Whinery: There is a (Missouri) Politician Dumber Than Joe Biden

And his name is Todd Akin – the Republican candidate for Senate in the Great State of Missouri and biggest political idiot the World has ever seen…

See, Akin thinks that women have the magical ability to stop conception while being raped! Long as the rape is “legitimate,” whatever the hell that means.

I had a conversation this morning with a good friend of mine in the ‘Crisis PR” industry and here’s why he thinks Akin needs to leave the race:

“Prior to Akin’s remarks, the Real Clear Politics polling average had him leading Democrat Claire McCaskill by about 5 points. So it will be interesting to see what impact Akin’s comments on rape will have on his campaign- especially since Romney has been leading in Missouri by a comparable margin and the state has been trending more Republican in recent national elections.

However rape quotes have been a “kiss of death” in the past for other Republican candidates. Clayton Williams lost the 1990 gubernatorial race to Ann Richards, in part, because he likened rape to bad weather and stated, “if it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.”

The most damage to Akin may come from leading Republicans disavowing him in the national media- such as the Romney/Ryan campaign and other GOP Senators or Senate candidates in tight races. I doubt that rank and file conservative Republican voters will abandon Akin as a result of his comments, but he will likely take a hit among independent voters who are trending towards Romney, as well as Republican campaign donors who tend to be more “middle of the road.”

The last thing Akin needed in his campaign was a “macaca” moment, which caused George Allen to lose his Senate race in Virginia to Jim Webb in 2006 by only 0.4% of the vote.

Akin has completely opened the door to a whole new line of attacks from the McCaskill campaign, taking him “off message” and moving attention away from her record on the economy and Obamacare.

It goes without saying that McCaskill will hold nothing back in seeking to maximize the damage to Akin’s campaign and reputation.”

That analysis is right on point!

Karl Rove’s SuperPac has pulled $5 million as has the Republican Party Senatorial Committee. That’s $10 million lost in one day, thus far. The Tea Party has abandoned Akin, Ann Coulter has thrown him under the bus and Romney has come right out and
said, “I can’t defend him.”

Mr. Akin has until 5pm tomorrow to get off the ballot so the Republican Party can nominate someone else and have their name placed on the ballot without a court order.

It’s time for Akin to do the right thing and step down.

If he sticks around- he may cost Republicans control of the Senate and Mitt Romney the
State of Missouri- and maybe even tilt the election to Barack Obama.

Is his ego worth that kind of “blood on his hands?”

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18 Responses to Whinery: There is a (Missouri) Politician Dumber Than Joe Biden

  1. smartman says:

    I’m as rank and file as they come and I wouldn’t vote for this stupid son-of-bitch if it guaranteed world peace, $37.00 a barrel oil and America’s largest Amish settlement east of Troost. I thought Sarah Palin took the GOP stupid bar as low as it could go.

    I also hate politicians that can’t think faster than they can speak. All he needed to say was that he meant to say anal rape instead of legitimate rape and that in some rare cases ejaculate from the anus might ooze into the vagina causing pregnancy. SOMETHING! At that point MAYBE it becomes a Biden moment. Anus, vagina, North Carolina, Virginia, 20th century, 21st century.

    Akin is an embarrassment to men, Missouri and the GOP. He needs to move across the state line to Kansas and domicile with the Phelps Clan. His brand of ignorance and stupidity will fit right in.

  2. the dude says:

    The funny part about this particular congressional critter is that he and Ryan were co-authors of the “marriage = no legitimate rape” bill they brought to legislation. Ouchie.

  3. chuck says:

    He is a moron.

    Here are a few quotes that are in the ball park.

    Michael Moore on terrorism: “There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism and, yes, there will be acts of terrorism again. But that doesn’t mean that there’s some kind of massive terrorist threat.”

    Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: “If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.”

    California Senator Barbara Boxer: “Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, ‘Thank God, I’m still alive.’ But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.”

    Melissa Lafsky, Huffington Post blogger: “[Mary Jo] would have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history … Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”

    Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: “I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where’s Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less.”

    Joe Biden to Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, who is wheelchair bound: “stand up … Chuck, stand up, Chuck, let ’em see you!”

    and, my favorite–from Sheryl Crow, who showed up on a private jet to give us this gem.

    Sheryl Crow on Environmentalism: “I propose a limitation be put on how many sqares [sic] of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.'”

    • the dude says:

      And Elaine Bennes is in charge of the square sparing.

    • Orphan of the Road says:

      Have to confront you chuck, I built water treatment plants for a number of years. Toilet paper is Satan’s tool. Bed enough in municipal plants, septic tanks and such are just festering into the water table. Red Foxx said it best, ya gotta was yer effluent.

      Lot of people will hold their nose and vote for Claire now. When you push crazy aside in Missouri, you just got crazier waiting in the wings.

      I’m guessing Akin is the love-child of Earl Butz?

  4. paulwilsonkc says:

    Chuck and Smarty, I agree, but let me offer this. First, there is no support I can offer this guy for anything he said. Period. But I would like to suggest this.

