Todd Akin Compares Criticism He’s Received To Beheadings
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Akin of Missouri feels as though he’s like someone who has been beheaded by religious extremists. Oh, and what he had to endure was worse than what happened to Bill Clinton–who was impeached, lest we forget.
…Akin wasn’t at all apologetic about his claim that women are unable to become pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape.” Instead, he argued that “political correctness” had caused him to face greater backlash than Bill Clinton, “who was accused of doing something wrong, as opposed to saying something wrong.”
“It surprised me that the saying it wrong almost seems like it’s worse than the doing it wrong,” he said. Clinton, of course, was impeached. And Akin’s comments on abortion and rape are indeed reflected in his actions, such as his attempt to redefine rape and participation in militant anti-abortion rights activism.
He went on to compare criticism of his remarks to decapitation by Islamic extremists: “We see that all the time with [what] the Islamists pull out on us: we’re offended so we’re going to cut your head off.”
He then compared the U.S. to 1930’s Germany.