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BREAKING: Romney now officially calls on Akin to exit the race.
AP ^ | 8/21/2012 | Chuck Todd

Posted on 08/21/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by Kolath

@nbcnightlynews : MT @chucktodd: Romney now officially calls on Akin to exit the race. He had been implying that, but hadn't directly said it. Now, he has

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To: VanDeKoik

And as a result others seriously thinking about sitting this one out so they won’t be associated with the idiot GOP who were dumb enough to get involved.


51 posted on 08/21/2012 1:47:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Just mythoughts
" I do not think Akin is interested in hearing from anybody about what we think. "

Yeah... you got a point there...

52 posted on 08/21/2012 1:47:11 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Kolath

Republicans seem to be treating the election like it’s in the bag and we have wiggle room to spare. The fact is, we don’t have room to spare. We need to win the races we can win, and not roll the dice on a guy that answered this abortion question so stunningly ineptly.

The last time conservatives were preening and counting their chickens before they hatched was just a short while ago with Obamacare and the Supreme Court. We know how that turned out.

Nobody quite falls on their arse like self assured Republicans. It’s astonishing.


53 posted on 08/21/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Travis McGee
I heard Aikin on Huckabee. That boy ain’t backing out.

And Huckabee tipped the race to Aikin in the primaries. Thanks for screwing up yet another election, Huck.

54 posted on 08/21/2012 1:47:43 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: GnL
He has no choice. He is going to be asked about it multiple times anyway.

Pretty easy to say, "That's for the good people of Missouri to decide."

55 posted on 08/21/2012 1:48:01 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Kolath

Romney should just leave it alone.

Was what Akin said about “legitimate” rape stupid? Absolutely. That said, hiis intent was merely to defend the lives of unborn children. Children conceived of rape are innocent persons deserving of the right to life. They should not pay for the crimes of their fathers. The liberals are making him out to be the bad guy when their abortion policies have led to the deaths of 55 MILLION unborn children and counting.


56 posted on 08/21/2012 1:51:45 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: LearsFool
And as we all know, with Romney in the White House something is SURE to get done about abortion.

The only thing a president can do to impact abortion is appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade. No such justice will ever be approved w/o a senate majority.

57 posted on 08/21/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Kolath

Once again the GOP and RNC totally blow this opportunity and continue to let the DNC, Obama, the Media and ALL the Communist operatives in this country continue to set the operational tempo.

They need to fully focus on McCaskill and the myriad of problems she has.

This is the same exact approach Obama used to get himself elected originally to IL senate.

Until we stand up to their dishonest techniques and prove they can’t win with them...they will continue to do this crap.

Conservatives are supposed to have principles...


58 posted on 08/21/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: MEGoody
Pretty easy to say, "That's for the good people of Missouri to decide."

That's the best answer. There seems to be a large negative reaction building over all the calls for Akin to pull out. He might have said something idiotic, but he is THEIR idiot, by golly!

59 posted on 08/21/2012 1:55:53 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Cricket24

That’s pretty much what my neighbor just said.


60 posted on 08/21/2012 1:57:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ingtar
but he is THEIR idiot, by golly!

When he goes to Washington, he becomes OUR idiot.

61 posted on 08/21/2012 1:58:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wolfman23601

“That’s up to Missouri to decide.”

That’s the correct answer for everyone in The Stupid Party.


62 posted on 08/21/2012 1:58:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: Travis McGee
I just heard his remarks again on Hannity radio and they really are stomach-turning.

Imagine being raped and getting pregnant. Akin would doubt that the rape occurred. That's pretty sick and completely re-traumatizes and re-victimizes that rape victim for the rest of her life.

And the mother-to-be may more likely then abort the child out of her obvious complicit "guilt" in the crime.

Aside from that I'm hearing Akin now just being so arrogant in general to Hannity.

He's gotta go. The more I hear from him the LESS I like this man, his lack of objectivesness, and his limited capacity for good judgement.

This man can't see the forest for his priceless pretty pear tree...and he parses and pushes.

63 posted on 08/21/2012 1:58:33 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: LS

I’m CEO of a company. EVERY issue of my “employees” that affects my business is . . . MY business. This is Romney’s business, esp if this dunderhead costs us the senate and makes it difficult to fix Obama’s mess.
Time for people to stop making excuses, explanations, and the like and WIN THE BALL GAME.


Well stated.


