The Duggars Campaigning For Todd Akin

The Duggars Campaigning For Todd Akin October 14, 2012

Remember Todd Akin? The guy that said women have magical mystery vaginas that will not allow the sperm of a rapist to fertilize an egg? Him of the flawed biology beliefs?

The Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Family of TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting” will be going to a number of fundraisers for Akin in the next few days.

The Duggars are back on the campaign trail. This time, they are showing their support for representative Todd Akin. Join them in Missouri on October 16th and 17th (details below). The Duggars plan on bringing their entire family, minus John and Jill, to the events to perform music. Josh and Anna also plan on attending with Mackynzie and Michael.

Tuesday, October 16, 12:00-2:00PM
Women’s Lunch Rally

Ramada Oasis Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone, Springfield, MO
Michelle Duggar, of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting”
Janet Huckabee, Former First Lady of Arkansas
Penny Nance, President of Concerned Women of America
Cost: $20/person
RSVP to or call 417.827.8795Tuesday, October 16, 5:00-6:00PM
Duggar Family Rally for Todd Akin
Main Street Music Hall, 1048 Main St  Osage Beach, MO 65065Wednesday, October 17, 12:15-2:00PM
Duggar Family Rally for Todd Akin
The Farmington Civic Center, 2 Black Knight Drive, Farmington, MO, 63640

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-7:30PM
Duggar Family Rally for Todd Akin
727 Ridge Avenue, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
I guess it’s just not enough to donate to the campaign of Charlie Fuqua, the man who wants to use Old Testament laws to justify murdering ‘rebellious’ children.  Now they have to go stump for Mr. Legitimate Rape too.
Doesn’t presenting Quiverfull as delightful and heavenly instead of the bondage it actually is keep these people busy enough without trying to get other people elected? Sure reveals what the Duggars actually believe.
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  • texcee

    I think the Duggars are absolutely heinous and I’ve thought so for a long, long time. Jim Bob and his Stepford Wife and Stepford Children absolutely creep me out. Can this man do nothing but hump his cow of a wife, trying to keep her barefoot and pregnant? What a godawful example for all those kids, who are brainwashed and righteous little Nazis who will grow up just like their parents. I hope at least SOME of them wake up before it’s too late and run for their lives! Little wonder that the Duggars are now using all those children as pawns in their political ambitions. *shudder* I need to go wash my hands or something! I feel slimey just talking about them!

  • Andrew


    A little harsh don’t you think. Sure the Duggars are very misguided and practice a warped theology but as far was we can tell, Jim Bob does truely love is wife. I have personally encountered large families long before I have ever heard of Quiverfull/Patriarchy/Gothardism. Every one has a right to their beliefs and to raise their children as they see fit and by that I mean teaching their children their beliefs. If the love is real these families do work. Personally I think you would be better off running a anything but Todd Adkin campaign and point out why he is not fit for office.

  • texcee

    Okay, yes, a bit harsh. That was a primal scream of outrage. Let me be a bit more erudite and lucid here on why I loathe the Duggars. The majority of my anger comes from my feminist side, and this is not just directed at the Duggars but all those pushing a patriarchal agenda. I am angry because they reduce women to little more than slaves. I am angry because the only option shown to the girls is a life of servitude, submission and being brood mares. I am angry because of the sexual domination and control the men exert over their women. I am angry because the insular lifestyle they lead does not prepare those children to live in the Real World. Can any of the girls provide for themselves if left on their own or are they dependent on the “care” of a man? All of the children are fairly uneducated, not to mention locked mentally into a narrow world view that will not serve them well outside of the confines of their homes. This type of upbringing crushes self-esteem, purposefully and practically, and leads to the type of desperation and mental instability shown in the Andrea Yates incident. I am particularly angry at Jim Bob Duggar for the lack of real care that he shows Michelle by all those continuous pregnancies. I am particularly angry at Michelle for allowing and encouraging it. I am particularly angry at both of them for using their children as their livelihood. Don’t think for a minute that they aren’t actively trying for that 20th child to boost the ratings of their TV show. They’ve got to stay on top (pardon the inadvertant pun there), stay ahead of any of the other Quiverfull families, especially the Bates, by having the most, the best, the most profitable children, regardless of what it’s actually doing to the kids. There is no individuality shown with the kids. They look alike, they dress alike, they’re all perfectly behaved, they’re all, in fact, PERFECT. At least for the cameras, and that’s what counts. Those kids are their meal tickets, but already the ratings are slipping. If Michelle can’t pop out that 20th child, they stand to lose their profitable TV show. A few years down the road, I fully expect to see a breakaway show with two or three of the kids who are grown and completely screwed up. The Duggars are living in a house of cards and, sooner or later, it’s going to collapse. So, yeah, I do hate the Duggars and all they stand for and even moreso now that they’re campaigning for radical, hateful, extremist Republicans who can obviously help Jim Bob back to where he wants to be — in political office, turning his beliefs into law that will be imposed on the rest of us. Don’t think it can’t happen here. Remember, Hitler and the Nazis were legally voted into office by the German people as the saviors of Germany. Think about it.

  • LG61820

    Quiverfull is a political movement not really a religious movement. The basis is that if enough right wing babies can be born they will grow to be voters who will vote with the religious right. Jim Bob and Michelle are certainly grounded in that philosophy.

    I am wistful when I watch the Duggars that my family could be as cooperative and loving as they appear on camera. However, with every story about their politics I get kinda angry. I realize they have an absolute right to their beliefs, but as a woman who believes my reproductive life is only the business of me, my spouse, my doctor and maybe my “god” I get angry and wonder why they want to mess around with MY body!?!

    TLC is kind of a modern-day version of a circus sideshow. Mega families are probably getting too much airtime to be considered as “weird” and interesting as they were when the series started. I will miss the Duggars, but hope they get cancelled soon.

  • Rachel

    Retardos supporting Retardos obviously. Yeah..I’m a Christian(One who’s decided to USE the brain the Lord gave me)and I’m well aware that women who get raped can get pregnant due to the rape incident.

  • ruth

    the duggars make me angry that the michelle and jimbob duggras don’t send they children to school and i am better mum and wife than michelle never be