Recognizing the problem is the first necessary step before solving it.
Once again, Mr. Levin earns his stripes.
Levin “earns his stripes”, but in my opinion as a propagandist himself. In his entire tirade against Rove and interview with King—who he lauds as a true conservative— he never once alluded to the “foot in mouth disease” that King seems to have
1. NO woman who was “legitimately” raped ever conceived a baby. (Is that the face of my party?)
2. Comparing illegal immigrants to pets and that border fences should be electrified to shock them like we do to livestock. (Do liberals love repeating that to Mexican-American voters?)
3. Defending dog fighting. (indefensible—why go there?)
4. Comparing Capitol Hill maintenance workers to East German “Stasi Storm Troopers” because they were ordered to install the new mercury lightbulbs. ( attacking low-level employees is perhaps a tad over the top?)
Mr. Kings language troubles underscore the liability of a national profile built largely on Tea Party credentials and incendiary statements.
Is he a conservative of the Tea Party persuasion? Yes.
Is he a little kooky in his ideas and the way he expresses them? I’d say so.
Does his conservatism give him an automatic pass to higher office? (Is the Tea Party so bereft of reasonable candidates that we can’t promote someone else without all this baggage?)
It isn’t enough just to demonize Rove for saying he has an AKIN problem (foot in mouth disease).
Levin and King are trying to turn your attention away from the legitimate questions about his fitness for high office.