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MISSOURI: THE 'SHOW ME ANOTHER G.O.P. CANDIDATE' STATE ... Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 08/23/2012 12:26:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan

Relying on Todd Akin's sense of decency has not worked. Within hours of his idiotic comments about "legitimate rape," Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS pulled out millions of dollars in funding for the Missouri Senate race. Akin didn't get the hint.

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, withdrew all funding from the Missouri race. Akin still refused to quit.

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a major Christian and tea party favorite, immediately called for Akin to withdraw from the race -- nothing.

Even Sean Hannity, the most true-blue Republican and defender of all conservatives, pleaded with Akin to withdraw. Still nothing.

This guy Akin is more selfish than Eliot Spitzer. After being caught in a prostitution scandal, Spitzer spent two days looking for anyone who would come to his aid. When no one did, he resigned.

Not Todd Akin!

True, what Spitzer did was worse, but not in the Democratic tradition. Moreover, Spitzer was the sitting governor! Akin won a highly contested Republican primary only a few weeks ago and thinks he's got a God-given right to be the Senate candidate from Missouri.

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1 posted on 08/23/2012 12:26:29 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
"Akin was not even the clear choice of conservatives. In the primary, John Brunner was endorsed by both Missouri Right to Life and the National Right to Life. Sarah Steelman was endorsed by Sarah Palin. Akin was endorsed by the Democratic Party."

OUCH!

2 posted on 08/23/2012 12:31:00 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Rummyfan

He’s an engineer. He also thinks this is going to blow over. It won’t.

Only hope Rats have is to get a large (larger than last time) percentage of white women to vote for Zero. “War on Women” was going to be a constant drum beat to drown out the failing economy, huge debt, etc.

This stupid comment was exactly what the left wanted. There are 30+ stories on it on the CNN.com front page. It will not go away and he’ll likely say something else stupid that’ll get Republicans off message.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 12:33:26 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Sometime in early october when he’s down so low in the polls there’s no chance of winning he will drop out rather than waste the time and money.

The dems will win the seat almost by default. It was to be a relatively easy seat to win too.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 12:37:38 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: TigerClaws

he’ll likely say something else stupid that’ll get Republicans off message.
___________________________________

If the GOP-e are that easily distracted by bright shiny things then they deserve to lose...

Buy them old hacks some blinders...


5 posted on 08/23/2012 12:38:59 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: tsowellfan

Yep. Smartest $1.5 mill the Dems will spend all year.

Why not just stay on the economy, jobs, debt, etc.? Why even get into these social issues as they are these days a matter for the judiciary?

Romney not talking about Mormonism at all is the right thing to do. “Women are concerned about finding work for themselves and providing for their families. Families are suffering right now and that’s the real issue in this election.”


6 posted on 08/23/2012 12:41:24 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: tsowellfan

Largely funded by McCaskill’s PAC!


7 posted on 08/23/2012 12:43:41 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Tennessee Nana

This is not a GOPe, RINO, Conservative, Democrat or Republican issue.

This is an issue of stupidity of a candidate who just happens to be conservative.

While I was going to do everything possible to see to it that Obama got defeated in November, in the back of my head I knew that if Obama had won I could blame the GOP Establishment and their forcing Romney on us. Well, thanks to Akin (and his supporters (outside of his own state) that’s out the window now.

Unless Akin beats McCaskill AND Romney wins the State of Missouri but loses the general, the heat is now OFF Romney and the GOPe if Obama wins a second term.

That’s how everything has changed since last week. And that’s a set back for the conservative movement.

WE will now be the blame.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 12:51:25 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Rummyfan
What makes me freak is that ONLY DEMOCRATS and NO REPUBLICANS want him to stay in the race YET the Democrats are claiming Akin is representative of the GOP!!!

The Obama blowing MSM are really jumping Jaws this year.

9 posted on 08/23/2012 1:32:25 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Legitimate Rape" is when you tell the victim to "put some ice on it."")
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To: Happy Rain
Had to edit my tagline...”legitimate” is also another word for legal—or an act you get away with.
10 posted on 08/23/2012 1:35:30 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Legitimate Rape" is when you tell your victim to "put some ice on it."")
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To: Tennessee Nana
Or pull the brilliant move of comparing him to a demo-commie, like Eliot Spitzer.

Good job of smearing a Republican by trying to equate him to an extremely well known slimy democrat.

