National Republicans Fund “Legitimate Rape”

After piously proclaiming it's revulsion for Todd Akin last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee issued a statement Wednesday "clarifying" its support for Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race and suggesting it might spend money to help elect him:

“There is no question that for Missourians who believe we need to stop the reckless Washington spending, rein-in the role of government in people’s lives, and finally focus on growing jobs in this country, that Todd Akin is a far more preferable candidate than liberal Sen. Claire McCaskill,” NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer said. “As with every Republican Senate candidate, we hope Todd Akin wins in November, and we will continue to monitor this race closely in the days ahead.”

This statement come after appeals from Jim DeMint and Newt Gingrich for Republicans to help Akin.  The "clarification" that the National Party is making in this statement is that the Republican War on Women is of the most vile nature imaginable.

This is in spite of Romney and running mate Paul Ryan distancing themselves from Akin:

"Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin's statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape," said campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg in August.

It just goes to show that Romney and Ryan's power of influence in the GOP is falling as fast as their poll numbers. And the GOP's War on Woman is being waged with renewed enthusiasm.

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