Skip to comments.Scott Brown calls for Todd Akin to drop out of Senate race
Posted on 08/20/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT by nhwingut
As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akins comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong. There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akins statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri.
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He needs to withdraw immediately so we can put someone in there with time to campaign. Aken is toast. No one with an IQ over room temperature would vote for him now.
Is Akins that stupid?
Speaking of someone with an IQ over room temp....his name is spelled Akin.
I see the squishy segment of the GOP is the first to call for him to withdraw.
The dumb slut vote is VERY important in Massachusetts.
This wingnut said that if a woman is raped, her body has a way to prevent pregnancy. WTF!
Yeah. Because woman have away to shut down getting pregnant when raped.
Only squishes think this is outrageous.
I live in realville. This guy is toast. And the seat is gone if he stays in to satisfy his ego.
Daughter rape = bad
Offering to auction them off for marriage in front of a televised crowd = good
I get it. /sarc
Sen. Johnson (Tea Party-WI) also called on him to withdraw. And Johnson isn’t squishy.
Time for Akin to “spend more time with his family”.
I was remarking on the fact that they were first. I believe the guy is toast as well. No matter what he meant to say, this one will haunt him.
Yep. We need this seat to repeal Obamcare.
It’s a freakin’ layup. Any GOPer would be up by 15 points. Yet this weirdo loses it for us.
I could care less about Todd Aikin. I want Claire gone and to take the Senate to get rid of Obamacare. He needs to take a hike.
Everyone should be hoping Akin drops out. This seat was likely Republican, and now it’s a toss up, at BEST.
Can he be replaced on the ballot? I remember someone saying 8/21 is the deadline.
I just hope his replacement isn’t Alan Keyes.
Luckily there were two decent candidates with a respectable showing in the primary, Sarah Steelman and John Brunner. Claire was absolutely giddy when Akin won the primary, and now we see why. She’s probably praying to the heavens right now he’s not replaced, since that’s the only way she’ll win.
Akin has made a gaffe that no Republican candidate can ever recover from. Yes, if he was a Democrat he would get a pass. A Democrat can say just about anything and the lamestream media will provide cover. It isn’t fair, but life isn’t fair.
It doesn’t matter how good of a candidate Akin might have been. He is now toast. If he does not step down, then the Democrat will win the seat.
Plus, Akin will pull down conservative candidates all over the country. Every Democrat running for any office in the U.S. will be running ads with Akin as the poster child for the conservative “war on women.”
“We need this seat to repeal Obamcare.”
Bingo! There is still time to correct this mistake.
The MO voters should have listened to Sarah.
Yeah but regardless of what they say or do, the Dems will circle the wagons in their defense.
Is Sarah Steelman still available?
I will not be sad when Warren defeats Mr Brown. C ya.
Biden is a Democrat. They are not expected to use reason.
“I will not be sad when Warren defeats Mr Brown”
Is this an endorsement of Obamacare?
I just hope his replacement isnt Alan Keyes.
That was the best laugh I had all day.
First off, tell Scott Brown to keep his trap shut and if need be, go for a ride in his pick up.
Meanwhile, we need to win this senate race...this clown running for the GOP may as well have stepped on a land mine with his ridicules comment. There is no rehabing such a stupid remark. We have zero chance of winning with him as they are going to pound him over the head. Furthermore, The ABO crowd does not need a distraction down the ticket from the guy at the top who needs Missouri. Get him out of the race...If he refuses, take him to Fort March Park. The party can find someone to take his place who does not foot in mouth disease. What a dope.
Sorry, Fort Marcy Park
Might add that the MEDIA is directing this response and playing the tune to which BOTH Romney and Scott dance. What Akins responded with to his poor choice of words (which, if examined more thoroughly and in context of his stated position as a true social conservative on abortion)was rather straightforward. This is posted elsewhere on this thread and NOT at all in national media because it is to the point.
What part of GM or some other corporate RINO need does Claire McKaskill support. I submit it is the Romneycare/Massachusetts approach to public abortion--- the industry of abortion. Of course on obamacare Romney says this is left to the states. If so, he should shut the hell up. Scott is not too bright either, to be opening his mouth, but he needs to, because Fauxahontas will be saying something in her campaign. Poor Scott Brown-- not a conservative.
Hey dude. YOU ARE NOT a resident of Missouri - I am. YOU HAVE NO SAY on who is worthy of office or not in this state. Only those of us that vote here in Missouri do.
We recently had a primary where Mr. Akin easily won. I personnally voted for Steelman because of Palin’s endorsement. However, Akin won the primary, and fairly so. He, of all three candidates, ran NO negative ads. He won based upon his conservative record.
The people of Missouri are sick of McRaskil and this “slip of the tongue” will not keep him from beating her. So, give it a REST. The man is an ARDENT pro-lifer.
He WAS NOT attempting to say rape was OK. He used to WRONG word...as many folks do...when he said “legitimate”...he meant “forcible” rape. I believe the man is very pro-life and doesn’t think there should be rape/incest provisions to allow abortion. Often, the rape/incest provisions are a wedge issue when the reality of the matter is that the pregnancy rate for “forcible rape victums” is much lower than that of normal consensual intercourse. This isn’t rocket science.
