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Reports: Akin Advisers Make Preparations For Withdrawal Tomorrow
Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/20/12 | David Taintor

Posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT by ruralvoter

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin's advisers are making preparations to withdraw from the race Tuesday, GOP operative Richard Grenell and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson report. Grenell cited "GOP sources" in his tweet announcing the withdrawal, which has yet to be confirmed by Akin. Akin has been under fire since saying women have biological defenses to fend off pregnancy after a "legitimate rape."

(Excerpt) Read more at livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: abortion; akin; election; missouri; mo2012; rape; resignation; sarahsteelman; toddakin
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1 posted on 08/20/2012 12:31:34 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Hey....if Trent Lott had to give up his leadership role over a stupid comment that was much less egregious, there is no other way out.

We MUST take that seat.


2 posted on 08/20/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: ruralvoter

It’s good to know the GOP still has biological defenses to prevent illegitimate stupidity.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 12:36:29 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: DLfromthedesert

Agreed. It’s just so dumb there is no conceivable way to try and defend him.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 12:36:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ruralvoter

Who takes the slot? I hope it’s the Tea Party gal that just missed the nom. Sarah Steelman?


5 posted on 08/20/2012 12:36:49 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Why do some conservative candidates get so sidetracked instead of focusing on the issues that most conservatives care about?


6 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: DLfromthedesert

Aikin now on Hannity. He’s not helping himself.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:40 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: rwilson99

The American People need to build up defenses against an illegitimate president.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 12:40:40 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ari-freedom

He was asked the question on some stupid show. He should have been prepared, knowing the media is shilling for the Dems.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 12:42:17 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: ruralvoter

This moron is on Hannity and saying he’s not dropping out.

He’s stumbling and bumbling again.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 12:42:50 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Listening as well. Didn’t do very well on Hannity’s easy questions. Almost as if he didn’t prepare to explain “legitimate” or “shutting it down”.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Harley; Just another Joe
Who takes the slot? I hope it’s the Tea Party gal that just missed the nom. Sarah Steelman?

If Akin withdraws, I think the slot would go to either John Brunner, Kit Bond, or Jim Talent. Brunner was the runner-up to Akin in the primary; Steelman finished third. Bond is the recently retired four-time, undefeated former senator. Talent is a former senator, too, but he lost his last race. Steelman's one advantage is that she is a woman, so that would neutralize, somewhat, "the gender issue." This election needs to return to being about ObamaClaire McCaskill and her ties to Obama, Obamacare, the dismal economy, jobs, etc., not about rape.

12 posted on 08/20/2012 12:45:17 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: nhwingut

Im beginning to this this guy is a Democrat mole..the second that McCaskill threw support in his race should have been a HUGE warning sign


13 posted on 08/20/2012 12:45:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DLfromthedesert

The pity of it all is that the “stupid show” has 15 listeners and is hosted by Charles Jaco who is somewhere to the left of Stalin with the likeability of Genghis Khan and the credibility of Harry Reid.

Why on earth Akin would 1) appear on that show and 2) not be ready for such an obvious trap is simply beyond me.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 12:46:15 PM PDT by the808bass
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To: Harley
FYI only: Sarah Steelman did not "just miss" the nomination. She finished third in the primary.

If Rep. Akin withdraws (full disclosure: I voted for him and continue to support him - there's much more to the abortion/rape discussion than media soundbites allow - different discussion), who replaces him?

If anyone besides John Brunner (came in second in the August 7 primary) is chosen to replace Akin, many Missourians will be very justifiably angry. After all, isn't this exactly the "political insider," "party establishment" c--p that we have been fighting against for a long time??

Nothing like a "circular firing squad" to destroy all Republicans. No wonder the Dems win.... They just sit back and wait for us to destroy each other, then pounce, and ride in to "save the day."

Just sayin'

15 posted on 08/20/2012 12:46:19 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: Eagle of Liberty

This jerk is now radioactive. He needs to be forced out, he won’t quit.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 12:47:07 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Eagle of Liberty

He is not leaving. He called Hannity to say that he is staying in. And people will forgive him.

