We never have to wait long before another piece of trash emerges from the cesspit of the United States Congress to humiliate himself and scar his nation. Sometimes it is personal corruption. Sometimes it is personal vice. Sometimes it is crass stupidity and contempt for their fellow-beings.
In the case of Representative Todd Akin (Republican-Missouri) crass stupidity, contempt for women, and a despicable form of evangelical Christianity appear to drive his rant against the female sex . The Tea Party should be utterly ashamed of itself for supporting this dreadful low-life in his bid to become a Missouri Senator.
On August 19, 2012, in a rant against the right of any woman to have an abortion, Representative Akin attempted to distinguish between’ legitimate’ and’ illegitimate’ rape. In itself such a distinction is indefensible. All sexual intercourse without consent constitutes rape. If Representative Akin forces himself upon his wife without her consent, then he is equally as guilty of rape as is any outside intruder.
Representative Akin followed up this remark by the ludicrous statement that ‘if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down and avoid pregnancy.’ The only way in which a woman can, with some probability, avoid conception is to use contraception. I assume that Representative Akin is not arguing that all women who reach puberty must practice birth control in order to to protect against the consequences of rape. The only way in which an impregnated woman can avoid giving birth is abortion. Yet Representative Akin rants against such a solution.
Very few women desire to give birth to the genetic offspring of a filthy rapist, let alone to suckle and nurture that potential monster to adulthood, where the quiescent genetic disease once again may manifest itself against the female population. For those women sufficiently wise to avoid that trap, abortion is the appropriate outcome and should be fully funded by the rapists responsible for their conditions.
At a time of serious economic crisis, when millions of Americans are seeking relief from unemployment and falling real incomes, cretins like Representative Akin should be driven out of politics to open up opportunities for those who aspire to help Americans to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And no, Representative Akin, that does not include the happiness either of you or of the rapist. Both of you have placed yourselves outside the Constitutional contract on which the future of this nation rests.