Expert on lady parts and history professor too.
Rep Todd Akin: "The Founders were really down on the idea of Democracy, they despised it, because they understood the danger of a rabble getting all excited about something and not knowing all the facts and going off half-cocked and doing the wrong thing."
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Rep. Todd Akin: "If you go back to the days of the pilgrims and puritans, they had an awful big mouthful of tyrants and kings and they had a very very skeptical view of entrusting very much power to human beings, and so, almost in a paranoid fashion, they made what a lot of us have learned about the horizontal and vertical checks and balances, you know, the executive, legislative and judicial, in terms of federal level and then federal, local and state, so all of these things were designed to compartmentalize power and uh, to protect freedom and uh, in one of those things that's not mentioned in that list is the role of a Senator or Congressman or Liegislator, and that is that they are to use their best judgement and put principal over politics, and, um, that is one of those forms of checks and balances. The Founders were really down on the idea of Democracy, they despised it, because they understood the danger of a rabble getting all excited about something and not knowing all the facts and going off half-cocked and doing the wrong thing, and that's why the trustee was very much central to the checks and balance system, and, um, I've always believed that way because my study of the founders."
The above statement, made by GOP Rep Todd Akin a few months ago while running in the GOP Missouri Senate Primary, is so amazingly garbled and "half-cocked" I don't even know where to begin.
. . . "a rabble getting all excited about something and not knowing all the facts and going off half-cocked and doing the wrong thing"
Thank you, Todd Akin, you just described the Republican Party and every Fox Viewer and Rush Limbaugh Dittohead I have ever met.
I submit for your consideration Todd Akin, Mr: The Founding Fathers despised Democracy, didn't want stupid people fucking up America, lady parts expert, historical scholar, babbling psychopath for Senate. He votes like Paul Ryan and he sounds like Michele Bachmann. The Founding Fathers were not paranoid, Congressman Akin, YOU ARE. Nor were the Founding Fathers opposed to Democracy. That is insane.
If you think the founding fathers didn't trust "human beings" with the power of self-government through a democratic process you don't know shit about American History. If voters have to show ID maybe politicians should have to be able to pass a basic history test that isn't approved by Glenn Beck University. Thank you, Todd Akin for reminding us what clueless, out of touch batshit lunatics the modern GOP has become. When every single ad Mitt Romney runs is a lie and Republicans believe every damned thing Fox News says I find it oddly comforting to think that some Republicans running for office really think they should take away democracy like the Founding Fathers wanted to keep the stupid people from fucking things up. I like to know what I am up against.
This is what we are up against.