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Do The Right Thing Todd Akin, PLEASE Step Down
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | August 20, 2012 | annem040359

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, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said. “If it’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: akin; gop; macacamoment; mo; rape

1 posted on 08/20/2012 2:40:18 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Just recieved this email:

If you haven’t heard by now, this will shock you. Republican Congressman Todd Akin claimed this weekend that victims of "legitimate rape" don’t 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. That’s right, this is the man that Speaker Boehner and the Republican party have chosen to lead our nation’s 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 women’s health. http://dccc.org/Protect-Women We’re in this together, Nancy

2 posted on 08/20/2012 2:43:23 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Biggirl

The guy is an idiot.

No wonder we aren’t getting anywhere against the Democrats.

probably too stupid to step down.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 2:43:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: swamprebel

And you received this piece of filth from Nazi Pelosi? Why should we care what this crazy person has to say????


4 posted on 08/20/2012 2:45:51 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Biggirl

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.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 2:46:05 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Venturer

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.”


6 posted on 08/20/2012 2:46:55 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Biggirl

Do the right thing little girl, stuff it.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Venturer

Did you see you the email was from?


8 posted on 08/20/2012 2:47:31 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Biggirl

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.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Biggirl

Hang in there Aken if you have the votes.

Boy, would I love for you to win this election.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 2:48:59 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Biggirl

How would a replacement candidate be chosen?

I do not know the rules in MO.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Uncle Slayton

“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” ?


12 posted on 08/20/2012 2:50:54 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

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 isn’t fair, but life isn’t fair.

It doesn’t 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.”


13 posted on 08/20/2012 2:51:47 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Biggirl

Little late making that request. I’ve read from multiple sources that Akin may be stepping down within the next 24 hours.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 2:52:36 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Uncle Slayton

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.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Kansas58; Biggirl

IIRC, the deadline for finding a replacement is . . . tomorrow.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 2:53:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: elephant

I never said you should care, just showing how they are trying to make it stick on the other candidates.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 2:53:13 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

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


18 posted on 08/20/2012 2:53:49 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: beandog

“Do the right thing little girl, stuff it.”

Might as well hand that senate seat back to Sen. Clare.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 2:54:13 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: PhxTM06

I heard the interview and was horrified. He needs to go period.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 2:55:38 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

This is a cautous lesson in thinking first.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 2:56:53 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: beandog

Nice talk.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 3:00:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Assuming the description of Akin’s interview with Hannity is accurate, the GOP needs to practice a little Chicago politics and explain to Akin that he will not only be a man without a party, but that he will be ruined for anything else, as well.
23 posted on 08/20/2012 3:07:15 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Uncle Slayton
GIve it a few days and a Rep. Akin press conference and all of this will be forgotten.

Google "George Allen" and "macaca".

24 posted on 08/20/2012 3:08:41 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Bubba_Leroy

This moron committed the rhetorical equivalent of tapping his foot on the bathroom floor on a airport terminal. If you remember that one act cost the republicans heavily....


25 posted on 08/20/2012 3:21:12 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Biggirl

I honestly don’t believe that when he used the term “legitimate rape” (a stupid, horrible, inaccurate term) that he was distinguishing between date rape / violent rape / or any other type of unwanted, forced sexual activity. I took it to mean the difference between an unwanted, forced sexual activity and statutory rape.

Before I go on - please understand - I am not condoning any form of rape - just trying to explain what I thought his logic was. I took him to be saying when the sexual act is unwanted by the woman, her body will try to reject the pregnancy itself as opposed to when it is a wanted act. In the case of statutory rape even though it may be morally wrong, the female is a willing participant and therefor it is a different type of rape than what he called “legitimate rape”.

Again - I am not defending his use of words, his conclusions of how women’s bodies work - just what I think he meant by that term.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 3:25:12 PM PDT by sipow
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To: Biggirl

Fascinating. There are more conservatives than rats joining the rape of Akin.

Congratulations.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 3:50:35 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
Fascinating. There are more conservatives than rats joining the rape of Akin.

Yup. "Conservatives" will crawl over broken glass and sell their very souls to support a baby-killing RINO, but will pile on to destroy a Conservative at the drop of a hat.

28 posted on 08/20/2012 3:59:29 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Sirius Lee; Biggirl; Venturer
Freeperdom wonders why Boehner never stands to fight the great battles that must be won to save our republic.

Answer: Because the pitiful panty waists, like those on display at this thread run for cover in the little battles.

