Raping Akins. Same Old Story
The story is an old one. Liberals indulge in childish temper tantrums. Republicans indulge the left. The “controversy” surrounding Akins’ remarks is certainly no exception to this rule. In cases such as this what I find most offensive is not the liberal attempt to misrepresent the meaning of Akins’ remarks, after all that’s what children do, but the ease in which many Republicans who should know better fall into the role of behaving in a way more suited to that of over-indulgent parents. It seems these Republicans continue to ignore the fact that by indulging a temper tantrum one only encourages the same type of behavior in the future. Apparently they feel that the best response in such instances is to give the child what he wants to avoid any further embarrassment. The only time such a response might have any validity is when it is coupled with discipline at some time in the future. Obviously this cannot be the case when the tantrum is being used as a tactic to change the course of political discourse.
Have these Republicans accepted the liberal narrative that the only way to win any political campaign is to assume that the American Citizenry is primarily made up of petulant children? If this be the case, does not this suggest that the adults in the room have already lost? For far too long Republicans of a certain mindset have been afraid to put their trust in the American people and as a result have not stood up to the tyranny of those who use temper tantrums as a tactic to get their way. I don’t know much about Akins, but I do know something about the English language, and the controversy which resulted from completely misrepresenting the intent of his remarks is akin to the snickering that almost invariably occurs when discussing our solar system’s seventh planet.