Akin's quote took less than 48 hours to close a ten-point gap in his race, and now a critically important "likely" Senate seat for the GOP is going to force the gangsters to divert millions in money and thousands of hours of effort which could have been spent trying to gain ground in the Senate, instead of holding on for dear life.
There are 33 Senate seats up for election; Democrats hold or have a chance to hold 23 of them, while Republicans defend only 10 of theirs. Yet despite that enormous strategic advantage, the GOP now faces the prospect of a 28-5 rout, and a potential loss of the filibuster in the Senate in 2014 when the odds are more in the Democrats' favor.
Note that all of this has gone down BEFORE we give 'em the kiss of death: an advertising barrage against nearly every GOP Senator showing that their vote to block the middle class tax cut will raise the taxes of 150 million Americans by an average of $1600, and the only way for voters to get it back is to VOTE OUT EVERY REPUBLICAN.
Instead of fighting that on a broad front, the GOP is already tied down in individual races they shouldn't have had to worry about--if they hadn't voted in favor of greed at every step for two years.