Todd Akin Went On TV To Talk About Rape Again. It Did Not Go Well.

Todd Akin has made several legitimate mistakes over the course of his flaccid political career. Appearing on MSNBC today to say more stupid shit about rape was among them, and judging by his apparent dogged wrongness in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it won't be the last. » 7/17/14 2:00pm 7/17/14 2:00pm

Republicans to Formally Train Themselves to Shut Up About Rape

Liberals weren't the only ones who were horrified last week when Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey backed up Todd Akin's stance on legitimate rape; GOP strategists were, too. More astute Republicans are sick of watching their peers dig their own rapey holes by publicly expressing their misinformed and misogynistic stances on… » 1/14/13 3:20pm 1/14/13 3:20pm

Thanks to Team Rape, Most Americans Consider Themselves Pro-Choice Again

Just six months ago, a Gallup poll found that the number of people who call themselves "pro-choice" was only 41%, a record low. Many conservatives gleefully championed the study as evidence that scores of youngins were becoming radically invested in the anti-abortion movement, while others thought the poll was more… » 11/16/12 12:45pm 11/16/12 12:45pm

12 Races That Women Could Win Tonight

Some call it the culmination of the American political process, others call it Bullshit Christmas Eve — however you swing it, tonight, we come to the end of the three ring binder circus that we call the election season (you know, barring excessive, obnoxious litigation. Which is likely). But while we were all… » 11/06/12 11:20am 11/06/12 11:20am

Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill to a Dog in an Apparent Effort to…

Can't-stop-won't-stop Senate candidate Todd Akin said something awful about his opponent in the Missouri Senate race, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, at a fundraising event in Springfield, MO. Now into the wee hours of what is looking more like an endurance dance marathon and less like a Senate bid, Akin told a… » 10/21/12 1:30pm 10/21/12 1:30pm

Two Dumbasses Who Legit Deserve Each Other: Michelle Duggar to Stump…

Scarier than any horror film, it appears that Michelle Duggar, birther of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, has thrown her official endorsement (what?) for Missouri state Senate behind liver-spotted infant Todd Akin. She previously hit the trail in support of the world's foremost virgin father, Rick Santorum, so it makes… » 10/15/12 11:55pm 10/15/12 11:55pm

Todd Akin Concerned That Somehow Non-Pregnant Women Are Getting…

Women's health expert and Senate candidate Todd Akin has said some pretty impressive dumb shit this election season. But did you know that the Missouri Congressman has been saying stupid crap about women for years now? In 2008, he gave a speech about how dastardly abortion doctors were performing abortions on "women… » 10/03/12 1:05pm 10/03/12 1:05pm

Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin Wishes Claire McCaskill Were More Ladylike

Femininity expert and giant elderly fetus Todd Akin is moving his mouth parts and making awful sounds again. This time, rather than sharing his opinions about Rape Science, he's got an opinion about his opponent Senator Claire McCaskill, who he has determined is poised to lose the election because she is less… » 9/27/12 7:15pm 9/27/12 7:15pm

Today's the Last Day Todd Akin Can Legitimately Drop Out of the Senate…

How much do you want to bet that Claire McCaskill is crossing all of her crossable phalanges right now? Her Missouri Senate opponent is Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin, and Akin has until the end of the day to legally remove his name from the November ballot. If he doesn't, the best hope the Republican party has to retake… » 9/25/12 2:30pm 9/25/12 2:30pm