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Missouri conservatives rally to Akin, blast Republican “establishment”
Reuters ^ | August 24, 2012 | Nick Carey

Posted on 08/25/2012 8:06:08 AM PDT by Jonah Vark

(Reuters) – Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that “establishment” Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race.

A backlash has set in here in Akin’s suburban St. Louis congressional district, where supporters said the national party had no right to attempt to force out a duly-elected candidate.

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Most Missourians are common sense conservatives. That's why it's called the SHOW ME State.

I didn't vote for Akin in the primary but I can not, will not, ever vote for Claire McCaskill. Todd Akin will have my support in November.

1 posted on 08/25/2012 8:06:16 AM PDT by Jonah Vark
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To: Jonah Vark

Could someone please explain why he dropped 20 points after his rape comments and how he expects to beat the witch?


2 posted on 08/25/2012 8:14:32 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Jonah Vark
A backlash has set in here in Akin’s suburban St. Louis congressional district, where supporters said the national party had no right to attempt to force out a duly-elected candidate.... who thinks raped woman have magic powers to avoid pregnancy.
3 posted on 08/25/2012 8:15:53 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Jonah Vark

I am not from Missouri, but I would dearly love to see Akin win. Why? Because I, in a vindictive moment, also would love to see all the pundits (Rush, Rove, Hannity, Coulter, et.al.)plus the Republican elites, Democratic trolls embarrassed to the nth degree.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 8:17:16 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: soycd

Because of the success of the MSM. It’s good to see those in the Show Me State cull out the RINOs and rally around a conservative. If the country did that and would have ignored the MSM and the RINOs, we would have Perry or Santorum or Ron Paul, anybody but the establised Romney.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 8:21:34 AM PDT by mikec256
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To: Jonah Vark

Stupid comment, yes. Even more stupid to pile on him along with the rats and their propaganda arm the MSM? Yes! Folks, who are We supposed to be supporting? Think about it and pray for Akin!


6 posted on 08/25/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Parmy

The RNC should have just called the guy on the phone...they made a two day story into a week...


7 posted on 08/25/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: soycd
Could someone please explain why he dropped 20 points after his rape comments and how he expects to beat the witch?

You are witnessing the power that the MSM still holds and the fear that the GOP has of that power. Personally, I never got too excited about the Akin story. He certainly made a stupid comment but the reaction to it was mostly an MSM initiative and overkill in the extreme in terms of it's actual importance. Obama makes worse gaffes on a weekly basis.

But the MSM has the power to do that so you have to very careful, almost impossibly careful. Akin wasn't and he got burned. But I think he is at his low point right now. Give it a week or two and see what happens.

8 posted on 08/25/2012 8:28:47 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: soycd

He dropped in the polls because his own party and the conservative talk shows turned on him, because they are scared of their own shadow. The talk shows don’t want to be boycotted so they water down their message and dump the conservative because he had a gaffe. Democrats don’t have to pay for their gaffes. I am ashamed of Rush, Hannity never has been a conservative, and the GOPe can take a leap. I’m about to change parties.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 8:29:51 AM PDT by Dscott_FR (Right Wing Extremist and proud of it!!)
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To: Jonah Vark

That’s very interesting. Will you send him any $$$? That is what he wants right now.

He hasn’t done any public rallies since he pontificated about “genuine rape”. Lots of hecklers will be there, that’s for sure. Maybe some GOP hecklers?


10 posted on 08/25/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: Jonah Vark

GO AKIN... GO CONSERVATIVES... THE GOP has really blown this one!!!


11 posted on 08/25/2012 8:33:28 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Parmy

You’re going to have to wait a little longer, since that won’t happen in this case.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 8:33:56 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Jonah Vark
That's fine, and I would prefer Akin win, but the Republican Party HAS to verbally distance themselves from extremely toxic, scientifically wrong, mysogynistic comments like Akin's. Simple matter of self-preservation.

Now if Missouri Conservatives can stuff his incredibly stupid, damaging comments back into his mouth and tell him to STFU in the future about rape and abortion except for repeatedly apologizing for his 'magic womb' idiocy, more power to them.

