There is a giant meteor heading straight for Earth, only this time there is no deep oil drill team led by Bruce Willis that can stop it. At least that is what you would think is happening judging from the reaction of the conservative right to the news of President Obama’s re-election.
Last Sunday, Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin said during an interview while discussing the issue of abortion “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Besides the fact that this is scientifically false, one of the most shocking aspects of this outlandish quote is that it’s far from the first time a Republican representative has said such a thing.
There is a war on religion occurring that is led by the Obama administration. Well, that’s what Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and followers of the modern-day Republican Party believe. The only problem is, I don’t see it. Instead, I find myself witnessing a party and its representatives committing an unprecedented attack on women’s rights and health care.