Todd Akin

It seems the Republicans still aren't doing very well with that whole rebranding effort they claimed they were worried about following Mittens loss in the last presidential election. I really wish they'd all just go climb into a time machine and go back to the 1950's where they belong and leave the rest of us the hell alone. Read more...
So much for that Republican rebranding effort. As Rachel Maddow reminded us this Thursday evening, the GOP's social conservative problem is "worse than it's ever been." Read more...
Yet another Republican lawmaker has come forward to profess his belief that rape rarely results in pregnancy. “The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low,” said Arizona Rep. Trent Franks during a committee hearing on Wednesday. Read more...
Former Republican Missouri Senate nominee Todd Akin said on Thursday that he wished he could take back his comments about women not being able to get pregnant from "legitimate rape" because he's "relived them too many times." Read more...
Law & Order SVU rips one right from the election headlines, using Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' comments to create a storyline incorporating the ongoing rape debates. Read more...

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Conservative strategist Karl Rove on Sunday lashed out at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) after she used her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to blast his super PAC for "vetting our candidates." Read more...
The invitation of Ann Coulter to CPAC this year along with the rest of their guest list, continues to prove that they learned absolutely nothing from the last election. After making a weight joke about Gov. Chris Christie, who was shunned from the event, Coultergeist went on to explain that the reason Republicans lost the Senate is that some of their candidates, like Todd Akin, just failed to keep their mouths shut, and Democrats are supposedly the ones waging a war on women. Read more...
Laura Bush says that the Republican Party has room for all candidates -- even the ones who "frightened" women with unconventional remarks about rape. Read more...
Karl Rove blasted some of the "grassroots" Tea Party groups who have declared war on his newest effort to repackage the conservative crap sandwich in a prettier package that "can win elections." This is the purpose of Rove's new group, he claims, Read more...
As Digby noted, it seems the Republicans are now trying to kill the Frankenstein monster they created: Karl Rove was instrumental in creating this monster. Now it's got a mind of its own. It's hard to know how this will play out. The Tea Read more...