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Gingrich Appears to Support Akin
National Journal ^ | 9/2/2012 | Chris Frates

Posted on 09/02/2012 2:50:14 PM PDT by katiedidit1

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on Sunday to defend Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, who has been pressured by Republicans to bow out of the race after saying that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”

“I think Todd Akin is the choice of the people of Missouri. And Todd Aiken has publicly apologized,” Gingrich said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “People make mistakes.”

Gingrich said he is “fed up with the one-sided bias” that has Akin under fire for his comments but gives a pass to Vice President Joe Biden, who told an audience that included many black supporters that if Republicans win they will put them economically “back in chains.”

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KEYWORDS: 2012; conservativerights; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich

1 posted on 09/02/2012 2:50:17 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1; onyx; Jim Robinson; Gator113; caww

Newt the eternal warrior and defender of conservatism.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 2:52:34 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

““Where’s the outrage over overt, deliberate racism?” Gingrich asked. “How come Biden shouldn’t get off the ticket?”

Last week, Gingrich’s former presidential campaign aide, Rick Tyler, joined the Akin campaign.


3 posted on 09/02/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

Karl Rove should be required to wear ankle monitors so that we know where he is at all times. Only then will conservatives feel safe in expressing their own opinions.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 3:03:40 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: katiedidit1

Mittens couldn’t run fast enough from Akin. Newt, on the other hand, stands on the front lines. That’s how you tell the difference between spineless politicians and real men.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 3:08:08 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: katiedidit1

6 posted on 09/02/2012 3:08:39 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: katiedidit1

Well, if anyone knows anything about women, it’s Newt.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 3:08:59 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: RaisingCain

Did he stand by Clint Eastwood?


8 posted on 09/02/2012 3:08:59 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: katiedidit1

Just because he smacks the idiot Rove around doesn’t mean he supports Akin. I do though. heh.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 3:12:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: commonguymd

Did who stand by Eastwood?


10 posted on 09/02/2012 3:16:21 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: conservative98
Yes indeed! he is a brave heart! just got back from watching 2016 Obama’s America and I can't recall exactly who said it but Newt's name was mentioned by some radical anti American basher. I thought..how odd..so many other politicians ..why was Newt mentioned? well, you and I know the answer:)
11 posted on 09/02/2012 3:16:40 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: GeronL

Newt does stand with Akins. One of his staffers has been working on Akin’s campaign since last week. I stand with Akin too:)


12 posted on 09/02/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: RaisingCain

Gingrich. I heard he didn’t at all, but I wasn’t watching his appearance(s) today.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 3:18:34 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: katiedidit1

As you know Newt isn’t my favorite person but I for one appreciate him standing up for what’s right in this case.


14 posted on 09/02/2012 3:20:26 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: stuartcr

Newt confessed before God and the world. Newt apologized and he has been happily married to Calista for years. Rove has been married 3 times and last I heard he was called an atheist..who knows? he is a jerk for his comments on Akin and he is a paid mouthpiece for Fox and the republican party. He should be fired from Fox and reprimanded by the gop


15 posted on 09/02/2012 3:21:30 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: cripplecreek

I am glad to hear that cripplecreek:) and I know due to our numerous and intense primary battles.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 3:23:07 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

You would think that what Akin said was the end of the world. A small gaff in a world going to shi! and stupid Republican jackasses still continue “The end of the world is near with what Akin said”. This guy is a good conservative and doesn’t deserve Republican crap but support.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 3:26:47 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Your tag fits you well. Logic was not used by the gop in Akin’s case. Yes, he is a good, strong conservative. Such an endangered species these days:)


18 posted on 09/02/2012 3:30:10 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: commonguymd

“Gingrich. I heard he didn’t at all, but I wasn’t watching his appearance(s) today.”


I’m not sure what you are referencing. I have not heard of anything about Newt and Clint, pro or con. I wasn’t even aware Clint did something that required people to stand with him against the odds.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 3:31:51 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: katiedidit1

I’m with Newt on this one.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 3:38:57 PM PDT by pallis
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To: RaisingCain

I found some of his comments. Called it a distraction but also said for Mitt it’s good to have Saturday night live focus skits on Clint rather than Mitt. So that’s not too bad. On NBC:

“If you’re Mitt Romney and your choice is to have ‘Saturday Night Live’ decide to pick on Clint Eastwood or pick on you, I think I’d give them Clint Eastwood every night for the rest of the campaign,” he said.

I was just asking. Lots of disinformation on the intertubes.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 3:40:24 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: katiedidit1

Oddly enough, the last time the major nonpartisan polls did a survey of the Missouri senate race was over a week ago, 8/23, right after Akin’s gaffe. You would think there would be at least a little interest to see if the numbers had changed by now.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 4:27:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Several done between 8/29 and 8/30 show Akin ahead of McCaskill by ONE.
www.komu.com/news/new-poll-has-akin-ahead-of-mccaskill
and www.kshb.com/dpp/...Council-poll-shows-Akin-with-lead-over-McCaskill

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - What a difference a week makes in politics. A new poll out Wednesday shows embattled U.S. Senate Republican candidate Todd Akin ahead …

23 posted on 09/02/2012 5:30:26 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

I don’t have much to say about either one, although I think Newt would have been a good choice for the nomination.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 2:29:28 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: katiedidit1

Misleading title.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 2:41:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

The original article was on a link that free republic does not support. However, the gist is that Newt stated Akin should stay in the race and Newt also does not approve of Rove’s comments.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 5:48:46 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

Yes, I read the article. You can read the title two ways.

Either it means that Gingrich gives the appearance of supporting Akin and maybe doesn’t (which is what I thought on first reading), or Gingrich made an appearance in which he expressed support for Akin (which is what the article says).

As I said, misleading.


27 posted on 09/04/2012 2:08:55 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind
As I said...the original link was from a site FR does not allow to be posted aka The LA Times. I posted it using an alternative link because it is newsworthy and has an excerpt from the NBC talk show of Newt stating Akin should stay in the race! in other words...Newt is not in accord with the gop e or Rove. Wasn't too hard to understand the gist but of course the title could have been more appropriate. As for me..I like to get the info out.
28 posted on 09/04/2012 3:30:48 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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