11 posted on 08/23/2012 1:40:59 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Rummyfan

You tell’em, annie, as you look down from your lofty position as a goproud board member, Palin detractor, and romney butt kisser.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 2:21:13 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: TigerClaws

It took over a month before (D) Rep. Kerry Gauthier the pole smoker caught with a 17 year old at a rest stop in Minnesota to finally say he wasn’t running for office again.

He states democratic leaders pressured him to withdraw his re-election bid. My guess is he was tired of getting request for the 17 year olds name and number by fellow Democratic pervs.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 2:30:29 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Happy Rain

Akin was quoted recently as stating his candidacy is “providential.” Well, if handing the Senate seat on a silver platter to Claire McCaskill and thus drowning any chance of booting Harry Reid back to minority status is “God`s will,” his concept of God is rather different than mine.

The idiot thinks he can win despite no funding, no resources and no infrastructure against a rejuvenated democrat incumbent whose campaign operatives toys with him like a cat plays with a mouse before devouring it. He even cites that laughable PPP “poll” that sampled R+9 to get him to +1 as rationale for continuing.

Hard-headed, self-serving a-hole.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 2:57:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: ScottinVA
If the Dems maintain a Senate majority thanks to Akin they will make him the new DNC chair with a 7 figure salary...

...perhaps his plan all along?

15 posted on 08/23/2012 3:03:48 AM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: tsowellfan
Follow the money. How much Democrat funding has ended up in Akin’s campaign, either directly or through PAC ads? How much more leftist money will now go to support Akin until it is too late for the GOP to recover when the Dems pull the plug on Akin? Akin is nothing but a Dem tool now and willfully doing great harm to the chances of turning the country back from Obama’s plans to take the US down for good.
16 posted on 08/23/2012 3:36:22 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: tsowellfan

You Republican liberals who fawn over Liberal Romney are afraid of conservative Akin. The below listing is why you are against Akin:

Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment.
Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion.
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection.
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund.
Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending.
Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package.
Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler.
Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy.
Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override.
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution.
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit.
Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Federal government should be out of the student loan market.
Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on “God” in Pledge of Allegiance.
Voted NO on $40B for green public schools.
Wean ourselves off our addiction to foreign oil, by drilling.
Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling.
Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules.
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP.
Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program.
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record.
Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond.
Get rid of Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.
Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states.
Denounces intrusive government regulations and ObamaCare.
Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections.
Second Amendment protects individual right to bear arms.
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record.
Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance.
Declare English as the official language of the US.
Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record.
Recognize Christianity’s importance to western civilization.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 3:50:06 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: ScottinVA

Hard-headed, self-serving a-hole. I will take 535 of them. Look at this list of his votes. You guys are absolutely crazy if you want him gone.

Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment.
Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion.
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection.
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund.
Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending.
Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package.
Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler.
Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy.
Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override.
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution.
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit.
Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Federal government should be out of the student loan market.
Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on “God” in Pledge of Allegiance.
Voted NO on $40B for green public schools.
Wean ourselves off our addiction to foreign oil, by drilling.
Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling.
Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules.
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP.
Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program.
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record.
Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond.
Get rid of Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.
Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states.
Denounces intrusive government regulations and ObamaCare.
Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections.
Second Amendment protects individual right to bear arms.
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record.
Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance.
Declare English as the official language of the US.
Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record.
Recognize Christianity’s importance to western civilization.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 3:51:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Rummyfan
Ahhh, a man who plays by the (Ann Coulter) rules!
Thanx for the pics.
19 posted on 08/23/2012 3:52:07 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Rummyfan

Ann needs to stay out of conservative politics. She’s proven to be one heartbeat shy of the Democrat party.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 3:58:31 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: napscoordinator

Naps, i know all that. Had he not decided to give “expert opinion,” he`d be fine. Problem is, the damage and his candidacy are done, and quite likely so are the chances of taking control of the Senate and repealing Obamacare.

But all that takes backseat to Akin`s prideful ego.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 4:20:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: napscoordinator

You’re point is well taken. On the issues, Akin is a solid conservative. I would add that, on the Huckabee show, he apologized for using the wrong words (”legitimate rape”) to say the wrong thing {women are protected from becoming pregnant when their is forcible rape). But, here’s another consideration.

We want to make the point that Obama and other Democrats say things like “you didn’t build that” that reveal their true intentions. So, are we talking about something that was merely a gaffe, or something that is more like a Freudian slip? And, what counts here is how this comes across to the voters we need to win in order to win the election, in Missouri and across the country.

