If you're a Democratic fundraiser, a candidate that wants to get the women's vote, or just a Dem that enjoys someone irritating the establishment, hard right schism before the elections.
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Todd Akin takes back apology for ‘legitimate rape’ comment
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-rape-comment/Former congressman Todd Akin (R-Mo.) regrets apologizing for his 2012 remark that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy.
Akin explains himself in a soon-to-be-released book, “Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom."
GOP to Todd Akin: Shut up
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/0...#ixzz37JVDbsyj“Todd Akin is an embarrassment to the Republican Party and the sole reason Claire McCaskill is still part of Harry Reid’s majority,” said Brian Walsh, who served as communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2012 cycle.
“It’s frankly pathetic that just like Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell in 2010, he refuses to take any responsibility for sticking his foot in his mouth, alienating voters and costing Republicans a critical Senate seat. Worse, he’s now trying to make money off his defeat. The sooner he leaves the stage again the better.”
The GOP has vowed to prevent the stumbles on social issues that plagued Republican candidates on the trail last cycle. So its overwhelming reaction to Akin: his five minutes of fame need to be over.
In his book, Akin serves up harsh words for Mitt Romney, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and GOP operative Karl Rove for abandoning him following his now infamous line about rape and pregnancy, that “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/0...#ixzz37JUoDINvThe former lawmaker spends a fair amount of time cataloging who wronged him. Karl Rove gets plenty of ink for his comments at the Republican National Convention, where he joked to donors that “If [Akin’s] found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” Akin also dings former National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Jesmer in the book for allegedly pressuring a supporter to try and “persuade as many pastors as possible to sign a letter asking me to step down.”
Akin singles out Rove, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Whip John Cornyn, GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Roy Blunt of Missouri, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and House Speaker John Boehner as the group of Beltway RINOs whose decisions are closely tied to which candidates are supported by Republican super PACs. Akin later calls McCain’s 2008 presidential bid a “futile effort” and describes the senator as “old, brittle, and internally angry.”
Yet, Huckabee writes the forward to his book. Oh, that old time schism!