Rand Paul refuses to renounce Todd Akin

At long last, Sen. Rand Paul has given a public comment on Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin. And unlike Mitch McConnell, who has demanded that Akin immediately drop out because he is now a losing candidate and wants to replace him with an electable one so he can realize his dream of being Senate Majority Leader and to end negative press feeding franzy that is hurting Mitt Romney and the GOP his remarks were so offensive, Paul says… meh.

From cn|2:

It’s nice that Rand Paul admits women don’t have magic lady parts that snuff out rape babies (based on his past medical associations, we weren’t entirely sure), but you’re really not even going to denounce Todd Akin? Even a little? Because you know what it’s like to get piled on?

Then again, I suppose we shouldn’t be too shocked. After all, Rand Paul has also long supported criminalizing abortion on the federal level for victims of rape.

Maybe Mitch will give him a good talking to, and convince him to help do what’s best for the Republican Party.


  1. Steve Jobs
    Posted August 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Seriously, do you think your journalism gets taken seriously? One does not have to be a Paul-bot to determine that your brand and style of journalism is anything but serious.

    This is echo-chamber journalism that does nothing but reinforce one’s own opinions. I can’t believe you get paid to write stuff like this.

    I can find more enthralling thought in Mad Magazine or a 13 year old girl’s Xanga page.

  2. Spencer
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Eh. I think he’s like his father; he doesn’t like demagoguery. I think you’re being a little too sensitive.

  3. CoolerKing
    Posted August 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Rand Paul “doesn’t like demagoguery”?!? I hope that was meant to be taken as sarcasm. Otherwise, allow me to remind you of Rand’s column in the Washington Times last year which stated that the EPA “turns everyday life into a federal crime.”


  4. kentondem
    Posted August 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I think Steve get’s upset about all that lady’s part stuff. The real problem is that a 13 year old girl probably knows more about lady parts than Rep. Akin or Sen. Paul.