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Say goodnight, Todd Akin
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Posted on 08/19/2012 8:01:18 PM PDT by Arthurio

No wonder Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill wanted to run against Rep. Todd Akin, even investing in his GOP primary victory two weeks ago by spending $2 million on ads that described him as “too conservative.’’ Missouri Republicans saw that as a plus, just as she’d hoped. But after his Sunday comment that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy, even some in the GOP are calling for him to step aside.

The Republican lawmaker was trying to explain why he opposes abortion in cases of rape, but instead marched straight into the tar pits, where he will hopefully serve as a warning to future candidates that the reproductive info gleaned at summer camp may not hold up that well in TV interviews half a century hence.

Rape as a result of sex by force “is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

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1 posted on 08/19/2012 8:01:23 PM PDT by Arthurio
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We have until 8/21 for him to drop out.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Some guys shoot themselves in the foot... this guy applied the bullet to his head instead. He’s done.


3 posted on 08/19/2012 8:03:29 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon

This guy shot himself in the head with a cannon, reloaded the cannon and did it again.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 8:06:35 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Arthurio
...even some in the GOP are calling for him to step aside.
Who in the GOP? Can't Melinda Henneberger say who is making this call?
Or do we simply believe anonymous critics?

A "media firestorm" indeed.

Burn, baby, burn!

5 posted on 08/19/2012 8:07:45 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

I think alamost everybody.. The only people really defending on twitter was Dana and Chris Loesch..


6 posted on 08/19/2012 8:09:32 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Arthurio

From the article:
“I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

Struggling to find something wrong with this position.


8 posted on 08/19/2012 8:11:01 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Arthurio

Read what I posted about this Aikin fatal political mistake earlier. 135 comments so far. A lot of FReepers crucified me; called me a troll and every name under the sun. Just beware.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2920487/posts

pistolpackinpapa


9 posted on 08/19/2012 8:11:07 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Arthurio

Melinda Henneberger is the dumb slut at the WashPost who says: “Rape as a result of sex by force “is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV... “

LOL!


10 posted on 08/19/2012 8:11:43 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Arthurio

Akin won in a plurality against the other two candidates, put in Sarah Palin’s endorsed candidate, Ms. Steele.


11 posted on 08/19/2012 8:12:08 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: stanne

That’s not the point!!!!


12 posted on 08/19/2012 8:12:08 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: DallasBiff

Agreed. Hopefully MO State Republicans are talking right now convincing this moron to step aside and finding a new candidate.


13 posted on 08/19/2012 8:13:57 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Oberon

He is. He either needs to step down or run out on a rail. What an incredible loser.


14 posted on 08/19/2012 8:14:33 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: rwfromkansas

He is NOT technically correct. I’ve prosecuted hundreds of rape cases. This is beyond the pale disgusting.


15 posted on 08/19/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: scbison
I think alamost everybody..
Well what one thinks compared to what is known can be vastly different things, can't they?

The only people really defending on twitter was Dana and Chris Loesch..
Since when does Twitter become the deciding factor in public discourse?
It's easy to manipulate how a story is viewed on Twitter.

"Did you see that story?! It's got, like, you know, 10 gazillion "thumbs down" and only two "thumbs up"."

What a FARCE!

16 posted on 08/19/2012 8:15:52 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

They did the same to me. Meh. Was a Prosecutor for 25 years and been called worse. I’ve been voting since Goldwater and I have NEVER EVER voted for anyone other than a GOPer. However, I’d vote for the Dem over this idiot. Ppl here can take all the shots they want at me.


17 posted on 08/19/2012 8:17:38 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Arthurio
From the article:

Rape as a result of sex by force “is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV.

What the hell does this mean?

18 posted on 08/19/2012 8:17:46 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: rwfromkansas
I'm calling the Republican Party HQ tomorrow in Missouri (573-636-3146). This guy has got to withdraw while there is time to get Sarah Steelman or someone else's name on the ballot. Otherwise, we're going to have Claire baby again for 6 years.

CALL FOLKS....573-636-3146
19 posted on 08/19/2012 8:17:59 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Arthurio

He needs to be gone...like tomorrow. Doing so will allow for Steelman to have a shot at actually winning, and head off a lot of the incessant media hype and criticism that will be coming in the days and weeks ahead. This just turned into a major issue, the kind of thing McCaskill loves to run on, just like the whole controversy with Michael J Fox and Parkinson’s blew up in 2008.

His comments can’t be defended, so he needs to step aside, for the good of the party and country as a whole, he clearly has no business being in government and McCaskill obviously recognized this when she funded his ads.

If a Democrat is paying for ad’s supporting a Republican candidate, it should have been a good sign to Missouri voters that this guy was a bit of a loon and then some.


20 posted on 08/19/2012 8:18:22 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: stanne

If that is all he had said that would be fine. But that’s not all he said.

If he stays in we just gave away a Senate seat that we were probably most likely to pick up and possibly control of the Senate altogether (kiss any chance of repealing Obamacare goodbye). Moreover, the Dems will likely nationalize this race if he stays in “The GOP says there is ‘legitimate rape’”, etc.


21 posted on 08/19/2012 8:18:45 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: philman_36

I bet his gone by tomorrow evening.


22 posted on 08/19/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Arthurio

Is this the guy that ran against the candidate endorsed by Sarah? I see.


23 posted on 08/19/2012 8:20:11 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: RIghtwardHo
This is beyond the pale disgusting.

To quote Groucho Marx, I'd horsewhip him if I had a horse.

24 posted on 08/19/2012 8:21:35 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: DallasBiff
Akin won in a plurality against the other two candidates, put in Sarah Palin’s endorsed candidate, Ms. Steele.

