Todd Akin is a U.S. Congressman running for a senate seat in Missouri. The seat is currently held by a liberal moonbat, one Claire McCaskill, Democrat.
Akin stuck his foot in his mouth during an interview this week. Asked if he could support abortion for pregnancy due to rape, he stated that maybe, if it were a "legitimate rape." Of course, no rape is "legitimate," being a serious and violent crime. What he meant to say was if it were a "legitimate CASE of rape," as opposed to a woman faking a rape in order to abort an unwanted child.
Of course, the liberals swarmed over this guy like maggots on an overripe corpse, and the Right chimed in. Akin apologized for his choice of words and clarified his meaning, but no matter. The majority of Republicans and conservatives called for him to step down and allow another Republican to seek the senate seat.
Akin refused to step down and will continue his senate campaign. However, this hasn't stopped all of those Republicans who have been well trained by the Left to react to controversy like hysterical women confronting a mouse. "Look at me, I'm so morally pure and upright! I oppose a member of my own party because his choice of words offended radical feminists, wherever they may be." In other words, a lot of the Republican outcry seems to me to be simply moral posturing. Why are we giving ammunition to the enemy? You can bet that McCaskill will quote a lot of Republican criticism in her political ads. Yep, that'll save the seat for the GOP for sure.
Yes, Akin stuck his size 14's down his throat, but who among us have never misspoken and embarrassed ourselves in the process? Should a man have his life and career permanently marred by a verbal mistake? Does the incident change who he really is and what he really believes? More importantly, does his gaffe make Claire McCaskill any more desirable as a senator? Shall Missourians vote for Obamacare, huge budget deficits, high unemployment, high taxes and reduced individual liberty, in order to punish Akin for being human?
If the Republicans' actual positions are so fragile, and the voters so sensitive and so easily manipulated, perhaps Missouri can't be saved. In any case, now that Akin has made it clear that he is staying in the race, shouldn't we be supporting him? If not, maybe the Republican Establishment can borrow the vagina costumes from Code Pink and go to the Convention as pussies.
Related article from Powerline: Is Todd Akin Unfit to Serve in the U.S. Senate?