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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:14 AM

Todd Akin on women’s issues in Kansas City campaign stop

Source: Washington Post

He stood by his description of Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-Mo.) behavior as not very “ladylike” during last week’s debate. “We’ve got a couple of words in the English language, one is a gentleman and a lady. … I think those are pretty self-explanatory terms, and I was using them just as the English language uses those terms.”

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Akin was also asked why women should support him, after his comment on “legitimate rape” last month. “We have a regular army of women campaigning,” he said, citing the “Women for Todd Akin” campaign event last week in St. Louis. He mentioned the need again for an energy policy. “The federal government’s so big … it’s sucking the freedom out of our country.”

Finally, another reporter questioned him on the role of women. “It’s pretty evident,” he said, launching into rhetoric I’ve heard before. “We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Then he railed against those “who want to divide America” by pitting the poor against the rich, identifying people by skin color and blaming the Republicans for a “war on women.”

I didn’t get a chance to ask him about equal pay for equal work. He voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, but at another event last week, this was his answer to why: “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 wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that’s fine … the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble.”



Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2012/10/01/todd-akin-on-womens-issues-in-kansas-city-campaign-stop/



Ah, the recent musings of Todd Akin on women's rights. It is interesting how he defends his vote against Equal Pay as the right of employers to discriminate against women based on gender.

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patrice Oct 2012 #3
HooptieWagon Oct 2012 #4
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treestar Oct 2012 #6

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:19 AM

1. Then he railed against those “who want to divide America” by pitting the poor against the rich"...

which would pretty much describe the GOP platform.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:23 AM

2. Or against race, or ethnicity or where they live and who they sleep with...

Other than that, he is a sterling example of the modern republican man...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:23 AM

3. Akin was afraid to show his face in public at either of the 2 stops he made here Thursday.

His entrance into Crown Center was hidden, even though there were several non-protestors waiting across the street to see him.

And he avoided one of the busiest high traffic streets to go in to lunch in North Kansas City. Apparently used the back alley entrance to the cafe.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:44 AM

4. I imagine Akin on women's issues sounds about like...

an Amish farmer discussing electronic fuel injection.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:55 AM

5. Ahem!



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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:11 AM

7. Good way of putting it!!! n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:10 AM

6. Then Todd is not very gentleman-like

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