Skip to comments.Akin Must Pull Out!
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 ODonnell 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, womens 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 Akins remarks.
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?
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.
I had know idea that this candidate was the result from a rare Palin-Tea Party loss.
Now they are vidicated.
“Akin Must Pull Out!”
Ah, yes. Now I understand. That’s what Klintoon should have done, huh?
At least he doesn’t believe Guam can tip over.
Had a good chuckle over the headline. Sometimes I’m still a twelve year old.
Romney has said worse things about abortion, repeatedly and wihout apology.
Just incase anyone still cared.
.....wonder how much the rats are paying him to stay in?
excellent article on how Akin’s moronic statement has hurt his fellow pro-lifers.
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.
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
All this guy did was parrot the same things the bed wetters have been saying.
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!!!
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.
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.
The bad part of it is that it will be too late to replace him. The democrats will, by default, win the seat.
Had a good chuckle over the headline. Sometimes Im still a twelve year old.
In response to the headline; it's too bad his father didn't.
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.
That’s what they said about Weiner.
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.
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.
As a pro-lifer - I am angry that now “we” are seen as being a bunch of ignorant-of-basic-biology knuckledraggers.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Misstatement? It was an accurate window into his blatant ignorance.
“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.
Why should anyone care what Dick Morris has to say?
Remember Dick Morris?
Political Consultant in Arkansas & D.C.?
BFF with Bubba & Hillary?
The man who denied (later admitted) paying a prostitute to suck her toes?
Its like doing an ad that say “I do not beat my wife, truly!”
Re: .wonder how much the rats are paying him to stay in?
Check his bank account/ then you will know OIF vet
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.
“The Republican Party threw away a Senate seat in Delaware in 2010 when it nominated Christine ODonnell for the Senate. Her comments about witchcraft made her unelectable.”
Lots of freepers were unfortunately too blind to see that, as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Not only is Todd Akin not pulling out, he apparently doesn’t even have the common courtesy to offer the party a reacharound.