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Don't Look Now But Todd Akin Has Crept Back Into the Missouri Senate Race (Akin 45% McCaskill 42%)
slate ^ | Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at 3:45 PM ET | Josh Voorhees

Posted on 09/07/2012 3:15:00 PM PDT by Red Steel

"We're going to be here through the November election, and we're going to be here to win."

Those were the words of Republican Rep. Todd Akin late last month as he vowed to press on with his campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri,

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Well, don't look now but Akin appears to have climbed his way back into the race despite the battering he's taken from both sides of the aisle.

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...Akin clawing his way back within one point of the Missouri Democrat in the (liberal-leaning) PPP survey and into a three-point lead in the (conservative-leaning) Wenzel Strategies poll.

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


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1 posted on 09/07/2012 3:15:07 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

FReeper heads explode!


2 posted on 09/07/2012 3:18:19 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Red Steel

Just when Obama was desperate for something to attack, Akin steps up!


3 posted on 09/07/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Red Steel

We drove all the way through Missouri from St. Louis to Joplin this past weekend.

The billboards we saw and radio stations we heard all really do support Akin.


4 posted on 09/07/2012 3:19:58 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Red Steel

Good


5 posted on 09/07/2012 3:20:29 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: andyk

not mine :)

The left calls us Nazis and accuses us of all kinds of craziness. Yet this man said ONE THING out of pocket and apologized...lets move on and support him.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Red Steel

It’s a red state that voted for McCain. How many people do they think are going to show up and vote against Obama but for McCaskill? It’s hard to imagine the thought process in someone’s mind that could lead them to do that. It’s going to be an even bigger red state than last time and Romney’s coattails will help the Republican Senate ticket.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT by JediJones (Grow your own dope...plant a Democrat.)
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To: Red Steel

I wonder what Rove and the Geriatric Old Plotters will do to set this back.


8 posted on 09/07/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Psalm 144

Anything and everything.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 3:24:52 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: sam_paine

*taps mic

NOBODY GAF ABOUT THIS ISSUE WHEN PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK SCRAPPING FOR MONEY TO EAT, PAY THEIR BILLS, AND PUT GAS IN THEIR CAR TO GET TO A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOBODY GAF ABOUT A SENATOR FROM MO’S ONE DUMB COMMENT EXCEPT FOR YOU SO-CALLED CONSERVATIVES WHO CANNOT LET THIS SHIT DIE!!!!!!!!!!

*drops mic walks away.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 3:25:12 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

I’m not sure we should “support” Akin, but if he wins I will laugh in the face of the Lame Stream Media and say - nobody listens to your c__p anymore!!


11 posted on 09/07/2012 3:25:46 PM PDT by thefoundersrock (Democrats - Destroying the family, the Constitution and the economy since the 1930's!)
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To: Red Steel

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2928062/posts reports are that Akin is out of money. If both reports are true, Akin needs to get his act together, put out the word that he’s still in the race and competitive, and start raking in the contributions and spending them.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 3:25:57 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Steel

McCaskill at 42% AFTER the Akin debacle tells me there is no chance she can win. I felt at the time he should have gotten out, and I wish he had, but we go to battle with the soldier we have, and I support Akin for the win. He’s a fine congressman, and he’ll be a good Senator. His only negative is that he is a potential political liability for the next 60 days. If he continues to lead, he’ll raise more than enough money down the stretch to win it. Our base has won for countless candidates in the last three years. Picking off the repulsive McCaskill is incentive enough to send money in a few weeks if Akin looks to be in a good position.


14 posted on 09/07/2012 3:27:27 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Red Steel
Is this a “LEGITIMATE” poll?

How possibly could he be in the race? All the GOPE told us that he was a disaster and would not only lose his race but the senate and possibly;y the White House and House. Could they have been wrong, Again?

NcCaskel is a train wreck. Aikin said one thing a little silly, but McCaskil is just plain wrong on everything. She will lose as she deserves to.

15 posted on 09/07/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Red Steel

The GOPe and RINO’s are going to be pee ode


16 posted on 09/07/2012 3:31:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Red Steel
Looks like the GOP-E wasted a lot of ammo on Akin.

Bwaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!

