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Posted on 08/22/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT by so_real


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With so many here eager to join the GOP in shooting down one of our own for a single verbal misstep, I thought it might be a good idea for our FRiends to learn a thing or two about Todd Akin's track record representing people like us in the House. These are just highlights. There's much more at the site linked which I regularly use to discern the calibre of our leaders. With just about every Republican talking head looking the other way regarding the atrocities in Romney's past, I am absolutely disgusted with their treatment of Todd Akin. Stay in it for the long haul, Mr. Akin. You are sorely needed in the Senate to help deter the socialistic leanings of both parties these days.


1 posted on 08/22/2012 7:17:50 PM PDT by so_real
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To: so_real
Yet the same people are supporting this clown.

Scott Brown presses Republicans to be ‘more inclusive’ on abortion

Brown blasts back: I am a pro-choice Republican

(And they don't appear to like anyone mentioning it either. LOL)
2 posted on 08/22/2012 7:20:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: so_real

They don’t care. As long as Sean Vannity, Hush Bimbo, HomoCon Coulter, and the GOP elite tell them to be outraged, they are outraged. It’s all about Party Politics.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 7:20:55 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: so_real
You forgot he last one:

Threatened the future of this Country because of his selfish need for redemption and self glorification.

4 posted on 08/22/2012 7:21:39 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: cripplecreek
And don't forget that Romney just came out in favor of homosexual scoutmasters.
5 posted on 08/22/2012 7:22:56 PM PDT by Timmy
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To: so_real

I was sympathetic to Aikin until I read this article.
http://minx.cc/?post=332101

He’s the only guy that McCaskel can beat.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 7:23:22 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Paradox
methinks you are prone to exaggeration. Please grow a pair.
7 posted on 08/22/2012 7:24:13 PM PDT by Timmy
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To: so_real

Add to the list: Invented a new English language term: “legitimate rape”.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 7:25:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: so_real

You know, I’m fine with the guy now. I know what he was trying to say, the word choice of “legimate rape” certainly is unfortunate, but its actual meaning is obvious. Certainly “forcible rape” would have been preferrable.

With regard to the female body having ways of shutting that whole thing down... stupid thing to say, but apparently there is some merit to it in some quarters, but it isn’t reliable scientific fact, so there’s no point in discussing it as if it was IMO.

I understand that he is a 100% pro lifer. I do disagree with that position, because I believe the rape, incest, life of mother exception should be aloowed and not condemned.

That decision is for those people on that unfortunate path to make, and no one else.

But I respect his right to believe as he does. I’d vote for him, he has a respectable conservative record. I wouldn’t throw him under the bus for his unfortunate choice of words. Now is the time to rally around America and elect conservatives, not eat our own as we always do. That characteristic is of failure.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 7:25:28 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Timmy
methinks you are prone to exaggeration. Please grow a pair.

And you, ignorance. Please grow a brain cell.

10 posted on 08/22/2012 7:28:08 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: so_real
You forgot to include "The only Republican to be heavily financially supported by his general election Democrat opponent." That's almost $2 million that McCaskill committed to seeing this guy become the Republican candidate, so you ask yourself why?

The man could vote the right way, have the best conservative philosophy of all, all of that is irrelevant if he makes himself and his party by extension, a national embarrassment.

There's more that goes along with being a politician, you have to carry yourself properly and know how to respond to questioning without sounding like a loon, Akin doesn't have it and he simply should have stuck with his safe Congressional District, not everyone was meant to move up in politics, he's clearly not ready for prime-time.
11 posted on 08/22/2012 7:28:22 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: so_real

Where Akin is on the issues is completely irrelevant. His continue presence in the race damages Republicans’ chances of re-capturing the Senate and are already allowing the democrats to avoid talking about Obama’s miserable record.

This selfish bastard is dominating the media now and allowing the democrats to focus the media’s attention away from the issues that will help Republicans win. The bottom line is that any one of the other available candidate are a guaranteed win for the Republicans. Akin is not. That is all that matters and he should be able to recognize that and do what is right for his party.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 7:29:01 PM PDT by PAR
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To: Timmy

And the real move to the “middle” doesn’t begin till after the convention. LOL


13 posted on 08/22/2012 7:29:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ckilmer

Both the parties are ganging up on him for the miscue. This is a negative bump. We've seen dozens of bumps just in the last year, bumps up and down, for all the major candidates. Assuming Akin stays in the race, and I hope he does, the Pro-Akin and Anti-McCaskill people of Missouri will align once more to gain the Senate seat. I have no doubt. If the GOP is willing to beg us to support a man of Romney's low conservative value, it should have no problem pulling for Akin. It is insulting to the conservative base not to do so.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 7:30:19 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

