It’s amazing, and yet all too predictable. Rep Todd Akin, the same guy who seems to have bought into wingnut pseudoscience that insists women who are raped can somehow selectively prevent or abort any resulting pregnancy, sits on the House freaking Science Committee. And the good news is, he may stay there, because his bid to win a Missouri senate seat is in real peril now:
TPM– In an ominous sign for Republican officials, some of whom are openly calling on Akin to reevaluate his candidacy entirely, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins warned that any push to remove Akin might be seen as a slight by the pro-life movement. He singled out Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who was the first major Republican lawmaker to call for Akin’s exit from the race.
“He should be careful because based on some of his statements there may be call for him to get out of his race,” Perkins told Politico. “He has been off the reservation on a number of Republican issues, conservative issues I should say. His support among conservatives is very shallow.”
Please, by all means Tony Perkins, you miserable, lying sack of conman vomit, throw Scott Brown to the wolves and keep Akin in the race. Up to now Akin’s opponent, Sen Claire McCaskill, was looking at a near certain defeat. But Akin’s screw up has caused mainstream GOP funders to bail on him, leaving him low on cash and looking like a heel. McCaskill has a much better chance to pull this out now, although truth be told even with Akin’s horrific statement and beliefs he is still probably favored to win that seat, for now.
But yeah, this scientifically illiterate moron is the kind of idiot teapartiers would love to stack our science agencies with.