We are screwed!


17 posted on 08/20/2012 12:47:10 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: DLfromthedesert
He was asked the question on some stupid show. He should have been prepared, knowing the media is shilling for the Dems.

Particularly because it was an interview with Charles Jaco, who is about the biggest piece of left-wing slime you can imagine.

18 posted on 08/20/2012 12:47:20 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; All

Reminds me of the time that Agriculture Secretary (Watts?) had to go because he was heard to say: “All black people want is loose shoes, a tight pxxxy, and a warm place to shxx.” My husband laughed, said, “Hey, I can go with that program.” Didn’t save the Secretary though.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 12:47:20 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: nhwingut

a month from now no one will remember his name.

Teachable moment for Candidates: You’re never more than one 24 hour news cycle from becoming history if you shoot off your mouth.

Teachable moment for Elected Officials: You shoot off your mouth about any damn thing you want with impunity. And if you’re Joe Biden, it doesn’t even have to make sense.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 12:47:27 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: DLfromthedesert

The guy is stupid. That was not a hard question.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 12:48:22 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Col Frank Slade

Hannity is begging him to drop out. And he is not.


22 posted on 08/20/2012 12:48:31 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Check Akin’s bank account to see if he got any money from Dems recently. Something doesn’t smell right about this guy


23 posted on 08/20/2012 12:49:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Prov3456
If Rep. Akin withdraws (full disclosure: I voted for him and continue to support him. . . .

Same here. Akin is my congressman. It's a shame that a twelve-second soundbite could ruin a man's career. He was making a valid point--about abortion--but said it about as badly as he could. It's a self-inflicted wound, though.

24 posted on 08/20/2012 12:50:35 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: DLfromthedesert
His response should have been “Why condemn the unborn child for the actions of his illegitimate father ?”
25 posted on 08/20/2012 12:50:59 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: ruralvoter

good... you cn’t fix stupid


26 posted on 08/20/2012 12:51:25 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DLfromthedesert

He was on FOXNews. If you’re a Republican and you can’t handle questioning by FoxNews, you don’t belong in office.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 12:51:46 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: nhwingut

So MO is now in the “Dem Hold” column.

What other possible flip states are out there to make up for this nightmare and still get 60+ ??


28 posted on 08/20/2012 12:51:46 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: nhwingut

I’m hearing this too too, hopefully the leadership have a horses head ready for this idiot if necessary.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 12:51:46 PM 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: ruralvoter

good... you can’t fis stupid


30 posted on 08/20/2012 12:51:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ruralvoter

good... you can’t fix stupid


31 posted on 08/20/2012 12:52:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Harley
NO WAY to Steelman! She has NO integrity! Why do I think Akin is being railroaded? I have NEVER heard of so many people turning against a candidate on their own side as fast as the RINO Railroad has turned on Akin. His remarks were poorly phrased, but essentially what many prolife experts have said for decades; rape rarely results in pregnancy. Less than 1 percent of abortions are for rapes. Will you nuts PLEASE get a GRIP!!!!! Stop railroading your OWN team!
32 posted on 08/20/2012 12:52:28 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: nhwingut

He’s putting self above country. No other way to see it.


33 posted on 08/20/2012 12:52:28 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Menehune56

This guy is stupid. He keeps on going back to McCaskill. Yeah we know. But you screwed the pooch.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 12:52:58 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Menehune56

Everyone from Romney on down should be calling this guy and telling him to GTFO and soon.


35 posted on 08/20/2012 12:54:56 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: ruralvoter

The only known defense to pregnancy during a “legitimate” rape is a short barrel 357 magnum or some other similar defense instrument.


36 posted on 08/20/2012 12:55:08 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: ruralvoter

Listening to him on Hannity now. He isn’t very bright or articulate sounding. He says he was trained as an engineer... doesn’t sound like the training stuck.

He needs to resign. He will not win. He will hurt the ticket in Missouri.

