Says Connie Mackey, who heads the Family Research Council's political action committee:
"Todd Akin is getting a really bad break here," she added. "I don't know anything about the science or the legal implications of his statement. I do know politics, and I know gotcha politics when I see it."Unfortunately, this appears to be true of most of the leadership of the right wing. They know diddly squat about science or the legal implications of false statements. But they do know politics, and they know how to make lies seem to be truth, and belief to be stronger and more valid than science. And they manage to convince people to vote against their own best interests, in the belief that the conservatives will save them from the bad people.
NPR was interviewing a PAC leader today: she is still staunchly in the 'supporting Todd Akins' camp. So what if he mis-spoke [and she didn't really sound convinced that he had]. His voting record on conservative issues was right in line with what she wanted from him, so it doesn't matter if he's an idiot who thinks that there is 'forcible' or 'legitimate' rape and anything else doesn't count as rape, it's just a woman changing her mind or something, and that no matter what, the fetus is still more important than the woman.