When the GOP tried to distance itself from Missouri Senate candidate Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, it was a case of false outrage meeting the false belief that only false rape claims can result in a pregnancy.
Well, as I’m sure Todd Akin himself knew would happen if he hung tough and stayed in the race, the GOP is now embracing Akin instead of pushing him away.
Because the truth is that there’s no daylight between this current crazy incarnation of the GOP and the crazy Akin. The anomaly was their pretending he wasn’t one of them, a hypocrisy that Mike Huckabee had the honesty to point out about Akin’s August 19 remarks.
But now instead of throwing him under the bus, they’re circling the wagons for Akin.
Newtie campaigned for him on Monday, and today Rick “Frothy” Santorum and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, the Tea Party’s favorite senator, endorsed him.
DeMint’s endorsement is huge because he controls the Senate Conservative Fund, which has millions to spend. Aside from his own fund, DeMint wants the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) to put back the funding it pulled from Missouri.
This obviously isn’t just about Missouri. Voting for the GOP in any congressional race or for Mitt tells them that their Taliban views on women are okay. If they get the votes, they won’t change. Why would they?
The GOP must be decisively told to lose the crazies or lose elections.