Yeah, I know the achievement of "peak wingnut" is impossible... peak wingnut is an asymptote, forever approached, but never reached. Yet, this week has pretty much been a banner week for wingnut craziness, and the latest example may be the final nail in the Romney/Ryan campaign's coffin.
Forget the GOP trying to distance themselves from Todd Akin's odious and completely non-factual statement, Paul Ryan has blithely asserted that rape is pretty much just another method of conception, for all of it's bearing on the abortion issue. Here's the mild-mannered sociopath and virulent misogynist's own words:
“I’m very proud of my pro-life record, and I’ve always adopted the idea that, the position that the method of conception doesn’t change the definition of life. But let’s remember, I’m joining the Romney-Ryan ticket. And the president makes policy. And the president, in this case the future President Mitt Romney, has exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother, which is a vast improvement of where we are right now.”
Yeah, he doesn't give a shit about the ability of women to determine what they will do with their own bodies, their own lives. At least he has the candor to let us know what he thinks, unlike the weasel at the top of the ticket. I think it's pretty safe to say that, barring massive vote suppression, this race is over. And to think, the GOP hasn't even had its convention yet.