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Akin campaign alleges threats to staff (GOP threats: "their careers might be ruined")
St. Louis Beacon ^ | 8/28/2012 | Jo Mannies

Posted on 08/31/2012 10:03:41 AM PDT by darrellmaurina

Akin's spokesman Ryan Hite confirmed that some members of Akin's campaign staff, and some volunteers, have received threatening emails, some of which assert their careers might be ruined if they stay with Akin.

A source close to Akin provided the Beacon a copy of one such email that allegedly came from a GOP committeeperson in central Missouri. The sender’s name had been blacked out.

“Many within the Republican Party have noticed your energetic and passionate work with Todd Akin’s Senate campaign,” the note read. “You are young, well spoken, and likeable. I have spoken with many other state committeemen and women and there is a consensus among those who know of you that you may very well be a rising star within the Missouri GOP. But not if you stay on Todd Akin’s failing campaign.”

The note continued, “I do not want to see your future in Missouri politics tarnished, and if you continue to support Mr. Akin’s bid for Senate by working on his campaign, the MRP will have no choice but to refuse support for any future political endeavors you may have."

A spokesman for the Missouri Republican Party condemned such a note, and said party leaders did not condone such activities.

“None of the more than 2,800 Republican committee members across the state has the authority to speak on behalf of the Missouri Republican Party,” said state party spokesman Jonathon Prouty. “We cannot verify the authenticity of this unsourced email, but we do know that it was absolutely not authorized or sent by the MRP. The content of this email does not in any way reflect the views of the Missouri Republican Party, and we strongly condemn this type of politics.”

Akin spokesman Hite said the campaign would not comment on its reaction to the emails or that of staff who have received them. But he added, “We’re all still here.”


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1 posted on 08/31/2012 10:03:42 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

When people find out that Akin wins the senate seat, a lot of Republicans are going to be very sad. FREEPERS included.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 10:06:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: napscoordinator

I hope you are correct about his win. I surely would not be sad to see another dem lib hit the road.

Of course, when he gets to dc, he will be shuned by the establishment just like they did to all tea party people who arrived in 2010.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 10:19:00 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: darrellmaurina
A spokesman for the Missouri Republican Party condemned such a note, and said party leaders did not condone such activities.

“None of the more than 2,800 Republican committee members across the state has the authority to speak on behalf of the Missouri Republican Party,” said state party spokesman Jonathon Prouty.

Well Jonathon, it shouldn't be too hard for you to find out if this is true or not and who it is and then demand his resignation.

Now hop to it.

4 posted on 08/31/2012 10:24:21 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: napscoordinator
a lot of Republicans are going to be very sad. FREEPERS included.

Even though I strongly believe he should drop out, I won't be one of those. If I were in his district, assuming he stays in, I would vote for him.

5 posted on 08/31/2012 10:26:09 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: darrellmaurina

I thought Akin should have left, and still not convinced he can win, but the conduct of the RNC goons is starting to really piss me off.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 10:27:32 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: darrellmaurina

Sounds like the Rove and Romney crew are hard at work in MO.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 10:28:54 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: so_real; P-Marlowe; Uncle Chip; BradyLS; TomasUSMC; katiedidit1; Jonah Vark; Diamond; ...
This is serious.

I want the name of this Missouri State Republican Committee member who is threatening Akin’s staff. This should concern not just social conservatives but more secular Tea Party people, and also GOP-e people who value grassroots activism.

Many of us who were Reagan supporters back in the 1970s or who volunteered in Reagan's 1980 campaign remember being “advised” to stay away from conservative extremists like Ronald Reagan. Many in Congress in the mid-1980s remember the attacks on Newt Gingrich and efforts made to marginalize him, and with him, the entire conservative movement.

If it happened — and I'm prepared to believe it may not have happened, or may have been an exaggeration — somebody needs to give a very, very good explanation.

The only one I can see would be a well-meaning older party leader speaking to a young idealistic volunteer and cautioning the volunteer on the potential consequences to his future if the Akin campaign implodes. Intent counts, and I can think of several well-meaning professors and Republican leaders who gave me advice that I chose not to take, but whose good intentions I would not question. Likewise, mistakes happen, and if this State Republican Committee member apologizes, I'm willing to take the apology at face value if it appears to be sincere.

