‘Fetch!’: Todd Akin compares his female opponent to a DOG – just weeks after ‘legitimate rape’ outrage

Republican Congressman Todd Akin said his  female competitor Senator Claire McCaskill fetches government handouts ‘like a  dog’.

This is just the latest semantic mistep by  Akin, who gained national recognition- and ridicule- after his comments about  ‘legitimate rape’.

He also previously said that McCaskill, who  is running for her second term as Missouri’s senator, behaved more ‘ladylike’  when she was first running for office in 2006.

More cordial times: Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill, who are vying for McCaskill's senate seat, shake hands at the end of their second debate

More cordial times: Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill, who  are vying for McCaskill’s senate seat, shake hands at the end of their second  debate

The latest comments came Saturday when he was  making remarks at a fundraiser, and the audio has since been posted online by PoliticMO.

‘She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little  bit like one of those dogs, “fetch,”‘ he said.

‘She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.

‘It seems to me that she’s got it just  backwards. What we should be doing is taking the common sense we see in Missouri  and taking that to Washington, D.C., and blessing them with more solutions  instead of more problems.’

Fighting words: Akin said that McCaskill behaves 'like a dog'
Fighting words: Akin said that McCaskill behaves 'like a dog'
Fighting words: Akin said that McCaskill behaves ‘like a  dog’

The crowd is heard clapping in response.

One of said supporters was the former  Presidential candidate and governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee.

Huckabee is one of the few well-known  Republicans who continued to support Akin after he said that women cannot get  pregnant after ‘legitimate rape’ because their bodies #try to shut that whole  thing down’.

Following that interview in August, many  Republicans- including Mitt Romney- called for Akin to drop out of the race but  those suggestions were ignored.

The latest tracking data suggests that Akin  is trailing McCaskill by six per cent.

This is not the first time that a politician  has used a dog as a comparison point, as fellow midwestern Republican Steve King  said that the United States should simply use the techniques that he uses when  selecting a ‘good bird dog’ when it comes to deporting immigrants.

‘You get the pick of the litter and you got  yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor  civilization on the planet,’ he said in May.

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