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Todd Akinís Wife Compares GOP Abandonment to Rape, Tyranny
http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/todd-akins-wife-compares-gop-against-him-to-1776-tyranny-and-rape.php ^ | 9-17-12 | Kleefeld

Posted on 09/17/2012 11:37:16 AM PDT by doug from upland

Rep. Todd Akin’s wife, Lulli Akin, says the Republican Party’s attempts to push her husband out of the Missouri Senate race — over his false assertion that women who are raped rarely get pregnant — are like rape itself. RELATED: Akin TV Ad Buy Canceled — For Failure To Pay Station

She also believes the GOP’s abandonment is on par with the tyranny that launched the American Revolution.

Akin’s wife isn’t the first one to compare Akin’s explosive rape comments, and the ensuing fallout, to rape: Bryan Fischer said the party’s treatment of the embattled candidate had made Akin “a victim of forcible assault.”

Lulli Akin made the charge in a new National Journal profile, which reveals a family affair of a campaign — Akin’s campaign manager is his son, and Lulli is also a key player.

Lulli Akin says in the profile that she is not turned off by the refusal of national Republicans to contribute money to the race. She says small donations — and God’s will — will help her husband win:

“God can increase,” she said, citing the “Feeding of the 5,000” — a Gospel miracle in which Jesus uses five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed a multitude. The campaign will take small contributions, “respect them, and say ‘God, multiply it. Make it pay,’ ” Lulli Akin said. “It brought us through the primary, same way. We’re gonna see it again, because God wants to be honored.”

Lulli Akin echoed her husband’s disdain for Republican leaders:

Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections “by the people and for the people” with “tyranny, a top-down approach.” She added, “Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way.”

She cited colonists who “rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife. But that is where we are again. There has been a freedom of elections, not tyranny of selections since way back. Why are we going to roll over and let them steamroll us, be it Democrats or Republicans or whomever?”

Todd Akin said his wife’s comparisons to 1776 were “a little more grandiose than the way I would say it” — but he did say that there is a “this tremendous sense of uprising I feel among the people I talk to.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; delusion; mo2012; rape; sourcetitlenoturl; toddakin
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1 posted on 09/17/2012 11:37:25 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
They're doubling down on stupidity...
2 posted on 09/17/2012 11:40:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: doug from upland

Rush was right about her husband, and it seems she’s stuck in the same “echo chamber” as him.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 11:41:56 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: doug from upland

Oh. Brother.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT by stormer
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To: doug from upland

Since he is still running, he needs to try and get away from that idiotic statement.

The more they dig at that sore, the less likely he will win.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 11:42:12 AM PDT by crz
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To: doug from upland

The GOP is no longer relevant in anything it does.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: doug from upland

And people still wonder why McCaskill ran ads in support of this buffoon...


7 posted on 09/17/2012 11:48:14 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: doug from upland

Good grief lady, your husband ain’t Jesus. Ironically, he is a trough feeder like every other elected official.

He blew his easy win with statements born in idiocy. His wife and the democrat party along with a few ignorant numbskulls
have stuck us with a loss to the even more ignorant witch.

Drop out now while you still can moron.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 11:48:41 AM PDT by soycd
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To: doug from upland

Would that be “legitimate” rape?


9 posted on 09/17/2012 11:49:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: boomop1

We don’t want GOP Establishment party bosses deciding who MO Senate candidate should be. If you belive in conservative principles send your donation to Todd Akin for Senator, P.O. Box 31222, St. Louis, MO 63131. If the party bosses win this one they might try it in your State next election.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 11:51:55 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Gay State Conservative
Loyalty begets loyalty. The Akins owe nothing to the GOP Establishment, which made a serious mistake in not supporting a colleague who made a verbal gaffe and had apologized. The gaffe was made on Sunday followed almost immediately by an apology. On Monday, the GOP unleashed the Hammers of Hell against Akin demanding he withdraw by Tuesday, cutting off all money to him, and disinviting him from the Convention.

