for the rowers keep on rowing


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.


0 thoughts on “for the rowers keep on rowing

  1. Diana

    Interestingly, a friend of mine living in Missouri told me that it’s not the first completely outlandish thing this guy has said. Among his other gems are that at its core liberalism is a hatred of God. My question to my friend was, “How bad were the other candidates in the Republican primary that this guy got picked?” Yikes!

  2. John Galt

    Funny, “Garbage In, Garbage Out” is how I’d describe you & your kin on the left.
    As for Akin, I’d say you have a bit more to answer for… Joe Biden, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, etc… And then there is the embarrassment currently occupying the White House, trying desperately to run a reelection campaign by promulgating outright lies about his opponents because he doesn’t dare try to run on his record of failure. Yes, the GOP has its problem children that don’t know when to shut up, but the DNC? Whoo, boy.

  3. Kevin_In_Philadelphia

    Cool, a right wing slug – probably paid for by some GOP group to go around and stir up bullshit on a random blog. And he decided to call himself John Galt too, how very clever.


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