Skip to comments.DOBSON BLASTS 'VICIOUS' GOP OPPOSITION TO AKIN
Posted on 09/16/2012 12:13:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
Dr. James Dobson, whose advice about parenting, child-rearing, marriage and faith has guided millions of Americans and whose counsel on family matters has been sought by presidents, today blasted the Republican Party for abandoning a strong GOP candidate to be U.S. senator, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin.
Dobson, the founder and president of Family Talk, which produces his regular radio program, Dr. James Dobsons Family Talk, told WND it is disgraceful that the GOP political bosses have told Akin to drop out of his race, have withdrawn financial support and publicly maligned the congressman.
I regret to say that Congressman Akin has been subjected to disgraceful treatment at the hands of the GOP political bosses, Dobson said. They have withheld funds for his campaign, even though he won the GOP primary for the Senate seat. Karl Rove and Haley Barbour have said things about his character that are untrue. Their vicious opposition could get his Democratic opponent elected in his stead. That is curious since an Akin win could give the Senate majority to the Republicans.
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I would certainly vote for Akin without hesitation, but I fear MO people will be afraid to do so. People in MO don’t like to be ridiculed, as the national media has done in this matter.
Everyone keep your eye on the marks: the communist Muslim in the WH and the despicable Anti-God Party Senators. If I lived in Missouri, I'd vote for a cockroach over McObamacare!!
BTW, Akins is not a cockroach!!!
Gee, I almost forgot about what Akin had said.
Jeez ..AKIN again?
It is ALL about removing Obama from office. While I agree with Dobson, this is the last thing that should be aired publicly. What is it? Rule #13? Could we not attack our own just for a few weeks? And keep our eyes on the prize?
Wait! What? We elected a dead guy (Carahan) to be our Senator.
And then followed him with a talking pig (McCaskill).
Who says we don't have a sense of humor.
That’s why they don’t like to be ridiculed; because they already have been. I like your sense of humor. But MO people are just too predictable to vote for Akin.
He can beat McCaskill. McCaskill is not his problem. His problem is that he has defied the GOPe (I'm looking at you, Tokyo Rove and Haley "Buy Your Pardon Here" Barbour) and they are out to destroy him, even if it means sacrificing the Missouri Senator seat.
What you mean is that MO election fraud is too predictable.
There are districts in the cities of KC and St. Louis that ALWAYS turn in their votes late so they know how many fraudulent votes they need to manufacture, and they are not shy about turning in more ballots than residents.
It's how they defeated concealed carry for so many years.
Sure seems to me that republicans want to lose this election cycle.Akin made a mistake and our or the rino side blistered him.I hate the rats but I dont trust the pubbies any more than I do the rats.
Missourians do have a secret ballot and they know how to use it.
Dobson can KMA
And so can the GOP for that matter.
The GOPe is full of crap. They want conservatives to bow down and vote for moderates/liberals but they cut off any conservative
FU Akin. You have damaged the GOP’s election hopes for 2012, and you don’t don’t even give a damn. You’ve put your personal ambition before your country. The MO GOP made a fatal error choosing you as the nominee (with the help of McCaskill and a lot of other Rat crossover votes).
Dobson and Huckabee talked Akin into staying in the race. Why aren’t they funding him?
Dr. Dobson is confused. This has nothing to do with Congressman Akin’s political views, nor with his overall decency. This has do with some very ill advised remarks that he made that have placed him in the unelectable category.
Conservatives will vote for Akin, even if they think that his remarks were wrong and politically stupid. Republicans only enjoy a 2.3% advantage over Democrats in Missouri and that includes Republican leaning independents. Akin is going to take a bigger hit than that from true independents and from women on election day. He can’t win. His foolish behavior will likely cause us to fail in our efforts to win control of the Senate.
Finally, someone who makes sense on this thread.
When someone as retrograde and unsophisticated as Todd Akin
somehow manages to become a cause celebre for Conservatism , then the Republican Party, the VEHICLE through which we bid for and win or lose elections,becomes all the more vulnerable
to being characterized as the party of ignorant neanderthals.