The GOP didn't count on Akin standing firm and refusing to get out of the race after winning a hard, tough primary. So now Romney and Ryan are running on a ticket with Akin and will be asked everytime they show up in Missouri whether they still want Akin to withdraw. And that only helps McCaskill and divides the MO GOP. The GOP is not called the Stupid Party for nothing.

11 posted on 09/17/2012 11:52:38 AM PDT by kabar
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To: doug from upland
Keep the money rolling in! Akin’s wife and son need to get PAID from those campaign coffers?

Who needs to pay for advertisements - paying your family to run your campaign is just good sense!/s

I bet the Akin campaign won't miss paying the family payroll - they may run short on things important to the actual campaign (like advertisements) but remember “it isn't about me!” Akin insists - it is also obviously about his family! They need to keep getting PAID!

12 posted on 09/17/2012 11:53:14 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: doug from upland

Well, we now know at least one of the sources of his delusions about victory. This man will not be the next United States Senator from Missouri.


13 posted on 09/17/2012 11:53:35 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: doug from upland

Can’t these people stay away from a microphone ?


14 posted on 09/17/2012 11:54:06 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: ScottinVA

Yeah, even the dunderhead, George “Macacca” Allen had the chutzpah to call for Akin’s withdrawal the day after the gaffe.


15 posted on 09/17/2012 11:55:00 AM PDT by kabar
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To: doug from upland
She says small donations — and God’s will — will help her husband win

Yes, because God wants Todd to lose by double-digits to Witch McCaskill. These people are beyond delusional.

16 posted on 09/17/2012 11:55:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: ScottinVA
maybe Missourians can count on McCaskill’s natural loathsomeness to come through ans she will lose!
17 posted on 09/17/2012 11:57:06 AM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: kabar
Yeah, even the dunderhead, George “Macacca” Allen had the chutzpah to call for Akin’s withdrawal the day after the gaffe.

Yes. Out of experience from 2006. Allen blew his reelection that year because of "Macaca." So what's your point?

18 posted on 09/17/2012 11:58:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: doug from upland

When people were talking about trying get Akin to step aside after his original comments regarding rape, it was implied that this would be nearly impossible because of his wife’s and son’s involvement in the campaign. It is pretty clear that the wife was not going to be a voice of reason and in fact, is likely driving the Akin bus. She sees her status as a senator’s wife fading away and is lashing out at the perceived villains. If she really wants to see who is sinking her husband’s chances, all she has to do is look in the mirror. All that is left is for the campaign manager son to make some kind of nutball comment to the press. How did McCaskill find these clowns.


19 posted on 09/17/2012 11:59:11 AM PDT by double_down
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To: Reily
maybe Missourians can count on McCaskill’s natural loathsomeness to come through ans she will lose!

Maybe, but up 'til now, we're not seeing it.

20 posted on 09/17/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: doug from upland

Make sure everyone shares this with Drudge, Sean Hannity, Limbaugh, Levin so we can make sure every independent knows about this.

We wouldn’t want Akin to win and represent Missourians. Karl Rove, Haley Barbor must be appeased by sacrificing conservatives. Establishment Republicans are the only way we can win and turn the country around!

Tea Party, Christians, conservatives need not apply! We’ll take your votes, but you must sit in the back of the bus and mind your superiors.

Thanks for posting!


21 posted on 09/17/2012 12:00:30 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: doug from upland

Elect Akin or live in a communist country.

Choose wisely.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: allmendream
Akin has six children with three sons having served in the US Marine Corps. Two are on active duty and one is serving as his father's campaign manager. Akin served in the Army. I would say that the Akin family has given a lot back to this nation as well as what they may have received.

I cannot understand these personal attacks against an honorable man. He didn't server as a grand wizard in the KKK or leave a girl to drown in his car or lie under oath about having sex with an intern in the oval office or be accused of rape. What exactly has he done to deserve such attacks? Maybe he is too conservative for the GOP. After all, he has a 97.24 lifetime ACU rating, voted against TARP and the prescription drug progam, and is stauchly pro-life.

