Remember when Todd Akin first made his inane comments about the female body being able to shut down to prevent pregnancy after a rape, when the Republican party said it absolutely would not support him anymore, no matter what? As I said at the time, that was a lie. Here’s the video of Reince Priebus saying so:
“It can be tied. We’re not gonna send him a penny.” Because he doesn’t care about politics, he’s in it for principle. I scoffed at him when he said it and predicted that they would support Akin. And they did. The Republican party didn’t send him a penny, they sent him about 70 million pennies.
But in the final days of the race, the NRSC tried to push Akin over the top, transferring $360,000 to the Missouri GOP on Nov. 1, and another $400,000 on Nov. 2, according to FEC documents released late Thursday night.
And the Missouri GOP spent nearly that much, $756,000 on an ad buy on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 for “W. Todd Akin,” with the firm Akin used to do his media buying.
How entirely unsurprising. All that talk from Priebus about how this was a matter of principle and he didn’t care about the politics was a lie.