Barring that sort of thing, however, this kind of tactic only gives credence to the “union goons” comments being voiced by Mike Huckabee.

We all know the Republican Party is divided into social conservatives, economic conservatives, and national defense conservatives. I respect that, and have zero problem with working alongside a good solid patriotic American who doesn't share my faith but shares a hatred for the enemies of America, whether they were Communists a generation ago or Islamofascists now, because the enemies of America in recent history have almost always also been the self-declared enemies of God. Same goes for the economic policy wonks and businesspeople who place more emphasis on money than I do; private property is a biblical mandate and government theft happens when the state goes beyond its Romans 13 mandate.

Conservatives need to learn to work together, not to do dumb things like threatening the future careers of other conservatives.

If the GOP-e are going to continue to do things like this, they need to understand clearly that neither social conservatives nor Tea Partiers are going to go away quietly.

Akin isn't the issue for me. I personally would be comfortable with Akin withdrawing if I could be assured that the same type of social conservative who the primary voters nominated would replace him. The problem with that is the Republican State Committee members who would select Akin’s replacement if he withdraws would include the committee member making these threats.

Threats sometimes succeed in intimidating people and bullying them into submission, but they most emphatically do not build trust. The way the Republican Party is treating Akin supporters could easily become an issue, and it's not one we need in the middle of an election campaign.

8 posted on 08/31/2012 10:29:27 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Balding_Eagle

Good to hear. He made an error and it should be taken that way. I never saw another person so vilified in my life for NOTHING.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: darrellmaurina

Akin should name names if he wants this accusation to be taken seriously.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 10:34:33 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: darrellmaurina; All

The background to this little dust-up doesn’t go back to a local TV interview but further than that as this article back in March indicates:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/leading-republicans-urge-schweich-s-late-entry-in-senate-race/article_5de4b3fa-68d2-11e1-a215-001a4bcf6878.html


11 posted on 08/31/2012 10:42:27 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Balding_Eagle

Dittos on this. Akin should have dropped out so we’d have a certain win instead of an almost certain loss, but hope if he stays in that he does win; were I from MO, I’d be voting for him and support him. This is about winning so we can repeal Obamacare.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 10:42:35 AM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
Akin should name names if he wants this accusation to be taken seriously.

I'm sure that the MRP knows just exactly who it is by now.

13 posted on 08/31/2012 10:48:03 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: darrellmaurina

I am running for a MO House Seat as a Republican in a predominately Dem. District. I PROUDLY Support Todd as Candidate for Senator up till Todd makes a decision to withdraw (unlikely). Until then we need to focus on getting Claire out of office not eating each other.
It does no one any good withholding funds for that purpose.
DEFEAT CLAIRE!!!!


14 posted on 08/31/2012 11:01:43 AM PDT by YOMO
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To: napscoordinator
I never saw another person so vilified in my life for NOTHING.

Well, there was this Hannity guy who got a lot of attention on FR a few years ago.............

15 posted on 08/31/2012 11:11:14 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Well, there was this Hannity guy who got a lot of attention on FR a few years ago.............

I thought you were going to say Sarah and I would agree she was as vilified as Akin. Both conservatives...wonder why FREEPERS like to vilify the conservatives?


16 posted on 08/31/2012 11:13:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Self-ping


17 posted on 08/31/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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To: napscoordinator

I think what Akin said was stupid, wrongheaded, and based on a spurious understanding of medical science, and I thought he should have resigned initially just on the general principles that our representatives ought to have enough sense to think before they speak - we have far too many politicians, and not enough statesmen in DC. He could have done so within the original window that would have allowed a decent replacement to be installed.

However, since Todd Akin has turned into the target of a nasty jihad by the GOP-E types, I have to admit, stupid comment or no, he has my sympathy. Frankly, I hope the GOP-E comes out of this with egg all over the pasty, triple-chinned faces.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 11:21:00 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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To: Uncle Chip

I think they should be looking in the Clare McCaskill direction for who sent this e-mail.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 11:48:08 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: YOMO

Great statement.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 11:50:20 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Mouton
Of course, when he gets to dc,

He's already in DC: http://akin.house.gov/

21 posted on 08/31/2012 11:51:30 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Turbo Pig

LOL, I simply forgot to add “as a senator.”