29 posted on 08/20/2012 4:13:17 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
GIve it a few days and a Rep. Akin press conference and all of this will be forgotten.

You're delusional. Akin will not be able to recover from this gaffe. It's just so colossally bad that even fellow strongly pro-life conservatives will run against him all over the country in order to prove they are sensitive to women's issues. Akin will lose us this seat if he doesn't get out. Losing this seat means McCaskill retains it - and that seriously cuts into our chances of taking back the Senate. Akin may be a good guy, but he's destroyed his candidacy and for the good of the country he needs to do the right thing and get out of the race.

30 posted on 08/20/2012 4:40:31 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Biggirl

> Mr. Akin said. “If it’s a legitimate rape...

If rape can be legitimate or illegitimate, is the latter in which a false complaint of rape is made?


31 posted on 08/20/2012 4:41:22 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jacquerie
There are more conservatives than rats joining the rape of Akin.

Well sure, the rats hope Akin stays in. He is the candidate they've wanted all along. They spent money in the GOP primaries to make sure this was their opponent. McCaskill was just on TV defending him. The only flaw in their plan is that he imploded too soon and there is some chance the GOP can convince him to quit.

Republicans/conservatives of every stripe are trying to persuade Akin to withdraw because they know he will lose now. The guy is toast and everyone but Akin knows it. So yeah, ofcourse the rats are laying low or defending him, and ofcourse the conservatives are blasting him and trying to drive him out of the race.

32 posted on 08/20/2012 4:47:43 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Jacquerie

You can fight for this idiot if you wish to.

He does have a Conservative voting record.

Maybe you can save him, its just that tossing at windmills isn’t my forte’.
Giving out with one of the dumbest statements I ever heard, that a woman could wish away a rape conceived baby.


33 posted on 08/20/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

“You can fight for this idiot if you wish to.”

And you can bend over and spread if you wish.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 5:20:16 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Longbow1969

Freeperdom wonders why Boehner never stands to fight the great battles that must be won to save our republic.

Answer: Because the pitiful panty waists on display at this thread run for cover in the little battles.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 5:22:18 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
Because the pitiful panty waists on display at this thread run for cover in the little battles

If we simply dug in and defended everything no matter how ludicrous we'd be no better than the left we are supposed to be opposing.

Akin blew up his campaign. It's done. Once he uttered those words he was finished. If he stays in, he will lose to McCaskill and cost us any chance of taking that Senate seat. That seat is far more important than one man.

36 posted on 08/20/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Biggirl

Please step down, sir, just to stop all these stupid countless threads on FR! Thank you.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 5:44:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Biggirl
BFD! All his statement proves is that the congress critter didn't pay attention in biology class.

Is his statement any more stupid than that of Hank Johnson, moronic congress critter from Georgia that said he was worried that the island of Guam might tip over if we move our troops to the end of the island.

I'm mighty tired of the permanently aggrieved always looking for an excuse to bitch and moan.

38 posted on 08/20/2012 5:58:06 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Kansas58

The state Republican party chooses. That rules out Sarah Steelman.


39 posted on 08/20/2012 6:03:35 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Longbow1969
Are you a Missourian? If not, imagine you are.

Would you vote for McCaskill because of Akin’s faux pas?

Of course not. Don't assume your fellow Missourians are idiots.

40 posted on 08/20/2012 6:18:11 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
Would you vote for McCaskill because of Akin’s faux pas?

Of course not. Unfortunately, elections are not decided by political partisans like me.

Don't assume your fellow Missourians are idiots.

Sorry, political realities are what they are. There is no chance Akin can win this seat now. The GOP and conservative PAC's are going to pull funding anyway. The guy is not going to be a US Senator.

41 posted on 08/20/2012 6:28:45 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Jacquerie

f I did I would have to pull your lips off me, No Thanks.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 6:56:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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.

Your interpretation is one of more than a dozen (maybe even two dozen) interpretations by Freepers on what the guy said. Nobody really knows what he was trying to say, including himself. When he tried to explain it on Hannity, it was more confusing and convoluted than the original statements.

Nobody gets what he's trying to say. He has to go.

43 posted on 08/20/2012 7:08:55 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Sirius Lee

Yup. "Conservatives" will crawl over broken glass and sell their very souls to support a baby-killing RINO, but will pile on to destroy a Conservative at the drop of a hat.

You must consider Sen. Johnson and Rep. Allen West "baby-killing RINOs", because they have both called for Akins to drop out.

44 posted on 08/20/2012 7:13:37 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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