Which circles back to Congressman Todd Akin and many of the views he truly believes which are in the mainstream of current Republican thinking, as reported by Maureen Dowd of the New York Times:
But, for all the Republican cant about how they want to keep government out of the lives of others, the ultraconservatives are panting to meddle into the lives of others. Contrary to President Barack Obama's refreshing assertion Monday that a bunch of male politicians shouldn't be making health care decisions for women, this troglodyte tribe of men and Bachmann-esque women crave that responsibility.
best summarized by Paul Blumenthal:
What is very disturbing to me is that people like Mr. Akin who have postulated this secret mechanism for avoiding pregnancy have developed their own make believe world of science based on entirely self-serving beliefs of convenience or just ignorance, he said. I don't think we want these people to be responsible for the lives of others.
Oh, it gets worse. Just click on this blog by Jo Piazza. Yet, Akin actually serves on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, and also renders judgement on crucial issues such as global warming, nuclear power and the wisdom of using coal for electricity.