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Mark Levin goes nuclear, says Todd Akin chose himself over the country (Audio)
The Right Scoop ^ | 08/21/2012 | Staff

Posted on 08/21/2012 5:38:35 PM PDT by nhwingut

Mark Levin is clearly not happy with Akin’s 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 it’s with Akin, then so be it – we must support him.

Listen below:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; akin; levin; rape
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1 posted on 08/21/2012 5:38:45 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Sounds like he has it about right once again.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 5:41:26 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: nhwingut

“....he put himself over that of the country at a time when we are trying to win the Senate with the country at stake.”

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Duh. Can anyone think of ONE congresscritter who would put the country ahead of his own interests?


3 posted on 08/21/2012 5:43:24 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: nhwingut

Levin, as usual, is on the money.

I predict a 50 point loss if Akin stays on the ballot.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 5:44:42 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: nhwingut

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.

blessings, bobo


5 posted on 08/21/2012 5:45:11 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: nhwingut

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.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 5:46:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: samadams2000

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.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 5:47:46 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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8 posted on 08/21/2012 5:48:22 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nhwingut

Isn’t it obvious that Akin is a plant?


9 posted on 08/21/2012 5:48:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: nhwingut

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.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 5:48:58 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: nhwingut

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.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 5:49:21 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: nhwingut

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.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: bobo1
show some unity and balls.

Levin has now told the RNC to better support Akin in his Senate bid.

13 posted on 08/21/2012 5:52:45 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: samadams2000
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921290/posts McCaskill says she wants him as her opponent.

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.

14 posted on 08/21/2012 5:55:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nhwingut

100% correct.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 5:57:25 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Windy City Conservative

“And I love how every Republican media media member is an expert on female physiology, and know exactly what is and what isn’t”

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.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 5:58:24 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Red Steel

really? i will have to look that up. thanks,

blessings, bobo


17 posted on 08/21/2012 5:58:25 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: nhwingut
Mark Levin is clearly not happy with Akin’s 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.

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.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921259/posts

18 posted on 08/21/2012 5:58:37 PM PDT by olezip
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To: nhwingut

Support him? Like, make excuses for him? Or explain what he meant? Or site the Chinamouse theory? Not from these lips.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 6:02:20 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Windy City Conservative
I listen to Levin all the time, but on this one, he has drank the hand-wringer’s Kool-Aid.

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...

20 posted on 08/21/2012 6:02:46 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: bobo1

Levin interviewing Priebus was about 45 minutes into his third hour on his radio show.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 6:03:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: nhwingut

Akin and Huckabee -

As innocent as serpents, as cunning as doves

(Sigh...)


22 posted on 08/21/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: LearsFool

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.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 6:04:44 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: nhwingut
It's way past time to tell the DNCp and GOPe to FO.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 6:05:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Slayton

Not without the Democrats who backed him early on.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 6:05:22 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: PhxTM06

No, has nothing to do with the sperm, has to do with chemical reactions in the body when a body is being harmed.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 6:06:17 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Windy City Conservative

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.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 6:08:38 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Windy City Conservative

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


28 posted on 08/21/2012 6:09:11 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: Steely Tom
Isn’t it obvious that Akin is a plant?

I asked that within hours of his macca moment

29 posted on 08/21/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: bobo1
Levin wants the RNC to back Akin 100% as long as all other options are exhausted...and as of right now, they aren't. There is still a possibility of forcing Akin out before Sept 25th.
30 posted on 08/21/2012 6:11:52 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Uncle Slayton
the fool is a nut job .
a delusional fool who care only about his privilege life in DC.
the guy is either senile or crazy.
he was on the hannity show and was a nutty rambling mess.
31 posted on 08/21/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: nhwingut
Mark Levin is a creepy little sh** with a whiny voice that got his start by calling in on the Hannity show. Right or wrong Levin's opinion, to me, is totally irrelevant. He, like Hannity is a mental midget.
32 posted on 08/21/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Steely Tom
Isn't it obvious that Akin is a plant?

No.

33 posted on 08/21/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: LearsFool

what are rambling on about.
levin is right.
this stooge is a classless , power hungry nut.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: nhwingut

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.

Deo Volonte!


35 posted on 08/21/2012 6:21:20 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: nhwingut

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.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 6:21:36 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: PhxTM06
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.

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...

37 posted on 08/21/2012 6:21:47 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: nhwingut

Yes, Let us obey are Liberal masters and dump Akin. Some of you don’t have a testicle between you. God help us!


38 posted on 08/21/2012 6:24:04 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: PhxTM06

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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/us/politics/rape-assertions-are-dismissed-by-health-experts.html?_r=2


39 posted on 08/21/2012 6:24:04 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: nhwingut

Yes, Let us obey our Liberal masters and dump Akin. Some of you don’t have a testicle between you. God help us!


40 posted on 08/21/2012 6:24:14 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: Red Steel
did you hear that moron on Hannity today ?
he is a delusional nut and a liar.
he had the nerve to peddle that push poll by PPP as an excuse to stay in the race.
Hannity told him the poll was slanted and the clown
was left speechless.
41 posted on 08/21/2012 6:24:51 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Antoninus II
Stress can terminate a pregnancy, definitely, it does nothing to prevent one. There is absolutely ZERO scientific proof of any kind that a woman who is ovulating and ends up getting raped, has any sort of magical "protection" against pregnancy.

Statistically, miscarriages increase slightly percentage-wise in pregnancies that were due to rape, but not a tremendous difference over the norm(15-20% vs 10-20%)

“If a woman’s ovaries have already released an egg, she’s just as likely to get pregnant from a rape as she would be from a voluntary encounter,” Dr. Barbara Levy, vice president for health policy at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, told NBC News. “From the biological standpoint, a woman is at risk for pregnancy if she’s at a vulnerable point in her menstrual cycle when the rape occurs.”

42 posted on 08/21/2012 6:26:17 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Antoninus II

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.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Antoninus II

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?


44 posted on 08/21/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: PhxTM06

<>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.<>

Yeh — a lot of people making that mistake these days including the science and health writer here:

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-08/rape-results-more-pregnancies-not-less


45 posted on 08/21/2012 6:27:15 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Red Steel
Preibus is directly responsible for much of the problem with all sorts of primaries, and here he's directly responsible for failing to make sure new Senatorial candidates had some advisors on hand to tell them to NOT grant interviews with MSM hard core Democrats.

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.

46 posted on 08/21/2012 6:27:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nhwingut

Everyone needs to remember the focus needs to be on McCaskill.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT by Perkalong
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To: nhwingut

Yes, Let us obey our Liberal masters and dump Akin. Some of you don’t have a testicle between you. God help us!


48 posted on 08/21/2012 6:28:03 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: bobo1

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.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 6:28:02 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: Delhi Rebels
"Isn't it obvious that Akin is a plant?"

"No."

Well he's sure doing a mighty good imitation of one.

50 posted on 08/21/2012 6:28:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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