“Listen, I don’t think our platform is the issue. I think a lot of times it’s some of these biologically stupid things that people say, you know, that I believe caused a lot of the problems.” -RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Marco Rubio and Reince Priebus are clearly operating on the same page here. Why else would Rubio demand that we defund Obamacare in exchange for keeping the government running unless he believes there was nothing wrong with their platform in 2012?
What Todd Akin said about “legitimate rape” was horrible and certainly garnered a lot of bad press, but I’m not convinced his batshittery did more than cost the party a seat in the Senate. Nationally, “legitimate rape” was only the tip of the iceberg. And implying that women making false accusations of rape is an existential problem is far more egregious than merely saying something “biologically stupid.”
Demanding that immigrants self-deport, demanding that we repeal Obamacare, demanding that we give another tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, demanding that we deny women access to reproductive healthcare, and demanding that we restrict voting rights, among other numerous things, were more than enough to cost Republicans the election without Akin’s help.
But, as we say around here — keep going! You’re doing great!