Skip to comments.Soros-funded PAC Started Akin Controversy
Posted on 09/03/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT by detective
The controversy over Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akins abortion comments was started by a George Soros-funded Democratic Party Super-PAC and the bait was taken by Republican Party officials who wanted him out of the race for other reasons, says John Putnam, Missouri state coordinator for the national Tea Party Patriots group.
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I’m sure Soros owns plenty of republicans.
From the aericle:
“Putnam says the reason the Republican officials wanted him out of the race had nothing to do with abortion. Rather, he said, Akin voted as a member of Congress against several Bush Administration big government proposals, has a record of opposing the party establishment, and figures to be a Tea Party senator in Washington, D.C. if he wins the Senate race against Democrat Claire McCaskill.”
“Putnam says he thinks the GOP establishment doesnt want any more independent voices in the Senate Republican Caucus. ‘I look at the role of the Tea Party senators who have come along the last couple years. They have shifted the balance away from the more moderate Republican establishment. I have to wonder how afraid they are to elect more of these Tea Party types,’ he said.”
Which is exactly what I said on day one.
I hope Akin wins HUGE. Missouri, please make it so!
Here in Michigan Pete Hoekstra wasn’t my first choice to run against Stabenow but he’s another who doesn’t immediately retreat at the first sign of democrat outrage.
“Im sure Soros owns plenty of republicans.”
The Oligarchy is alive and well and Soros is a member. My new theme is Look for the Ivy label...not all are Ivy but they produce the most members, just check the Congressional staffs.
To be accurate, Akin started the Akin controversy. Soros simply poured gasoline on it.
Soros was involved with the Main Street republicans of a few years ago.
john mccain, for one, is up to his strawberries indebted to soros.
Akin, who represents Missouris 12th District and has been described as an avid student of the U.S. Constitution, voted against President Bushs No Child Left Behind bill to expand the federal role in education; against Bushs extravagant expansion of Medicare through what is called Part D, or prescription drug coverage; and against Bushs federal bailout of Wall Street after the economic collapse in September 2008.
Akins website describes him as one of just 16 legislators who opposed the series of bailouts which rewarded irresponsible behavior with taxpayer dollars in 2008 and 2009.
Putnam, who also serves as chairman of the Jasper County Republican Central Committee, said that party officials didnt think Akin could win the Missouri Republican Senate primary. But he said Akin has a history of pulling upsets and, with the support of conservative Christians and Tea Party activists, did just that on August 7. Akin beat former state treasurer Sarah Steelman and businessman John Brunner.
And many FReepers took the bait and wanted Akin out. The person who needs to be out is Karl Rove, a legend in his own mind.
Both McCain and Bush came running to endorse my former RINO congressman Joe Schwarz back in 06. Schwarz was a proud main streeter.
These days he endorses democrats about 80% of the time.
Dozens, and many comments were despicable.
George Soros caused Todd to say something stupid? Man. The guy has more power than I thought.
And a few committed aggressive FReepercide.
Akin may have said something dumb but at least he has the stones to stick up for himself which is more than anyone can say about most of the scard-y-cat Republicans.
Akin started the Akin controversy when he opened his big fat stupid yap. Maybe Soros poured gasoline on it, but the Commie media ran with it, which is all that matters.
Best to cut off a gangrenous foot rather than have the whole patient get infected and die.
No, Soros gave the Rep Establishment the pretext and talking points they wanted to get rid of Akin. It was the hysterical and disproportionate reaction that caused this “crisis.” What Akin said did not warrant the Reps forming a circular firing squad by calling for Akin’s removal. Akin apologized. That should have been sufficient, but the Establishment had another agenda.
Claire's was Akin.
I am beginning to think we were both wrong.
He’s staying in. Do you want to give that Senate seat to the Democrats? You don’t? Shup yer yap then.
Todd Akin started the "Akin Controversy." It starts and ends on him and him alone.
Stop wasting time looking for kookified conspiracies.
The GOPe didn't put the ignorant and offensive words in Akin's mouth.
George Soros didn't make his lips move.
It's ALL Akin and ONLY Akin.
Interesting, however this kind of stuff should be expected by candidates. Look, I hope he manages to win and I seriously understand why so many of us panicked....after watching the whole Foleygate fiasco and other notable losses of record. The back biting needs to stop though on all sides.
Many good conservatives on both sides of the Akin controversy had valid points. And it was not just establishment types that wanted him to drop out. Time will tell whether he should have withdrawn or not.
I thought he should drop out, as long as their were other candidates (like Sarah Steelman) available to step in.
As it is, he's the candidate, and I hope he can raise enough money from Huckabee and his backers to win, though I still suspect he'll lose. I'd be glad to be wrong.
Akin made a really stupid statement and then quickly recanted, apologized, etc. The Soros groups and the MSM blew up the controversy. The Republicans then announced that Akin had to withdraw. They criticized him as strongly as any of the Democrats did. They announced that Akin would not receive any funding for his campaign.
