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Huckabee digs in behind Akin
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Posted on 08/23/2012 11:55:47 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

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To: Jonah Vark
Now is the time for courage

The time for courage was the day before yesterday; sadly, Akin failed to show any, and decided to go ahead and lose the potential 51st GOP Senate seat by staying in the race.

I'd say these circumstances have less to do with courage and a whole lot more to do with hubris.

101 posted on 08/23/2012 1:23:46 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: wolfman23601

George Allen was not a racist when he had his macaca moment.

Todd Akin was already incurably stupid when he had his magic uterus moment.


102 posted on 08/23/2012 1:25:09 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: JediJones
And you reveal what the attack on Akin is ALL about. You don't want the Republican party to be a pro-life party. You'd rather "win" by marching down a trail of dead, bloody, unborn baby body parts. Well, real conservatives are fed up with that attitude. We want candidates who unashamedly speak up for pro-life, anti-abortion values and implement them while in office. There are some issues where there is no room for compromise. So, like the GOP elites, you either have a screwed-up, immoral value system, or you're just a coward who won't fight for what's right if you perceive any risk to it at all. Bottom line, the idea of becoming the "John Stewart" party is an abhorrent, disgusting one. We should use our bully pulpit to educate and inform people of the changes this country really needs, not to water ourselves down to the lowest common denominator.

I have about had it with out of state lecturers about how to win a state wide election in Missouri. Reality is what it is. Unfortunately the Akin cultist are more interested in making him their martyr than defeating Claire.

I have repeatedly stated IF Akin is the only conservative/Republican on the ballot I will vote for him.

Have you ever heard of that saying 'good intentions pave the road to hell.... HELLO AKIN!!!

Take your ignorant judgments and bash them else where. Oh, and while you are at it enjoy your paving job, you are very good at it.

103 posted on 08/23/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: TonyInOhio
Akin failed to show any, and decided to go ahead and lose the potential 51st GOP Senate seat by staying in the race.

You mean the potential 54th seat -- right???

That is if the Rasmussen numbers are correct.

104 posted on 08/23/2012 1:29:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: wolfman23601
If Romney and the other establishment types would learn to STFU, it would have been much easier to win and all this would have been forgotten

Agreed. But, in this day and age, emotions trump logic.

Regardless, if not for the ill-conceived 17th Amendment and its unintended consequences, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

105 posted on 08/23/2012 1:30:57 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: MplsSteve
The "GOP establishment" is not evil, nor sinister, nor even slightly creepy.

What it is, though, is terrified of being picked on by the mainstream media.

Quivering, puking, bedwetting terrified.

If the "GOP establishment" had just sat back and let this thing play out for a couple of days instead of having a five-alarm public aneurysm due to their terror of being called bad names by the NYT and NBC, we'd be looking at a different - and less cataclysmic - situation right now.

106 posted on 08/23/2012 1:32:28 PM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: kingattax
ridiculous statement and it misses the main point by a mile. there are issues here that are infinitely MORE IMPORTANT THAN AKIN. he alone is responsible for making himself a political liability.
It isn't just about Akin; it's about the stir he's caused because of the subject matter he spoke of. Huck is in his corner in that regard.
MR. RUSSERT: But you said you would ban all abortions.

GOV. HUCKABEE: Well, that's not just because I'm a Christian, that's because I'm an American. Our founding fathers said that we're all created equal. I think every person has intrinsic worth and value...

MR. RUSSERT: But many Americans believe that that would be, that would be you imposing your faith belief...

GOV. HUCKABEE: But, no. It's not a faith belief. It's deeper than that. It's a human belief. It goes to the heart of who we are as a civilization. If I believe that your intrinsic worth is not changed by your ancestry, your last name, by your IQ, by your abilities or disabilities, if I value your life and respect it with dignity and worth because it is human, then that's what draws me to the inescapable conclusion that I should be for the sanctity of every and each human life. --Mike Huckabee, Meet the Nation, Dec. 30

107 posted on 08/23/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: TigersEye
It’s becoming clear as crystal that the real reason Akin is being thrown under the bus is his stand against abortion.

I could not disagree more. There are plenty of viable candidates who are pro-life, don't say stupid things out loud, and can beat McCaskill. Why the opposition to the other candidates in the primary? Either of them could have stepped in to replace Akin and would have cleaned McCaskill's clock. Even someone like Talent or Kit Bond would have crushed her.

