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Wake up, GOP, and quit ostracizing Akin
World Net Daily (WND) Commentary ^ | /23/2012 | Diana West

Posted on 08/24/2012 12:10:13 PM PDT by elijah1757

Prediction: If the GOP establishment doesn’t follow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s example with a big, fat apology – to Akin – the whole party goes down in flames come November.

I don’t mean every Republican will lose, but there is great political peril in not sealing the hole in Republican armor that has opened in Missouri and instead permitting it to remain a Democratic pressure point. Further, “for the good of the country” (the mantra accompanying the party-wide chorus of pleas to Akin to drop out of his U.S. Senate race), Republicans must resume funding Akin’s viable campaign ASAP, after cutting it off in a mad fit of political pique. Finally, every one of them – the party standard-bearer, party bosses, congressional delegations, allied pundits – should come together for a group smack on the head, as in, “What were we thinking?”

I can’t recall anything in public life more widely craven and uncalled for than the open panic and bullying set off across the Republican Party by the first replay of Akin’s perplexingly ignorant interview comments on rape and pregnancy. The veteran conservative lawmaker, former engineer, former businessman and grandfather of eight recanted these remarks. He apologized for them.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: apology; gop; missouri; toddakin
It's easy to spot a "Remnant'ee"
1 posted on 08/24/2012 12:10:18 PM PDT by elijah1757
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To: elijah1757
The top of the ticket has figured it out. Too bad the other self-defeatists here haven't.

Second Local Station Says Romney Camp Asked For No Akin Questions

2 posted on 08/24/2012 12:14:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: elijah1757
The only thing ostracizing Akin is his stupidity and his ego. He simply isn't ready for prime time. Pro-life candidates do not need to justify their pro-life stance with some drivel about 'legitimate' rape (as opposed to illegitimate rape). Almost anyone here on Free Republic could have handled that question with ease. But not Akin. He simply isn't ready for the spotlight.

We cannot afford to lose this seat. Why take a chance by backing the candidate that Claire McCaskill wants as her opponent?

3 posted on 08/24/2012 12:18:53 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

+1


4 posted on 08/24/2012 12:20:00 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: elijah1757
I think Akins is a Rat plant.Otherwise he would have realized by now that he's a dead man walking and if he isn't buried soon the stench from his decomposition will cost us Missouri which will,in turn,cost us the White House.
5 posted on 08/24/2012 12:24:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: elijah1757
If Democrat chosen foot in mouth doesn't give a sheet about America Akin costs us a majority in the US Senate, it will be a race between the Leftist traitors putting him in Heaven and conservative patriots sending his ego-maniacal ass to Hell!!!
6 posted on 08/24/2012 12:29:08 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: Hoodat
We cannot afford to lose this seat.

If only it was that simple.We're now poised to lose a state,a *big* state,that we had in the bag a week ago.What was W's margin of victory in 2000? Was it 3 Electoral votes????? Osama Obama is carpet bombing Boston TV with ads and has been for weeks.Why Boston,you ask? NEW HAMPSHIRE!!! The most heavily populated part of NH is actually a Boston suburb.Osama Obama knows that this is gonna be a close one.The fools here that predict Romney in a landslide are delusional.WE NEED MISSOURI! WE DON'T NEED AKINS!!!

7 posted on 08/24/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Hoodat
"We cannot afford to lose this seat."

Then stop the internecine warfare!!

I do not agree with Cong. Akin on his apparent opposition to allowing abortions for rape victims, in a hypothetical future State Law--if we can get Roe vs. Wade reversed. But that is not really an issue in this campaign. But the Republican internal war is totally self-destructive, and is playing into the Obamanist hands. It also makes Republicans in general look like a bunch of hysteria driven opportunists, willing to panic at the first shot from the mass media.

This panic on our side is very embarrassing! Akin's actual remark is easily dealt with; ongoing internecine Republican over-reaction is not.

William Flax

8 posted on 08/24/2012 12:38:09 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Red Steel

Second Local Station Says Romney Camp Asked For No Akin Questions
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yeah it wouldnt do to expose the fact that immoral Willard wants abortion-on-demand and not just for rape and isnt as good a man as Todd Akin is..


9 posted on 08/24/2012 12:38:30 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Gay State Conservative
I think Akins is a Rat plant.Otherwise he would have realized by now that he's a dead man walking and if he isn't buried soon the stench from his decomposition will cost us Missouri which will,in turn,cost us the White House.

So you honestly think that Akin has been faking his conservative beliefs for decades all in a grand scheme to someday run for the Senate and then deliberately create a blunder that will cost the GOP the seat and the presidency? Really?

10 posted on 08/24/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: elijah1757

It's coming around, as we knew it would. Hat's off to Akin for showing the party what a spine looks like for riding this out. He could have succumbed, and did not. That is exactly the temerity we need in the House and Senate.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 12:40:17 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Gay State Conservative
I think Akins is a Rat plant.

