Skip to comments.Rush on Akin: 'I'm hesitant to join the mob that says throw this guy out' (Audio)
Posted on 08/21/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT by Talkradio03
From the open of Rush's show. Rush says he's hesitant to toss this guy under the bus. 'I have a tendency to want to support conservatives who come under fire'....'Dems circle the wagon, we circle the firing squad'
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He does make a good point. We always cave. In this case though I think it’s time to walk because of the severity of a McCaskill win. We can’t afford it.
I’m turning Rush off today because it is a waste of time. Rush is totally, completely wrong on this issue.
He was hesitant, but he did. He went on to say Akin should drop out for the good of his cause. What we need to do will be a lot easier if we control the Senate ... and Akin hurts our chances.
Turned it off too soon. He ended up saying he should go for the good of the country.
You should have held your post until you heard everything he said. He went on to say Akin needs to set aside personal considerations and withdraw for the good of the country and ensuring control of the Senate and getting rid of Obama. Bottom line, he is telling Akin that right or wrong, he has to go to prevent Mc Caskill being reelected for 6 more years.
Got the vibe (ie: “soft sell whisper”) from Rush that it might best if Akin stepped down.
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It is most unfortunate that Akins, by his own admission, was careless in his comments. Given the impact, he simply cannot escape the consequences of his actions and must step aside.
This election is bigger than Akins and for the good of the country he needs to stand down - now.
The last thing we need is a self-imagined martyr, like Christine O'Donnell. The consequences of him not stepping down is simply bigger than him.
Mr. Akins, I defended you yesterday and I stand by my comments, but you must step aside for the national good.
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“We always cave.”
Cave? The libs are the only ones who want Akin to stay in the race. McCaskill actually ran pro-Akin ads during the GOP primary. The man is a sure loser. And if the GOP doesn’t retake the senate this year Obamacare is here to stay.
“Rush is totally, completely wrong on this issue.”
In other cases I would say we should stick by our guy or gal. The George Allen “Maccaca” incident comes to mind.
But not in this case. This was one of the stupidest, most inept thing I have ever heard a public figure say.
The fact that the dems get away with this stuff is just not an excuse. As moms say: if the democrats jump off the brooklyn bridge are you going to follow?
And, btw, I read earlier today that even though Allen did not lose the support of the party he still lost the election.
Note though that the WaPo tried the same type of cr*p with McDonnell two years later and couldn’t pull it off. The candidate has to get him or herself out of these messes. Nobody can do it for them. And if they can’t do it themselves, THEY LOSE.
I’m hearing that Huckabee is the only guy Akin will listen to. I’m going to find a number and call him as soon as I can, in about 30 minutes.
Please, everyone else who wants this guy out, CALL HUCKABEE.
I don’t want to die in a trench with Todd Akin. Not that guy and not over this. No freaking way.
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I also think it is Akin and his constituents who matter here. The MSM and Democrats can suck sand. They bluster, pontificate and bellow about womens’ rights simultaneously ignoring the genocide of abortion. Duplicitous bastards one and all.
Couple that with a heretofore ball-less cadre of GOP elitists ever-so-eager to not appear hypocritic, and you have one big Kabuki political theatre. I don’t trust the GOP in any capacity insofar as I can’t get my hands on one of them sumbeehes and shake them. So I’ll leave it to Akin and his voters.
In olden days, we could get away with an occasional “Homer Simpson” candidate/moment but what GOP candidates need to know is:
1. It’s a war, you really have no friends...just mutual associates.
2. Dems will get a free pass from MSM bodyguards.
3. MSM will not treat GOP candidates fairly.
4. Learn to speak “Breitbart”.
5. A man may live 100 years but the internet if forever.
6. We’re at a crossroads, failure is not an option.
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Rush is right, again.
He changed my mind about Akin. Whereas before I was supporting defiance against the GOPe and their shills like Coulter, Rush informed that democrats crossed party lines in the primary to ensure Akin was the GOP pick because they feel they can beat him on the abortion issue.
