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To be honest I have written this post a few times struggling to find the right answer.  
Congressman Akin said something horribly stupid and offensive yesterday

It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that’s
really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try
to shut that whole thing down.

And today he “manned” up. He didn’t make the typical “taken out of context” or other ways to walk away from a stupid statement that politicians often do.  No, Akins said he screwed up. This  is what he told Mike Huckabee;

“I’ve really made a couple of serious mistakes here that were just wrong, and I need to apologize for those,” he said.

“Let me be clear,” Akin added. “Rape is never legitimate. It’s an evil act that’s committed by violent predators. I used the wrong words in the wrong way.”

When asked by Huckabee to clarify what he meant by “legitimate rape,” Akin said, “I was talking about forcible rape and it was absolutely the wrong word.”

Personally, I believe Akin means his apology but it really doesn’t matter.  Within 24 hours of his statement practically every senior Republican, practically every GOP candidate from Romney on down, the NRSC and elements within the tea party have called on him to resign from the ra

If Akin were a Democrat the press would have treated Akin’s remarks as a forgivable gaffe. Heck Teddy Kennedy killed a woman but was and honored Senator. Bill Clinton pulled out his penis for Paula Jones, groped Kathleen Wiley and was accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick and he is still given a place of honor by the Democratic Party. The mainstream media fought charges against Anthony Weiner and John Edwards until the evidence became overwhelming and they could fight no more. Akin’s verbal stupidity pales in comparison, but sadly for his sake he is not a Democrat so he is treated differently.
If Akin made his gaffe in 2010 he might not have been abandoned by the Republican Party. But for the last year the GOP has been falsely accused of a “war against women.” Akin’s screw-up feeds into that fire.

If Romney had a huge lead on Obama and the Republicans were guaranteed to take over the Senate, Akin’s stupid gaffe would have been met with a face palm and criticism by the party but no calls for him to quit.

But Akin is not a Democrat, and this is 2012 and the GOP is not only facing false charges of hating women, but to save this country, we need to ensure that Barack Obama is defeated. To overturn Obamacare we need a majority in the Senate.

Sadly and unfairly Congressman Aiken said the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong party, in the wrong situation.  Reluctantly I believe that he should resign for the greater good of the country.

Should he stay in the race, despite his apology the issue in the state will not be jobs or Obamacare, but Akin’s stupid comment and in the end he may cost the GOP any chance of taking over the Senate and even worse hey may enable Barak Obama to win re-election.

This year’s results are too important for our future, Akin does have to resign.

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