Dana Loesch: Stop overreacting to Todd Akin’s comments

This afternoon, Twitter was buzzing over comments made by Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Missouri.  The Twitter response to Akin’s remarks  has been overwhelmingly negative.  Even some Republicans are calling for Rep. Akin to drop out of the Senate race with the hope that he can be replaced by another Republican candidate.

At this point, even Aurora, Col., shooting suspect James Holmes probably has more supporters than Rep. Akin.

Conservative radio host and commentator Dana Loesch, however, is never one to go along with the pack, and she isn’t ready to throw Akin under the bus.

She acknowledges that it was “not the best statement,” but says that “some are stretching it majorly.”

Loesch, who resides in Missouri, is well-respected on the Right, and with good reason.  Akin is fortunate to have her support.

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Dana Loesch: Stop overreacting to Todd Akin’s comments

Democrat math: Todd Akin = Paul Ryan

Twitter Lynch Mob calls for rape of Rep. Todd Akin

Meghan McCain decries Todd Akin remarks, predicts world will end

Romney-Ryan campaign: ‘We disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement’

Celebrities unhappy with Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments

Rep. Todd Akin: ‘I misspoke’; Update: Akin concedes that rape can result in pregnancy

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    Ok then, maybe all is NOT lost!

  • JoeMyGod

    Well of COURSE the detestable Dana Loesch will back ANY Republican even when the rest of his party is squealing backwards donuts to distance themselves.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      You should get on twitter and tell her what you think about her. See how well it works out for you. 😉

      • JoeMyGod

        Oh I do. And then God’s Gentle Teabaggers threaten to murder me: http://twitpic.com/ajx04b

        • J_Stuart_Mill

          I was curious if ALL Tea Party supporters advocate Murder. Thank you for clearing that up.

          Look! A person is outside my window. She is Female. ALL People must Female. Rube….

          • JoeMyGod

            I’m sure the irony that you are commenting on a site that specializes in just such generalizations is lost on you.

          • Hello Jerry (D)

            I thought that was HuffPo? You should go back there, at least your rhetoric will make sense.

        • Shelby is a Patriot

          I don’t think it’s right for anyone to use death threats like that. However, as twitchy has shown many times, liberals use death threats all the time (because, you know, you guys are tolerant of others opinions). The person who tweeted you is of a rare breed, indeed.

        • Hello Jerry (D)

          Troll

  • digitalPimple

    I leave this to the women of the GOP. Too me I don’t care if the man said he was space alien. I’ll send him some cash.

  • Susan Hurt

    While Dana may believe it’s an overreaction, I believe it’s women getting FED UP with the minimizing of rape, domestic abuse, and assaults on women and their rights. Morons making statements like this from a position of “authority” are believed by even more moronic supporters – and THAT is a real problem. I would bet Dana has never been raped or assaulted and has no basis in reality to form an opinion on this issue so it’s easy to minimize it. I sincerely hope she never does – or she may “overreact” to someone this stupid saying something that should offend every female who has ever been a victim.

    • Ritamalik

      Hey! Cool it now! Will you? Akin is an idiot, but what he meant had nothing to do with minimizing rape! He was claiming that if you get raped you won’t get pregnant. This is stupid because even though very unlikely, people can and do get pregnant on rare occasions. The discussion was not about rape, but about abortion. So cut the hysteria out! What Akin said was very stupid and poorly worded but it was not a crime against humanity. I disagree with Dana that we should circle the wagons around him. I think he should be replaced immediately. But I think your self-rightouse, holier than thou rant above against Dana is really ridiculous. Have some sense of proportion.

      • Susan Hurt

        Um. No. His comments about rape and pregnancy exposed complete ignorance. The use of the words “legitimate rape” are a HUGE problem. Want to make any guesses on how many women are raped and never report it because of the stigma attached to them because there are cave men who think it’s up to them to decide if it can be called “legitimate?” Not self-righteous, not holier than thou – just trying to open some eyes to how easy it is to blow it off and minimize assaults on women. It appears yours are still rather blinded if you don’t think that term exposes a tendency to not take rape seriously. What does a woman need to do to have a rape qualify as a “legitimate rape,” exactly?

        • Ritamalik

          First of all IT IS up to others to decide whether what happened between a woman and a man that she accuses was rape or not. That’s why we have a court system! Second, do you know how many men have been falsely accused of rape in America? MANY!!! Women are not automatically victims upon reporting a rape or harassment. Sometimes their allegations turn out to be true and sometimes false and sometimes greatly exaggerated.

          I am sick and tired of this drama from women in the Western countries!!!! We don’t live in the Middle East or North Africa! Nobody is going to show us anything but abundant sympathy and care if we come forward and seek justice for being raped! What stigma? Are you living in Saudi Arabia? No! This is America in the feminist era! So spare us your (YES) holier than thou rant.
          Besides This idiot Akin was talking about abortion and not rape! And by legitimate he obviously meant if the man penetrated the woman. Obviously if he doesn’t penetrate there is not going to be any chance of pregnancy anyway. His choice of word was idiotic! But it had nothing to do with the hysteria that you are showing. As for Dana I already expressed my objection to her well-meaning but misguided strategy above.

