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Todd Akin compares Claire McCaskill to a dog
|Contributor||The Sunset Provision |
|Last Edited||The Sunset Provision Oct 21, 2012 05:55pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Washington Post|
|News Date||Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A dog may be man’s best friend, but most women don’t appreciate being called one or compared to one. |
Rep. Todd Akin did just that to his opponent, incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), at a fundraiser in Springfield, Mo., Saturday night.
Eli Yokley, editor-in-chief of PoliticMo.com, captured the comment on audio: “She goes to Washington, D.C. It’s a little bit like one of those dogs, ‘fetch,’ she goes to Washington, D.C., and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”
He continued, “It seems to me that she’s got it just backwards. What we should be doing is taking the common sense we see in Missouri and taking that to Washington, D.C., and blessing them with more solutions instead of more problems.”
The fundraiser featured former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, one of the few GOP party leaders who has stuck by Akin since the congressman’s infamous comment during a TV interview in August, during which he said a woman’s body had the ability to prevent pregnancy in the case of “legitimate rape.”
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