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Akin scandal hands Missouri to Obama
weeklystandard.com ^ | August. 24, 2012 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 08/24/2012 10:25:42 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

If the Republican Party needed any more proof that Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin was poison to all GOP-ers, they've got it in a new Missouri presidential poll just published by Rasmussen Reports.

After consistently trailing Mitt Romney in Missouri, President Obama is now beating him. It's by just one point, 47 percent to 46 percent, but it represents a big change from Romney's 50 percent-46 percent lead he had a month ago. Worse for the Republican: Romney has led in Missouri all year--until the Akin "legitimate rape" scandal.

The poll could be proof that the scandal has wounded Romney and Republicans and that the Democratic attacks on the Republican is causing voters to reassess Romney. Rasmussen revised his election projection for Missouri, moving it from "lean Romney" to "toss-up."

Just yesterday, he reported that Akin is 10 points behind embattled Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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1 posted on 08/24/2012 10:25:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure they’re working on a story as we speak tying the hurricane heading towards Florida to Akin as well. We wait with baited breath.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 10:29:48 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh sure I am going to vote for Obama now because what Akin said but before he said it I was for Romney. Yeah thats the ticket.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 10:31:16 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

a 1 point lead in a poll isnt “handing Missouri” to anyone— especially with 70+ days before the actual vote.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 10:31:39 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
At least old lord McCain with Sarah Palin’s help, won Missouri in 2008. These that are claiming they are doing the Lord's work sure have me confused.
5 posted on 08/24/2012 10:32:40 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Akin:

“Screw the country. Let Obama win. I’m going to stand on my principles”.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Weekly Standard’...it figures.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stay calm, everyone. The radical marxists with their death threats against his family and staff will succeed in making Akin a sympathetic character.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Akin “legitimate rape” scandal

There is a scandal? What is the scandal about? Did he rape someone?


9 posted on 08/24/2012 10:35:32 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: kingattax

Does this mean Akin is stupid, or Missouri voters are stupid? We can get over the likes of Akin. Stupid voters are going to be the death of us though.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 10:35:32 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No surprise here.

Many of the supporters of Akin (outside of Missouri) are part of an anti-GOPe group who feel so disenfranchised that their unelectable candidate did not get the nomination that they are willing to accept Obama's infanticide to teach the republican party a lesson. For them, the ends justify the means.

Their goal has been to see to it that Obama win in 2012 for the sole purpose of being able to say "See we told you so".

The normal anti-GOPe crowd (which I am a part of) has had the goal of electing true conservatives to both Houses of Congress, taking control and making sure that the RINO Romney cannot push forward any of his liberal agenda.

Unfortunately, Akin and his ilk are destroying all of those plans to stop socialism and abortion on demand.

It's no coincidence that Akin was (and probably still is) funded by the pro-abortionist crowd. Like Akin supporters, the end jusitifies the means. And the means is a conservative defeat and the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama.

11 posted on 08/24/2012 10:38:06 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Akin may lose the senate race but I just don’t see Romney losing the presidential race in Missouri. He’s just too unpopular.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Uncle Chip

“I’m sure they’re working on a story as we speak tying the hurricane heading towards Florida to Akin as well. We wait with baited breath.”
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Another predictable post.

No, Akin and his bumbling campaign could have no adverse impacts on our conservative electoral hopes for a soundly conservative Senate—or elsewhere. (/sarc)

At least you’re doing a good job of constraining your glee at this latest Rasmussen poll.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 10:39:07 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The ABR’s have a new hero in Akin and are doing their deeds to give obama 4 more years through him.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 10:39:07 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: listenhillary

Its a scandal of stupidity and political incompetence by Akin and his delusional cult like following left by Huckster.


15 posted on 08/24/2012 10:40:53 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: tsowellfan

Over the top much?


16 posted on 08/24/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Uncle Chip

So you seriously believe the two are not related.
And don’t even bother trying to start the only reason Romney’s now behind is because of Republican bashing. You posted,you live with it.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 10:41:49 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: listenhillary

I did and I do call for Akin to get out. But you have made a good point. He made a blunder in defending his condemnation of abortion in case of rape. That is a scandal?

And I heard today that Former President Bill (rapist) Clinton has a 65% approval rating.

What has happened to my country? What has happened to the American people? We have turned into fools who worship at the feet of wicked celebrity. God have mercy.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 10:41:54 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: tsowellfan

Bingo - the Akin nuts are ABR’s going in a different direction to hand the election to Obama.

They are not fooling anyone.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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20 posted on 08/24/2012 10:44:34 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: Signalman
And he said that when???

Keep it up. You sound like a Democratic operative -- exaggerating ... exaggerating ... exaggerating.

He's done more for this country than you have.

