It’s not just Todd Akin who believes that the body can shut down rape. A California Superior Court judge named Derek G. Johnson has recently been admonished by the board by saying that it couldn’t have been rape because the body shuts that sort of thing down.
Obama won! I’m breathing a sigh of relief, and crying because I’ve been so afraid of a Romney presidency for so long.
In other delightful, glorious election news,
Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin lost his race to “unladylike” Claire McCaskill.
Richard Mourdock, who believes that rape babies are gifts from God, also lost his race.
Overall, a record number of women won their races, the Republicans learned that rape is really not a viable campaign strategy, young people increased turnout, and the Republican party is starting to come to grips with the fact that they need to appeal to Hispanic voters. Medical marijuana ballot initiatives passed in several states, as did marriage equality. In short, many progressive initiatives passed in the ballots, meaning that the country is becoming more liberal again.
Unfortunately, this guy, won his re-election campaign. You can’t win them all.
For my non-US readers, thank you for letting me celebrate. I promise back to regular blogging tomorrow.
Any other important election updates I forgot, let me know in the comments.
- Republican candidates who made controversial rape comments lose their seats (metronews.ca)
- Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock fall to Senate defeats (guardian.co.uk)
- The GOP’s Rape Apologist Caucus Did Not Fare Well Tonight (theatlanticwire.com)
- Obama wins, Nate Silver wins, Romney and the lawyers lose (theweek.co.uk)
Mitt acted childish in the debates, demanding more time, and arguing with the moderator.
Mitt Romney, are you eight?