Todd Akin is still on a tour promoting his new book and he’s still saying really, really dumb things in interviews. Now he says that his inane statement about women’s bodies having the ability to “shut down” to prevent pregnancy during rape was all part of the “intense war” on evil he was fighting.
After the whole thing blew up and it took maybe a week or two and it was just amazing. It wasn’t just national, it was international news, because people were saying I said something most of the time that I didn’t even say and assigning me motives that I didn’t have. What did I feel like? It’s going to be sort of an odd analogy but I’ll share it with you. I felt sort of peaceful, as though I was in a parachute. I sort of felt that on each side of me were these towering cumulus clouds. On the one side lightning and thunder of evil and the other side brilliant light of good and I sort of felt like I was literally on the front lines and that evil and good were going at each other all around me and I’m thinking, ‘how did I get here so fast? If you want a mental picture, sometimes you just have to sort of think of a bizarre picture but that’s what it felt like. I felt a sense of peace like I was protected but it seemed like there was this intense war between good and evil, which in a way didn’t surprise me because I always felt like I want to be on the side of selling good ideas.
Yes of course, you were fighting on the side of good against evil. So how do you explain your fake “apology” for that statement in a desperate attempt to revive your flagging campaign? Were you on the side of good against evil when you repudiated the very statement you now claim was a powerful force against the forces of Satan? Sounds like lying for Jesus to me.
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