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A political rape metaphor from... Todd Akin's wife


There's an unwritten rule that your campaign forfeits the right to draw parallels using "rape" when the campaign nearly went up in smoke talking about rape in the first place.

Rep. Todd Akin's wife Lulli hasn't heard this rule.

In an interview with National Journal, Lulli said the attempt by "party bosses" to get her husband out of his U.S. Senate race is like when America was under British rule.

“Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way,” [she said].

She cited colonists who “rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife. But that is where we are again. There has been a freedom of elections, not tyranny of selections since way back. Why are we going to roll over and let them steamroll us, be it Democrats or Republicans or whomever?” Obama and Mitt Romney “both seem to be embodying” a British monarch, “with all the tactics that they’ve been revealing” toward her husband, Lulli Akin said. “Are they that dissimilar?” she asked. “Are they really dissimilar? They say with their mouths ‘free enterprise’—but, really, how free?”

Word choice, word choice, word choice.

[National Journal]

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