If he does not resign it shows that the race is all about himself for him. He would be wrong.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: ruralvoter

Here’s a thought:

Mittens does the tough thing but the right thing. He calls up this clown, real quiet and low key, and tells him that it’s over. That he’s now toxic and a drag on the ticket, not just in MO, but nationwide.

I guy who would be president would do it.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 12:55:56 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Missouri gal
His remarks were poorly phrased, but essentially what many prolife experts have said for decades; rape rarely results in pregnancy. Less than 1 percent of abortions are for rapes. Will you nuts PLEASE get a GRIP!!!!! Stop railroading your OWN team!

He was just on Hannity and could not explain what he meant by "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down".
39 posted on 08/20/2012 12:56:24 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Missouri is now “Dem Hold”? Really? What polls are you citing?


40 posted on 08/20/2012 12:57:05 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Missouri gal

Senator Ron Johnson is no RINO...


41 posted on 08/20/2012 12:58:08 PM PDT by donozark (I never trusted anyone above the rank of Corporal, including myself.)
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To: ruralvoter

POSSIBLE UPDATE?
http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/republican-source-akin-moving-to-withdraw

Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw

The controversial candidate is “taking concrete steps.” UPDATE: Another Republican close to Akin says he’s “in the campaign.”

Missouri Republican Todd Akin has begun moving toward ending his candidacy after his remarks on rape and abortion provoked a firestorm, a top Republican said.

“Akin is taking concrete steps to withdraw by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.,” a senior Republican told BuzzFeed, adding that Akin could still change his mind.

But a Republican close to Akin said his position hasn’t changed: He’s still in the race.

Tomorrow afternoon is an important deadline: If he files papers to end his candidacy in Jefferson City tomorrow he can end his candidacy unilaterally; after that, he would have to file an application in court.

Possible Republican replacements, the Republican source said, include three former senators: John Ashcroft, Jim Talent, and Kit Bond. Other names being mentioned include former Ambassador Ann Wagner, who is running for Akin’s now-vacant seat; and Auditor Tom Schweich.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: Prov3456

Just saying but lots of dems crossed over to help him win.


43 posted on 08/20/2012 1:01:18 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: ruralvoter

He should have been gone by noon today.

Wonder what dark secrets in his personal life?


44 posted on 08/20/2012 1:01:54 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: ruralvoter

A degree in “Management Engineering”? What the hell is that?


45 posted on 08/20/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: ruralvoter

The Dems in Missouri were instrumental in electing a legitimate corpse (Carnahan (D)) to the governorship a few years ago. Should McCaskill drop out and be replaced by Corpse Carnahan, Aikin would still not stand a chance.That is how much damage he did to himself.


46 posted on 08/20/2012 1:02:28 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: ruralvoter

Tell him not one dime. Put another Independent R on the ballot. Force him out. Geez. I’m sorry for the guy but that was just dumb.


47 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:08 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: ruralvoter

UPDATE?

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/todd-akin-were-going-to-stay-in

Todd Akin: ‘We’re Going To Stay In’
Benjy Sarlin 3:46 PM EDT, Monday August 20, 2012

Todd Akin told Sean Hannity on Monday that he will not drop out of the Missouri Senate race, despite pressure from Republican officals.

“I’m announcing today that we’re going to stay in,” he said. He added that he was aware of Tuesday’s 5 PM deadline for him to drop out in order for the state party to replace him on the ballot.


48 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:19 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

Just got shut down at Hanity’s am show. Here’s a guy who claims to be an engineer who takes an unsupported assertion held in some circles as a rule. Which says that if a woman concieves after a rape she concented to the rape. While I don’t know if that has been used as a defence even proposing that idea could be forwarded by some shyster. This guys a loser !


49 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: gleeaikin
That was Earl Butz. Sec. of Ag under Nixon and Ford.

James Watt Interior Sec. under Reagan- Described a Special Advisory panel as "A black, a woman, two jews and a cripple."

Both got trashed.

50 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:25 PM PDT by donozark (I never trusted anyone above the rank of Corporal, including myself.)
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