22 posted on 08/31/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

Akin is also strong Tea Party. I have noticed several out of state trolls attacking every pro Akin post on facebook. I seriously believe they are libtards and pro Obama and McCaskill.
I also read that members of Akin’s staff were threatened with rape. Shows you what type of pigs support McCaskill


23 posted on 08/31/2012 11:53:31 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: napscoordinator
So what if Akin himself gets elected? His stupid, ill-timed remarks have diminished the chances of all GOP candidates, for every national office. To the Dems, Akin is the gift that keeps on giving.

By “stupid, ill-timed remarks”, I'm not referring to the substance of his infamous comments. The facts of the matter are still indeterminate. I mean that a savvy politician would know better than to make such incendiary remarks, in the midst of a critical national election, without laying any foundation beforehand.

The Dems have been desperate to make the election about anything but the economy. Akin has played right into his hands.

If this is any indication of Akin’s practical political skills — then, he won't be any help advancing conservative policies and programs in any political arena. Quite the opposite.

24 posted on 08/31/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: napscoordinator
When people find out that Akin wins the senate seat, a lot of Republicans are going to be very sad. FREEPERS included.

Only those Republicans and Freepers who are of the establishment. It wasn't what Akins said that they find offensive, it is who he is.. a tea partier who threatens their cozy existences. What he said only gave them the fuel to turn on him.

25 posted on 08/31/2012 12:05:53 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: katiedidit1

I would not put anything beneith that crowd...anyone that would kill a just born baby would probably also kill their own mother. I have no use for them.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton
LOL, I simply forgot to add “as a senator.”

You would be amazed at how many people don't know. The ones that surprise the me the most are people here in Missouri and people that are pillorying Akin.

27 posted on 08/31/2012 12:14:29 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: katiedidit1

<> Shows you what type of pigs support McCaskill.<>

YEP

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2924967/posts


28 posted on 08/31/2012 12:21:21 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip; darrellmaurina

“The background to this little dust-up doesn’t go back to a local TV interview but further than that”.


It goes back even farther than March 2012.

Charles Jaco, the man who interviewed Todd Akin, is a left-wing goon who has a history of manipulating interviews with political candidates.

Back in 2002, a reporter from KMOX Radio interviewed Cathy Enz, a Republican candidate running against Democrat Dick Gephardt in the MO 3rd Congressional District. Enz’ staff were all aghast when the recorded interview was broadcast on the radio. Jaco, who worked at KMOX at the time, took the ENZ interview, played excerpts exclusively for Gephardt and then allowed him to refute her statements, without allowing Enz any opportunity for rebuttal to her opponent’s comments. The interview was incompetent, partisan journalism at its worst; a set-up designed to unfairly disparage a candidate and affect an election.

Todd Akin was also set up by Jaco, in an attempt to find some ill stated comment and distort it in order to ridicule Akin. My guess is that the video of the interview was probably being scrutinized in the McCaskill headquarters within ten minutes of completion.

I happened to be watching the Akin interview that Sunday morning and wasn’t taken aback by his “notorious comment”. I understood Akin was meaning to say forced rape, as opposed to statutory rape. And as a woman myself, I understand the complex female reproductive system and am aware that stress and, most certainly, trauma CAN (can, not will) cause impending ovulation to be delayed or halted. No ovulation means no pregnancy. Does that mean pregnancy will not occur in case of rape? Of course not! If ovulation has already occurred at the time of unprotected intercourse, rather it is rape or consensual sex, pregnancy is likely to occur.

Todd Akin’s gaffe was not worthy of destruction of his political career. He did not do anything illegal or immoral. He was not disparaging women who were impregnated by rape. His words were sadly misconstrued by some people and deliberately distorted by political operatives in efforts to sway the November election.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 12:26:45 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Uncle Chip

MO Repub Party sounds like the crappy SC Repub Party that attacked Nikki Haley before the Governor’s election she won.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 12:35:45 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Akin has played right into his hands.

