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Friday, September 14, 2012

Todd Akin Snubbed by Family Research Council

OUCH!  Imagine being too Bible-humpy and snake-handly for the Family Research Council.  As George Costanza would say, “That’s gotta hurt!”

Or in the words of Seth Meyers, “That’s like the president of the chess club calling YOU  a nerd.”

Tony Perkins and his Family Research Council are hosting their annual Values Voter Summit this weekend.  Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin had been announced as one of the attendees at this annual Spanish Inquisition re-enactment.  And then suddenly, it was announced that Todd Akin would NOT be attending.

Paul Ryan, however, WILL be attending.

The rift between Todd Akin and the rest of the GOP is too phony for words.  This is what happens when a political campaign is based on nothing but talking points which must be repeated word for word 24/7.  Everyone must stay On Message at all times.  Or Else.

The Republican Party Platform calls for a ban on all abortions — no exceptions.  Most high-profile Republicans agree with the platform.  And Todd Akin agrees with the platform.  The only thing separating Todd Akin from the rest of the Talibangelical wing of the GOP is Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment.  That’s all.

Todd Akin’s one careless comment has caused the Republican Party to drop him like a hot potato.  The Republican Party Platform says “Tweedledeedumdeedah” and Todd Akin said “Tweedledeedumdeedoo.”

NO!!!  Get it right, you IDIOT!!!

This is an Outrage!  How DARE he say anything so shocking?!?  Todd Akin went off message, and he has thereby capsized the GOP’s tightly choreographed synchronized swimming routine.  He’s out!

It’ll be interesting to see what other rightwing fringe groups start shunning Todd Akin.

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Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Can't add anything to this one. Tweedledeedumb

September 14, 2012 at 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

The question needs to be asked. Was this a legitimate snubbing??

September 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we're supposed to cheer because the Klan didn't want the Nazi at their convention?


September 14, 2012 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My understanding is that Todd Akin made the decision to not attend. I do not think that any ill-feeling exist between Mr. Akin and the Values Voter Summit leaders. Besides, Mr. Akin has been engaged in a busy campaign schedule in Missouri at this very time.

September 14, 2012 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

My vote has value, and it's only going for three easy installments of $99.99. Act now, and get a free state of Kansas jello mold!

September 15, 2012 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. C: The key word being "dumb."

Jess: Nah, if it was a legitimate snub, Akin would have used some sort of internal mechanism to shut that whole thing down.

Erik: I never thought anyone could be too far to the Right for the Family Research Council, but Todd Akin managed it.

Anonymous: I know Akin wasn't officially snubbed or dis-invited. But it's like when a high-ranking official resigns after a scandal; there was pressure to resign instead of getting fired. Todd Akin has turned himself into an albatross for the GOP. I'm sure the Values Voter Summit was relieved not to have him there.

Randal: You're not a very good salesman. Some of these SuperPACs would pay you a lot more than that for your vote.

September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Someone on MSNBC, Chris Matthews' show, I think, mentioned right after the Akin brouhaha broke that the Missouri GOP didn't particularly want Akin to win the Senate nomination. The person who said that either didn't explain why or I somehow missed it.

I think there's more going on with Akin than we know.

September 15, 2012 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I think Claire McCaskill worked to get Todd Akin nominated, knowing that he'd be the easiest candidate for McCaskill to beat.

Mainstream Republicans don't like Akin because he's outspoken and goes off message. They agree with all his rightwing positions, but he's been ostracized for not marching in lockstep and not following the GOP script to the letter.

September 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM  

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