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Hard to believe that Todd Akin (R-2), is facing a challenge from the right. Not to mention downright scary to even think about what being to the right of Akin entails. Just consider: today, he joined a group of “Party of No” VIPs to welcome the teapartiers who came to Congress at the invitation of über wackjob Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) to kill health care for the next ten years.  Akin’s contribution?  He led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance which, he confidently explained, “drives the liberals crazy.”

Whether or not the Pledge drives liberals crazy is moot, but at least most of the liberals I know could get the words right. Of course, maybe Akin was just too unnerved by sight of  protesters carrying a rally poster with the label “National Socialist Health Care” over images of corpses from Dachau. The equation is one that would not only disgruntle but disgust anyone who retains even a shred of decency.