23 posted on 09/17/2012 12:03:06 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Gay State Conservative

— over his false assertion that women who are raped rarely get pregnant —
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Only one problem here , it’s true , in fact pregnancy following any single sex act is pretty rare... these people have been bitch slapped by the very people that should have supported them ... the original statement was explainable and technically correct... it’s understandable that they are “flustrated” by the GOP ,, we have a lot to learn from the rats.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 12:04:12 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: doug from upland

These two should stay away from the word “rape” until after the election, but other than that, I’d say she’s right. We have a corrupt, left-leaning GOP which is consciously trying to make one of their own candidates lose. And remember now, while the election will have national consequences, it is still a MISSOURI election, and the GOP country-clubbers who don’t even live there, probably never even been to Missouri, are trying to screw with it. To hell with the GOP.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 12:04:31 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: doug from upland

In my 30 years of being an LEO (now retired), I interviewed countless rape victims. Comparing politics to a RAPE is asinine, ridiculous, idiotic, unprofessional and just plain wrong.

Now, I sure don’t want McCaskil to win and I don’t support anything the GOP-e does, but Todd Akin and his wife better pull their heads out of their rears.


26 posted on 09/17/2012 12:04:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Maryhere

re: We don’t want GOP Establishment party bosses deciding who MO Senate candidate should be. If you belive in conservative principles send your donation xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx If the party bosses win this one they might try it in your State next election.
= = = = = = = = = = = = =

No thanks. Flushing money down the toilet is not something I find financially prudent. Any money I may give during this campaign season will go to someone who has a chance to win. The whole family is arrogant and delusional. There are other equally conservative and pro-life candidates who can beat McCasKILL. He insults us when he says - “It’s not about me.” What a disgusting lie.


27 posted on 09/17/2012 12:06:21 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: kabar

Akin is an idiot. There is no loyalty in politics. It is all about winning, no different than professional sports. You don’t keep a Running Back who’s lost a step on your team, you cut him and bring in the next best person. Politics is the same. Akin made some idiotic comments that he can’t recover from and the GOP can’t defend. He was doomed the moment he opened his mouth and starting blathering on about women’s bodies closing up and magically preventing pregnancy when raped. And no, don’t try to defend those comments - even Akin doesn’t try to defend them.

This seat is more important than Akin. There are plenty of solid pro-lifers who could have stepped in and beat Claire. As is, Akin will lose and liberal McCaskill will keep the seat for 6 more years for the Democrats.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: ScottinVA
I am surprised I have to spell it out for you. Allen should be the last one to join the MSM/Dem cabal attacking someone, a Rep no less, who made a harmless verbal gaffe that has been blown all out of proportion. What a hypocrite. I will have to hold my nose and vote for Allen. He is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Allen couldn't stop aologizing. He should and could have ended it with a stronger response to this fabricated gaffe.

29 posted on 09/17/2012 12:10:07 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

There are a great number of people who have honorably served this country, however not all are well suited to be a US Senator. This includes Todd Akin. He may be a vet, he may be a conservative, he may be a very nice man. However, he does not have the skills required to run a statewide campaign. If his comments regarding rape didn’t demonstrate his lack of skills, his wife’s comments show an even greater lack of discipline. This is not about the establishment wanting to elect a RINO, its about beating McCaskill in a year when she is very vulnerable. All Akin had to do is stay on message and be disciplined — he screwed up badly and is about to hand McCaskill 6 more years to oppose the tea party/conservative agenda.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT by double_down
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To: kabar
Personal attacks to point out that supporting the campaign of Akin is supporting the “career” of his wife and son - who ‘serve’ as his campaign staff?

It is the truth.

If a liberal were paying his family from campaign funds do you think that it wouldn't be relevant?

It is not like Akin were going to be replaced by a pro-life liberal candidate!

Anyone who wants Akin to remain as a candidate for Senate - it is up to THEM to fund him. His family really needs the money.

Outsiders don't DARE to tell us who we get as our candidate/ how DARE you not send in outside money to keep his campaign (and family) rolling in money!

That right there is funny!!!!

