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From this Monday evening's The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel reminds us that Rep. Todd Akin is just the latest in a long line of Republicans who have been arguing about rape victims rights. What used to be considered the fringe of the party has now been mainstreamed. And that goes right up the presidential ticket with Romney's running mate Paul Ryan.
As Rachel pointed out, Ryan was right there with Akin with everything from sponsoring these personhood bills, to outlawing in vitro fertilization and many forms of birth control to redefining the definition of rape. And now the party is trying to throw Akin under the bus before the rest of the country starts paying attention to just how extreme Ryan and his positions are. Sorry guys, but the cat's out of the bag.