21 posted on 08/24/2012 10:45:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I blame Gomer Huckleberry even more than I do Todd Aiken.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 10:46:51 AM 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: Free ThinkerNY

All of this is crap. People are voting their pocketbook. The whole nation has become numb to such gaffes as that after over 3 years of Joe Biden.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 10:49:21 AM PDT by MCF
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To: Ingtar
Over the top much?

You may think it's over the top for conservatives to have had the goal of electing true conservatives to control both Houses of Congress so that the RINO Romney cannot push forward any of his liberal agenda unopposed, but most conservatives think it only logical.

If anybody is over the top it's the group who feels that there's nothing suspicious with pro-abortion democrats funding Akin's campaign.

24 posted on 08/24/2012 10:50:27 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Romney’s message is so fragile that he can lose based on one sentence by an obscure Senate candidate then we have much bigger problems.

Here’s an idea. How about the Republican establishment and now Consersative pundits SHUT UP. If Missouri conservatives want a new candidate, let them ask for one.


25 posted on 08/24/2012 10:50:54 AM PDT by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
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To: listenhillary
There is a scandal? What is the scandal about? Did he rape someone?

Even in the military, they teach you, when you're on a field campaign, don't go wandering off into minefields.

Akin did that.

Is he a doctor? No. Did his family have personal experience with rape? No. He's in an election that can, and should, be about the lousy economy and Obama's incompetence.

So what the hell is he doing talking about rape?!

Todd Akin might be a nice guy, but politically, he's an idiot. And now he's political poison - replace him or Claire gets re-elected - simple as that.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 10:51:15 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: wiggen
So you seriously believe the two are not related.

Ohh no -- I believe they are. But let's add the bashing he is taking from all the irrational people from DU operatives on conservative forums and fair weather conservatives to the mix -- and that is beyond his control -- but it is in your and their control.

27 posted on 08/24/2012 10:51:43 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First of all there are “non-legit” rapes....accusations.....i.e. Tawana Brawley.

Second....I suspect Akin is just like most men....he has no knowledge of how, what or why the female body works the way it does. If his wife or daughter did start to talk to him about that subject he probably shut them down with a “whoa, whoa..na na na, not listening....don’t want to know about all that!” And because he is clueless, he should just zip it. Instead, he, like a lot of men, have to keep talking so everybody thinks he’s so smart. Akin, I’m not exactly sure what you were trying to say, next time keep your mouth shut and appear intelligent instead of opening it and removing all doubt! Chaps my ass that now this is going to be used to it’s full advantage by the Democrats.


28 posted on 08/24/2012 10:52:33 AM PDT by jackieh
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To: Reddon
"Stupid voters are going to be the death of us though."

Amen brother! People who vote based on emotion are ignorant, moronic, and THE serious threat to our nation.

29 posted on 08/24/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Akin scandal hands Missouri to Obama

LoL BS. It would be good if Obama thinks he has a chance and thereby spends his OBot cash in Missouri. It's a sink hole for Obama, but yes go for it Obama.

30 posted on 08/24/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Recent voting over the last few years has Missourians largely leaning conservative, from their repudiation of Obamacare to right to carry.

O will take the two big urban zones(which are quickly de-populating due to murder and flight), but the wooded countryside and the burbs will counter them.


31 posted on 08/24/2012 10:56:10 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Uncle Chip

Fair weather conservatives? How about one issue conservatives? They do more harm to the cause than anyone.
These are not fair weather conservatives. I love how people in here fall back on the ‘you’re not a real conservative’ argument when their ideas have no merit.
He is costing us the seat and quite possibly the state. This has nothing to do with anything except he’s an idiot and unprepared for a larger stage.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For the elitist Neocons who populate the Weekly Standard to be throwing in the towel on Missouri indicates to me that the Republican elite smells defeat and are all ready looking for excuses and scapegoats.

Namby pamby hand wringing Chicken Littles who are public moaning and going woe is me what are we going to do about Todd Akin because little Todd threatens Humpty Dumpty and if Mittens fall we will never be able to put him back together again.

If Mittens be so weak to have his election chances squashed by a stupid political hack nobody like Todd Akins, then anyone with a brain would have to question the character and competency of the Mittens campaign instead of Todd Aiken who is doing what any political hack would do which is put himself above his party or the country.

Todd Aiken is simply a lifetime in office guy who ain't had a real job since 1988, and he is simply one senatorial candidate from Missouri which may be in the center of the country but is NOT the center of the political universe, although the Democrats would like to make Todd Aiken the center of the political universe and screaming hysterical loons like Crazy Annie Coulter and Sean Hannity, the Weekly Standard, and Team Mittens have certainly aided and abetted the Dems in a making Aiken a media mountain out of a Missouri molehill.

