That good old boy from Missouri, Todd Akin, really stepped in it. He has managed to not only offend his Democrat Senate opponent Claire McCaskill, he has offended Michelle Malkin and a host of other righty bloggers. You just can’t say these two words together: legitimate and rape. I’m guessing the greater Akin horror is the fact he said what he actually believes . . . that a baby in the womb is a sacred life without regard to the circumstances of its conception, including rape. What radical heresy. Damned inconvenient to boot, on multiple levels.
I admit Akin’s remarks came off as clumsy at best and possibly stupid, depending on exactly what was in Akin’s head at the moment. Hate and outrage are to be expected from the left and the malignant media but the venom from the right was really quite extraordinary. Sorry, Patriots, this is why we often lose.
The establishment and the right side snark crowd are way too quick to pile on one of our own. Akin was on course to beat McCaskill like a rented mule. I’d wager he would beat her in spite of his remarks. Nevertheless, now, the consensus is he must step aside. Akin may be gone by the time you read this because the Left must have its scalp.
Malkin: GOP candidates in critical races that could swing the balance of the U.S. Senate ought to be ready for prime time. Period.
The Left, unsurprisingly, is now trying to hang Paul Ryan for Akin’s idiocy. Pro-abortion groups are already fund-raising off of it and every last celebrity on the planet is tweeting about it.
Oh, dear, like the Left wasn’t going to go after Ryan’s abortion stance. Come on, Ryan will be demonized on every possible level, with or without Akin running against the bozo that is McCaskill.
Is it just too much heavy lifting to stay with Akin? Or just what is it? Is it the Christian thing? The old white guy thing? There’s something about how the right piled on Akin that shows some serious cracks and tension in our coalition.
Let’s take a breath and observe some history:
Did the Democrats bail on the
Lion Liar of the Senate when he went off a bridge and left a young girl to drown? Did Democrats bail on John Murtha when he became an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam scandal? Did Democrats bail on Barney Franks when his boy friend ran a same sex brothel out of his apartment? Did Democrats bail on Bill Clinton when he diddled the hired help in the Oval Office and then blatantly lied under oath about it?
The answer to all of the above is NO. The first two died in office decades after their offenses. Franks retired years later and Clinton is a hero collecting 200K per speech. They all survived because the Left and their enablers stick together. They can even ignore the day by day gaffe machine they have as Vice-President. They focus on unity and victory while ignoring the obvious stupidity of Joe Biden. The right runs away from their candidates over comparatively trivial screw-ups.
I’d feel a little better if we could take down one of their’s since we are so hot to give up one of ours so easily. That will not be happening because of the pathetically timid leadership of the GOP.
Forget about that, but think about this. If we want more constitutional conservatives in office, we shouldn’t abandon them on the battlefield, even when they shoot themselves in the foot. It takes guts and maturity not to bail when the battle rages. Fight, dammit! Sadly, that is something not in the DNA of the establishment Grand Old Party. For reasons of their own . . . or something, the majority of right side bloggers have decided to join the Establishment to surrender over Akin. Go figure.