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Looks like Governor Sarah Palin gets to say I TOLD YOU SO (MO: Akin vs. Steelman)
Fox News' Greta Wire ^ | August 21, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren

Posted on 08/21/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Check out the headline below from the Hill dated Aug. 12. Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Sarah Steelman in Missouri and not Todd Akin:

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(In light of the very weird political drama unfolding right now in Missouri, Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Sarah Steelman sure seems politically wiser than the endorsement of Rep Todd Akin! I don’t know anything about Steelman – I did not follow the race closely – but I can’t imagine anyone could be a more difficult candidate for the Republican Party than Akin. He potentially hands the race to his political opponent Sen Claire McCaskill plus supplies the Democratic Party with more ammo supporting their assertion that there is a Republican war on women. Read the story below and click on the link to read more….and tell me what YOU think about all this.)

(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Missouri; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: akin; missouri; palin; steelman
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1 posted on 08/21/2012 3:51:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steelman came in third. Palin was wrong.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 3:54:42 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; RedMDer; redhead; ReneeLynn; Right_in_Virginia; rintense; rockinqsranch; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

3 posted on 08/21/2012 3:55:07 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don’t know anything about Steelman – I did not follow the race closely. . . .

I did follow the race, and I'm here in Missouri. Steelman finished third in the primary. She was not a strong candidate. She lost the governor primary four years ago. She lost the Senate primary this year. She's not all that.

4 posted on 08/21/2012 3:56:34 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t think she’s the type.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 3:57:08 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: Marie Antoinette
Steelman came in third. Palin was wrong.

And Mittens & the Boyz were right. And they'll be juggling the live Akin grenade all the way up to the election.

Palin was RIGHT. They needed a WOMAN in there to defuse McCackle. I guess you Missourians will SHOW US all...

6 posted on 08/21/2012 3:57:10 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Marie Antoinette
Cook Political Report Moves MO Senate to Likely Democrat

7 posted on 08/21/2012 3:58:57 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I did follow the race, and I'm here in Missouri. Steelman finished third in the primary. She was not a strong candidate. She lost the governor primary four years ago. She lost the Senate primary this year. She's not all that.

Palin made the right call for the race, and the National Boyz should have respected it, and SUPPORTED it. Now, they're looking at the whole Republican fleet going down with all hands, probably because they had to "show Palin".

Mark my words - Todd Akin will be the defacto Republican nominee at the convention. Oh, they'll mention Romney and Ryan, of course - but Toddy will get marquee billing.

Skin wandered into the playpen of the Peepee & Cooter Party. The Democrat children will be shrieking about this till election day. This is pure Alinsky.

8 posted on 08/21/2012 4:04:38 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not in Sarah’s nature to say “I told you so” she wont say it..she is probably devastated by this, seeing the MO Senate seat that was practically ours for the taking almost totally out of reach now. She knows what this means, she knows that the chances of defeating Obamacare just went out the window


9 posted on 08/21/2012 4:04:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kiryandil

Sexist.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 4:04:55 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Charles Henrickson
I did follow the race, and I'm here in Missouri. Steelman finished third in the primary. She was not a strong candidate. She lost the governor primary four years ago. She lost the Senate primary this year. She's not all that.

Palin made the right call for the race, and the National Boyz should have respected it, and SUPPORTED it. Now, they're looking at the whole Republican fleet going down with all hands, probably because they had to "show Palin".

Mark my words - Todd Akin will be the defacto Republican nominee at the convention. Oh, they'll mention Romney and Ryan, of course - but Toddy will get marquee billing.

Akin wandered into the playpen of the Peepee & Cooter Party. The Democrat children will be shrieking about this till election day. This is pure Alinsky.

11 posted on 08/21/2012 4:05:21 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Marie Antoinette
Steelman came in third. Palin was wrong.

Atkin came in first. MaCaskill was right.

12 posted on 08/21/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Before you lose your head over this (pun intended) is there anyway of getting a real number of how many Democrats voted in the primary and just how many total votes were cast for the Democrat primary, if there was actually a challenger to McCaskill?

Now if you can come up with those numbers, run the numbers again for who would have won the race without the Democrat crossovers? Logic would say that Brunner still would have finished ahead of Steelman. Then factor in those who voted for Atkins out of defense of him in response to McCaskills ads.

