Shut Up about Shutting Down

Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, who lost his Missouri Senate race to Claire McCaskill, is baaack, and he wants us to know he’s sorry — very, very sorry.  In his new book*, Akin regrets that he apologized for claiming women can’t get pregnant if it’s a “legitimate rape.” I think we all knew at the time that his apology was as phony as his biology.

This moron genuinely believes women can magically shut down their bodies.  If only we could shut up Akin and his crappy science.

* Firing Back:  Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom

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Better Too Liberal Than Too Crazy

The latest Missouri Senate poll shows Claire McCaskill ahead of Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, 46 to 40%.

His favorables/unfavorables, 31/57, are terrible, but hers aren’t great either, 44/51.

Clearly a less insane Republican would have won Missouri as the GOP planned, but voters would rather elect someone they consider too liberal than someone they consider too crazy.

Todd Akin is another case of the Sharon Angle/Christine O’Donnell Tea Party stupidity that cost them the Senate in 2010.

Lunch with Todd Akin for $2500

Four GOP senators — Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, James Inhofe, and Lindsey “Butters” Graham are hosting a fundraising lunch in D. C. for Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin next Wednesday.  For $2500, you can meet Mr. Akin and learn how lady parts magically distinguish rapists’ sperm from consensual sperm.  Every time!

Seems all is forgiven by the GOP.

But not forgotten by the voters of Missouri.

The “Lock Your Candidate in a Closet” Strategy

The GOP think they can win the Missouri Senate race if they lock Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin in a closet between now and November 6:*

“You know, if you’re that close with Claire McCaskill, then there are some ways to win this without ever having to be in public — or being public in controlled ways,” another Republican strategist who has worked on several Missouri campaigns said. “You wage a campaign without him physically being there, [with] television ads that are very tightly scripted, through mail pieces.”

He’s an idiot, and everybody knows it,” the source continued. “But, he’s our idiot and he could be helpful to us but only if they get him under control.”  Emphasis added.

Akin’s latest?  He called McCaskill a “wildcat out of the cage.”

* “‘He’s Our Idiot’:  Why Republicans Still Might Back Akin If He Can Just Keep His Mouth Shut,” Pema Levy, Talking Points Memo

Akin At It Again

Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, newly back in the GOP bosom, says that his opponent, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, wasn’t “ladylike” in their last debate.

What does he consider ladylike?  I guess quietly carrying to term the baby of your rapist.

If this man would agree to go back under his rock, I would drive to Missouri to lift it for him.

Akin and Ryan — Two Peas in the Crazy Pod

I want to thank Todd Akin for drawing attention to Paul Ryan’s extreme abortion views by drawing attention to his own.

In an interview on Mike Huckabee’s radio show today (Huckabee had endorsed Akin in the primary), Akin said that he misspoke when he said “legitimate rape.”  No, he meant “forcible rape.”  Oh, that makes it a whole lot better!

If the term “forcible rape” sounds not just absurd, but familiar, that’s because it was used back in 2011 in H. R. 3, until a public outcry got the GOP to remove the word “forcible,” since rape by definition is forced and not consensual.

You know who co-sponsored H. R. 3 with its “forcible rape” language along with Todd Akin?

There’s no difference, people, except that Ryan is a little more careful about hiding his crazy.  But in terms of how they would legislate and govern, same thinking, same guy.

Mitt is running scared today that Akin could hurt him.  But that’s not Akin’s fault, it’s Mitt’s fault for picking the extremist Ryan.