17 posted on 09/07/2012 3:33:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Red Steel

I’d like to see the party affiliation. Until the numbers come from Ras and other outlets, I won’t put much weight on PPP (that came up with Akin +1 the day before he could resign, with R+9 sample) or any poll sponsored by Parkins. More importantly, only after Sep 25 we see the real numbers, whether those who say to support him real or the Dhims playing operation chaos.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 3:34:29 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: Red Steel

This may turn out to be a “learning moment.” Trent Lott’s innocent comment to Thurmond got him demoted when it shouldn’t have. I am not defending linguini-spined Lott, but speaking against allowing the left and the media to destroy people, as is their wont.

Akin chose his words poorly, if it can be said he chose them at all, and a mistake of that sort should not eliminate otherwise capable candidates.


19 posted on 09/07/2012 3:36:49 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: snarkytart

Not mine either. I will be damned if I will be told how to think by either the MSM or the Republican party establishment. Democrats can commit felonies, and all is forgiven, but let a Conservative get a zit, and all hell breaks lose. Jeez Louise, I hope Akin wins,


20 posted on 09/07/2012 3:37:47 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Red Steel
Don't tell my aged, widowed mother I work for the GOP-e! She thinks I'm an assistant manager at Chuck E. Cheese.
21 posted on 09/07/2012 3:43:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Psalm 144
I wonder what Rove and the Geriatric Old Plotters will do to set this back.

Claim that he's running out of money and not paying his bills... it's already happening. These people really would rather a Democrat win than a conservative.

22 posted on 09/07/2012 3:44:04 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Johnny_cash
I agree. Look back only 3 days. I watched the DNC parade people in giant vagina costumes, distribute anti-Romney condoms(?), reject God, reject Israel, cheer abortion and infanticide, cheer Planned Parenthood, etc. And I'm going to condemn this guy for saying something that was dopey?

People had better wake up. Akin is PRO LIFE. Not pro DEATH. The DNC just celebrated and cheered DEATH.

I will try to send him some money, it sounds like he needs it.

23 posted on 09/07/2012 3:46:13 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Red Steel

Karl Rove is in trouble now ~ all the Senate candidates are going to want him to threaten to murder them ~


24 posted on 09/07/2012 3:52:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Red Steel

If you bought any “Intrade” shares for McCaskill to win... now would be the time to sell... and fast.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: RegulatorCountry

“These people really would rather a Democrat win than a conservative.

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Oh, they have proved that over and over. The masks were off with the O’Donnell race, Murkowski, and other contests. The Geriatric Old Plotters are holes in our bucket.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 3:54:09 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ( "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: ilgipper

As everybody recalls, Akin’s numbers went down, but McCaskill’s didn’t go up. That’s usually a sign she’s not popular.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 3:54:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Red Steel

the left has to get him past the next drop dead deadline.

This is their desperate bid to save obamacare and the senate.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 3:57:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Steel

Claire McCaskill is in trouble which is why she’s trying to distance herself from Obama and didn’t show at the democrat convention.


29 posted on 09/07/2012 3:58:00 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: Red Steel

With Slate as the source, we should not expect the truth.

There was not a single thing wrong with what Akin said. Very few people have taken the time to learn it. The knee-jerk fear demonstrated the the GOPe and bulk of Freepers is astonishing. When it comes to the defense of innocent human life in the womb, it is beyond time to get in the media’s face, not to turn tail like a bunch of pus*ies. There was no need for Akin to apologize, but to clarify, and say it more forcefully: we’re dealing with innocent human life in it’s most vulnerable state.

Donated a pittance to Akin today, and as opportunity allows, hope to donate more. Meanwhilke there’s a whole lotta Freepers who need to pull their head out and learn a little about truth, and a good many who wouldn’t know spine if it hit ‘em in the face.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 4:06:52 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: Red Steel

I guess Karl Rove will be sending some of his SuperPAC money to McCaskill.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 4:07:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Red Steel

You go Todd, don’t let those b**tards from both sides of the fence stop you.


32 posted on 09/07/2012 4:16:52 PM PDT by doc
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To: Red Steel
Only 3 points?

Dems can make that up easily. Looks like the polls will be open late in St. Louis again...

