AKIN: You know, Dr. Willke has just released a statement and part of his letter, I think he just stated it very clearly. He said, of course Akin never used the word legitimate to refer to the rapist, but to false claims like those made in Roe v. Wade and I think that simplifies it….. There isn’t any legitimate rapist…. [I was] making the point that there were people who use false claims, like those that basically created Roe v. Wade. [Think Progress]
THAT LOUD MUSIC you’re hearing is coming from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, McCaskill headquarters. Or maybe it’s reverberating from another McCaskill campaign office, but you can bet there’s partying in Missouri tonight.
As news has floated out all day about the right-wing GOP platform, it seems fitting that since they’re turning the clock back to the 1980s we should too.
Republicans just can’t seem to get a grip that it’s the 21st century, especially where women’s rights are concerned.