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.
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