13 posted on 08/25/2012 8:34:03 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: vpintheak
I saw Sarah Palin on Gerta the other night saying he should go.That's good enough for me.

Here is the problem. Akin went Trent Lott/Maccaca the first day apologizing all over the place instead of giving one good apology for ignorance beyond the realm of belief and then get back to the business of explaining why even with his stupid remarks he is far better than Mcquackskill.He didn't do that.All he accomplished was to leave a big blood pool in the water and the rest as they say is history.

That's all the rats needed. They used their DBM to destroy him and we see the result in the polls. He is so far gone now he needs to go.

Sarah Palin can drag almost anyone across the finish line against McQuacksill--she's a hated rat and one of the worst.Even now i doubt she has 50% in the state. We should urge this guy to get out and let Sarah be Sarah.

14 posted on 08/25/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: InterceptPoint

Good post.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 8:35:54 AM PDT by celmak
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To: Jonah Vark

Akin was being a “Mr Know-it-all” and continued to elaborate on a subject he didn’t know enough about.

Has it been a life long habit? Or was being in spot light of all the attention going to his head?

How does anyone rehab that? (unless your on Democrat media free pass)

I’d encourage him to go get help and would welcome him back when he is well again.


16 posted on 08/25/2012 8:37:10 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Hojczyk; InterceptPoint; Parmy

Look, this is not just a matter of not talking about it and thinking it will go away.

Todd Akin is a political dummy. Instead of talking about Obama and the economy he talks about rape (and stupidly at that). He messed up this time, and he’ll do it again. Get him out or you GIVE the seat to Claire. You want that??

Hojczyk, I heard that the RNC tried to contact him, but he’s been cut off by his family - which is running his campaign, BTW.

It’s the World Series of US politics here, this guy made an unforced error, and he refuses to admit it and let another, better, player take his place. He’s thinking only of himself, and not the team, at this point.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 8:39:01 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: vpintheak
Stupid comment, yes. Even more stupid to pile on him along with the rats and their propaganda arm the MSM? Yes!

POWERFUL COMMENT and insight!!!!!

18 posted on 08/25/2012 8:39:01 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Parmy

Listened to Rush on Friday and he denies he ever said any such thing and defended Akin!!


19 posted on 08/25/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Post Toasties
No, they have to put it in the past now. Overkill if they don't.

"Akin apologized. I already stated how I feel about it. Time to move on. The real problem is Obama."

That's what should be stated from our side, or else it's overkill.

20 posted on 08/25/2012 8:42:13 AM PDT by celmak
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To: Parmy
I am not from Missouri, but I would dearly love to see Akin win. Why? Because I, in a vindictive moment, also would love to see all the pundits (Rush, Rove, Hannity, Coulter, et.al.)plus the Republican elites, Democratic trolls embarrassed to the nth degree.

Amen brother, me too. I absolutely despise the RNC, they would be so happy to saddle us with another McCain, David Dewhurst, etc. And for the first time I'm really disappointed with Rush and Mark Levin. I have stuck up for Rush when he has made an ass of himself, and I usually stick up for Mark when he rants and raves like a maniac. I think the next couple months will show they both blew it this time.

21 posted on 08/25/2012 8:42:44 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: Dscott_FR

>”He dropped in the polls because his own party and the conservative talk shows turned on him”<

Revisionist History is a wonderful thing to behold. Most of the people who changed their mind about “Mr. Rape” don’t listen to the GOP Party hacks or Talk Radio.

In one Interview he lost Democrats, Independents, Moderate Republicans and anyone who doesn’t think their Uterus has magical powers. It will be interesting to see how he will win those people back.

The contest was all about Claire being incompetent. Now it’s about the Republican with the Frontal Lobotomy.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 8:44:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: Jonah Vark

Bullsh!t, we’re not rallying around him, we have no other choice but to vote for him, he’s a dipstick doorknob in my mind...


23 posted on 08/25/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Jonah Vark

Talk about going over a cliff! This moron, Akin< will deprive us of a majority senate and will cause Missouri to go to Bam.