Hard liners like Akin figure they can actually justify an extreme position against abortion on many grounds, chief among them,for the purposes of the interview that aroused such controversy,that a woman who’s been forcibly raped has to do nothing but let the wisdom of her own biology go to work and “shut down” and keep a fetus from developing.
He is a moron and an embarrassment to the Republican Party,
and just the kind of Republican the Democrats salivate over
meeting in a well-lit corner of political “discourse”.
I sm profoundly Pro-Life , but for reasons that make sense,
and the hardline holier-than-thou position of people like Akin and unfortunately Huckabee, who has a lot more to recommend him, does nothing but harm.
May God Almighty who established the greatest nation that has ever existed now empower true patriots to put this nation back together after more than 2 decades of liberal and quasi-conservative governance that has prevailed ever since the Reagan administration left office. One thing is as sure as tomorrow's sunrise, GOP bigwigs who put a semi-centrist party line (if there is such a thing) above conservative principles won't be of much help in that regard.
You must be so proud.
He cant win
.....well, he sure can’t win with the likes of you and KSGirl in the mix. Too bad you can’t be enough of a Repub or freedom lover to support a conservative who didn’t say anything wrong unless you’re a metrosexual mainstream media puke that attacks any conservative...and that includes Pudgeboy Rove and Fat Haley... with Repubs like you guys DemRats don’t have to work very hard, just propogandize you folks with boobbait for the bubbas. congrats on backing the wrong team!
Let me reiterate
dont you realize that toothless barefooted hillbillies that believe in what Akin said are 55% of the electorate in Missouri. thats why there are two republican senators, a governor etc.
Recent polls put him about even with Clarabelle. That's better than most of the GOP Senate candidates that the NRSC and Rove PACs will spend millions on knowing in advance that they are the really lost causes. The GOPe are just stuck on stupid and stubborn.
How about we put this nation back together ... but without idiots like Akin trying to help?
I do not want people like Akin (and other nitwits from both parties) in Congress. How about we work together to get dundering imbeciles like Aking OUT of Congress and more intelligent people in Congress?
Sick of choosing the lesser of two idiots. I’ve had enough. I refuse to play nice. I want them ALL out whether Dem or Repub.
Dobson? Is him a kin of Akin?
I can’t vote for him, but my children can and will. I would also if I lived across the state line. You are declaring that conservatives must support losers because they are conservatives. We’ve tried that before in Senate races in Nevada and Rhode Island among others. Its not a winning strategy.
Independents will vote for McCaskill or note vote at all in this race. That will be enough to deliver the race to her. Not a pleasant thought, but that’s the way that its going to be.
But, I’m sure that you will blame the “phoney conservatives” and not yourself for that outcome because the real conservatives stuck by their guy. It may soothe your emotional soul, but its not a good political move.
I believe that I’ve made my points without hurling personal insults, how about you?
I’m for islands not capsizing too ... but for reasons that make sense. Akin is a moron.
Let’s get some actually intelligent people to run for the House. It already has a quorum of blithering idiots .. we don’t need more.
I'll bet you do a lot of salivating with those Democrats.
No — he’s the Dob[’s]son.
BS. Akin had the support of the the NRCC, RNC, and other GOP PACS until he opened his mouth and said something so mind-numbingly stupid, that he rendered himself unelectable. Unfortunately, the Rats along with their foot soldiers in the MSM, were able to use one moron’s statements to smear the entire GOP. It played right into their stupid “GOP’s war on women” BS narrative. If Akin had left the race immediately, the damage would not have spilled over, but being the arrogant, ignorant, unpatriotic ass that he is, he refused.
Btw, Akin has damaged the pro-life message. I’ve had apolitical friends ask me if all pro-life Republicans believe what Akin believes.
We do but they soon learn that they are too intelligectual to be bound by the speeches they gave to the electorate to get them into those offices and sell out their constituencies once there. Should we have more of those???
[ who didnt say anything wrong ]
The guy said that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy when she is raped. That is WRONG! It is moronic!
I understand your support for Akin, but you are being a little selective in your citing of polls. Did you include Rasmussen of 12 Sep in your calculus? (M 49 A 43)
McCaskill has a boatload of money to saturate the KC and StL markets with ads reminding the voters of Akin's words. Akin will lose big in Platte, Clay, and Jackson counties, and in the St. Louis suburbs outside of Chesterfield. This is just not going to happen and its probably too late to do anything about it.