Steelman is just as conservative, with the added benefit of not being stupid. Akin is unelectable and his political career is over. He just doesn’t know it yet.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 7:31:37 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Paradox

That wasn't on the list. Most likely because it was not spoken, reviewed, verified, or accurate. Ping me when it is.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 7:31:58 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: cripplecreek

Akin is a giant. I love this guy. Marines don’t run from a fight , they run to a fight. God bless America and God BLESS Senator Akin!! To hell with “Chicken Little”


17 posted on 08/22/2012 7:32:20 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Timmy
Me thinks your peddling a hit piece - talking point from ABC and Axelrod twisting Romney's comment made a long time ago .
18 posted on 08/22/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: so_real

1) We just came off the Chick-fil-A triumph
2) Dems says stupid things all the time
3) Let’s stop running from the Media, and what people say/think

We can win this, and cut the heart out of Media attacks on Conservatives.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 7:37:27 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: chris37

A thoughtful and well reasoned response. Thank you!


20 posted on 08/22/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real
This guy is no victim.

He made a really stupid comment in a senate race not the town council race.
He made things worse by going on the Hannity radio show sounding like a delusional fool.

He won the primary because there were 8 candidates in an open primary.
The Dems and Claire gave him a roughly 2 million in ads attacking his rivals .
Then that disaster Huck stuck his nose in the race too.

21 posted on 08/22/2012 7:38:43 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: so_real

Divide and conquer


22 posted on 08/22/2012 7:38:52 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: chris37
Amen. The piling on is not helping conservative causes.

Akin’s mistake was opening his mouth on the subject and that's why he's being thrown to the wolves. There is no abortion narrative that can win, with or without the stupid “misstatements”. The best thing a conservative politician can do regarding abortion is to keep their mouths shut. Find a short concise position that runs right down the middle and don't elaborate even one word beyond the scripted one liner response. Vote how you believe, otherwise keep your mouth shut and solve the economic problems facing this country.

23 posted on 08/22/2012 7:39:02 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: chris37
Amen. The piling on is not helping conservative causes.

Akin’s mistake was opening his mouth on the subject and that's why he's being thrown to the wolves. There is no abortion narrative that can win, with or without the stupid “misstatements”. The best thing a conservative politician can do regarding abortion is to keep their mouths shut. Find a short concise position that runs right down the middle and don't elaborate even one word beyond the scripted one liner response. Vote how you believe, otherwise keep your mouth shut and solve the economic problems facing this country.

24 posted on 08/22/2012 7:39:15 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: PAR

....more lets be more like democrats so we can get our people elected crap


25 posted on 08/22/2012 7:42:31 PM PDT by Swirl
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To: Paradox

26 posted on 08/22/2012 7:43:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed and angry conservatives)
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To: PAR
Where Akin is on the issues is completely irrelevant.

Oh so issues don't count to you. They do to the voters of Missouri.

His continue presence in the race damages Republicans’ chances of re-capturing the Senate

That is pure BS. Check the Rasmussen polls lately. Republicans are assured between 4 - 8 seats and that is enough to take back the Senate.

and are already allowing the democrats to avoid talking about Obama’s miserable record.

Is there something wrong with Romney's lips and Ryans and GOP's. Quit your bellyaching and go win an election.

27 posted on 08/22/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: PAR
Where Akin is on the issues is completely irrelevant. His continue presence in the race damages Republicans

Bingo. It's sort of like a Republican candidate who accidentally said "the KKK is great" when he really meant "the KKK is hate." Very unfair...but now get out of the way.

28 posted on 08/22/2012 7:45:39 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: RaisingCain

Rush was backing up BIG TIME. The fat faced party machine guy was really sucking wind.You are right . Vanity is just a punk hack for the Rockefeller republicrats. He is a joke.
Women stop ovulating when violently attacked . It is a medical and physiological fact with loads of empirical data. That argument is over.
The real question for us to sleep on on is this!! Do we execute the human baby because Mommy now thinks she didn’t give consent? But we don’t execute the raping Daddy — right? That would be capital punishment for a crime. What crime did the child commit?


29 posted on 08/22/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: PhxTM06

I've been accused of holding out for a "perfect" candidate because Romney clearly isn't "good enough". What you are telling me is that Akin's unfortunate episode, his imperfection, makes him unsuitable for the Senate. Are you willing to concede that Romney is unsuitable for the Executive Office due to an entire career of unfortunate missteps? When did the GOP gang up and request Romney to step aside for authoring ObamaCare, or signing gay marriage permits, approving of the federal bailouts, or investing in a company that "disposes" of aborted babies? I missed that display of moral high ground. I rather think the GOP is piling egg on its own face at the moment and needs to consider walking this attack on Akin back a bit.


