Liberal protesters arrive at Todd Akin’s campaign HQ, during the recent general election campaign, with a cake to signify their view that seniors would die if Akin were elected, due to his fiscal conservatism. Establishment Republicans chose to join with the radical Left in demonizing Akin on the core issue of the dignity of all human life, then later backtracked when their plan to remove him from the race did not work. Akin eventually lost the election to liberal incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin’s position on the dignity and sanctity of all human life is consistent with the Republican Party platform.
Austin Ruse, head of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, writing at Crisis Magazine, offers some pointed remarks in response to the GOP “elites” who are blaming social conservatism (again) for election losses. He makes several points, all of which I agree with. This, below, is possibly the most important among them.
[D]oes anyone think if Todd’s last name was Bush that the GOP and conservative elite would have called immediately for the political death penalty?
But if the GOP succeeds in abandoning the social issues, as some are now arguing, the GOP will never win another national election.
Please read the whole article.