Saturday’s political stuff

As you’re no doubt aware, the Republican Party dropped support for Senate candidate and current Representative Todd Akin (R-Missouri) after he claimed that it’s “really rare” for victims of “legitimate rape” to get pregnant as a result. Other Republicans continue to back Akin, such as fellow House member Steve King, who said he’s never heard of pregnancy resulting from rape. It turns out that back in 2008 Akin claimed on the House floor that doctors often give abortions to women who aren’t pregnant. Then yesterday, continuing his discourse on scientific matters, Akin briefly gave a Tea Party group his view of evolution: “I don’t see it as even a matter of science because I don’t know that you can prove one or the other.” Keep in mind that Akin is a member of the U.S. House Committee on Science

As I mentioned a few days ago, one of Akin’s colleagues on that committee, Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), recently told a church group that the “stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell.”

All that is by way of preamble to Jon Stewart’s hilarious piece on these guys and some others, which you can see below in two parts (total running time about 9 minutes, and definitely worth it), including actual clips of them saying the things you might think that surely they didn’t really say:


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