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On Tuesday afternoon, I noted that the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) had endorsed Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin while at the same time promoting its “PowHER” campaign, an effort aimed at getting women to join the conservative-aligned business group. Apparently the group really doesn’t have many female members, because all the lady entrepreneurs featured on its website are from stock images.

This one is from Thinkstock:

And this one is from Fotosearch:

This one is also from Thinkstock:

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