64 posted on 08/21/2012 1:58:41 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Kolath
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65 posted on 08/21/2012 2:00:10 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: wolfman23601
WRONG! If one of my employees publicly embarrasses the company and threatens to bring down the ship, I'm the FIRST ONE out there talking to the press. EVERYTHING is the leader's business. It doesn't mean you micromanage, but quite the contrary, you manage the "big stuff," and NOTHING is bigger than this right now.

Go Mitt. Kick this guy's @$$ out of Missouri.

66 posted on 08/21/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Kolath

Aiken only has another hour to drop out according to the law.


67 posted on 08/21/2012 2:01:18 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: LS

I agree, LS.


68 posted on 08/21/2012 2:01:29 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Miss Behave

There were a lot of “P”’s in that last sentence...


69 posted on 08/21/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Kolath

If FR now populated mostly by idiots?

Look, I HATE abortion, and would go to nearly any length to see it ended, but we MUST face the facts here!

THERE IS NOTHING a senator can do about it! In fact, there is VERY LITTLE a President can do about it - it was found to be a constitutional right by the USSC! All the President can do is appoint Original Constructionists to the USSC and wait for a case that would overturn Roe v. Wade to come up .

For that to happen we MUST have a President that will appoint Original Constructionist jurists AND a Senate that will confirm them!

Idiot Akin just gave the left a target and a huge talking point that will haunt the entire GOP thru election day!

Like it or not, too many Americans support abortion “rights” and WILL NOT vote for an idiot that says what Aiken said.

We HAVE to win the November battle BEFORE we can take on the wider war on abortion, homosexual “mainstreaming”, etc.

QUIT using your beloved principles to insure that the right LOSES!


70 posted on 08/21/2012 2:02:26 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: EGPWS

“Why is Romney lowering himself to speak on this issue that Missouri needs to hash out?”

Because the master of divinity is making an ass of himself. If people can’t bring themselves to vote for the dim bulb, they might tar the rest of the GOP as being just as stupid as he. There’s no reason Romney should have to deal with this guys nutty theory 75 more times, and in every debate. So he has dealt with it. If anyone accuses him of believing that women can repel enemy kamikaze sperm, he can say “I don’t agree with that nut Akins, and never have, not once”.

Romney would like to win MO, even if we are going to lose the senate seat.


71 posted on 08/21/2012 2:02:40 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: MEGoody

No wild claim, Claire did run ads for Akin.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921205/posts


72 posted on 08/21/2012 2:03:32 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
The only thing a president can do to impact abortion is appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade.

All we ever hear is why our pro-life (sic) presidents never do anything about abortion.

Funny, all these "can't-do-thats" never seem to stop them in any area other than abortion. Wonder why that is?
73 posted on 08/21/2012 2:04:25 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: jimjohn

As of the posting of this reply, Todd Akin has the better part of an hour yet....

But sometimes ego knows no bounds. He keeps hearing these voices saying, “Stay the course, boy!”

Most of them inside his own head.


74 posted on 08/21/2012 2:05:04 PM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: KC_Conspirator

“I would have just condemned his stupid remarks. I am not sure how an open call for his resignation helps.”

It makes it almost impossible to successfully hang Akins stupidity around his neck.


75 posted on 08/21/2012 2:05:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Kolath

Good. The more Republicans of all stripes, from RINOs to Tea Partiers, repudiate him, the better chance we get to repeal ObamaCare.


76 posted on 08/21/2012 2:06:28 PM PDT by paudio (John Roberts and Todd Akin: Two persons who'll be remembered as the saviors of ObamaCare)
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To: alloysteel
It would really upset the left if Akin were to get out. Kind of like how the left was upset when that limp wrist ed Trent Lott resigned.
77 posted on 08/21/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT by TBall
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To: Kolath

Stupidity on Romney’s part. He’s going to disenfranchise Akin voters over a silly gaffe.


78 posted on 08/21/2012 2:08:09 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Kolath

“Woman and children can afford to be careless, but not men.”

Vito Corleone

“It’s not personal. It’s strictly business.”

Michael Corleone


79 posted on 08/21/2012 2:11:51 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

“Never tell anyone outside of the family what you’re thinking again.”


80 posted on 08/21/2012 2:13:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kolath

Romney has already lost a lot of us conservatives. Except for St Louis, people in Missouri are very, very conservative. They do not like being told what to do, especially from those who think we are just serfs. This move is making a lot of true conservatives really angry. Mark my words, romney just made the biggest mistake of his presidency.


