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FRIENDLY FIRE ALWAYS HITS YOU IN THE BACK
Christians Uniting for Political Action ^ | August 22, 2012 | Calvin Morrow

Posted on 08/22/2012 10:19:38 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

A good friend of mine said that, ”If we can get past the brethren we can engage the enemy”. If Todd Akin shot himself in the foot with his recent comments on the abortion issue, then it’s fair to say that the GOP, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Sara Palin, John Ashcroft, Mr. Blunt and a host of others shot him in the head. None of the people represented the voters of Missouri; they represented liberal media and the GOP establishment. What Todd said, in reality didn’t amount to a hill of beans, but the media made it a mountain, and the leaders on our side joined them. This was a sad day for several reasons. When the conservative media forget that they have made incredible inroads into mainstream media and backslide into being fearful of how liberals portray them, then it’s a sad day. Are they so naïve to think that the left won’t try to knock down the next potential candidate? Where will they stand then? We don’t know.

If the GOP and Conservative talkers would have put one fourth of the energy that they put into trying to run Todd out of town, into supporting him, he might have had a ten point lead in the polls this morning. Instead they took their cues from the liberals and marched in unison off the edge of the cliff. Be forewarned, we the Tea Party of Missouri will not follow. We don’t need others to do the thinking for us. We are free men and free women. We appreciate good leadership from those in positions of influence; but this wasn’t leadership. This was an insult to the good people of Missouri. We don’t care what the liberal media says, and neither should our leaders.

Todd Akin was out spent ten to one and won. That win was another victory for the Tea Party. When Todd Akin defeats Claire McCaskill it will send a strong signal to the GOP establishment. They will have the choice of working out in the open with the Democrats to defeat conservatives or change their tune. The Tea Party candidates are quickly replacing the old guard and it won’t be long before the transformation is complete. Todd Akin is a very attractive candidate to the voters, because he wasn’t GOP approved; of course their support would have been welcomed, but so be it as it may.

Todd Akin is by all reasonable measurements is rock solid, therefore I urge all Missourians to gird up your loins. Find ten unregistered friends and get them registered and bring them to the polls in November to vote for Todd Akin.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: akin; toddakin

1 posted on 08/22/2012 10:19:48 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“What Todd said, in reality didn’t amount to a hill of beans, but the media made it a mountain, and the leaders on our side joined them.”

Again, and again, and again, and again. How long will we endure this?


2 posted on 08/22/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

The liberal media LOVE Akin. They not only want him to stay in the race they want him as the GOP poster boy. No wonder he was their favorite candidate in the primary and the beneficiary of cross over voters and Dem advertisements.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 10:33:48 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Finally, a voice of reason.

I am so disgusted with my former heroines (Malkin, Coulter, Palin) for jumping on the "Akin is an idiot and must go" bandwagon.

I am disgusted with Mitt Romney and Scott Brown too, although I must say neither of those guys was a hero to me.

Otoh I am heartened by Rush Limbaugh today. He is still equivocating, but at least he never jumped on the bandwagon.

Look folks, it is NOT "idiocy," what Akin said. What he said was not scientifically implausible. There are respected doctors who agree with him (e.g. Dr. John C. Wilkie, MD, OB/GYN).

Akin was, at most, guilty of clumsy phrasing. THAT'S ALL. Clumsy phrasing, after an apology, should not be a FATAL ERROR.

So those of you out there parroting the Left and spreading irresponsible memes like "Magic Uterus" -- stop it!

And Sarah Palin, for God's sake, stop promoting the idea of an independent candidacy. That is a sure-fire loser. McCaskill will take the state if voters split the vote.

Like Rush, I still say there is a good chance Akin can win. People who don't know Missouri should NOT pontificate about what the voters should do -- or will do.

And oh btw, I'm a woman. I've had five pregnancies. Therefore my comments, and beliefs, about female physiology and abortion politics cannot be dismissed, like they are for men. /s

4 posted on 08/22/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

What he said was the language of someone half- informed. What is more he has not learned what he should have said, because he has this wrong information in his head. Sort of like George Romney saying that the military had brain-washed him. Sort of like Quayle misspelling that food. They will never let him forget. The D’s will be saying” War on women” and women will be saying, he said WHAT? If only he had said this before the primary election!


