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Akin Must Pull Out!
Dick Morris.com ^ | August 21,2012 | Dick Morris

Posted on 08/21/2012 11:21:46 AM PDT by Hojczyk

The Republican Party threw away a Senate seat in Delaware in 2010 when it nominated Christine O’Donnell for the Senate. Her comments about witchcraft made her unelectable. Now, with the balance of power in the Senate — and the fate of America — dependent on our ability to win the Senate this year, Missouri Republican candidate Todd Akin (who just narrowly won his primary with 36% of the vote in a three way race) has similarly disqualified himself with his absurd contention that pregnancy after rape is “rare” because, somehow, women’s bodies “shut it down” in cases of “legitimate rape.”

Apart from the ridiculous nature of his contention and his insensitivity in making it public, lies the fact that Claire McCaskill will make hay of it and likely get re-elected because of it. Her seat was very vulnerable before Akin spouted off. She was trailing Akin by nine points, the largest margin of Republican lead over a Democratic incumbent Senator in the country.

Akin must not throw away this seat in a monumental act of ego. He has until 5 PM on Tuesday (today) to withdraw. If he does so, likely Sarah Steelman, who narrowly lost to him, will be the nominee. Sarah, endorsed by Sarah Palin, could beat McCaskill woman-against-woman and we could survive Akin’s remarks.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; backstabberakin; egomanicalakin

1 posted on 08/21/2012 11:21:48 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

If he doesn’t go voluntarily, he will have to be taken out by the party. Surely there is someone who has enough on him to make him leave. DUI? Mistress? Something? Anything?


2 posted on 08/21/2012 11:24:30 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Hojczyk
Akin should pull out WHEN Bubba Klintoon keynote speaker at the RAT convention and RAPIST, pulls out. How about the buffoon 'Chains' Biden pulling out?
Hang tough and dump the RINOS and e-GOP who constantly turn the GOP into a circular firing squad. I see over and over why I left the GOP in 2006.
3 posted on 08/21/2012 11:24:54 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Hojczyk

The gop-e has already stuck their nose where is didn’t belong. They forced romney on us by helping him cheat, lie and steal the primary. They lost voters like me with their tactics; are they going for broke and trying to push out ALL true conservatives? My Missouri friends are hot at what the gop-e is trying to do. Morris, Rove, Jeb Bush and his dad, Drudge, Beck, Coulter, Faux News, Hume.....are starting to act like the dictator, Obama, they complain about. They need to back off or they will lose even more conservatives.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 11:25:31 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Hojczyk

I had know idea that this candidate was the result from a rare Palin-Tea Party loss.

Now they are vidicated.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 11:25:37 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Hojczyk

“Akin Must Pull Out!”

Ah, yes. Now I understand. That’s what Klintoon should have done, huh?


6 posted on 08/21/2012 11:27:10 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: Hojczyk

At least he doesn’t believe Guam can tip over.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 11:27:55 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Hojczyk

Had a good chuckle over the headline. Sometimes I’m still a twelve year old.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT by diplomatic_immunity
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To: cicero2k

I agree!


9 posted on 08/21/2012 11:30:08 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Thanks for all responses, and flames, in advance.)
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To: Hojczyk

Romney has said worse things about abortion, repeatedly and wihout apology.

Just incase anyone still cared.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 11:30:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: Hojczyk

.....wonder how much the rats are paying him to stay in?


11 posted on 08/21/2012 11:33:04 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hojczyk

excellent article on how Akin’s moronic statement has hurt his fellow pro-lifers.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/08/21/akins-crime-against-pro-lifers/


12 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:16 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

Yeah, due to his stupid statements, the well has been poisoned on the question of abortion in rape cases, probably for months, maybe even a year. And that’s assuming that he doesn’t continue to be be a gaffe-machine until the elections.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Doogle

The GOP in D.C. should have just shut up..they made it worse...should be
up to the GOP in Missouri...hoof and mouth disease only the GOP gets in trouble...for the RATS it is a badge of courage go figure


14 posted on 08/21/2012 11:39:20 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Scotswife

All this guy did was parrot the same things the bed wetters have been saying.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Hojczyk

He won’t go. Just another power grabbing, out for himself pol. Business is business. And Akin’s business is to hand Obama another 4 years. Make no mistake...it’s now Obama vs. THE BIGGGEST BUFFOON IN THE COUNTRY. Guess who wins? Wonder how that will play in church Sunday morning? Ugh!!!


