August 21, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Rush Limbaugh, Mike Huckabee on Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment
First Congressman Todd Akin’s comment about pregnancy and rape:
It seems to be, first-of-all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down. – Todd Akin
Next we have former Arkansas governor and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee giving us his take on rape babies:
Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape. — I used to work for James Robison back in the 1970s, he leads a large Christian organization. He, himself, was the result of a forcible rape. And so I know it happens, and yet even from those horrible, horrible tragedies of rape, which are inexcusable and indefensible, life has come and sometimes, you know, those people are able to do extraordinary things. – Mike Huckabee
And last, we have a Rush Limbaugh quote that official puts us in Bizarro World. It’s one of the few times when Limbaugh isn’t 100% wrong and actually manages to put together a somewhat valid point:
So they sit around amongst themselves — I’m not being critical of ‘em; don’t misunderstand my choice of words or tone, and they try to think of ways to persuade other people who agree with them. So Akin goes on TV with Charles Jaco, which is mistake number one, but he goes on with Charles Jaco on local St. Louis TV. And this whole business of a woman’s body shuts down in rape, there’s no evidence for that. But this is the kind of thing that people who do nothing but talk amongst themselves will conjure up, a belief system like that, and they’ll grab on to anything they can to support what their empirical belief is because their ultimate aim is to save life.
Their ultimate aim is to protect the baby no matter what circumstance the conception occurs in. And I think that’s just who the guy is, but he doesn’t know how to explain it. He has no clue how to make his case for it. And so he hangs around people who are like-minded and they’ve devised this belief. He’s not the first guy to say this. I’ve had people tell me that a woman’s body shuts down in rape. There’s no evidence for this. I mean it’s absolutely absurd. This leads to the second problem. This is absurd. That belief that a woman’s body shuts down and the whole notion of legitimate, illegitimate rape, that’s the thing that bothers me about it. That’s just absurd. It’s not intelligent. – Rush Limbaugh
Did Limbaugh just describe himself and his fellow Rushbots without knowing it?
If you read the entire transcript you will see that Limbaugh is truly incapable of ever making a valid point without following it up with more absurdity.
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