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Burning down the houseWhen Republican consultant Kellyanne Conway told Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin to be more like David Koresh — the cult leader in Waco whose standoff with the ATF led to the death of 80 of his followers and himself — apparently, Todd Akin listened! So how did Todd Akin set his compound on fire today? Oh just by saying that the Equal Pay Act, which dates back to 1963 and says it is illegal to pay Fallopian-Americans less than men solely on the basis of their plumbing, is unfair, because freedom.

First, here’s Kellyanne Conway, who is obviously a lunatic, via RightWingWatch:

I believe that the establishment will have to look at this race and they will have to hold their nose because the first days—and I’ve expressed this to Todd as my client for a while now, I’ve expressed it to him directly—the first day or two where it was like the Waco with David Koresh situation where they’re trying to smoke him out with the SWAT teams and the helicopters and the bad Nancy Sinatra records. Then here comes day two and you realize the guy’s not coming out of the bunker. Listen, Todd has shown his principle to the voters.

Now, we know the wingtards have gone a little militia-happy ever since Waco and Ruby Ridge, but we did not know they actively look up to and seek to emulate David Koresh — who, we will repeat, died along with 28 kids and 54 adults after setting his own compound on fire. Sounding really sane and lucid there, Kellyanne Conway! But how has Todd Akin showed us his principle lately?

Just yesterday, he noted that Claire McCaskill wasn’t “ladylike” because in their debate she did not make him a sandwich! But that was yesterday. Todd Akin, how have you shown us your “principle” today?

Via TPM:

AUDIENCE MEMBER: You voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Why do you think it is okay for a woman to be paid less for doing the same work as a man?

AKIN: Well, first of all, the premise of your question is that I’m making that particular distinction. I believe in free enterprise. I don’t think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don’t pay. I think it’s about freedom. If someone what’s to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.


Yes. The government has gotten us into huge trouble, by sticking “its nose” into “things.”

So how many Senate seats will the Democrats end up with? 120 or so? Seems low.


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