Skip to comments.Authorities investigating threats against Rep. Akin
Posted on 08/23/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
The political furor involving Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri took a nasty turn on Thursday, as Akin's congressional spokesman confirmed that there had been a variety of threats leveled against the Republican lawmaker and his staff.
This was the statement put out by Akin's spokesman Steve Taylor:
I can verify that the Capitol police are working with an outside law enforcement agency regarding threatening contact with our official office. The office of Congressman Akin has received threats of rape of his official staff, family and the Congressman himself along with suggestions that individuals should die.
No other details were immediately made public on where the threats had come from, or if anyone was under specific investigation. The story was first reported by a St. Louis television station, KMOV-TV.
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These baby killers hate truth and will kill more that 1.5 million babies !!
Somebody needs to get Karl Rove off the phone.
I don't care who you are that right there is funny!
Just a sample of what probably happened to Cain and Palin also.
If anyone thinks this sort of crap will cause Akin to resign, dream on. He is nothing if not stubborn, obstinate, and unwavering in his position. He is after all, PCA.
OMG, it’s come to this? The Akin campaign is now trying to claim VICTIM status? The next thing you know they’ll come out and have Sandra Fluke as one of their spokespersons.
Is this done by dems or gop? Aren’t they the same thing now?
I do believe I heard on the radio that one of these threats had stated that “we are going to legitimately rape your wife” to Mr. Akin. We are dealing with some sick people and our side has done nothing but encourage this outrageous response by not putting a lid on how far the lefty media can distort this for political gain. The knee-jerk rejection from most people really do not understand what really happened.
We have the Democratic Media Machine running headlines that Akin said victims of legitimate rape can not get pregnant. LIE!
We have this same propaganda stating that Akin wants to pass a law to ban abortion for anyone that has been raped.
All we hear from our side is he is an idiot he needs to get out, blah. No one has any f’ing balls but Akin.
I don't think they are claiming anything. I think the threats are real. Just read and feel the vitriol oozing from many of the posts on these threads.
We are just weak and pathetic and have a lot of fellows that will trip over themselves to run and apologize to the godless left for not being P.C. enough and be the first to cry out that our party has Idiots. So sorry smooch. Visions of McStain...
everyone needs to shut up and let this story die. it needs to die fast.
All we hear from our side is he is an idiot he needs to get out, blah. No one has any fing balls but Akin.True, chivalry is almost dead; that's why we have a high abortion rate to begin with (the men take off).
I wouldn't want to go to war with these guys but Akin has got balls.
Forget Democrats, from what I have read many on this web site are quite capable.
Akin is an engineer and not an idiot. He just isn’t good looking or have a lot of hair, or the morals of most politicians.
All he did was make known what he understood to be true.
from what I understand from doctors, thats really rare.
Dr. Fred Mecklenburg MD
Dr. John C. Willke, M.D.
Dr. Eugene F. Diamond, MD
Eugene F. Diamond, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Past Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, wrote in the To the Editor section of the April 11, 1985 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine:
Pregnancy is rare after a single act of forcible rape. In a prospective study of 4000 rapes in Minnesota, there were no pregnancies. In a retrospective study covering nine years in Chicago, there were no pregnancies. In a prospective study of 117 rapes there were no pregnancies among either the 17 victims who received DES or the 100 who did not.
Of course they are, otherwise the campaign would've had no comment. His campaign wants sympathy now. It's all about generating campaign dollars.
Feb 18, 2009
“Legitimate” Rape victim says:
I was forcibly raped in 2001. It happened while I was ovulating. I was scared to death that I would become pregnant. When I asked the physician what my chances of being pregnant, he handed me a AMA journal that highlighted a study done in 1999. That study was done concerning all the reported rape cases in Minnesota. Not a single case resulted in a pregnancy. I also did not get pregnant, and thankfully I didnt get an STD either.
I now work in a rape recovery center in a major city. I have met with women who claim to have gotten pregnant while raped. These women tend to be 16 or 17 year old girls with their parents standing over them. When I get them alone and they open up, all of them said the sex was consensual. They were going through the motions because they didnt want to upset their parents. In the last 6 years, I have never seen a true rape case result in pregnancy.
If have been forced to forgive Romney for his actual political positions... I can sure as heck forgive Akin.
The sophisticated and compassionate people are making hate calls.
Something needs to stop this psycho reaction from people.
We have our very own fellow FReepers saying Akin is destroying the country and is responsible for ObamaCare and the total demise of the United States.
This is what’s insane!
Newer studies show a 5% rate of pregnancy in cases of rape, so relatively rare but not exceedingly, however that wasn't the core issue of contention.
He was tone deaf using the crass phrase "legitimate rape." Worse he claimed there was a physical mechanism of the female body that was prevent pregnancy.
The "DES" in the study you link to is Diethylstilbestrol, which was approved as a postcoital contraceptive in emergencies, like rape cases, in the mid 1970s.
That didn’t take long.
That something if for Todd Akin to exit the race by Sept 25th and pay for new ballot printing so the state party can put forth a pro-life constitutional conservative who isn't tainted, can defeat Claire McCaskill and won't harm elections across the nation.
Akin's being used in new ads by Democrats in races from one coast to the other, in House and Senate seats. Whatever his voting record, he is now poisonous. We cannot afford one man's ego putting this critical election in jeopardy.
We care more about the direction of this nation, and the values Akin claims to espouse, and stopping the Obama agenda than we care about his bruised ego. Sarah Palin understood she had become a distraction in Alaska, stepped aside, and called on Akin to do the same here. Akin himself, once upon a time, called for another congressman to resign to avoid distracting from the legislative agenda.
Not a single person supporting Akin will rationally explain WHY AKIN and not another candidate in his place. Even Akin himself, talking to Hannity Tuesday, said there were "thousands" in MO who could step in and do as well on the issues.
If he stays Akin will surely lose; how many others will he take down with him?
Of course they are, otherwise the campaign would’ve had no comment. His campaign wants sympathy now. It’s all about generating campaign dollars.
I just wish they’d stop the minor blizzard of campaign contribution solicitations with which they’re inundating my home email inbox. One of the more recent ones included a message from Huckabee—like a message from that self-centered creature is going to loosen my purse strings
Thanks Red Steel.
It just shows that congresscritters will do ANYTHING to keep their jobs.
>No one has any fing balls but Akin.
He is rolling three steel balls in his hand while he is wondering who stole his palm tree and strawberries.
No.it was his choice of words. thats all.
Liberals showing just how classy they truly are. Get a CCW ,a pistol,training on how to shoot & carry on .
In case anyone wonders what the PCA reference means, here are two posts by me on what it means that Akin is a conservative in the Presbyterian Church in America:
Todd Akin is a PCA member and Covenant Seminary graduate
Being a Pastor and Speaking Out in Todays Culture
By Dr. Michael Milton, Chancellor, Reformed Theological Seminary
Personally, I'm a member of an even more conservative denomination, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The PCA is too broadly evangelical for me, but I'm the first one to say that both of our denominations have their problems.
To prove that Democrats can get some things right, go read Senator Webb's work on the Scots-Irish role on the settlement of the American frontier. One could make a good argument that Scottish blood makes Old School Presbyterians a pretty ornery bunch, and that's Webb's view. I personally think it has much more to do with a very high view of the role of the Old Testament that is shared by Calvinists whether they're Scots Presbyterians, English Puritans, Dutch Reformed, Swiss Reformed, Hungarian Reformed, Korean Presbyterians, or any of the other ethnic groups which have come to have large percentages of Calvinists either now or at some point in their history.