Skip to comments.Akin targets Haley Barbour
Posted on 09/15/2012 10:03:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
Embattled Missouri GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin took aim at Haley Barbour Friday, accusing the former Mississippi Republican governor of trying to advance his own personal brand at Akins expense.
In a fundraising email, the Missouri congressman referred to Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, as the Godfather of DC Party Bosses and a mega-lobbyist for the special interests after Barbour criticized Akin and called on him to drop out of the race earlier this week in a web video.
The sharp pushback against Barbour is part of Akins two-front Senate campaign, one against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, and another against the party bosses he says are trying to keep him down.
Akin has also gone after Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, and RNC chair Reince Priebus, in an online fundraising pitch that features their photos and reads, Tell DC Party bosses to stop treating Missourians like pawns in their game.
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Nothing the Grand Old Plantation hates more than an uppity candidate who represents the people first.
And here I thought Todd Akin was turning the race around all by himself, just giving the incumbent the drubbing she deserved.
And just now he is finding out he may be in trouble? Why, of course, that is the fault of the whole rest of the GOP, doncha know, couldn’t be HIM!
Just maybe the “base” in Missouri is not as solid, or even as big, as Todd Akin may have imagined it to be.
Pity. This should have been an easy win.
What’s happening on the 25th?
Old Karl Rove’s joke tells all one needs to know about the GOP-e- internals.
It is a liberal deception to claim one can be fiscally conservative and a social liberal.
You really cannot argue with that.
This state is almost evenly split among liberals, republicans/conservatives and those Frank Luntz ‘independents’. Old Claire is touting her voting record as making her #50 in a club of 100... She is attempting to deceive the Missouri voters that she is in the middle and ‘independent’. Haley Barbout needs to stay out of Missouri politics. He is NOT on the ballot.
I will say: my first reaction about any Republican who attacks the GOP establishment is that they are probably exactly what this country needs.
The deadline for resigning from the Senate race.
Is there a similar deadline for Mittens to pull out? I am looking forward to a limited g’ment type on the Republican ticket. For the last twenty plus years all I have seen are big G’ment - loose you individual freedom types from both parties.
I remember arguing with Freepers a while back, when they were looking for a replacement for Steele to head the RNC, that Haley Barbour is NOT a real conservative. At one time Freepers also imagined that Karl Rove was a conservative.
No, they are party hacks. And obvious they are out to get Akin because he is too conservative for them, and won’t bow down to the RINO leadership.
Former Guvnor ping
Todd Akin should be concentrating all his firepower on Claire McCaskill, and ignoring anything else. Whatever Haley Barbour, or anyone else in the GOP, might have to say about him should be irrelevant at this point. They are not the one on the ballot against him on Nov. 6th.
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Akin is courting those Frank Luntz 'independents' who cannot stand the GOP-e-. They have not yet forgotten why they voted against Talent/Bush in 2006. Claire's adds are alll about just how down the middle, centrist, and independent her voting record has been.
Barbour wants McCaskill to win.
Makes sense. Haley has a soft spot for convicted murderers too. Akin is just too....extreme for his sensibilities.
Akin is determined to stay in this race, no matter what.
He has no money and barring a MO miracle, he’s set to lose to that ugly demonic-rat Clair McCaskill.
Looks like Rove and Barbour really torqued him off and I don’t blame for that. Sarah Palin also wanted him to drop, but I haven’t heard her speak about this race recently.
OTOH, Newt Gingrich said the GOP-E needs to sthu, let Akin run his race and they ought to back Akin, who won the primary.
Many conservative Repubs have developed some fixation on the “Republican establishment” whatever that is.
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