33 posted on 09/07/2012 4:21:05 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Red Steel

Love it. I'll be celebrating his victory. A victory won over both the Democrats and the RINOs.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 4:28:11 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Red Steel

“I believe we’ve turned the corner in the eyes of most Republicans,” Tyler said, arguing the national GOP remains a problem for the campaign. “If Todd does lose, it won’t be Todd’s fault,” he said. “It will be their fault.”


35 posted on 09/07/2012 4:40:43 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Psalm 144

Don’t worry old ball-licker Rove will find some way to sabotage Akin...Gays are vicious but Republican Gays are rabid!


36 posted on 09/07/2012 4:40:48 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: so_real

>> “A victory won over both the Democrats and the RINOs” <<

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Amen!


37 posted on 09/07/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: andyk

>> “FReeper heads explode!” <<

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Just a small handful of idiots (essentially anti-freepers)
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38 posted on 09/07/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Red Steel
The Akin lynch mob here a few weeks ago was an embarrassment .. felt like a DU annex.

How inconvenient for the bandwagon jumpers that the guy's statement was born out by established research all along.

It was surely not what the feminazis or those cowed by them wanted to hear, but the data was there nonetheless.

If not for this shite economy vis a vis my little shop, I'd cut the guy's campaign a sizeable check tonight.

39 posted on 09/07/2012 4:48:41 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: Red Steel

This just goes to show that the Media Mafia has limits. They were not going to drop this like a Reverend White controversy. They we going to pursue every GOP leader until they distanced themselves.

But there are limits. Akin is a relatively small target compared to Palin. Conventions to be held, hurricanes in the Gulf. Other ways to make the mainstream look bad. Akin is ignored and will be right back to his lead.

Alot of hand wringing here will seem silly.


40 posted on 09/07/2012 4:49:24 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Johnny_cash; Jim from C-Town; RobinOfKingston; fhayek; Psalm 144
A couple weeks ago there was a LARGE tribe of screeching Freepers who were convinced that Akin could not possibly win and cr@pped on those who thought otherwise.

Where are they now?

41 posted on 09/07/2012 4:50:57 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: sam_paine

Just when the scaredy-cat corner of the conservative heart was desperate for something to run away from, it remembers how to obey the dictates of political correctness manufactured by the leftists.


42 posted on 09/07/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: thefoundersrock

We don’t expect you anti-freepers to support Akin, but you could just shut up.


43 posted on 09/07/2012 4:51:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Pollster1

I did what I said I’d do and sent Akin money, this morning I got a call from the RNC asking for more money, I told them I sent the money to Akin since they weren’t going to help him.


44 posted on 09/07/2012 4:52:25 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: ontap
There ya go. Wenzel poll. Akin +3

Next up: Missouri votes.

Akin because he will arrive pissed off at the GOP-E and will stay that way!

45 posted on 09/07/2012 4:53:10 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline/Tomas de Torquemada Gentleman's Society: Roast 'em!)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Yup       +1
46 posted on 09/07/2012 4:53:40 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Trent Lott has always been a disaster.

He is a globalist fool that blocked much of the conservative agenda in the senate.

Akin will do just fine.


47 posted on 09/07/2012 4:54:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: fulltlt

“We drove all the way through Missouri from St. Louis to Joplin this past weekend. The billboards we saw and radio stations we heard all really do support Akin.”

Good news. We need to send ObamaCare/ObamaClaire into retirement. Let her spend her golden years sticking pins into a Ronald Reagan voodoo doll and listening to interview reruns of Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz over and over again.


48 posted on 09/07/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: paudio

Rasmussen has him at 38% and down by 10. It was from two weeks ago, so maybe there’s been positive movement.


49 posted on 09/07/2012 5:01:49 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: andyk
I hope the heck they do...example TN. nana...and all those who trash Mitt...

and heaven forbid we let Akin served in Congress but Jessie Jackson Jr. can stay in congress and keep collecting a pay for NO work..depressed...more than likely drugs...and a cover up...Akin mis spoke as many politicians do, in reagards to rape, and then a former president accused of rape and I feel use it more than like happened, Juanita sounder more creditable than a lot of those in Congress sound.

something is wrong with this picture......
so I say keep on fighting Akin...that is the kind of person we need...his background as a good person says more to me that one quote out of place.

go ahead and flame away...what ever cooks your goose.

50 posted on 09/07/2012 5:06:13 PM PDT by haircutter
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