Bill Maher: ‘Republicans don’t like it when single women have sex’

By Roxanne Cooper
Friday, August 24, 2012 23:52 EDT
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On Friday night’s episode of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher took Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to task.

Maher’s guests predictably denounced Todd Akin’s idiotic statement that “women don’t get pregnant from legitimate rape.” But it was host Maher who made clear the link between Akin’s mouth-diarrhea and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) voting record.

This is not a new theory he just made up. This idea has been on [cross-talk] …there’s a whole list of people who have said this before …What he said was, “I used the wrong word when I said ‘legitimate.’ What I meant to say was ‘forcible’ … because that’s the word that Paul Ryan used. Nobody ever refudiated the other part, the part about the ‘magical spermicide.’”

Watch the full segment below, originally uploaded by Mediaite on August 14, 2012:

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
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