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Todd Akin Is Just Like Waco Cult Leader, Own Consultant Brags

The Branch Davidian Compound observation tower shown in a file photo dated 19 April 1993 engulfed in flames after a fire started inside the compound. After a shootout in Waco in 1993 that killed four federal agents and six members of the Branch Davidian religious sect, authorities negotiated with cult leader David Koresh for 51 days. On the final day, 19 April 1993, a few hours after a government tank rammed the cult's wooden fortress, the siege ended in a fiery blaze, killing Koresh and 80 of his followers.
April, 1993: The Branch Dividian compound in Waco, Texas, burns after an FBI assault on the David Koresh-led cult. Photo: BOB DAEMMRICH/AFP/Getty Images

We know what you’re thinking, Missouri voters: This Todd Akin fellow, he’s been saying a lot of offensive things. Is he a decent guy? Steady? Sane?

You bet he is. Here, let Akin campaign consultant Kellyanne Conway put your mind at ease:

A consultant for embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin today compared Republican attacks on Akin to the 1993 federal siege of cult leader David Koresh.

I’ve expressed this to Todd as my client for a while now, I’ve expressed it to him directly,” Akin consultant Kellyanne Conway said in an interview released today by the conservative Family Research Council. “The first day or two where it was like the Waco with the David Koresh situation where they’re trying to smoke him out with the SWAT teams and the helicopters and the bad Nancy Sinatra records. Then here comes day two and you realize the guy’s not coming out of the bunker. Listen, Todd has shown his principle to the voters.”

See? Just give Todd Akin your trust and your vote, and you’ll all die in a horrible fire.

Todd Akin Just Like Cult Leader, Says Consultant