Morning Briefing: October 16th, 2012
By Steve Deace
You Are Who You Roll With
By now most of you know the Republican Party establishment in Washington is refusing to help Congressman Todd Akin win a very winnable U.S. Senate seat in Missouri that is a requirement if the GOP is to reclaim the majority. The party elites have decided it’s best to have Democrat Harry Reid back as Majority Leader than a man with a lifetime 96% rating from the American Conservative Union. They’ve also decided they’d rather have Massachusetts’ liberal Richard Tisei in the U.S. Congress than Akin in the U.S. Senate. Tisei is an open homosexual with a history of supporting tax increases, “transgender rights,” opposing the state’s marriage amendment, and has a 100% rating from the child killing industry at Planned Parenthood and NARAL. It’s not like the GOP needs this seat to retain its majority in Congress, either. So the GOP establishment won’t help a solid all-around conservative in Akin, but will support someone like Tisei who opposes everything the base of the Republican Party is for? You are who you roll with.
Rand Paul Latest to Assist Akin
While the party establishment would rather lose the Senate than win Akin’s seat, several high-profile conservatives have been lending their support as of late. For a while, Mike Huckabee was a pro-Akin pioneer out on a limb, but now he’s got plenty of company in people like Jim DeMint, Rick Santorum, and now Rand Paul. Rand’s PAC is launching a six-figure ad buy in the state, targeting Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill’s working with Barack Obama “to send our money overseas to radicals who attack our embassies, burn our flag, and kill our diplomats. What would you do? It’s time to bring our taxpayer dollars home and send Claire McCaskill home, too.”
Black & Homosexual, Black & Former Homosexual
The Baltimore Sun has an evenhanded look at two ministers on the forefront of the marriage amendment battle in Maryland this November. Both are black, and one is an open homosexual. The other is a former homosexual. It’s surprising to see mainstream media mention former homosexuals at all, let alone cover them fairly, because the topic is considered taboo for the politically correct crowd. We complain when the media is obviously biased, so we ought to thank them when they actually do their job professionally. Especially on such a hot button issue.
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