Skip to comments.Mark Levin erupts over Akin controversy (Audio)
Posted on 08/22/2012 11:32:39 AM PDT by Rufus2007
Republican Rep. Todd Akin decision to continue his campaign against Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill wasnt well received by many on the right, and perhaps one of the most exasperated reactions came from conservative talker Mark Levin.
Levin, the author of Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, wanted his listeners to realize that there was more at stake to the race than just Todd Akin.
Now I want you to step back, which is hard to do with these emotional things step back, Levin said. In any other walk of life, if you can excuse something that is really stupid and insensitive youll go ahead and do it. But if the future of your business is at stake, if the future of a military operation is at stake, if the future of your country is potentially at stake you dont take the risk. You just dont because the country is too important. Your children and grandchildren are too important.
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But for better or for worse, we're stuck with this guy.
Okay Republicans who think this way, then don’t come to me and lament Democrats who stand behind their jackasses like Reid, Pelosi, Biden, or Obama.
If we’re going to stand behind our idiots, don’t bother coming here to complain when the Democrats do it.
This double standard drives me crazy. Are we better than the Democrats or not? We continually say we are, and then we adopt their traits.
Then our leaders espouse this tactic, and we slap them on the back and call them wise.
There’s nothing wise about tolerating a man this foolish.
Mark is wrong but then again he was soft on the FRC shooting too. Is this the new Romney GOP? When someone shoots themselves in the foot you don’t start shooting at them. The people squarely to blame for blowing this out of proportion is the GOP leadership which if they were putting the party first would resign and let someone better and more focused take us into NOV. The same crowd who was pushing Romney at any cost were the ones that started this disgusting pile on. Some of us will not forget.
Mark ended the hour encouraging his listeners to donate the maximum amount allowed by law if Akin decided to stay in the race.
You think what Akin said is being blown out of proportion????
I'm beginning to think all politicians are pieces of dirt. I used to think only 90% of them were.
There is nothing wise or principled in nominating a person who can not get elected. Examples:
Joe Miller in AK
Hoffman in NY-23
Sharron Angle in NV
Christine O’Donell in DE
Buck in CO
JD Hayworth in AZ
George Allen in VA
All folks above are good conservatives, pro-lifers, and decent people. But they all lost because they are lousy
politicians. Nominating has cost us seats in congress and
dumping of Obamacare on the country. We do not need to add
Mr Akin to that list.
GOP can go to court and have him removed. It is never too
late. Sarah Palin is talking about a 3rd party run in MO
to defeat McCaskill.
If Mitt's demand to drop out isn't self-immolation by pubbies, it represents continuing GOP-E efforts to knock off conservatives. The GOP-E is happy to accept crumbs off the rat table. We are not.
or, "let some of these other guys who are demanding I step aside, be the first to take the plunge, give away their spot because they put their foot in their mouth and said something out of character or made a total mistake, give up your spot, then come and tell me to do the same, you did!"
Yes, he put the hammer down, the hammer of God. If America is not willing to stand up for a pro-life government, then the hammer of God will come down and next year is the 40th anniversary of Roe.
C’est La Vie! There is nothing, absolutely nothing new under the sun and God hates child sacrifice and immorality. So vote for romney and expect the consequences because it is what America wants, prosperity at the cost of innocent lives and depravity.
I’m beginning to suspect this Akin is on the take.
Our nation's economic survival stands on a precipice.
We need the Senate or Obamacare stands.
No margin for error - this is literally our last shot to save the country from a socialist program that will destroy the economy.
Heard this guy talking on Hannity and he is either a blundering fool or a willing democrat tool.
People are confusing a lack of support for this guy with a lack of loyalty. He's the one who displays a lack of loyalty to this country and our future by putting the Senate at risk.
Good grief. They're as distracted by this as the Dems would like them to be.
The absolute minimum job requirement for a politician is winning an election. If you can't win an election, said person is politically worthless. There are lots of nice, principled, politically worthless people. It is stupid to nominate those people. If you've done so in error, it is important to fire said person and undue the damage.
The people that argue otherwise simply have no grasp on political realities. Maybe a sports analogy will work for the hard heads among us? Keeping Akin around for this Senate race would be like continuing to start a QB with a broken leg. Much as you may like said QB, much as he has been a loyal employee all these years, the guy now has a broken leg and can't get the job done. He no longer meets the minimum requirements for the job. Therefore you wish said QB well and bench them.
Yes, they can. And they can then put whoever they like in his place. Since the leadership will be picking the individual, you can bet it will be someone on good speaking terms with the establishment.
Sarah Palin is talking about a 3rd party run in MO to defeat McCaskill.
I don't think that would be successful. Sarah's endorsement for a 3rd party candidate may not be as powerful as some would like to think. It sure didn't help Steelman.
Levin is nothing but a 2-bit drama queen on this as is Malkin, Hannity, Romney, etal. This moaning and bitching shows these small minded pricks for what they are!
Cest La Vie! There is nothing, absolutely nothing new under the sun and God hates child sacrifice and immorality. So vote for romney and expect the consequences because it is what America wants, prosperity at the cost of innocent lives and depravity.People are showing their true colors. But, by Todd sticking with the race, it gives anti-Akins the opportunity to reverse and get back on support for him. I hope they do.
“The absolute minimum job requirement for a politician is winning an election.”
Huh? A pol must know the outcome of an election before the election? Thanks, Plato.
Akin’s biggest mistake was not realizing that the republican party is full of a bunch of back stabbing, bed wetting, hand wringing, nancy boy, hypocrites. Now he knows. If he wins he should make them come crawling back to him on hands and knees. They won’t mind, their use to being on their hands and knees.
