On the issue of “legitimate rape,” Rep. Todd Akin is exactly the same as Rep. Paul Ryan. Or so Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would lead us to believe.

Naturally, the Left couldn’t resist the meme:

We wonder what these folks said when Whoopi Goldberg claimed that some rapes are more legitimate than others.

Oh yeah, we remember now:


Oh my: Missouri GOP Senate nominee says victims of ‘legitimate rape’ don’t get pregnant; Update: ‘A Torricelli situation’?

Some Republicans say Rep. Todd Akin should step down

Dana Loesch: Stop overreacting to Todd Akin’s comments

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

  • josef

    This will be the main distraction for the upcoming week. Yes it was a mistake, but give them an inch, they will take a mile. Akin is not Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney.

  • $30423294

    To be fair, these kids have lots of time on their hands, having no jobs thanks to Obama. Their college teachers taught them that when you get scared of reality, just pretend there is no reality and make crap up.

    Thus, modern art and literature. Thus, journalism. Thus, the democrat party.


  • John_Frank

    Why is anyone surprised that the Democrats are trying to wrap Tod Akin’s comments around the neck of the Romney / Ryan ticket?

    If the shoe was on the other foot, Republicans would be doing exactly the same thing.

    The better question is will Republicans see that Tod Akin’s original statement and his subsequent “misspoke” spin clarification statement does not cut it, that in this day and age there is no room for sexist dinosaurs in the Republican party and that Akin must withdraw?

    If not, expect that we will be having a discussion about Rape, etc from now until ….

    • $30423294

      They gonna put y’all back in chains!

      -Joe Biden

      Whoo, America is scared! No, not of the “dinosaurs in the Republican party.” They’re scared that the democrat party is out of ideas. Same old crap every four years.

      Old. Tired.

      • John_Frank


        So the Republican message is that our guys are better than their guys because the dumb things our guys say are not as bad as the dumb things their guys say.

        Please. This is exactly what is wrong with politics. Both Biden and Akin need to go.

        • Desiree

          No, I think the Republican message is more like. . .our guys are better because we have a plan, a proposed budget, etc., etc., Unlike the other guys who choose to ignore their job by pocketing issues and preventing them from being voted on, balancing a budget, and so forth. So, if the other guys make dumb statements on top of their inability to accomplish anything, they end up making themselves look all the more dumber.


    How desperate do you have to be to go after not the Presidential candidate, but the VP candidate for… uh being the same party as someone that said something stupid. I hope the left continues to fall apart at this rate until November.

  • JoeMyGod

    When did Whoopi Goldberg get elected to Congress?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      The point is the hypocrisy of the Professional Left (as Vice Dear Leader himself referred to it). Akins simply said something stupid. Whoopi was trying to excuse an actual pedophile child rapist and international fugitive from justice by averring it was something less than “rape-rape.” Compare the reactions of the Left to a simple but stupid comment from a Republican, and their attitude to both Whoopi and to Roman Polanski — an actual pedophilic child rapist and international fugitive from justice. The latter two merit hardly a yawn.

  • Chris Walker

    But Ryan HAS actually run on the same idea as this — that rape isn’t a legitimate reason for an abortion. It’s what he ran on in 1998, when he first ran for office. Tying Ryan to Akin makes sense in that they both have similar views on whether abortion for rape victims should be permissible. Now, saying that Ryan has the same views on female anatomy would be wrong — Ryan didn’t say that rape couldn’t result in a pregnancy. But their views on rape and abortion ARE similar, and that’s where the comparison is legitimate.

  • pollbuster2

    The republican party is basically the party of nut jobs. For the most part Paul Ryan is the King of nut jobs, and Todd Akin is one of his most loyal followers.

  • pollbuster2

    Mitt Romney is not anti-choice or pro-choice, he is multiple choice.

  • pollbuster2

    Mitt Romney turned on Todd Akin so fast, because Mitt Romney is not a friend of the conservatives. In Mitt Romney world, everything is always about Mitt Romney.

  • pollbuster2

    Republican machine trying 2 throw Rep. Akin under the bus- before voters
    start 2 realize Paul Ryan has the SAME anti-abortion policy as his.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Warren/100001648091118 Stephanie Warren

      it’s called pro-life policy. Get the liberal labels outta here.

  • pollbuster2

    Paul Ryan-what were u trying 2 say when u were drawing a distinction
    between “forcible rape” and… and WHAT? Is there another kind of rape?