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Selfish Akin bringing GOP down with him
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Posted on 08/23/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan

If “all politics is local politics,” it must be said: This is a bad week to be a Missourian.

No, I don’t live in Missouri. But I’m a conservative and a pro-life advocate, so thanks to Rep. W. Todd Akin, I must necessarily worry about the U.S. Senate race in Missouri, a contest that should have been an easy win for my side.

Mr. Akin thrust himself into the Hall of Fame of 21st Century Political Stupidity, an incredible accomplishment in the age of Anthony “Weinergate” Weiner, then-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s rendezvous with a lover in Argentina, and anything uttered by Vice President Joseph R. Biden.

By using the words “legitimate” and “rape” in a dependent clause, and by opining that pregnancy is less likely to occur under traumatic circumstances because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Mr. Akin turned himself into a lightning rod of controversy...

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1 posted on 08/23/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Gotta be up before you can fall down. The GOP sux.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 7:17:05 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: tsowellfan

Not sure which Akin thread to respond in.

But yes, when you have an issue that Rove, Rush, Palin, Levin, Hannity and Romney all agree on, ie that Akin needs to step down, then I would say there really isn’t a debate.

His most frustrating comment was the one where he talked about the voters of Missouri wanting him there. Yeah, maybe 30 percent of R primary voters voted for you plus another 6 percent from Dem mischief makers. A real mandate for Todd.

If Todd really thinks the voters want him, then have them re-run the primary post this week of stupidity. He’d lose and lose badly.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: bicyclerepair

I’m not seeing any effect on my candidates but yes I agree overall, the GOP is a mess all by themselves.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 7:21:05 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: SteveAustin

Rove is a GOPe statist, Hush Bimbo is just being Hush Bimbo, just how often do you hear Bimbo fighting for social issues? Palin makes errors and even endorsed Orrin Hatch, Sean Vannity is a GOPe nancy boy, and Mitt Romney is a pathological liar who compares the Tea Party to frightened, angry Ferrets. Best of all, I’m a conservative who thinks for himself. Not a herd animal like most people.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 7:23:04 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: SteveAustin
If Todd really thinks the voters want him, then have them re-run the primary post this week of stupidity. He’d lose and lose badly.

Dang good point!

6 posted on 08/23/2012 7:23:29 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: RaisingCain

The majority of Tea Party members want Akin out.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 7:25:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan
The American Spectator has an story ridiculing the Republican Party for being too politically correct towards Aiken. I am glad someone agrees with my views. The uninformed posts to rants are making this much worse to unseat the woman.
8 posted on 08/23/2012 7:26:18 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: tsowellfan

No he’s not. Even without MO the GOP is going to pick up 4-8 Senate seats

It is utterly pathetic how easily the GOP/Conservative movement falls for these Democrat Propaganda machine tactics of diversion and distraction


9 posted on 08/23/2012 7:27:58 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: RaisingCain

Personally I think a lot of “moderates” from Romney on down are struggling and trying to blame someone when they themselves are pathetic.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 7:29:26 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: tsowellfan

If drama queen Willard and his Giddy Ship LolliGOP are so fragile in their hold on reality that one insignaificant Republican US Senate candidate interjecting a little truth into the abortion debate can upset their handcart, then they better just take some Prozac and drop out of the race...

That way the emotional anxiety will all go away...


11 posted on 08/23/2012 7:29:46 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: tsowellfan

Akin is a dumbarse and should drop out just because of his ability to shoot himself in the foot repeatedly.

Nonetheless, though my fellow Freepers are generally spot bang on the issues, too many of you are political morons. The fact he is only down 10% after this and McGaskill is under 50% is in political terms near miraculous.

If Akin gets smart he could win this.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: RaisingCain
Best of all, I’m a conservative who thinks for himself

No you are Democrat bot clown who thinks he is clever racing around Conservative websites posturing as an Uber Conservative while doing nothing but trash talking the GOP and its candidates.

We see you infliTratiors ever election year. This leftist clown stunt fools no one here.

13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:30:42 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: SteveAustin

when you have an issue that Rove, Rush, Palin, Levin, Hannity and Romney all agree

Rove, Hannity..Romneycare.. come on...
get off my phone.....down he goes...


14 posted on 08/23/2012 7:32:43 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: SteveAustin

>>>when you have an issue that Rove, Rush, Palin, Levin, Hannity and Romney all agree

Rove, Hannity..Romneycare.. come on...
get off my phone.....down he goes...