THAT IS WHAT MADE THE CONTROVERSY SO HUGE.
It makes me wonder if the Republican elites were working with Soros all along. I believe the Republican Party is infiltrated with leftist, Soros types who have contempt and hatred for honest conservatives and who are trying to help the Democrats win.
See post 27.
“....George Soros didn’t make his lips move. It’s ALL Akin and ONLY Akin. “
Shouldn’t you be at a convention in Charlotte?
BTW, I still want Karl Rove brought up on federal charges for encouraging the murder of Representative Akin.
Did you read the article? It was the GOP Establishment that poured the gasoline on the fire. Within 24 hours they were calling for Akin's removal, announcing they were cutting off all funding to him, and disinviting him from the GOP convention. If they had just noted that they regret Akin's remarks, he has apologized for them, and now is the time to move on to the real concerns of MO voters, e.g., unemployment, the economy, debt and deficits, the repeal of Obamacare, overregulation, etc. Caving in to the MSM just reinforces their behavior, i.e., it works.
You don't cut off your nose to spite your face. And you don't treat a colleague by publicly humiliating him. Akin makes the decision as to whether to stay in the race or not, not the GOP. What the GOP did was counterproductive no matter how you believe in terms of whether Akin should stay in or get out.
The more the GOP Establishment attacked publicly, the more Akin dug in his heels refusing to get out. He was after all the victor in a bruising primary. The voters had spoken. Akin had an obligation to them. And the attacks hurt Akin's electability if he stays in, which means that the GOP ruled out any chance/hope of victory.
The GOP, the Stupid Party, also got Romney and Ryan to call for Akin's removal so they could very well be running on the same ticket as Akin, which will change the focus of their campaign in MO. They will be asked repeatedly if they still want Akin out of the race or even elected. There was no reason for Romney or Ryan to get involved publicly. It was a dumb, dumb, move.
He seemed quite ready to dispose of Akin, the Republican, but what about the Democrat ~ does anyone have any idea who Rove works for these days?
Look, I hope and pray to be proved wrong, that you all are right, and that Akin wins. I also hope Todd Akin becomes more judicious in his comments and that he is a success in the senate.
I suppose you might call me “risk averse” because we have at least two other candidates who at this point don’t seem to carry as much risk.
I dread this campaign.
Rove has never forgiven Akin for voting against Bush's big government expansions and it wouldn't surprise me to find out that Rove is on Soros's payroll.
Akin is not one of them. Consider the breathtaking fact that they, including Romney, preferred the reelection of Senator McCaskill over the conservative Akin.
No. The MSM still decides what is a controversy and what isn't. It is impossible for all candidates to be politically correct all the time. If Akin wins, it shows that the new media has enough clout that the MSM cannot choose all are candidates for us.
He works for whomever provides the greatest opportunity to wield influence. Influence is everything to Karl Rove. He’s rooted into the Republican side of things but holds much greater disdain for social conservatives than he does for any Democrat, witness Delaware 2010, when he threw a stomping, squealling fit in support of a man who quite literally was a Democrat in all but name.
I’m thinking his stepfather was far more influential in his life than is generally understood.
Todd Akin is an honest and HONORABLE man, mot a party hack. Will not tow the party line. Will not go along to get along, and he has proven it many times over. I love him.
“Akin, who represents Missouris 12th District and has been described as an avid student of the U.S. Constitution, voted against President Bushs No Child Left Behind bill to expand the federal role in education; against Bushs extravagant expansion of Medicare through what is called Part D, or prescription drug coverage; and against Bushs federal bailout of Wall Street after the economic collapse in September 2008.”
No wonder Rove hates him.
We need Akin in the Senate.
You don’t mean he was, like, doing stuff to young Karl do you?
“Both McCain and Bush came running to endorse my former RINO congressman Joe Schwarz back in 06. Schwarz was a proud main streeter.”
And backed Snarlin’ Arlen Specter over Toomey.
I read that Karl is gay. He’s sure plays the part of a elitist drama queen well.
Santorum, Cain, or Gingrich were my choice, so I am not a Romney fan.
But currently he is the only presidential candidate we have, so using some people’s reasoning, we should not criticize him, just shut up and support him. Right?
I am not trying to be sarcastic, I just can’t see the difference.
That would be speculation that would easily be turned into a firestorm of indignation, but I do note the regard in which certain individuals and groups are held. He’s not unsympathetic. Draw your own conclusions.
Good riddance to a truly annoying troll!
LOL I was pleased.
If he stays in, I will vote for him.
I heard little about him in the primary except the McCaskill ads. Can’t help it, but have little confidence in him. Maybe he will prove himself in the campaign.
I wish I had been there to watch the zot unfold in real time, it was one of the more colorful ones. Thanks for posting the link!