As I have come under heavy fire over the past few days for my comment “If you participated in throwing Akin under the bus, you are a PROGRESSIVE”, I have gained even more backing…and it is starting to line up.
True, maybe “progressive” was too strong a word. Fine, I will restate: If you participated in throwing Todd Akin under the bus, you resorted to progressive tactics.” There, does that make anyone feel any better…or do you have now have remorse for the knee-jerk reaction to resorting to such Alinsky tactics?
It seems I’m not alone and the numbers are growing. This, from American Vision:
We expect leftists, liberals, and other miscreants to pounce opportunistically, to lie, cheat, and twist (all the while drooling) over a phrase like “legitimate rape” when uttered by a strong conservative Christian politician. But should we expect the same from alleged conservatives?
Yet this is exactly what we’ve seen from several prominent conservatives in the wake of a media gaffe from U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-MO) in regard to alleged “legitimate rape” and abortion.
What could have been quickly and easily handled with a consolidated response correctly interpreting Akin’s unfortunate phrase was instead a rare cause of bipartisan hazing.
It’s an old and reliable political reality: liberals care for even the criminals in their midst, while conservatives shoot their wounded. So, for example, Joe Biden can put all three of his left feet in his mouth twice a week and the media performs damage control (and perhaps leash training as well). The Right can scream and howl but the matter gets buried in no time. And thus, the male-prostitute hiring Barney Franks of this world retire from Congress as alleged civil rights heroes.
Meanwhile, let a conservative utter an awkward phrase, and it’s ready, aim, fire—not only from the leftist media, but from alleged conservatives like Ann Coulter, Scott Brown, the Romney-Ryan campaign, and the RNC itself. “We’re not associated with him!”
And in this case, the volley of verbal bullets came with disproportionate verve. It’s almost like the GOP establishment is more than eager to get rid of the most conservative tea-party types among them. (This is not to endorse Akin myself. I find his views on foreign policy and unlimited military-empire spending far less than biblical.)
Fact is, Todd Akin has always been the anti-Establishment, tea party favorite. He has stood up against the liberal machine, the biased MSM and the GOP Establishment…all of which threw him under the bus, then picked him up and threw him right back under again…and again..and again…and the man STILL got back up. I don’t know about you, but that is resilience in my book. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few of those among the 100 Senators serving America?
Truly a David v Goliath.
But here is where the rest of you are missing the point…none of this changes the man’s record. None of this warrants the character assasination mounted against him and his family. And none of this changes the fact that he is the candidate.