Cutting Through The Crap

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Peeling The Onion


I haven't had anything to say about Todd Akin and his statement about rape, for two reasons. First, it's because what he did was only to express, if more candidly than usual, exactly what the typical teabaggR believes about rape and abortion. So it wasn't really new. And the medical theory he cited came from a Romney guy, which sort of tells you where they really stand, no matter how shocked they pretend to be by Akin's letting it slip.

Second, he's clarified his statement and done so much better than I ever could have:
You see, what I said was, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” But what I meant to say was, “I am a worthless, moronic sack of shit and an utterly irredeemable human being who needs to shut up and go away forever.”
It is clear to me now that I did not choose my words with care and did not get across the point I was trying to convey. In hindsight, I guess instead of using the words “legitimate rape,” I should have used the words “I am an unforgivable, unrepentant, and unconscionable subhuman dickhead.” Or better yet, “I am an evil, fucked-up man who should never have been elected to the United States Congress, and anyone who would vote for me is probably a pretty big fucking dumbshit, too.” See how much more sense that makes? It’s amazing how a few key word changes can totally alter the meaning of a statement.

Public service: Since some might remained confused about what constitutes legitimate rape, this should help.

3 comments:

Diana said...

Love it! Wish that he were that self aware. Akins down fall (which will continue through the election since he's now running against the "GOP leadership") is tied to Ryan and that's some serious doo doo he won't be able to shake off. LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Akin managed to stuff a whole lot of stupid into just a few words. Recipe for legitimate rape: (1) A virginal white woman; (2) a scary man of color jumping out from behind bushes; (3) scary black man is brandishing a weapon. Now, that's rape. Geesh.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave an "identifying moniker" on my post about a whole lotta stupid and legitimate rape. It is, Tricia, RN