          • Susan Hurt

            Clearly, you have no idea what you’re talking about when it concerns victims of rape. Sympathy? Justice? Not the young women I have worked with – and women who come forward and then have to deal with husbands or boyfriends or morons who decide that if she had a drink or two, she was asking for it. If you don’t believe that happens, you’re just as ignorant to reality as Akin (and Dana). We don’t need to be living in the Middle East or Africa for women to be raped. You’re living in a dream world if you aren’t aware of how many young women are victims of rape even at colleges! But they’re discouraged from reporting because it doesn’t look good for the college, nobody will believe them, they’re made victims again by being told, as one girl I know was told, to “put her big girl panties on and move on.” If it’s self-righteous to have to point out that there are still a LOT of people who think women somehow deserve it, that all they have to do it report it for justice, and getting angry at fools saying women are overreacting to careless, insensitive and STUPID remarks about rape, then I guess it’s self-righteous. So what? Put on your big girl panties and move on!

          • Ritamalik

            The problem with you is that you are so consumed with self-righteous rage that don’t even read closely what others write!

            First of all when did I ever say that women don’t get raped in the US? I said it is not a huge stigma here to come out and talk about it and go to the police. You say for some it is! Maybe! But compared to other places of the world this is a pretty safe place to come out and demand justice and help if you are raped. Note again! NOT PERFECT! But not a horrible place either. Compare it to the Middle East! Almost always you will be blamed for the rape and you might endure corporal punishment by authorities for promiscuity and later on your own father or brothers might honor -kill you! The West has come a LONG way on women’s issues. So we better not always roll down in a fetal position and scream bloody murder as soon as somebody says something that might sound insensitive!

            Second!! This idiot Akin didn’t say he doesn’t sympathize with the rape victim or that it is her own fault or she brought it upon herself because he had a few drinks or any of the irrelevant non-sequiturs that you brought up in your rant. His unfortunate use of the word “legitimate” meant ONLY that a penetration took place. And that was only relevant to their topic of abortion not to whose fault is it when a rape happens, the man’s or the woman’s! He just chose about the worst word in English language that he could find to express his meaning. Ironically my problem with him is that what he said is not true. Women DO get pregnant from rape sometimes. What he said was scientifically inaccurate and ignorant and as a PR matter was the worst choice of words possible and he has got to step down really.

            But your attack on Dana was really unjustified and holier-than-thou. I stick by that!

          • Susan Hurt

            Feel free to stick by it. I really don’t care what your opinion is because you make an awful lot of assumptions and launch personal attacks on someone you don’t even know! I’m not filled with “self-righteous rage,” I’m pointing out the issues that women who are rape victims have with comments like this. YOU are the one going off the deep end here – “I am sick and tired of this drama from women in the Western countries!!!” And calling my post an attack, calling it a “rant,” etc. You’re overreacting to a post from someone who speaks from the point of view of rape victims rather than bothering to understand why that would upset those women. YOU are part of the problem these women have with feeling safe in reporting a rape – You said “do you know how many men have been falsely accused of rape in America? MANY!!!”
            And how many women are accused of lying and it was consensual, yada, yada, yada.
            You’re ranting – and your hostility and insults rather than considering another viewpoint is a pretty good reason that a lot of women are deciding to leave the Republican party – rage on – keep driving people away!

          • Ritamalik

            Who is talking about the insult and hostility? The one who shot the opening salvo against Dana? I guess conservative women are fair game! Being insulting to them is OK! It doesn’t count! Right? WE are driving people away from our party? Ridiculous! Dems love to say that to console themselves, but in this past 3 years thanks to your Democratic president and elected officials people are running away from the Democratic party in droves and it is evident in the dismal state of Obama’s campaign and 2010 tsunami election! I guess you already forgot that! So I guess what ever we are doing is driving people right into our party and away from yours!

            …”And how many women are accused of lying and it was consensual, yada, yada, yada”….

            Yes! And many men also get accused falsely! You know why these things happen? Simple! Because non of us are there when any given rape happens and we have to figure out what happened in our absence if we are in the jury or as public. There is no “anti-woman” agenda there! It is just a bunch of folks listening to both sides and trying to reconstruct in their mind an event which happened in their absence and hope to God that they do it right so that they don’t end up punishing the innocent party. And you know what? This will continue for ever. Sometimes some innocent men get accused and sometimes some victimized women will not be believed because simply we are not mind-readers and not always there is conclusive evidence. So stop pretending there is something especially wrong with us.

            Second! It is ridiculous how you leftists decided to twist Akin’s anti-abortion comments to mean as if they were pro-rape! They were NOT and the reason that you thought they were is either because your English comprehension is very poor or you are just being dishonest and opportunistic and want to score cheap political point. Akin said nothing pro-rape or minimizing of rape. He just was silly enough to think that if you get raped you never get pregnant. He was wrong! You might get pregnant! For this reason I think he is too stupid to be a senator. But then again you Democrats have elected so many much stupider senators that the bar is really low right now!

          • Susan Hurt

            LOL! Aren’t YOU on a roll?
            “It is ridiculous how you leftists decided to twist Akin’s anti-abortion comments to mean as if they were pro-rape! They were NOT and the reason that you thought they were is either because your English comprehension is very poor or you are just being dishonest and opportunistic and want to score cheap political point.”

            And you ASSUME I’m a Democrat because I DARE disagree with Dana (the one you “love and respect so much.”) so I must be attacking her and you have to rush in and launch a full-on assault. Again, my comments were posted and addressed DANA, not you. I pointed out how the VICTIMS of rape might feel about the ignorant remarks of Akin. Why you felt the need to jump in is beyond me, but I’m sure Dana appreciates it. Other than that, you’re ranting and rambling and completely off the wall – and I’ve got better things to do. I’m a member of MENSA and I’m pretty convinced at this point that my ability to comprehend is a few notches higher than yours! LOL!

