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Soros-funded PAC Started Akin Controversy
Accuracy in Media ^ | September 3, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 09/03/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT by detective

The controversy over Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin’s 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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A Soros funded group working with the MSM created the controversy that almost ended Mr. Akin's campaign. Republican's have to be smart enough to not answer the "gotcha" questions or at least don't give answers that are really stupid and offensive. The Republican elites like Karl Rove apparently did Soros's bidding for him.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 2:50:03 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

I’m sure Soros owns plenty of republicans.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: detective
Say what you will about Akin, he's not a Boner or a McConnell who will backtrack on anything in a heartbeat.
3 posted on 09/03/2012 2:54:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: detective

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 doesn’t 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!


4 posted on 09/03/2012 2:57:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

“I’m 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.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: detective

To be accurate, Akin started the Akin controversy. Soros simply poured gasoline on it.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 2:58:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: A Strict Constructionist

Soros was involved with the Main Street republicans of a few years ago.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NonValueAdded

BS


9 posted on 09/03/2012 3:00:25 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: House Atreides; nhwingut; JustSayNoToNannies; azcap; BarnacleCenturion; boomop1; catnipman; ...

FYI


10 posted on 09/03/2012 3:00:34 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: cripplecreek

john mccain, for one, is up to his strawberries indebted to soros.


11 posted on 09/03/2012 3:02:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: detective
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.

Akin, who represents Missouri’s 12th District and has been described as an “avid student of the U.S. Constitution,” voted against President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” bill to expand the federal role in education; against Bush’s extravagant expansion of Medicare through what is called Part D, or prescription drug coverage; and against Bush’s federal bailout of Wall Street after the economic collapse in September 2008.

Akin’s 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 “didn’t 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.

12 posted on 09/03/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: MestaMachine

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.


13 posted on 09/03/2012 3:07:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kabar
And many FReepers took the bait and wanted Akin out.

Dozens, and many comments were despicable.

14 posted on 09/03/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: detective

George Soros caused Todd to say something stupid? Man. The guy has more power than I thought.


15 posted on 09/03/2012 3:13:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Jacquerie

And a few committed aggressive FReepercide.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925375/posts


16 posted on 09/03/2012 3:15:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


17 posted on 09/03/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Jacquerie

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.


18 posted on 09/03/2012 3:26:53 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: RichInOC

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.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by kabar
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To: donhunt
My candidate was Brunner.

Claire's was Akin.

I am beginning to think we were both wrong.

20 posted on 09/03/2012 3:32:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: catnipman

He’s staying in. Do you want to give that Senate seat to the Democrats? You don’t? Shup yer yap then.


21 posted on 09/03/2012 3:32:32 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: detective
BULL

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.

22 posted on 09/03/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 64 days away.)
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To: Jacquerie

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.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 3:35:05 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: catnipman
And some stood by Akin from the beginning.

Conservative Circular Firing Squad

24 posted on 09/03/2012 3:36:53 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: newzjunkey
11th Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.


25 posted on 09/03/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
Dozens, and many comments were despicable.

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.

26 posted on 09/03/2012 3:41:20 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: NonValueAdded
“To be accurate, Akin started the Akin controversy. Soros simply poured gasoline on it.”

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.

27 posted on 09/03/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT by detective
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To: newzjunkey

See post 27.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 3:45:56 PM PDT by detective
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To: newzjunkey

“....George Soros didn’t make his lips move. It’s ALL Akin and ONLY Akin. “

Shouldn’t you be at a convention in Charlotte?


29 posted on 09/03/2012 3:45:59 PM PDT by Swirl
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To: MestaMachine
At the same time I wanted him out for the exact same reason I wanted Romney out ~ playing footsie with Democrats. That's something that just cannot be tolerated.

BTW, I still want Karl Rove brought up on federal charges for encouraging the murder of Representative Akin.

30 posted on 09/03/2012 3:54:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: catnipman
Maybe Soros poured gasoline on it, but the Commie media ran with it, which is all that matters.

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.

31 posted on 09/03/2012 3:55:09 PM PDT by kabar
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To: RegulatorCountry
Did you notice that Karl Rove didn't say a thing about murdering Claire McCaskill?

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?

32 posted on 09/03/2012 3:57:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jacquerie

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.


33 posted on 09/03/2012 4:01:12 PM PDT by chronicles
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To: detective
The Republican elites like Karl Rove apparently did Soros's bidding for him.

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.

34 posted on 09/03/2012 4:03:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: chronicles
This column just makes clear what we have long suspected and witnessed at the RNC. The GOPe regards the Tea Party as Enemy #1, and the rats a distant second. The Bush/Dole/Bush/McCain establishment types are comfortable "working with" the rats hellbent on destruction of our republic.

Akin is not one of them. Consider the breathtaking fact that they, including Romney, preferred the reelection of Senator McCaskill over the conservative Akin.

35 posted on 09/03/2012 4:13:56 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: newzjunkey
Todd Akin started the "Akin Controversy." It starts and ends on him and him alone.

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.

36 posted on 09/03/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: muawiyah

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.


37 posted on 09/03/2012 4:20:58 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jacquerie

ZACKLY!


38 posted on 09/03/2012 4:26:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: chronicles

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.


39 posted on 09/03/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: kabar

“Akin, who represents Missouri’s 12th District and has been described as an “avid student of the U.S. Constitution,” voted against President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” bill to expand the federal role in education; against Bush’s extravagant expansion of Medicare through what is called Part D, or prescription drug coverage; and against Bush’s federal bailout of Wall Street after the economic collapse in September 2008.”

No wonder Rove hates him.

We need Akin in the Senate.


40 posted on 09/03/2012 4:33:00 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

You don’t mean he was, like, doing stuff to young Karl do you?


41 posted on 09/03/2012 4:37:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek

“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.


42 posted on 09/03/2012 4:38:10 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I read that Karl is gay. He’s sure plays the part of a elitist drama queen well.


43 posted on 09/03/2012 4:38:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Jacquerie

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.


44 posted on 09/03/2012 4:40:05 PM PDT by chronicles
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To: muawiyah

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.


45 posted on 09/03/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: cripplecreek

Good riddance to a truly annoying troll!


46 posted on 09/03/2012 4:47:42 PM 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: Fresh Wind

LOL I was pleased.


47 posted on 09/03/2012 4:48:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MestaMachine

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.


48 posted on 09/03/2012 4:56:20 PM PDT by chronicles
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To: newzjunkey

Ditto


49 posted on 09/03/2012 5:05:11 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: cripplecreek

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!


50 posted on 09/03/2012 5:10:58 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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