August 4, 2014 3:45 pm -

Definer of rape Todd Akin said that another run for office wasn’t off the table. The former Republican Congressman spoke last week with Joseph Farah of the right wing conspiracy site WorldNetDaily, which is publishing his new book.

Right Wing Watch notes that Akin is morphing the controversy over his “legitimate rape” remarks into a battle between spiritual good and evil, insisting that God was on his side.

Akin told Farah that he hasn’t dismissed the idea of running for office again because he wants to “tell the truth” and “stand up to evil.”


Akin has previously apologized for this remarks on rape, then in the book, took it upon  himself to walk that apology back by amping up the rhetoric.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Rape Apologist Todd Akin Might Run For Office Again To ‘Stand Up To Evil’

  1. mea_mark August 4th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    The best way it seems for republicans to sell books is to run for office, or at least pretend to. For republicans, politics is becoming a way of grifting.

    • Obewon August 4th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Exactly! If Akin were to actually run, he could have learned that 2016’s greatest voter turnout in any presidential election year, is his worst enemy.

  2. arc99 August 4th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Mr. Akin if you want to “stand up to evil” how about addressing the fact that the drinking water for a city of a half million people has been rendered unfit for consumption.

    Algae Blooms Making Toledo Water Undrinkable Are Thriving

    Farm, Sewage-Treatment Runoff Into Lake Erie Are Feeding the Blooms Like Candy

    • Tommy6860 August 4th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      That’s god (AKA, unregulated polluters, GOP, etc) punishing a liberal bastion, that doesn’t count.

  3. Anomaly 100 August 4th, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Evil vajayjays!

    • William August 4th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Damn right.

  4. Always Right August 4th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Guys like him an Anthony Weiner lack moral judgment. You blew your chance, now go away.

  5. Dwendt44 August 4th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    the bible says nothing about rape, so maybe he’s right. NOT!!!

  6. Bunya August 4th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Let’s hope it’s a legitimate run because his constituents have a way of “shutting that whole thing down”.

  7. Carla Akins August 4th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Where’s RJ? He’s much closer (geographically) than I am and this guy needs to be knee-capped. Of course, he stands a snowballs chance in hell of winning anything other than clueless douche-bag of the year but as a fellow Missouian, I find his mere existence embarrassing and harmful to the state.

    • Anomaly 100 August 4th, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      R.J. and I are polar opposites politically but I can see him giving this guy a mafia-style knee cap job.

      • Carla Akins August 5th, 2014 at 5:44 am

        Me too, but he may have to borrow his boys Batman cape for the vent.

        • Anomaly 100 August 5th, 2014 at 8:23 am

          His boy’s? That’s his cape.

  8. LiberalMD August 5th, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Rather than “Stand Up To Evil”, Mr. Akin should “sit down and shut up” before he sticks his foot in his mouth again.

  9. newtosf921 August 7th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Of course, Mr. Aiken wants to stand up and “tell the truth”! What he means to say he wants to tell his twisted version of the truth……….He is trying to claim that the term “legitimate rape” is the correct way in the legal world to talk about rape….. and, of course that is not correct….there is no such real term as “legitimate rape”………….

  10. John David Peer August 8th, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Although I agree that his comments were ill-advised and probably ill-informed, there is, I’m afraid, some scientific background to what he was probably TRYING to say.

    In that many fertility specialists believe that a woman that is enjoying the mating, and in particular, one that is able to achieve orgasm during the act, will actually slightly increase the probability of fertilization.

    An interesting read for any liberals here still interested in science…