The lines have been drawn in the Republican Party between the establishment RINOs and neocons and the grass roots who uphold the Founders’ vision and the Constitution and believe in the Bill of Rights, particularly. This nation was founded by believers in Christianity, not Muslims, and certainly not Mormons.
In 2010, grass-root Republicans had a chance to get rid of John “Songbird” McCain but Dick Armey and Freedom Works convinced the four major tea parties in Arizona to withhold their endorsements in the Arizona U.S. Senate race. Armey has a libertarian bent and a PhD in economics, yet he supported McCain on fiscal grounds, which strains credulity.
Even though the Arizona Tea Party movement was formed to combat big government and the politicians who trample the constitutional principles of limited government, the four Tea Party groups chose to ignore McCain’s TARP supporting, amnesty pushing, free speech denying, global warming pushing and sit out the primary election, which in effect was backhanded support for McCain’s reelection bid.
Make no mistake, McCain was tea party enemy number one, yet the four major Arizona Tea Parties did nothing to stop the author of the anti free speech McCain-Feingold bill, the global warming McCain-Lieberman bill, and the amnesty for illegal aliens McCain-Kennedy bill.
Then in the 2012 midterm election, the candidacy of a Missouri Republican vying for a seat in the US Senate was derailed by Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin.
Palin and Malkin castigated Todd Akin for his remarks on abortion in the case of rape. In referencing the probability of a woman becoming pregnant as a result of rape, Akin said, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Malkin called Akin’s remarks “really, really stupid, ignorant, and garbled nonsense,” while Palin called for a third party challenger in the Missouri senate race. Perhaps Akin shouldn’t have said “legitimate rape,” but he was distinguishing between an actual rape claim verses a bogus rape claim. FBI and DOJ reports show that about one forth of rape allegations are fabricated.
Also, Akin’s claim that women have some defense mechanisms against pregnancy in cases of rape is not without merit. According to some pro-life physicians, the fertilization process is highly dependent on hormonal signals, and stress can disrupt the hormonal milieu and cause miscarriages. And what is more stressful than a forcible rape?
Akin wasn’t making a demeaning comment about “legitimate rape.” He didn’t say that pregnancy can’t result from forcible rape. What he tried to say but didn’t say very well was that “the chance of a pregnancy occurring is quite low.”
That said, a child conceived during a forcible rape doesn’t have less dignity than one conceived during consensual intercourse. The full dignity and sanctity of an unborn child remains regardless of the circumstance of conception.
The opportunity to take the Senate ended with the banshees’ barrage in Missouri. My point is Democrats don’t devour their own in the national media or in public. When a Democrat politician says something racist or stupid, Democrats circle the wagons, go on offense, and accuse the accuser.
The truth is I’m really conflicted when it comes to Sarah Palin. I’m beginning to dislike her almost as much as I like her.
The bottom line is you can’t be stupid or emotional when fighting spiritually wicked Democrats, and unfortunately far too many conservative women engaged in the fight are both.
The two-hour show aired Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2.