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Todd Akin’s Wife Compares the Republican Party’s Treatment of Her Husband to Rape

FILE - This May 17, 2011 file photo shows U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., announcing his candidacy for U.S. Senate, in Creve Coeur, Mo. Akin said in an interview Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 with St. Louis television station KTVI that pregnancy from rape is "really rare." Akin, who has said he opposes all abortions, said in the interview if a woman is raped, her body "has ways to shut that whole thing down." (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

In a National Journal piece about Todd Akin's new, lonely reality, Lulli Akin said the GOP's efforts to force him to give up his (ongoing!) Missouri Senate campaign were similar to the "tyranny" that preceded the American revolution: "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 explained. Lulli then took it a step further, comparing her husband and his supporters to the colonists who rejected that system and "rose up and said, 'Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my wife.'" A legitimate metaphor, for sure.

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