Todd Akin: Totally Not Playing the Victim

Todd Akin’s comeback tour is inadvertently turning into a comedy show. On the Steve Deace show, Deace began the interview by declaring, “We’re conservatives here, so we’re not into victimology.” And literally one minute later Akin said, “There was an obvious intent on the part of left to victimize anybody which (sic) is Republican if they could on the subject.”

Does Deace say, “Hey, wait a minute, you just said they victimized you and we’re conservatives so we aren’t into victimology”? Of course not.

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And then he goes on to say that the media tried to “assassinate” his political career:

“The media wants to roll another Republican and do this assassination thing, but when is someone just going to stand up to these jerks and tell them what they are and say they are manipulating the news for their own agenda,” he said.

But he’s totally not a victim! And conservatives aren’t into being victims, even when they say they’re victims! They’re just completely oblivious to how incoherent and contradictory they are.

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After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Farce more than comedy I think.

    Akin is apolitical joke. Not overly funny though – and sadly not alone.

    Problem with political jokes is that too many of them get elected. (Don’t think Todd Akin will be again though.)

  • Trebuchet

    Akin is yet another idiot engineer. Along with the many idiot MD’s (e.g. Ron and Rand Paul) out there, he’s living proof that a good education is no protection against utter foolishness.

  • Modusoperandi

    If it’s a legitimate victimization, the political body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

  • d.c.wilson

    Todd told people what he really thinks. The only person who victimized him was himself.

  • dugglebogey

    Criticizing your opinion isn’t “assassination.” It’s not even bullying. It’s what grown-ups do.

  • robertbaden


    Don’t offend the idiot engineers, or they’ll come up with an even more powerful idiot.

  • Artor

    Hey, Republicans aren’t into obliviousness, incoherence and contradiction. How could you accuse them of such things?

  • dingojack

    Isn’t ‘victimology‘ a scientific study of victims of crimes and the effect those crimes have on them?

    Why does Todd Akin (and conservatives) hate the FBI?!?
    ;) Dingo

  • smrnda

    Has Akin ever been directly confronted with just the factually inaccurate nature of his views on rape and pregnancy?

  • Modusoperandi

    smrnda “Has Akin ever been directly confronted with just the factually inaccurate nature of his views on rape and pregnancy?”

    If it’s a legitimate thought, the brain has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

  • smrnda


    I laughed and spit my coffee all over the screen on that one!

  • tuibguy

    Clarification: When he says “victimology” he is not referring to legitimate victimizing. Victimology is when leftist minority America-haters complain. Legitimate victims are when patriots get their feelings hurt, or when someone casts aspersions on their asparagus.

  • eoraptor

    Modus, over the last couple of weeks, I was starting to think you’d lost a step, or two. Now I see you were just saving up for the right moment.

    Well played, sir, well played.