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Todd Akin will stay in Senate race, apologizes on Huckabee radio show
St. Louis Post ^ | Monday August 20, 2012

Posted on 08/20/2012 10:38:12 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin apologized on Mike Huckabee's radio show today for comments he made about rape, and said he will remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

"I'm not a quitter," Akin said.

"We all make mistakes," Akin said, disowning his previous comments. "The many people who supported me know that when you make a mistake what you need to do is say you're sorry." 

Akin said no party leaders have called him and asked for him to drop out.

"This was a very very serious error," Akin said. 

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; apology; huckabee; mikehuckabee; missouri; mo2012; rape; sarahsteelman; senate; toddakin
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Oh well.....let's see if we can weather this storm
1 posted on 08/20/2012 10:38:21 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

what a selfish choice he made.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 10:39:26 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Bigtigermike

This “storm” can’t be weathered. Press won’t allow it. He needs to drop out now!! Akin is an a-hole!


3 posted on 08/20/2012 10:40:02 AM PDT by albie
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To: Bigtigermike

GOP needs to pull the rug out. Tell him to take a hike.

I can’t even imagine what other stupid things this guy is going to say before the election.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 10:40:23 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: albie

>>Akin said no party leaders have called him and asked for him to drop out.

at least two senators have.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: Bigtigermike
I'm sure Romney is happy to have a conservative he can continue to try and make into his Sister Solijah.
6 posted on 08/20/2012 10:41:17 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: dalebert

This also takes the starch out of the Biden “back in chains” comments.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 10:41:31 AM PDT by albie
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To: Bigtigermike

The stupid president was just asked about this in press room. He was asked if he thought all republicans thought like akin. No Akin needs to go. This is ridiculous. Put Steelman in.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 10:41:52 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: raccoonradio

Two sitting senators have called for you to get out. I don’t know how much more national you can get.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 10:41:52 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Bigtigermike

If Todd Akin loses this November he has nobody else to blame but Todd Akin.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 10:42:20 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Bigtigermike
HH - Triple FacePalm Pictures, Images and Photos
11 posted on 08/20/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Bigtigermike

He is a selfish a-wipe.

He will now lose what was an easy pick up to Claire McCaskill, the most vulnerable Dem.

Jerk!


12 posted on 08/20/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Bigtigermike

No way he is going to step aside. He is a professional politician. He is not qualified for any real occupation.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 10:42:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: raccoonradio

Brown said in a written statement that “as a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin’s 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. Akin’s statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri.”
(from STL article)


14 posted on 08/20/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: dalebert
what a selfish choice he made.

What is selfish is Romney and his pitiful supports piling on Akin and making it harder, if not impossible, for him to win.

Romney and his ilk are a cancer.

15 posted on 08/20/2012 10:43:11 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: raccoonradio

He should just change to the Democrat party and this will evaporate like the smell of a subway toilet


16 posted on 08/20/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: dalebert

I guess his pride was more important than his state or the nation. Now we will get to hear about this “legitimate rape” sh*t all the way to November. I wonder how many downticket candidates and candidates in other states this jerk just did in with his big mouth?


17 posted on 08/20/2012 10:44:27 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: dalebert
what a selfish choice he made.

Geez, don't think much, huh? Those who wouldn't vote for him because they are liberal Democrats still won't vote for him, so that makes no difference at all. And Republicans who won't vote for him--well, let's just say that there are Republicans who are a bit challenged when it comes to defending their interests in a tight race for big stakes. They need to grow a pair and enter the fray. Many Democrats have said far more egregious things than this possible misstatement of medical fact. The only reason it "resonates" is because it's attacking the sacrament of liberalism: child sacrifice via abortion.
18 posted on 08/20/2012 10:44:53 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: albie

It is way past time for a Republican to show some apine and refuse to quit. A quit is a loss and I bet he will still win. You don’t ever win by quitting. Democrats never quit, just look at Biden.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 10:45:20 AM PDT by webheart (King of the Run-On Sentence)
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To: Bigtigermike

Congratulations on your re-election, Sen. McCaskill.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 10:45:20 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Bigtigermike
Oh well.....let's see if we can weather this storm

Maybe he can, but he had better get his brain in gear, the MSM will be gunning for the slightest mistake and trying to provoke one.
Damn dumb mistake right out of the gate.

21 posted on 08/20/2012 10:45:35 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Kazan

Hey,,Romney didnt make the statement. blame the one that did it.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 10:46:29 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Bigtigermike

He still didn’t explain how a woman can somehow magically not get pregnant if forcibly raped. He’s a freakin’ weirdo. And now any body who is pro life is attached to this guy’s thinking. Pisses me off.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Bigtigermike

And there goes the Senate and probably the country with it. This little butterfly’s wingstroke is already growing into a hurricane and is quickly killing any momentum of the Ryan pick.


24 posted on 08/20/2012 10:47:21 AM PDT by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: Kazan

YOu sound like an Obama fan..


25 posted on 08/20/2012 10:48:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Bigtigermike

good. i’m going to back this guy to the hilt.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 10:48:08 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Kazan

Akin is the problem. Period.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 10:49:03 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: webheart

Good point and I agree. As I said last night, remember who said what is is? How stupid was that and he did not quit.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 10:49:24 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: dalebert
"what a selfish choice he made."

Akin has put himself first and he will take down other Republican candidates as well. He has given the Democrats a golden gift to restart the war on women meme and we will see it in the polls. Economy? What economy? Now we get to talk about a self inflicted GOP wound. The state GOP needs to haul him into aback room and tell him just how alone he is going to be, but more likely, the bleeding will continue and not only will McCaskill benefit, but other Democrats in close races.

