Skip to comments.Mark Levin goes nuclear, says Todd Akin chose himself over the country (Audio)
Posted on 08/21/2012 5:38:35 PM PDT by nhwingut
Mark Levin is clearly not happy with Akins decision, saying that he put himself over that of the country at a time when we are trying to win the Senate with the country at stake. And how we have to try and win the Senate with a weaker, wounded candidate who did it to himself.
But at the end of the day Levin says we still have to fight to beat McCaskill and if its with Akin, then so be it we must support him.
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Sounds like he has it about right once again.
“....he put himself over that of the country at a time when we are trying to win the Senate with the country at stake.”
Duh. Can anyone think of ONE congresscritter who would put the country ahead of his own interests?
Levin, as usual, is on the money.
I predict a 50 point loss if Akin stays on the ballot.
its time we just go behind a write in candidate and support that person and put pub support money and endorsements behind the candidate, (Palin’s pick, of course) and ignore akin completely.
show some unity and balls.
push the point that akin was selected by the rat incumbent and spent money to insure his candidacy.
pubs need to get a grip on how to handle it.
Levin is now giving Priebus the business about supporting Akin since he is staying in. Telling the RNC Chairman you don’t concede that Missouri Senate seat.
I listen to Levin all the time, but on this one, he has drank the hand-wringer’s Kool-Aid. It’s hilarious to hear him yelling and screaming about Akin, and in the same breath saying he’d vote for him and he supports him. And I love how every Republican media media member is an expert on female physiology, and know exactly what is and what isn’t.
Isn’t it obvious that Akin is a plant?
I heard the first five minutes . . . had picked up my 15 yr. old DS and he always wants to change the radio station and today he said I really shouldn’t hear that (I think there was a cuss word or two) and said NOPE I wanna every second as I’m very angry too. And then tried to explain how Akin was only thinking of himself and not the country.
Levin knows the Constitution, no doubt about that. His mistake is in placing it above the Declaration, which argues that the duty of any form of government is to secure the right to life.
The Constitution, then, is merely a means to an end. Levin here is revering the means at the expense of the end.
Aiken is a strong candidate will win this race by a mile and will be a strong advocate for Life and the face of the Pro Life Movement in Washington.
Levin has now told the RNC to better support Akin in his Senate bid.
Mark won't go so far as to suggest dumping candidates who play games with primary election rules though.
Wouldn't be prudent.
Still, great to hear he's come over to MY SIDE in this debate. When the primary results interfere with proper accounting for party coalition factions, you have to ignore them. This guy was a bad actor from the start. We have others.
“And I love how every Republican media media member is an expert on female physiology, and know exactly what is and what isnt”
So Akin is? Other people are disagreeing with what Akin said because they’re not stupid, and its been pointed out ad nauseum just how wrong he was. He made about as dumb a statement as he possibly could have when he stated that “women’s bodies can shut the whole thing down” in reference to pregnancy as if rapist’s sperm is any different from regular sperm.
really? i will have to look that up. thanks,
Mark is right on in that we must help Akin win the Senate. See Free Republic comments by Rebecca Kiessling for a thoughtful and convincing discussion about Akin's unfortunate choice of words, and, perhaps, put the controversy into perspective. The arguments on both sides of the aisle are shallow and emotional.
Support him? Like, make excuses for him? Or explain what he meant? Or site the Chinamouse theory? Not from these lips.
Actually, Akin is right. Though he has apologised for his statement, statistics bear his assertion out. You have to pick your arguments and what you base your decisions on...
Levin interviewing Priebus was about 45 minutes into his third hour on his radio show.
Akin and Huckabee -
As innocent as serpents, as cunning as doves
I gave Levin too much credit, by posting before listening to the clip.
He’s not a bit concerned with what the Declaration says about the right to life.
Not without the Democrats who backed him early on.
No, has nothing to do with the sperm, has to do with chemical reactions in the body when a body is being harmed.
This is the exact sort of ignorance that Akin was preaching. There’s no magic “chemical reaction”, if a woman is ovulating and she gets raped, if the rapist ejaculates inside her and the sperm reaches the egg, boom, you have pregnancy just as you would at any other time.
Nothing ultra-mysterious or complicated about it.
Levin lost me long ago when he starting attacking Birthers/Obama Eligibility people. Not really surprised that he has joined the other Pro-Aborts in attacking Akin
And, lets get real...the real reason Akin is being pushed out is that he is unabashedly pro-life...and we are now learning a lot of talk-radio is not
I asked that within hours of his macca moment
what are rambling on about.
levin is right.
this stooge is a classless , power hungry nut.
This entire episode has jaded me. From Obama to Levin to Cornyn to Romney to Gateway Pundit to (apparently) most FR posters: My verdict is BBs for balls — chickensh$t turncoats.