    We are all smart guys, with the possible exception of Glazer and Harley. From Wednesday of last week through this Friday, I have projects all over town running 24 hours a day without a break anywhere in there. They are literally running around the clock at 5 different client locations. With that many balls in the air, if someone was following me around every waking moment with a camera rolling, I’m sure there would be multiple ways to assemble a reel that made me look like a total and complete idiot! Like when I walked into a facility yesterday looking for a room that was in the PREVIOUS client’s location!!

    Obama; during this campaign I’ve been to 57 States.

    Biden to Virginia crowd; With YOUR help, the people of North Carolina can make sure Obama gets another term!

    Given their pace of life, 8 or 10 cities in a day, multiple speeches, I’m sure it gets brutal and things blend together. Add to that my personal opinion that 80% of politicians are whack jobs to begin with and you have a recipe that will fill all the news channels with content, 27 hours a day!

    I think where he was going with “legitimate” rape was possibly a differentiation between an actual rape and a falsely reported rape that comes as a result of an unwanted pregnancy, a disgruntled partner, most of Glazers dates or getting caught by a parent where a young boy ends up charged with a crime when it was consensual. I can’t pretend to read his mind, but if I was a guessing man, that would be my guess as to what he meant.

    That aside, his medical explanation makes me wonder if he has a Dr. friend who graduated from med school in the Galapagos or DeVry. A newly discovered female body parts biological smart switch! How cool is that?

    20,000 pregnancies a year in the US from rape tend to disprove that theory. “Legitimate” or not.

    • the dude says:

      Devil sperm be cast away!

      You shall not pass the fallopian tube!!

    • Orphan of the Road says:

      Did blood spurt from your eyes when you tried to think what he was thinking? I’m surprised your head didn’t explode.

      I don’t think you can use the words Akin and think in the same sentence and be anywhere close to think.

      A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
      H. L. Mencken

    • smartman says:

      Good points but unfortunately on the right wing we hold our whack jobs to a higher standard then the commie libs do. If the RNC and Romney campaign can’t get this fuck to withdraw from the race what kind of power do they have?Vladimir Putin would have had this guy missing for 48 hours already.

  5. mark smith says:

    Akin is 10 pounds of stupid in a 5 pound bag, all that extra dumbness needs to ooze out somewhere. Any republican that makes comments in the middle of a campaign regarding rape, women, minorities, or the price of rice in china, is just asking to have their ass handed to them. It doesnt matter what you say, or what you meant to say, libs will be ready to pounce. Its the economy stupid. Stick to the economy, jobs, and repealing ObamaCare.

  6. harley says:

    wrong again lads. This is how the right nut fringe of the republican party actually
    thinks. He spoke his truth for the right wing nut cases…and we see them coming
    out like squirrels for their nuts…..
    Read hr2…read the laws…they think you can differentiate one type of rape from
    another as in the wording “forcible rape”…what other rape is there?
    rape is rape.

    • Markus Aurelius says:

      Harley, there is forcible rape and then there is statutory rape (which may or may not be forcible. See example below.)

      Summer before their senior year in high school a group of young men head out to Sandstone on a Friday night for a rock concert with a few hot local bands and a notable has been. They stop off in KCK and find a run-down liquor store that is willing to sell a case of Nat Light to the one guy in the group that arguably looks 21 because he’s overweight and has a streak of gray in his 17-yr old quaff.

      They drink it up in the parking lot after the show and hook up with a group of ‘college’ girls who actually are old enough to drink. One thing leads to another and one of the boys, whose 17th birthday is the next day, thinks he might actually get lucky with one of these older girls. They wander off in the dark to one of their cars while everyone else parties on outside and have clumsy but consensual sex. The boy is 16 and the girl is 21. This may be a story that he’ll relish retelling over and over during the next 10 years but in Missouri, this is 2nd Degree statutory rape. Not forced but rape nonetheless.

      What does this have to do with Todd Akin’s stupid remarks? Absolutely nothing. Just answering your question, “what other rape is there?”

      • paulwilsonkc says:

        Mark A = +50
        Thanks for that one. Its terrible to see someone who claims to always be right stumble over a little factiod like that! Theres a third kind as well, the False Rape Charge.

        • the dude says:

          Then there is the butt raping I receive every time AT&T sends me a bill for cable, phone and internet because the missus wants her cable. That’s another type of rape along with the ass rape I get when the IRS wants “their cut” of my income pie.

  7. glenn says:

    A mistake is Obama saying he’s been to 57 states.

    Announcing that women can stop conception if a rape is legitimate is a core belief, not a mistake.

  8. randyraley says:

    Todd Akin is my congressman and he’s bat shit crazy. He truly thinks he didn’t say anything wrong. This is who he is and why McCaskill wanted him to win. Once you seriously analyze this guy and what he believes, I was NOT suprised to hear him say this and then NOT get what the fuss was about. This is what he thinks. He strated the statement with …”I’ve heard from some doctors…” no, you haven’t. He thinks the Earth was “conceived” 5,000 years ago and he’s on the effing science committe in Congress. Tells you all you need to know.

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