Todd Akin is famous for his “legitimate rape” comments and for co-authoring the “Personhood Bill” which would have redefined rape, made emergency contraception illegal and made abortion grounds for criminal prosecution. Now his wife, Lulli Akin, is saying that the Republican party trying to push Akin out of the running in Missouri over his controversial comments mentioned above are, in fact, like rape themselves.
Talking Points Memo, in a discussion on Akin’s fight against the rest of the Republican party since his legitimate rape fiasco, reported that, “When Akin stayed in the race, Republicans and their allies pulled out, prompting Akin to deploy a “Todd Hates Everyone” strategy: He calls leaders of his own party “corrupt” and accuses them of being moderate puppet-masters in web ads and on his campaign site. The strategy is basically a collage of the vitriolic language from a modern tea party primary, deployed as general election messaging.”
Apparently Lulli has the same take on the situation. Talking Points Memo reports as follows:
Lulli Akin says in the profile [National Journal profile] that she is not turned off by the refusal of national Republicans to contribute money to the race. She says small donations — and God’s will — will help her husband win:
“God can increase,” she said, citing the “Feeding of the 5,000” — a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, “respect them, and say ‘God, multiply it. Make it pay,’ ” Lulli Akin said. “It brought us through the primary, same way. We’re gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored.”
While those comments are dubious, to say the least, it’s not all she had to say,
She also believes the GOP’s abandonment is on par with the tyranny that launched the American Revolution.
Todd Akin said his wife’s comparisons to 1776 were “a little more grandiose than the way I would say it” — but he did say that there is a “this tremendous sense of uprising I feel among the people I talk to.”
Who, exactly, are they talking to? While the GOP likely abandoned him due more to the controversy than the actual comments (indeed, many supported his comments), it is obvious that his ignorance sparked off general outrage. “Party bosses,” as they said, support whatever they feel is best for their party. If it isn’t Todd Akin, well, that’s his fault. We can rest assured that he will likely be politically irrelevant in the near future.