There’s no doubt but that Devin Henry’s post has all the makings of a much-ado-about-nothing post. Henry’s post (surprise, surprise) talks about how the DFL and several superPACs are trying to tie Todd Akin to the GOP:

Before this week, abortion, the hottest of America’s hot-button social issues, has been on the back-burner ahead of this fall’s elections. That changed on Sunday when Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, told a journalist that “legitimate” rapes rarely result in pregnancy. The comment ignited a firestorm around Akin, whose own party now insists he drop out of the race, and it led politicos on both sides of the issue to dust off their talking points for the first meaningful time this year.

The DFL will attempt to tie Michele Bachmann, John Kline, Erik Paulsen and Chip Cravaack to Todd Akin. I invite them to waste time on the subject. It’ll show people how out of touch they are.

First, the only people that will tie Akin to anyone are already committed to voting for DFL candidates. Once the conventions start, America’s focus will be on President Obama’s disastrous economic policies.

Second, Todd Akin’s statements are Todd Akin’s statements. They aren’t John Kline’s or Erik Paulsen’s.

The DFL is attempting to tie Republicans’ votes to Rep. Akin:

Those who are talking about it, though, are Democrats running for the House, including those in Minnesota, who quickly note that most of the chamber’s Republicans sided with the now-toxic Akin on a string of abortion votes taken this session.

The DFL is treating GOP legislators’ votes on pro-life issues like it’s breaking news. It isn’t breaking news. In terms of news, in fact, it doesn’t register even a blip on the political radar screen.

That isn’t preventing some superPACs from acting foolishly:

CREDO is also targeting Cravaack, and the same things for which MCCL praises him, voting to defund Planned Parenthood, etc., are among the group’s biggest complaints about him. Spokeswoman Malinda Frevert called him “the Todd Akin of the Minnesota 8th District.”

That’s the type of overheated statement that people tune out. They’ve gotten to know Chip Cravaack as a reasonable person. Only fringers will buy into CREDO’s comments.

This shows how little CREDO knows about the Eighth District. The Eighth District has a significant pro-life population. CREDO telling Eighth District voters that Chip is pro-life is doing him a favor.

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2 Responses to “DFL, SuperPACs working hard to tie Todd Akin to Minn GOP”

  • MplsSteve says:

    I was afraid this would happen. On another conservative site, I (along with others) surmised that Akin’s comments would be used against other GOP candidates/incumbents – regardless of whether those candidates/incumbents actually believed in what Akin said.

    I’d like to think that voters are smarter than that. However, this is the same state that has elected Jesse Ventura, Al Franken and Mark Dayton to statewide office. Given that track record, I’m less than enouraged.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Fear not, Steve. The DFL won’t make the case stick.

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