Remember Todd Akin? Sure you do. He was all set to be the Senator from the great state of Missouri until he opened his big, dumb mouth and alerted the world to his peculiar hobby as an amateur OB/GYN specialist. However, when it's 'legitimate' douchebaggery, the body politic has a way of shutting that whole Todd Akin thing down.
Now Todd is on the Wingnut Welfare circuit, promoting his book, Firing Back. According to Akin, he didn't lose because he's a clueless, God-bothering, misogynist asshole. No, no; he lost because he loves the Constitution too damn much.
... Republican party bosses who didn’t like the fact that his “first allegiance was always to the Constitution.”According to a press release announcing the book’s publication:
In "Firing Back," six-term congressman Todd Akin describes in eye-opening detail what it is like to be an unapologetic conservative in a town dominated by media bullies, backroom bosses and liberals of either party.'World famous'? Yeah...I guess, for about five minutes, because of a cretinous remark.
Although he tried to be a loyal Republican, Akin’s first allegiance was always to the Constitution and his conservative principles.
As the world-famous senatorial candidate who took so much heat from his own party, Todd Akin is uniquely qualified to write about the problems in Washington and the Republican Party.
Akin's book is published by that well-known literary powerhouse, WorldNetDaily, the extreme birther website. WND is also where Akin, who is an irony-free zone, offered his post-election advice on how to win elections.
Akin was back on RWNJ Joseph Farah's loony channel yesterday, claiming that:
...he lost his race for the U.S. Senate as the result of an Alinsky-inspired conspiracy to destroy him — and America — by making fun of him.
“Going all the way back to the old Saul Alinsky and his tactics, instead of dealing with the thought or the issue or the question at hand, instead what you do is you try to destroy their character, you make fun of them,” Akin said.
“It’s a form of very destructive politics, the attempt to destroy people’s credibility and it is used by the left very effectively to the point that Republicans cower and are afraid of it.”
Instead of cowering, Akin explained, people need to be more heroic…just like Todd Akin: “My belief is it’s time in America for heroes, for people who have the courage to stand up for what’s right, to call truth truth, for calling what they are doing a terrible tactic to destroy America and to destroy other people and just call them out on that.”
Todd Akin, American Hero: a grateful nation salutes you...and thanks you for the laughs.