Akin Comeback?

Friday, November 2, AD 2012

The Democrats thought they had a silver bullet with Todd Akins’ “legitimate rape” comment in explaining why he does not support a rape exception in regard to abortion.  Akin was inarticulately attempting to distinguish forcible rape from statutory rape where consent is given.  He also, once again inarticulately, was attempting to state something that I believe is true:  women under stress are less likely to conceive than women who aren’t.  Never mind.  Akin became a cause celebre for a few weeks and seemed to be the poster child for the Democrat’s War on Women Meme.  He was left as road kill by the Republicans.  Vastly underfunded in comparison to his opponent, he stayed in the race, fought it out and has battled back to a statistical dead heat.   With Romney poised to win Missouri by double digits next Tuesday, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him take the Senate seat from the highly unpopular Claire McCaskill.

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2 Responses to Akin Comeback?

  • I speculated elsewhere that there could be reverse Bradley effect at work in this race as people responding to pollsters might be wary of admitting they are voting for Akin, but when faced with the choice of re-electing McCaskill, ultimately will pull the lever for him.

  • I will wager that if the GOP establishment had any nerve or loyalty to social conservatives, this would have blown over much more quickly. I am hoping the voters of Missouri stick a thumb in their poltroonish little eyes.

HHS Mandate: Good Politics for Those Who Oppose It

Thursday, February 16, AD 2012

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  Sarah Steelman is running in the Missouri primary to get the Senate nomination against the incumbent Senator, Claire McCaskill (D.Mo).  I believe this is the first campaign commercial that attacks a Democrat on the HHS Mandate.  I trust that it is the first of many.  There is a political price to pay for anti-religious in general, and anti-Catholic in particular, bigotry, and any Democrat who stands behind Obama and the HHS Mandate must be made to pay that price.

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9 Responses to HHS Mandate: Good Politics for Those Who Oppose It

  • Former Governor Tommy Thompson has been running an anti Obama & Tammy Baldwin ad in Wisconsin for a few weeks now based on HHS mandate

  • Good news Catholic Lawyer! I hadn’t seen it below the Cheddar Curtain.

  • Another beautiful conservative woman telling it like it is. Have you ever noticed there are no beautiful liberal women?

  • Great news indeed. It’s enough to make me consider defecting to the West (of the Mississippi) just to vote for her…

    This should serve as a timely reminder that the POTUS race isn’t the only one to pay attention to this year. I believe there are enough vulnerable incumbent Dems in the Senate (of which McCaskill is one) and enough open seats (from Dems retiring) that the Senate could flip to GOP control. This will, if Obama should be reelected, provide a much-needed restraint on his leftist excesses, particularly with regard to Cabinet and SCOTUS appointments.

    Also, everyone should double check their Congressional races because many districts have been redrawn from the 2010 census. I recently received a new voter registration card indicating that I have “moved” from a safe Republican district into a more competitive district with primary races in both parties. I’m sure the same thing has happened to others.

  • On a related note, one of my favorite bishops, Archbishop Chaput, has released a statement on this issue. He’s not pleased. His statement might be worthy of its own American Catholic entry.

    But the HHS mandate, including its latest variant, is belligerent, unnecessary, and deeply offensive to the content of Catholic belief. Any such mandate would make it morally compromising for us to provide health-care benefits to the staffs of our public-service ministries. Moreover, we cannot afford to be fooled – yet again – – by evasive and misleading allusions to the administration’s alleged “flexibility” on such issues. The HHS mandate needs to be rescinded.

    Critics may characterize my words here as partisan or political. These are my personal views, and of course people are free to disagree. But it is this administration – not Catholic ministries, or institutions, or bishops – that chose the timing and nature of the fight. The onus is entirely on the White House, which also has the power to remove the issue from public conflict. Catholics should not be misled into accepting feeble compromises on issues of principle. The HHS mandate is bad law; and not merely bad, but dangerous and insulting. It needs to be withdrawn – now.

    Read it here…

  • CatholicLawyer: I haven’t seen the ad either and I’m in Milwaukee. Good to know, though!

  • It has been running on 1130 WISN; not on TV/Cable

  • I hope this ad makes my yellow-dog Democrat siblings in MO squirm. Beautiful woman, beautiful message. This is a good comparison to why Catholics should never use SSA and Marriage in the same sentence. When we do it gives clout to the perverted idea of men/men and women/women. Do not give them any ground. Do not use their language. Words have power. It is a religious rights issue. It can be called nothing else.