Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) invoked Todd Akin’s name after Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen says a husband can’t rape his spouse. McCaskill tweeted Cohen is “giving Akin a run for his money.” Cohen was upset over a Daily Beast article on how Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana Trump, alleged that he had raped her, though she walked [...]Show More Summary
“In recent years, Republicans have worked to soften their tone when it comes to contentious issues such as abortion, wanting to avoid a repeat of gaffes like Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments that have turned off many female voters,” Politico [...]
Prominent Hillary Clinton donor Donald Trump wasn’t happy when Karl Rove compared him to Todd Akin. Rove also said, “The fundamentals matter a lot and Mr. Trump’s fundamentals are not good,” and
BERNIE SANDERS IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S ID: The other aspect of Sanders’ candidacy that is so interesting is the media’s coverage of it. Sure, he’s said a ton of nutty things that would make Todd Akin blush (e.g., claiming that cervical cancer is caused by an insufficient number of orgasms), but the lack of coverage […]
PARTY OF SCIENCE: Bernie Sanders Once Blamed Cervical Cancer on a Lack of Orgasms. On Facebook, Stefan Sharkansky snarks: “He and Todd Akin should go up against each other in a gynecology quiz match.”
In 2012, then-Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) took a winnable Senate race and turned it into a debacle for the whole party. His comments on rape were front and center at the Democratic National Convention. One news cycle after another was devoted to his ignorant remarks. He lived up to the cartoon portrait of a clueless […]
VERONIQUE DE RUGY: Yes, Jonathan Gruber Is an Obamacare Architect. Gruber is the Todd Akins of Obamacare, except unlike Akins, Gruber really did matter…a lot.
In an effort to take advantage of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker’s position on abortion in the case of rape, All In host Chris Hayes labeled the likely Republican presidential candidate’s statements the “first Todd Akin moment of the...Show More Summary
Maybe the media should take note.
OH, LOOK, ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC TODD AKIN: National Journal: Democrats Have a Todd Akin Problem: Alan Grayson is getting closer to a Senate campaign in Florida. He could cost them a must-win seat—and threaten their chances at a Senate majority. Rep. Alan Grayson is the Todd Akin of the Democrats—except that he’s louder, more outrageous, and […]
SHE’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S TODD AKIN: Roll Call: Loretta Sanchez Stumbles Prompt SoCal Angst. It has been a rough few days for Sanchez. A mere three days after announcing her candidacy, Sanchez mimicked a Native American “war cry” at an event at the state party convention. She apologized, but “no doubt hurt herself,” said Eric Bauman, […]
Hrmm: Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Todd Akin — the former Missouri representative, failed senatorial candidate, and expert on how ladies have magic vaginas than can detect and deflect “legitimate rape” sperm to prevent pregnancy (right, THAT guy) — is not going away.Show More Summary
Former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), a conservative who lost to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), in 2012, after he made controversial comments about rape that became national news, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is still exploring his future and [...] The post Akin Eyes Possible Comeback Bid appeared first on Political Wire.
Sarah Kliff: “The events this week are a reminder that for all the party establishment’s promises to swear off talking rape — no more Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock moments — the problem is much more than a series of [...] The post Why Republicans Can’t Stop Talking About Rape appeared first on Political Wire.
THIS IS OBVIOUSLY PROOF THAT ALL DEMOCRATS SUPPORT ISLAMIC TERROR: Congressman Walks Back Appearance At Islamic Terror Group’s Chicago Convention. You know, just like Todd Akin proved that all Republicans are pro-rape.
Todd Akin has an intellectual heir in Missouri. Hi there, patriarchy! Women in Missouri could soon have to get permission from their sexual partners in order to get an abortion, if state Rep. Rick Brattin gets his way. Brattin has filed...Show More Summary
No matter how many politicians tried to distance themselves from Todd Akin, some of his views about sexual assault aren't entirely unusual. The post Why Yet Another Lawmaker Just Used The Term ‘Legitimate Rape’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Eager to avoid another Todd Akin, a national Republican group trained Senate candidates on how to avoid campaign-ending gaffes
PoliPundit, March 26th: There are election cycles – 2006, 2012 – when some Republican candidates’ big mouths ruin it for everyone. They say the wrong thing, a la Todd Akin, and give the Lying Liberal Media the material it needs to elect Democrats nationwide. But, this year, luck seems to be with the Republicans. [...]Show More Summary