Wednesday, October 24, 2012


1) Sarah "shuck and jive" Palin
2) Ann "retard" Coulter
3) Richard "God intends rape" Mourdock
4) Todd "legitimate rape" Akin
5) Dinesh "morality" D'Souza
UPDATE: I forgot about this freakshow:
Walsh abortion comments ignite firestorm
Republican amends comments on using procedure to save a life
October 19, 2012|By Bob Secter and Deborah L. Shelton,
Chicago Tribune reporters

The focus of a fierce suburban congressional battle turned from the economy to abortion literally overnight following Republican Rep. Joe Walsh's controversial declaration that there's no medical necessity to use the procedure to save a woman's life.

"With modern technology and science, you can't find one instance," Walsh declared in comments to reporters after a televised debate Thursday night against Democrat Tammy Duckworth in the northwest suburban 8th District race.

By Friday those comments had created a firestorm, and tea party icon Walsh was in damage-control mode. At a hastily called news conference, the freshman congressman backed off that sweeping assertion, slightly, acknowledging "very rare circumstances" where lifesaving abortions might be required.

Medical experts sought to refute Walsh's initial claim. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said 600 women die annually in the U.S. from pregnancy and childbirth-related causes. Comments like those from Walsh, the group said in a statement, were ample reason why politicians need to "get out of our exam rooms."

"Walsh's comments have no grounding in science and are completely inaccurate," said Dr. Cassing Hammond, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

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