The requirements for becoming a U.S. senator are as follows…
- must be 30 years or older
- has been a citizen for the last 9 years
- is a resident of the state they are running in
How about adding another requirement along the lines of:
- heartless, misinformed, misogynistic idiots need not apply
Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri’s Republican Senate nominee, caused a public outcry Sunday when he told a local television station that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin, the Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, said. ”If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Of course, Akin is both wrong and ignorant which seem to be the prerequisites for any Republican politician. It is worth nothing that Paul Ryan and Todd Akin co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act which stipulated that only women subjected to “forcible rape” would be entitled to government paid abortion.
How does one describe a man who favors imposing more restrictions on rape victims? And how does one describe a person who would cast a vote for a politician who holds such beliefs?
There are no limits to the right’s madness.