5 posted on 08/22/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Excellent statement. The GOP circular firing squad has been in full effect the past two days. Morons every one of them.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 10:37:26 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I think the issue is not Akin’s clumsy comments, but his apparent belief that rape victims should be compelled by law to bring their children to term. I would rather be talking about the economy. But the question has been emphasized by the media and is therefore on people’s minds.

But the Lord works in mysterious ways . . .


7 posted on 08/22/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Thanks for all responses, and flames, in advance.)
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To: dsc

NO... Tod Akin inserted himself wearing his stupid suit... what he said was stupid, the way he said it was stupid, and now he simply looks stupid... he went into media interview, he should have known what would be thrown up in his face, he should have had a simple, smart answer, he did not. He is an embarrassment. He has singlehandedly sucked all the oxygen out of the room, and now it is all about him, TODD AKIN, the imbecile from Missouri... oh yah, I’ll vote for him, what freeking choice do I have, not happy about it to say the least. Damn stupid!!


8 posted on 08/22/2012 10:43:48 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: shhrubbery!

He has handed the Dims a sword. I know what he meant to say, and he was wrong to say THAT. What is the case is that women DO have a degree of control over getting pregnant. Some woman do not get pregnant because they fear pregnancy, even though they want to have children. Women generally tend to reduced their pregnancies where the culture oppose large families, or if they==women-—come to realize the advantages of smaller families, EVEN if artificial birth control devises are rare.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: cvq3842

The Texas law overthrown by Rpe. v. Wade allowed abortion for rape and incest. This was the toughest abortion law in the country which is why Sarah Weddington went after it. Some people in the Pro-life movement have forgotten that this is not a Catholic Country. Abortion will never be universally outlawed.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: cvq3842

The Texas law overthrown by Rpe. v. Wade allowed abortion for rape and incest. This was the toughest abortion law in the country which is why Sarah Weddington went after it. Some people in the Pro-life movement have forgotten that this is not a Catholic Country. Abortion will never be universally outlawed.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

And now Scott Brown wants to invite the pro abortion crowd into the big tent.

That’s not friendly fire, that’s a fragging.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 10:54:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I don’t know what he said or what he was trying to say. I have found it best to stop and take a deep breath before kicking someone to the curb. I do know that opponents like it when you panic. When the Democrats, and their media lackeys start to attack, attack them back. You don’t win going on the defensive. Just smile and refute their comments. If this guy needs to go, then we do it after consideration. Let coulter and her Democrat friends panic.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 10:54:16 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dps.inspect

He must be persuaded that NO ONE will votes for him, except the members of his family, or those who vote alphabetically.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 10:55:39 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Exactly! Hannity and Malkin really ticked me off yesterday.. I’m sad Levin jumped on that same bandwagon. Pure Tunnel Vision! I’m getting so sick of political pundits knee jerk reactions.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 11:01:22 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Da Bilge Troll
If Todd Akin shot himself in the foot with his recent comments on the abortion issue, then it’s fair to say that the GOP, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Sara Palin, John Ashcroft, Mr. Blunt and a host of others shot him in the head.

No, he shot himself in the head. Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Sara Palin, John Ashcroft, Mr. Blunt and a host of others are merely pointing it out to him.

He, unfortunately, keeps saying "It's only a flesh would"

Linky Thing: Monty Python - The Black Knight

16 posted on 08/22/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: shhrubbery!

Amen to your post!


17 posted on 08/22/2012 11:06:14 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: shhrubbery!
I am so disgusted with my former heroines (Malkin, Coulter, Palin) for jumping on the "Akin is an idiot and must go" bandwagon.

You and me both! I'm also a woman.. Thank you for echoing my thoughts!
18 posted on 08/22/2012 11:08:18 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: tx_eggman

This is 3 months before the election, not 3 days.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 11:08:34 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
What Todd said, in reality didn’t amount to a hill of beans

What he said was incredibly stupid. It hurt the party, it hurt the pro-life movement, by making it harder to regain the senate, it hurt America. It was incredibly insensitive to rape victims. ("You're pregnant, that proves it wasn't really rape. I bet you really liked it when that gang of thugs beat the hell out of you then ravaged your body").

Being smart enough to be a senator is an incredibly low bar, but he doesn't get over it. He has got to go.