31 posted on 09/17/2012 12:17:11 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: double_down
It is pretty clear that the wife was not going to be a voice of reason and in fact, is likely driving the Akin bus

Exactly... she's driving it all right... off the electoral cliff. This all wouldn't be such an issue if it were CAL, where some nondescript sacrificial lamb goes up against Dianne Feinstein, or Tom Smith vs. Bob Casey in PA. The race in MO was winnable.

32 posted on 09/17/2012 12:17:48 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: kabar
I am surprised I have to spell it out for you. Allen should be the last one to join the MSM/Dem cabal attacking someone, a Rep no less, who made a harmless verbal gaffe that has been blown all out of proportion. What a hypocrite. I will have to hold my nose and vote for Allen. He is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

You don't have to spell anything out. I know the situation re: Allen, and I agree he was a fool to keep apologizing. For the record, I didn't vote for Allen in the primary... I supported Jamie Radtke. As for the "harmless" verbal gaffe... we see it as harmless, but every GOPer should know we have a hostile media waiting in the weeds to pounce on every single slip-up, so they have to be doubly careful of the words they use. Unlike democrats, GOPers don't get a mulligan when it comes to that.

33 posted on 09/17/2012 12:23:54 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Longbow1969

34 posted on 09/17/2012 12:25:15 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: ScottinVA

Who is WE? Do you vote in MO? The GD GOP has put up a dim rat for POTUS and the hate brigade on FR go all Rove on a Senate CN from MO....it’s pitiful.


35 posted on 09/17/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

“We” = those of us keeping an eye on polling data there. No, I don’t vote in MO. Are you seeing something other than an impending loss for Akin, besides “God’s will” and “I have a feeling?”


36 posted on 09/17/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: doug from upland

Such drama queens


37 posted on 09/17/2012 12:31:43 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Longbow1969
Akin is an idiot. There is no loyalty in politics. It is all about winning, no different than professional sports. You don’t keep a Running Back who’s lost a step on your team, you cut him and bring in the next best person.

The GOP doesn't have the power to "cut him" out of the race. It is up to Akin and the voters who elected him to be the nominee in the primary to decide. If the GOP had not jumped the gun and publicly humiliated someone who had served the party well at the state and federal level for 24 years, it may have been able to convince him to withdraw. The GOP screwed up and Akin refused to bow to such pressure and humiliation.

Akin made some idiotic comments that he can’t recover from and the GOP can’t defend. He was doomed the moment he opened his mouth and starting blathering on about women’s bodies closing up and magically preventing pregnancy when raped. And no, don’t try to defend those comments - even Akin doesn’t try to defend them.Akin offered an apology and an explanation of why he said what he said. He should have used forcible instead of legitimate. The FBI has set up various categories of rape. One is forcible to distinguish it from statutory and other forms of rape. Akin and Paul Ryan had sponsored a bill that passed the House that would have limited federal funding for abortion to forcible rape. As far as the other dubious scientific claim about whether pregnancy is more or less likely to result in the cases of rape, Akin was just expressing a view.

Alkin apologized almost immediately saying he meant forcible and that he was not saying that rapes don't result in pregnancies. The GOP refused to accept that apology and publicly humiliated him. They could have just as easily said that the GOP disassociates itself from such comments, note that Akin has apologized, and now it was time for the voters of MO to see where Akin and McCaskill stand on such issues as Obamacare, the stimulus, debt and deficit, etc. It is pretty obvious there was another agenda in this case. The GOP Establishment was unhappy that Akin won the primary. They put enormous pressure on him to force him out before the Tuesday deadline.

This seat is more important than Akin. There are plenty of solid pro-lifers who could have stepped in and beat Claire. As is, Akin will lose and liberal McCaskill will keep the seat for 6 more years for the Democrats.

I blame the GOP for not handling this matter well at all. It is a self-fulfilling prophesy. And we still have people here attacking Akin. Why is the GOP still allowing Akin to twist slowly in the wind? Do you think it helps Romney? For better or worse, Akin is the nominee of the party. He is very conservative and would make a far better senator than McCaskill. Will the 71% of the people of MO who voted in a referendum to not join Obamacare vote to reelect a senator who voted for Obamacare and is against repeal. Does a verbal gaffe neutralize McCaskill's voting record? We shall see.

