God wants Akin to win, despite more rape controversy
The Kansas City Star
U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin supposedly has only six days left before he must pull out of the race and let another Republican try to beat incumbent Claire McCaskill - or he will have to stay in until the bitter end in November.
And the more realistic deadline to withdraw might even be earlier - as in later this week - because some Missouri ballots already are being printed.
But by all accounts, Akin isn’t going anywhere, so McCaskill’s forces are hoping she can start blasting him with both barrels later this month.
However, in a new controversy involving (what else?) rape, Akin and his wife Lulli have attracted more negative national attention.
In a long, insightful and quote-heavy National Journal article, Akin’s wife compared the treatment of her husband by the GOP’s elite to rape. In other words, when top Republicans such as Roy Blunt, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan told Akin to get out of the race after his absurd “legitimate rape” comments, these leaders were basically raping him.
“Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections ‘by the people and for the people’ with ‘tyranny, a top-down approach.’ She added, ‘Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way.’
“She cited colonists who ‘rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife.’ But that is where we are again. There has been a freedom of elections, not tyranny of selections since way back. Why are we going to roll over and let them steamroll us, be it Democrats or Republicans or whomever?”
Both Akin and his wife also talked a lot about what they said was God’s plan for his candidacy.
Put simply, God apparently wants Akin to win.
From the National Journal article:
“God can increase,” she said, citing the ‘Feeding of the 5,000’—a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, ‘respect them, and say ‘God, multiply it. Make it pay,’ ” Lulli Akin said. ‘It brought us through the primary, same way. We’re gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored.”
And from the candidate himself:
“What makes America unique and different?” Akin asked voters in Plattsburg. “I would say to you, it’s this idea that the Founders brought us—that there is a creator, that God gave us life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No other nation has ever been founded on that idea. And I think if we ever lose sight of that, then we are no longer the America you and I grew up with. And that is what I am standing for, the idea, first of all, that God gave us life.”