16 posted on 08/21/2012 11:42:03 AM PDT by tbg681
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To: Doogle

I have heard he only won through Dem crossover votes in the open primary. And $2 million that the Dems put into his primary campaign.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Hojczyk

Well, I wanted George Allen and Trent Lott to fight back, when they were under fire. They wimped out, in an embarrassingly pathetic manner. I stood by Christine O’Donnell, an admittedly weak candidate with some very distinct flaws, but shouldn’t have been trashed by the GOP-E like she was. I stood by Sharon Angle, a better candidate, whom I still believe gets unfairly maligned.

Harder for me to stand by this Akin guy. His comment was just horrid. It made my skin crawl. Even though I’m pro-life and very much a social conservative, and I ‘think’ I get what he was trying to say. But it was a grotesque, terminal failure in the communication department, which somehow even managed to offend my own sensibilities. I have a feeling he’ll do it again. In fact, with McCaskill’s campaign having spent $1.5 to $2 million just to help prop him up as the candidate she most desired, I have a notion the Dems probably have older video footage of Akin in their hands, saying some other similar goofball stuff. All ready to be put in commercials.

Bad, bad situation. He’s now the “GOP Rape Guy,” and the media is tying him with Paul Ryan, who will undoubtedly be dubbed the “Other GOP Rape Guy.” The whole Dem Convention will probably be railing against “the GOP and Rape.” The whole thing brings back memories of 2006, but on steroids.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 11:49:30 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Cheerio
Akin will not go voluntarily. He will be forced to drop out of the campaign sometime in the near future after his funds dry up (he no longer has financial support from the GOP).

The bad part of it is that it will be too late to replace him. The democrats will, by default, win the seat.

19 posted on 08/21/2012 11:50:08 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: diplomatic_immunity
Akin Must Pull Out!

Had a good chuckle over the headline. Sometimes I’m still a twelve year old.

In response to the headline; it's too bad his father didn't.

20 posted on 08/21/2012 11:53:19 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Linda Frances
My Missouri friends are hot at what the gop-e is trying to do.

Is that right? So your Missouri friends are all hot and bothered about the GOP-E, but apparently not concerned that ole' Claire McCaskill and the Missouri Democratic party funneled about 2 million bucks in to the GOP primary in order to help Akin win.

The Democrats knew this guy would implode, so they went all out to support him in our primaries. And when Akin blew up his campaign with a day or two left to replace him, the Democratic polling firm PPP ran a push poll with an R+9 sample (probably the only R+ sample PPP has ever found) to show Akin was still up by 1.

Maybe you should tell your friends who are all bothered by the GOP-E to take a closer look at the candidates they support and maybe ask themselves why the Democratic Party is pouring money in to support them. Akin is a disaster and he is going to lose. It isn't just the GOP-E who wants him out before it is too late, it's pretty much everyone with a lick of sense.

21 posted on 08/21/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Hojczyk

That’s what they said about Weiner.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 11:53:57 AM PDT by Freedom4Life (The 2nd Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Exactly - people are putting egos ahead of the fact that we HAVE to repeal Obamacare.

People are busy pointing to a gazillion examples of dirty deeds done by democrats - and they are right.

But again...we have to defeat Obamacare.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 11:55:29 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Hojczyk

Still harping on Christine O’Donnell. O’Donnell performed a great public service: she prevented Mike Castle from becoming a senator. For that, we thank her.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 11:55:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: greene66

As a pro-lifer - I am angry that now “we” are seen as being a bunch of ignorant-of-basic-biology knuckledraggers.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 11:59:52 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Hojczyk
The Republican Party threw away a Senate seat in Delaware in 2010 when it nominated Christine O’Donnell for the Senate.

Christine O'Donnell got rid of RINO Mike Castle. She may have lost the seat but... she got rid of Mike Castle!

Thank you, Christine!

Bite me, Dick!

26 posted on 08/21/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: cotton1706
she prevented Mike Castle from becoming a senator.

Like

27 posted on 08/21/2012 12:04:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Hojczyk

It befuddles me how the fear of one old Clair snake can stampede those spineless pachyderms.

The Dems would have rallies around one of theirs and attacked the other side for being responsible for the misstatement. But, true to form the GOP wants purity and stampedes.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 12:05:24 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Romney has said worse things about abortion, repeatedly and wihout apology.
Just incase anyone still cared.


Betcha whatever Mitt said about abortion was, at the very least, anatomically correct.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 12:11:05 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Linda Frances
You're a liar. An out and out liar.

You cut and paste the same comments on different threads.

The Missouri GOP is not mad at who you say they are. I have a history with the GOP in MO (where I am from) going back over a decade. My friends are currently working their on campaigns, and what you are saying, is a lie.

