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Todd Akin is the former six-term US Representative for Missouri's second congressional district. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and member of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Akin earned an M.Div. degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and worked in the private sector before entering Congress. He lives in St. Louis County.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: WND Books (July 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936488205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936488209
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,372,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Akin did not make an awkward comment: he told us accidentally what he really thinks, and it is ugly. He is in sync with all the ugly humankind-hating bible thumping, Islamic extremists, and all other fanatical bigots of any ilk.
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In this book Todd Akin continues to wallow in his sin of pride. Showing that he learned nothing by the implosion of his campaign, which cost his party a senate seat, he comes out with all guns blazing. His comments on pregnancy and rape were a coward's response to a question - should rape victims be able to get abortions or not? Rather than saying what he really believes - that all life is precious and that we shouldn't hold the way one was conceived against an innocent baby in the womb - a defensible if politically unpopular position - Akin tried to dodge the question by arguing that raped women don't get pregnant. When he was called on this comment - clearly raped women get pregnant all the time - he offered a half-hearted apology which he is now taking back in the pages of his book. He has no thought for the pain of victims of rape - all that matters to him is his unchristian pride. The book is full of it - he casts himself as the victim in every page, never taking responsibility for his own actions as Christ asks of us.
Todd Akin and people like him do more damage to the church than they can possibly imagine. But even if he understood it, there is no indication here that he would change his ways. None of what he does is to honor Christ, it's all to honor himself. As he says he will not be running for anything again (a moot point, as there's almost nothing he could get elected to), this book is mostly a parting shot to say 'I was right'. No, sir, you were wrong. One day Christ will ask you about your words. I hope you have something better to say to him than what you have said in this book.
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When the author creates a new word to describe physical violence thinking people aspire to distance themselves from him. He explains that he does not know what he is talking about and loses the election. Then he complains that people he knows distance themselves from him because he does not know what he is talking about.

A computer mistake at the end means his campaign workers get no severance pay and he owes $ to venders. Quality work if ever there was any. Too bad he is not still on the government payroll serving the people of the United States of America. (Not).
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The book was boring, but I read it anyway. I wanted to get his side of the story and how his alleged party bosses were against him. The idiot still has no clue. They wanted him to drop out because he could not win yet, which they were correct in their prediction.
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A slip of the tongue? What Akin tried to say -- so he claims -- is that there is a difference between a woman who WAS raped and got pregnant, and a woman who falsely claimed she was raped and got pregnant.

The former has an unwanted pregnancy violently imposed; the latter is a liar. So if a woman shows up at Planned Parenthood clinic, who is to say her rape claim is real or not? Akin, or the woman and a police report? News for Akin: ia pregnant rape victim's body does not "shut down." The sperm can indeed find the egg, and is on they way to becoming a fetus.

Akin earnestly apologized for his remarks on video during the campaign. Well, he is recanting his apology two years later. The Missouri Republican now insists that he always believed in what he said regarding "legitimate rape" and is convinced that the media, Democrats, and Republicans such as Mitt Romney all decided to persecute him because he is a good, Christian, patriotic man. Ah yes, that grand conspiracy against right wing Christians -- that explains everything! Akin now claims in FB that the incident was all part of a "spiritual war" between good and evil. Akin was on the side of "good," in case you didn't figure that out. In mid-July, 2014, Akin told David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that the uproar over his comments was really "part of a spiritual war," instead of a political campaign that galvanized many Missouri women voters.

And on the record, Akin remains an outspoken opponent of abortion IN ALL CASES, including health reasons or in cases of rape or incest. He also opposes embryonic stem cell research.
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I found this book extremely insightful on the ways of male privilege and rape culture. I recommend this book to anyone who loves legitimate idiots. I would also recommend Snooki's biography because they both share extremely insightful lessons on morals and values. Todd Akin is a legend like Unicorns. Unlike unicorns though, Todd Akin does not have any magic and has no idea how to be majestic. Akin and Unicorns share similarities by both being enemies of the ligers because ligers eat unicorns and superfluous people. On a side note I am pretty sure Akin will be chased by ogres with pitchforks if anyone takes this book seriously.
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I was ready to give this book 4 or 5 stars...until I got to the last 3 or 4 pages of the book. I am from the Show Me State, and do not regret for a second having voted for Mr. Akin both during the primary and the general election. He beats the pants off of that 'wicked witch of the east' that we're currently cursed with for a Senator.
Unfortunately, Mr. Akin seems to have swallowed the false teaching that has been so prevalent in our so-called 'Bible believing, Fundamental' churches and so-called 'Christian' radio over the last 4 or 5 decades; that teaching being that one cannot truly be a Christian unless they are married with children (and in some cases, grand children). This was a good and fascinating read about what goes on behind the scenes in a campaign, until his advice to get married and raise a family as a means of saving our country from God's coming judgment. I'll go ahead and give this 4 stars for the first 180 pages; 1 star for the final 5 pages.
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