‘Women For Akin’ Group Launches Despite “Legitimate Rape” Comment (VIDEO)
Matt | On 18, Sep 2012
I’m absolutely speechless after watching this video.
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), the infamous candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, has launched a ‘Women For Akin’ section of his website today. The official push will begin at an event in his Congressional district in Chesterfield, Missouri on Tuesday night.
In the clip, we see a variety of women, including two African-Americans, praising Akin to the skies about his stance on various issues. Over and over, the themes of abortion and pro-life stances come up in the video titled, “We Think For Ourselves.”
Do they really? I could have sworn I saw the first black lady in the video reading from a cue card.
Let me ask a tough question here. If these women are so pro-Akin, then why have they chosen NOT to identify themselves in the video?
Most times a special interest group wouldn’t make many headlines. But with Akin, this is completely different. He was put on the map in August when he said made a statement that women’s bodies have a way of shutting down and not becoming pregnant if they suffer a “legitimate rape.”
The cable news media and blogosphere went berserk after his comments.
Since then, Akin has tried to clarify his remarks and has faced waning support from Republican fundraisers and party big-wigs. Per his usual, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney distanced himself from the comments almost immediately.
But now, Akin wants to flip the script for the people. He has formed this interest group and there are people stuck far enough in the stone age to follow this guy. WTF?
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What do you think of the new ‘Women For Akin’ movement after Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape?”