Instead, we are stuck with a pro-life candidate who sounds like a fool, who will lose an easily winnable seat, who could jeopardize Romney's chances of winning Missouri, and who will set back the chances of getting other pro-life GOP senators into positions of leadership in a GOP Senate. Six terms in the House gave Akin a taste of the power he craved in the Senate, and he chose to grasp at it instead of doing the honorable thing and withdrawing.

108 posted on 08/23/2012 1:33:36 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: TonyInOhio
The dozens upon dozens of posts that skip right over Akin's "stupid" comments and focus on the issue of abortions in the cases of rape and incest say otherwise. It has become clear. The GOPe is for some abortion. Mutt openly campaigns on it.
109 posted on 08/23/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Uncle Chip
All the GOP needs to do is pick up 4 seats to unseat Harry and they are currently ahead in 8 and that is without Missouri. So quit telling us that the sky is falling over Missouri.

Sure. You and Claire McCaskill both agree! Like telling Daniel Pearl that it's ok, the blood is helping cleanse the wound!

110 posted on 08/23/2012 1:39:07 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
In reference to my earlier post to you, I don’t know Missouri’s population dynamics, but in Oregon, 57% of the state’s total population lives in the Portland Metro Area. That’s what explains its disproportional weight, electorally speaking.

I have not checked last census numbers but Kansas City, MO (NOT Kansas City, Kansas) and St. Louis were fairly close in population numbers. Now there are numerous 'burbs' around each of the named cities above. So sometimes here on the Kansas City side there can be conflicting interests on the ballot from county wide versus the Kansas City. These are usually what draws out the unions.

Unions carry a fairly big weight, and they tend to get energized when some particular ballot measure gets put on the ballot...

111 posted on 08/23/2012 1:41:02 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: TigersEye

Well of course, he was the only pro-life candidate in the Republican Primary................oh wait, no he wasn’t.


112 posted on 08/23/2012 1:43:50 PM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: donna

Well I didn’t read or see any of those things, and I didn’t talk to any of those people. But on Monday morning I started calling and urging Akin to drop out. By Tuesday PM it was as clear as anything has ever been that he did not possess the political or intellectual skills to get himself out of the hole he was in.

And anybody who thinks that Republicans defending Akin or even just shutting up about him would have helped with the MSM is DELUSIONAL.

The double standard is alive and well and while at times it may be overcome, this was/is not one of those times.

I’m glad there was so much push-back against him, it was all that could be done to inoculate the rest of the republican candidates.

Another silver lining MAY be that the Dems will overplay this. An abortion, etc. celebration at their convention likely will not play well in Peoria or anywhere else.


113 posted on 08/23/2012 1:57:05 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: PhxTM06
To: Windy City Conservative

How is that nuts? Rape is about control, not sex, impregnating a woman is one way of maintaining control over her long after the sex act is finished, studies have been done to confirm this and its part of standard abnormal psychology doctrine unlike what Akin has claimed which is just bat#$%$ crazy.

65 posted on 08/21/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by PhxTM06

Remarks from kooks notwithstanding. LOL

114 posted on 08/23/2012 2:02:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Just mythoughts
And then along comes Akin pumping life into the liberals sacred cow 'women's right to choose' and now who do you think those sensitive so call independents are going to vote for....
What is your opinion? Do you think a woman should have the right to end the life of her child if conceived during the course of a rape? And if you do, what is your stance on abortion in general?
115 posted on 08/23/2012 2:04:17 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Royal Wulff

Yeah, just like Romney and his minions sabotaged Mcain/Palin in 2008, so Mittens could run in 2012.

The problem at the national level is that they are all selfish rentseeking POS.


116 posted on 08/23/2012 2:07:43 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: TonyInOhio
OK, everyone watch this. I am going to show how to get tossed or burnt alive.

Throw out the golden lizard and there is not one difference between the Southern Babtist and the Mormons. I wonder how long I will be kicked out for?

117 posted on 08/23/2012 2:13:36 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: MNlurker
Hucksters RNC speaking slot should be removed immediately and filled by Palin. Huck can’t be trusted not to bring it up.
One week Huck is a hero (regarding the Chick-fil-A turnout), the next he's a bum. Why are folks so fickle?
118 posted on 08/23/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: jocon307

I can see that you’re proud to destroy a good man.


