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Swallow Hard and Vote for Akin: It’s Important

zipher Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 8:01 PM
"I offered them advice on precisely what they didn't do," replied Gingrich, who went on to claim that "as a historian," he had warned the Freddie Mac officials who hired him that their lending practices were causing "a bubble" which was "insane" and "impossible." He was not a lobbyist, he proclaimed, but a prophet: "It turned out, unfortunately, that I was right. ... And I think it's a good case for breaking up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and getting much smaller institutions back into the private sector to be competitive and to be responsible for their behavior."
zipher Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 8:02 PM
The transcript shows that after Gingrich pronounced those closing conservative buzzwords -- "private sector," "competitive," "responsible" -- the audience applauded.

At the end of the day, I’ll support the conservative who makes a lousy gynecologist over the liberal who makes a lousy senator.

The deadline has passed and Todd Akin has failed to take the advice of pretty much everyone else in the conservative movement and drop out of the Missouri senate race. He’s the candidate going into the election against Claire McCaskill, a liberal Democrat who provided Obama’s winning Obamacare vote and has been there every step of the way in the progressive quest to turn this country into a crony-capitalist, welfare state nightmare.

Easy call. I’ll back the...