Rep. Todd Akin (R-2) is well known for his Christian Nation brand of godliness. This is a guy, after all, whose signal political achievement, apart from a few big slathers of Defense Dept. pork, had something to do with keeping the words “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “in God we trust” as the national motto. Seriously. According to Ray Hartmann, Akin did, however actually distinguish himself in one other specifically godly way:
The comedians had a good time with Akin for his having invoked a new “R word” into the healthcare debate, that being “R” for “the Rapture.” They called it “the ultimate Republican emergency backup plan” and gleefully explored how it might be implemented.
Although Akin might argue that this same godliness has served him well in the 2nd district which has sent him back to the U.S. House numerous times, perhaps the time has come to reconsider his reliance on God’s help. As New York News & Features‘ Don Amira has noticed in regard to the GOP presidential primary, Rich Santorum’s decision to drop out of the race must be:
… a major milestone for God, the beloved all-powerful deity whose personal endorsement somehow failed to secure the nomination for any of the numerous Republicans – Santorum, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry – whom he reportedly encouraged to run for president. It is unclear at this point whether God will even bother to offer anyone his apparently useless endorsement in the general election.