Too many Freepers have played into the GOPe, RNC hands with over the top diatribes directed at Akin.

31 posted on 08/31/2012 12:49:43 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie

I’m just calling ‘em like I sees ‘em.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: napscoordinator
wonder why FREEPERS like to vilify the conservatives?

Perfection, we are looking for perfection.

Perfection is the enemy of good.

33 posted on 08/31/2012 12:58:13 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

<>I mean that a savvy politician would know better than to make such incendiary remarks, in the midst of a critical national election, without laying any foundation beforehand.<>

You mean like that savvy politician Karl Rove and his incendiary remark at a fundraiser breakfast at the Republican National Convention, where he was quoted as saying:

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925049/posts


34 posted on 08/31/2012 1:21:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

You mean like that savvy politician Karl Rove and his incendiary remark at a fundraiser breakfast at the Republican National Convention, where he was quoted as saying:

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts.”


Well said.

“Mysteriously murdered”?!?! Maybe the Republican party should demand that Karl Rove step down because of his provocative remark. He’s a highly respected political pundit and should know better.


35 posted on 08/31/2012 1:49:52 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: darrellmaurina

Time to tell Rove to back off, or maybe we’ll ruin his career. Would like to do some op research on our Tubby. Like all the details about his divorce.


36 posted on 08/31/2012 1:50:10 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Jonah Vark
I noticed that none of the radio talk show hosts discussed this today and clumsily kept the situation purposely off of the Akin situation today, probably hoping for the Rove joke to be old news by Monday.

They may be hoping against hope because this remark was much worse than anything Akin said and it is the great standard bearer of political astuteness, Karl Rove himself, who made it.

People who have had visits from the FBI have said far less.

37 posted on 08/31/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

AP is reporting on Rove’s comment........

Akin office angered by Rove’s reported murder quip

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The office of Republican Rep. Todd Akin is reacting angrily to a quote attributed to GOP activist Karl Rove that joked about the idea of the Missouri Senate candidate being murdered.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s website reported Friday that Rove’s comment came at a GOP donors’ breakfast at the Tampa Club in Florida. The site says Rove quipped to the audience: “We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

A Rove spokesman didn’t immediately return a call and email from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Akin’s office issued a statement calling the quote deeply disturbing, given that the FBI has been investigating threats against Akin after his comments that women’s bodies can shut down pregnancy in cases of what he called “legitimate rape.”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MISSOURI_SENATE_AKIN_ROVE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


38 posted on 08/31/2012 2:06:50 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Jonah Vark
Yeah like that too, in some ways.

The Rove remark contained a thinly-veiled threat -- Akin's didn't. That puts Rove into a whole other category of stupid. Score one for Akin.

My point was that Akin was seriously "off-message". The GOP has a winning issue -- the economy. Not the only issue; but the winning issue. The Dems are desperate to distract attention from the economy. They've fabricated the "War on Women" out of whole cloth; because that's a good distraction. Akin played right into their hands -- big time. Foul by Akin -- penalty shot for the Dems.

One expects fringe party candidates, or single-issue candidates (usually the same thing) to try to use elections to "educate the masses", and "raise awareness about ...". A candidate for a major party has to be concerned first about winning. He or she also has to be concerned about helping, not hurting the party. Akin was a shoo-in -- he never helped himself; and he's likely hurt the chances of other Republican candidates. That's just plain selfish. Selfish and stupid -- hardly a wining combo.

If you're a serious big-league politician; you "educate the masses" before or after the election. Akin should have laid the groundwork for his remarks years ago -- preferably through a coordinated effort with like-minded surrogates. Akin completely, and utterly failed in that regard.

If this campaign has revealed Akin's strategic and practical political skills -- the GOP, and the right-to-life movement would both be better off with someone else in office.
39 posted on 08/31/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: ilgipper

This (if true) and the proposed rules in the convention paint a very poor picture of the heart of the Republican Party.


40 posted on 08/31/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jonah Vark
AP is reporting on Rove’s comment........

