With a growing number of Missourians learning to keep their doors locked at night, and their children hidden away from the cannibalistic appetites of Missouri leadership – there can still be little defense from the “Big Government” horde when the scent of blood is on the air. For instance, when Todd Akin committed his serious blunder on St. Louis television recently (in which he stated that victims of “legitimate rape” don’t get pregnant because their bodies have a way to “shut that whole thing down), U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, John Ashcroft, Kit Bond, John Danforth, and Jim Talent eagerly turned to feast on their own – and called for Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate Race.
“We do not believe it serves the national interest for Congressman Todd Akin to stay in this race.” The group said with their recently issued holier-than-thou statement. “The issues at stake are too big, and this election is simply too important. The right decision is to step aside…”
Sure. The stakes are too big, and the election is too important. Uh-huh. And the mighty Republicans with their Big Government ideals are just the ones to fix it. Right. But don’t forget: these good-ol boys actually believe Mitt Romney can somehow be the vaunted savior of the nation. A concept which – with Romney’s track record – the vast majority of Missouri citizens knows to be utter hog-wash. (See Missouri Tenth’s Article on Romney: Spitting into the wind)
So let’s not forget that those same folks who would eagerly throw the first stone (John 8:1-12) – are also the same men and women who have their own problems surrounding scandal, political flip-flopping, Big Government thinking, and outright hypocrisy.
John Ashcroft’s Scandal: Remember John Ashcroft and the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal, in which lobbyist Jack Abramoff was accused of illegally giving gifts and making campaign donations to legislators? According to Harpers.org, “John Ashcroft had no shortage of burning reasons to suffocate the Abramoff investigation. All of these points were cited in the demand for a special prosecutor to handle the Abramoff matter. Ashcroft denied these requests, and insisted that the Abramoff questions be handled in the normal course by his Justice Department.”
Kit Bond’s Scandal: Meanwhile Kit Bond, who co-authored a book in 2009 entitled The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam – has his own problems with the Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys Controversy. As stated in the article, “Kit Bond apologizes for staff’s role in firing of Federal Prosecutor (The News Leaders, Sept. 30, 2008), “Bond apologized to former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves, after a U.S. Justice Department report cited Bond for forcing Graves out over a disagreement with Representative Sam Graves.”
Flip-Flopping Jim Talent: Jim Talent has historically lacked back-bone when he flip-flopped on stem-cell research. At first supporting a bill that supported stem cell restrictions, he later caved when pressured and criticized by the Claire McCaskill campaign, as well as Missouri business interests.
Unfair Claire: And speaking of Claire McCaskill, she too has understandably been quick to attack Todd Akin, her opponent. But let’s be fair, Claire – and talk about your own little mishap back in 2011. Something along the lines of an airplane property tax scandal? Apparently, Claire’s office had used taxpayer money to fly over 80 trips with her private airplane – but when the story broke, she promptly sent a check for $88,000 to the U.S. Treasury as reimbursement for the flights. And the Senate Ethics Committee still has yet to comment on her failure to pay $280,000 in property taxes for the plane.
Danforth Hypocrisy?: John Danforth has been critical of Christianity in the Republican Party, and has written the book, “Faith and Politics: How the “Moral Values” Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together. But if he’s critical of Christianity in politics –Danforth clearly doesn’t have problems supporting a Mormon for President.
John Ashcroft, Big Government Republican: And lastly, John Ashcroft – a key supporter of the USA Patriot Act, the costly and needless war on drugs, the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (which would have expanded the powers of the Federal Government), and Operation TIPS (a program which would have encouraged Government employees to spy on each other),
For more information, please see: Fox 4, Kansas City’s article
- How Todd Akin is Hurting Rommey’s Electoral Chances
- Blunt’s ties to Abramoff resurface
- U.S. Dismissal of Attorneys Controversy
- Claire McCaskill’s Airplane Property Tax Scandal
- Jim Talent and Stem cell research