It’s been two years since Todd Akin opened his mouth and made the remarkably stupid “legitimate rape” remark, suggesting he was an idiot. It’s been exactly six days since he opened his mouth and proved it again. Now, he’s just rubbing it in our faces.
The former US Congresscritter is releasing a new book, called, Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom. In it, the 67-year-old from Missouri confirms his staggering, almost tragic ignorance; while reflecting on the comment that lost him the 2012 Senate election, he makes comments on several issues, including his comment regarding abortion, which he said “easily trumps slavery as the greatest moral evil in American history.”
While speaking with KMOX hosts John Hancock and Michael Kelley this morning, Akin attempt to explain what he meant by the remark:
“That means if we’ve killed 55 million innocent people in America, that’s a more serious moral crime than the next-worse thing that America has done—in my opinion, slavery,” he said.
Akin remembers what an aide told him immediately following the infamous 2012 TV interview in which Akin uttered the words “legitimate rape.”
“He said, ‘Well, you know, that woman’s body having a shutdown, that could be problematic, but it went pretty well,’” Akin said.
Of course, that wasn’t the case at all.
“It hit the fan,” Akin said. “Within two weeks, I’d gone from being Mr. Respectable Congressman to somebody who was being shunned as a terrible fellow.”
And he didn’t learn a thing then, so why should we expect anything out of him now? You’re not helping your status as a pariah in respectable society, Akin. He regrets using the term, but claims that “there is merit” to what he was trying to say, telling KMOX that “Recent studies in the last two years have come out saying that stress plays a factor in whether or not somebody gets pregnant.”
He also blames the “media elite” for attacking him harder than they did Bill Clinton for having sex in the White House.
Bill Clinton still has a long history of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior. And he gets applauded, and the media says absolutely nothing.
Ah, more ownership from the party of personal responsibility. Having sex in the White House is exactly the same as dismissing claims of rape. It’s important to remember that he’s got a new book out; I’m willing to bet anything that Akin is attempting to stir up the hornet’s nest to try and get free publicity. I wouldn’t put it beyond him.