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Todd Akin reaffirms decision to stay in the Senate race
Wapost ^ | 8/21/12 | Nia-Malika Henderson

Posted on 08/21/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton

Rep. Todd Akin, the embattled Senate candidate who used the phrase “legitimate rape” in talking about abortion and pregnancy, said Tuesday afternoon that he would stick to his decision to remain in the race.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; mo2012; senatorakin; traitorakin
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1 posted on 08/21/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Awesome!!!

its so great that he thinks so much of himself to screw everyone else....

thanks !!


2 posted on 08/21/2012 10:42:35 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Uncle Slayton

Awesome!!!

its so great that he thinks so much of himself to screw everyone else....

thanks !!

once again... its all about MEEEE!!!!!!


3 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Uncle Slayton

Nobody could be this dumb. He has to be a dim plant.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:15 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Uncle Slayton

What a guy.

Just spend the money on another candidate in the same race. He can’t run with money and support he doesn’t have.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:32 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Uncle Slayton

He must be a Democrat. He’s behaving like one.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:44 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Uncle Slayton

Goodby house and senate. Harry and nancy are back in power thanks to this selfrichous moron.....


7 posted on 08/21/2012 10:43:58 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Uncle Slayton

God damn him to hell for his arrogance.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 10:44:22 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: lodi90

Somewhere, Claire McCaskill is cheering wildly, her position secure for at least another 6 years.

That hissing sound you hear is the air going out of the “repeal Obamacare” balloon, that dies today.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 10:44:40 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Uncle Slayton

Goodby house and senate. Harry and nancy are back in power thanks to this self serving moron.....


10 posted on 08/21/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Breto

And the WaPO is just “pleased as punch”.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: wyowolf
keep convincing yourselves Akin supporters...

BUT....He will be gone...when you have only a hand full behind you helping, it will get tough and he won't be able to handle it...

12 posted on 08/21/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: Uncle Slayton

Good. He’ll win.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 10:46:24 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Breto

I’ve heard that left-leaning groups provided him ad money, making him feel like he still has some sort of support base out there. What a tool.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 10:46:44 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Uncle Slayton

Stubborn ass.

SnakeDoc


15 posted on 08/21/2012 10:47:03 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: haircutter

hmmmm perhaps i should have included the sarc tag...


16 posted on 08/21/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: SnakeDoctor

Well, it does no one any good to join the Left’s communist now. Stick by the guy who mispoke.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 10:48:27 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Uncle Slayton

Have Steelman do a Murkowski.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 10:48:27 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: mrsmith

Will you come back after he gets blown out in the election and admit you were a fool for saying this? Because Allen West has a better chance of winning Nancy Pelosi’s district at this point in time.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 10:48:36 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: VanDeKoik

I was hearing some reports of local support during lunch. Since it seems to be decided that he will be in the race, we might finally see what happens when someone fights back (referring to Foley, Maccacca).


20 posted on 08/21/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I was hoping this was older news but it just happened as the Huckabee show is on 12 - 3 ET.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: wyowolf
its so great that he thinks so much of himself to screw everyone else....

And here I am thinking that he won the primary by getting more people to vote for him than anyone else.

22 posted on 08/21/2012 10:50:08 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: mrsmith

Great to see the Rep. Akin will not succumb to the whims of the Yellow Bellied RINO’s who what the destroy a man who has worked his entire life for the Pro Life Movement and Conservatism.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 10:50:19 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton

Under MO election law, today is the last day Akin can withdraw with no penalties. If he does, a state GOP committee would name his replacement ASAP.

Under the law, he can still withdraw up until Sept. 25, but if he does so after today, he would be on the hook to pay for the reprinting of ballots. The state committee would still name his replacement.

After Sept. 25, he would be required to get a court order to withdraw from the race. Then we’ll be into Torricelli territory. Who knows if the MO Supreme Court would be as agreeable to the GOP as the NJ Supreme Court was to the Democrats.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 10:50:34 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Uncle Slayton

Akin owes the GOP Establishment nothing after they publicly lynched him. He won the primary fair and square.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Uncle Slayton
Mike Huckabee is also responsible for this fiasco. He endorsed Akin before the primary and has given him airtime on his radio program.

One word from him and Akin would have withdrawn.

Now the best we can hope for is that Akin shuts up about this and does not give more ammo to the Rats. But given his selfishness and ability to insert florsheims to mouth, I am not optimistic.
26 posted on 08/21/2012 10:51:05 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: mrsmith
Finally someone stands his ground(even though I still feel they are gonna find someway to get him to leave). Tired of all the gotcha issues disqualifying ppl from our side. Such hypocrisy.

