Remember how “legitimate rape” Todd Akin was a pariah, rejected by all, should just slink away, wasn’t our kind of person, certainly didn’t reflect the values of the party, blah blah fucking blah? Well, he got $760K from the NRSC on the weekend before the election. (Of course, John Cornyn doesn’t want to talk about it.)
Here’s the thing: McCaskill completely whupped his ass. He lost by 15 points, and even if you assume every libertarian vote would have gone to him, he still lost by 10 points. It was pretty clear on election eve that he was going down in flames, so the NRSC wasn’t spending that money in hopes of pulling out a win. They either did it out of gross incompetence, or they were throwing down a marker to appease teabaggers after the election (see, we tried!).
Either way, fuck them for thinking we wouldn’t notice.