Is Todd Akin the dumbest Congressman ever?


There have been a lot of really stupid members of the esteemed House of Representatives and the United States Senate. I'm talking real morons here -- not just people who are dumb because they disagree with me and I'm always right. In fact, there are quite a few before Todd Akin who have promoted the Magical Vagina Power theory that says women who are raped can't get pregnant. Jezebel has a handy-dandy guide here.

(The guide also notes the insanity of distinguishing "legitimate rape" from ... what? Sorta, kinda rape? Is that like being a little bit pregnant -- which might be what happens from a little bit of rape? Seriously?)

Of course, Rep. Steven King thinks teenagers can't get pregnant, either.

There's a nice list here of the ten dumbest members of Congress, but a lot of that's political: Rand Paul bellieves a lot of stupid things, but he's not dumb. Not like Akin.

Counterpunch gave the honor to Rick Santorum, a "vacuous boob."

Esquire lists the worst members of Congress, but they aren't all dumb. Some are just, you know, crooks, liars, and sleazeballs.

Daily Kos likes Louis Gohmert for the Stupidist Person in Congress award.

We could go on -- and all of these lists are current. Go back a few years and you'll find plenty more.

So help me out here -- is Akin the dumbest Congressman ever? (There have no doubt been dumb Congresswomen, but I think in this category the guys have it.) Who else belongs on the list?



Yes, but it isn't limited to the fact that he is a congressman.

Posted by roflynn on Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

No he is not. The female congressperson that just defended him and rape is. Give the republicans another day and they will find someone more immoral, stupid and ignorant than the day before. Republicans are like their version of rape; the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by Guest on Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

This is a fascinating article and there are lots of snarky, humorous, witty comments about Republicans and their, well, antics.

But be very careful voting Americans...while many of us are yucking it up, the Republicans have systematically set up this country for another "stolen" election. While we guffaw our way through the election season: voter suppression laws have been passed, laws destroying labor rights have been passed, laws preventing women's good health care have been passed - don't even ask me about suppression of choice, and much, much more.

Has anyone thought about the fact that the "clown shows" are simply a smokescreen to cover up and distract from the "real" work of the Republican party? To take down true democracy in our country and destroy or severely limit reshape the United States into a fully militarized, profit-mongering, "control the planet" place? That's my take on all this nonsense.

Smokescreen the real dirty work of the Republican Party!!!

Posted by Sue Taylor on Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

"To take down true democracy in our country..."

We don't have true democracy in this country. That's a myth. This country and its government are owned and run by mega corporations, corporate banks, the military industrial complex, the pharma industry, the PNAC group, et al. The U.S. is a Corporatocracy. And both the Democratic and Republican Establishment bourgeois elite are part of that. The idea of "true democracy" as it relates to the U.S. is an illusion. And that's especially true when there are easily-hackable electronic voting machines all over the nation. Very credible articles come up when one googles "easily hackable voting machines" or "easily hackable e-voting machines."

Posted by Guest on Aug. 21, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

"esteemed House of Representatives"

That's an oxymoron. I don't consider D and R pond scum "esteemed."

Posted by Guest on Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

and if any of his female relatives get raped-will he pull out the speculum to determine what kind of rape it was? he is dangerous and stupid

Posted by Guest melody on Aug. 21, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

and if any of his female relatives get raped-will he pull out the speculum to determine what kind of rape it was? he is dangerous and stupid

Posted by Guest melody on Aug. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 pm