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CNN's Costello: Like Todd Akin, Paul Ryan Might Be Soft on 'Rape' (Here we go)
Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2012 | John Nolte

Posted on 08/20/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT by nhwingut

Now that Mitt Romney has come out with two different statements strongly condemning Republican senate candidate Todd Akin's comments about rape and abortion, the media finds that they will need to gin up another reason to aid and abet Barack Obama in tying these comments to a Romney-Ryan ticket.

To the rescue rides the ever-insufferable Carol Costello.

This morning, CNN's Costello was almost as giddy to talk about the damage the media wants Akin's comments to do to the GOP brand as MSNBC's Chuck Todd (who could not stop smiling as he concern-trolled). After covering Akin's comments, Costello brought on a couple of guests to debate the topic -- one leftist and one conservative. But it wasn't until the end of the segment that Costello played the card meant to tie Akin's outrageous comment to GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

What Costello and her left-wing guest do here is attempt to create a new narrative thread for the media to chew on. It's obvious the media will now move into a second phase that ties Akin's stupid use of the term "legitimate rape" to a bill GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan signed on to that uses the term "forcible rape."

Costello is intentionally attempting to create an equivalency between "legitimate rape" and "forcible rape" where absolutely none exists.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 57states; abortion; aikin; carolcostello; chucktodd; mediawingofthednc; missouri; mymuslimfaith; partisanmediashills; rape; ryna; sarahsteelman; toddakin

1 posted on 08/20/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Zzzzz..


2 posted on 08/20/2012 11:33:22 AM PDT by jb729
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To: nhwingut

Shocked this would happen /s

Preibus needs Akin’s head on a plate by this evening.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 11:33:50 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: nhwingut

good thing this is cnn........nobody watching


4 posted on 08/20/2012 11:37:53 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: nhwingut

BS


5 posted on 08/20/2012 11:42:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nhwingut

Akin needs to be given the Torricelli treatment ASAP. If he stays in, he is poison. He’ll get minimal, if any, support from the NRSC. Neither Romney or Ryan nor any other high profile Republican will touch him with a ten foot pole. He can’t self fund and the Dems will pour millions into the race against him.

This all needs to be made crystal clear to him.

His is a fatal mistake, perhaps even a career ending one.

By this evening, I hope an avalanche of Republicans will distance themselves from him and call for him to step down.
And I hope he gets calls from Romney and McConnell laying out the facts for him.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 11:43:41 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: nhwingut
Santroum artfully handled this verey same question in the primaries. He discussed the Supreme Court ruling that shot down a Louisiana law making rape a capital crime, and asked why an innocent child resulting from a rape should be subject to death, but the rapist be protected by law.

Santorum didn't deny that pregnancy could result from rape, but he boldly framed it in terms of wanting to compound one act of violence with another.

I guess Akin wasn't paying attention.

7 posted on 08/20/2012 11:43:58 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nhwingut

IMO this is a non-issue, at least it should be as much as a non-issue as Joe Biden’s gaffes are. He misspoke, he didn’t mean that rapes aren’t bad, he meant that some activities of that nature (s3x) are consensual and not true rapes. Some are women crying “rape” when that is not what it was at all. See the lacrosse team down south.

IOW, it is not as likely that a woman would become pregnant under the conditions of an the actual, violent, horrific crime of rape. So the Dem politicians claiming that rape is a “good” reason for abortion is a non sequitur.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 11:44:27 AM PDT by madison10 (You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality)
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To: V_TWIN

Or cares.. If people listened to everything the left wing media was spouting, Romney wouldn’t get a vote.

The national effect of an unknown politician from Missouri saying something stupid, is virtually nil IMO.

Isolate him, cut off his funding, and hope he quits. O’Donnell and Angle saying stupid things didn’t stop us in 2010, and this won’t this year.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:33 AM PDT by jb729
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To: nhwingut
The problem is that that idiot Akin "clarified" his statement to "oh, yeah, I meant forcible rape" -- thus opening that door.

And now he says he won't bow out... AAARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!!

10 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:49 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: nhwingut

But they give Biden a get-out-of-racist-jail card.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: nhwingut

The last time the Dims were this exercised about rape was when Clinton was accused of committing one.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 11:53:12 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: Inconvenient Truthteller

If he doesn’t bow out, a well organized write in campaign has to be mounted for either Brunner or Steelman.

But if he is an honorable man, and I believe he is (even though he’s a Neanderthal), he will see that he must bow out for the good of his state, the nation, and the cause of conservatism.

McCaskill CANNOT be allowed to win this seat.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 12:02:03 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: randita
Not to worry. Akin is under intense pressure to quit and it appears he's out within the next 24 hours.
14 posted on 08/20/2012 12:03:41 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: nhwingut
I called this last night and was told that I was nuts by multiple people, that this would blow over in "a day or two" and that Akin would still "win big" and that it wouldn't have affect on other GOP races.
15 posted on 08/20/2012 12:18:56 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: nhwingut
Why report the news when you can create the news?

Because people quit getting the news from you when you create it that's why.

CNN takes a dump

16 posted on 08/20/2012 12:21:21 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: randita

“McCaskill CANNOT be allowed to win this seat.”

~ ~ ~

Claire made embryonic stem cell research (so evil) a part of the Missouri Constitution.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 12:37:19 PM PDT by stpio
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Santroum artfully handled this verey same question in the primaries. He discussed the Supreme Court ruling that shot down a Louisiana law making rape a capital crime, and asked why an innocent child resulting from a rape should be subject to death, but the rapist be protected by law.

Santorum didn’t deny that pregnancy could result from rape, but he boldly framed it in terms of wanting to compound one act of violence with another.”

~ ~ ~

He is a good man, most likely in the “state of grace.”
Santorum could always express himself very well, God helped him.

No need of a teleprompter.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:59 PM PDT by stpio
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To: nhwingut

Paul Ryan is not an idiot. Nor did he sleep through ninth grade biology. He will be well-prepared for this when the media sycophants try and zing him.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 12:54:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nhwingut

As to her intellect, Costello is quite lovely.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 1:05:28 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: madison10
it is not as likely that a woman would become pregnant under the conditions of an the actual, violent, horrific crime of rape.

Tell that to the marauding Mongols...
21 posted on 08/20/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: nhwingut

Perhaps Akin can withdraw and get Whoopi “it’s not rape rape” Goldberg’s job. I mean, being against killing a baby is soft on rape? How about punishing rapists instead of babies? Where do these hypocrites stand on defunding ACORN?


22 posted on 08/20/2012 1:50:17 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: nhwingut

Carol Costello is desperate.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 1:52:16 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: madison10

I don’t think you have any medical basis to support those comments about pregnancy...in any event it seemingly trivializes the whole concept of rape to put it in those terms, and it certainly is not something to have as part of a branding of the party or a campaign platform.

If he does not drop out and drop out soon, this could potentially turn into a monumental disaster for the entire party nationwide...it has certainly already taken some of the wind out of the sails on our side that this is now part of the national narrative.


24 posted on 08/20/2012 2:20:55 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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Thanks nhwingut.
25 posted on 08/20/2012 4:34:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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