Barack Obama Slams MO Republican Todd Akin at NBA Fundraiser
Thank You Todd Akin.
Thank You Akin campaign media consultant, Rex Elsass.
Obama used Todd Akin’s outrageous rape remarks tonight in New York speech.
President Obama laid into embattled Republican Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri for his recent comments on rape and abortion, telling a crowd of campaign donors on Wednesday night that the congressman must have “somehow missed science class.”
“Recently some of you have been paying attention to the commentary about the senator (sic) from Missouri, Mr. Akin, who … the interesting thing here is that this is an individual who sits on the House Committee on Science and Technology but somehow missed science class,” Obama said, drawing laughter and applause.
“And it’s representative of the desire to go backwards instead of forwards and fight fights that we thought were settled 20 or 30 years ago,” he added.
The president was addressing a group of 120 current and former NBA stars and other wealthy supporters attending the $20,000 per plate “Obama Classic” fundraiser in New York City. Spotted in the crowd were co-host Michael Jordan and his fiancee, Yvette Prieto, Bill Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Walt “Clyde” Frazier.
“This is my dream team,” Obama told the group at the top of his remarks.
Meanwhile the Obama Campaign continued to link the Romney-Ryan ticket to Todd Akin in another donations email on Wednesday night.