We really could do with different candidates and if we could get both out of there and replace them with people who don't play footsie with Democrats, I"d be fine with that.
Show me where it reads that the Senate race in Missouri is a lost cause for Akin???
Show Me -- and Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
We can keep voting them out every 2 years until we get one that represents us ... and is not a blithering idiot.
You are presenting a false choice.
Voter fraud, nah, not a chance.
His remarks regarding legalized murder of unborn babies may be politically stupid and may prove to be suicidal to his chances of retaking the Senate, but he is certainly not wrong in his condemnation of legalized child murder. I don't know much about either his political or moral principles, but if he is sincere in what he said I would not desert him even though he may be politically incorrect and incapable of winning a Senate seat.
Although I realize that retaking the Senate would go a long way toward ameliorating the disastrous results of another Obama term in the White House, and that Akin's political gaffe may be our downfall in re the open Senate seat, but I can't in good conscience condemn him for speaking the truth on what I believe to be the most important issue in regard to the continued existence of our nation. I'm afraid that Roe v Wade may have already earned for our formerly God-fearing nation the wrath of Him who according to His infallible Word both establishes and disestablishes governments and rulers.
That poll is actually 49-47 if you read that 4% want some other candidate. Those 4% are Republicans still hoping for a Sept 25th resignation so their dream candidate can be appointed but that will not happen. We still have not seen the internals of that poll. Rasmussen should publish them. Everyone else publishes theirs.
She does have a ferryboat load of money but she lacks boots on the ground and that is worth something that money can't buy.
Akin has done inestimable harm to the pro-Life cause and to everyone who has devoted their life to that cause. He’s undone decades of progress towards the pro-life cause.
I can tell you the footsoldiers on the pro-Life front line (the people who actually put themselves out there for the cause) are not happy with Akin and want him GONE. They certainly do not want him as a pro-Life spokesperson.
Where did you ever get the idea that I believe that he is wrong in his condemnation of abortion? But, your misconception is certainly where this debate has gone. The religious right believes that they must support Akin and that support equates to support for the pro life position. Wrong!
Akin is pig headedly doing more to support the advancement of a pro abortion agenda than you can imagine. McCaskill is an abortion queen and her reelection will advance their cause immeasurably. Six more years of her vile behavior is what you will get.
This is simply about the cold, hard reality that Akin cannot win this race. Please check back with me in November and let me know how it turned out.
“Ive had apolitical friends ask me if all pro-life Republicans believe what Akin believes.”
Many uneducated morons( including on freeper )that still support him actually believe it.
You are describing Akin with a 97.24% ACU rating. Missourians went through a lot of RINOs until they got him and re-elected him to 6 terms in office.
You are presenting a false choice.
No -- that's you.
I'll take a "blithering idiot" with a 97.24% ACU rating over a sell-out lying two-faced double dealing RINO any day.
I think that you are right about that, but I wouldn't be so quick to put them in Akin's column. Most will just not cast a vote in this particular election. You are being too optimistic by half.
The GOP elite/establishment is more of an enemy to us - real conservatives - than the Dems. Because we know the Dems are the avowed enemy of the Constitution, but the GOP is supposed to be on “our” side.
No one has done more for the pro-Life cause and to everyone who has devoted their life to that cause than James Dobson -- and HE DISAGREES WITH YOU VEHEMENTLY.
Did you even bother to read the article???
What’s that flag on your home page?......France?
Wrong, it may have been moronic in a political context, but not in in a moral context. The unborn child conceived by rape is not responsible for it's father's crime. I realize that my opinion, actually my belief, is extremely repulsive to most rape victims and many of you on this thread, but the murder of an innocent human being's life is more important than anyone's opinion or revulsion no matter what the rape victim feels or believes. Beside the morality issue, there are many thousands of married and single people who are anxious to adopt an unwanted baby, why murder an innocent baby when that situation would allow him or her to live?
I thought all the Democrats had been smoked out. Lots of them on here today. No school, I guess.
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