          • Randy Stephenson

            Checked your profile..liberal to the extreme

          • Susan Hurt

            What possible difference does it make? If the bonehead made a stupid remark, it was stupid. I would feel the same way regardless of his party affiliation because I don’t define myself along party lines – unlike the crew here. It’s a woman’s issue – not left or right.

          • Craig Schwarzbek

            A member of mensa. Wow. Mensa does not filter its members by maturity. Your comprehension is just different. Not more right or wrong. It’s based on beliefs. It is just a different perspective that both of you have shared. I found it to be a fairly good read. Both had good points. Both had ideas that someone could find fault in the thinking. The fact that you both are questioning things and then forming an opinion is good. You aren’t just taking some campaign or organizations opinion and then repeating it. We should all celebrate that there are folks that still do this. Now let’s shake hands and look at real problems. As far as this Arkin dufus is concerned I hope a third party candidate decides to run as a write-in. Shameful that neither party can come up with better candidates for some of these races. As for Dana’s defense of him. C’mon man. One of the biggest problems I have with the Obama campaign is their defense of the stupid thing that their representative are saying.Racial tones brought about by the Vice president and other surrogates of the party. Completely false accusations. false representation of what someone believes. Truly anyone who says that someone else believes blah blah blah, is lying. Only if a person says I believe”X”, do I believe they think that way. But as the great philosopher Forrest Gump once said, ‘Stupid is that stupid does’. :)

          • Susan Hurt

            I am not Obama, in case you haven’t noticed. Again, for those who keep missing the point – I was commenting on the remarks made by Akin and pointing out that the response to them is more a woman’s response (especially by victims) than a political one. But clearly, people here would MUCH rather ignore the impact on women when remarks this stupid are put out there by people who are in office – Republican or Democrat.

          • Craig Schwarzbek

            You are just as guilty of not reading the whole post that you accuse everyone else of. I was actually giving you credit for your arguments. I really do have to question the Mensa claim. Did you buy your membership? I never said you were Obama. I have some words of advice for you. Put the pipe down!

          • Susan Hurt

            I apologize. I did read the post but I took the comments about Obama as an indication that you were assuming I was aligned with his campaign and some of the things THEY are doing. I don’t align myself with anyone, but I really see no moderates in the Republican party these days. I suppose it was a knee-jerk reaction to all the insults I’ve been getting here for not agreeing with Dana… (there’s no pipe involved! LOL!)
            (And yes, there is a membership fee to be able to attend meetings, seminars, etc. that you pay after taking the tests. I just like some of the topics for the gatherings – and the reality is that there are people from all walks of life who are members. I just get tired of having my intelligence questioned when I simply have an honest difference of opinion. It’s uncalled for and rude.)

          • Catchance

            Oooh… a member of MENSA! Your statement reminds me of…. someone… now, who? Oh, yes, I remember! Joe Biden’s statement a few years ago: “I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect.”

          • Susan Hurt

            If someone attacks my intelligence, I do have the right to respond. What does Biden have to do with it?

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Heeeeere’s Joey! Guest starring his high IQ.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1j0FS0Z6ho

          • J_Stuart_Mill

            DISHONESTY … by a mile.

          • http://www.facebook.com/denise.canter.77 Denise Canter

            Your own congresspeople are dropping like flies because they can’t deal with how crazy your party has gotten and no longer feel they can govern in the current republican climate. Probably more like what my father used to tell me “You’re known by the company you keep”, and they don’t want to be known by associating with far right nutjobs.

          • sharbell74

            No, they are not. They are making their opinions known just like you. Over half the US is pro life. This was an unfortunate ramble by Congressman Akin. He should have said what he said in his email, that he values all life, but understands the plight of abused women. Sometimes, when nerves or emotions get the best of us, we get our thoughts jumbled. While he was wrong (and said he was), there are many other critical issues where we need his leadership. Congressman Akin stands in stark contrast to Claire Mccaskill. Oh, and under Obamacare, we will ALLLL have birth control anyway, so there is no excuse for anyone getting pregnant ever, right? The question is moot. (I am from Missouri, I will be making the choice.)

          • http://www.facebook.com/denise.canter.77 Denise Canter

            If that is true, then why is what the woman was wearing when attacked used as evidence in court by the defense?

        • Johnny Blade

          well we have ‘date rape’ and ‘rape rape’ both coined by the left so.. maybe ‘legitimate rape’ is the violent kind that doesn’t involve mickeys or sodomy on underage girls by creepy movie directors.. just a guess

          • Susan Hurt

            I wasn’t aware that “date rape” and “rape rape” were coined by the left. This is a WOMAN’s issue – not a right or left issue. Ridiculous comments…

          • Randy Stephenson

            Mensa huh..that statement in itself is highly suspet..So…were you raped , or abused or was there a great big meanie bulling you ?.Or do you “speak” for all the victums of those afore mentioned offenses? Sorry this was a response to “Artistsh” the highly opinionated and represenative of the downtrodden

          • Susan Hurt

            LMAO! As is typical of the Republican supporters – rather than discuss what the issue encompasses, you attack and insult anyone who dares to say the person who made a stupid statement really did make a stupid statement. THIS IS A WOMAN’S ISSUE, PEOPLE! But, of course, women don’t really count for conservatives and Republicans, do they? Far better to insult people who defend them and their viewpoint. Whatever. Pretty much says it all.

          • disqus_CR25ev2Z1s

            For those who believe that abortions in the case of rape are wrong, it is much more than a “female” issue.

            I fear we are getting to a point where infanticide and child murder will be legitimized in cases of rape and incest, or where abortion will be mandated without the consent of the mother. Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t.

