U.S. Senator Roy Blunt called U.S. Representative Todd Akin’s recent statements “totally unacceptable” and issued the following joint statement together with former Missouri U.S. Senators John Ashcroft, Kit Bond, John Danforth, and Jim Talent calling for Akin to step aside:
“We do not believe it serves the national interest for Congressman Todd Akin to stay in this race. The issues at stake are too big, and this election is simply too important. The right decision is to step aside.”
Like the Teahadist/Bircher wing is going to listen to these guys. They think the problem with politics is that John Ashcroft and company are too liberal. There is no establishment GOP anymore. The power bases in the current GOP are billionaires for Israel, the tea party, and the religious nuts (who, by the way, have spoken: “This is another case of ‘gotcha politics’ against a conservative leader. Todd Akin has a long and distinguished record of defending women, children and families.”)
At some point, after enough Angles and Akins and other teahadist loons, the Republicans are going to realize the lunatics have taken over and aren’t going anywhere. Even James Joyner might notice one day that there is no rebuilding from the inside.