Women Just Love Todd Akin

Janet Huckabee went on Janet Mefferd’s radio show this week and said that women are “really on fire for Todd Akin — presumably not because he actually set them on fire in order to purge their immoral ways. I find this conversation to be quite amusing:

Mefferd: As you’re going around and you’re talking to women and you’re doing these events around the state of Missouri, what are you hearing from women in particular about their support for Todd Akin and what they think conversely about Senator McCaskill?

Huckabee: I think women are really on fire for Todd Akin. They’re out there, they’re praying for him, they’re lifting him up in prayer, they’re giving financially. You know everybody can’t give millions and millions of dollars, and it’s to me more important that a thousand people give one dollar than it is for one person to give a thousand dollars, because if you have a thousand people that are willing to give a dollar the amount is the same but you have a thousand people that have put skin in the game and you have a thousand votes of people who are going to say ‘hey, I’m going to vote for him.’ I tell people it doesn’t matter what you give, it’s equal sacrifice that you’re willing to make phone calls, that you’re willing to put up signs, that you’re willing give that dollar or that thousand dollars, whatever you can do and women around the state are doing that. To me it’s exciting, they always want to say ‘do you want to talk to the man in charge or the woman who knows’? Women know what they want and right now I think they want Todd Akin to be their Senator.

Mefferd: Oh I agree, it is so exciting. Go to JanetMefferd.com, click on that box that says ‘Support Todd Akin, Help Take Back the Senate’ and get involved today.

I’d be willing to bet that Claire McCaskill wins the female vote in Missouri by a bare minimum of ten points on election day. The fact that any woman is willing to vote for him is still depressing though.

13 comments on this post.
  1. Gregory in Seattle:

    Any woman who would vote for a Republican does not deserve the rights the GOP is fighting so hard to keep them from having.

  2. Jordan Genso:

    If Akin got the vote of every woman that he never compared to a dog, I wonder if he’d still be able to muster a majority.

  3. Gretchen:

    Any woman who would vote for a Republican does not deserve the rights the GOP is fighting so hard to keep them from having.

    *writes a country song*

    Heeeeeey lady, don’t want that liberty?
    Think that means you can deny them too to me?
    Just because I’ve got ovaries, and boobs in equal portion
    Don’t mean you can decide I’m not allowed any abortions
    If you don’t want those freedoms, I have to say I’m hurt
    But I won’t let you leave them there in the dirt
    If a sheltered life is what you want, go right on ahead
    I’d rather make my own choices up until I’m dead
    Heeeeeey lady, don’t want that liberty?
    Screw you for thinking that means you can take it from me

  4. Trebuchet:

    The last paragraph appears to be Ed, not Mefferd. I’m glad I’m not the only one who screws up the blockquotes.

  5. Sastra:

    To me it’s exciting, they always want to say ‘do you want to talk to the man in charge or the woman who knows’?

    Who wants to say that at all — let along ‘always?’ What “they” are we talking about?

    I mean, if the woman “knows,” then why isn’t she supposed to be in charge?

  6. Reginald Selkirk:

    The quote in the first paragraph needs to be closed as well.

  7. Abby Normal:

    I think women are really on fire for Todd Akin.

    So Akin gives women a burning sensation? I wonder if there’s a cream for that. If so, I wonder if Akin has tried to ban it yet.

    The fact that any woman [person] is willing to vote for him is still depressing though.

    FTFY

  8. thisisaturingtest:

    Did you notice that, in all that blather responding to a question specifically about women’s support for Akin (and implicitly asking why they would support him), Huckabee never said anything that wasn’t equally applicable to men? If you go back and replace his pro-forma mentions of “women” with the word “men,” you’ll see what I mean. Folks like Huckabee really don’t see women or their problems as anything other than extensions of men and theirs.

  9. baal:

    The “skin in the game” comment is a red flag for me. Invariably, it means the folks with disposable income are the only ones that count or that your value is only measured by the $$ you give to them.

  10. JustaTech:

    My mother, who lives just ouside Boston, has been getting Huckabee robo-calls in support of Akin for weeks now. She simply can’t fathom why anyone would waste money (which is presumably in short supply) on calling people in another (liberal) state. Even if she wanted to (dear god no!), she can’t vote for this yayhoo. And I would think that the Repubs in MA are having a hard enough fight that they need to keep all available money in-state.

    Akin: evil and stupid.

  11. abb3w:

    …ten points is almost an acceptable spread for even money, given we’re talking about Missouri.

  12. Ichthyic:

    Folks like Huckabee really don’t see women or their problems as anything other than extensions of men and theirs.

    this is an excellent point, and can’t be stressed enough. It fully explains why women in RWA households will vote against their own best interests; because they are taught from an early age to equate their best interests as being the best interests of the head of household, be that father or husband.

  13. stace:

    If you go back and replace his pro-forma mentions of “women” with the word “men,” you’ll see what I mean.

    “Her” pro-forma mentions, actually… the speaker is Janet Huckabee, the ex-governor’s wife.

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