            Also, last time I checked, not all women have the same viewpoint on EVERYTHING. How presumptuous of you to assume that all women have the same monolithic opinion on abortion in cases of rape and incest and you have the ability to speak for ALL of them. Who is actually valuing the perspective of women in this scenario?

          • Susan Hurt

            Not sure who you’re addressing with the “How presumptuous of you…” statement. I agree with you that nobody can speak to EVERYONE’s viewpoint, especially concerning abortion. My feeling is that the backlash on the statement made by Akin is more about the “legitimate rape” portion of it, and the lunacy of believing that a woman’s body shuts that whole thing off and somehow prevents them from getting pregnant due to rape. Whether or not you believe in abortion, those comments were just stupid from a scientific standpoint, and insulting to women who have had to prove they were “legitimately raped” and gone through the trauma of rape and, if lucky at all, the arrest and conviction of their rapist.

          • Craig Schwarzbek

            No the issue here was that this Senatorial candidate should not be defended. Most of the arguments were saying that it was indefensible. Rape is a crime. It’s an act of violence. It effects woman, families, children… it effects society. No person on here, do I believe was ever saying that women don’t count. Most were saying the Aikin’s statement was moronic. But I’m sure your saying the lie that conservatives and republicans don’t care for women makes you feel good. Do you feel good now? Are you puffing out your chest like an immature little brat? Good for you, I’m sure your mother is proud of you.

          • Susan Hurt

            Wow. I commented on DANA’s article, got jumped on by one person and the insults just came flying non-stop. When I came on here, there were just a few posts. I’ve only responded to the ones replying to me. I have not read all of the comments that have exploded on here since I initally commented so I don’t KNOW what the majority view is. If, as you say, most agree his comments were moronic, awesome. The person who initially launched on me was not happy with that assessment.. Is there some particular reason everyone has to jump on someone and be personally insulting? My comment about Republicans/women’s issues were directed only at the person who had jumped all over me and making outrageous assumptions about my political preferences, etc.

          • Susan Hurt

            I am entitled to an opinion. Your derogatory remarks “were you raped , or abused or was there a great big meanie bulling you?” pretty much speak for your thinly disguised lack of compassion or concern for women as victims of rape. To answer your snide little question, a member of our family, Danielle Bonfield was raped and murdered at 12 in Colorado in 1998 (feel free to look that up, too). I have worked as a support system for many young women who have been raped. I was the victim of an attempted rape. No, I don’t speak for ALL victims. I do, however, have the ability to understand that remarks like Akins diminish the impact and devastation caused by this crime. Does it really matter if someone is a Democrat or a Republican? This is an issue that concerns violence against women and you’re all so busy defending it that you completely miss how it might feel to someone who has gone through this – and I would feel the same if it was the Pope who said something this insensitive, ignorant, and boneheaded. I was not attacking Dana, I was pointing out that victims might feel pretty strongly about this issue and it should NOT be minimized. What I see here is a group of people so aligned with a political party line that they ignore the real human impact of comments like this. So, let’s see how disgustingly low you can get with snide little comments and insults about a child that was raped and murdered. I fully expect it from this group. Disgusting.

          • Randy Stephenson

            Your supposions of my standing on this is almost humurous if it wasn’t so sad.I also have to ability for compassion much more than you may ever feel,,but not for someone who is so self-rightous and completely off the chain..am I defending what Akin said? No..but it would be nice if some could put this in perspective and not attack all who oppose your grand exalted view of yourself…and how passionate are you about the MURDER of innocents? the taking of a life for just the fact of convienence..or do you even care..no lets just MURDER this child so I can feel better about myself.or is it just about violation of women ?
            Rape is not the issue here, nor is it his comments.It is about how a woman handles the child from a violent attack against her.does she MURDER the child and make the child pay for his fathers crime? This is the underlying issue and you completely missed it with your rant…typical.
            You need to get off your high horse and instead of treating the symptom.. address the disease..BTW i voted for Hillary

        • J_Stuart_Mill

          Did you know that the VAST MAJORITY of RAPISTS are DEMOCRATS…? Did you…?!?!?

          • Susan Hurt

            When did rapists start identifying themselves by political party? Is that on the checklist of questions asked by police when they’re arrested? That is a really stupid and unfounded statement.

        • Hiraghm

          A good first start would be to actually be raped, unlike Cameron Diaz who felt raped by Bush opposing partial-birth-abortion…

      • http://www.facebook.com/denise.canter.77 Denise Canter

        No, his insinuation is that women who get pregnant during rape got pregnant because they enjoyed it. That ones who don’t, don’t, because the body deals with true trauma by not getting pregnant. An insane notion.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’m still waiting for the outrage from these same women over the remarks by celebrities wanting Sarah Palin to come to NYC so she could be raped by her black brothers. Also no outrage over Letterman making a joke that implied a baseball player raping Palin’s 15 year old daughter.

      • Austin

        Well as long as she keeps the baby the rape is forgivin

      • TonyMontana3

        Who said that?? Tell us the names of these celebs, if you dare.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Simmons/1682117904 Scott Simmons

          I believe it was Sandra Bernhard who said Palin should be raped by her black brothers…

      • Susan Hurt

        Except that there was outrage and Letterman apologized. Celebrities are not running for public office and voting on issues that affect women.

    • Hiraghm

      When women are “fed up” with the minimizing of such things, they can return to the idyllic pre-60s world where they were placed on a pedestal. Equality’s a beach, ain’t it gals?