The ONLY people calling for his dropping are moderates/liberals. Like I said, I voted for Steelman because of Palin’s endorsement, but have no problem with Akin. Shut up and get off the man’ back. Fools like you are hurting him (someone the is pro-God, pro-Family...FR values) and should get the zot.
KNOCK IT OFF NUMSKULL. Worry about your own state of residence. We WILL eliminat McRascal and do so with Akin. The only other option left, should he resign, would be up to the party establishment. I DO NOT TRUST GOPe types to pick an appropriate candidate. So can the talk.
He should get out.
The cause of winning the Senate and repealing Obamacare and as much of the left wing agenda as possible is far bigger than any individual politician. He just set the cause back. The seat should be easy to win and he put it in jeopardy.
Also, if he is this stupid to fall for this obvious media trap (lefty reporter asking him to comment on some wedge issue that has nothing to do with the issues at hand - economy, debt crisis, etc) he is liable to fall into more traps later when it is too late to change him out.
There is too much at stake here to blow it by rallying behind this guy.
The answer to this questions is YES. And it comes from both Romney and Scott who, uh were active in MA-care, romneycare, whatever and a very lenient view of abortion. Not unlike 2nd Amendment distortion. RINOs all. And, by the way this Akin is the guy THEY (RINOs) supported. Stupid morons.
“Meanwhile, we need to win this senate race...this clown running for the GOP may as well have stepped on a land mine with his ridicules comment. There is no rehabing such a stupid remark.”
Do you live a vote in Missouri???? If not, I submitt you don’t know squat about how Missouri votes think and should SHUT UP. You are actually hurting the chances of getting rid of McRaskil by your rhetoric. Put a cork in sparky.
Missouri voters decide this race, not you. The rural voters of Missouri, where he is popular, WILL NOT be bothered by his verbal mess up. ONLY city voters may, and they typically vote democrat anyway.
Well, if you believe the two Massholes that are calling for Akin to step down.... ie that THEY will repeal obamacare- you have living proof they would prefer McKaskill. Get it?
They are RINOs (moderate/libs) on obamacare-— corporatist, cost-shifting supporters of obamacare. We need guys like Akin to defeat obamacare. But then Harry Reid, with McKaskill helped by Brown et al will prevent repeal. It is a much bigger game. And Romney should just shut up, and stop dancing to the media’s tune. Flip Flop.
Joe “Chain of Fools’ Biden:
Paging Sarah Steelman...
Please respond to a clean-up in the GOP-e Dept...
No but throwing are Senate candidates overboard is an endorsement of Obamacare. They are picking us off 1 x 1 and you are allowing that to happen. This is going to be a tough campaign and conservatives are not tough.
Reference my two other posts. The leanings of Scott Brown and Romney are Massachusetts related.... romneyobamacare... abortion leniency. And they both should shut the hell up. Romney is for state’s rights when the state says what he wants....typical bs. Akin would be wise to be quite vocal back to these... but we are now talking about repub national campaign money trying to maneuver him. They sure didn’t like Steelman in any case. Maybe Akin should ask— what does McKaskill have that you and harry reid want....hmmmm?
Is that not true? I’ve heard for decades that “psychic trauma” may reduce the change a woman has to become pregnant, or for the pregnancy to come to full term.
Part of Akins’ difficulty is that he obtusely used the word legitimate instead of the word actual. The worst part of his double gaffe was the off-the-wall notion that a woman’s body can turn off a pregnancy at will. Where did he get that???
thanks for some real political insight, first i’ve seen. that liberal republican women’s vote is also real important to romney and all rinos. explains all the screaming.
I agree. I didn't know much about this Aikin character before this comment. Is this the best candidate the GOP in Missouri could have run against McCaskell?? Ugh...
Step down now, Aikin!!
“In 12 years in the state house, Akin voted for carrying concealed weapons, voted against the parks and soils sales tax, voted against the 1993 tax increase and education spending increase. Akin sponsored legislation to prohibit casino companies from contributing to Missouri state lawmakers. In 1995, he fought Democrat Governor Mel Carnahan on state-funding for abortion, which Akin opposed.”
So, Masshole liberal RINOs who are against gun carry rights, and pro- abortion and proromneyobamacare (one of who is for state’s rights only if it’s what he wants federally)— they drift left MSM in their message to save that everloving “middle of the road” undecided. Big damn help. Akin is, by the way a graduate of divinity school and has industrial management experience and a solid social conservative background. Perfect target for RINOs
Since this is a Republican, it is likely already too late. I believe Missouri has an 8/21 ballot date. Republicans follow the rules.
I thought I was hearing things when I heard his actual statement. I needed to hear it a couple more times to believe what I heard.
Where does the GOP find such *stoopid* candidates like this one?
Step down NOW, Akin!! We really need this seat in the Senate...
If Akin loses 5 points at the polls for this- well, he has it to spare.
And if 10 other R Senate candidates and 30 R House candidates can gain 2 or 3 points by ‘refudiating’ it- so much the better!
This guy isn’t as pro-life as you think.
The only reason he said what he did was so he wouldn’t have to say that, yes, the life of a child is still valuable even when a woman gets raped.
He tried to handwave the whole scenario altogether so he wouldn’t have to a principled pro-life stand. Sorry.
I’m no squish either and I think this guy has to go. This guy is nothing special and can easily be replaced. The Tea Party lead Republican purge should not only include RINOs, it should include the idiots too.