20 posted on 08/22/2012 11:11:02 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Excellent and I couldnt have said it better myself. That is what I hate about the GOP gutless wonders that they are. They are not fit to govern when they panic about bad media and fear the dems trashtalking. I long for the day when SOMEONE from the GOP stands up and says GO TO HE**. Pansy-a&& weenies - the lot of them.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 11:13:23 AM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: blueunicorn6

How could you not possibly know what he said. If you don’t how could you possibly think you had something valid to say on the subject?


22 posted on 08/22/2012 11:22:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: RobbyS
He has handed the Dims a sword. I know what he meant to say, and he was wrong to say THAT.

Agree with you RobbyS, but would not use the word "wrong." Akin was not wrong in the sense of his ideas being irrational or totally out of the realm of scientific possibility.

I would use the word "unwise." Akin was unwise to fall into a trap set by the hostile, liberal media. He has admitted this and apologized for it.

Conservative politicians often try to answer a question earnestly, not evasively. We usually admire this! However in this case Akin should have done what most pols do when confronted with a question that is "sensitive" or difficult to answer articulately ... i.e. he should've punted.

But hey, all politicians, even the smartest, get caught off guard and put their feet in their mouth from time to time. Should they receive the political equivalent of the death penalty for it? I would argue that destroying Akin will HURT Republicans nationally, not help them.

I also think that Akin, paradoxically, has done some Republican candidates a favor. You can bet that GOP candidates will now
(a) have their guard up for questions like this and
(b) have their ducks in a row with a well-thought-through response.
The Dims were coming after us with this question - it was only a matter of time before they tripped up one.

There is another possible paradoxical effect of his mistake:
1. The Dims will overplay their hands with absurd, over-the-top abortion rhetoric. Barbara Boxer is already doing this.
2. Rush Limbaugh says the Dims are already planning to make their convention an "Abortion Convention." As says Rush: LET THEM.

If there is damage, the damage is done. The question is, what do we do next?

My answer to that is, first, conservatives, stop it with your own idiotic ideas ... like floating an "independent candidacy" in Missouri (a la Palin) or "staying home and not voting" (a la Dana Perrino). And stop aiding the Left by parroting their memes ... "Magical Uterus" etc. THAT is the dumbest thing to do.

23 posted on 08/22/2012 11:34:38 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth; fortheDeclaration
Amen to your post!
You and me both! I'm also a woman.. Thank you for echoing my thoughts!

Thank you both for your replies. It is heartening to know I'm not a lone voice crying in the wilderness.

I am also heartened by some of the callers Rush is letting speak on his show today. I believe some of them are Missourians.

I'm not from Missouri. But I did grew up in an adjacent conservative state, and think I know how a lot of Missourians think. I believe they will do the right thing --and the only thing that makes sense, politically, at this point :
They will vote for Akin. And I predict Akin will win -- if conservatives stop it with the circular firing squad.

Another clue that the chattering classes may have got this all wrong:
A reporter from the St Louis Post-Dispatch on FoxNews today said that Missouri Republicans tend to be strongly Christian, and aren't necessarily going to follow the crowd, or let the elites tell them how to vote (my paraphrase). But we already knew that!

24 posted on 08/22/2012 11:57:41 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: shhrubbery!

Maybe better understood if people stopped and considered that, whether scientifically true or just anecdotal, people sometimes all stressed up about trying to have kids seem to end up pregnant right away when they give up and adopt, or are given advice to relax, take a cruise, etc. Sometimes these types of arguments are more readily undestood by lay people than actual scientific studies are.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 12:15:49 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: stop_fascism

“What he said was incredibly stupid.”

Oh, horseshit. Compared to the things that libtards believe, what he said was hardly worthy of notice.

It is as El Rushbo said: when something like this happens to a demonrat, they circle the wagons. When it happens to a Republican, we circle the firing squad.

It’s what we do.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: DManA

Did you think before you wrote?


27 posted on 08/22/2012 2:38:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DManA

Ann: I’m still not going out with you.


28 posted on 08/22/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dsc

Is that the same Rush who wanted Akin to step aside for the good of the country? Yes, pubbies act differently. I like to think its because they are better people.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 3:00:03 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: shhrubbery!
Akin was not wrong in the sense of his ideas being irrational or totally out of the realm of scientific possibility

You agree with Akin, that a woman's body magically avoids pregnancy when she is being raped?

30 posted on 08/22/2012 3:03:50 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: blueunicorn6

Yea. And I think someone who goes off without knowing the facts is a fool.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 4:10:48 PM PDT by DManA
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