81 posted on 08/21/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: RginTN

Akins is the stupid one. A silly gaffe for a Dem is a lethal blow to a GOPer.

Akins is going to disenfranchise GOP voters nationally, because his stupid words reveal not only that he’s a loose cannon, but that the GOP is powerless to control their loose cannons. This has undermined confidence in the GOP across the country ... All for the ego of one aging, out of touch wienie.


82 posted on 08/21/2012 2:18:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: Tulane

He tried to be decent about this and give Akin the chance to back out gracefully. But he dug in. Now Mitt had no choice.


83 posted on 08/21/2012 2:18:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kolath

CORRECTION:

Romney has already lost a lot of us conservatives. Except for St Louis, people in Missouri are very, very conservative. They do not like being told what to do, especially from those who think we are just serfs. This move is making a lot of true conservatives really angry. Mark my words, romney just made the biggest mistake in his campaign.


84 posted on 08/21/2012 2:18:32 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Kolath
If Oromney & his minions hadn't been busy trying to teach Sarah Palin "her place" in Missouri, none of this would have happened.

UBERFAIL, Mittens. Nice. It's possible that your petty crap has lost the November election.

85 posted on 08/21/2012 2:19:46 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: livius

I’m glad the GOP can’t control every elected politician since the GOP has a tendacy to pick squishy RINO’s.
Its the squishy GOP the reason gaffes made by Conservatives are leathal.


86 posted on 08/21/2012 2:25:57 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

“He’s going to disenfranchise Akin voters over a silly gaffe.”

“58 states” is a gaffe. Stupidity is not. Akin is as stupid as Patty Murray, but he doesn’t have the Press covering for him. And meanwhile, every Democrat will try to cut the throat of every Republican over this.


87 posted on 08/21/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: Linda Frances

I think you’re projecting.

When did conservatives in any state start admiring stupidity?

Akin is a poster boy for term limits.


88 posted on 08/21/2012 2:26:59 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Miss Behave
Imagine being raped and getting pregnant. Akin would doubt that the rape occurred. That's pretty sick and completely re-traumatizes and re-victimizes that rape victim for the rest of her life.

You said it so much better than I. Great post.

89 posted on 08/21/2012 2:28:12 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: wolfman23601

What if by staying in the race McCaskill keeps her Senate seat and the GOP fails to get a majority ?

I’d say those are national implications.


90 posted on 08/21/2012 2:29:51 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Future Snake Eater

Uh oh...I presumptuously pimped and paraded those poor persevering Percheron Ps again, didn’t I? I’m a P pestilent, huh, FSE? ;-)


91 posted on 08/21/2012 2:46:29 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: livius
This has undermined confidence in the GOP across the country

I've had a sick feeling in my stomach today. I see this as a defining moment in the election; the Democrats know it and are absolutely and fanatically GLEEFUL right now. I am sick. It is over for us, and for the country.

92 posted on 08/21/2012 2:47:29 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Kolath
Doesn't anyone here see the that GOP is doing to Akins what the media & left does to republicans? They take a mistake someone makes (when he said legitimate rape he was saying not statutory rape) and blow it up and pushes someone out. It's EXACTLY what the left does to us and now we are doing it to our own; the base. Romney has made some stupid statements himself. Romney & the gop are pushing the conservatives to the point where he will lose more of the base. I listened to conservative radio today (not those forced to go along with romney nomination like rush and ingraham). EVERY caller was so angry.

When is the gop going to fight the dems instead of their own? They can destroy a conservative candidate with the help of there cohorts in the media, but they won't take on the left.

93 posted on 08/21/2012 2:47:47 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: EnquiringMind

Thank you, EM.


94 posted on 08/21/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: EnquiringMind

I don’t think it’s over, but this has been pretty damaging.

Thanks to one man’s ego, we’re going to have to work a lot harder now.


95 posted on 08/21/2012 3:05:11 PM PDT by livius
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To: RginTN

It’s idiots like Akins that give “Conservatives” a bad name.


96 posted on 08/21/2012 3:06:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kolath

FUMR.


97 posted on 08/21/2012 3:06:32 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: livius

Akins ego trumps all else. MEEEEEE!!!!!!


98 posted on 08/21/2012 3:07:25 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Kolath

You first, Willard.


99 posted on 08/21/2012 3:08:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Linda Frances

I’m extremely upset by the meddling. I don’t curse, but today I do.

Missourians despise the meddling. There WILL be backlash.


100 posted on 08/21/2012 3:09:29 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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