Skip to comments.Say goodnight, Todd Akin
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 shed 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 its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
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We have until 8/21 for him to drop out.
Some guys shoot themselves in the foot... this guy applied the bullet to his head instead. He’s done.
This guy shot himself in the head with a cannon, reloaded the cannon and did it again.
A "media firestorm" indeed.
Burn, baby, burn!
I think alamost everybody.. The only people really defending on twitter was Dana and Chris Loesch..
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.
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.
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... “
Akin won in a plurality against the other two candidates, put in Sarah Palin’s endorsed candidate, Ms. Steele.
That’s not the point!!!!
Agreed. Hopefully MO State Republicans are talking right now convincing this moron to step aside and finding a new candidate.
He is. He either needs to step down or run out on a rail. What an incredible loser.
He is NOT technically correct. I’ve prosecuted hundreds of rape cases. This is beyond the pale disgusting.
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!
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.
Rape as a result of sex by force is really rare, Akin told KTVI-TV.
What the hell does this mean?
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.
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.
I bet his gone by tomorrow evening.
Is this the guy that ran against the candidate endorsed by Sarah? I see.
To quote Groucho Marx, I'd horsewhip him if I had a horse.
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.
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?
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.
How would she run in MO senate when she is not even a citizen?
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Well the guy they picked sure is working out!!!
Two days isn’t enough time. He will spend time in denial, then will want to conduct polls.
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?
The GOP is already setting the groundwork to give Obama and the Democrats a huge upset this November.
He is gone
I complained the night he was elected and retracted to give him a shot. But wow....he is one heck of an EPIC failure..
He worked out fine as one of the most conservative congressmen in Washington for 12 years.
He wins the “Clayton Williams” Award for this year.
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.
>”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.
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!
“Staying Home for 2012: Try Again In 2016.”
So, your jihad against conservative electoral victory in 2012 continues?
This guy was handpicked by Huckabee. Should tell you something.
On top of everything else, he’s a bigtime earmarker. “Principled conservative” my eye.
He meant “PREGNANCY” as a result of rape. IT’s really rare, and when reported, is non-existant because of the rape kit.
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.
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!