I and my Uterus Will Finally Weigh In
by Jen Green
There is an expiration date on lots of things: milk, yogurt, and responding to controversies. My dairy is fine, but I may be a little late to this particular controversy. Please, give me a little latitude.
The Left says one is not allowed to have an opinion on baby killing unless one has a uterus. Well, I have one and I’ve used it to grow human life, so by their (ludicrous) standard, I’m qualified to weigh in. Here goes.
On Friday, I saw someone who is a Facebook friend of mine post an article that she had written calling for Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin to swallow his pride and step aside to “save babies’ lives.”
I was intrigued for a couple of reasons. Number one, I wondered why she had waited so long to respond to the situation. I mean, by Friday the mainstream media had already moved on to the next manufactured controversy of Romney making a birther joke. Best I can figure is she got scared by the 10 point poll shift in the Missouri Senate race and reacted emotionally.
But secondly, her post intrigued me because she has been a stalwart conservative in the past, and I was frankly surprised at her emotional (and, in my opinion, misguided) premise. Simply put, although I don’t know her personally, she’s someone with whom I normally agree–and since we don’t on this particular issue I had to investigate.
So I read her article. I encourage you to do the same. And of course, I had an opinion. I expressed it this way to her:
Your article assumes two things, 1) If Akin steps aside the person who fills his shoes will win and 2) if he steps aside the person who fills his shoes will also be 100% pro-life such as himself. You assume, wrongfully, that the very hackneyed establishment that is calling to remove a man for one mangled statement (while continually covering for “their own” who do the same thing) will have the pro-life communities best interest in mind and replace Akin with “one of us.” That assumption is misguided, at best.
When, if ever, has the establishment had our backs? Ever? No, I think not.
The people of Missouri choose Todd Akin through the primary process, but if he were to step aside, the party would choose his replacement. Is that the republican form of government we’re trying to save? Again, no, I think not.
And finally, if you follow your logic through to its conclusion, you would also have to ask Romney to step aside as well. His numbers prove he is gaining no traction with the American people. He has made repeated “gaffes” that have been exposed and exploited by the left and the mainstream media. He is a weak candidate and “given how anti-life this president is”, we need the strongest candidate possible, right? Well, that sure isn’t Romney, is it?
And now that he’s co-opted his once 100% pro-life running mate into signing onto a statement saying you can kill a baby if it is conceived in an unfortunate tragedy, we can’t count on Ryan to save the ticket for “us” either.
So, I’ll tell you what–once folks like you who want to be rid of Akin for the sake of the pro-life cause call to get rid of Romney, Ryan, Boehner, McConnell, and every other Republican office-holder or wanna-be that has a lower than 50% approval rating (Boehner and McConnell’s right now is at oh, 7%), then I’ll get right on board with you. Until then, I’ll continue to support our 100% pro-life, 96% America Conservative Union rated Missouri Senate candidate.
I said all that in response to her to really say this: Have an opinion–it’s your right. Articulate it–also your right. However, have proof for your assumptions and then be consistent in your logic and application.
There is absolutely no proof that the Establishment will have our backs–in fact, after the events of this weekend it’s fairly obvious the only help they want to give grassroots conservatives is help out the door.
And if you say Todd Akin is a “weakened” candidate and therefore he must step aside for the sake of the babies, then you have to apply that across the board as well. Romney’s out and we’ll just let the all-knowing party choose a better candidate for president.
I wonder what that will look like.