Monday, August 20, 2012

Have You No Shame?

Missouri Senate GOP nominee Todd Akin, running initially ahead of the incumbent Democrat Mccaskill, remarks on rape yesterday would make anyone one want to shudder. The Republican cretin Todd Akin said the following:

“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down, ... "

For once there are no words I can say to express my horror so I will say little except that THIS is the tenor of the nation's Republican Party. Although I would think most would run clear of this comment, it springs from the rancid milieu that is part of the American right. Joseph Welch's address to right wing 1950's witch hunter Joe McCarthy spoke profundity. Responding to this imbecilic comment it speaks today amended for context -- Republican Party, "... at LONG LAST have you no shame!?" One wonders what exactly a "legitimate" rape is? I wonder if Mr. Aiken is a LEGITIMATE person!

Have you no shame indeed!!