“We do not believe it serves the national interest for Congressman Todd Akin to stay in this race. The issues at stake are too big, and this election is simply too important. The right decision is to step aside.”Like the Teahadist/Bircher wing is going to listen to these guys. They think the problem with politics is that John Ashcroft and company are too liberal. There is no establishment GOP anymore. The power bases in the current GOP are billionaires for Israel, the tea party, and the religious nuts (who, by the way, have spoken: “This is another case of ‘gotcha politics’ against a conservative leader. Todd Akin has a long and distinguished record of defending women, children and families.”
At some point, after enough Angles and Akins and other teahadist loons, the Republicans are going to realize the lunatics have taken over and aren’t going anywhere. Even James Joyner might notice one day that there is no rebuilding from the inside.Yep, if you believe that you're the only one standing between babies and abortionist libruls who want to kill them, and God will judge you if you fail, you're not going to be swayed by tactical political arguments.
Joe Scarborough was hilariously throwing up his hands this morning complaining that Republicans have become "the stupid party." Well, when you get in bed with snake handlers, don't be surprised you get bitten.