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A Grand Old Party in Panic

Anthony187 Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 12:24 AM
The GOP has become a party of fear who turn on one another in a moment as is evidenced with Mr. Akins....yes it was a "foot-in-the-mouth" moment, but who hasn't had one....Hmmmm? My goodness show solidarity and stand by him and give him the support he needs....don't be like Prager and Hewett and throw him under the bus with such insolent hatred as if he called for treason... He's still going to win.

Whittaker Chambers said that "the great failing of American conservatives is they do not retrieve their wounded."

He had it right, as Todd Akin can testify.

In an interview that aired last Sunday, Akin, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, was asked whether he opposed abortions for women who had been raped. Akin's reply:

"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. ... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down ... .

"But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or...