Monday, October 15, 2012
Akin Makes Crazy Seem Normal
Just for fun, let's review Todd Akin's Top 10 Extreme Quotes. My comments follow each quote: 10. "[Social Security and Medicare] are enslaving people and destroying people’s lives… Basically we fought a war for slavery already, we don't want that anymore." (1/10/12) YES...those old people who can't afford to live or get healthcare without Social Security and Medicare need to be free of those government chains, so they can starve to death or die of disease. 9. "[Doctors are] giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant." (1/22/08) Huh?? 8. "I think [food stamps are] destructive; putting people in chains to the welfare state is not compassionate and it needs to stop." (6/11/12) Yes poor people need to be free of government handouts so they can starve to death. 7. "One of the things that did distinguish me from some of my colleagues here was the fact that I would support a repeal of the 17th Amendment." (6/11/12) The 17th Amendment provides for direct election of Senators. Todd thinks he was appointed by God. 6. "Our freedom is seriously threatened right now… I hope we will fight the battle with ballots and not bullets, but the Second Amendment is our last ditch of defense." (4/24/12) We need to take up arms against the negro president. 5. "[Claire] had a confidence and was much more ladylike [in 2006], but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging." (9/26/12) Todd thinks broads are meant to be seen not heard. 4. "The Federal Government is destroying things right now. It's paying women to have children out of wedlock. What you pay for, you get more of. That's nuts." (5/25/12) But Todd will not let you have contraceptives or abortions! 3. "The bottom line is you've got a conservative House, you've got a bunch of socialists in the Senate, and you've got a commie President. That's where we are." (4/16/11) And we've got a fascist running for Senate in Missouri. 2. "[Student loans are] the stage three cancer of socialism that is threatening our freedom." (6/2/12) Damn socialists...how dare they try to educate the middle class. 1. "From what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." (8/19/12) The doctor Todd is quoting is Dr. Mengele. Honorable Mention: "I don't believe in [global warming] at all, okay?... I just don't think the evidence is good there from a scientific point of view." (8/1/12) And Todd knows all about science. By the way, did you know the earth is really flat and only 2,000 years old.