According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in its recent endorsement of McCaskill, "Todd Akin ... comes out of the new incarnation of the Missouri Republican Party, the one based on peddling simplistic solutions to fearful 'values voters.' "
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that for the years 2006 through 2010, 26 percent of the population of St. Louis, which is almost half black, lived below the poverty line. It doesn't seem to much faze the Post-Dispatch that poverty in its own city persists at levels 60 percent above the national rate. It's more concerned about a conservative getting elected, who might actually try to do things differently.
Whereas insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results, doing things differently -- like freeing up poor parents to send their kids to church schools and promoting politically incorrect traditional values -- is "simplistic" for liberals and the Post-Dispatch editors."McCaskill's husband's empire of low-income apartment buildings were built in part at tax payer expense ostensibly for the benefit of those who could not otherwise afford housing. McCaskill and her husband, Joseph Shepard, have reaped millions from the marketing facade of "helping the poor". It's more like helping themselves. One wonders if President Obama thinks that Shepard has reached that point where he's made enough money.