Todd Akin opens his mouth, news story happens. You know how it goes…
When she defeated Republican Senator Jim Talent in 2006, [Democratic Sen. Claire] McCaskill "had a confidence and was very much more sort of ladylike," Akin told reporters today at a press conference in Jefferson City on the third day of a statewide bus tour.
"In the debate we had Friday, she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she was threatened," Akin said.
Yeah, you know how women are, when they're threatened. They turn into surly wharf tarts and brazen hussies, what with their strong personalities and willingness to engage in serious discussion. Sometimes they're even talk about their vaginas! Disgusting!
Personally, I think this is a very strategically-sound move from Akin's perspective. I mean, I think it's gross, but that's kinda the point.
Hear me out: A month ago, Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" pretty much drove away most voters who could be considered "discerning" or "rational." So, now, at this point, not only does he not have anything to lose by saying crazy ridiculous sexist nonsense, but it could actually behoove him! You know, energize the ol' crazy ridiculous sexist base and make sure they get out to the polls.
Everything is going according to plan.
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