TAMMY BALDWIN, the Senator-Elect from Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay person ever elected to Senate.
MAZIE HIRONO, the Senator-Elect from Hawaii, will become the first Asian-American woman in Senate.
TAMMY DUCKWORTH, the Representative-Elect for Illinois, will become the first disabled female veteran elected to the House of Reps. (she lost both her legs in the Iraq War).
Tonight is one for the history books.
Rachel Maddow shares a clip from an Al Jazeera documentary featuring an Ohio State Legislator who is advocating extreme anti-abortion legislation.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Missouri Rep. Todd Akin said in a Sunday interview. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin, who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, then claimed that even if these biological mechanisms don’t work, the perpetrator, not the child, should be punished. Kind of tough to defend that.
We don’t even. Akin, you may remember, was a co-sponsor of the House GOP’s plan to redefine rape.
WHAT THE FUCK.
Donate to Senator Claire McCaskill’s campaign here. Keep Rep. Todd Akin far-the-fuck away from Missouri’s senate.
This is how Obama wins.
He recaptures the family values flag from the religious right, and forces Mitt Romney into a conversation that alienates either the wingnut Republican base or all women. Boom. Election won.
That’s my President!