You know what our problem is? We do JUST what the Rats do. We don’t address our own issues, we point at them and say, “they did it too” or “they were worse”.
Aikin must go, I don’t care what ANYONE else did.
The press gave all three of these democrats passes...
Juvenile and disgusting post! Akin made a bad choice with his comment. This is pathetic!
Don’t go away mad Todd, just...please, go away. Somebody make him an offer he can’t refuse.
If Akin does not go, is anyone looking to launch a conservative as an alternative? If the national senatorial campaign shuts off he money, and the super pacs stop their support, they could shift funds to a credible independent that has a chance.
Three months to go, cut him loose. Pay him off, make him go away. Sorry Mizzou, this is bigger than you. Claire is TOAST against anyone other than a man who cannot finesse a basic question about rape and abortion.
#10 he voted to let babies that survived an abortion to die on a slab; voting for a state bill disallowing medical assistance.
1) It doesn’t matter what any Dem did. Akin did wrong, and is stupid. GOP’ers actually police their own, demanding accountability. Dems simply try to avoid all consequences of violating laws or ethics. If it can be got past the voters it is OK. For them it is always “what he/she had in her heart” rather than what he/she actually did or said. The end always, always, always, always justifies the means in the Dem playbook.
2) Akin’s only shot at any historical significance is to become a footnote in future encyclopedia articles on Barack Obama, the import of which would be why BO was elected to a 2nd term. Is that what he really wants? Because that is his only possibility in continuing as the GOP candidate.
3) Akin could demonstrate real wisdom, selflessness, and love of country by getting out gracefully.
4) Given the stupidity already demonstrated, Akin will probably go ahead into the general election, do a Christine O’Donell/Sharon Angle vis-a-vis the state of Missouri and, at the same time, damage the national ticket.
Yes, thank God the rnc stepped forward to throw the socon under the bus! And not a moment too soon!
Admittedly, its a meaningless and minor gaffe. But it is entirely of his own making and fatal to the Missouri Senate seat. So, he must go.
Personally, I didn’t think it was possible for ANY politician to say anything more retarded than Joe Biden.
I stand corrected.
Makes me wonder why he threw the election.
Why would we want McCaskill's chosen opponent as our nominee, especially now that he has demonstrated why she wants him?
First, legitimate rape. This is a term that he used to distinguish real rape from statutory rape and fake rape. He's correct on this, and I wouldn't ask him to withdraw solely over this.
Second, rarity of pregnancy from rape. The only data available put the number at 5%, which one can argue support his claim. Here, it's a bit more shaky than the first point, but I might still not call for his withdrawal if the problem is this point alone.
The third one is his assessment that woman's body somehow has a built-in mechanism that prevents pregnancy from rape. This is wrong, as the fact that he recognizes the while rare, pregnancy is not impossible. So, his body mechanism argument just doesn't fly and had we allowed this argument, it follows that the women who got pregnant were not legitimately raped. Taken together with the other two points above, his statement is very difficult to defend. I cannot imagine he can do anything positive in the debate where rape is the main issue.
Beyond the three points above, there is political reality. As a Republican candidate, he unnecessarily dragged the whole election to talk about rape, instead of the economy. Rape is deeply personal and emotional issues, and unlike abortion, the women are the victims here. As such, any mistake like the third point above would be explosive, and it is already. His mistake will affect not only his own race but also the other conservatives in their own races.
We should be dedicated to the principle that human life at all stages - particularly at its most vulnerable - is worthy of protection and due process. Akin believes and iterates as much. Abortion is morally reprehensible under all circumstances. I would not expect Mitt Romney and assorted RINOs to agree. Power is better than life for some, but in the end we'll see who gets the "last laugh," as it were.
The cunning and devious liberal press have seemingly scored again. Up in Canada, the television's man in Washington chortled with his information. He gloated over the apparent hit on Governor Romney's campaign. Then they threw in something about a Pubbie swimming naked in the Sea of Galilee. Shouting home their boy, though not having a vote. Few seem to step back and actually define what this gentleman Akin, actually said.
I seem to remember one of the greatest things about America is the First Amendment to the Constitution. I feel a donation coming on to Free Republic, for otherwise I would not have little input. At least there is no lock step on Free Republic. We can agree to disagree.
Oh, remembering your piece on the tube station bombing in my native country. Liked it.
one night he was drunk and partying with young women; he drove off a bridge, ran away like a coward, did not get help for 8 hours, and let the young woman die in an air pocket in 6 feet of water
You need to ease up on the fat boy ... I mean, hell, did you ever try to dress a nude woman underwater?
Also, give the guy credit. Did you know he's been sober for two whole years now ... and counting?
It’s the double standard. It’s ALWAYS the double standard.
If he were a ‘rat, he would be celebrated for being honest, and for caring about an obscure something or another.
Just look at Biden, for goodness sakes!
However, he said a very stupid thing during a very important election campaign season.
Do I think he should be crucified? NO!
Do I think he should put the country before his aspirations? YES.