Monday, August 20, 2012

Todd Akin has gone into hiding

This morning I decided to while away some time. So I called Todd Akin's capitol hill office. Af first I misdialed and got into the office of one of the long suffering Democrats in DC. The phone was answered by a sweet voiced female staffer who told me very politiely and with an obvious smile that came through the phone line quite clearly that she was not employed by Akin. She then gave me his office number and transferred me.  Akin's capitol office was answered immediately by voicemail. It went through its normal speech about how important my call is to them and gave me several different options...everything seemingly designed so that congress critter and his staff won't actually have to deal real people. I elected to leave a voicemail in reply and was informed by 'The System" that the good critter's mail box was full. I then started calling his district offices and found that all his phones were answered by voice mail. There was no opportunity  to leave a message for him and I was abruptly cut off by the voice mail systems in both his district offices. They did however tell me how important my call was to them. That really made my day.
Next I sought help and assistance from Speaker Boehner's office and told the  young man who answered the phone in the Speaker's office that I had been making many phone calls this morning to Akin's offices and his voicemail boxes were full and I wondered if Speaker Boehner would take a message for him.  That young man  told me politiely and with the barest hint of a giggle in his voice that he imagined Akin was getting lots of phone calls this morning but sadly the Speaker couldn't take a message for him.
Perhaps my own congress critter, John Campbell,will be of help....."hello Congressman Campbell?  Could you take a message for Todd Akin for me..?"
Now of course I am having visions of darkened and barricaded congressional offices with the congress critter hiding behind his desk surrounded by his staff.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

America's Dumbest Congress Critter

Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) is the GOPer nominee for the US Senate seat currently held by the blue dog, Claire McCaskill. Apparenlty Todd took to  the campaign trail and was touting his position on choice. He seems to believe that women should have no choice in the matter of whether or not they should carry a particular pregnancy to term. A woman's sole choice in that regard seems to be whether she will allow entre to the man's  cock. Once she agrees to that  all is over for our lady fairest and if she conceives she has to carry to term. Simple right? 
Well Congressman Akin feels that is an entirely reasonable thing to say. When queried about pregnancies resulting from rape, he repled in such a way as to cause his hearer to believe that a rape and incest exception  is not needed because there are apparently few "legitmate rapes:"  as he called them and in those cases the mysterious female body has ways of preventing pregnancy. This claim completely ignores the fact that more than 35,000 children are born each year in the US  as the product of rape.
Mr Akin is my hands down choice for Congressional Dumbass of the week! In fact I wouldn't be surprised if the Akin were also the stupidest member of the House.