      • Susan Hurt

        Another completely ridiculous comment. Equal rights would pretty much include NOT being raped and assaulted by men who feel compelled to control women by sexually assaulting them. It’s about control, fool. And putting women on pedestals was a joke. Pre-60s women couldn’t even have their own credit rating apart from their husband’s, weren’t able to advance professionally the way they can now, and often stayed in abusive marriages because they couldn’t afford to leave the jerk. Idyllic? By men’s standards, maybe – not women’s. How about men learning to exercise some control over themselves?

  • muzjik

    Is “legitimate rape” anything like Whoopi Goldbreg’s rape-rape defense of Polanski? Were those outraged by Akin’s statement equally outraged by her?

    • http://twitter.com/JadedByPolitics JadedByPolitics

      Why yes, yes I was and I tweeted it out and mocked her unmercifully for days!

      • TonyMontana3

        Yeah, because Whoopi is a democratic congresswoman right?? Oh wait….she’s not.

    • Johnny Blade

      good point

      • TonyMontana3

        It really isn’t.

    • Dio Heerai

      Akin’s gotta go! I was outraged by whoopi’s statement and if I ignore Akin’s statement does that not make me a hypocrite

      • TonyMontana3

        You should be a millon times more outraged. Whoopi is an actress/TV show host.
        Akin is a republican congressman.

    • Tel-Jonah Stern

      Differences include Whoopi was completely wrong. By rape-rape I assume she meant forcible rape vs statutory rape. The Polanski victim was very forcibly raped and she was a child.

      • TonyMontana3

        And Akin wasn’t completely wrong?

    • TonyMontana3

      Akin is a Congressman!! Whoopi Goldberg?!?!?? Seriously?? Is this how desperate you are??

      FACEPALM

  • rrpjr

    What went wrong in Missouri? They had Sarah Steelman. I don’t get it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/MichaelWLutke Mike Lutke

      Todd Akin’s base is the more densely populated St. Louis suburbs while Steelman had the rural vote. Combine that with the other guy who spent millions of his own money and got support from the KC area and you give Akin the win. Steelman would have been and would still be a much better candidate.

  • Tammie

    We don’t need to lose this Senate seat. Bottom line- Aiken is an asslcown who displays an abundance of ignorance. Telling me to look the other way for the sake of the party is something the left does. He is getting the criticism he deserves. Too bad he didn’t open his pie hole BEFORE the primary.

  • CA Oathkeeper

    The man made a verbal faux pas. Period.
    It was a politician trying to fit a soundbite in, where a fully defined and more reasonably acceptable answer was required. For Libs/Progs to try and claim moral superiority because of it, in wake of their fluffing off Biden’s “chains” remark, is the height of hypocrisy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/denise.canter.77 Denise Canter

      There was nothing wrong with Biden’s “chains” remark. His first sentence was that Romney wants to unchain Wall Street, and the second was that Romney wants to put us all back in chains. Please explain to me the difference, when Romney uses the term “shackles”. What’s the difference between shackles and chains, both are tools of restraint? Nah, not the same as insinuating that women who have gotten pregnant as a result of rape enjoyed the experience. THAT’s what this cretin is saying. Joe’s mistake is a roll-off-the-tongue, and in context is a true statement, Akins mistake wasn’t a mistake at all, it was an indication that he has no respect for rape victims. AND, that he doesn’t understand basic biology.

      • mhojai

        This is complete BS …he did NOT imply that the woman would enjoy it …that’s absurd and you HAVE to know that, and Biden exposed himself when he added the “accent” — you’ll notice Romney doesn’t do a fake drawl wehn he mentions the private sector being “shackled” — hypocrite!
        And, Akin’s comment was appallingly STUPID!

      • Shelby is a Patriot

        He said “put ya’ll back in chains” not “put us all back in chains”. There’s quite a difference.

  • http://twitter.com/JadedByPolitics JadedByPolitics

    that bitch Claire will play that loop over and over and over again, not the MO GOP or the NRSC not defending him will lose him that election HIS OWN WORDS. As for Ms Loesch whom I have great respect for because Andrew Breitbart thought so highly of her, it is NOT just “progressives” who are disgusted by his attempt to explain his prolife position. In her above tweet she asks to show where those like myself who are APPALLED at his comment said something about Bloomberg etc., she can check my timeline. This is a State that should be a 100% win for the GOP, Claire is a Obamaite and now, just like Maccaca (didn’t like it happening to my guy Allen) this will take Mr. Akin down, Ms Loesch seems to forget WHO CONTROLS THE MESSAGE!

  • John Gallagher

    What I think is the stupid part of the statement is that he babbles on about how a woman’s body has a natural defense against it and that no pregnancies will occur as the result of the rapist ejaculating inside of his victim – that’s the 1st I ever heard of such a thing.

    The “legitimate rape” part of it was a ridiculous choice of words to be sure (I personally think any sort of rape should be subject to the Death Penalty) – I think his point was that the rapist should be punished an not any fetus that would result from that rape – the punishment of the fetus being the abortion.

    I am no fan of the Religious yahoos on the right – and I am pro choice – but I do think this is being blown a little out of proportion.

  • http://twitter.com/Couranto Couranto

    Never trust a guy with a combover.

  • Conservativeanarchist

    I love Dana. A beautiful, bright, tough conservative woman.

    • TonyMontana3

      She’s trying to change the subject and it’s pathetic.

