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:

https://twitter.com/dunnybocter/status/237289292886577152

https://twitter.com/realtimkelleher/status/237278628990312449

https://twitter.com/PFKaP/status/237289563649892352

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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