30 posted on 08/20/2012 10:49:57 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Bigtigermike

Good luck to him because he’ll be doing it without any national money and no visits from R/R.

I’m more concerned that enough people would stay home and away from this loon that MO is now back in play for Obama.


31 posted on 08/20/2012 10:50:08 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Bigtigermike

What pisses me off is that everyone is going to be asked about this stupid comment for about a week instead of focusing on the economy.

The MSM will not let this die. He needs to leave NOW.


32 posted on 08/20/2012 10:50:08 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Bigtigermike

Is Kazan poster on here a mole?


33 posted on 08/20/2012 10:50:41 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Bigtigermike

McCaskill`s best campaign investment ever. Too bad the idiot syndrome couldn`t have instead struck some candidate in a blue state with a 35-point deficit. It wouldn`t matter then But noooooooo... Mr. Gaffemeister just had to be running for a seat that was actually winnable.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 10:50:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Bigtigermike
"I'm not a quitter," Akin said.
I love this guy! Another Huckabee, Jindal, Santorum, (and what used to be) Ryan... real men love babies (and their mothers), no matter how they were created or formed.
35 posted on 08/20/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Bigtigermike
From what I read here, Mr. Akin still doesn't seem to understand. He says:

“I was talking about forcible rape, and it was absolutely the wrong word,” Akin said, in reference to his use of the word “legitimate” to modify “rape.”

The very NATURE of rape is FORCE..and yet again he qualifies it with "forcible"...I don't get it. I don't understand what he is thinking. If he's trying to distinguish between date rape or that women who aren't ACTUALLY raped but say they were to get an abortion- he's going waaaay too deep into the weeds for a campaign like this. Regardless- he's done a good bit of harm.

36 posted on 08/20/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Bigtigermike

Can the GOP expel this selfish prick? I can’t believe how quickly this idiot has destroyed the Ryan momentum. MASSIVE pressure must be brought to bear, including a TOTAL BOYCOTT on ANY donations to him.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 10:52:07 AM PDT by montag813
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To: penelopesire
Put Steelman in.

Steelman finished third in the primary. John Brunner was the runner-up.

38 posted on 08/20/2012 10:52:29 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: webheart
It is way past time for a Republican to show some apine and refuse to quit. A quit is a loss and I bet he will still win. You don’t ever win by quitting. Democrats never quit, just look at Biden.

Not true.

In 2002, incumbent Democrat Bob Toricelli won his primary and was set to be his party's nominee. Subsequently, nasty stories came to light about him taking campaign donations, and it looked like the seat was going GOP.

The Dems pressured him to withdraw, and he did, despite it supposedly being after the deadline. They put up Lautenberg instead, and he won, keeping the seat in the D column.

If you've got a nominee who screws up badly after the primary, getting rid of him may well be the smartest move.

39 posted on 08/20/2012 10:53:00 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: webheart

“It is way past time for a Republican to show some apine and refuse to quit”.

...it’s not about “spine”. It’s about common sense. I’m sick and tired of pubbies caving on legislature, healthcare, taxes, you name it. This seat is lost and we can’t afford a lost Senate seat. Especially when McCaskill was 11 points behind! Now we’ll see what happens to that 11 points.


40 posted on 08/20/2012 10:54:44 AM PDT by albie
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To: Bigtigermike
Akin said no party leaders have called him and asked for him to drop out.

It this is true, McConnell, Cornyn, and DeMint need to correct this today and make it clear that Akin has to step aside immediately.

41 posted on 08/20/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Charles Henrickson

Fine. Put the other dude in but this moron needs to step down ASAP.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Bigtigermike
According to the Washington Post - "Akin, who won his primary two weeks ago with the help of ad spending from national Democrats who thought he would be the weakest GOP nominee, nonetheless starts the race as the favorite.

The issue is what he said about his belief that women have the ability to "shut down" getting pregnant from a rape - legitimate or not.

Huckabee, who endorsed this maroon, true to form, softballed Akin the whole way.

What an embarassment to the Tea Party. They have to disavow and dump this clown.

43 posted on 08/20/2012 10:55:57 AM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Bigtigermike
"I'm not a quitter," Akin said.

Perhaps ... but you are a loser

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44 posted on 08/20/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Kazan

“What is selfish is Romney and his pitiful supports piling on Akin and making it harder, if not impossible, for him to win.

Romney and his ilk are a cancer.”

I won’t debate whether Romney and his ilk are a cancer, but it’s pretty clear that right now Akin is Ebola; highly contagious and 100% fatal. As another poster pointed out, the hypocrisy of the leftist media in giving Biden a pass while destroying Akin isn’t fair. But it is what it is. Supporting Akin only gives you Ebola, too.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: COBOL2Java
Akin may be totally correct about the rate of rape-related pregnancies being low based on the details I posted here. But he's never going to recover from this gaffe because the enemedia will not allow it.

There will be wall-to-wall replays of the quote. There will be endless late night talk show jokes. And he will be dead weight not only on races up and down the ticket in Missouri, but nationwide.

He needs to resign now. If he continues to refuse, then the Missouri GOP should put their weight either behind the Constitution Party or Libertarian Party candidate, whichever seems most reasonable.

46 posted on 08/20/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: albie

2012’s Christine O’Donnell.


47 posted on 08/20/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: raccoonradio
>>Akin said no party leaders have called him and asked for him to drop out.

Paging Missouri GOP leaders! Please pick up the white phone in the lobby. You have a call.

48 posted on 08/20/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kazan
Can't hang this one on Romney. It's an Akin foot personally implanted in an Akin mouth. No assist was necessary.
49 posted on 08/20/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Bigtigermike

A lib media feeding-frenzy is an amazing sight. It makes sharks look like picky eaters.


50 posted on 08/20/2012 10:58:07 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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