15 posted on 08/23/2012 7:33:04 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I’m not trash talking Akin. The RINO are.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 7:33:38 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

Rush spent the day explaining the Republicans are scared of their own shadow and we must just accept this fact for eternity. Nothing we can do about it, and it really doesn’t matter anymore since Rush has a bunch of money and it set for life.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:06 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Christie at the beach

The GOP does have a tendency to eat their own as stated in the article that you mention. I have seen it. I’m sure we could sit down and come up with a list of names and examples where it has happened. I’m also sure we could all agree that those people were treated unfairly by the GOP.

Akin is an exception to that list. Yes, the GOP knee jerked on Akin but even a broken clock is correct twice a day. It just so happened that this knee jerk reaction was a good one.
Shame on Akin for allowing the GOP to earn credibility on this issue. Until now the GOP was lacking that credibility of eating their own that were good ones.

To compare Akin to those good ones that have unfairly been tossed by the GOP is actually an insult to conservatism, the pro-life movement and those who were unfairly tossed before him.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 7:35:55 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: RaisingCain

You going to need to go back democratic troll school because you’re way too obvious. Somewhat entertaining though, so thanks for that.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:04 PM PDT by PAR
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To: tsowellfan

Not True. This isn’t about the Tea Party anyway. I’m not Tea Party, a lot of us conservatives aren’t just automatically Tea Partiers just because the Tea Party exists. The Tea Party isn’t really much of anything, but a bunch of people trying to claim a piece of leadership of it.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 7:37:21 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: tsowellfan
The majority of Tea Party members want Akin out.
One of the top women working 24-7 from the Chicago Tea Party on the election of Mark Kirk [IL] was one of the ugliest pro-aborts I've ever spoken to. I was shocked! Evidently they're not all pro-life. Here's Mark's record:

Support woman's right to choose; along with family planning. (Sep 2000)
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)

http://www.ontheissues.org/il/mark_kirk.htm
21 posted on 08/23/2012 7:38:13 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: cripplecreek; Tennessee Nana

Curious why pro Life conservatives around here are so busy acting as propaganda agents for the Infanticide on Demand Obama campaign?

Or were you two so busy bitching about Romney that you missed the fact that the GOP just put the strongest pro life plank ever in their 2012 platform?


22 posted on 08/23/2012 7:38:32 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: RaisingCain

Ok, we know the list of politicians who want Akin gone, let’s see the list of those who want him to stay in (without the democrats on that list).


23 posted on 08/23/2012 7:39:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan
I like this writer, she puts the Akin situation in it's proper perspective, IMO.

Marybeth Hicks is a weekly columnist for the The Washington Times and an author and speaker on politics, media, parenting, and the culture.

24 posted on 08/23/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tsowellfan
Shame on you for thinking a politician is perfect.

Knock yourself out over this drama. You and the others

are making it worse. Let it be so time can help.

25 posted on 08/23/2012 7:41:37 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: MNJohnnie

It is utterly pathetic how easily the GOP/Conservative movement falls for these Democrat Propaganda machine tactics of diversion and distraction

This is not about the GOP vote in Missouri.Most GOPers will vote for him given no other alternative. I would even tho he is a blooming idiot. It is about the independent vote there that was heavily vs Obamacare and ready to throw McCaskill out until Akin blew himself up.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: PAR

You’ve reflected my thoughts exactly. I guess I’ve been too chicken to post them—fear of being banned.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:02 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RaisingCain

C’mon, you can’t be serious. Which retread are you?


28 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: tsowellfan

jeez..give it a rest..let this story die


29 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:35 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: tsowellfan

Any Republican that has overwhelming backing by Democrats must suck...


30 posted on 08/23/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“C’mon, you can’t be serious. Which retread are you?”


C’mon, you can’t be serious. The party slavishness got old about 1,000 Romney threads ago.


31 posted on 08/23/2012 7:45:01 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: bicyclerepair

Gotta be up before you can fall down. The GOP sux.
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The GOP sucks? I guess you’ve reached the point where you’re getting close to admitting a desire to defeat GOP candidates?


32 posted on 08/23/2012 7:46:02 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: MNJohnnie

You must have a very short memory.
Don’t you remember “Mark Foley”?

He is the main reason the GOP lost the house.
So, I would not be so sure that Akin won’t sink the entire ship.

It is regretful that he made those comments.
But he needs to go.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 7:47:26 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SteveAustin

“Today’s standards are that when someone make any stupid thing, after [s]he apologizes , [s]he is forgotten and [s]he can continue ..... as the wrong was not done and it’s history.
Is that good for the young generation ?
No.
Remember how the Democrats defended Clinton during Lewinsky times ...
“ Honest mistake, private life, no mention of lies, etc.”
The result ...... the then young kids and the entire society followed the “presidential” example ........... and now we get this more and more .