  • http://drawandstrike.blogspot.com/ Brian Cates

    Akin should have said pregnancy from rape is rare, about 1-2 for every 1000 completed rapes according to statistics. Instead he did seem to say it NEVER happens.

    http://realweb.ifastnet.com/stats.html

    •A recent Justice Dept. report returned a result of 170,000 completed rapes plus 140,000 attempted rapes. Nat. Crime Victim Report, US Justice Dept. Aug. 95, R. Bachman

    And how many pregnancies result?
    •About 1 or 2 for each 1000. This translates into an overall total of 170 to 340 assault rape pregnancies a year in the entire United States.

    • JoeMyGod

      Actually, no. “A 1996 study by the American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found ‘rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency’ and is ‘a cause of many unwanted pregnancies’ — an estimated ‘32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year.’”

    • http://www.facebook.com/denise.canter.77 Denise Canter

      That’s not at all what he said. What he said was women who get pregnant as a result of rape enjoyed it, his insinuation is that only “happy” pregnancies occur. Wonder if he ever took a biology class. Then again, I’m wondering that about most of you posting here.

      • Hiraghm

        At least we can identify a genetically human being…

    • Jesse Malkin
  • Just me

    @DLoesch Next time someone “rapes” you, don’t call the police unless your pregnancy test is +. Otherwise it isn’t #LegitimateRape. P.S. You are an idiot and a disgrace to women.

    • Ritamalik

      What are you talking about?!!!! Did you even get what the whole argument was about you dummy? This idiot Akin was claiming (stupidly) that contrary to your claim you don’t get pregnant from rape! I think if you are so stupid that you get the whole argument upside down then your lack of logic and intellect is a much bigger disgrace to us women than anything that Dana has ever said or done!

      • Hello Jerry (D)

        She gets her info from Madcow.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      Troll

  • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

    So Loesch wants to stand up for morons Republicans the way Progressives stand up for morons in their party?

    Sorry… if I wanted to support a party of black-hole-stupid hypocrites, I’d be a Democrat.

  • Ritamalik

    I think Dana is wrong for the reasons bellow:

    1. Whether Akin is generally this stupid or he just spoke stupidly this once is irrelevant. He is for sure going to lose to CMC and we lose this crucial seat! We cannot afford that. Someone else might still have a chance. But Akin is a lost cause. You very well know what happens when a GOPer gaffes, even a small and insignificant gaffe, but something they can make look really bad! Then the Media and Dems start licking their chops and go for the jugular! No one has ever survived it in an election, not even Sarah Palin! This idiot Akin has no chance!

    2.With all the propaganda from the Dems and MSM about GOP’s “war on women” the last thing we want to do is give them an excuse to hang that unfair charge around our collective neck. MSM controls the narrative and when a GOPer makes such a big gaff it is usually over no matter how much we try to help him. The fence-sitters and the mushy middle will be duped anyway. So shouting and screaming at critics and accusing them of hypocrisy (a charge which they do deserve) is not going to save him, but is only going to give more ammunition to the Left to tar and feather all of us for defending this loser.

    3. Trying to salvage this guy is going to waste the precious and limited time that we have from now till election day to introduce another (hopefully smarter) candidate which might have a chance to win this seat for us. Our time is very short as it is. The window of opportunity is going to close soon and we will be stuck with this loser because it is going to be too late to put someone else on the ticket.

    This is a wrong hill to die on, dear Dana, whom I love and respect very much! We need to win this seat and circling the wagons around this obviously not so bright guy is not a good idea.

  • JGibsonDem

    Typical Dana Loesch being a moron.

  • Kevin Anderton

    You Didn’t Rape That! should be his new slogan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RTUVB4Q35MPOJFT3WQE7BUWSGI Jon In Canada

    Dana Loesch?? more like Dana Douche.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      Troll

  • HomerTh

    We aren’t supposed to over react? How about I just under-react and state that Akin is a moron who should never, ever be allowed to vote on women’s issues.

  • SideshowJon36

    So, those of you with the Vapors–I assume you get just as angry when the Left tries to defend Polanski, right? You all boycott Whoopi over “It wasn’t Rape-Rape,” right?

  • Ramone Love

    Akin may be the Sharon Angle of 2012

  • http://www.toprightnews.com John Urban

    Dana makes good points. Disgusting how the GOP is always first to fold, while the left fights to the death.

    • mhojai

      I’m always bellyaching about the GOP cowards, but having some kind of standard is necessary, (otherwise, we’d be democrats) and he’d have to go a long way to explain how a STUPID comment like that did NOT justify him resigning.

  • Dio Heerai

    It was not a soundbite!, THAT’S THE POINT. It was a long rambling incoherent irrational train of thought that shows this man is an mental midget . We have no time for this crap DUMP THIS FOOL AND LETS MOVE ON . I am a conservative and I spit on this Idiot for giving the left a fresh “war on women” distraction

  • unclebuck7

    Akins is pro life. His mistakes far surpass the leftists best motives. That’s wonderful!! Nobody’s perfect; Nope, not even me:)

    • TonyMontana3

      Nobody’s perfect? So the next time a democrat says something stupid you will say the same thing, right?

  • Johnny Blade

    I think Dana makes a good point.. seriously stupid statements from a politician? wow! shocking! Not like he had his trousers down in the oval office or anything.. Oo

    • Shawn Smith

      Also unlike Clinton, there’s no reason to believe he’s actually engaged in rape. But . . . you know . . . go feminists!

    • TonyMontana3

      I’m sure you will say the same thing when democrat says something stupid right?

  • Joe Eschman

    Dana is right … where is the outrage when someone on the left says something stupid? The Libs circle the wagons. She isn’t defending Akin. Just pointing out the double standard. And she is soooo hhhhhhhhhhhot!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/wade.grant.756 Wade Grant

      So we need to act like the left?……………nope, we are better than that.

