Charles Krauthammer Says “Akin’s Gotta Leave, He’s Toxic …There’s Enough Stupidity in Congress, We don’t Have to Add to It ” … Akin Told Not to Come to RNC Convention
He’s gotta go …
Charles Kraththammer weighed in last night on Fox News ‘Special Report’ on the Todd Akin controversy and stated, “Akin’s gotta leave”. Kraithammer went on to say, “he’s toxic, no body will touch him, Republicans are not going to support him … it isn’t only that it was offensive and toxic, it was unbelievable stupid. And there is enough stupidity in Congress that we don’t have to add to it in this large amount. This guy has got to leave.”
Sadly, Akin’s ignorant comments could have most likely cost the GOP the Missouri Senate seat that was considered the most vulnerable for Democrats. Now this. Unreal. Thanks Todd Akin, you gave the Democrats and Obama the issue they wanted to distract from the economy and jobs and most likely cost the Republican party the chance to retake the US Senate.
The toxic Akin has been told not to come to the Republican National Convention. It is obvious that Akin has no place to go but to step down. He has the support of no one and there is no real way to explain your way out of his comments. The media is not going to let this go and he is damaged goods.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on CNN’s “Out Front” on Monday evening and spoke to Erin Burnett about the controversial statements made by Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, regarding rape. He called for Mr. Akin, who is running for Senate against Democrat Claire McCaskill, to “step aside and let someone else run for that office.” Chairman Priebus also said that he “prefer that Todd Akin do the right thing for our party and our candidates” and “not come” to the upcoming RNC Convention in Tampa.
EXIT QUESTION: Notice the double standard between Todd Akin and Vice President Joe Biden’s comments? A comment about rape and a racially charged comment meant to insight blacks and play to the fears of hate and slavery. How come Democrats and the MSM did not come out against Biden like Republicans and the MSM came out against Akin?
UPDATE I: A rather suspect poll from Democrat pollster PPP has Akin still ahead of McCaskill 44% to 43%, following the toxic meltdown of Akin in the wake of his rape comments. However, much like Legal Insurrection, count me in the cynic category as well.
Maybe Akin could win Missouri, but this was just a flash poll so it’s hard to read too much into it.
If I were a cynic, I might suggest that PPP — a Democratic pollster – did the flash poll knowing it was too soon for the effect of the controversy to make its way into the electorate in the hope of keeping Akin’s hope alive before he makes his decision overnight whether to step aside.
Update: As pointed out in the comments and also by John McCormack on Twitter, PPP only read Akin’s statement to the respondents after they answered the question as to preference, which would tend to help Akin in the PPP poll. Okay, now I’m a cynic.