30 posted on 08/22/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

And everytime he's going to try to talk about issues, all he will asked about and be remembered for is being the "Rape Guy".

31 posted on 08/22/2012 7:48:38 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Big Horn

"Ain't it the truth"


32 posted on 08/22/2012 7:49:01 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Timmy
And don't forget that Romney just came out in favor of homosexual scoutmasters.

and this paragon of virtue wants to lecture Akin about rape???

33 posted on 08/22/2012 7:51:42 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ncalburt

The Dems and Claire gave him a roughly 2 million in ads attacking his rivals

As I posted on another thread:

"There’s a reason why Democrats spent over $1.5 million trying to help Akin win his three-way primary. He was the most conservative candidate in the field — and the most unpredictable one. He shook up his campaign staff late last year. He recently released a head-scratching and jumbled campaign ad. And Democrats have already launched a microsite highlighting his controversial statements that won’t play well with moderates. (“America has got the equivalent of the stage III cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in,” Akin once said.)"

They helped Akin because they figured he was the only one in the bunch they stood a snowball's chance of defeating in 2012. They chose him, to beat him, thinking they could because he is so very much like us "crazy" right wing conservative Christian patriots they detest so much. Akin is still going to win and, I confess, I will enjoy watching the liberal talking heads explode when they realize their plan backfired.


34 posted on 08/22/2012 7:58:25 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

Let it go and stop falling for Lib distractions.
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35 posted on 08/22/2012 7:59:49 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Snickering Hound

And everytime he's going to try to talk about issues, all he will asked about and be remembered for is being the "Rape Guy".

Only by our liberal opponents. That and worse to be sure. I expect no less from them. Who among us hasn't been subjected to the same for one point or another?


36 posted on 08/22/2012 8:00:36 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Paradox

Oh please!

His voting record is speaks volumes. Atkin is a CONSERVATIVE...A TRUE CONSERVATIVE...unlike Romney, Rove, Hannity, and the rest of the hypocrites.

I think some people are intimidated by people who are genuinely pro-life.


37 posted on 08/22/2012 8:01:19 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: so_real

good grief .


38 posted on 08/22/2012 8:02:34 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: so_real

akin isnt much of a conservative. sounds like the would hang on for dear life to keep a job paid for by tax payers and to heck with everyone else.


39 posted on 08/22/2012 8:03:57 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: so_real

akin isnt much of a conservative. sounds like the would hang on for dear life to keep a job paid for by tax payers and to heck with everyone else.


40 posted on 08/22/2012 8:04:09 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: ROTB

Agree completely. With wins like this and Chick-fil-a back to back, maybe the media will wake up and look beyond their elite circles.


41 posted on 08/22/2012 8:04:34 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: bimboeruption
Atkin is a CONSERVATIVE...A TRUE CONSERVATIVE...unlike Romney, Rove, Hannity, and the rest of the hypocrites.

I know. Unfortunately, Atkin decided not to run this year.

42 posted on 08/22/2012 8:05:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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Only by our liberal opponents. That and worse to be sure. I expect no less from them. Who among us hasn't been subjected to the same for one point or another?

You mean like Christine "I'm not a witch!" O'Donnell?

Anyone remember how successful she was on changing the subject to the issues?

43 posted on 08/22/2012 8:07:03 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: marygonzo
"Women stop ovulating when violently attacked . It is a medical and physiological fact with loads of empirical data. That argument is over."

Hmmm...that reminds me of something, what is it...hmmm....what do you remind me of. Oh yeah, you sound just like the loony left talking about global warming being a fact and the argument "being over" and you know what, you're just as full of crap as they are.
44 posted on 08/22/2012 8:08:16 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: PAR

Where Akin is on the issues is completely irrelevant.

Huh? Did you just say positions on the issues are completely irrelevant? Have things gotten so bad that even our fellow conservatives are starting to believe acting before the camera is more important than voting in the Congress? I hope the vast majority of our FRiends disagree with you. I know I do.


45 posted on 08/22/2012 8:08:51 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Snickering Hound

Or Sharron Angle.....or Ken Buck......or...well people get the point. :)


46 posted on 08/22/2012 8:09:41 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: Revolting cat!

What do you mean?


47 posted on 08/22/2012 8:10:53 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: dalebert

Which of the points listed above gave you that impression?


48 posted on 08/22/2012 8:11:41 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Snickering Hound
Anyone remember how successful she was on changing the subject to the issues?

O'Donnell didn't have a lengthy and distinguished career in public office like Akin did.

49 posted on 08/22/2012 8:12:04 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: PhxTM06

Did I attack you personally? I thought that was not permitted here? I “am full of crap” . Or is it you can’t handle the truth. God Bless.


50 posted on 08/22/2012 8:12:58 PM PDT by marygonzo
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