Over the weekend six-term Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the GOP challenger to Senator Claire McCaskill, provided a clear distinction between the Republican world-view, and that of the majority of Americans. Akin stated that abortion should not be allowed in the case of rape since “women’s bodies have the ability to prevent pregnancy in such cases.”
The Los Angeles Times reports this morning a front organization made up of former Navy Seals and CIA employees that has launched a “Swift Boat” style attack on President Obama. From the story Group attacking Obama for security leaks includes past talkers: In politics, the story line rarely changes: Do as I say, not as I do.
Last night on FOX, Paul Ryan again attacked President Obama for the very same Medicare savings that he includes in his own budget – and then attempted to walk away from those policies, which he has advocated in Congress as a hallmark of the House Republican agenda, and which Mitt Romney has broadly endorsed as part of the Romney-Ryan Budget time and time again.
On Thursday, Obama for American released a new television advertisement, titled “Son of Boss,” that asks the same questions Americans are asking – questions that are especially relevant given voters’ heightened attention in this election to the fate of their own tax rates, and the central role tax reform will play in the next administration.