Sounds silly, but there may be something to that.

Most southern conservatives were Democrats up until Reagan.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that more than a few conservative Republicans still had sympathies for Democrat economic policies and wouldn't mind a Democrat in office.

12 posted on 08/24/2012 12:41:35 PM PDT by conservative sympathizer
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To: elijah1757
If the GOP establishment doesn’t follow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s example with a big, fat apology – to Akin – the whole party goes down in flames come November.

BARBARA STREISAND!!!

If the stench of his rotting corpse is allowed to remain much longer the entire nation goes down in flames over the next 4.5 years!

13 posted on 08/24/2012 12:44:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: so_real
It's coming around, as we knew it would.

I guess that would explain why Romney was leading in Missouri 10 days ago and he's trailing today.You're delusional,Take some medicine.

14 posted on 08/24/2012 12:47:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There’s cowards everywhere.

They infest the GOP in case you haven’t noticed...

-I can’t get over this comment from this pro-life guy made, SO I’M GONNA VOTE FOR A TRAITOROUS COMMUNIST!-

Seems perfectly reasonable to me :O


15 posted on 08/24/2012 12:53:08 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: elijah1757

It is pretty apparent by now that the push to get rid of Akin has nothing to do with his comments....it has all to do with his very conservative stance...which the Liberal Pro-Abort PhonyCons are really upset about

So, if the Pro-Aborts force out Akin...who will fill his slot? By kicking him out, do the PhonyCons really think that Pro-Life, Real Conservative voters are going to vote for the “GOP Insider Pick” Liberal?

Notice the same PhonyCons are not asking Romney to drop out after his Obama Birther comment. The same PhonyCons who whine about Birthers (and help Obama in the process) would have been asking for Akin to quit if he had made a “Birther” comment.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 12:54:26 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: elijah1757

Meh. We didn’t really want the Senate anyway, right?


17 posted on 08/24/2012 12:55:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: elijah1757

Yes, and let’s not forget that this hyperventilation was coming almost exclusively from Repubs. This would have not been an issue if Repub after Repub, all through monday hadn’t stepped up one after the other and taken a whack at Akin. Over one word... ONE WORD... What is going on here? Is the Repub leadership that beholden to the beltway punditry and Wall Street bankers that they are willing to sack a politician who stands on principle? Are they that skittish about core conservative beliefs? This is nuts...


18 posted on 08/24/2012 12:59:54 PM PDT by PauldArco
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To: Ohioan
I do not agree with Cong. Akin on his apparent opposition to allowing abortions for rape victims

This has absolutely NOTHING to do with Akin's position on abortion. It has EVERYTHING to do with his viability as a candidate. And Akin has shown that he is not up for the job. If he can't clearly articulate his position on his #1 issue, then there is no hope he can do it on everything else. When the spotlight hit, he floundered bigtime. If Republicans want to win this seat, then they need to come up with a candidate with more viability.

19 posted on 08/24/2012 1:00:39 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: SeminoleCounty
So, if the Pro-Aborts force out Akin...who will fill his slot?

Ann Coulter is calling for a write-in campaign for Kit Bond.

20 posted on 08/24/2012 1:06:44 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

To you I may appear as mad as a hatter; I accept that. But nonetheless, this kneejerk reaction cycle is already winding down -- more quickly than I had anticipated even. (Again, due to Akin making a stand and being firm in his resolve -- exactly the qualities we need in the Legislature.) And, being old enough to have seen kneejerks first hand by the dozens, my experience tells me things will look different to you in a week or two. We shall see. The real question will become how much damage did the GOP inflict upon itself taking up this battle.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: PauldArco

your #18 is a great post!
...the GOP-e wants the conservative vote.
but shows often, what they really think of us.
GOP-e simply wants big government power,
just like Democrats.
they don’t have any real principles.
=
Diana West does. in fact, she was one of the first,
to say we should get our troops out of Afghanistan,
and she took a lot of flak for that.
once again, she shows her courage, in speaking the truth.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 1:22:19 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: elijah1757

Oops...too late....see 4:15 news conference...


23 posted on 08/24/2012 1:23:34 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Hoodat
The only thing ostracizing Akin is his stupidity and his ego.

I think this is what sociopathy looks like. Saw it in Billy Jeff.

24 posted on 08/24/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Delhi Rebels
The fact that Akin accepted that he was the Democrats’ choice and still stubbornly stayed on after a totally stupid remark-one the Democrats expected and counted on—damning perhaps our chance to take the US Senate...

...Crap! it's all been said—Akin is either a master liar who pushed conservative causes for opportunistic political gain until he could cash in as a “bipartisan” tool of the Left like McCain or he is an evil treasonous bastard who wants Obama to have his way.

One way or another, unless he does the right thing his vanity will make him and his miserable...and an historic infamy.

