Aug 24, 2012

Another Chick-fil-A freedom of speech day coming up?

As expected, the heart or soul or some orifice of the GOTP has finally spoken up for Akin. Despite calls from Republican "leaders" including Romney asking him to step down, Akin stayed on.

Which should have been our first clue. You see, Akin is an elected congressman from Missouri, but none of these leaders really asked him to step down from his congressional seat. They just wanted him to get out of the 2012 Senate race. If that is not the ultimate in hypocritical deception, it is only because we have a totally inept corporate media who won't probe that blatant disjointedness in principles.

But fear not, the GOTP is so far gone that social conservatives now no longer fear or care about such overtly incoherent positions. Predictably a gaggle of them have doubled down, including Fuckabee and FRC honcho Tony Perkins. Yeah, that KKK supporting Christian supremacist is throwing his weight behind Akin.

It's a miracle that Alaska Palin and Minnesota Palin have not thrown their gravitas behind it. Yet.

Fuckabee: "Do we forgive and forget the verbal gaffes of Republicans who are 'conveniently pro-life' for political advantage, but crucify one who truly believes that every life is sacred?"

TP: "We're talking about someone who misspoke"

To remind everyone, here is what Akin said: “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.”

In his notpology, he claimed that he just uttered one wrong word.

Care to guess which word, when removed, makes the statement kosher?  Was it "legitimate?" "Rare?"

I can't, because there was nothing misspoken. That is precisely what he meant to say. I mentioned why this was an issue.

If the GOTP is consistent, there'd be lines outside Chick-fil-A with throngs of supporters eating to support Akin's freedom of speech. After all, that is what they claimed they were doing the last time, and that it wasn't about gay marriage at all.

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