Akin’s Wife as Dumb as He Is

Wow, if you thought Todd Akin was braindead, wait till you see his wife. In a profile of the Akin family in the National Journal, she says that the pulling of Republican support from her husband is just like the abuses of King George, when British troops raped our wives and daughters.

The pressure and attacks clearly reinforced Akin’s sense of mission. For the family of the lawmaker known for dressing in colonial garb at Fourth of July parties, the attacks also increased their identification with Revolutionary America. Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections “by the people and for the people” with “tyranny, a top-down approach.” She added, “Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way.”

She cited colonists who “rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife. But that is where we are again. There has been a freedom of elections, not tyranny of selections since way back. Why are we going to roll over and let them steamroll us, be it Democrats or Republicans or whomever?” Obama and Mitt Romney “both seem to be embodying” a British monarch, “with all the tactics that they’ve been revealing” toward her husband, Lulli Akin said. “Are they that dissimilar?” she asked. “Are they really dissimilar? They say with their mouths ‘free enterprise’—but, really, how free?”

And it should go without saying that she thinks God is on their side, and he’ll make up for the lost money from the RNC and Crossroads GPS pulling out by multiplying small donations like loaves and fishes.

“God can increase,” she said, citing the “Feeding of the 5,000”—a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude.

The campaign will take small contributions, “respect them, and say ‘God, multiply it. Make it pay,’ ” Lulli Akin said. “It brought us through the primary, same way. We’re gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored.”

I hope she keeps saying stupid things like this until her husband loses badly on election day.

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  • typecaster

    Sadly, the “Faith in Humanity” app on my phone says he probably won’t lose badly. Or lose at all.

  • Michael Heath

    Ed writes:

    I hope she keeps saying stupid things like this until her husband loses badly on election day.

    An event that would most likely strengthen her faith; just like winning strengthened the faith of our founding fathers. [/snark]

  • baal

    “just like 1776 in that way.”

    Welcome to the 21st century? Pushback is part of the price for speaking in public. Not all pushback will be fair regardless if you’re right or wrong. Batshit crazy or out of touch with reality tends to get some of the worst pushback, however. Plan accordingly.

    Also, now would be an almost relevant time to mention the 3rd Amendment. It was really importance once, a long time ago in a very different place. I have to wonder what this might mean for renters in a time of war.

    “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

  • Randomfactor

    the attacks also increased their identification with Revolutionary America.

    So why is she speaking in public instead of her husband? Surely she doesn’t intend to try to VOTE as if she were a landed white man.

  • dmcclean

    She cited colonists who “rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife.

    … but if you do, at least I know they won’t get pregnant?

    The existence of these people really borders on the incredible. W. T. F.

  • Christoph Burschka

    But is the GOP legitimately withdrawing their support? Because in that case shouldn’t she be able to just shut that down?

  • Taz

    I’ve seen some bad word salad in my time, but how the hell did “free enterprise” work its way into this?

  • yoav

    And it should go without saying that she thinks God is on their side, and he’ll make up for the lost money from the RNC and Crossroads GPS pulling out by multiplying small donations like loaves and fishes.

    Isn’t doing that sort of illegal? Can’t wait for the news reports showing secret service agents marching a handcuffed god into curt so he can be arraigned for counterfeiting.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    …the attacks also increased their identification with Revolutionary America.

    In other words, the attacks caused them to retreat even further into their little world of play-acting and make-believe.

    Maybe that’s why those idiots think a woman can shut down her womb: they all shut down their brains (and/or their hearts, spines, ears, eyes…) in response to even the slightest trauma; so if one organ can be shut down, why not another?

  • Abby Normal

    Don’t worry, legitimate tyranny rarely results in lost nominations.

  • Chiroptera

    There has been a freedom of elections, not tyranny of selections since way back.

    Man, these clowns’ sense of entitlement sure runs deep.

    The Akins’ really believe that the Republican Party is obligated to support him? And that the denial of this entitlement is equivalent to tyranny? And rape?

  • flex

    Taz wrote,

    I’ve seen some bad word salad in my time, but how the hell did “free enterprise” work its way into this?

    Because free enterprise is clearly what Akin is doing when he is running for a seat at the public trough.

    The level of cognitive dissonance is strong in this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003760368271 roberthuckabee

    I just figured out that the fish and bread the fantasy Jesus used to feed the fantasy crowd of 5000 was probably just homeopathic. All it takes is a few molecules and you’re in business.

  • Michael Heath

    Taz asks:

    I’ve seen some bad word salad in my time, but how the hell did “free enterprise” work its way into this?

    Ms. Akin is a graduate of the Sarah Palin School of Communication?

  • infraredeyes

    They’ve really got a thing about rape, these two, haven’t they?

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife.

    That’s why the revolutionary war took so long. The colonist had to wait nine months to see if the rape was a real rape. No point fighting the redcoats over a slut of a daughter or wife.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way.”

    You know what else is exactly like 1776? You’re husband’s thinking. And not in a good way.

  • raven

    My latest theory is that fundie xianit causes cognitive impairment.

    (I’ve stated this many times already.)

    You don’t have to accept this. You can do your own research, collect your own data, and make your own decision.

    Start with Michele Bachmann. Internet trolls. Creationists. And now a new data point. Akin and his mindless wife.

  • raven

    We had a discussion about this point on a laugh at creationists thread on Pharyngula, this morning.

    It looks like fundies actually spend huge amounts of time, effort, and money making themselves stupid and ignorant. In other words, it’s hard work but they do it anyway.

  • Freeman

    Unfortunately, a great many Missouri voters (disclaimer – I live in MO) are also as dumb as Akin, and he isn’t likely to lose badly on election day — he’s polling pretty evenly with McCaskill.

  • jnorris

    Her comments about George III and British troops raping Americans sound VERY anti-colonial to me. Has Rep. Akin released Lulli’s long form birth certificate?

  • dmcclean

    jnorris wins the thread.

  • navigator

    I’ve read this four times now, and it still doesn’t make any sense. You could twist it around to mean something only if you take “the people” to mean incredibly self-satisfied white males who feel they can treat women as garbage. No, even then it still doesn’t make sense.

  • http://www.themindisaterriblething.com shripathikamath

    Couple of things:

    1. Todd Akin has closed the gap. The last poll shows him trailing by a minuscule margin in a red state: A mere 5 points after trailing by as many as 11 just a month ago (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/2012_missouri_senate_race.html)

    2. With the Romney distraction, the media is going to ignore the money the SuperPACs will be pouring in.

    3. On a good note, there is this heart-warming story from Iran:

    http://gawker.com/5944741/iranian-woman-beats-the-crap-out-of-cleric-for-telling-her-to-cover-up

    Also, Todd Akin and his wife can go fuck themselves with the exhaust pipe of a moving bus

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Ms. Akin is a graduate of the Sarah Palin School of Communication?

    There are five Sarah Palin Schools of Communication, and Mrs. Akin trandferred from one to the next until she got enough classes to get the degree.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    I’ve read this four times now, and it still doesn’t make any sense. You could twist it around to mean something only if you take “the people” to mean incredibly self-satisfied white males who feel they can treat women as garbage.

    Yup, that’s what she meant. See, it’s not so hard to make sense of this shit, is it?