Well the Sunday talk show hosts will not waste this opportunity. Perhaps they should invite Karl Rove on to try to explain it away and then interview the empty chair when he doesn't show up.

41 posted on 08/31/2012 2:14:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: darrellmaurina

You’re far too charitable.

There is an easier explanation that fits what we’re seeing from the gop. The decision has been made to essentially jettison the “noncompliant” conservatives. While its a very risky strategy from the gop point of view, I think they’ve pretty much decided to double down on moving the gop to the left. And it makes some sense from their perspective. I mean what are they supposed to do with this unruly rabble of TEA partiers and rough around the edges conservatives that are always bickering and distracting them from the important task of divvying up the boodle?

Conservatives are basically being told to shut up or not to let the door hitya where the Lord splitya. That will become much more apparent should willard win.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 2:33:51 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: Uncle Chip

I detest Rove. Fox News should fire him for that comment. IF Akin loses MO it is because of Rove, Coulter and etc for jumping the gun and jumping ship.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 4:23:34 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

He is so despicable that it would not surprise me to find him supporting McCasket against Akin in the election — surreptitiously of course.


44 posted on 08/31/2012 4:27:28 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: darrellmaurina

Akin playing the victim card again.


45 posted on 08/31/2012 4:54:02 PM PDT by GregH
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“... know better than to make such incendiary remarks”

During his initial Senate campaign Tom Coburn remarked: “lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they’ll only let one girl go to the bathroom.” and still won by double digits.

Seems to me Republicans were able to avoid any problem from Akin’s initial remarks and the Dems wasted monry and time trying to ecploit it without success- when they should have been expending that time and money on other issues.

Heck, Rove may be intentionally making comments like that quoted in an effort to help Akin LOL!
His time has passed but he’s no dummy.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 5:05:19 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith
I take your point. However, the existence of lesbians is well known by the general populace & related issues have been discussed at length. People would already have known what Coburn was talking about. OTOH, very few people knew about the relationship between pregnancy rates, and forcible rape, before Akin’s remarks. Also, there is a lot of disagreement about the veracity of his remarks (not just from partisan opponents). Akin was wrong to start spouting off about such matters during the election. It appears that even right-to-life advocates were caught off guard by his remarks. No experienced politician just spouts off about a novel idea, without ensuring some backup from supporters. At least, no politician that actually cares about winning. (The election, and the greater battle against abortion). If he left the GOP, there would be no loss — the reverse can't be said for certain.
47 posted on 08/31/2012 5:34:57 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: darrellmaurina

The Dem-RINO Coalition hard at work


48 posted on 08/31/2012 6:19:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: napscoordinator

re: When people find out that Akin wins the senate seat, a lot of Republicans are going to be very sad. FREEPERS included.

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Intellectual honesty is a good thing. Why must you keep mischaracterizing what people believe here? Name the FReepers who will be sad. Come on, name them. They would probably like to know who they are. We come to this site because we are conservative. Almost all FReepers are pro-life, some more stringent than others. Let me help. -—> When people find out that Akin wins the senate seat, a lot of Republicans are going to be astounded, FReepers included.

We all want to beat McCasKILL. Many of us believe Akin has done harm to the pro-life cause, blown the seat, given the RATS an issue they will ride to November, and any money and time given to him is wasted. Since those are limited commodities, there are better places to put our time and money. Yeah, Todd, we really believe it when you say, “It’s not about me.” Nonsense. He worked hard to get to this position. Of course it is about him. He is not the only pro-life conservative. I will apologize in November if I am wrong and be pleased if I am wrong. I believe there are pro-life conservatives who could stomp McCasKILL. But he is not one of them.


49 posted on 08/31/2012 6:21:17 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: Uncle Chip

Rove apologizes to Mo. Rep. Akin for murder quip

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican strategist Karl Rove has apologized to Congressman Todd Akin after joking about the Missouri Senate candidate being murdered.

Akin campaign adviser Rick Tyler told The Associated Press that Akin accepted Rove’s apology during a phone call Friday. A Rove spokesman didn’t return messages Friday from the AP.

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50 posted on 08/31/2012 6:40:51 PM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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