To those in Missouri, you deserve what you got because of how open primaries totally screw up the works and you ill continue to have these little earthquakes until someone up there has the testicular fortitude to end this stupid political rule designed only to keep the establishment in position of power.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 4:09:28 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: kiryandil

I just listened to the whole Hannity interview of Akin. The guy just can’t accept that a couple sentences imploded his whole career and made him radioactive. He was babbling about conservative principles as if he’s the only person who can carry the torch. It was actually funny to hear him try to spin when his inability to spin a completely predictable question effectively is what got him into this mess. Hannity was pretty thorough laying out the case for ritual suicide. He should have just plain told him “You’re in denial pal. Get the hell out of the race.”


14 posted on 08/21/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Sarah Barracuda
It’s not in Sarah’s nature to say “I told you so” she wont say it..she is probably devastated by this, seeing the MO Senate seat that was practically ours for the taking almost totally out of reach now. She knows what this means, she knows that the chances of defeating Obamacare just went out the window

Mittens & the Boyz sure showed Palin who's boss: Romney is Chūichi Nagumo at the Battle of Midway.

15 posted on 08/21/2012 4:09:53 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Balding_Eagle
Atkin came in first. MaCaskill was right.

Balding_Eagle for The Thread Win!!!

16 posted on 08/21/2012 4:10:50 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Balding_Eagle

So the Akin campaign received 1.5 million dollars from McCaskill to win the Republican Primary. Interesting!


17 posted on 08/21/2012 4:13:51 PM PDT by kempo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Akin has a 97.24 lifetime rating from the ACU. Is that suddenly a problem?


18 posted on 08/21/2012 4:15:47 PM 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: mazda77

There is no party registration, so you would have to use self reporting. I doubt there is an accurate way to count. You go in and just ask for whatever ballot you want. In my heavily Republican county many Rs got D ballots because of a hotly contested Sheriff race. No evil intent, they just wanted a say since there is no R candidate for the office.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 4:16:52 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Marie Antoinette
One could easily imagine a scenario where, had the DemonRats not put so much into promoting Akin, the Akin vote would have gone to Steelman. Voila! Steelman wins! Republicans win! America wins!

Hope you really enjoy this little victory.

20 posted on 08/21/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Marie Antoinette

So do the D ballots have the R primary choices?


21 posted on 08/21/2012 4:22:21 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: onyx; All

Akin needs to drop out! He should have done the right thing dropped and out today but he is in denial, saying he misspoke.

He miss-thought! What a boneheaded thing to say, let alone think. How do ovaries distinguish friendly from unwanted impregnation? What a moron.

The rats will paint every pro-life Republican with this stupid statement.

Sarah’s instincts were correct. Plus the rats wanted to run against this guy all along.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 4:23:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: mazda77
"Operation Chaos..."

In my state, we don't brand the donk's (but the idea is not without merit)....Hmmmm...

23 posted on 08/21/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Fresh Wind

What good is that if he loses to the Democrat incumbent?


24 posted on 08/21/2012 4:27:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Fresh Wind

he is a bad politician


25 posted on 08/21/2012 4:33:33 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: onyx
That is my President even if she never runs.

LLS

26 posted on 08/21/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: hecht

I must be on the wrong site. This must be GOP-ERepublic.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 4:43:22 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish Steelman had won, but you’re stretching it. Palin’s pick came in #3, and if she had any real clout at all, Palin would be able to convince this dolt to quit. In short, Palin’s reach is deep, but not very wide.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Marie Antoinette
“Steelman came in third. Palin was wrong.”

Incorrect, sir. Palin made an endorsement, not a prediction.

Given 20/20 hindsight, it now appears she was, in fact, right.

29 posted on 08/21/2012 4:44:33 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: LS

I’m not Greta Van Sustern, but I sure would trade paychecks with her! LOL


30 posted on 08/21/2012 4:49:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: LaserJock

if Akin stepped down and was replaced by another pro-lifer like Steelman, all the single issue pro-lifers on freezer would not only have a pro-life candidate , but would have a winning candidate.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:39 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin and plane Pictures, Images and Photos

Should have listened to the hot chick...

32 posted on 08/21/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Nope, Missouri RIght to Life and the Missouri home school group both endorsed Akin. Legitimate conservative organizations. The votes would likely have gone to Brunner, but don’t let me get in the way of your little fantasy.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 4:52:58 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Charles Henrickson

That may be so—but she certainly isn’t this Akin guy.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 4:56:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Marie Antoinette

No, she wasn’t.