Regarding Ann Coulter, she should not have compared Akin to Elliott Spitzer. That’s unfair and inflammatory. Not only did Akin’s slip up not compare to Spitzer’s despicable behavior, but Akin was not being selfish in not immediately withdrawing. There are two deadlines for withdrawing. Akin can still withdraw by the second deadline, if that is what he chooses, and it would simply cost the Republicans some money to have the ballots reprinted.

This might all rebound o.k. for the Republicans. First, Republicans have shown that we will not tolerate offensive words from our candidates. Second, Akin can explain that being pro-life is not being anti-woman, we can and should be both. In fact, his position is not the absolute 100 percent pro-life position, since he is for allowing taxpayer funding of abortion in cases of “legitimate rape,” meaning forcible rape and possibly also incest. So, his position aligns with a large majority of the population.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 4:46:20 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Rummyfan
We need Republicans out there saying, "Akin's not our candidate; our candidate is Kit Bond."

Kit Bond????

23 posted on 08/23/2012 4:50:57 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: napscoordinator

You forgot one:

Clarie McCaskill’s favorite candidate


24 posted on 08/23/2012 5:13:14 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: napscoordinator
Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states

I wonder if that will change, considering that without the 17th Amendment his senate candidacy would already be history. If it had ever occurred to begin with.

25 posted on 08/23/2012 5:18:20 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: napscoordinator

Akin’s voting record is no longer at issue.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 6:38:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Rummyfan

Write in Kit Bond??? Oh Yeh — that will work just fine to further split the GOP. Talk about an endorsement from the Democratic Party??? She must have a direct line.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Happy Rain
What makes me freak is that ONLY DEMOCRATS and NO REPUBLICANS want him to stay in the race

Actually there are republicans who want him stay in. Some are legitimate supporters of his in Missouri. The others are the from outside the state. they are from the Nobody-But-My-Candidate-For-President crowd. These people are from the same crowd that has vowed to let Obama win to teach the GOPe a lesson.

They may not realize it yet but they just took the heat off Romney

If Akin loses the the Senate seat and/or if Romney loses Missouri and the general election, the heat would be off Romney and the RINOs. We conservatives will not be able to blame the GOPe or Romney for the defeat.

Akin will be to blame. It wont make us look too good either as conservatives.

28 posted on 08/23/2012 6:54:03 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Happy Rain
What makes me freak is that ONLY DEMOCRATS and NO REPUBLICANS want him to stay in the race

And which one of those is Ann Coulter???

29 posted on 08/23/2012 6:57:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Ann Coulter is a conservative republican. She’s just going through her second childhood right now making up for all the sheltering she experienced during her first one.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 7:04:50 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: napscoordinator

Forget his record - It’s over

BREAKING: McCaskill up 10 pts over Akin in Missouri

Rasmussen will be releasing a poll this morning showing Akin costing us dearly in Missouri: McCaskill 48% Akin 38%

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2921927/posts


31 posted on 08/23/2012 7:25:09 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

Rasmussen will be releasing a poll this morning showing Akin costing us dearly in Missouri: McCaskill 48% Akin 38%

Yieks. People are stupid. A conservative who made a very dumb statement is now worse than a liberal democrat? I don’t understand people at all. Big woopie he said you get raped you chances of getting pregnant goes down...right or wrong. Who cares. People are so stupid.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 7:32:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator
Yieks. People are stupid. A conservative who made a very dumb statement is now worse than a liberal democrat? I don’t understand people at all. Big woopie he said you get raped you chances of getting pregnant goes down...right or wrong. Who cares. People are so stupid.

What part is it exactly you just don't get? His voting record and prior standing as a solid conservative doesn't matter now. The statement he made makes him look like a out of touch, doddering, fool that either A) really believes this stupid statement or B) has no idea where babies come from or C) does not understand what a heinous crime rape is.

AND THAT IS THE BRUSH THE MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS WILL PAINT EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN ON THE TICKET WITH FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS!

Our chances to dispose of Obama and retake the Senate are vanishing with every second this self-serving idiot stays in the race, and this is an election we cannot afford to lose.

Don't you get it?

