In watching much of the right wing flee from Todd Akin for saying what many of them believed themselves, one has to wonder why they so quickly ditched him and yet continue to associate with so many others who have said equally vile things as a matter of routine.
For example, with all the absolutely insane and bigoted things Bryan Fischer has said, he is still able to get prominent Republican legislators and even presidential candidates to come on his radio show and kiss his ring. And remember Jesse Lee Patterson, the wingnut who says that women should not have been given the right to vote? That hasn’t done a thing to hurt him on the right. He continues to be a regular guest on the Sean Hannity show and Hannity is still on the board of his organization. And Sen. Rand Paul still goes on his radio show:
Rep. Allen West has said things every bit as vile as Todd Akin. So has Steve King. There seems to be no limit to how nutty you can be and still be a member in good standing of the conservative movement these days.