119 posted on 08/23/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe; wagglebee; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; Finny; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ...
This truly is a moment highlighted in the famous quote: "Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me. "

Mike Huckabee has always been a principled social conservative, and he is precisely right about an orchestrated attack on a pro-life candidate. The following paragraph, though, is an indication that Huckabee has realized that social conservatives are no longer welcome in the GOP. It is an astounding thing for a major republican leader to write with such obvious bitterness. You MUST read it:

Who ordered this "Code Red" on Akin? There were talking point memos sent from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggesting language to urge Akin to drop out. Political consultants were ordered to stay away from Akin or lose future business with GOP committees. Operatives were recruited to set up a network of pastors to call Akin to urge him to get out. Money has changed hands to push him off the plank. It is disgraceful. From the spotlights of political offices and media perches, it may appear that the demand for Akin’s head is universal in the party. I assure you it is not. There is a vast, but mostly quiet army of people who have an innate sense of fairness and don't like to see a fellow political pilgrim bullied. If Todd Akin loses the Senate seat, I will not blame Todd Akin. He made his mistake, but was man enough to admit it and apologize. I'm waiting for the apology from whoever the genius was on the high pedestals of our party who thought it wise to not only shoot our wounded, but run over him with tanks and trucks and then feed his body to the liberal wolves. It wasn't just Todd Akin that was treated with contempt by the thinly veiled attack on Todd Akin. It was all the people who have faithfully knocked doors, made calls, and made sacrificial contributions to elect Republicans because we thought we were welcome in the party. Todd Akin owned his mistake. Who will step up and admit the effort being made to discredit Akin and apologize for the sleazy way it's been handled?

The Akin Assault by the GOP is not just another indication that social conservatives are unwelcome in the Republican Party. It is an attack designed to destroy any voice they might have.

If we don't wake up, we will be having in America Christians tried for "hate speech" in very short order.

120 posted on 08/23/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: anyone

I rarely say this about another human being, but I actually, truly, despise Akin. I have never witnessed such damned selfishness and arrogance in a would be political figure who could easily have done the right thing early. Mr. Akin, if you or any of your sycophants read this, know that God may forgive your sin but I never will. I cannot even stomach your despicable face, which has that unintelligent “brain” behind it.


121 posted on 08/23/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Uncle Chip

Document your claim.

Don’t just put it in quotation marks or state that your source of information is from some blogger.


122 posted on 08/23/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: mlizzy
What is your opinion? Do you think a woman should have the right to end the life of her child if conceived during the course of a rape? And if you do, what is your stance on abortion in general?

I am opposed to abortion as the national methodology for birth control. Given that even our unborn are already placed into servitude before they ever draw breath. Now if the 'life' of the mother is literally in danger I am not going to tell the mother she should die to save the unborn nor would I tell her that she must live and let the unborn child die. That is God's territory for me. He is the one that gives life and also has the authority to end a flesh journey. I cannot for one minute think that a miscarriage is the end of the 'life', so why would I think the depraved acts of evil people end the 'life' through abortion.

I know beyond any shadow of doubt that alll conceptions result in the placement of a soul from the Creator. And that means none of the adults can take 'salvation' from the unborn. I am pro-life and I am anguished beyond words that we as a nation with hardly a second thought have made abortion common, acceptable, and upon demand.

I also know just talking about the evils of abortion without an elected authority to do something is vanity.

123 posted on 08/23/2012 2:34:19 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: xzins

“The Akin Assault by the GOP is not just another indication that social conservatives are unwelcome in the Republican Party. It is an attack designed to destroy any voice they might have.”

The Geriatric Old Plotters have defended their bunkers, as I knew they would.

“The Tea Party will take back the GOP!”

No. The GOP coopted the Tea Party.


124 posted on 08/23/2012 2:36:40 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: onyx; Alamo-Girl

ping to #120


125 posted on 08/23/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

I was not a fan of Mike Huckabee when he ran for president but when a man is right he is right. It has been amazing to watch how studiously his facts have been ignored and his character smeared in an attempt to discredit his words.


126 posted on 08/23/2012 2:40:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: wolfman23601

“Well I disagree with you. No way he would be 10 points down over a single stupid comment without Romney and co digging his grave”

They have had a lot of practice in the past 5 years or so. Its their party now.


