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Missouri GOP lawmaker wants to require women to get their abuser's permission for abortion

Todd Akin has an intellectual heir in Missouri. Hi there, patriarchy! Women in Missouri could soon have to get permission from their sexual partners in order to get an abortion, if state Rep. Rick Brattin gets his way. Brattin has filed...Show More Summary

Why Yet Another Lawmaker Just Used The Term ‘Legitimate Rape’

No matter how many politicians tried to distance themselves from Todd Akin, some of his views about sexual assault aren't entirely unusual. The post Why Yet Another Lawmaker Just Used The Term ‘Legitimate Rape’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Inside Story of How Republicans Gaffe-Proofed Their Candidates

Eager to avoid another Todd Akin, a national Republican group trained Senate candidates on how to avoid campaign-ending gaffes

We Predict, They Comply

PoliPundit, March 26th: There are election cycles – 2006, 2012 – when some Republican candidates’ big mouths ruin it for everyone. They say the wrong thing, a la Todd Akin, and give the Lying Liberal Media the material it needs to elect Democrats nationwide. But, this year, luck seems to be with the Republicans. [...]Show More Summary

The Republican Secret Media Training School

Taegan Goddard reveals the secret place Republicans go to learn how to deal with the media. The school is a reaction to the high-profile crises the GOP has inflicted upon itself in recent years—from Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment to Christine O’Donnell’s “I am not a witch” ad—and party officials are determined not to repeat [...]

Gaffe explosion: Democrats have the worst of the worst candidates

This year, in contrast to election cycles featuring characters such as Todd Akin and Christine O’Donnell, the Democrats seem to have the clunkers. It’s a dead heat for the absolute worst episode of the cycle. In Kentucky, there is Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing again and again to tell us how she voted in […]

DOOMED TEXAS CANDIDATE WENDY DAVIS aims wheelchair smear at Greg Abbott. Every Democratic candida…

DOOMED TEXAS CANDIDATE WENDY DAVIS aims wheelchair smear at Greg Abbott. Every Democratic candidate should be asked, a la Todd Akin, if they support this tactic.

BECAUSE THEY FIGURE THE PRESS WILL COVER FOR THEM? Why Won’t Endangered Democrat Senate Candidates …

BECAUSE THEY FIGURE THE PRESS WILL COVER FOR THEM? Why Won’t Endangered Democrat Senate Candidates Repudiate Their Todd Akin? Democrat Amanda Curtis makes YouTube videos. Here are some of her greatest hits, which run the gamut from merely obnoxious to aggressively bigoted, and which firmly entrench her as this cycle’s Todd Akin. Albeit one with [...]

Likely Congressman Opposes MLK Day, Supports ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ Thinks Women Don’t Want Equal Pay

Did Wisconsin Republicans nominate 2014's Todd Akin? The post Likely Congressman Opposes MLK Day, Supports ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ Thinks Women Don’t Want Equal Pay appeared first on ThinkProgress.

If Only We Were All This Honest, It Would Be Good For Women–And Men

Tom Tomorrow via Upworthy. Now read this:Rape Apologist Todd Akin Might Run For Office Again To ‘Stand Up To Evil’ (Aug 4, 2014) It’s A War For Women, Says The GOP (Aug 2, 2014) Massachusetts Gets the Final Word After Explosive Supreme Court Decision (Jul 31, 2014) Men Shouldn’t Hit Women, But Not For the [...]

Rape Apologist Todd Akin Might Run For Office Again To ‘Stand Up To Evil’

Definer of rape Todd Akin said that another run for office wasn’t off the table. The former Republican Congressman spoke last week with Joseph Farah of the right wing conspiracy site WorldNetDaily, which is publishing his new book. Right Wing Watch notes that Akin is morphing the controversy over his “legitimate rape” remarks into a battle between [...]

Because Todd Akin and the Other Republicants Know Best

One woman’s reason for having an abortion in Mississippi’s sole clinic that provides abortions (boldface mine): As she answers, her voice begins to shake: “Um, my husband passed away—he committed suicide. He committed suicide in front of his family. I … Continue reading ?

Todd Akin Totally Proves Liberals Wrong In Just Over One Minute, Because 9/11 And Bumper Stickers

Rape apologist Todd Akin discussed liberals with WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah last week (I’m not linking to them), and argued that the September 11, 2001 attacks shocked liberals into “silence,” and said that liberals don’t believe “there are really bad people in this world” and “don’t think we need any defense in America.” Not true, [...]

Déjà Vu All Over Again: From Akin to Ellmers to Aiken

In 2012, then Senate candidate Todd Akin's statement that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy unleashed a storm of media controversy, and lost him the support of many in his party. Flash forward to last week. North Carolina Congresswoman...Show More Summary

Todd Akin Tells World Net Daily the Media Makes Fun of Him Because They Want to Destroy America

YouTube RightWingWatch has been keeping track of Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin as he goes from one far right media outlet to the next, pushing a line of persecution and victimhood that would embarrass a spoiled five-year old. Akin is doubling down on his creepy misogynistic statements by claiming the evil left...

'Legitimate Rape' Akin Says He Might Consider Exception For Tubal Pregnancies

If Republicans want to make sure they keep alienating themselves from half of the population and looking like the extremists they've proven themselves to be on the issue of abortion, please, please, please let former Rep. Todd Akin speak for them and keep rearing his ugly head for interviews on national television like this one. Show More Summary

Chuck Todd Disses Akin: 'I Know You Want To Be Mad About the Media,' But Don't Blame Us

Former congressman Todd Akin took his book tour to Chuck Todd's MSNBC show The Daily Rundown on Thursday morning. That came after a pretty rough Megyn Kelly interview on Monday night about the 2012 media feeding frenzy over his medically...Show More Summary

Akin Bad: GOP’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Poster Boy Gives Long Rapey Interview

As the GOP continues to fail miserably at reaching out to women (or anyone else who is not an old white man), Todd Akin continues to helpfully make the rounds talking about “legitimate rape,” as he did in an interview with Chuck Todd Thursday morning. In case you missed it, then-Congressman Akin (R-MO), in 2012, [...]

Todd Akin Is Still Talking About Rape—And Suggests Bill Clinton Is a Rapist

Todd Akin won't stop talking. And he won't stop talking about rape. On Thursday, the former Republican Missouri congressman and failed Senate candidate—best known for suggesting that the female body could self-terminate a pregnancy in...Show More Summary

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