You mean the RINO Sarah Steelman who was supported by the trial lawyers opposed to tort reform in Missouri and by the public employees unions she has served so well.

Missouri voters saw through her phoniness and Sarah Palin's ill-advised endorsement of her.

25 posted on 08/19/2012 8:22:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RIghtwardHo

What can we do? We have to send a message to get him gone!!!!! And looks like we just have two days. This ass sure won’t do it unless prodded...what politician ever quits for the good of the party?


26 posted on 08/19/2012 8:23:51 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Could Sarah run as an independent, if Aikin won’t drop out? What’s the worst that could happen? We’ll end up with McCatfishkill anyway, so why not try what that be-yatch in Alaska did when she ran and won on a write in campaign.


27 posted on 08/19/2012 8:24:25 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: JaguarXKE

How would she run in MO senate when she is not even a citizen?


28 posted on 08/19/2012 8:25:32 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Arthurio

WTF is legitimate rape?

This guy is an idiot. A f*cking drooling moron. He needs to go right now.

We do not have time for BS like this.


29 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:11 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Arthurio

He couldn’t really mean what it sounds like he said so maybe people should hang back and see if he can explain what he really meant. He’s adamantly pro-life.

Patience, please. Let’s see what happens.


30 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:22 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: rwfromkansas

“The Republican lawmaker was trying to explain why he opposes abortion in cases of rape. . . “

Here’s the point of his statement. I read the whole article. Everything else is him misspeaking and the mob, including this group, ganging up in him for whatever.

Abortion in the case of rape is a double trauma on the woman; that is a situation cited in, the book, Victims and Victors: Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault by David Reardon of the Elliot Institute.

Let anyone talk about not allowing abortion in the case of rape and just riots break out.

Abortion in the case of rape is killing a child just as is any other abortion but don’t say it out loud and don’t say it if you are a republican as your own will just gang up.

Forget about it if you misspeak on top of it. YOur own will throw you away like you never did anything good in your life.

Ugh


31 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:22 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Arthurio
He should have handled the question the way Santorum addressed it during the primary.
32 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Arthurio

This Akin character may be a nice guy but he is a moron to make that statement about pregnancy rarely caused by forcible rapes.

He needs to go and soon. Tomorrow morning is not soon enough. He will be a disaster in November. McCaskill is vulnerable and we need a more astute candidate.


33 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:32 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will grow cancer in your body.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Well the guy they picked sure is working out!!!


34 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:32 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Arthurio

35 posted on 08/19/2012 8:26:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Two days isn’t enough time. He will spend time in denial, then will want to conduct polls.


36 posted on 08/19/2012 8:27:40 PM PDT by Arthurio
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I bet his gone by tomorrow evening.

No offense, but I can't make heads or tails out of what you're trying to say here.

Are you saying he'll be gone or this "media firestorm" will be gone tomorrow?

37 posted on 08/19/2012 8:29:00 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Arthurio

The GOP is already setting the groundwork to give Obama and the Democrats a huge upset this November.


Staying Home for 2012: Try Again In 2016.


38 posted on 08/19/2012 8:29:00 PM PDT by yield 2 the right (Staying Home for 2012: Try Again In 2016.)
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To: philman_36

He is gone


39 posted on 08/19/2012 8:31:24 PM PDT by scbison
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To: scbison

I complained the night he was elected and retracted to give him a shot. But wow....he is one heck of an EPIC failure..


40 posted on 08/19/2012 8:31:35 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: scbison

He worked out fine as one of the most conservative congressmen in Washington for 12 years.


41 posted on 08/19/2012 8:31:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Arthurio

He wins the “Clayton Williams” Award for this year.


42 posted on 08/19/2012 8:32:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rabidralph

Yeah, Sarah endorsed Sarah Steelman who was much better than the RINO Brunner and this Akin guy, who McCaskill was rooting on to win the the primary in the three-way race.


43 posted on 08/19/2012 8:33:46 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: yield 2 the right

>”Staying Home for 2012: Try Again In 2016”<

Nothing to say. Just want everyone to digest your advice one more time, unless you were just being Sarcastic and I missed it.


44 posted on 08/19/2012 8:34:13 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Arthurio
If Paul Ryan can talk honestly about Medicare, then maybe some other Republican politicians can talk honestly about baby butchering.

Real conservatives can talk truth about abortion and phony rape excuse for baby killing without messing their pants.

I see a lacks of “non-wets” lately on this forum!

45 posted on 08/19/2012 8:34:28 PM PDT by texican01
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To: yield 2 the right

“Staying Home for 2012: Try Again In 2016.”
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So, your jihad against conservative electoral victory in 2012 continues?


46 posted on 08/19/2012 8:34:37 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: rwfromkansas

This guy was handpicked by Huckabee. Should tell you something.

On top of everything else, he’s a bigtime earmarker. “Principled conservative” my eye.


47 posted on 08/19/2012 8:35:00 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

He meant “PREGNANCY” as a result of rape. IT’s really rare, and when reported, is non-existant because of the rape kit.


48 posted on 08/19/2012 8:36:07 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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WTF is legitimate rape?

A legitimate rape is a rape, as opposed to consensual sex that someone afterwards claims to have been a rape. It's a poor choice of words, but it is understandable.

49 posted on 08/19/2012 8:37:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Arthurio

He meant “PREGNENCY” as a result of rape. IT’s really rare, and when reported, is non-existant because of the rape kit.

Spelling corrected, sorry was freaking out at everybody’s freaking out here!


50 posted on 08/19/2012 8:38:58 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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