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G.O.P. Trying to Oust Akin From Race for Rape Remarks
The New York Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JOHN ELIGON

Posted on 08/20/2012 8:36:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey

WASHINGTON — Fearing that a seat crucial to winning a Senate majority could slip away, the national Republican establishment on Monday unleashed a furious campaign to drive Representative Todd Akin, the party’s newly selected nominee, out of the race against Missouri’s Democratic senator.

Amid an uproar over provocative comments on rape and abortion that Mr. Akin made in an interview broadcast on Sunday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee declared that it would withdraw financial and organizational support for Mr. Akin, including $5 million in advertising already reserved for the fall. ...

Crossroads GPS, a Republican advocacy group that had already spent more than $5 million to weaken Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, considered the Senate’s most endangered incumbent, announced that it was withdrawing from the state. ...

But Senator John Cornyn of Texas, chairman of the Senate campaign committee, personally asked Mr. Akin to step aside, a senior Republican Senate campaign aide said.

“Over the next 24 hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service,” Mr. Cornyn said in a statement. ...

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; cornyn; crossroadsgps; eatingyouryoung; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; rape; rapegate; sarahsteelman; surrendermonkeys; toddakin
Will he do the RIGHT thing on Tuesday or put his ego first and become an boat anchor around the GOP's neck?
1 posted on 08/20/2012 8:36:51 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey
Fall on Your sword. We don't own the Media your toast they want you in until its to late and you will become the devil

Your family will live this moment for decades

2 posted on 08/20/2012 8:41:48 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: newzjunkey

I try so hard to think about my words before I utter them.

But unfettered the utterances do sometimes leak out.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 8:42:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: newzjunkey

All I can say is we need to keep the pressure on this fool.

I will also say I thought that article was pretty fair, all things considered.

Thanks for posting it.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: newzjunkey

Sounds like the “Akin Drop Out” people are the same as “Don’t bring up Obama Birth Certificate” people

In the long run, the GOP and the conservative movement will pay for liberal stupidity

Akin still has the lead in the polls....instead of PhonyCons trying to run him out...time for Real Conservatives to back him


5 posted on 08/20/2012 8:48:13 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: newzjunkey
Can he win now? Who knows. Everyone knows that he put his foot in his mouth bigTIME. Having said that however, Repubs need this Senate seat. McPelosiCaskill must be removed from office. So, if Akin goes away, who can step up and PLAY?
6 posted on 08/20/2012 8:53:26 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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7 posted on 08/20/2012 8:55:06 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: newzjunkey

Considering what the GOP did to Tom DeLay, this guy doesn’t stand a chance.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 8:59:01 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: newzjunkey
an boat anchor

Who replaces the an boat anchor"?

9 posted on 08/20/2012 9:01:07 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: SeminoleCounty
time for Real Conservatives to back him

yeah, because we all really really want to talk about "legitimate rape" and abortion for the next 2 1/2 months. That's sure to help us take the senate.

10 posted on 08/20/2012 9:02:26 PM PDT by RC one
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To: newzjunkey

When the RAT buffoon Biden goes on a tear you won’t hear the RAT party demanding he drop out. Only works one way.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 9:04:34 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: newzjunkey; All

Akin is toast, even if what he said WAS TRUE....

He forgot that most people are idiots, and don’t have the knowledge on the subject that he has. He assumed his audience knew what HE already knows to be true, and you can’t do that.

The result is an inconvenient soundbite being played OVER,and OVER, and OVER by a biased, enemy media, intent on wrecking any Republican. CBS evening News spent EIGHT FULL MINUTES on this tonight, establishing the meme, and drilling it home to the sheeple.

Yet these are the SAME media idiots who SUPPORTED Whoopi’s “Well, it’s not RAPE rape” comments regarding Roman Polanski, just a two short years ago.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 9:08:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SeminoleCounty
"Sounds like the “Akin Drop Out” people are the same as “Don’t bring up Obama Birth Certificate” people In the long run, the GOP and the conservative movement will pay for liberal stupidity Akin still has the lead in the polls....instead of PhonyCons trying to run him out...time for Real Conservatives to back him"

I agree 100%!

He needs to stay in and tell these republican elites to cram it up their cram hole. What the hell is wrong with the Republican party? With friends like that who needs enemies. And just what does the Republican party think this "high road" charade is going to get them? The guy just used some bad phrasing. Not one person with two brain cells thinks he was saying rape was a legitimate act or that women that were raped never get pregnant. Do people not understand the English language anymore? Good grief the populace has been dumbed down!

I say it's nation wide Akin support day, Chic-Fil-A style!

We can't let the media and the spineless repubics destroy our candidates !

13 posted on 08/20/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: SeminoleCounty

I can’t remember the last time I so emphatically agreed with a noobian princeling.

Missourians who would vote for Akins even if he had (Biden-like) mentioned a “’Morning-After’ Pill for men” will definitely vote for him.
Those inclined to vote for Akin will know what he meant and go ahead and vote for him.
Those who can’t/won’t figure out what he really meant are either yellow dog Democrats, GOP-e or won’t vote at all.

The GOP-e doesn’t give `Show Me’ state residents any credit, but that’s how they treat most of flyover country so feck `em.
So, I’m voting Romney but it’s amusing to see all the GOP-e faithful toadies here s***ing bricks over this conservative acting human ... when Obama makes a gaffe a week and Joe entertains us every other day.
The MSM is pushing your buttons: Get over yourselves.

Go Akins: The GOP-e long and the short and the tall—feck `em all—and when you win I’m sure you will vote with conservatives, not necessarily the Republicrats or Demoblicans.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 9:25:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tumblindice

“when Obama makes a gaffe a week and Joe entertains us every other day.”

Those gaffes don’t get EIGHT FULL MINUTES on the CBS Evening News, Like Akin did tonight.

Or on E!, The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Colbert Report, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, Pacifica, The Washington Post, or the New York Times.

In fact, they rarely get mentioned by them, at all.

He who controls the media, controls THE MEME. We forget that, at our own peril.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 9:31:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: newzjunkey

Akin is being raped.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 9:58:08 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman
Akin is being raped.

Legitimately?

17 posted on 08/20/2012 10:02:20 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: newzjunkey

Akin is too legit to quit.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 10:02:57 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: newzjunkey
Akin is a goner--especially once GOP headquarters pulled their financial and political support for him. The New York Times actually got to reporting this story a tad late....
19 posted on 08/20/2012 10:04:49 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: newzjunkey

Akin’s got the GOP achin’.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 10:08:05 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Cheerio

(When the RAT buffoon Biden goes on a tear you won’t hear the RAT party demanding he drop out. Only works one way.)

Because the RATs’ God is the Democrat party. We conservatives tend to have higher principles, like knowing right and wrong and having the integrity to live out those principles, even when “our guy” is the guilty party. I hope we never say “yeah, he’s a crook, but he’s our crook” or some other such thoughts.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 11:49:36 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: newzjunkey

I know he said it; but there may be more to this story. The Senate is so close and I can see fools like Reid in there somewhere.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 1:38:27 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RC one
Your right. He has to go. Republicans have to have separation from democrats and part of that separation includes guide posts on the moral highways, Akin is off the track going the wrong way. He had His shot and blew it.
23 posted on 08/21/2012 5:35:02 AM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, American Backstabber)
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