Is This The Single Dumbest Thing An American Political Figure has Ever Said?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Todd Akin.  Running for US Senate

Senate Candidate and Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) told a local television station on Sunday that “legitimate rape” rarely produces pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin cited conversations with unnamed doctors for the bizarre claim.

For years I've said that an acceptance of the truth of evolution should be the threshold to be taken seriously - but this...this ability to abandon even the veneer of truth for the sake of maintaining a religiously motivated worldview legitimately surprised me.  The layers of wrong covering the right wing in the United States multiply at an alarming rate.  

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