33 posted on 08/24/2012 11:03:44 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Uncle Chip

>Keep it up. You sound like a Democratic operative — exaggerating ... exaggerating ... exaggerating.

Spoken like a stealth democrat operative.

It’s “democrat operative” to anyone other than a democrat who finds it insulting.

There is nothing “Democratic” about your democrat party.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 11:04:49 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Akin has been receiving death threats, and members of his staff and family have been threatened with rape. Read more here.
35 posted on 08/24/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: who knows what evil?

If you don’t like this GOP-e BS, here’s a conservative article from the American Spectator:
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/08/23/cowed-by-political-correctness

I stopped subscribing to the Weakly Standard when my parrot died. Or maybe e’s just restin’? In any event, e’s not making messes like this post.


36 posted on 08/24/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed and angry conservatives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnEpWEPEzOU


37 posted on 08/24/2012 11:07:52 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: Uncle Chip

He’s done more for Obama than Obama’s own surrogates have.


38 posted on 08/24/2012 11:09:55 AM PDT by jb729
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To: Uncle Chip

>DU operatives on conservative forums

Your fellow DUmmys over at the DUmpster are tickled pink that akin is staying in and getting the witch reelected. They are bragging in PMs how they are in here boosting akin.


39 posted on 08/24/2012 11:11:54 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Red Steel

I agree. It’s a lot easier to say No Akin to a pollster in the middle of this brouhaha than it will be to pull the lever for Obama in November. I wouldn’t even be surprised to see Akin settle in and win his own race by the time the Left gets done hyperventilating.

Republicans will be back in the fold within a week or two. Meanwhile, the Left has succeeded in finding yet another topic to harangue us with for a week straight, rather than having to talk Obama’s record over the past 3 1/2 years, and, as usual, the Right has been snookered by the ruse.


40 posted on 08/24/2012 11:14:39 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Uncle Chip

How to you donate to Akin? Do you give it directly or go through Claire first?

Just wondering


41 posted on 08/24/2012 11:15:26 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: wiggen
How about one issue conservatives?

So then for which one of the issues of the conservative movement that others may hold dearer than you are you willing to turn on one of your own??? Is this the "one" and only one or are there more???

42 posted on 08/24/2012 11:15:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'll subscribe to the TRUTH which was stated by Yogi Berra long ago.

"It ain't over 'til it's over"
43 posted on 08/24/2012 11:18:50 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Scandal?

The guy said something dumb.

How is that a scandal, when things like Fast and Furious are not?

44 posted on 08/24/2012 11:21:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Both of you guys are on the money.


45 posted on 08/24/2012 11:21:50 AM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: tsowellfan

http://www.akin.org/


46 posted on 08/24/2012 11:22:21 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Be nice if "conservative" pundits bothered to read the poll rather then mindlessly cling to their emotion based opinions. Romney loss of support in MO comes from REPUBLICANS deserting him over his statement on Akin.

“Obama’s Democratic support in the state remains largely unchanged at 96%, and voters not affiliated with either major party still favor Romney by 20 points. But Republican support in Missouri for the party’s likely nominee has fallen from 94% in late July to 85% now,”

It would be best if the Conservative/GOP movement quit obsessing about Akin, you are cutting your own throats.

Conservatives are fracturing their own base in MO for NO reason. Get back on message! Quit falling for the Democrat propaganda machines tactics of diversion and distraction.

47 posted on 08/24/2012 11:23:35 AM 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: Uncle Chip

Uncle Chip, you’re trying to defend a staunch conservative, and on a conservative forum, from attacks (by people purporting to be conservatives) very much like attacks by Democrats—the usual suspects: Boy Clinton, Baffling Biden, `I AM The Law’ Obama: “This is outrageous! He should resign! Harumph, harumph!”) and they follow the Saul Alinsky tactic of accusing you of doing what they are doing .... the GOP elite and their auto-calling robot drones.
The gifts that keep on giving, on and on and on, like little Energizer Bunnies.

And it’s happening here. Right here: on Free Republic.
Is it any wonder that FR contributions are stuck at 95%?


48 posted on 08/24/2012 11:26:52 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed and angry conservatives)
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To: funfan

“Oh sure I am going to vote for Obama now because what Akin said but before he said it I was for Romney. Yeah thats the ticket.”

Face the facts people what many have been saying for the last few days is coming home to roost. Akin is bringing a lot of Rep down with him.

He will be gone in 2 weeks, after causing a great deal of trouble, all for his ego.


49 posted on 08/24/2012 11:27:14 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This sux. I do admire his determination but I don’t agree with what he said and he should bow out and he should have. He is 65 and should buy a house in Florida and enjoy the golden years. He is political poison and that is just the way it is whether good or bad.


50 posted on 08/24/2012 11:27:32 AM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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