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Pull Akin off Science Committee
clinton news network, aka cnn ^ | 8-2012 | some feminist whackjob RAT

Posted on 08/27/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT by doug from upland

(CNN) -- Controversy continues to swirl around the comments made by Todd Akin, Missouri Representative and Senate candidate, that "legitimate rape" would only rarely lead to pregnancy. Initially, the media focused on the fallout of his remarks concerning issues of abortion, sexual violence and the effect on women voters. While Akin has vigorously recanted his remarks, and both Mitt Romney and President Obama have lambasted his statements, only more recently has attention been paid to the fact that Akin sits on the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's petition for Speaker of the House John Boehner to remove Akin, a Republican, from the House science committee is just starting to gain momentum, and well it should.

The House science committee has oversight on congressional science and technology policy and thereby helps shape the course of billions of dollars of related funding. In other words, Akin -- who is now best known for his folkloric views on reproduction -- has a strong say in determining the long-term scientific progress of our country.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; delusional; missouri; thankyouakin
The RATS are using this to deflect the most important weapon in the GOP arsenal -- the worst economy since the Great Depression and the incompetence of Obama in handling it. Thanks, Todd Akin. The longer this delusional, arrogant man stays in, the worse the damage. The RATS have jumped on the gift that he gave them and are exploiting it across the country. Both of his advisers, his genius son and wife, tell him he can still win.

Note to fellow FReepers. If you post on Akin threads and want him gone, you have been called a "surrender monkey" and an "infestation."


1 posted on 08/27/2012 11:32:08 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

If that’s the case then shouldn’t John Conyers be pulled off the Judiciary committee given that his wife is in prison?


2 posted on 08/27/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: doug from upland

“some feminist whackjob RAT”

THAT’s funny! I just had to click and read more. LOL.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 11:39:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: circlecity

Yes. And Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks astronauts have landed on Mars, should be off the space subcommittee. And the idiot, Hank Johnson, who thinks Guam could tip over, should not be on any committee.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 11:44:31 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland

They should have pulled him off any and all committees yesterday. They need to do it now and then send a letter to every woman voter informing them that they have done all they can do to distance from akin. It’s time for hardball.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 11:44:45 AM PDT by soycd
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To: carriage_hill

:)


6 posted on 08/27/2012 11:45:27 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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Let's Continue To Move Forward
7 posted on 08/27/2012 11:53:19 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: soycd
It’s time for hardball.

I'm sure it's your favorite show.

8 posted on 08/27/2012 11:56:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: doug from upland
"Controversy continues to swirl around the comments made by Todd Akin, Missouri Representative and Senate candidate, that 'legitimate rape' would only rarely lead to pregnancy."

What Todd Akin actually said was: "It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, uh the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

So even in his statement Akin admitted that women who are raped can get pregnant. He also reiterated that in his apology. And it is clear from the context of the statements that Akin intended “legitimate” to mean “actual,” not “acceptable.”

The only controversy swirling around the fifth-column MSM toilet bowl is the verbal diarrhea from a feminist whackjob RAT and her RINO/faux-conservative supporters.

9 posted on 08/27/2012 12:00:25 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: doug from upland
I guess I'm part of that "infestation".

There is a reason put why McCaskill put money into Akin's campaign.

Akin lacks the humility to step down.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 12:02:22 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: doug from upland

Being insulted by a nut bag is a badge of honor.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 12:10:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Berlin_Freeper
What a pathetic youtube commercial.

Todd messed up, please get out for the conservative cause.

Don;t go down in history as a conservative Joe Biden.

12 posted on 08/27/2012 12:11:06 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: circlecity

If you had to have earned a “C” in 8th grade Science class to be on the Science committee, there would be no Dem’s on it.

If you had to have earned a “C” in 5th grade Civics class to be on the Judiciary committee, there would be no Dem’s on it.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 12:15:53 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: DallasBiff
Todd Akin gets online fundraising boost
14 posted on 08/27/2012 12:16:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: doug from upland

Confession is good for the soul. Come on......don’t be afraid.....admit you’re a Democrat.....you’ll feel better......


15 posted on 08/27/2012 12:17:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: doug from upland

“Legitimate” rape- a sex act that is non-consensual, as opposed to buyer’s remorse for a consensual act, followed by an accusation.

“...body has ways of shutting that down.”- refers to the fact that stress may stop or delay ovulation.

Stupidly and unthinkingly used; only partly correct, never should’a said it.

“You’d better put some ice on that”.- never mind!

“It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is...”- never mind!

“I never had sex with that woman...”- never mind!