    • TonyMontana3

      Changing the subject to the left…..
      Pathetic.

  • John_Frank

    Sorry Dana, but Akin needs to go. What he said was wrong. Then he has the gall to come out and say that he misspoke, which means “I meant what I said but did not mean to say it.” Absolutely no excuses. The guy is a sexist dinosaur, and if the Democrats are smart, not only will Akin wear this, but so will the Republican Presidential ticket.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wade.grant.756 Wade Grant

    I disagree with Dana. If we are to hold the “libtards” accountable for their comments, we need to do the same. I for one don’t want him representing the conservatives, he just gave the left a bunch of ammo.

  • Catchance

    Yes, it was really stupid of Akin to make that comment, especially as it completely overrode a valid point: why should the innocent baby have to pay with its life because it was conceived during rape? In addition, it should be noted that abortion was legal for ‘rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother’ BEFORE Roe v. Wade, so I doubt that there is any chance of a law being passed now prohibiting an abortion due to rape. I understand that he doesn’t believe abortion should be done for any reason… I happen to feel the same… I’m just sorry he said it so inanely.

    • Austin

      So remember that when you are raped, your just a seed bank, now get back in the kitchen and make your sprem shooter his diner

  • AZRGR

    Miss Loesch has a valid point, but, Mr. Akin’s folly is considerable in this case and he owns what he says. His unfortunate choice of terms and venue to put them out should not derail his actual point and candidacy but it probably will .

    Of course I can purely apply “liberal logic” and think “Wow this Dana Loesch is really attractive and generally on the same side as me, so I will automatically agree with her and publicly laud her statement” Boy I sure hope she notices and likes me now!

  • Randy Stephenson

    I have met some intelligent liberals in my day..Shamefully, not on this blog.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      Intelligence means nothing if you do not have the common sense to go along with it. Liberals can be intelligent, but the common sense is not there.

  • Rick Nelson

    Typical politician,talking out his butt,also no worse than Bloomberg or Whoopie,or Obama and his composite girlfriend that he had a conversation with.

  • NWFL Conservative

    Democrats, like muslims, are the party or “religion” of PERPETUAL OUTRAGE. And if something does not generate enough outrage, like Dan Cathy’s statement, spin it into hate speech so it fits with their agendas and they can show the world how “progressive and tolerant” they are. Josef Goebbels would be so proud of the liberal spin machine.

  • http://twitter.com/ResistTyranny Resist Tyranny

    Shorter message here is “Lousy GOP candidates are just fine.”

  • ErickMN

    Only a true low-life like Loesch would even attempt to spin Atkin’s outrageously idiotic comments as anything other than that. Once again, Loesch and her bad dye job should STFU.

  • ErickMN

    Only a true low-life like Loesch would even attemtpt to spin Akin’s outrageously idiotic comments as anyting other than that. Shame on her and her bad judgment.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      Troll

  • http://plumstchili.blogspot.com/ PlumDumpling

    I’m not saying that someone should rape Todd Akin. That would be wrong. I’m just saying that if someone DID rape him, it would be poetic. – Walmart Jesus is my Savior.

  • Shawn Gillogly

    Yes, the lib faux-outrage on this is pathetic. But Akin is an idiot, and I didn’t support him in the primary because I knew that between now and November he’ll have at least 3 moments like this, where he goes off-script and says something utterly indefensible. Idiots do stupid things, that cannot be fixed or contained, and Todd Akin is an idiot. But then, so is Claire McCaskill.

  • J_Stuart_Mill

    Just watched the clip. I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT MADE THE NEWS AT ALL.

    He misspoke — clearly he referenced the female body’s physiological reactions to real rape — as opposed to movie rape, pretend rape, Japanese “Art Film” rape etc — and to PRETEND OTHERWISE is pathetic.

    As Michelle says, “Cue the FAKE outrage.” There are Marginally Informed Voters around…!

    • TonyMontana3

      The only reason you’re saying that is because he’s a republican. Just admit it. You’re spinning.

      • Hello Jerry (D)

        Projection, you are doing it right.

  • Magwheelz

    Interesting..when you see his comments in full and the “study”. From The Blaze: ”
    Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the Republican nominee for Senate in
    Missouri, said he doesn’t support abortion even in cases of rape because
    victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant.

    “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from
    rape is] really rare,” Akin, who’s running to unseat Sen. Claire
    McCaskill,
    told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape,
    the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

    He continued, “But let‘s assume that maybe that didn’t work or
    something — you know, I think there should be some punishment, but the
    punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

    A 1996 study
    published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology said
    approximately 32,000 pregnancies result from rape each year in the
    United States and that about 5 percent of rape victims are impregnated.”

  • torpedoman2002

    I admit he needs to take a biology class or two. Many
    things has been taken out of context or exaggerated with all kind of medical terminology in the medical
    field. For example rape is defined as forceful penetration or penetration without consent (ie use of a
    date rape drug), and abortion is defined as a fetus being expelled before 20
    weeks of gestation.
    It doesn’t have to be by human hands. He said something without thinking. The
    person who hasn’t said something and upset another person without intention can cast
    the first stone. As far as I know this is his first gaff. He isn’t Joe Biden
    aka the idiot who does this on a daily basis. We all make gaffs and we should quit making
    this larger than it is. Yes it was a stupid comment but I and everyone denouncing him has made
    some verbal gaff in their past that they had to apologize for. How about
    we wait and see if he clarifies his statement or apologies before we
    demand his head on a platter?

