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Rep. Steve King defends Akin as a 'strong Christian man'
http://thehill.com ^ | 08/21/12 | By Cameron Joseph

Posted on 08/22/2012 11:07:24 AM PDT by Maelstorm

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) bucked others in his party on Tuesday, defending Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) as a "strong Christian man with a wonderful family."

Akin has faced a firestorm of criticism from fellow Republicans, who have ripped his recent comments that women rarely get pregnant from "legitimate rape," with a number of them, including Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas), strongly suggesting Akin should drop out of the race for Missouri's Senate seat. Akin has so far refused to exit the race.

But King, a close friend and ally of Akin's who campaigned for him during the primary, stood by Akin's side. He told a local television station that he didn't want to give his thoughts on Akin's specific remark because he hadn't heard it in context, but attacked those who were blasting Akin as focused on "petty personal attacks."

"I think this election should be about how did Todd Akin vote and what did he vote for and what did he stand for and in this case, I'm seeing the same thing, petty personal attacks substituting for strong policy," he said.

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Congressman King is a man of integrity. Glad to see he hasn't changed.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 11:07:30 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Be nice if the Conservative movement would quit obsessing over this Democrat orchestrated distraction and get back on message


2 posted on 08/22/2012 11:10:33 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

Akin is a Democrat-orchestrated attack. They put him there, the GOP should not be saddled with him. Now everyone is trying to pretend he was ever a conservative.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Maelstorm
He told a local television station that he didn't want to give his thoughts on Akin's specific remark because he hadn't heard it in context, but attacked those who were blasting Akin as focused on "petty personal attacks."
This is good. What class! He doesn't want to change direction of the subject at hand by putting out the perfect explanation. AND, more to the point possibly, I've yet to hear a male politician do so, BECAUSE there is so much flaming PRESSURE on him to dot every i and cross every t. Thank you Congressman King!!!!!!!
4 posted on 08/22/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: All

There’s no doubt that Todd Akin is a strong conservative Christian.

But that’s really not the point. Akin’s an idiot for making what are indefensible comments.

That IS the problem.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 11:18:37 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: nickcarraway

I think you need to check yourself.

Akin is a good man who misspoke, giving the floundering Obama campaign a lifeline and a distraction away from their own weak-to-nonexistent campaign agenda.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 11:19:26 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Maelstorm
Question: Are there no “strong Christian men with wonderful families’ in Missouri who aren’t idiots?
7 posted on 08/22/2012 11:19:51 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: nickcarraway
Akin is a Democrat-orchestrated attack

There is a reason the McCaskill/Democratic Party machine pumped 2 million bucks into the GOP primary to get Akin as their opponent. They knew this guy would implode, and sure enough he did in grand fashion.

8 posted on 08/22/2012 11:20:10 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: MNJohnnie

I agree. It is less today. Just saw Steve’s comment and had to post.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 11:20:21 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: Maelstorm

Good on him —


10 posted on 08/22/2012 11:20:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Maelstorm

Thank God. King has always been my hero. Well done, Congressman.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 11:20:56 AM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: nickcarraway
Claire McCackle spent $1.5 million of her campaign money endorsing Akin. Her acolytes voted for akin in the open primary in Missouri.

Now we're stuck on stupid and the state of Missouri senate seat and the White House could be lost as a result.

12 posted on 08/22/2012 11:30:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: nickcarraway; mquinn; Longbow1969
Now everyone is trying to pretend he was ever a conservative.

Akin’s lifetime American Conservative Union rating is 94. McCaskill’s is 15.

13 posted on 08/22/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Like you, the rino RNC and NRSC will not support Akin either. These are the clowns that supported Crist over Rubio and Murkowski over Joe Miller. Congratulations.

Unlike you, I believe in winning and will donate to Akin’s campaign.

14 posted on 08/22/2012 11:44:24 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: MplsSteve
That IS the problem.

Its only a problem if the GOP wants it to be.

