A couple of weeks ago, Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin led his Democrat rival by 11 points. Then there was that gaffe in an interview where he poorly chose his words. The Democrats saw their chance and broadcast far and wide a false meaning to Akin's comment that he did not intend.
The Republican Party, seeing once again a chance to pull defeat from the jaws of victory, did what lemmings do naturally: they tried their best to self-destruct. They joined the Democrats, hysterically screaming for Akin to step down. In fact, the hysterics on the Right overshadowed those on the Left. The Dems just sat back and let the GOP do their dirty work for them. Once again the "Stupid Party" allows the Democrats to play them like a cheap fiddle in a rowdy bar on a Saturday night. And the Republicans dance to their tune: "Grab your partner, round and round, dosey doe!"
Akin's gaffe was completely insubstantial. It does not reflect who he is, what he believes or how he will vote. As a matter of fact, his voting record as a Republican congressman is solidly conservative. And, last time I looked, being an expert in female physiology is not a requirement for a senate seat. Except for the propaganda angle, who really cares?
In spite of the Republicans' attempt to hand the senate seat to the Democrats, Akin still leads in the Missouri senate race, 44 to 43 over Democrat Claire McCaskill. That lead would be much wider had not the Republican Establishment demanded Akin step down. The best thing that the GOP could do right now is to SHUT THE HELL UP. Let the controversy blow over. We still have more than two months to go until the elections. That gives Akin time to build on his lead, assuming his own Party is able to extract their heads from their nether regions and get on board.
So my advice to fellow Republicans:
Michelle Malkin - SHUT THE HELL UP
Robert Stacy McCain - SHUT THE HELL UP
Republicans Everywhere - SHUT THE HELL UP
Let Todd Akin overcome this otherwise meaningless controversy and get back on track.
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