38 posted on 09/17/2012 12:32:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: allmendream
Anyone who wants Akin to remain as a candidate for Senate - it is up to THEM to fund him. His family really needs the money.

There is only one person who decides whether Akin will remain the candidate or not. HIS NAME IS TODD AKIN. HE WON THE GOP PRIMARY. HE IS THE NOMINEE FUNDS OR NO FUNDS.

39 posted on 09/17/2012 12:36:18 PM PDT by kabar
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To: doug from upland
He may be a wonderful man, although his pig-headed-ness is annoying, but I have two words that WE will never live down:
Magic Uterus
40 posted on 09/17/2012 12:37:29 PM PDT by FreedomFighter1013 (The Obamas: Grifter-in-chief and Michie the Moocher)
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To: ScottinVA
Unlike democrats, GOPers don't get a mulligan when it comes to that.

We wouldn't need a mulligan if we started growing a backbone and not meekly accept these manufacture crises and double standards. David Vitter didn't resign. It is time to tough things out and put them in perspective. Since when does one verbal gaffe become a cause to withdraw from a race?

41 posted on 09/17/2012 12:39:37 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Reily; doug from upland; ScottinVA
maybe Missourians can count on McCaskill’s natural loathsomeness to come through ans she will lose!

At first my semi-liberal daughter who works in Jeff City said "Akin is crazy".

By the latter part of August she told me "I have been learning about Akin, he stands by his convictions and votes accordingly". High praise from her.

I will continue to campaign, donate and will vote for Todd Akin.

BTW: To Hell with the RNC.

42 posted on 09/17/2012 12:43:08 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: kabar
And we still have people here attacking Akin. Why is the GOP still allowing Akin to twist slowly in the wind? Do you think it helps Romney? For better or worse, Akin is the nominee of the party. He is very conservative and would make a far better senator than McCaskill.

Those who don't understand that are the real stupid ones, not Todd Akin or his wife.

43 posted on 09/17/2012 12:43:19 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: FreedomFighter1013
I have two words that WE will never live down: Magic Uterus

Sure you will. But first you have to find those two words in this statement:

“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”

44 posted on 09/17/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: double_down
He ran a statewide campaign to win the nomination. He hasn't lost an election in 24 years. I bet you could scruitize the remarks of every candidate for public office and find gaffes. Obama does it all time along with Biden the human gaffe machine.

The MSM has manufactured this hysteria. The GOP did not have to jump into the fray and make it far worse. They should have accepted the apology and let the people of MO make their own decision. Instead they chose to immediately subject Akin, one of their own, to public humiliation. Can you even imagine the Dems doing that?

45 posted on 09/17/2012 12:46:43 PM PDT by kabar
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To: doug from upland

If I were the Akins campaign I’d stay away from that word under any circumstances.


46 posted on 09/17/2012 12:49:05 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Maryhere

Who would send money to doubling down on stupid?


47 posted on 09/17/2012 12:52:18 PM PDT by dforest
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To: doug from upland

What people outside the area fail to realize is that if Akin withdrew after the GOP back stabbing, McCaskill is guaranteed a win. No candidate put up by those who are perceived as abandoning their choice has a chance.


48 posted on 09/17/2012 12:52:56 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: kabar
Since when does one verbal gaffe become a cause to withdraw from a race?

Since the former media morphed into a propaganda mouthpiece for liberal candidates. Large numbers of Americans still get their "news" from the alphabet-soup networks, CNN, PBS and MSNBC. GOPers can and often do fight back, but they have massive media filters through which they have to pound their message. Much as it's wrong, it's still the dynamic under which GOP candidates have to operate. Dems can say off-the-cuff crap all day long, but the expectation is that's par for them. The bar for GOPers is simply higher.

49 posted on 09/17/2012 12:54:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Gator113

And you should clean up your language.


50 posted on 09/17/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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