More than a month after his comments about “legitimate rape” nearly derailed his campaign for U.S. Senate, Republican Todd Akin said Thursday that it has become clear to him that he will triumph over Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill this fall.If there's one person who probably should stop talking about proper lady behavior, it's Todd Akin, the guy who thinks women have magic lady parts that detect and deflect "legitimate" rape sperm in order to "shut that whole thing down." Instead, Akin's decided he's not content to merely play doctor; he wants to be Miss Manners now too and dole out etiquette advice to his opponent. And it is just so uncouth and unladylike for his opponent to point out his magic lady parts theory.
Part of his confidence, he said, comes from McCaskill's demeanor during their debate last week, which he said was not as "ladylike" as it was when she faced off with Republican Jim Talent in 2006.
“I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent,” Akin said. “She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened.”
But that's the Republican Party: bitter men insisting that women who challenge them are "not a lady" and are even shrinking their penises and neutering them. Hell, they can't even tolerate hearing the word "vagina", a word so "offensive," they think it can't be said in front of women. They just cannot stand being called on their bullshit, and they'll go so far as to exclude women from their hearings on women's health care in order to make sure they don't have to hear something "unladylike."
So let's show show Todd Akin and the rest of his party just how unladylike we can be. Please give $3 to each of our Daily Kos-endorsed women candidates for the House and Senate so they can go to Congress, raise some hell, stand for women and get downright unladylike.