I agree...when the head of the party consist of unprincipled coward such as Romney and Co. there will be no one to cover the backsides of any lesser officeholder. You can bet that the RINOs will blame any losses on the Conservative Candidates!
No, but they must have a realistic chance to win. Akin no longer has that, therefore he needs to go. Simple as that. There is no use in sticking with a candidate who can't get elected when there is still avenues to replace him. There are plenty of other quality, pro-life candidates that can run instead of Akin and give us a realistic chance of taking this senate seat.
Very well said! I could’nt say it any better than your post.
Please see post # 19 in this thread.
“The Unknown Comic”
Everyone needs to wake up......this is all smoke & mirrors! Start talking about Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) record! Bring the progressive/leftist actions to the top of the stack. Pro choice/pro-life/medicare/SS all detract from the the real issues that our country is going down the drain (financially).
Just today on the news (radio) the announcer stated that folks are (because of a poll) are saying the economy is improving. WHERE? Polls are so misguided and the questions asked are very misleading resulting in the DESIRED response, or they lie about the actual results for political effect.
Toricelli in New Jersey.
Anthony Weiner, Brooklyn.
I agree with you on every count. That willing Democrat tool seemed obvious to me as well.
If your not from Missouri just STFU.
I sincerely hope a majority of voters in Missouri feel the same way. If not, we've lost a critical Senate seat. Since he needed democrat crossover voters and democrat cash to get to this point, and since his poll numbers are sinking and his party financing is gone, it will be an uphill battle. His original comment was bad enough, but his subsequent behavior was even more off-the-wall. Pristine conservative voting record aside, he comes off as a really strange bird.
Longbow's analogy is apt. "Keeping Akin around for this Senate race would be like continuing to start a QB with a broken leg."
He is conservative through and through. Missourians will decide, not the drive-by media. Why would an incoherent comment change anyone’s mind to not vote for Akin and for the hated McCaskill who is joined at the hip with the weakest, worst President since before Carter?
Oh, okay, then if someone who shares most of our views says something terrible, we’re supposed to overlook it. Got it.
Please spare me the GOPe conspiracy talk.
This bonehead opened his own mouth and inserted both feet.
President Ronald Reagan famously said “I will vote for the most conservative candidate who can win”. I admire him more with each passing day on his wisdom. Most of all, he was a winner by attracting some democrat voters.
With no money, and MSM pounding him 24-7 and all MO republican leaders against him, Todd Akin has less chance of winning in November than I have of beating Tiger Woods in a golf match.
A loser in election HAS ZERO POWER. They can’t save a single baby being aborted by passing laws. They can’t cut a single dime out of government giveaways. They can’t prevent Obamacare becoming permanent. They can’t vote for a supreme court justice.
It does not matter how pure is their heart for conservative principles. Just ask Sharon Angle, Joe Miller, Hoffman, Christine O’Donell, Buck in CO, etc.
Since a single US Senator can block any legislation, all Senate races are national to begin with. Akin has expanded his reach beyond just the Senate and has managed to infect every race. So...go tell Akin to STFU and resign his campaign.
To be honest, I owe Levin an apology. He took the opposite position of what I thought he had. I do agree with him, and I’m sorry I stated otherwise in error.
Iopscusa, I also agree with Malkin, Hannity, and Romney on this.
Not trying to spurn your note of agreement, but I did want to correct my error.
In Alabama the State Democratic Committee is removing the Dem primary winner (Henry Lyon) in the race for Ala. Supreme Court Chief Justice and replacing him with Robert Vance to run against Republican primary winner and former Chief Justice Roy Moore. So it DOES happen on both sides.
I know of no way to remove Akin. Could you site a specific law? Only Akin can withdraw his name. Even then he must petition the court. And SOS Carnahan can contest the decision of the court. There may be a major food fight coming. She does not play well with Republicans...
Really? You can't see by now that the guy is politically dead? Are you this politically tone deaf?
You can't go on TV and spout some ridiculous, half baked idea about women not getting pregnant via rape because their bodies magically shut down, and expect to remain a viable candidate in a statewide general election. And don't post me a bunch of garbage about how his statements are sorta, almost, kinda true. They are absolutely ridiculous. For a large scale example of just how ridiculous, one doesn't need to look any further than the conquering Red Army's rape of masses of German women and the thousands upon thousands of pregnancies that resulted from it. Akin himself has disowned his dopey theory, attributing it to some article he read in the past.
He is conservative through and through.
So is my neighbor. He's a great guy and terrific conservative. Unfortunately, much as we all like him, he can't win a statewide election for Senate. So we can go on liking him forever, just not as a candidate for Senate.
Missourians will decide, not the drive-by media.
You really don't know what is going on here do you? I mean, you haven't got a clue. Akin's statements were so utterly stupid that virtually every conservative will have to walk away from him. That means no money from the party or conservative PAC's. This means he can't compete. And yes, the drive-by media does, unfortunately, shape elections. There is a double standard. It's not fair, but it is what it is and until we've taken over the mainstream media we are playing under the left's rules. A conservative can't say the stuff Akin did and survive a competitive election. Maybe he could hold his own House district, but he isn't going to win statewide in Missouri now.
Yep, and that includes a surprising number of folks on FR. They blithely accepted Yoder's drunken, naked swim in Israel, even laughed about it. But this? Burn the guy at the stake.
By the way, just to be clear, I'm not suggesting that Yoder be ousted.
IF you are going to “put the hammer down”, at least use the hammer of TRUTH!