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On Aug. 24, 2012, Republican Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks to the media gathered in Chesterfield, Mo., and told them he will stay in the U.S. Senate race despite the uproar over his remarks about rape and pregnancy.
Missouri congressman Todd Akin’s offensive remarks about abortion and rape created a firestorm, compelling national Republican leaders to ask he drop out of the Senate race as Christian groups reaffirmed their loyalty to him. Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles penned the following poem about the controversy.
Should Akin awaken to being mistaken
He’d know that he didn’t “misspeak.”
Now that Akin will be by voters forsaken
Their pique will finally peak,
And Akin, who’s not of self-doubt partaken
Will be “legitimately” up the creek.
Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, David Wolpe is the author of seven books including “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times” and his latest, “Why Faith Matters.” Follow him on Facebook.