30 posted on 08/21/2012 12:13:28 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: cotton1706
"Still harping on Christine O’Donnell. O’Donnell performed a great public service: she prevented Mike Castle from becoming a senator. For that, we thank her."

Christine O'Donnell was an idiot that was not properly vetted by the TEA Party. They got behind her because she said the right things, but never really checked into her background. As for your contention above, I'm sorry, but I can not see how electing a democrat to the senate instead of someone who would have voted against Obamacare and helped keep a filubuster alive, is a great service. There are so many "conservatives" on Free Republic that seem to think its better to have a Obama or some other leftwing looneytune in office than someone who doesn't meet their personal definition of conservative. I'll never understand that mentality.

31 posted on 08/21/2012 12:20:49 PM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Steamburg
The Dems would have rallies around one of theirs and attacked the other side for being responsible for the misstatement.

Misstatement? It was an accurate window into his blatant ignorance.

32 posted on 08/21/2012 12:32:23 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: RayBob

“but I can not see how electing a democrat to the senate instead of someone who would have voted against Obamacare and helped keep a filubuster alive, is a great service.”

Because Castle was a democrat too, whatever he called himself. There’s now a democrat in the seat we can be against instead of a democrat we have to defend. He would have turned as surely as Jim Jeffords and Arlen Specter did.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 12:47:33 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Why should anyone care what Dick Morris has to say?

Remember Dick Morris?
Political Consultant in Arkansas & D.C.?
BFF with Bubba & Hillary?

Dick Morris?
The man who denied (later admitted) paying a prostitute to suck her toes?


34 posted on 08/21/2012 12:58:44 PM PDT by delcopatriot (Defeat Obamatollah and his czars!)
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To: Hojczyk

Its like doing an ad that say “I do not beat my wife, truly!”


35 posted on 08/21/2012 12:59:27 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Doogle

Re: .wonder how much the rats are paying him to stay in?

Check his bank account/ then you will know OIF vet


36 posted on 08/21/2012 1:14:30 PM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: Scotswife

Yes, he has hurt pro-lifers, especially those who seek public office. The voters cannot be sure whether or not they view their candidacies as ordained by God and divined by Providence. So they view themselves as exempt from the consequences of their words and actions. They’re on a “mission from God” and that’s all there is to it. Everybody else can just get lost.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 1:18:11 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Hojczyk

“The Republican Party threw away a Senate seat in Delaware in 2010 when it nominated Christine O’Donnell for the Senate. Her comments about witchcraft made her unelectable.”

Lots of freepers were unfortunately too blind to see that, as well.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: cotton1706

And if the RINOs in DE had not voted for the self-avowed Marxist, COD would be a Senator today. Hope the RINOs are happy with their choice.

It’ll make it that much easier to F themselves when they ask me to hold my nose in November.


39 posted on 08/21/2012 1:33:17 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: randita

That’s an interesting take on it.

I’ve always thought many men really do think women’s internal organs are a mystery that they do not care to learn about.

And that isn’t, in itself, necessarily a terrible thing.

It IS a terrible thing if you allow it to trip you up so badly that you endanger the entire country with this thing called Obamacare.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: sam_paine

Misstatement, insanely ignorant and bullheaded it’s is of no consequence. for the Democrats all that counts is a reliable vote for the party. For example, Patty Murray, is a name that pretty much explains it. Unless you want to talk about other little things like criminal behavior, then the list expands.

Akin will always be a sow’s ear. What disturbs me is how easily the pachyderms stampede.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 4:23:31 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Hojczyk
The GOP in D.C. should have just shut up..they made it worse...should be up to the GOP in Missouri...hoof and mouth disease only the GOP gets in trouble...for the RATS it is a badge of courage go figure

It made international news. The president of the United States commented on it. The GOP in DC had every right to comment particularly since Akn was counting on them to fund his election. The only one who should shut up is Akin but his ego won't allow it.

42 posted on 08/21/2012 4:36:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 76 days away.)
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To: newzjunkey

Anyone deserves a chance to try and rehabilitate his campaign after an innocent mistake. I would say any candidate who can’t get ahead in the polls should consider dropping out before an election for the good of the party. That goes for Romney as well. Let’s see if Akin’s poll numbers hold up or if he bounces back from any dips in the next few weeks. Let’s also rally around and support all our Republican candidates like FR has recently done for Romney. Go team, right?


43 posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:11 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Hojczyk

Not only is Todd Akin not pulling out, he apparently doesn’t even have the common courtesy to offer the party a reacharound.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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