Femininity expert and giant elderly fetus Todd Akin is moving his mouth parts and making awful sounds again. This time, rather than sharing his opinions about Rape Science, he's got an opinion about his opponent Senator Claire McCaskill, who he has determined is poised to lose the election because she is less "ladylike" than she was the first time she ran for Senate. Either a sexist brain slug from 1955 has taken control of Todd Akin's thinkbox, or Todd Akin is organically one of the stupidest, most out of touch dumbasses to run for Senate in a dog's age. He makes me miss Christine O'Donnell.
The latest round of offending remarks came today, when Akin told the Kansas City Star that he still believes that he can defeat the incumbent because McCaskill somehow lost her vagina during the years after her first Senate victory and has forgotten how to Woman to Todd Akin's specifications.
I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent. She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that's because she feels threatened.
Republican officials responded with a resounding NO COMMENT, attempting to infinitely punt the responsibility for weighing in on Akin's unrelenting idiocy back and forth until reporters got tired chasing the football. From TPM,
"Decline to comment," said a spokesperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
"I think it's best if the NRSC weighs in on these questions because we're so focused on the presidential," an RNC spokesperson said.
Akin's latest embarrassingly out of touch casual misogyny might prove especially damaging, since the deadline for the Congressman to legally remove his name from the ballot expired earlier this week. He's also been struggling to repair his image with female voters in the wake of his "legitimate rape" comments after realizing, with horror, that women have been able to vote since 1920.