Akin suggests McCaskill not ‘ladylike’

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Missouri Senate candidates Todd Akin and Senator Claire McCaskill debating Friday in Columbia, Missouri.
Missouri Senate candidates Todd Akin and Senator Claire McCaskill debating Friday in Columbia, Missouri.
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Keeping it classy down in Missouri, Todd “legitimate rape” Akin described his Democratic opponent in the Senate race, Claire McCaskill, as “more ladylike” in the past.

So how did the U.S. senator tarnish her reputation in the eyes of bat-crap crazy Akin?

According to the ultra-conservative Republican, she seemed like a “wildcat” at last Thursday’s debate. “She had a confidence and was much more ladylike [in 2006],” said the congressman. “In the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened.”

In an exclusive interview with The Last Word, McCaskill said many of his comments are proof of his hard-right ideology. “I don’t think the problem is what Todd said; the problem is what Todd believes,” she told msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “It’s not that Todd and I are that far apart, on opposite ends,” McCaskill said. “I’m in the middle, and he is on the very edge.”

Despite repeated calls from him to leave the race from fellow Republicans, he didn’t take the hint. The final deadline to withdrawal from the ballot came and went on Tuesday, as the GOP candidate carried on with a statewide bus tour and stayed in the race.

Both Republican and Democrat leaders condemned Akin’s comments suggesting “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy. 

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has said it will not contribute money to Akin’s race, however, now they are reconsidering.

 

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Akin suggests McCaskill not 'ladylike'

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