Todd Akin: Portrait of stupidity

Todd Akin is the definition of idiot and moron. Photo: Associated Press

Moron - noun: fool, idiot, ass, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, clod; informal nitwit, halfwit, dope, ninny, nincompoop, chump, dimwit, dingbat, dipstick, goober, coot, goon, dumbo, dummy, ditz, dumdum, fathead, numbskull, numbnuts, dunderhead, thickhead, airhead, flake, lamebrain, zombie, nerd, peabrain, birdbrain, jughead, jerk, donkey, twit, goat, dork, twerp, schmuck, bozo, boob, turkey, schlep, chowderhead, dumbhead, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, lummox, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, meatball, dumb cluck. 

Idiot - noun informal: fool, ass, halfwit, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, moron, imbecile, simpleton; informal dope, ninny, nincompoop, chump, dimwit, dumbo, dummy, dum-dum, loon, dork, sap, jackass, blockhead, jughead, bonehead, knucklehead, fathead, numbskull, numbnuts, dumb-ass, doofus, clod, dunderhead, ditz, lummox, dipstick, thickhead, meathead, meatball, woodenhead, airhead, pinhead, lamebrain, peabrain, birdbrain, jerk, nerd, donkey, nitwit, twit, boob, twerp, schmuck, bozo, turkey, chowderhead, dingbat. (Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus) 

CHICAGO, August 22, 2012 — Moron - noun formal Todd Akin. Idiot - noun formal Todd Akin. 

Missouri Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin is not just an ordinary moron and idiot. He is an outrageous moron and idiot. He is currently a member of the House of Representatives, a body, as a whole, not known for its genius, ethics, or morality. 

Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape,” pregnancy and abortion were beyond idiotic and moronic. Even sheer stupidity is too mild. There is not a derogatory word in the English lexicon descriptive enough to describe them or him. 

Akin claims he did nothing morally or ethically wrong. He is right about that. He did something outrageously stupid, which is worse. He accuses his detractors of overreacting to his comments. How do people over react to outrageousness? He is even dumber than he looks and sounds. All the defiance he has cannot save him from himself.   

Akin is not just a moron and an idiot for his comments. He is an idiot and moron because he refuses to admit that he is an idiot and a moron. He refuses to withdraw his candidacy and allow someone with intelligence to take his place. 

The issue is no longer between pro-life or pro-choice. This is not about so-called women’s health versus the so-called sanctity of life. This is not even an issue over the race between a Democrat or Republican. 

This is a pure intelligence issue. America does not need another person with a total lack of cranial capacity sitting in the United States Senate. 

If Todd Akin needs another job that badly, the Ringling Brothers circus is recruiting clowns. He could have a whole new career. 

Todd Akin has a duty and responsibility to step aside. His comment was not a mere mistake, no simple gaffe. He should release his elementary, high school, and college transcripts.

People need to see if he passed Biology for Dolts. 

Akin’s statement was not political. It was not moral. It was not religious. It was outrageous and unforgivable. 

Akin believes this kerfuffle will disappear once the news cycle storm passes. He is dumber than dumb if he believes that. This storm will not pass. It is a perfect storm of his creation. This will not go away. No one will let it. Not the GOP, not the Democrats, and not women, no matter their political persuasion. 

Akin did not just demean or denigrate women. Akin dehumanized them. 

Akin is a dead duck. He lost the election before the campaign even started. He needs to go. No one will or should forgive his comments. No amount of groveling can gloss over his sheer stupidity.   

Akin made politicians look worse than they already do. This country is in very bad shape. The economy is in the tank, people are suffering and afraid, and things do not look like they will get better anytime soon.

The last thing either Missouri or America needs is another dummy holding public office. 

Akin’s comment was based on his own deep personal beliefs that defy biology. All the sanctimonious apologies in the world will not help him. You cannot apologize for being stupid. People should rightfully start asking what other ill informed, moronic, or idiotic beliefs Akin holds. 

Akin is stubbornly holding out. His stubbornness is proof of simple mindedness. Conservative pundits and politicians are calling for him to step down. Akin will be forced to discuss this over and over again. He cannot defend or apologize his way out of it. He should do the honorable thing and withdraw. He already committed political suicide. 

Akin is the worst thing any candidate can be. He is a loser, a nuclear loser, and a toxic loser. 

Todd Akin is not alone in his scandalous stupidity. The Democrat and the Republican parties are being run and led by scandalous dunces and inflammatory imbeciles. While every single poll demonstrates the only thing on Americans’ minds is the economy ― employment, opportunity, and prosperity ― the nincompoops in both parties are focused on “who’s zoomin who” and the privacy between women and their doctors over an elective medical procedure. 

They are positioning abortion and gays over and above the economy, employment, prosperity and opportunity in their party platforms. They are crowing and bragging about it. If that is all these two scandalously stupid parties have to offer, we need new parties. 

We deserve the government we get. We have and deserve a government totally devoid of intelligence because we keep electing cretins, morons, dullards, and idiots to public office. 


Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur.  He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys.  His opinions are his and his alone. Mr. Bella is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. 





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