As a “good” politician Todd Akin followed the Clinton model ...
However he has been wrong at least on three counts :
1. Atkin is not the POTUS,
2. Atkin is not spelled ..... Clinton
3. Atkin is not a Democrat.

Atkin is not only a selfish politician but also an incompetent one.

As any politician of our times. he speaks first, think after that, and after he start thinking of his stupidity apologizes.

He is dreaming that he is now a “new” transformational figure, he is dreaming that he’s now the “new” Alpha and Omega ....

Poor soul, as any politician, Atkin wants to apologize and continue to disregard the morals and the voters.

Again, Atkin continue to do [wrong things] with out thinking of their consequences.

How could the voters elect someone like Atkin, who does something and after that thinks of the consequences of his actions ?

Today we’ve gotten enough such politicians in DC and also we’ve gotten 16 Trillions on debts, more than 8% unemployment rate, more than 20 million illegal immigrants, almost 40% of people not paying taxes and the list goes on.

Mr Atkin we do not need you in DC, remain in Missouri and start rehabilitating yourself.

Mr. Atkin be a gentleman, cut your loses and go .....”

Saw it in the comments


34 posted on 08/23/2012 7:47:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: RaisingCain
Best of all, I’m a conservative who thinks for himself.

A man who "thinks for himself" doesn't support any of these dishonest cynical critters. Otherwise, he'll always be with some or other mob.

35 posted on 08/23/2012 7:48:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Christie at the beach

It’s funny. When this first broke, everyone said the libs would hammer this from now until election day. Now, it seems to me like it is the conservatives who just won’t shut up about it.


36 posted on 08/23/2012 7:51:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: tsowellfan

Do you want to kill the baby of mommy who says she was “raped”? Is that your quest? What if mommy wont testify ? What if mommy is a liar and just expedient?


37 posted on 08/23/2012 7:51:26 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: tsowellfan

At least this takes the attention from Rep. Kerry Gauthier (D-MN) who was caught having sex at a rest stop with a 17 year old boy.
Dead girl / live boy - where have the standards gone?


38 posted on 08/23/2012 7:52:51 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: RaisingCain
I love when a new little puppy comes into a home, sh*ts all over the floors, chews up the furniture, digs holes under the fence, pees on the Mistresses negligee and then ends up at the pound thinking “what happened?”
39 posted on 08/23/2012 7:53:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Christie at the beach; dalebert

Re: “Let this die” - “you and others are making this worse”

Wrong - Akin’s keeping it alive and spending a lot of money to keep it going

http://youtu.be/VbOKlGOabhg


40 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:07 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: RaisingCain
Troll --> RaisingCain
41 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: tennmountainman
No I remember Foley, you obviously do not.

Foley was an issue because of the GOP leadership attempts to cover up for him. The Dems linked that to the other 10 or so corrupt incompetent GOP house member the leadership was covering up for. The drunk, the wife beater, the crooks etc. It was the perception of incompetence and corruption in the GOP House leadership that sunk them in 2006.

42 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:25 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Kind of like Dukakis riding in the tank moment.


43 posted on 08/23/2012 7:54:40 PM PDT by quickquiver (No, means N O.)
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To: mlizzy

Absolutely love that you used On the Issues to do the research and measure the candidate for yourself. I wish more of our FRiends would follow your lead instead of knee-jerking their reactions along with the GOP.


44 posted on 08/23/2012 7:55:04 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: RaisingCain

wow - you’re so awesome! Gonna be a pirate when you grow up too????


45 posted on 08/23/2012 7:55:41 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: RaisingCain

You are not alone my love. Check me out!!


46 posted on 08/23/2012 7:56:11 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Boogieman

It would appear that you haven’t been watching the cable new shows or reading the newspapers. Akin has proven to be a gift for the media/democrats that just keeps on giving. He seems to be the only one oblivious to that fact.


47 posted on 08/23/2012 7:56:38 PM PDT by PAR
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To: RaisingCain

I’m glad the repubs are playing hardball and taking Akins out at the knees. We’re on a roll with Ryan ...about to take the presidency, the senate, the house and the supremes.

Make a friggin example out of him so any repub who even THINKS of breaking goofy and fing this up knows whats in store.


48 posted on 08/23/2012 7:57:22 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Free Vulcan

Akin is a brilliant marine and American. HE WILL WIN and shut these weak republicrats up!! He was totally correct about rape and if he was not correct — do we then kill the innocent child? Is that what these weak minded want?


49 posted on 08/23/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT by marygonzo
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50 posted on 08/23/2012 8:02:07 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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