Because Akin’s repeated comments (Oh, you’re thinking of just the legitimate rape thing? Have you ever heard about his plan to abolish the minimum wage and Social Security, and how he equated student loans to Stage 3 cancer afflicting our society? No? Well, there’s lots of fun stuff this man says) and refusal to back down from the race—even after being called upon to do so by his own party– weren’t bad enough…
He’s decided to use the Duggar family—from Arkansas (which, in case you were wondering, is not part of Missouri, and therefore, they are not potential constituents or eligible to vote in this race) to rally Missouri voters to his cause.
Okay. Everyone, breathe. I’m trying to breathe as well. Yes, I also see all of the amazing ways in which this just doesn’t work.
The Duggar family will be making cameo appearances at several of his campaign rallies this week. In fact, Michelle Duggar will be leading the charge in Springfield, Missouri’s “Women for Akin” rally tomorrow. Because, of course the woman with 19 children would be rallying for a man who knows there’s a way to just shut that whole thing down.
Even though she hasn’t figured it out herself.
Now, I understand that celebrities often come out in support of the candidate of their choice, and I know that many of us have been calling out for Honey Boo-Boo to give us her opinion on the presidential race, but this—THIS—takes the whole celebrity endorsement too far. The Duggars are not residents of the state of Missouri. The only reason they are celebrities is because they garnered a reality TV show for the fact they’re fertile. It’s not as if they’re George Clooney or Bruce Springsteen, with amazing talent and masses of loyal fans. Geez, they’re not even Lindsay Lohan, who recently lent her support to Mitt Romney on the Twitter!
They have their own reality TV show because they consistently endanger the life of the mother and the children by continuing to procreate in an effort to increase “church” membership numbers for their religious affiliation of choice. And we watch it (well, not me. I’ve never seen it, because I saw it in real life). And yes, I used “church” in quotes because I’ve had intimate dealings with these individuals, and I would be happier to liken them to a sect or a cult. Imagine, your worth as a woman being based on your ability to pop out numerous children, preferably at home, as God intended, and then home-school them, with the exception of church school days.
But I digress…
So, tell me, Sprocket Ink readers, how do you feel about the Duggars coming out in support of Akin? And how do you feel about any celebrity endorsements for candidates? Does it sway your opinion, or just make you scoff?