Skip to comments.Do The Right Thing Todd Akin, PLEASE Step Down
Posted on 08/20/2012 2:40:09 PM PDT by Biggirl
On Sunday, United States of America House of Representatives, Todd Akin, (R/MO), while during an interview via KTVI in St. Louis, MO, said some words that NOT ONLY GOT ME SHOCKED AND ANGRY, but also shocked and upset a number of GOP/Republican candidates running for public office, both women and men on the issue of rape.
The offensive part of the interview came in these words:
It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, thats really rare, Mr. Akin said. If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
Rep. Akin, what you have said, as a woman, and though I am pro-life, anti-abortion, as a woman, I am very, very offended by your view that there is such a thing such as a legitimate rape. Rape is rape, be it rape by a stranger or by a date. It is never ever legitimate. Even though you have said you are sorry, as a Christian I do forgive, but at the same time, for the good of not only the GOP/Republican party nationwide, but I do add-on, for the good of the GOP/Republican party in MO, BUT MOST IMPORTANT, FOR THE GOOD OF BOTH THE PEOPLE OF BOTH MISSOURI AND THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE REP. AKIN, STEP DOWN.
Stepping down would also send a message that a major crime such as rape is not a trivial matter, no ifs, ands or buts.
If you havent heard by now, this will shock you. Republican Congressman Todd Akin claimed this weekend that victims of "legitimate rape" dont get pregnant, because, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." In the 112th Congress, Akin sits on the House Science Committee. Thats right, this is the man that Speaker Boehner and the Republican party have chosen to lead our nations science policy. We must stand against the Republicans continued utter disregard and disrespect for women. Please donate $3 or more right now to defeat anti-women Republicans >> During the past year, Akin has joined Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and the House Republican majority in co-sponsoring bills to re-define rape, defund Planned Parenthood, and pass a Federal 'Personhood' Amendment. Please help us elect a Democratic majority who will stop the Republican assault on womens health. http://dccc.org/Protect-Women Were in this together, Nancy
The guy is an idiot.
No wonder we aren’t getting anywhere against the Democrats.
probably too stupid to step down.
And you received this piece of filth from Nazi Pelosi? Why should we care what this crazy person has to say????
Akin won his Primary fair and square and he is the nominee and a good solid Pro Life Conservative who simply made a statement that was blown out of proportion by the DNC and the MSM.
GIve it a few days and a Rep. Akin press conference and all of this will be forgotten. After all, he has an 11 point lead in the polls and has proven himself to be a winner.
On Hannity’s show he basically stated that he understood that by staying in the race he could end up costing the GOP the Senate seat and Romney the state, possibly leading to Obama getting re-elected as a result, and his only response was that he was willing to live with it because he’s not a “quitter.”
Do the right thing little girl, stuff it.
Did you see you the email was from?
Yes, I was kind of WTF when I read about that, too. However, I think Akin was simply differentiating between actual rape and consensual sex reported as a rape by a regretful woman.
Please let me know if there is someone capable who can replace Akin. As I recall, in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois, GOP candidate Jack Ryan had to bow out due to a scandal, and his replacement lost to a Democrat state senator. If you think about this unfortunate event, you’ll realize what a world of hurt we’re in because Ryan’s replacement was so inept.
Hang in there Aken if you have the votes.
Boy, would I love for you to win this election.
How would a replacement candidate be chosen?
I do not know the rules in MO.
“GIve it a few days and a Rep. Akin press conference and all of this will be forgotten. After all, he has an 11 point lead in the polls and has proven himself to be a winner.”
Will wait and see.
The question that needs to be asked is that, is now the 11 point lead GONE and now Rep. Akin “damaged goods” ?
Akin has made a gaffe that no Republican candidate can ever recover from. Yes, if he was a Democrat he would get a pass. A Democrat can say just about anything and the lamestream media will provide cover. It isnt fair, but life isnt fair.
It doesnt matter how good of a candidate Akin might have been. He is now toast. If he does not step down, then the Democrat will win the seat.
Plus, Akin will pull down conservative candidates all over the country. Every Democrat running for any office in the U.S. will be running ads with Akin as the poster child for the conservative war on women.
Little late making that request. I’ve read from multiple sources that Akin may be stepping down within the next 24 hours.
He “had” an 11 point lead in the polls. The guy who ran for Governor in Texas and lost to Ann Richards because of an idiotic comment was up by 20 prior to his comments.
I wouldn’t be shocked if Akin is down by 10 by the end of this week if he stays in the race.
Not to mention that with all outside financial support pulled, he couldn’t get elected dog-catcher at this point.
IIRC, the deadline for finding a replacement is . . . tomorrow.
I never said you should care, just showing how they are trying to make it stick on the other candidates.
After hearing his interview on Hannity i was just shaking my head at the selfishness and delusion of this freak show.
Someone better go w a large bag of $$$$$ and shut him up and get him out of there.
What a timb bomb this is
“Do the right thing little girl, stuff it.”
Might as well hand that senate seat back to Sen. Clare.
I heard the interview and was horrified. He needs to go period.