We whine day and night for elected officials who will vote their principles. Well Akin is one whose actual Congressional voting record is IMPECCABLY pro-life, and.... how loyal are we?
Well, he utters one stupid sound-bite — not maliciously, not angrily, simply stupidly — and we throw this loyal pro-lifer under the bus.
The hysterical, whining, hand-wringing I have heard and read is risible — Romney may LOSE! The Dems may keep the Senate! and so on.
I have news for you: Romney may lose and the Dems may keep the Senate regardless because the Pubs and so-called “conservatives” have shown that they dance to the Liberal media tune like good marionettes!
Anyone besides me notice that “conservative” Senator John Cornyn, head of the NRSC jumped onto the anti-Akin bandwagon shortly after Liberal Mass RINO Sen Scott Brown denounced Akin?
I am sick of Cornyn’s portraying himself as a conservative. Look at the track record of the NRSC under his tenure.
Mr Cornyn: You need to be primaried, Mr inside-the-beltway, chicksh&t, faux conservative. May another Ted Cruz rise up to take your place.
If the NRSC calls me for money, I will say “no thanks; I am giving directly to Mr Akin!”
My prediction — and my prayer: Akin wins in November.
Larry Kudlow said that the GOP could run a well-known candidate as an indepedent and win the race the way Joe Lieberman won in Connecticut. His guest, Jennifer Rubin, I think said that the actual final date for changing the line-up for the election is Sept. 21, not Aug. 21. She thinks after the funding dries up, Akin might wake up and realize he can’t win.
Wrong. Stress alone can terminate a pregnancy. The woman's body is a hormonal engine with an emotional "electronic ignition". Emotions alone can affect all sorts of chemical changes in a woman's body. Life is very delicate...
Yes, Let us obey are Liberal masters and dump Akin. Some of you don’t have a testicle between you. God help us!
Take a look at this article. What Akin said isn’t unheard of. Do those who detract from Dr. Wilke really sound like they’ve really looked into the matter? They sound like they are just dismissing it out of hand, like most GOP Media outlets. Rush Limbaugh even thinks he is a sociologist and opines that the reason Akin said what he said is because to talks to a lot of like minded people. In other words, he doesn’t get out much.
Yes, Let us obey our Liberal masters and dump Akin. Some of you don’t have a testicle between you. God help us!
I don’t know what “statistics” bear out Akin’s statement.
But I do know that the reaction against him was immediate,
and total, from the current Republican “establishment” whose overwhelming concern now is to win the upcoming election.
Akin is a fundamentalist on this issue, regardless of how well he can pass himself off as someone who “misspoke”, but the fact remains, that he played right into the Republican “war against women” the Dems are currently promoting, and is doing nothing to explain how he’s not guilty of that. Akin is like Rick Santorum, and I thought the process got rid of Rick Santorum, there being some good and obvious reasons he didn’t win the R nomination. Akin, like Santorum, is one of those people who in effect would choose to FORCE victims of rape and incest to keep and bear an unwanted child, a child who was the result of NO choice of her part, and that is just plain BIG GOVERNMENT WRONG. Slice it and dice it any way you want, these Fundamentalists are the idiot enforcers of the WRONG side of the Pro-Life argument. And I say that as someone who is ardently pro-Life. We should pick our battles , and be able to recognize that when someone as much of a liability as Akin comes along, and provides the Left with so much red meat at so crucial a time, he should GO, and we should explain just WHY he must GO. This is not a matter of sticking with someone who is “principled”, it’s a matter of rejecting someone who is too stupid and heedless not to know
the nuances of this whole pro life argument and issue, and not to recognize how we should pick our battles.
Note that Akin didn’t say that women who are raped NEVER get pregnant, he said they rarely do. What if he said he thought there was a link to abortion and breast cancer?
<>Other people are disagreeing with what Akin said because theyre not stupid, and its been pointed out ad nauseum just how wrong he was. He made about as dumb a statement as he possibly could have when he stated that womens bodies can shut the whole thing down in reference to pregnancy as if rapists sperm is any different from regular sperm.<>
Yeh — a lot of people making that mistake these days including the science and health writer here:
Could be he's simply ignant, but more likely Preibus is interested only in his buddy Romney and doesn't care what happens to the party down ticket.
I"d say his mistakes of omission and commission are of serious enough nature we should be dumping him and having the National Committee pick a new Chairman.
Everyone needs to remember the focus needs to be on McCaskill.
Yes, Let us obey our Liberal masters and dump Akin. Some of you don’t have a testicle between you. God help us!
There is also the Missouri Libertarian candidate. Conservatives and Libertarians may not see eye-to-eye on a lot of things, but on the most critical matters coming up, like Obamacare and such, he could probably be considered to be a reliable vote. In 2010, the Libertarian senate candidate took 3 percent of the vote.
Well he's sure doing a mighty good imitation of one.