Addressing Missouri Congressman Todd Akin's outrageous comments on rape, President Barack Obama erases any Ryan bounce, wins 75% of the women's vote, and tells you one big reason he should be our President for Four More Years:
Rape is rape and the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and it certainly doesn't make sense to me. What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, the majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women [President Barack Obama, press briefing, quoted by Jake Tapper, "President Obama Calls Akin Comments 'Offensive,' Declares 'Rape Is Rape'," ABC News: Political Punch, August 20, 2012].
Amen, Mr. President.
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Related: Hop in the South Dakota Not-So-Wayback Machine to hear some Akinesque language from a notorious South Dakota conservative who might bring a heaping helping of local GOP misogyny to the 2014 Senate race:
Bill Napoli might make my blogging as easy as Kristi Noem does.