Rep. Joe Walsh (8th District) criticized Republican leaders for abandoning Akin.As one of America's leading experts on saying things that are offensive, insulting and wrong, Joe Walsh is certain of one thing: Just because someone has been saying things that are offensive, insulting and wrong is hardly a good reason to consider that person unfit for higher office. As Walsh did not continue, because I totally made the rest of this up:
“What he said was offensive, insulting and wrong, but I’m bothered by this rush to pile on," Walsh said. "And I’m bothered by the silence of members of our own party to stand up for him.”
"I mean, come on. We're all Republicans here. If we start drumming people out of the party for being offensive, insulting and wrong, who would be left? We're a party that cites most of our medical knowledge on anonymous seven-foot-tall doctors, people we meet in hallways, and people whose only knowledge of how the pancreas works comes from creative reinterpretations of Leviticus. Jesus, people, if you can't stand up for members of the party who only have a vague idea of how the female body works, we might as well close up shop now."In my defense, I only invented that last part because a seven-foot-tall doctor told me to. I don't actually believe Joe Walsh would be capable of speaking that clearly.