a-day Boehner weep over a 0.0003% cut from an anticipated budget.

The end of America as we know it has come, the collapse is imminent and you should prepare now for the coming insurrection.

An evil madman is dead and another is still in power at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

It's a good thing that we have the body of Osama bin Laden for lacking such evidence, these conspiratorial-minded kooks would be hatching another bogus theory. Note that the above suggests that President Obama purposefully chose May 1st, International Labour Day, to send some hidden message. Let's bear in mind that these are same crazed lunatics who do not believe in evolution or in global climatic change but who still do believe that President Obama was not born in the United States despite the events of this week. It is not just the left but the nation as a whole that needs to awaken to the fact the American radical right lives in a world apart, divorced from reality, and largely of its own choosing. For these people, their ignorance is willful.

Tancredo Open to 2012 Run as an Independent

Over at Think Progress, Matt Yglesias points to this article on the website World Net Daily, home to the über-insane, hyper-paranoid, unabashedly vitriolic, openly hateful right-wing fringe, in which former the anti-immigrant Colorado Congressman Tommy Tancredo notes that he is open to mounting an independent run for the White House in 2012.

Former Colorado congressman and Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo told WND today that if no one to his liking emerges in the 2012 run for the White House, he will consider another bid for the GOP nomination and would not rule out becoming a third-party candidate, as a "last option."

Tancredo, known for his strong stance against illegal immigration, spoke to WND after a Dutch newspaper published an interview article in which he said he didn't view the GOP's 2008 vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, as "presidential."

Tancredo told WND that if Republicans "end up repeating the mistakes of the past" he would run again.

"I am convinced that we've got one more shot at this before the Republican Party comes apart at the seams, if they really don't get it right," he said.

'I'm willing to be sort of a team player, although I certainly have no strong philosophical commitment to the Republican Party," he added. "It's just a mechanism … not a thing with which you can have some great affinity."

"Last Option" sounds about right. I'm guessing that is Tancredo's goal is to revive the Know-Nothing party of the 1850s. Matt Yglesias finds the possibility of a Tancredo run on a third party ticket plausible and while I don't disagree that such lunacy is indeed plausible, a Tancredo run isn't likely to win 2 percent of the vote nationally. Nativist movements in the United States are nothing new but when they have arisen in the 1850s, 1880s and 1920s, they have always met with electoral failure.

Such a run is even more quixotic than any of Ralph Nader's runs and while I never discount the insanity of Tommy Tancredo it is also fair to point out that he is an offensive joke of a man. Ultimately Tancredo is a single-issue candidate on an issue that is frankly a third tier issue at the moment.

Whatever the faults of the United States and the American people, I've lived in this country long enough to realize that the overwhelmingly number of Americans are not a hateful people by nature and while Tancredo is consumed by irrational fears and hatred, his fellow citizens are not. Tancredo is doomed to failure of unprecedented proportions because we are better country than he thinks we are.


Maine: More Lies from the Bigots

(Also at Nevada Progressive)

Already, the liars are back with an even more outrageous lie.

They just won't stop. Even though Maine's Attorney General has declared this a lie, they keep at it. They know what they say are lies, so they're just following the old KKKarl Rove tactic of saying it enough until people believe it.

Unfortunately it worked in California, so the Yes on H8/Yes on 1 radical right Californicators are trying to do it again in Maine. We can't let them succeed. No on 1 has already done some great ads to fight back...

But they obviously have more work to do to fight the lies and get the truth out. We still have time to help them, so let's make sure they have enough resources to keep fighting. The forces of inequality know this is their last chance to stop progress, so they're throwing everything including the kitchen sink at us. We all know the story of California, so let's make sure it isn't repeated in Maine.

We know how this homophobic H8 campaign hurt millions of California families, so Maine's LGBT families need to be defended. Please help make calls this weekend and please donate whatever you can to make protect equality and fundamental civil rights for Maine's LGBT families.

There's more...

Washington This Year... And Nevada Next Year?

(Also at Nevada Progressive)

Remember when I warned you last week that serial anti-equality campaigner Richard Ziser is threatening Nevada LGBT families again, this time considering a ballot initiative to strip away our hard fought domestic partner rights won with SB 283? Well, the threat is real. We now know.

However, there's a way we can stop it before it really starts. We can help our friends and family in Washington state Approve Referendum 71 so that we send a message to the forces of bigotry out West that we won't allow any more of their H8!

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