If they answered every baiting question simply with 'I disagree but thats for the people of Missouri to decide' the issue would die within the week.

Our hand wringing and teeth gnashing prolongs the agony.

15 posted on 08/22/2012 11:47:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mquinn

Why did he take almost $2 million from Democrats to be there candidate?


16 posted on 08/22/2012 11:49:50 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Maelstorm

What I find interesting is how many “conservative” FReepers have screamed for Akin’s head while either rushing to Scott Brown’s defense or ignored his call for the GOP to be more inclusive of the “good” pro abortionists.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921531/posts

A time for choosing is upon us.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 11:56:54 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: Jacquerie
Akin’s lifetime American Conservative Union rating is 94. McCaskill’s is 15.

And yet it is McCaskill that will continue to represent Missouri because Akin shot off his mouth, made a fool of himself and has no chance to win now. What good is that glowing ACU rating of Akin's if he is sitting home roasting marshmallows with his grandkids?

McCaskill knew Akin would make a bad statewide, general election candidate. That is why the Democrats poured money into the race to help him win the primary. How is this difficult for some people to understand?

18 posted on 08/22/2012 12:06:00 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Jacquerie

The RNC and NRSC did support Akin before two days ago. They backed him over Palin/Tea Party candidates. Plus, the Democrats and McCaskill backed him too.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: cripplecreek
What I find interesting is how many “conservative” FReepers have screamed for Akin’s head while either rushing to Scott Brown’s defense or ignored his call for the GOP to be more inclusive of the “good” pro abortionists.

Because Brown's babble, while annoying, probably helps him win his Senate race in deep blue Mass. Akin's ridiculous comments ensure he loses his race for the Senate in Missouri. See the difference there? Brown probably helps himself to win a seat and keep injun Warren out of the Senate. Akin all but guarantees that liberal Claire retains a Senate seat for the Democrats for 6 more years. Is it really this difficult for you to understand? Really?

No Senator is perfect. No politician is perfect. The first attribute necessary is the ability to win. That is the minimum job requirement for a politician. If you can't win, no matter how nice you are, you are politically worthless. Akin is now political worthless. Brown, while flawed on many levels, is still politically useful.

20 posted on 08/22/2012 12:13:11 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Maelstorm
The GOP backs guys like this.

Brown blasts back: I am a pro-choice Republican

Scott Brown presses Republicans to be ‘more inclusive’ on abortion
21 posted on 08/22/2012 12:15:07 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: Maelstorm

If have been forced to forgive Romney... I can sure as heck forgive Akin.

Thank you Congressman King!


22 posted on 08/22/2012 12:46:56 PM PDT by Herbster
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To: Jacquerie

No RINO, I, nor Claire McCackle sap.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 12:49:35 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: nickcarraway
The RNC and NRSC did support Akin before two days ago.

Gee, I suppose we should be so thankful.

BTW, they don't select candidates to support in primaries.

As for McCaskill, the rats don't think conservatism wins. Akin is going to beat McCaskill despite the surrender monkeys at this thread.

24 posted on 08/22/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Maelstorm
I have C-Span audio on in the background.

Plugs Biden is slinging the Marxist hash at a downtown Detroit high school. It is another sign of their desperation.

The Akin non-controversy will flame out soon in Missouri and he will win.

25 posted on 08/22/2012 1:05:09 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Maelstorm

Okay, I have to admit that I had been joining the chorus of those saying Akin should withdraw, but I’m starting to reconsider that now. Hopefully, Akin (and everyone for that matter) can move the discussion off this issue and back onto the genuinely important issues of this election cycle.


26 posted on 08/22/2012 1:22:52 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Jacquerie
As for McCaskill, the rats don't think conservatism wins. Akin is going to beat McCaskill despite the surrender monkeys at this thread

Akin has already lost. Have you ever heard of the term "first impressions are most important", and his first impression to statewide Missouri voters is one of a self-righteous, pompous, hubristic oaf.

Great first impression there Tood.

27 posted on 08/22/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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