We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I spoke with Rep. Todd Akin on Thursday night and here is his response to this smear by President Obama.
“He’s good at personal attacks but bad at attacking problems. He uses the same solution on every problem – that is more government and more and more and more debt. Obamacare has taken over one-sixth of the economy and the government has pushed private lenders out of student loans. Now they’re creating the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of student loans. And as the government takes it over, more and more debt is created. The reason Obama is upset about use of the word socialism is because his administration is asserting the government into what was once private sector areas. The reason Obama is attacking me is that I don’t have the same faith in big government as he does.”
It might be something, if was wasn't not much. It's grand that running for office promotes fine speeches. As I look at the U.S. Senate republicans vote in favor of Obama policies every day. As I look at the 'opposition' party in the U.S. Senate say nothing in response to Obama's declared authority to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism in the U.S. proper, fly drones with no restrictions, go to war without consulting Congress, sell thousands of automatic weapons to the Mexican drug gangs, force the military, FBI and all police forces to respect sharia, shut down the coal industry, close refineries, close down drilling for oil, make national recreation areas and parks off limits, etc, etc.
Yup, sure glad we have that impotent puke Todd Akin running for a double dip paycheck. I'm sure he won't sell out, much.