127 posted on 08/23/2012 2:41:09 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: nickcarraway
Why would you support the GOP, if you want to make it into the Democrat Party. The GOP was right to enforce standards on this guy. The left shouldn’t be able to force their candidate.

What should have been done, is that everyone should have kept their mouth shut until it was determined if Akin was positively in or out. And that should have been worked out privately with him. Now that so many have opened their big mouth, and given their knee jerk opinion, and consequently volunteering to fan oxygen into the flames of a small fire started by the libtards, and has done so due to the fear instilled by the left's disgusting tactics, and the lies the libtards always throw at us, and before even understanding what was said. What he said was at worst, an inappropriatly timed and poorly prefaced idea. He is being treated the same as if he would have drowned a relative of Mary Jo Kopechne in a drunken car wreck, or raped Juanita Broderick's sister, or running a prostitution ring out of his garage. This is not about standards in the republican party, this is about the fear and stupidity of the republican party. The response from us isn't even close to being on par with what he said. It is WAY over the top, and the libtards, Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, and every other publicly revealed sleaze bag in the libtard party are now laughing at us. The RNC will probably receive a thank you card after McCaskill wins.

Huckabee is perfectly correct about this whole thing, and I think Huckabee is one of the lowest level political thinkers on the right.
128 posted on 08/23/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Just mythoughts
I am opposed to abortion as the national methodology for birth control...Now if the 'life' of the mother is literally in danger I am not going to tell the mother she should die to save the unborn nor would I tell her that she must live and let the unborn child die...

I also know just talking about the evils of abortion without an elected authority to do something is vanity.
So if mothers are not using abortion for birth control, are you for it? And even the Catholic Church doesn't think a woman should give up her life for her unborn if she's truly in danger of losing hers. That situation is very rare anyway. I'm not sure what you meant in your last line regarding vanity as everyone is "elected" by God to push His agenda. Could you embellish on that?
129 posted on 08/23/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: MplsSteve

<>Document your claim. Don’t just put it in quotation marks or state that your source of information is from some blogger.<>

What are you talking about???

Don’t you even read the articles at the heads of the threads???

Documentation [Assertion] here in the letter by Huckabee posted at Politico:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2922070/posts


130 posted on 08/23/2012 2:47:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ZX12R

I agree with you. Too bad there’s not more people like us.


131 posted on 08/23/2012 2:49:30 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Red Steel

You betcha the weasel is referring to Sarah Palin.


132 posted on 08/23/2012 2:49:57 PM 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: TigersEye

What facts of Akins do you claim have been ignored?


133 posted on 08/23/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: TonyInOhio

Sorry Mike, you’re wrong on this one.

So is Todd.

And I am part of your “base” demographically.


134 posted on 08/23/2012 2:53:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: allmendream
Not Akin's facts Huckabee's facts.
135 posted on 08/23/2012 2:54:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: mlizzy
So if mothers are not using abortion for birth control, are you for it? And even the Catholic Church doesn't think a woman should give up her life for her unborn if she's truly in danger of losing hers. That situation is very rare anyway. I'm not sure what you meant in your last line regarding vanity as everyone is "elected" by God to push His agenda. Could you embellish on that?

What other purpose is an abortion outside of the 'rare' exceptions, but birth control?

136 posted on 08/23/2012 3:00:27 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: TigersEye

That Akin is a political pilgrim being bullied?

Huckabee doesn’t have good judgement as to when someone should be forgiven and what actions should follow that forgiveness. Notoriously bad judgment.


137 posted on 08/23/2012 3:00:47 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: xzins
Thanks for the ping. What the GOP Establishment did to Todd Akin is a disgrace. There was obviously an agenda driving all of this. And it was simply that Akin was too conservative for the Establishment. When you objectively look at what he said and his subsequent apology, this was a tempest in a tea cup.

The chronology is breathtaking. The speed and orchestration of the GOP response are clear signs that Akin's comments were being used as a pretext to get him out of the race before the Tuesday deadline. And much that has been written and said is factually incorrect. We are being told that McCaskill funded Akin's campaign by some sort of Machavellian ledgerdemain. Anyone reviewing the McCaslill campaign ads here can see clearly how viciously she was attacking him. Moreover, she created ads against the other two Reps as well.