24 posted on 08/25/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: soycd
Could someone please explain why he dropped 20 points after his rape comments

1) State Run media,
2) GOP-e "leadership" deciding for the state of MO who should run for Senate seat.

Want more?
25 posted on 08/25/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Dscott_FR
He dropped in the polls because his own party and the conservative talk shows turned on him, because they are scared of their own shadow

You got it. The gaff Akin was so little and really amounted to nothing worth all the crap the established bunch of conservative talk show nuts jumped on. Akin is a very creditable conservative and to skewer him is not only foolish but these conservatives, including Rush, was damn wrong. Lose him in the Senate and it is a real loss.

26 posted on 08/25/2012 8:51:01 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Ted Grant

that’s what I like to see! A real positive attitude...sarc/


27 posted on 08/25/2012 8:52:26 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Jonah Vark

Go Akin. Semper Fi


28 posted on 08/25/2012 8:52:53 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: pollywog

Calling It like i see it. If I see anything to get optimistic about, I’ll let you know.


29 posted on 08/25/2012 8:57:01 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: pollywog

Calling It like i see it. If I see anything to get optimistic about, I’ll let you know.


30 posted on 08/25/2012 8:57:08 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Reddon

....and donate, donate DONATE!!!!!!
We need to get behind this man!


31 posted on 08/25/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Jonah Vark
"Akin faces more of an uphill race now," said Jay Dow, a political scientist at the University of Missouri in Columbia. "The question is whether moderate Republicans will turn out."

Who is he kidding??? That was his tenure speaking. Does he think they will vote for McCaskill and Obamacare???

32 posted on 08/25/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: soycd

Let’s face it the Republicans did it. If he was a democrat who had been caught saying something stupid, we would just be told he was taken out of context and then we would move on.


33 posted on 08/25/2012 9:02:46 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Dscott_FR

You know its really a sad state of affairs when you can say that the ‘rats are more loyal to their candidates than the gop is.


34 posted on 08/25/2012 9:04:03 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: soycd

In which poll did Akin “drop 20 points”?

It certainly wasn’t Rasmussen, where he dropped 9 points (with McCasket up 4).


35 posted on 08/25/2012 9:04:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: TomasUSMC

Semper Fi, Brother


36 posted on 08/25/2012 9:05:48 AM PDT by Texican (This FORMER MARINE will never in his life time "Cut and Run" I dig Dagny Taggart)
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To: soycd
He had 38% to McCaskill’s 48% in the recent Rasmussen poll. But if you take the 9% that want someone else, he could easily be only one point behind after this controversy.
5% are undecided.

If the Republican elite would quit pushing him under the bus and trying to get him to stay under the bus, he will win.

If the GOP actually make him drop out at this late stage in the game, they may as well hang it up. There will be too much resentment and McCaskill will win.

He said something he shouldn't have. Big deal. Anyone with common sense knows what he meant. He is against abortion in the case of rape.

37 posted on 08/25/2012 9:06:22 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: nhwingut
.... who thinks raped woman have magic powers to avoid pregnancy.

Well...It's not a magical power. It is part of the design of the human body. You can force food (like boiled cabbage) down my throat, but since I can't stand the taste, my stomach won't produce much digestive acid, so most of the food just passes through.

Pregnancies from LEGITIMATE RAPES are actually very rare.

LOOK IT UP. It's about 5%. AND part of that 5% is due to women who LIED about being raped and got away with it.

...and that is the real UNSPOKEN offense that is behind the AKIN HANGING MOB.

By his use of the words LEGITIMATE RAPE he implied that WOMEN LIE about being RAPED. AND THAT is why he is being 'gang-raped' by the Public and MSM. Women don't like being called liars, especially when they can avoid responsibility for their 'act' by claiming rape. AND THEY WANT THAT OPTION kept open.

Now, before I get flamed, may I say that men are just as likely to be liars (when it suits a purpose), who have the convenience of not being the ones who becomes pregnant.