25 posted on 08/24/2012 1:32:15 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: elijah1757

I’m trying to figure out how “stupid” remarks by someone gets vblown way out of normal limits - can you say Trent Lott??? Everyone wanted that jackass one and it could not happen till he said the same kind of stupid things that ended hsi role as “leader int eh sentate” Maybe Akin has been saying stupi things and doing them as well but never got his kid of stage. Now he is no it stepped in it and has to go...repeat Trent Lott was a crony captialism fool. He is now a fool lobbist anyone want him running the senate again?


26 posted on 08/24/2012 1:42:26 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Red Steel
This thread, that thread, the other thread...
The Nattering Nabobs of Negativity (h/t William Safire) are everywhere.
27 posted on 08/24/2012 2:10:23 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Fiji Hill
Ann Coulter is calling for a write-in campaign for Kit Bond.

Making it 100% ensured McCaskill wins.

28 posted on 08/24/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: philman_36
This thread, that thread, the other thread... The Nattering Nabobs of Negativity (h/t William Safire) are everywhere.


To the Nattering Nabobs of Negativity

29 posted on 08/24/2012 2:32:37 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Hoodat
"ego"

The problem with Akin's statement was not that is was stupid, but that it was stunningly stupid. It's like someone saying they really think there are aliens in spaceshops hovering above the earth in space or the earth is flat. It was mind-boggling stupid. It was like the dope Dem from Georgia, Hank Johnson, who thought too many people on an island in the Pacific would make it capsize. We don't need people that dumb.

30 posted on 08/24/2012 2:34:15 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Red Steel
I loved Oddball in that movie.
All For The Love Of Sunshine
(best movie spoof ever!)
31 posted on 08/24/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: elijah1757

I lost a lot of vitality/spirit for the Republican party and it’s big honchos over how they handled the Akin situation. This goes for all the big ins and outs including Romney, Palin and many more. In my lifetime ,rather longtime, I have heard many unwise, uncalled for, crude, untrue, comments/stories that make a debate on what is rape and what is not rape pale as to what affects this Nation.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 2:56:06 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: SeminoleCounty
It is pretty apparent by now that the push to get rid of Akin has nothing to do with his comments....it has all to do with his very conservative stance...

No. It has everything to do with his comments.

33 posted on 08/24/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: All
Thanks for your post.

Diana West, thank you for standing up where so many others failed to. Maybe someday you'll tell us what you wrote in the sand.

I don't know if any of you heard Rush Limbaugh's comment on this, but if you didn't, I'll try as best as possible to reiterate 'about' what he said.

First, he said, -- and this is paraphrased and not verbatim -- "I don't want to join this mob."

Second, he tried to explain that Mr. Akin's comment -- and again, my version of what I believe he was saying -- was made in the zeal of topical influence; that there are those who discuss this topic in a more in depth and principled way. When one is involved in a cause, the ideals are pursued, and to exhaust the possible dimensions, it's not so difficult to go beyond the truth. In essence, in the zeal for every intellectual argument of the topic, a conjecture was made that was untrue and should have been discarded. But this doesn't mean that Mr. Akin is untrue, he was simply mistaken. Rush was though, unapologetic of Mr. Akins error.

Finally, Rush emphasized that though he did make a 'blunder,' his point was simply; in the tragedy of it all, the conceived child is certainly innocent.

But what I see in this, as well as other issues surfacing, is a judgmental spirit. What have we done with grace? What happened to the axiom, "blood is thicker than water?" Rush declared, "The Democrats circle the wagons for theirs and 'we' circle the firing squad."

What this tells me is that 'we' are becoming a party of Pharisees: clean on the outside, yet ravening inside. We throw 'our own' under the bus before it reaches the end of the assembly line because we're worried that we might be 'associated' with that --__________________fib.

If that is who we are, God help us. If this is what's going to turn the country around, a bunch of self-righteous, well-versed, well-groomed, finely tuned PRO-fessionals who disparage anyone who seems not quite 'up to their par,' I say we stand little chance.

Most of us understand that this election is beyond pivotal. This election is matter of inalienable rights or empirical servitude. If we lose this, our rights and freedom are gone - and the edges of the founding documents are smoldering as we speak (argue).

Don't you think that Almighty God might be looking for something different this time around? Maybe a little faith, a little belief, a little righteous indignation for magnitude of the cause?

Have we forgotten that our God is a righteous God and that our ultimate goal is a righteous goal, and that if we lay this before Him in faith and trust, HE WILL BRING IT TO PAST.

It will be a sorry country we have if we sail this ship loaded only with bright, talented, ambitious people and leave those who are 'not perfect' and others of lesser stature behind to serve Pharaoh.

Aren't we a throng in exodus of an increasing bondage? Are we going to leave behind those of our own 'cloth?'

What we need to hear is not, "send him to the lepers," but "man overboard, all engines stop."

When God hears that call, He will turn His face to us and - you think the last 200+ were great...!

Change Course

34 posted on 08/24/2012 7:36:49 PM PDT by elijah1757 (Jesus loves you but He has a few things to say.)
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