35 posted on 08/21/2012 4:57:55 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Marie Antoinette

No, she wasn’t.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 4:58:30 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: LaserJock
Palin made an endorsement, not a prediction.

The only upside I see to this is that the more the Donks hammer on Aiken, the better they make Sarah look.

37 posted on 08/21/2012 5:02:59 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

The only reason Akin came in first is that dems followed the instructions laid out by Claire - they crossed over and voted for the only guy that she can beat. Then he fricken handed it to her on a silver platter.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 5:16:49 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Be Careful Greta. The Loyalist here will rake you over the coals for saying anything bad about THEIR NOMINEE Todd Akin. And God help you if you say Palin was right.
39 posted on 08/21/2012 5:17:42 PM PDT by Tupelo (Sarah Palin.............my write in vote for 2012)
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I just listened to Mark Levin....the dye is cast.

It’s beyond Akin now, Obamacare, Harry Reid and the whole mess known as the DNC.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 5:18:53 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d say Brunner’s and Steelman’s supporters both do. If I were those two, I’d work something out between themselves and the party.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 5:21:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Marie Antoinette
Yes, I have a fantasy.

I dream of a party of thinking adults where the right to life of a rapists' child is less valuable than the financial enslavement of an entire generation of the children of good, decent Christian people.

But that is just my little fantasy.

42 posted on 08/21/2012 5:25:31 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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43 posted on 08/21/2012 5:29:57 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now we know why Missouri is the Show Me state. With their stupid open primary, the Mo. GOP has shown how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and very probably cost the GOP control of the Senate, absolutely crucial to the future of the country. We deserved better.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 5:34:27 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mazda77
No. When a voter walks into a Missouri polling place on primary day, the poll worker asks which ballot he/she wants, R, D, or Libertarian.

Absolutely nothing to stop a D asking for an R ballot, and it's all (sadly) entirely legal.

45 posted on 08/21/2012 5:46:39 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The democraps are drooling too much over this

They are already talking it up like they have won because of one stupid thig a Republican says, but the GOP are NOT getting 100% defacto support for tossing him under the bus

In fact, it seems like A lot of people are starting to get PO’s that the democraps can say anything, but if a GOP candidate is less than perfect- out we toss them.

And it is not sitting well, with me included.

I dont like what he said any more than anyone else here, but it is not like he advocates killing babies who survive an abortion (like Obama) or votes to protect partial birth abortion (like Obama)

IF Akin survies this he need to turn it onto an attack on the baby killers - He said something stupid- they kiull babies- which is worse?

And the spineless GOP leadership lets the libs tell us what to do every time we have a hiccup


46 posted on 08/21/2012 5:47:35 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The ONE ISSUE religious right along with the dems got him in there. Two groups that cost Republicans more elections than any other.
47 posted on 08/21/2012 5:47:50 PM PDT by John D
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To: All; 2ndDivisionVet

On Mark Levin’s radio show, the GOP party chair (Reince Priebus) just said that Palin was offered speaking time in the prime time slot (between 8pm-11pm) and she declined citing scheduling issues.


48 posted on 08/21/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 76 days away.)
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To: SAJ; All

My question was if the voter asks for a Democrat ballot, does it have the choices for the Republican Primary on it? The one response I got on this thread said something about lots of Republicans choosing the Dem ballot in that county because of a Sheriffs race. My question to that is why did the Republicans not field a candidate to run against either Dem?

Now if they were playing “Operation Chaos” against the Dems, just how stupid was that in light of what McCaskill did to throw the race for the Senate to the guy who consistently polled the worst against her of the three?

Again, just how stupid does this whole open primaries thing have to get before those who come from the “Show Me” state begin to get the message that we who live in closed primary states have been trying to show you for so long? We already know that listening is not working.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 5:59:22 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Akin has a 97.24 lifetime rating from the ACU. Is that suddenly a problem?

Akin's MOUTH, and now EGO, is the problem. His conservative record is not the problem.

In the party platform voted on today there is no abortion exception for rape or incest. It mirrors the 2008 language according to FoxNews.

50 posted on 08/21/2012 6:03:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 76 days away.)
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