Read this and chuckle. When the wingnuts get this bizarre I consider mocking and finger-pointing to be perfectly civil and acceptable. So knock yourselves out.
. . much of the commentary has focused on Akin’s mistaken belief that women’s bodies have the capacity to “shut down” the reproductive process in cases of rape. . .
Is it such an outlandish idea?
Yes of course. Why must Republicans rescue this Akin fool? Who will change their opinion of him after reading this silly thing? What he said isn’t worthy of discussion. You dismiss it, you dismiss him, and you move on. Or maybe this: light a stick of TNT and stuff it in yer pants.
Is it such an outlandish idea? I looked it up, and it appears that there is no evidence that pregnancies are less likely in cases of rape, but it didn’t seem out of the realm of possibility to me. Many things about the human body are peculiar and amazing. And frankly, more people than are today admitting it must believe that a woman’s mental state has something to do with her capacity to conceive.
It’s as crazy as bullshit gets. Good thing we agree about that. But is the silly notion really so bad friends? Is it so horrible for Akin to tell a lie when it feels like the truth to him? Because it feels true to me. O let me introduce myself . .
Consider that every woman (including me) who has ever experienced infertility is told, even by some doctors, that she should try to “relax.”
Though dismissed as a myth for some time, the role of stress in infertility is being reconsidered now by specialists.
. . my name is Mona Charen. And women are just weird aren’t they? So I’m hardly angry at someone who doesn’t understand the gooey things I don’t understand even though I’m a woman and I do admit we’re both totally wrong.
Impressive. Well I’m ready to vote for Todd and Mona if that’s possible. If an Akin/Charen ticket wouldn’t campaign by donning cast iron suits and rallying thunder and lightning. These two, thankfully, are hardly the only goofs in Ronaldus’ House of Nuts:
It is good that Joe Biden is going to the Republican National Convention to hold high the flag of his party. People make fun of his gaffes, of his embarrassing verbal forays, but he’s no fool and he knows how to take it to the other guy.
I doubt your sincerity.
The speech he is working on, to be given in the heart of downtown, just across from the convention site, will be stirring and stentorian: “All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Tampa, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, ‘Ich bin ein Tampon.’”
‘I’m a Tampax.’ Good one. That’s a dig because Joe would have to shrink down and crawl up a women’s vagina. How lame especially when you’re a man. Ditto if you’re running for high office. The conservative sense of humor would have to become plenty more sublime before it approached cerca World War I German. Let me introduce myself . .
I wish that were mine. It came in the mail from a Hollywood screenwriter, one of the gifted conservatives who quietly toil there.
. . my name is Peggy Noonan. Yes it’s Missus Clutches At Pearls. She thinks having the VP call himself “ein Tampon” puts her in Oscar Wilde’s company. Back when she was speech-writing for President Reagan her first drafts often referred to the senator from Massachusetts as “Turd Kennedy”. The good old days, they’re back.