Todd Akin is making the GOP “the Party of Rape,” says the National Review, and concludes, “Republicans cannot deal with Congressman Todd Akin swiftly or severely enough.” The National Review is one of the most conservative publications in America. It is highly respected among the old conservative bloc, having been founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley, Jr., although is now home to people like Maggie Gallagher.
The National Review calls Akin “Typhoid Mary of modern American politics,” and adds, ”…Democrats will have a much more startling theme to pound home until November: Republicans are soft on rape.”
Around the clock, Democratic candidates, spokesmen, commercials, and the party’s foot soldiers in the news media will labor sedulously to transform the party of Lincoln and Reagan into the party of Akin. By Election Day, Akin will be more famous, ubiquitous, and inescapable than Kim Kardashian. His twisted comments on rape will be played again and again, with spooky music, scary edits, and every instrument in the campaign consultant’s tool box applied to amplify this message.
By November 6, the only woman who will vote for Mitt Romney will be Ann Romney — maybe.
With women (and many men) terrified by the Party of Rape, Republican candidates and causes will fall like autumn leaves, after which some will blow away, and others will gather in piles and fester.
Ever-increasing pressure should fall on Akin’s shoulders over the next few days.
Does Akin want to be the man whom history will recall as guaranteeing McCaskill’s reelection, possibly keeping the U.S. Senate in the hands of hardened liberal Democrat, Harry Reid?
Does Akin hope to be known in perpetuity as the cause of Barack Obama’s reelection, notwithstanding the multifarious merits of the Romney-Ryan ticket?
Does Akin want to lie on his deathbed and exhale his last breath while trying vainly to forget that he made it impossible to repeal Obamacare, reverse the rampant damage of the Obama years, and turn America from the path to decline?
If such thoughts do not penetrate Akin’s thick skull by next Monday evening, the Grand Old Party should take dramatic, collective action against him.
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