Just when you think the “Biden gaffe machine” had the title for dopey political hack of the year all wrapped up, here comes Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Todd Akin.
Just in case you have been under a rock, watch the cringe worthy video at the top of this post. I am pleased to see that Conservative pundits are not trying to make excuses for Akin and there seems to be a move afoot to force him out of the race. Democrats routinely defend indefensible moral and political decisions with lies and manipulations. There is at least some sense of propriety left with the Republican Party and their supporters.
It is a shame that more GOP voters aren’t as particular about the voting records of their candidates as they are about the moral stands of their candidates. I get the urgency of getting rid of the Marxist in the White House and his gang of thugs in Congress. But can’t we do that and acknowledge the shortcomings of the current crop of candidates? If you point out the numerous bad votes of any of these folks in their political careers, you generally get a dirty look from many Republican faithful.
I have acknowledged I am voting the GOP ticket, but many people in liberty movement don’t share my opinion. They see the Republican ticket as the flip side of the same corrupt coin. And based on the voting records of all of the Republicans on my ballot, they have a point.
For folks like us, who have taken the time to look at the records of candidates versus just trusting the R behind the name, it would certainly help to have some sort of acknowledgement from these candidates they “get it.” Because we aren’t going away just because candidates with an R behind their name are in office. Shouldn’t we all place principle above party?
Maybe then, we can hold Romney, Ryan, Allen and Goodlatte accountable for doing the things we expect them to do (shrink government, let free markets work, uphold the Constitution) if they do evict Obama in November.
Let us hope that sense of propriety, shown towards Akin’s stupid comments, will carry on past 2012 regardless of the outcome from November. We will be here keeping an eye on all politicians, regardless of their political party.