Stupidly and unthinkingly used, never should’a said it.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 12:23:28 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: doug from upland

>> If you post on Akin threads and want him gone, you have been called a “surrender monkey” and an “infestation.” <<

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That’s pretty mild compared to how I’d describe them, pass the drano, this thread is getting backed up.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 12:24:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Carl Vehse
Tossing indiscriminate insults is all you have left when defending the indefensible.
18 posted on 08/27/2012 12:25:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Berlin_Freeper; DallasBiff

Biffy and his husband are just too cheap to donate.


19 posted on 08/27/2012 12:27:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: DManA
DManA @18: "Tossing indiscriminate insults is all you have left when defending the indefensible.

Specifically what indiscriminate insults have I tossed around?

20 posted on 08/27/2012 12:31:36 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: editor-surveyor
Biffy and his husband are just too cheap to donate.

Biffy, doesn't have a husband, but it seems you, editor-surveyor, has a husband in Todd Akin.

21 posted on 08/27/2012 12:35:44 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: Carl Vehse
"If it’s a legitimate rape, uh the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something."

I like how he qualifies his ignorance with that logical gem 'Lets assume, just for the sake of discussion, that reality exists, and the magical anti-rape internal mechanism that I mentioned earlier, doesn't kick in.'

You don't justify the pro-life position with convenient psuedo-science. It does nothing to help the cause. Here's the whole sequence again:

JACO: Ok, so if an abortion could be considered in the case of a tubal pregnancy or something like that, what about in the case of rape? Should it be legal or not?

AKIN: Well, you know, people always want to try and make that as one of those things... "Well, how do you slice this particularly tough sort of ethical question?" It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment. But the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.

Response that doesn't make you look like a buffoon: It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand that's really rare. I think there should be some punishment. But the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not the child.
22 posted on 08/27/2012 12:44:52 PM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: doug from upland

“Yes. And Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks astronauts have landed on Mars, should be off the space subcommittee. And the idiot, Hank Johnson, who thinks Guam could tip over, should not be on any committee.”

Better still, since they are both “Holder’s People,” we should repatriate them to their native country? in Africa where they can join the local Habitat for Humanity building mud huts for their new “constituents.”


23 posted on 08/27/2012 12:45:23 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: doug from upland
Todd Akin wasn't the only man abandoned on the field of battle.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 12:49:49 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Carl Vehse
Did I give you the impression I wanted to play stupid games with you?

If anyone stupidly misinterpreted what I said and their feelings were hurt I apologize.

25 posted on 08/27/2012 12:57:44 PM PDT by DManA
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To: circlecity

No. We should make an issue of it and try to embarass them.

Ooops I forgot. You can’t embarass a Democrat.

I think, however, that Aiken made a comment so egregiously stupid he should be removed from any position.

Heard him interviewed on Sean Hannity. Aiken is a dope.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 12:58:04 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: doug from upland

Who is less scientific, Aken, who swallowed the theory (proposed by others) that raped women are less likely to conceive, or the Democrats, who swallow the theory that an unborn child is not human?


27 posted on 08/27/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Blackyce
Todd Akin probably got the view he clumsily expressed on the liklihood of pregnancy from rape based on one or more of the following articles:

“The Indications for Induced Abortion: A Physician’s Perspective,” by Dr. Fred Mecklenburg in Abortion and Social Justice an anthology compiled by Dr. Thomas W. Hilger in 1972. Dr. Mecklenburg was the former chairman of obstetrics at Inova Women’s Hospital in Fall’s Church, Va.

A 1979 book, Handbook on Abortion by Dr. John C. "Jack" Willke, founder of the National Right to Life Committee.

Willke also wrote an article, "Rape Pregnancies are rare" in the Christian Life Resources, April 1999.

So chastise Akin for relying on such articles, and for not being more quantitative in his description of the chances of a rape victim becoming pregnant. But this still doesn't warrant the slavering attacks against him that have been posted on Freerepublic.

28 posted on 08/27/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Uncle Chip

One, I don’t get TV out here in the sticks.
Two, you are full of it.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by soycd
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To: doug from upland

We’re fortunate he won’t be back in the House when he loses to McCaskill.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 2:23:06 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 71 days away.)
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To: Uncle Chip

My guess is that hardball is not his favorite show. But then, you were just trying to be clever. Fail.

Sometimes it is helpful to leave the echo chamber and see what the other side is saying. Then we are better able to form our argument to defeat theirs. I have been watching what the RATS have been doing with the Akin issue across the country. It is going to be a sickening display using the issue at their convention. It is a tragedy that they were given this early Christmas gift as an issue to sidestep the real issue. The winning issue for our side is the economy. Don’t get me wrong. Pro-life may be the defining issue of our time. But we can’t advance the position if we don’t have the political power to do so. That means winning the majority of seats. Missouri was a pickup that has been blown.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: newzjunkey

I hope his House seat is going to be won by another pro-life conservative.