By responding the way they did, the GOP is going to lose in the long run even if they force out Akin. The proper response should have been a statement disassociating the GOP from Akin's inartful use of language, acceptance of his apology and explanation, and finally, saying it was time to move on to those issues that are affecting the voters of Missouri--unemployment, Obamacare, debt and deficit, etc. That wasn't done because there was an agenda at play. A good and decent man has been sacrificed to the money-changers who run the GOP.

138 posted on 08/23/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by kabar
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To: allmendream

He’s right on the money this time. At any rate his facts about the internal GOP assault have nothing to do with his judgment. They are what they are.


139 posted on 08/23/2012 3:07:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: xzins

Social conservatives have never been welcome in the GOPe.
It’s interesting how what Akin allegedly said is being blown into things he never said, with the GOPe gladly contributing to the falsehoods.
The man is pro-life and people like Rove want him gone.


140 posted on 08/23/2012 3:08:07 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: TonyInOhio
We're in agreement on that point; where we differ is that I want the politicians that represent me to be able to speak without saying stupid things.

We don't differ on that. That's one reason I opposed Romney as unelectable in the primary. He said one stupid thing after another. But every politician makes a gaffe at some point. And withdrawing funding and demanding resignation over that is an overreaction. That should be reserved for politicians who commit crimes or a serious moral failing like adultery.

What Akin said was idiotic, and it wasn't just a "poor choice of words" - he actually believes in what he said.

What he said came from leading medical professionals in the pro-life movement. And even those who disagree with him admitted that there is at least a slightly less likelihood of pregnancy from rape, just maybe not as dramatic as Akin seemed to think. It's a debatable issue, not something crazy or outrageous.

It's too bad that Akin isn't a Morman - Huckabee and his followers would have been leading the charge to drum him out of the race.

Uh, then why did Huckabee endorse Romney?

141 posted on 08/23/2012 3:08:31 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: guido911
I have never witnessed such damned selfishness and arrogance in a would be political figure who could easily have done the right thing early.

Clearly you haven't been to Washington DC lately.

142 posted on 08/23/2012 3:09:22 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Just mythoughts

It is so rare that the mother’s life would be lost if she kept the pregnancy to be nonexistent.
In general issues come up after the baby is viable (now after 26 weeks maybe even sooner), so there is zero reason to kill the child, just perform a C-section and the baby will live.
The so called “life of the mother” argument, is so woman can kill viable babies in the womb.


143 posted on 08/23/2012 3:14:41 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Just mythoughts
What other purpose is an abortion outside of the 'rare' exceptions, but birth control?
Many women receive abortions that have used the pill, their partner, condoms, or other devices. Are you saying you are against them having abortions too, but for the woman who has been raped?
144 posted on 08/23/2012 3:16:29 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: TonyInOhio

The key word from Huck being “self-inflicted.”


145 posted on 08/23/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: TonyInOhio

Take a (tax) Hike, Mike!


146 posted on 08/23/2012 3:21:33 PM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: nhwingut
His chance to run in 2016 is gone if Romney/Ryan win.

Yep.

147 posted on 08/23/2012 3:22:16 PM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: xzins

Thank you for the ping, dearest xzins!

It’s imperative we win that US Senate seat. I think all of his challengers were also pro-life. He’s made a mess of this election and now it’s up to candidate Akin and MO to decide the outcome.

From what I’ve read about his personal biography, he’s a good man, but I have to ponder why McCaskill’s PAC largely funded his primary campaign?

His other challenger (Brunner I think?) was backed by pro-life groups and ministers and Sarah Palin backed Sarah Steelman, who came in third.

How to get him out of the headlines? THAT challenge seems impossible. He’s become a very serious distraction and the lamestream takes its cue from the Obama campaign.

I’m not in MO, so I can only pray.


148 posted on 08/23/2012 3:30:40 PM 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: Jonah Vark
That part wasn't the problem. The problem was the nonsense about how it's impossible to be impregnated by rape (implying that anyone who is impregnated by rape is actually a liar who wanted and enjoyed it).
149 posted on 08/23/2012 3:32:53 PM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: TonyInOhio
I'd bet anything that the only reason Akin stayed around is because Huckabee told him he'd raise his cash for him.

I bet you're right. Huckabee is very important among the Evangelicals, and I was waiting for him to say something because I thought Rep. Elmer Gantry (aka Akin) would do whatever he said.

But I think Huckabee has messed it up again.

150 posted on 08/23/2012 3:34:49 PM PDT by livius
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