“If your brains were dynamite there wouldn’t be enough to blow your hat off.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake
He’s at it again. Todd Akin’s quest to get back in the good graces of the Republican Party has taken a predictable turn: When in doubt, question the President’s Americanism. It’s a pathetic ploy, and that’s why it will probably work with Republicans. Talking about things he’s not well versed on is becoming an Akin trademark, and this instance is no different. From Huff Post:
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, responded to the protests in the Middle East on Wednesday, saying he believed President Barack Obama was “apologizing” to hostile countries around the world.
“First of all, apologizing to all people, [to] a lot of countries who are enemies, and apologizing to them and everything. You know, if we did something wrong, that’s one thing. But he’s just apologizing because he didn’t like America? I think that’s the wrong thing to do,” said Akin, outlining why he disagreed with Obama’s foreign policy.
Akin added that right now, the United States should wait and see how the situation in Libya “develops” before deciding how to act.
The view that Obama is constantly apologizing for American values is frequently repeated by conservatives, who argue that the president is “unpatriotic” and, as Akin said, doesn’t “like America.” Obama never apologized in his statements on the attacks in Libya and Egypt.
Idiot. The GOP had been calling for Akin to drop out of the race, but this latest party propagandists’ take on Libya will most likely catapult him to Republican star status.