I have never been patient. I hate standing in line, and the term “waiting tables” used to gag me when I performed the job in grad school. I never had a second to wait, if I was doing my job. I ran like a circuit trainer from table to table. That was okay to me. I hate waiting.
But I love being a woman. Women like me who love being women (and love the men who love women) have been long oppressed by feminists and fair gamers who imposed their theocratic political correctness on us. We grew weary of waiting for someone to state the obvious. We hoped that quietly raising up the next generation would communicate our knowledge that the other side is radically wrong. It didn’t.
We waited as the statists on the left were silent to the point of complicit in the mutilation, rape and murder of young girls around the world— places with Islamic populations only a few percentage points above our own. We were there when Sandra Fluke’s tawdry demand for free birth control on our dime became the bizarre mascot of the Obama administration. We watched, and our daughters turned to us with that look any mother knows—the one that pierces your maternal soul– saying, “mom, why aren’t you fighting for me? What are you waiting for?”
We woke up.
We ripped off our proverbial aprons and whacked the shackles off our bodies. We looked to the wisdom of the ages to find the mother of King Lemuel, Esther, Debra, Abigail Adams and others who had blazed a trail for us. We learned discernment, passion, and promise as patriots in a world we knew was ours to save now.
We rose up.
But the statists weren’t going to go down without a fight. This election was to be the final nail in the coffin of free-market capitalism, Christianity, and America, as we knew her. They began their attacks.
Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood offices do not provide mammograms, militant radical women said we would all die of cancer if these silly little conservative housewife types had their way. Despite the fact that a known racist/eugenicist, Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood to end the black race, these radical women screamed about “equality” for women presumably white women only?
Women claiming to be strong and independent were playing the role of helpless victims. Women seeking their independence seemed all too happy to be utterly dependent on Big Daddy Government. Women defending human rights and religious equality were apologizing for radical Islam where women can’t drive, be educated, choose their own wardrobe, or even live if they disobey men. This was standing for “women’s rights” how?
These women and the men who use them attacked Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, anyone who had ever declared himself pro life. Then they went on a seek-and-destroy mission to kill any chance of Republican gains in the US Senate.
They found their target in the most pro-family, squeaky-clean, freedom-loving patriot they could find, US Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO). Better, he was running against a woman, Claire McCaskill for US Senate. Statists took aim.
When you talk for a living, as I do, you develop a perspective on misstatements or gaffes, but the “tolerant” leftists found an unfortunate utterance by Congressman Akin to exploit. It did seem like a big deal for a moment, until patriots reflected on a future America under this absurd standard where one gaffe is political death from which no apology could resurrect. Of course, this wasn’t about Todd Akin at all. This was about a vile Machiavellian strategy to win the US Senate for their statist purposes by any means necessary.
Destroying a family? That would be fine. Undermining the electoral process? Not a problem at all. Oppressing women further by convincing them that most men really do hate them, just as the radicals on the left always have? Perfect!
So they circled like sharks and preyed on this campaign for days and weeks, wreaking havoc in the weaker members of the GOP, and joining forces with the establishment elite who never liked the independence of Akin anyway. The establishment piled onto Akin with determination suggesting the attack on Akin was a fully developed plan needing only a spark. The statist left and radical feminists were strange but convenient bedfellows indeed. The public was none the wiser.
So they waited.
Meanwhile, Team Akin did what it has always done (I am from Missouri, and have worked on many an Akin campaign). The family doesn’t have a television, and they aren’t talk radio junkies, so they weren’t tuned into the spin doctors, political powers, or pundits. They were tuned in to a much, much higher Authority, waiting on a different kind of Word.
And they waited.
Pretty soon, calls, letters, and money started to trickle in to the campaign office. Small donations from around the country were falling from the sky like Manna. Before they knew it, the team was so big, the offers so high, and the promises so compelling that they knew they were listening to the right Source by the overwhelming, undeniable evidence that can only come by Someone so, um, “connected.”
Believe it or don’t. I have seen it. I know it. And time will show it to you, too.
Don’t think for a moment that the Akin family didn’t learn a thing or two from this whole experience, though. They did. I haven’t spoken with them since the primary when I told Lulli Akin that I couldn’t support Todd for the primary because I didn’t feel like he had been “anti-establishment enough.” I don’t know what the Akin takeaway is on this, but I am feeling pretty good about the chances of all of that changing now when Todd is elected to the Senate.
I hope the statists have learned that the Show Me State voters aren’t the useful idiots they hoped they were. I hope the establishment GOP and the Rovian rollovers have learned that they shouldn’t be so quick to jump ship on their primary victors for a chance to install their lackeys. And I do hope that the Akins have learned, once again, that good things do come to those who wait upon them. (I’m pretty sure they already knew, but it always feels good to be sure).
I have learned a lot, too. I will be going to Missouri this week to campaign for a true Gentleman, and his Lady, Todd and Lulli Akin. I will stop along the way to tell voters about how they took time to personally mentor my family in homeschooling. I will talk about how Todd taught my husband the ropes of legislating on their long drives back and forth to the Capitol when my husband and I were new to politics and John was first elected. I will talk about the beautiful way Todd treats his wife, his daughters, and his granddaughters in the privacy of their home when the public isn’t looking. I will talk to women about what it really means to be a woman, juggling duty to family and country especially in this moment in time, this historic election. I will talk mostly to patriot women warriors, about how it is that since we finally realize we are not about our “lady parts” (but more about our “lady smarts” and “lady hearts”) we can truly know liberty and freedom!
In my book co-authored by Dr. Dathan Paterno, I wrote about what it really takes to be a lady and a gentlemen in these modern times. I had forgotten the art of “waiting,” because I should have included it in our book! I certainly know it now. And I, for one, can’t wait to get back to the Show Me State to talk to the good people there about Todd Akin!
Polls say Congressman Akin is winning in Missouri after all that hullaballoo. Do I think he will win—we will win?
I can’t WAIT!
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