A spokesperson for the U.S. Capitol Police today confirmed that they are working with the FBI on “an active, open investigation” into threats against Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri.

Akin’s televised comments Sunday about “legitimate rape” incensed many, including those in his own party, many of whom urged him to withdraw from the race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat. Threats of violence, though, are another matter.

For many, it seems, the temptation to turn Akin’s own words against him is too great to resist, no matter the circumstances.

You get the idea. We’ll stop there, even as Twitter sadly is just getting started.

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