Monday, August 27, 2012

The GOP and conservatives are massively overreacting to Todd Akins not dropping out of the Missouri Senatorial race.

I'm not going to rehash what Missouri Senatorial Republican candidate Todd Akins said about involuntary rape, because it's already known. He was trying to say that the life of an unborn child in a rape is innocent, but he stuck his foot in his mouth trying to explain it. My beef has to do more with the insane mob like attacks on Todd Akins not such much from the left but in this case the right. In the situation, at least I can't be accused of carrying the water for the GOP or conservative pundits. The attacks on Akins have had more to do with him deciding not to drop out of the race against Claire McCaskill then is actually comments. I understand what's at stake. I know that if the Missouri Senate seat goes Republican, that would mean one more vote towards getting Obamacare appealed in the Senate with a 51 vote majority. I still believe strongly that there is a right way in winning that seat then how conservatives are acting right now. Conservatives as I know say that they do not like the GOP establishment "picking their candidates", but by forcing Akins to resign in favor of one of the runner up candidates in the three way primary, isn't that what will happen? A lot of folks on our side didn't even think it through that there is a possibility that the Akin supporters won't support the new candidate, because they might feel their vote was disenfranchised.  It's silly to assume that the supporters of Akins would automatically "fall in line" behind another candidate. If the GOP and the conservative PAC's pull their money out of  Missouri, then in my opinion, they have also contributed to the lose of that Senate seat, and they are equally to blame . Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen reports conducted a poll two days after Atkn's apology,. and it showed Atkins now down by 9 points to McCaskill. As you all know, I've never been a fan of Rasmussen Polls. I don't always agree with the polling methodology of how Scott conducts his polls. Since Scott is a Republican, an interesting thought popped into my mind, when I first saw the poll results..Is it possible that Scott put out a loaded poll in the hopes that Akins would see the writing on the wall so to speak and drop out? On the opposite side of the coin, Public Policy Polling has Akins up by 1. Since they are a progressive pollster, it could be possible that they have that out so that Akins will think he has a chance thus staying in. Since Akins has said that he's in it to win, I suppose in about 30 days we'll know one way or the other whether he does have a chance. Since it will be too late to run another candidate, the true polling data should be known. The attacks on Todd Akins were so bad even Mike Huckabee had to wonder who sicked the dogs in Akins from the right. It's time to restore order. The left has the patent on unhinged attacks, so let them have it.  The right should be more focused on helping to do what is needed to lift up Akins and get him across the finish line. Obama and is crowd can't run on the real issues which is the economy. That should be hammered home. This distraction needs to end.

4 Comments:

Blogger Christopher said...

Although I agree with you I believe the whole point of why the Republicans are distancing themselves is because it is a distraction. But they actually should have come to his defense like when the left comes ot the defense of their own who say off the wall things and shrug it off.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Alpha Conservative Male said...

I believe that if Akins closes the gap to within 5 points, the GOP will indirectly aid Akins financially. The problem the GOP has by openly trashing him for not dropping out of the race is that if he does close the gap, the GOP will look like hypocrites(and the left will call them out on it) for going back in to help Akins after turning their backs on him. This is why they should have never bashed him like they did. Granted it was a distraction,but conservatives talk show hosts and pundits made it a bigger distraction by continuously harping on it all week. Seeing how our side was reacting to Akins not dropping out just gave more fuel to the media to continue to run the story and gave the Obama and company more ammo.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Padzilla13 said...

Politics is kind of like the entertainment business, everybody's friends, it's one giant club, where lifers favor loyalty more than truth and you're not a member.

4:25 PM  
Blogger pohan said...

I live in Aikin's district and all I can say is Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. It is so nice to see that there are still conservatives who can think straight.

4:37 PM  

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