Twitter Lynch Mob calls for rape of Rep. Todd Akin

Leftists have spent much of the afternoon criticizing and mocking Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, who made poorly-worded comments about “legitimate rape.”

Alas, a few Twitter users are taking it too far:

It is fine to call out Akin for scientifically-inaccurate remarks.

However, to suggest (even in jest) that Akin or his family members ought to be raped is beyond the pale.

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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

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