    • Susan Hurt

      Doesn’t it bother any “pro-Republican no matter what” women here that old men with this kind of thinking process are the ones writing the laws that affect women’s bodies?

      • torpedoman2002

        Doesn’t it bother any “pro-Democrat no matter what” that Obama through Obamacare will control not only women’s bodies but male as well. Oh no heaven forbid we accuse the great one of doing anything like this even though it is true.

        • Susan Hurt

          What a ridiculous comment. Obamacare has nothing to do with this issue. Do some research before posting something so inane. Obamacare isn’t eliminating needed services for women, Planned Parenthood (which was a Republican program), and doing everything possible to impede a woman’s RIGHT to make her own decision regarding abortion.

          • torpedoman2002

            Yep you are right. Murdering unborn children is not only legal but covered by tax dollars. If Obamacare continues remember this when drugs you need are someday denied to you. If you don’t believe me read the bill. Do something your stupid “Marxists for life no matter what” leaders would not do. Read the law.

          • Susan Hurt

            Wrong. No tax dollars are allowed to be used for abortions. Again, get some facts before spouting garbage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nel.gambino Nel Gambino

    You know lady,how would you feel if a street gang raped you over and over again and when you went to report it to the cops they told you to ‘stop overreacting’…Scumbag bitch…

  • Magwheelz

    I’m trying to remember how much outrage there was from the Dems on this:
    http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2010/10/russ-feingold-partial-birth-abortion.html

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    Dana is correct, people are over reacting. Malkin is spreading misinformation and over reacting. Sometimes she can be as emotional as those she accuses. Pregnancy does occur from rape but rarely. I believe it is 1% of the time.

    http://www.freewebs.com/projectbecky/statistics.htm

  • Elaine

    In my opinion….. I think what he was trying to convey was that hardly ANY rapes actually end up with a pregnant victim. The number is very small compared to the number of rapes. IF women use RAPE as an excuse to get an abortion, you would see many more “false” rape charges. That in itself would detract from REAL rape victims pain and anguish. Liberals ALWAYS use “rape” victims when they want to push their abortion agenda. They never use the example of the girls who use ABORTION as a form of birth control and have 2-3 abortions!

  • http://gottagetgoing.blogspot.com Kunoichi

    She’s partly right – people aren’t just overreactiong to what he said; they are overreacting to what he didn’t way, but what others spun it to sound like he’d said something completely different.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bud.asbell Burnis Bud Asbell

    So Dana have you nothing to say about a Republican Congressman–Kevin Yoder–skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee? I mean that is where Jesus walked on water and fed the 5000 with loaves and fishes and Yoder dangles his wiener in public. Was he fishing, using his little “worm”? Too bad he did not get a strike. Having his worm bitten off would have made it impossible to hide this story for a year.

    godlessliberalredneck.com

  • Jetta Kyzar

    I do not think he meant it the way you have taken it,he mess up.I am woman and believe you me what he said is not half of what a woman does to herself.Most women degrade there selves by doing nasty scenes in movie across the world,some women have sex w/young men who most of the time they knew exactly what they did,some girls have sex than holler rape because that boy got the only thing he wanted and she fell for the tactic.this war on women is caused by women not thinking before they act,and then some want abortion for there stupidity.The one thing i do fear the most for my daughters is that happening,rape,getting pregnant,that number one thing that i could not handle but i believe like him,if it is a rape than it should be the womans decision.Some women get pregnant just to trap the guy,so please he who is without sin cast first stone.When all were screaming lets take our bras off,for women rights,some already had them off ,people are not perfect,people says thing the wrong way,but war against women is just another way of stirring shit that don’t need to be

  • Precioso

    The principal question is not whether Democrats like Akin, GOP Candidate in Missouri. The question is what is meant scientifically by “legitimate rape”.

    In Missouri, anyone indulging in sex with a minor is considered a
    rapist, because having sex with a minor, regardless of consent is
    illegal. Whether that’s the way the law in Missouri should be or not is
    not the question. Missouri voters vote in Missouri. It’s no one else’s
    business how they vote.

    Premeditated, forced rape doesn’t always lead to
    pregnancy; specially since so many women are constantly on
    contraceptives. Even without contraceptives, a desperate rapist doesn’t know whether the victim is fertile or near her ovulation week. A woman can say she was raped just to hide a sexual relationship from her parents, or friends.

    “Legitimate rape” is, for instance, when a girl goes to a party and a certain drug is mixed with her drink
    which causes her to lose control and not remember what happened that
    night. Consenting to lay with a man and then changing her mind is not
    “legitimate rape” – it all happens in the privacy of the pair, and women
    can put themselves in situations where they have no control, by
    consent. Not all rapes are really rapes. Otherwise a wife could accuse
    her husband of “rape”. It’s really an untraceable issue, and the result
    of loose behavioral patterns, sexy clothing as women compete for
    attention, and then they want the privilege to be able to accuse any man
    of rape, even without evidence.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    LOL @ the Media Matters Trolls

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Suzy-Que/100003661687465 Suzy Que

    loesh does go along with the pack, thats why she wants akin to resign, it took her about two days to align herself with the GOP. and she calls herself grassroots. *rolls eyes*

  • shimauma

    you are one sick monkey denise. Hoping someone to get raped??? how about the rest of us hope you get convicted for being an asshat? Feel the same?

  • Shelby is a Patriot

    If you had any sense of compassion or empathy for people who have been raped and became pregnant, or just raped, you wouldn’t be wishing it upon others.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Troll