We're all painfully well aware of Donald Trump and his pathetic $5 million extortion offer to Obama, just the latest of his "look at me" birther stunts. Well, two can play at Trump's game and fortunately for our side, we have a much more skilled player in the form of Larry Flynt, who seems to be gleefully back in the mode he was during the Clinton impeachment, where his investigations led to the downfall of would-be Speaker Bob Livingston and other humiliating reveals of naughty Republicans. He already offered $1 million for info on Romney's hidden tax returns back in September, but now he's getting more specific. Specifically, he's going after the Republican Senate candidates who can't keep their mouths shut on the subject of rape.
This time he's not asking for outside information, oh no. This time Larry is taking a page from old Ferret Head himself and asking the candidates directly. On Tuesday, he ran an ad in the Indianapolis Star offering Richard Mourdock a cool million to prove his "It's God's will" if you get pregnant from rape statement.
The tongue-in-cheek advertisement suggests that Mourdock could verify his claim by providing transcripts of his conversations with God. It suggests that "letters, e-mail, tex messages or videos from God or messages addressed to you from God transmitted by any third party, including the Republican National Committee or the Ryan/Romney campaign," could be used to substantiate the claim.I really hope Pat Robertson heard that last remark.
"I assume that you would not have made this statement unless you have been authorized by God," the ad states. "No one who believes in God would ever use the Almighty's name in vain. That would be blasphemy."
On Sunday, Flynt will run a full-page ad in the St. Louis Post Dispatch promising a $1 million reward for Akin if the Republican can provide "proof to substantiate" his infamous line, "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down."You can read the whole thing here. But here's an excerpt and it's in the same biting tongue-in-cheek tone that Flynt used against Mourdock:
Please send me evidence that supports your special knowledge that women who are raped will naturally not get pregnant. I assume you would never have ventured such an orginal statement about women's reproductive biology, and suggest that women should have no fear of unwanted pregnancy from rapists, unless you have in your possesion completely conclusive scientific evidence.Well, Akin does sit on the House Science and Technology Committee!
The offer expires on Monday night at 11:59 P.M. (Oh and as what can only be a shot at Romney, Flynt offers to deposit the $1 million in "America, the Cayman Islands or Switzerland." Heh,)
Between Trump and Flynt, I'll take Flynt. He's not doing this as a pathetic attention getting stunt. He's just doing this because he loves to watch these guys squirm. Keep at it, Larry!