Skip to comments.These national Republicans trying to push Akin out of the race certainly are meddlesome
Posted on 08/20/2012 5:46:53 PM PDT by mandaladon
Via the Examiner, a golden moment from Morning Joe in which McCaskill walks the vanishingly fine line between being deeply offended at the thought of Akin representing Missouri and yet not so deeply offended that shed want to see him disqualify himself immediately. If youre depressed by all the Akin coverage today, let this thought comfort you: The Democrats worked very hard, and spent a lot of money, to make sure he was her opponent in November. They banked on him screwing up spectacularly, and now he has so spectacularly and so soon, in fact, that this might blow up right in their faces by landing a steadier, sturdier Republican candidate on the ballot in his place.
In the weeks before the August 7 primary, McCaskill and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee aired ads that ostensibly attacked Akin, but actually boosted his candidacy. The ads called said him a true conservative and questioned if he was too conservative, hardly a negative in a GOP primary. One radio ad ended by noting that Akin has been endorsed by the most conservative leaders in our country: Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee.
McCaskill did air ads against all the Republicans in the race, but only the Akin ones included such glowing testimonials. With a wink and a nod, Democrats placed their bets that the conservative congressman would be her weakest foe in the fall, even if theyre never publicly acknowledged it.
According to WaPo, the combined $1.5 million that McCaskills campaign and Democratic groups spent in the last weeks before the primary attacking Akin as a true conservative was more money than his own team spent on ads over the course of the entire campaign.
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It doesn’t seem likely that anyone can step in and save this race at this late date. Especially in Missouri where vote fraud is the norm.
Another reason to show him the door...Claire wants him to stay.
Prudhomme soon bore in: "So you didn't believe Juanita Broaddrick's claim."
Gore: "No, I didn't say that. I think I said I don't know how to evaluate that, and I didn't see, uh, the interview. Uh, but I must say something else to you about this....I think that, uh, I think that whatever mistakes he made in his personal life are in the minds of most Americans balanced against what he has done in his personal life as President."
Here's a reminder.
All I know is that the feeding frenzy won’t end with him.
What is all this establishment talk of Jim Talent replacing him on the ballot? That makes no sense when there are two conservatives that ran neck and neck with him in the primary. It would seem to me that choosing Jim Talent might really piss of the base and then we still lose the seat.
What is the big deal about Talent? Why do people want him on the ballot when he didn’t even run in the primary? Something stinks and it smells like GOPe.
The pubs are on fire to snuff out Akin but wouldn’t dare even ask Obama if he was ever a citizen of Indonesia, let alone define what a natural born citizen is. So I am no longer Republican and they will never see another dime from me ever.
Reportedly, one of the man’s children told him: “What you said is akin to a faux pas, pa!”
I agree. I think it would look better to just toss a coin, between Brunner and Steelman. Easier for all the parties to accept the outcome. Installing some old-guard establishment geezer out of a smoky back-room isn’t particularly a recipe for enthusiasm these days. And it would be a slight against two candidates who actually made the effort and put a lot of work into their campaigns.
Very true. After this, no Republican who says breathtakingly stooopid things about rape will be safe from the crosshairs. Which, by the way, is the way things have always been. I'd like to see a single standard converged to mean both parties, but we can only control the ones on our side of the aisle.
what did he do or say
The pubs are on fire to snuff out Akin but wouldnt dare even ask Obama if he was ever a citizen of Indonesia, let alone define what a natural born citizen is. So I am no longer Republican and they will never see another dime from me ever.
Beginning to feel the same way.
Akin said something stupid...but when you have the Liberal PhonyCons all pushing for him to drop out...something is not right. Even more disturbing is how liberal “Conservative” talk radio is becoming.
Talent lost the seat because of that idiot Rush Limbaugh going after Michael J. Fox for allegedly feigning his Parkinson’s symptoms.
Talent is a loser.
Leave him behind.
I dunno. There are only about four articles in Breaking News about this.
But I guess you’re okay with McCaskill and other MO Democrats asking for him to stay IN the race???
There’s nothing wrong with calling out one of your one when they screw up badly, its the difference between the right and left, higher expectations and actual standards.
Let’s keep two things separate.
How conservative he is has zero to do with how stupid he is. There are smart and stupid of every political stripe. Don’t mix the two and say someone is smart or stupid because he agrees or disagrees with you.
That “idiot” was correct about Michael J. Fox. Fox admitted it years later. He had been varying his meds, which is common, and deliberately chose to tape the spot when he was in a bad way. But “going after Fox” at the time might not have been the best political move.
breaking news? I am series here smarty pants. I live in KC and no one is talking about it here, so link me up
Bingo. Sorry, I already used my "Nailed it" photo. I'm taking a lot of flames from people who think what Akin said was not bad enough for him to be tossed, and we should relax our standards for political expediency.
Either we apply the standards to our own people first and harshest, or we have no standards at all.
Idiot Rush Limbaugh? You could not be more wrong. If Talent lost, he did it on his own.
Rush has caused no one to lose!
