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McCaskill Relishes Akin Flap
Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/23/12 | Douglas Belkin and Natalie Bendavid

Posted on 08/23/2012 5:56:51 PM PDT by DallasBiff

ST. ROBERT, Mo.—Claire McCaskill began a sparsely attended campaign event here Thursday with this quip: "I don't know if you noticed, but my campaign has been really boring lately."

The ironic line was one of the few references the Democratic senator made to the political firestorm that erupted after her opponent, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, used the term "legitimate rape" during a TV interview Sunday.

Rather than beat Mr. Akin over the head, Ms. McCaskill appears to have decided to let the wrecking ball he set in motion swing all by itself. And unlike the Republican establishment, which has called for Mr. Akin to step aside, Ms. McCaskill said she is in no hurry to see him go

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; legitimaterape; mccaskill; mccaskill4akin; partyofrape; toddakin; witch
Of course Clair McCaskill wants Akin to stay in the race, he's the gift handed to her on a silver platter, that keeps on giving.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff
Que the one issue zealots in, 3, 2, 1-go!
2 posted on 08/23/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT by nomad
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To: DallasBiff

At this point her campaign is going to be pretty boring. She can basically just stay home and not bother to campaign, and still cruise to a 55%+ victory.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 5:59:11 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: DallasBiff

They`re on a mission from God.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 5:59:45 PM PDT by nomad
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To: DallasBiff; nomad; justiceseeker93; AuntB; upchuck; MplsSteve; ExTexasRedhead

As long as Todd Akin is the nominee, Claire McCaskill could spend the campaign eating Grey Poupon and playing Bridge with her husband’s socialite friends and win easily.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 6:02:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: nomad; DallasBiff

I find it odd the the whiners choir who wants to beat this dead horse every day turns around and whine about “1 issue zealots”

Seems you two got who the 1 issues zealots are exactly backwards.

But keep beating it boys. The Dems are going to lose 4 to 8 Senate seats this year even if they hold MO.

It going to be funny watching you dead horse beaters heads explode election night when you realize how useless all your Democrat party propagandizing has been


6 posted on 08/23/2012 6:04:22 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: DallasBiff

Here is what I don’t understand if they didn’t like McCaskill before and they were going to vote for Akin
why would they vote for her now. I know if it was me even if I thought his words were harsh or stupid I would not vote for the other candidate especially if she was in the party opposite to my values.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 6:04:46 PM PDT by funfan
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To: nomad

Akin will beat her bad. After the “chicken little” hysteria passes (72 hours) no one will remember. Akin is great and we love him. He was correct in his statement ( Medically correct) and it is sinking in that the party establishment including rush and vannity suckered in because they are stupid to agree that we should kill babies because mommy changed her mind and she has buyer remorse. So let us kill the baby?


8 posted on 08/23/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: DallasBiff

9 posted on 08/23/2012 6:08:52 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: funfan
Here is what I don’t understand if they didn’t like McCaskill before and they were going to vote for Akin why would they vote for her now.

Probably because there were hopes that he wasn't as stupid as McCaskill, but when he opened up his mouth, he removed all doubt, that he was as dumb as McCaskill.

What's that saying better to vote for devil that you know, than the devil you don't.

Plus his hubris doesn't help, and hasn't it been odd that Akin has been attacking the Republican "establishment" rather than McCaskill.

10 posted on 08/23/2012 6:10:06 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Beware of conventional wisdom. McCaskill surrorts a man who actually celebrates wholesale abortion and sees nothing wrong with the barbaric partial birth abortion procedure. She supports a man who has increased the national debt over five trillion dollars and has stagnated the American economy. She has never criticized Obama or shown one iota of creative or independent thinking. Atkin has apologized and should not be so readily dismissed if he starts to attack his vapid opponent and her barbaric master.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 6:10:45 PM PDT by allendale
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To: DallasBiff

You have to hand it to her, Claire engineered this whole thing. She spent $1.5-million an “anti-Akin” ads to dog-whistle the Democrats into crossing over and voting for him. She knew Akin would stick his foot in it, and she was right.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MNJohnnie
I find it odd the the whiners choir who wants to beat this dead horse every day turns around and whine about “1 issue zealots

Akin is not ready for prime time. All he had to do was keep his mouth shut and he would have won, but he opened his mouth with his crackpot theories, and he suddenly became toxic.

So don't blame us "whiners", why don't you blame Akin. Isn't a big conservative principle is responsibility, and shouldn't Akin be held responsible for his actions?

13 posted on 08/23/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2922165/posts

Read it and weep bot.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 6:26:02 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

THANK YOU!! How many more Akin threads are going to be posted here with all the “outrage” he’s still in the race.

Get over it!! Move on!!


15 posted on 08/23/2012 6:27:45 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: MNJohnnie
Read it and weep bot

So, that doesn't change the fact that Akin is an arrogant, self-serving buffoon, that turned a sure win to a losing proposition.

16 posted on 08/23/2012 6:30:23 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: snarkytart
THANK YOU!! How many more Akin threads are going to be posted here with all the “outrage” he’s still in the race.

Get over it!! Move on!!

You sound like James Carville in 1998 during the Clinton impeachment.

17 posted on 08/23/2012 6:32:46 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

You are James Carville.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 6:38:20 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: DallasBiff

Instead of responding in a snit, try actually taking the time to READ the article I linked to first.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 6:39:17 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

That poll is great news! Let’s hope it is right. If it is not and he loses, those who stood behind him after his political blunder will own that defeat and the national results of it and the GOPe and the RINOs will appear to have been the savior (something many of us conservatives were hoping to avoid happening).

We need to take responsibility as conservatives.

Akin owns the blunder.

If he wins he and his supporters own that victory.

If he loses he and his supporters own that defeat and the national results of that defeat.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: nomad

You do not have the slighest idea what you are babbling about.

No wonder your mind was so easily controlled.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 7:02:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: DallasBiff

McCaskill has this one in the bag. Her campaign can stand down and watch Akin fumble himself to a 30-point loss in November.

But Akin is convinced it`s all good because it`s God`s will.

This is particularly distressing because McCaskill was headed for a landslide defeat. Ah, well.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: MNJohnnie

4-8? Four tops. Eight is not going to happen.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 7:29:12 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: DallasBiff

She will play him like a fiddle until it’s too late for him to drop out. Then she will smash the fiddle like Pete Townshend shashing his guitar at the end of a concert.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:02 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Truthsearcher

Her DeathCare vote should be stuck to her like glue. Death Panels for Missouri?


25 posted on 08/23/2012 7:45:10 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Call it ClairCare except that Deathcare is harder hitting.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 8:19:18 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: DallasBiff
Akin now ten points behind McCaskill according to a Rasmussen poll.

47% of Missouri voters now have a "very unfavorable impression" of Akin.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/missouri/questions_2012_missouri_senate_august_22_2012

27 posted on 08/23/2012 11:15:12 PM PDT by TChad
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