33 posted on 08/23/2012 8:45:08 AM PDT by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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To: kabar; Red Steel; Tau Food; Perkalong; bluerose; Marie Antoinette; JediJones

Ann Coulter ping.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 9:19:51 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
It's time for a nuclear bomb. Republicans should stage a write-in campaign for a popular Republican, such as Kit Bond, former governor and senator from Missouri. - Ann Coulter

That's a nuclear bomb, alright, particularly if Bond doesn't want to play. When he announced his retirement from the Senate, Bond explained, "In 1972, I became Missouri's youngest governor. Good friends, I have no aspiration of becoming Missouri's oldest senator." He completed four terms in the Senate. So, I think somebody should ask Bond if he wants to get involved in this kind of thing at this time of his life.

Write-in candidacies and last minute substitutions are no sure thing. It might be more productive to get behind the guy who won the nomination and who is willing to run. But, I have no objection to trying a change if folks down there think it best.

I don't live in Missouri and so it's really none of my business what the GOP does in that state. If I did live in Missouri, I would vote for Akin before I would vote for McCaskill.

Thanks for the ping.

35 posted on 08/23/2012 9:59:35 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Happy Rain
ONLY DEMOCRATS and NO REPUBLICANS want him to stay in the race

Juxtapose that with the response to the selection of Ryan as VP: The Dems were ecstatic, while the GOP establishment, was lukewarm.

I wonder how the Dems are feeling about Ryan now? I'm guessing not nearly as excited.

In the end it boils down to the the ability of candidate to excite and engage the voters...

36 posted on 08/23/2012 10:59:17 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jonno; Happy Rain
Victory for Akin Seen as Difficult, but Still Possible
37 posted on 08/23/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ann is not fond of real conservatives, She supported Chris Christie for President.


38 posted on 08/23/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: napscoordinator
Republicans are going to lose with Akin anyway; mounting a write-in campaign at least gives them a shot. Don't forget: It worked just two years ago for Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. By contrast, mortally wounded politicians never win. And we really need that Senate seat.

Ann used the wrong example. Murkowski was a sore loser. She lost the primary and then ran as a write-in candidate. She is not a conservative and during the 2011 session she had an ACU rating of 50. Joe Miller would have won without her in the race and Miller would have been much more conservative.

And what makes it worse is that the GOP leadership in the Senate welcomed her back with open arms after she subverted the GOP primary person. Murkowski is the selfish one who placed self above party.

It is similar to what happened in Indiana. Lugar was a sure lock for reelection. Mourdock had the temerity to challenge the Inside the Beltway RINO who didn't even have a legitimate residence in Indiana. Now Lugar refuses to campaign for him. And need I say more than just Arlen Spector.

Winning the seat with RINOs does nothing to stop and reverse the welfare state. The GOP Establishment does not like conservatives--except when they need their votes at election time.

39 posted on 08/23/2012 11:56:24 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Cable225
One verbal gaffe and it marks the end of a 24 year career in elective office. And his apology is not accepted by I guess just about everyone. He used the word "legitimate" instead of "forcible." He said that rape is a horrible crime. He has two daughters and four sons, three of whom served in the USMC.

If you think that tossing Akin to the Dem beast will be enough to satiate him, then you are sadly mistaken. It just whets its appetite. And what kind of message does this send to other Rep candidates who must walk on eggshells for fear of saying something politically incorrect. Do we now have the "one mistake and your out" rule with the MSM deciding what consititutes a mistake? Is the GOP so afraid of the "War on Women" appellation that they will engage in self-censorship, the worst censorship of all?

Why does the GOP (The Stupid Party) treat good and decent men like Todd Akin so unfairly? Couldn't they have handled it the way the Dems do for far more serious offenses? Apologize, clarify, and move on? Instead, they piled on Akin at the very outset of the MSM hysteria. Even George "Macacca" Allen demanded Akin withdraw for saying something stupid.

40 posted on 08/23/2012 12:12:14 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
Missouri is a ‘swing’ state. There are two large metro areas where liberals ‘rule’.... Then there is Columbia, Mo., largely a college town, and Springfield, St. Joseph and some smaller cities/towns.

Now before Akin stuck his foot in his mouth he was up by 11 points.... Now what that literally means was Claire was losing. ‘Women's right to choose’ was not on any-ones mind. We have a liberal governor, and lack of jobs and a blasting heat and drought is state wide and Conservatives/Republicans was were motivated to vote out Claire.

Akin deluded in his own I speak for God, is NOT learned in how to win a state wide election.

I will vote for him IF I am left no other choice, but there are not enough like minded voters for him to win after needlessly inflaming the liberals sacred cow.

41 posted on 08/23/2012 12:22:41 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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