Todd Akin Confuses Mitt Romney and the Entire GOP Establishment With ‘Liberal Media’
Tonight on Twitter, Todd Akin followed a well-worn right wing path and blamed everything on “the liberal media.”
I apologized but the liberal media is trying to make me drop out. Please stand w/ me tonight by signing my petition at akin.org/still-standing
He does have a small problem though.
Mitt Romney is the liberal media? RT
@toddakin I apologized but the liberal media is trying to make me drop out.
@toddakin Interesting. Last I looked the highest profile voices trying to get you to drop out today was Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
@toddakin Lastly. Sean Hannity on Fox News was trying to get you to drop out today. On national television. That’s liberal media?
At this point, he’s missed the deadline for withdrawing from the Senate race without penalties; he can still bail out but he’d need a court order, and he’d have to pay for ballots to be reprinted.
But it looks like he’s going for broke. He’s a Tea Party candidate through and through, and he doesn’t really owe anything to the Republican establishment.
We should be grateful to Akin for shining a big bright spotlight on the Republican Party’s total war on women’s rights. That’s why the big GOP fish put the big pressure on him today — not because they disapprove of him, and not because he expressed an extreme position, but because he’s spilling too many beans.
He’s a gift, not only to Claire McCaskill but to the Democratic Party and President Obama.