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McCaskill: Akin Is A Knuckle Dragger. My Knuckle Dragger. Can’t Take Him Before November 6, Or Ima Cry

Posted on | August 21, 2012 | 5 Comments

by Smitty

HotAir, emphasis original:

According to WaPo, the combined $1.5 million that McCaskill’s campaign and Democratic groups spent in the last weeks before the primary “attacking” Akin as a true conservative was more money than his own team spent on ads over the course of the entire campaign. That’s how badly they wanted to face him, and their strategy worked so well that they might get Brunner or Steelman or maybe even a more established Missouri Republican instead. Keep an eye on Jim Talent: He denied today that he’d run again for his old seat, possibly because he’s in line to be defense secretary under President Romney, but the calls for him to replace Akin on the ballot have already begun. Your country needs you, Jim.

Claire will have to unpack her narratives:

Came home from campaigning last spring.
Saw people, places and things.
We barely had arrived,
Pollsters asked us to describe
The people, places and every last thing.
So we unpacked our narratives.

I unpacked “knuckle dragging” first.
Those pro-lifers are the “worst.”
Then I picked “Christianist” and
Next I picked “raaaaacist” and
Then I was ready to tell them my tale,
’cause I’d unpacked my adjectives.

Narratives are words you use to really frame things,
Handy words to carry around.
Dems are sunny, Republicans are rainy
Boys are dumb and women brainy
Narratives can show you which way.

Narratives are often used to help us destroy things
To say how thin how fat how short how tall.
Girls who are tall can get taller,
Boys who are small can get smaller,
Till Claire is the tallest
And Claire is the smallest of all.

We hiked along without care.
Then we found a GOP bear!
He was a hairy bear!
He was a scary bear!
We beat a hasty retreat from his lair,
And described him with Narratives!

. . .


5 Responses to “McCaskill: Akin Is A Knuckle Dragger. My Knuckle Dragger. Can’t Take Him Before November 6, Or Ima Cry”

  1. jlwellfonder
    August 21st, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Oh my!! I scrolled down and the McCaskill joker scared the crap out of me!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!

  2. Lemuel Vargas
    August 21st, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Of course, McCaskill wants Akin now especially after his gaffe-filled response about “legitimate rape”.
    So if there is “legitimate rape”, there must be an”illegitimate rape”, then?

  3. smitty
    August 21st, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    In context, ‘illegitimate rape’ would be ‘making a false claim’. But Akin gets to own his bumbling.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 21st, 2012 @ 12:06 pm Jeff Goldstein raises a serious question, but I still think Akin is a tubal pregnancy on the GOP mother and tough decisions are required…

  5. rosalie
    August 21st, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    i would hate to see “the window” into her mind and O’s. I bet it’s even scarier.