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More “Legitimate Rape” Craziness

We all know that former Senate candidate Todd Akin decided to go out on a limb and discuss something he knew little or nothing about when he discussed female ovulation and “legitimate rape.” His fellow Republican Richard Mourdock from Indiana had similar comments. They both lost their Senate races. Now, for some reason, Representative Phil Gingrey, Republican from Georgia who was also a physician (OB/GYN), has decided to throw his “knowledge” into the ring. The Marietta Daily Journal reported: In Missouri, Todd Akin … was asked by a local news source about rape and he said, “Look, in a legitimate rape

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What if Rape Is a Campaign Strategy? (Updated)

What if Rape Is a Campaign Strategy? I’m just wondering if the Republican Party has decided that outrageous comments about rape is politically advantageous. The comments we are currently seeing cannot be spontaneous. They’re not being made by some country bumpkin running for city dogcatcher. Instead, these are serious candidates running for major offices (both Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock are running for US Senate in their respective states). Both of these guys have put in a lot of time. Both of these candidates have raised a lot of money. Both these candidates have been on the national stage with major

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

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