I'm going to try to hang on to some sanity by taming my desire to punch this ignoramus's lights out and remember that every time he does something idiotic like this, it might help us keep one more Senate seat in the Democrats column. But there are a whole lot of people that ought to be doing a face palm of shame today for supporting this guy.
UPDATE: Akin has released a statement saying that he misspoke. Its not clear what he is retracting, but I have a message for him about this:
I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue. But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action.Dear Mr. Akin,
The next time you're pregnant as a result of being raped, we'll assume that you'll follow that deeply held belief. But the rest of us demand the right to follow our own deeply held beliefs in that situation. Thank you very much.