That tells the whole affair is rigged to McCaskill. Best to let Sarah Palin weigh in on her pick and get Akin off the stage.
Still though we have to do something about the GOPe telling the rest of us what to do. Missouri conservatives could have figured this out themselves and simply got Akin to leave. We don’t need the GOPe who selected a RINO democrat in republican clothing to be lecturing us on who should and who should not be in the race.
This is no longer about his constituents or Missouri it is about the country. This guy is an embarrassment. I work with young Republicans across the state and this guy has become a poster child for a loser and “old fart.”
Rush was clear: Akin continuing forward endangers the election in MO and beyond.
He said he believes Akin knows the right thing to do.
I glad Rush isn’t. It has been shameful what the GOP has done and for what? Is it for such a fear of the left or total hunger for power? Akin has two daughters. There isn’t any doubt about how he feels concerning the seriousness of rape. The man apologized almost immediately and rather than the Democrats making a PC circus of this it is the GOP? This isn’t the GOP we need to win. Sure he said something that was more theory than fact which was stupid but do we really want to set this standard? Are we going to throw a rich Rhino under the bus for saying stupid things or worse? I’ve yet to see it. I remember the horrible way Trent Lott was drummed out and I wasn’t even a fan but I defended him and I will continue to defend good men from piling on and beat downs.
How is Rush wrong? It is because he said Akin should go but won’t tell him what to do?
"Call it a wise investment in light of his recent comments: Democrats wanted Missouri Republican congressman Todd Akin to win his states hotly contested Senate GOP primary because they believed he gave incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill her best shot at retaining her seat."
Stress Puts Double Whammy On Reproductive System, Fertility
A pregnant woman under stress, and having a baby from an act of rape has to be (I'm not a woman so that's opinion) stressful on a woman, produces higher levels of cortisol which increases the risk of miscarriage.
Simply looking into this a little bit would reduce a lot of this mistaken commentary.
Oh, sorry, my bad. I turned him off too soon.
I’m glad he didn’t side with Akin.
I understand your position - you are embarassed - I get that. However, your vision of the ‘future’ and the direction of it cannot supercede the rights of his constituency, regardless of national political impacts. If he is in fact a loser and poster child, then his voters should see it. Hopefully, he and his campaign will see it.
Forcing him to quit through MSM badgering and GOPe collusion is no better an option than Obama and MSM badgering Romney about his taxes.
He’s heard the opinions, his constiuents have and we have to wait and see if he’ll do the right thing.
Yep, the Republicans have once again rolled over and played dead and will continue to do so if DemonRats give the command. This makes me sick to my stomach. They are wussfied and need to man up for a change.
No problem, I was getting worried myself!
I’m not sure why these politicians want to sink themselves over something that will NEVER occur. There will never be totally outlawed abortion in all cases. IT wont happen.
there will never be rape panels to put women on trial to assess who has been rape “legitimately” and who hasn’t and if they deem you are telling the truth you get a rape ticket to get your abortion. This will never happen.
or perhaps they delusionally think these things will actually occur.
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2 years from now there could well be an article that says Todd Akin was right. Then the vindication will come and the right to life argument furthered. That is then and this is now. 80 days until a major election is not enough time to control the discussion.
You should have listened to everything Rush said on the subject. He thinks Akin should drop out.
My opinion on your opinion is that this might be the very "learning moment" that is desperately needed in this nation.
All Akin needed to say in his opposition to abortion even due to pregnancy from rape is:
“The child conceived in the womb due to a rape is innocent of that crime. How does killing that child bring about justice or help the original victim?”
Now, people may still insist on allowing abortion due to rape, but they cannot argue with the view that that child is innocent and guilty of nothing other than existing. Why impose the death penalty on the innocent child?
But, Akin’s didn’t do that, at best he made a statement based on an unproven, gray-area theory. He blew it big time and needs to step aside as HE is now the issue, not the principles of the issue.
If it was just a couple of weeks prior to the election it might make sense to circle the wagons to defend him, but that isn’t the case. There is still time to beat the democrat with another candidate.
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