32 posted on 08/27/2012 2:30:48 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Cicero

re: Who is less scientific, Aken, who swallowed the theory (proposed by others) that raped women are less likely to conceive, or the Democrats, who swallow the theory that an unborn child is not human?
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The RAT position of considering the unborn just worthless tissue is despicable. That is what is so infuriating about Akin, a genuine pro-lifer. He and he alone will be responsible for allowing a horrible pro-abort to return to the Senate. A number of serious pro-life conservatives could replace him and win. His hubris will not allow it. He is so delusional that he damages the pro-life movement without realizing it.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 2:36:34 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: blueunicorn6

re: Confession is good for the soul. Come on......don’t be afraid.....admit you’re a Democrat.....you’ll feel better......
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Well, newbie, I’ll cut you some slack. Check the history from 1996 -— 7,172 threads and 78,415 replies. You research my history here and determine whether I am a Democrat.

I have two observations. Unicorn in your screen name is fitting. And from your homepage: Here’s a photo of me and my three dogs.........well, I’m not smart enough to post photos so just pretend you see a photo of me with my three dogs. I’m the one on the left.......with the jowls.....slobbering.

No, you are not smart enough. At least you can recognize it. That’s a start. Advice for the future. Don’t come to a gunfight unarmed.


34 posted on 08/27/2012 2:47:56 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland

<>It is going to be a sickening display using the issue at their convention.<>

They will overplay their hand like these in Tampon:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2923423/posts


35 posted on 08/27/2012 2:52:17 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: doug from upland
doug from upland demonstrates his support for the conservative in the Missouri Senate race:


36 posted on 08/27/2012 3:10:06 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: doug from upland
Thanks for update; I contacted my Congressman and asked him to fight all efforts directed at Todd Akin’s removal.
37 posted on 08/27/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: doug from upland; All

And here’s the thing: Akin just keeps it up, and keeps it up. He was on with Charlie Brennan (KMOX, St. Louis, that’s in Missouri, where I live and vote) today, and of course this topic was discussed and Akin said he doesn’t even support a woman getting emergency contraception in the immediate aftermath of a rape.

C’mon people....I’m a pro-life, homeschooling Mom of five (and Grammy of one), I live in Missouri, I know who Todd Akin is, I know the political landscape around here fairly well. This does not fly with mainstream American women at all, ok? And that is who the candidates have to convince. Not conservative purists. The women I know consider him a laughingstock.

I get that he said sorry, but sometimes there needs to be penance along with contrition in order to set things right. In this case he would have done us all a favor if he had put his own desires (or whatever drives him) aside, sacrificed his candidacy for the greater (pro-life, conservative)good, and let one of the other conservative, pro-life candidates take his place.

He said sorry, and I forgive him, but I won’t send him any money and I won’t vote for him because in my opinion he is unfit to represent me and unfit to lead. I won’t vote for Claire either. I’m still hoping he’ll do the right thing and step aside.

And those of you who keep arguing on Akin’s behalf, I don’t think you do him any favors by being vitriolic and hateful, and I see a lot of that on FR and most of it is from people who don’t even live in this state. Stop and consider that you may just not have all the information that Missourians, esp. those of us in the greater St. Louis area, have.


38 posted on 08/27/2012 3:41:32 PM PDT by BizzeeMom (lifelong Missourian. pro-life, homeschooling, 2nd amendment loving Mom and Grammy.)
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To: Jacquerie
Xlnt, you used that graphic you found three times. Pretty lazy, not surprisingly. Here is another new one for you.


39 posted on 08/27/2012 3:44:25 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: DallasBiff

Or the common sense to step down. Now we are stuck voting for this asshat in the (now) futile effort to defeat McCaskill, knowing he will lose, and that had he had stepped down, we might have had someone who could win. Instead, we are doomed to another six years of Air Claire (and you know that plane will be flying again once she is re-elected).


40 posted on 08/27/2012 3:51:04 PM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: BizzeeMom

Thanks for the well-reasoned and eloquent contribution to this thread. Some refuse to see the damage he is doing to the pro-life movement. They have chosen the wrong hill on which to make their stand against the “establishment.”


41 posted on 08/27/2012 3:54:53 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland
you used that graphic you found three times

Get used to it.

42 posted on 08/27/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie

The creativity I expect from you and of which you are capable. You haven’t disappointed me.


43 posted on 08/27/2012 4:00:07 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Jacquerie
re: get used to it

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Okay, fair enough. Get used to it.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 4:33:04 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: DallasBiff

Very weak; I know you can do better.


45 posted on 08/27/2012 5:29:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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