Akin's slurs against McCaskill indict his candidacy
The Kansas City Star
Missourians should pay close attention to what Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin and people in his camp are saying about Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Akin and his aides have stooped to profane name-calling of the Democratic opponent. Generally when that happens, the camp falling to that low level is out of ideas and is unworthy of representing the state.
First Akin on Saturday likened McCaskill to a dog. That’s particularly demeaning when such a statement refers to a woman. He essentially called McCaskill the B-word, which is as awful as his comments about rape.
Then Rick Tyler, an Akin aide, wrote on Twitter that if McCaskill “were a dog, she’d be a ‘Bullshitsu,’” The Kansas City Star reports. Then to make things worse, Tyler tweeted that the remark was meant as a “joke” and apologized to “dog lovers everywhere.”
Such statements not only are unacceptable, but they show Akin to be uncivil, uncouth, unfit to represent the people of Missouri in the Senate.