Todd Akin

, member of the United States House of Represe...

I’m a proponent of live and let live. People should be able to hold their own beliefs and opinions except when those opinions are rooted in some alternate reality. Todd Akin, Republican Senate candidate in Missouri and current congressman from the Missouri 2nd, said that women who are legitimately raped rarely get pregnant.

I surely hope he doesn’t actually believe his comment and he just made the ultimate gaffe. This has become such an issue now that even the President made an unscheduled stop at the press podium saying: “Rape is rape, and the idea that we should be parsing, qualifying and slicing what types of rape we’re talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people.”

Both Governor Romney and Representative Ryan have denounced the comment by Representative Akin. But, wait! Not more than a year ago, Representative Ryan co-sponsored a bill in the House that would have redefined rape for purposes of Medicaid funding creating protections for victims of “forcible rape” but no provision for any other kind of rape, as if there was any other kind. The co-sponsor of that bill? Representative Todd Akin.

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Bryan is the founder of 2 Rights Make a Left. While obtaining his J.D., Bryan researched and wrote extensively on Capital Punishment, an issue that remains close to his heart to this day. He has spent the majority of his adult life involved in politics in some form or another. Bryan spends most of his time reading, writing and discussing all things politics. Bryan loves to travel and, if he had his way, would constantly be jetting off to another destination. The rest of his time is spent following his beloved Bears, Bulls and Cubbies.

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