I’m in bleary end-of-summer lazy mode until Labor Day (as are most of you, I suspect), but I really don’t understand the surprise and hand-wringing surrounding Todd Akin (the Republican Senate contender from Missouri with absolutely hilarious ideas about rape, for those of you reading this from the future). What exactly about this story is remotely shocking?
Like I’ve said before, when you’ve got an cruelly insane platform of disastrously misinformed policies shaped by Dark Ages-style Christians… you’re going to get insane, disastrously-misinformed religious nutcases as your candidates. My brother Steve had a phrase for it during the early computer days of the late ’70s: “Garbage In, Garbage Out”.
I mean, I dearly love some of you Republicans I count among my friends and family. I’m not being patronizing or smug. But at this point, you really do have a lot to answer for.