The Ghost of Todd Akin

The Ghost of Todd Akin

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.


You Don’t Need to Move to Canada…

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.

Defeated and no longer serving in the US House Science Committee.

Richard Mourdock, who believes that rape babies are gifts from God, also lost his race.

Take this loss as a gift from God, Mr. Mourdock. I mean, you were asking for it.

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.