I am usually a “glass half full” type, not quite full blown Pollyanna but always preferring to go down fighting with whatever positives I can grab as a weapon. As with most, I was pretty jazzed about the Ryan pick. Knowing that even with the laundry list in hand cataloging all the bad news, the dregs at which this president has brought us, the combination of those minions who would never abandon him, the trifecta of the MSM/Hollywood/adademia, and their usual adept ability to turn any argument around and point it at our shortcomings ; e.g. the war on women, intolerance or racism, all these allies lining up behind him, that Obama would still be formidable and the favorite.
The task at hand was fairly easy, redirect everything to the economy, all questions, all misdirects, all inquiries need to brought right back there. $16 trillion in debt, 4 straight years of $1 trillion deficits, 8.3% unemployment, a ruined credit rating, poverty rates unprecedented, 100 million plus on public assistance, a total abdication to even discuss budgets, tax reform or out of control spending. Obamacare? Here are the economic effects of implementing it. Quantitive easing? more economic bad news. The Obama effect on gas prices/food/utility prices, the cost of living, all economic minuses in the ledger of individual families.
A battle plan with an experienced general (Ryan) at the lead, it almost seemed winnable, until Mister ,”Women have the ability to will a pregnancy away” came along, now the whole debate has changed. We have relinquished the high ground and the offensive and find ourselves on our heels.
Todd Akin has overnight turned himself into the most hated man in America and whatever concessions I was willing to offer him regarding his character has since evaporated. Now I not only want him buried, I want him out of the House the next time he is up for re election, he is beyond contemptable, hiding behind the “will of the people” and “It’s not about me”, yes it is you selfish prick. Here is what Ann said last night:
The solution of a write in campaign is appealing, hardly satisfactory to having Akin withdraw there by giving another candidate the full faith and credit of the party along with a portion of its ever increasing coffers. Write in’s have their own set of headaches and obstacles, not ideal but given McCaskil’s unfavorability ratings, maybe feasible. But Ann is right in that we have officially ceded the initiative and will be dragged into discussing this (and not the economy) for the next few months.
I read somewhere yesterday that he has officially one more deadline to withdraw without getting sent to the principal’s office, more pressure needs to be brought to bare.
Another site which I frequent is iowntheworld, a terrific blog. This morning I ruffled a few feathers over there responding to a comment whereby advice was given that since Akin apologized and that the left is worse in their sins that we need to rally around Akin, support him, and make sure that he wins. My comment was essentially,”Are you insane? aside from the fact that he has zero chance of winning, no money, no endorsements and no backing from anyone except his opponent, why on earth would you want to reward this douche bag with a seat on the Senate? You should do everything in your power to punish him, get him out of Congress for good. He is not a positive reflection of our party, he is neanderthal is his scientific understandings, he is selfish, he has done irreparable damage to our ability to regain power, and he continues to dig in his heels, lie to himself and his constituents by maintaining that this is not about him. I say cast him out of the tribe and make him wonder the earth, alone, forever”.