"... the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
At the time, Akin offered a mumbled apology and then went on to lose his senate race against Claire McCaskill. Fast forward to today, where Mr. Akin has a book to peddle on "Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom," and you won't be surprised to learn that not only was he right about rape and the magic spermicide, he was also the victim of a political assassination carried out by godless liberals and RINOS. And of course:
Akin largely blames the liberal media for using his comments on rape against him ...Don't you just hate it when someone puts your own words in your own mouth like that?
Anyway, back to the book (this is the part where you read it and say to yourself, "Huh?"):
He writes that it was hypocritical for the media and Democrats to use his comments as part of the “Republican war on women” narrative when two weeks later the Democratic Party cheered for Bill Clinton, “who was actually accused of sexual assault on multiple occasions,” at its convention.And—somehow—in the middle of all this legitimate versus illegitimate rape, pregnancy, abortion, victimhood and Bill Clinton, is Akin defending former Virginia Gov. George Allen calling a man "macaca" eight years ago. It's very confusing and bizarre. Kind of like being a Republican.