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President Obama responds to Todd Akin's odious remarks about "legitimate rape."

"Rape is rape," Obama said. "The idea that we should be parsing, and qualifying, and slicing what types of rape we're talking about, doesn't make sense to the American people."

Obama added that Akin's remarks are further evidence of why it doesn't make sense for legislators, "most of whom are men," to make decisions regarding women's health.

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Excellent response.

Akin's remarks just bring up the Republican war on women again.  Good.

And they help Claire [McCaskill].  She's not perfect, but far better than the sexist Akin.  

Update I: From SoCaliana in the comments, a link to the video of the press conference:

C-Span, Press Conference

Update II: From Jed Lewison in the comments:


Originally posted to TomP on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM PDT.

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