There's no question that Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is mentally challenged when it comes to basic facts about biology, reproduction, and rape. Akin, who is running for Senate against Democrat Claire McCaskill, told a Show-Me State tv station that rape victims don't get pregnant because, "If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." GOP standard-bearer and presidential candidate Mitt Romney dutifully condemned the comment as Democrats figured this can only help their side in every race around the country.
The upshot of Akin's stupidity? As HotAir's Jazz Shaw tweeted, "Akin manages to take this back into the Seinfeld campaign after we finally started talking entitlements."
Yet the candidate says he's not gonna drop out of the race and there's a good shot he can still win (McCaskill isn't anybody's idea of a strong incumbent). Win or lose, Akin can take some solace in the fact that you're never alone when you make really dumb comments about rape, especially in politically charged situations. Here are three montstrous examples of people saying stupid stuff involving rape.
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