38 posted on 08/25/2012 9:07:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (RED NECK KUNG FU by Corn Fuschas)
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To: Reddon
Amen brother, me too. I absolutely despise the RNC, they would be so happy to saddle us with another McCain, David Dewhurst, etc. And for the first time I'm really disappointed with Rush and Mark Levin. I have stuck up for Rush when he has made an ass of himself, and I usually stick up for Mark when he rants and raves like a maniac. I think the next couple months will show they both blew it this time.

Great points. I think if Akin wins, Rush and Levin will just shake it off and say, "Good for Missourians." But if he loses by a point or two, Rush, Mark, the RNC, and all the other bobble-heads who came down on him will realize that casting their lot with DBM killed him and gave the seat to another D.

39 posted on 08/25/2012 9:08:50 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Jonah Vark

Democrats contributed to Akin in the primary race, thinking he would be the easiest to beat (because of his 100% solid conservative record). I hope their strategy backfires big time.


40 posted on 08/25/2012 9:09:38 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: soycd

Could someone please explain why he dropped 20 points after his rape comments and how he expects to beat the witch?


Pollsters know how to get the results they want. I wonder what his internals are.

Change the topic. Go on the offensive. He’s addressed his comment it’s time to move on and attack the witch based on her record and what she supports.

For the record. I would have rather he stepped down but since he won’t..


41 posted on 08/25/2012 9:11:46 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: RKBA Democrat

I know..that is what riled me up from the start. The way the GOPe and all of the talk shows attacked Akin, just to save their face! I’m just about ready to leave the Grand Old Party.


42 posted on 08/25/2012 9:12:40 AM PDT by Dscott_FR (Right Wing Extremist and proud of it!!)
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To: rodguy911
Sarah Palin can drag almost anyone across the finish line . . .

What happened to her queen of choice in the MO primary?

43 posted on 08/25/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: Parmy
But Akin is simply not Conservative enough to meet the standard. He's not even all that clear on his RTL positions.

I think you people are all more like The Huck, and are maybe even closet liberals

44 posted on 08/25/2012 9:13:50 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Logical me
You got it. The gaff Akin was so little and really amounted to nothing worth all the crap the established bunch of conservative talk show nuts jumped on. Akin is a very creditable conservative and to skewer him is not only foolish but these conservatives, including Rush, was damn wrong. Lose him in the Senate and it is a real loss.

That's how the GOPe does it: if you run third party, you're a splitter. Anyone who votes third party needs to quit wasting their vote and hang with the party, so go with the man that the party has picked. Now we have a guy representing the Party itself—a conservative who happens to be in the slot the RNC would rather have filled by a GOPe candidate—and the Party abandons him over the sort of gaffe your average lib' Dem' makes routinely.

It's the the sort of brain-dead maneiver that simply confirms the the RNC is simply DNC-lite.

45 posted on 08/25/2012 9:15:31 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: rodguy911

Sarah had earlier endorsed a different candidate in the Republican primaries. it appears she was right in NOT endorsing this guy.


46 posted on 08/25/2012 9:15:47 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BradyLS

Sarah had earlier endorsed a different candidate in the Republican primaries. it appears she was right in NOT endorsing this guy.


47 posted on 08/25/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: soycd
Could someone please explain why he dropped 20 points after his rape comments and how he expects to beat the witch?

He only dropped 13 points. If you were bashed by your opponents and your own party for a week your numbers would drop as well.

When all those who have been bashing him and want to beat the witch come to their senses his numbers will go back up.

48 posted on 08/25/2012 9:18:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: pollywog
....and donate, donate DONATE!!!!!! We need to get behind this man!

Ha! I did, yesterday, right after his press conference where he announced he was not going to quit. I didn't contribute before that because I fully expected him to eventually back down, cave in, and quit, because after all he IS a Republican. I hate contributing to a candidate only to have them quit early in the fight. This guy is not acting like your typical gutless Republican though, he is not backing down and is still standing.

49 posted on 08/25/2012 9:18:18 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: BradyLS

In short, the Party will abandon you at the drop of a hat for the sake of its own convenience. But if _you_ abandon the Party...!


50 posted on 08/25/2012 9:18:25 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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