Sunday, August 19, 2018

McCaskill compares opponent to Todd Akin- men like Josh Hawley are disastrous for women

In a fundraising letter from her re-election campaign, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, compares her Republican opponent, Attorney General Josh Hawley, to the man she beat for re-election six years ago, Congressman Todd Akin. The text of the message is printed below:

I want to tell you a little something about Todd Akin and Josh Hawley.

You probably remember Todd as the “legitimate rape” guy – most people do. It’s been six years to the day since he made his infamous comments, and I’m as stunned now as I was then.

But here’s what actually makes me sick to my stomach: Ignorance like that gets all the attention, but plenty of others have backwards beliefs about women.

My opponent, Josh Hawley, blamed sex trafficking on the sexual-liberation movements of the 1960s. He worked as a lawyer on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, letting bosses restrict women’s access to birth control. He wants Roe v. Wade overturned.

He hasn’t gone quite as viral, but his ideas are also backwards.

I’m committed, today, tomorrow and every day to fighting against men like Todd Akin and Josh Hawley. If you’re with me, I need you to donate, because men like Hawley are going to be disastrous for women.

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And because I never miss an opportunity to replay this video, my 2012 hit (it reached number 41,237,013 on Amazon and was so disturbing that Amazon discontinued its charts), Akin Breakin Heart, backed by the Rick Murray Quartet. The photo that shows with the video was taken at the 2012 Lincoln Ladies Ice Cream Social at Memorial Hall in Carthage.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scary ClairEE wishes she had Akin again...what a truly telling comment from the Queen of private aircraft

Anonymous said...

I am a woman and I am in favor of repealing Roe vs Wade or as I like to call it by it's truthful name, "The Legalized Murder Of The Unborn".

Anonymous said...

Sorry Claire! No Akin to save your butt this time. I love how she tried to twist Hawley's debate challenge into something "inappropriate". Democrat minds always in the gutter.

Unknown said...

She’s desperate; bringing up an opponent from six years ago. That’s how long it’s been since she was here. Too busy being the star of Nauseating Morning Joe on FakevNews Channel

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

Ok, where were you when Trump and his cabinet officials were abusing all the travel and special security details? What about Trump and his every weekend trip to HIS resorts at OUR costs and when he complained about Obama going a few times a year on vacation? What about Blunt and his son getting secret money from DeLay and then his kids doing lobbying work and then him voting to support their lobby efforts? What about Sir Billy Long going to Las Vegas and spending tens of thousands of dollars on meals, but never showing up for a true open discussion with the voters? Let us not forget that Blunt voted for ethanol plants and his farm grows corn and his net worth went up 5 fold in three years due to his congressional help for mega corporations. You cannot throw mud and not expect it to come back and hit you with renewed vigor.

Anonymous said...

At least she doesn't have the government spending millions for golf trips every weekend. Oh, wait, that's a republican and he can charge the government for the secret service to stay at his resort while he plays. Hell of a way to make money. GO TRUMPY!! Keep playing golf and Making Murica Grate Again!

Anonymous said...

Howdy Doody Hawley isn't much compared to Claire.

Anonymous said...

Obama played golf some way

Unknown said...

Anonymous 4:59
You must not be aware that Trump endorsed his paycheck back to the US Park Service, his daughter and son-in-law work for free, and his stays at his resorts are NOT billed to the government

Do you remember Michelle Obama’s vacation to Spain—took 13 C-130’s ( not cheap at all)

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

Hypocrite Harvey, Do you remember Trump spending more for golf vacations in one year than Obama spent in two terms for trips? Have your conspiracy loons look up the actual facts and get back to us with your lying spin.