Also, how do we even know that his replacement is gonna win anyway? GOP Missouri voters might just be royally peeved if he is forced out. We don't know how that part will play out.

28 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:45 AM PDT by hotsteppa
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To: Uncle Slayton
He must have a martyr complex and he is going to be completely burned by this. He will find that after he serves as Clare McCaskill’s stalking horse, he will have to become a Democrat, if they will have him.
29 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Uncle Slayton

The media is going to hammer the entire GOP endlessly over this. Every single House and Senate race is going to be adversely affected by this!


30 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:53 AM PDT by kevao (Obama didn't kill Bin Laden. Someone else made that happen!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Putz. Prideful useful tool of McCaskill.

Who Isn’t Calling for Akin’s Withdrawal? Claire McCaskill & Planned Parenthood.

31 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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Please remove Post 27. It is way over the top.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 10:54:26 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: mrsmith

“Good. He’ll win.”

He? I assume you mean Obama because MO just became a swing state again. If Akin really cared about the unborn he would step aside and support a R candidate who could be elected. Another liberal Dem elected is the worst thing possible for the pro life movement.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 10:54:56 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Uncle Slayton

Happy to hear he wont let anyone run him off..

his voting record,

http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/9301/todd-akin


34 posted on 08/21/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Uncle Slayton

Now the GOP will have to hold MA and win all the other tossups to win the Senate... not likely.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 10:55:54 AM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: tbg681

You deserve zotting for that.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 10:55:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: fifedom
Now the best we can hope for is that Akin shuts up about this and does not give more ammo to the Rats.

Far from shutting up, he's bought ad time for the next 5 days and will continue to apologize.

38 posted on 08/21/2012 10:56:18 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: PhxTM06

“Because Allen West has a better chance of winning Nancy Pelosi’s district at this point in time.”

A candidate could be caught with dead hookers and would still have a better shot at winning an election than Col. West would in the People Republic of San Francisco


39 posted on 08/21/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT by deek69
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To: tbg681
We don't need that on Free Republic; suggest you ask the moderators to pull it.
40 posted on 08/21/2012 10:57:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: xzins

Why yes he did!! Congratulations!! You must be so happy!! McCaskill sends her congrats as well..

now about that general thingy...


41 posted on 08/21/2012 10:57:03 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Uncle Slayton

Now damage control will be needed for this loose cannon who has decided to stay in. The Missouri seat is gone.Now to figure out how to keep the damage contained locally and prevent the national DNC from raising national campaign contributions quoting this idiot in their campaign contribution solicitation e mails for the next 10 weeks.


42 posted on 08/21/2012 10:57:03 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: fifedom

I’m leery of anybody that Tax Hike Mike endorses. Huckaphony isn’t a conservative. He just plays one on TV.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 10:57:44 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Truth29

They need to freeze him out at this point. He’s being a selfish jerk. He has NO funding other than the left-wing groups who are thrilled to see him stay in, the NRSC has pulled all funding, as have American Crossroad’s and other PAC’s, he’s not going anywhere. This is absolute foolishness on his part, he’ll cost the GOP the Senate and hurt them in several other races because of his idiocy...just to prove a point.


45 posted on 08/21/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: wyowolf
Exactly. What a jerk. He cares more about his political aspirations than the country.

Now McCaskill is going to skate to re-election. The Rats won't even have to fight for it so they can spend that money elsewhere. Thanks a lot Akin!

46 posted on 08/21/2012 10:58:43 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: randita

Let’s see what he does.

The winning act is to go on the attack quickly and that’s what I think he’ll do.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 10:59:01 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: lodi90; P-Marlowe
nobody could be this dumb

Which senatorial candidate said the following? Which is worse? Was he forced to resign?

In his 1992 Senate bid, ____ was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, ______, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, ____ playfully twirled _____'s hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." _____'s face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." ____'s excuse was that it had been a long day.

48 posted on 08/21/2012 10:59:30 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Breto

If we can’t get the house and senate because of one mistake like this then we don’t deserve the house and senate.

I want him to pull out so there is one less ridiculous distraction but people are exggerating the impact of all this.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 10:59:36 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: PLD

I love the guy. He was scientifically right on trauma shutting down ovulation. What are we saying here. If its rape as nebulously defined by a feminazi then we can kill the child? Give me a break.Why so many republicans run from a fight makes me wonder if we can win. HE WILL BEAT CLAIR MCASKILL!!! He apologized for the word “ legitimate” MOVE ON!!!


50 posted on 08/21/2012 10:59:44 AM PDT by marygonzo
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