One thing in abundance during this caper has been the number of chickensh*t cowards claiming to be pragmatic conservatives. Time to go on offense.
BTW: the lacrosse players rape of the slut was not a “legitimate rape”
Heck, it wasn't even "penetration." That was her boyfriends' (plural on purpose) jobs.
He was heard to reply, "That's no kin amine..."
So, some talk about a Hollywood liberal caused a politician to lose his seat? You are really searching for something, but you don’t know what it is.
And you thought the party elitists would write Steelman or Brunner in??? They disdain them almost as they do Akin. I think you are beginning to get the picture though.
Sigh. Akin is a repeat of the disaster in Colorado in 2010, when that Tea Party favorite fool Ken Buck lost a sure Senate pickup against a weak candidate and a Democrat party divided by a vicious primary.
Buck simply could NOT keep his size 12 cowboy boots out of his pie hole. Every time they got yanked out, why they instantly got sucked back in, as if boot and mouth were the opposite polls of a powerful magnet.
Buck clearly wouldnt listen to his advisers, he could not stay on message, and he thought he was smarter than the press (which he wasnt). Completely infuriating. I could have done better than Buck.
Buck at least had an excuse though: hed never run for office beyond Weld County District Attorney. No such excuse for Akin.
Almost any Republican can win a contest in this country if the electorate isnt completely dominated by leftist Progressives. Scott Brown in Massachusetts demonstrated that. Brown stayed on message. He had five talking points and never, ever deviated from them. No matter what question was asked, he answered with one or more of his five talking points. Not a single gaff or gotcha was incurred from Brown. Now really, how difficult is that strategy? Just sit in a room and practice that strategy with some pretend-reporters until you can do that in your sleep. Once you have that down pat, youll win your election.
Well who exactly gets to make the decision on who replaces him on the ballot? What is the procedure? Conservative Missourians and Tea Party folks need to make their voices known to the Missouri GOP that they will not allow the seat to be hijacked by the rino elite. We can certainly raise a big stink about it and I suggest we do.
The First Amendment to the Constitution still stands. Do not people see? The stock in trade of the liberals, Democrats et al, is to trumpet and thunder about some simple statement. Now that statement may be ill advised. The whole filthy machinery of the MSM then moves into gear. They feign some sort of incredible outrage.
Good sensible people then fall for the whole tactic. With a bit of luck it will fizzle out. For all of us in the English speaking world, the future of America is at stake. Possibly other nations too will be affected. Tiz, the question of whether Governor Romney will defeat President Obama.
(I had such a quiet day today- until now).
The elitists in the Missouri Republican Party.
Conservative Missourians and Tea Party folks need to make their voices known to the Missouri GOP that they will not allow the seat to be hijacked by the rino elite.
Too late. This is all going according to plan. Months back the Danforth wing expressed disdain for the three running and wanted them all to step aside for their chosen one -- Tom Schweich [at the time]. They want someone who they can control and Akin, Steelman, and Brunner were too independent, too conservative, and too prolife for their tastes.
We can certainly raise a big stink about it and I suggest we do.
They don't care. They figure that McCaskill is so disliked that they will vote for anybody but her. So this gives them the chance to crown their own handpicked Senator who will be beholden to them rather than the people.
A lot of naive people here have fallen for their scheme.
and his comment was really obtuse but not worse than “you didn’t build that” just shows a basic ignorance of female biology
So you think there was a scheme for Akin to say something incredibly stupid? I don’t think so, but I certainly can see the R establishment trying to take advantage of it. I don’t think they will get away with it though especially if the TP and Steelman and Brunner make some major noise.
The GOP elitists don't want anyone in that Senate seat that they cannot control and Akin, Steelman, Brunner are too independent to control.
Check my tagline. Akin will win this race without breaking a sweat if the RINO’S would just STFU.
McCaskill defeated Talent last time around.
I fid it interesting that no one is discusssing McCaskill’s “sly” ad campaign regarding Akin, in the primary, as it relates to the present situation. (I’m not from MO, but am close enough to have become rather ill from some of the ad bombardment, both Pub and Dem, as the date of the Primary drew near.) Though Steelman would not have been my 1st choice (past tense), if I did live in MO, at least her “support from Palin” ads were positive in tone, as were Brunner’s early ads (at least the ones I remember seeing).
Moreover, McCaskill’s saying that Akin should stay in the race is quite enough to convince me that he should be canned... yesterday.
Yes, many see, but Good Lord, as a SEMO (local University) pol science teacher said on TV this evening, he was surprised to see Akin make such a damn fool (my words) mistake, as after all Akin is a 6 term Congressman. You’d think he (and others!) would recognize the game by now, and know better how to avoid it.
The MSM will not let this fizzle out, so short of something like Israel attacking Iran, to divert attention, the die is cast.
My opinion is that even though I found Brunner preferable in the primary, Steelman now makes the most sense if the GOP wants to win this seat. I know that’s not “fair” to him, but the situation is what it is.
Otherwise I’m largely in agreement with you, and I think most of us appreciate the support and comments of our freedom loving friends in Canada.
Steelman is a homewrecker and Missourians know that