Stay Classy, Todd Akin
On Saturday, Todd Akin compared Senator Claire McCaskill to a dog:.
With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s Saturday fundraiser was highlighted by a questionable analogy.
Two months after his “legitimate rape” comments sparked a firestorm of criticism, PoliticMo captured audio of Akin in Springfield, Mo., comparing Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill’s work in office to that of a dog.
“She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, you know ‘fetch,'” Akin said. “She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”
Today, his campaign doubled down on the comment:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top campaign adviser to Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, compared Akin’s opponent to a dog via Twitter on Monday, apparently running with a remark made by the candidate over the weekend.
“If Claire McCaskill were a dog, she’d be a ‘Bullshitsu,'” Rick Tyler tweeted Monday.
When BuzzFeed asked Tyler, via email, whether the tweet was a joke, he responded, “Yes. It was a joke. Get it?”
Are these people running for Senate, or President of the He-Man Woman Haters Club?