“Legitimate rape”: Maybe it was the stupidest 2 words ever put next to each other in a political discourse. Still, is Todd Akin’s 6 second lapse of political common sense worth surrendering not only the Missouri Senate seat but potentially the Senate majority over?
It would be important to the conservative cause to replace any Democrat with any Republican in the effort to turn the Senate from blue to red, but so much more in this race to oust Claire McCaskill.
McCaskill was one of Obama’s very first ‘out of the gate’ supporters, and has been a cheerleader ever since… or at least until she needed to start moving to the center for her political life. She has stood shoulder to shoulder with him on Obamacare, and on almost every other issue of importance.
Remember that Obamacare needed EVERY vote it got. Any single dissenter from the Democrats would have scuttled Obamacare. Every single vote in favor was the deciding vote. Claire McCaskill is personally responsible for giving you Obamacare!
Recently McCaskill touted her National Journal rating of “50” as somehow moderate. But to put her rating into perspective, her ranking at 50 is more liberal than Lisa Murkowski at 44, Scott Brown at 45, Olympia Snowe at 46 and Susan Collins at 47. Not exactly the kind of moderation that would fly in Missouri!
Akin, on the other hand, has a consistently conservative voting record in the House. He even stood up for conservative principles in opposition to the Bush/Rove minions by opposing TARP and No Child Left Behind.
As I wrote in my article http://quadrust.com/article/akin-is-all-so-the-issues-must-be-the-issue, Akin is all in. He’s not going anywhere. He held 2 news conferences to say so. He’s the nominee. So it’s time to look at who’s a better representative of your values and who holds the better position on the issues.
McCaskill was elected in 2006 and took office in January of 2007. Let’s take a look at where we were then, and where we are now!
When McCaskill was elected, our deficit was under $150 billion with a ‘B’. In her first year in office the newly Democrat controlled congress tripled that deficit to around $450 billion and the following year they tripled that figure again to $1.2 trillion with a ‘T’!
When McCaskill took office, our debt was under $7 trillion! In her first 2 years it ballooned to $10 trillion and in the subsequent 3 and a half years, has skyrocketed to $16 trillion – a figure Obama couldn’t even remember! All the while, McCaskill has been the chief cheerleader for the policies that caused these debts and deficits!
When McCaskill took office, our unemployment was around 5%. After 2 years of Democrat control of Congress, it climbed over 7 % and in the last 42 months has never dipped below 8%.
When McCaskill was sworn in, gas prices were around $2.18 a gallon.
The USA had AAA credit, Egypt had a peace treaty with Israel, 2 wars cost $87 billion/year. Since then we’ve gone to AA credit, watched all of North Africa falling to the Islamists, and saw a stimulus program that cost the equivalent of a decade of Iraq and Afghanistan!
The Harry Reid Senate has not passed a budget in over 3 years.
Are you better off than when McCaskill took office? It is most imperative that the Senate be turned from blue to red!
Let us not forget that the next president will likely have opportunity to name at least 2 justices to the Supreme Court. A Democrat majority will make confirmation of a true conservative to the court nearly impossible even if Romney wins, and a Republican majority would stand as a buffer against a radical like Kagin should Obama win re-election. The Akin/McCaskill race is about so much more than just representing Missouri. It’s about winning the Senate. And winning the Senate is a must!
Mike Huckabee, and more recently Newt Gingrich, came out in support of Todd Akin. They understand the stakes, and there’s no love lost between them and the establishment GOP party bosses. But Cornyn and McConnell still stand against Akin and Priebus stands with them. They’re choosing the Old Boy Network of the Establishment party over the greater good of our nation.
It’s time to get behind Akin 100% and work to defeat McCaskill!