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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

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To: Uncle Chip

Why are these people not calling for Connie Mack in Florida or Scott Brown from MA to withdraw?


101 posted on 09/17/2012 2:27:41 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: kabar

This is all on Akin from here forward. After his inappropriate comments regarding rape he decided to stay in the race. He said that the issue would blow over and that true conservatives would come to his aid and would donate enough money to support his campaign. Huckabee came out and announced his continued support. Akin is in this race and if his position is so strong and righteous he should be able to raise the money necessary to compete. If not, its all on Akin.

It doesn’t take much to figure out how this is going to play out. Akin will lose the election, blame the GOP for not supporting him and claim that it was a conspiracy to keep a good conservative from winning. The GOP will point to wins by Cruz, Fischer, etc. and claim that Akin was radioactive after the legitimate rape comments and should have stepped aside. In the end, McCaskill will be the senator from Missouri and casting votes for more contraception and more liberalized abortion.


102 posted on 09/17/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT by double_down
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To: Republican Wildcat
When it is about a subject like rape. Why is that so difficult to understand that goes to a whole other level?

We had a President accused of rape and molestation. He dropped his trousers and exposed himself to a state employee, Paula Jones, and he lied under oath and had his law license suspended. He was impeached yet he remained in office. Not only that, his current favorability rating is 65%.

We had a Democrat congresssman who had a homosexual prostitution ring being run out of his house. He is still serving in Congress.

Because the subject is "rape" Akin must withdraw from running? Did Akin commit a crime? Give me a break. You are part of the looney left and its double standards.

103 posted on 09/17/2012 2:28:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: doug from upland

You know what? I’m marveling at the obliviousness it takes to compare getting picked on by the national party to rape within days after one of our ambassadors might actually have been raped, pre or post mortem. I’m calling it obliviousness, because it’s not nice to call a Congressman’s wife a vile, heartless, self-pitying harpy unless you know for sure she’s smart and well-informed enough to know better. And at this point, I tend to doubt that. I don’t think anybody on that campaign’s all that bright, politically, and I don’t think they’re listening to anybody but themselves, least of all to God. Jesus glorified could show up in their living room and tell them Himself “It’s over. You really are not going to replace that funding, let alone win this election. I have other plans for you.” and they’d tell him “Get behind me, Satan!”


104 posted on 09/17/2012 2:28:29 PM PDT by RichInOC (Akin 2012: Rape, Rape, Rape And Rape. (I Like Rape.))
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To: allmendream
Because money wasted on Akin and his family/campaign staff is better spent elsewhere - he is a lost cause.

Exactly what was the violation of reasonable sensibilities he's guilty of, that made him a "lost cause?"

It seems to me the only thing that makes him a "lost cause" is allies that want to lynch him for not meeting the approval of his opposition.

105 posted on 09/17/2012 2:30:58 PM PDT by papertyger ("Hate" is the name used by the wicked to condemn the innocent....)
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To: paudio
Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann, and Steve King endorsed Akin and have not called for his withdrawal. Palin endorsed Steelman.

And even the Daily Kos doesn't believe this crap about McCaskill orchestrating Akin's nomination. Anyone looking at the ads can see that she is attacking him and she also put out ads attacking the other Rep candidates. This is part of the Big Lie myth put out by some Reps who were upset that the most conservative candidate in the race won.

106 posted on 09/17/2012 2:33:27 PM PDT by kabar
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To: papertyger

Oh is opposition DOES approve of him. Heartily. The majority of Democrats in Missouri thought he should stay in the race and the majority of Republicans in Missouri thought he should drop out after his bout of idiocy.

But he thinks he is God’s candidate for the Senate - and his wife/campaign staffer thinks not funding him is “rape” perhaps even “legitimate” rape.


107 posted on 09/17/2012 2:35:32 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
If the national GOP and affiliated groups did not distance themselves from Akin after his "legitimate rape" comments

So I guess they also distanced themselves from his apology, right???

What is so hard about saying "we don't agree with his statement and we understand that he has apologized". Is that too hard for these bright party bosses or are they really the party of stupid???

This is not about the national GOP trying to dump a conservative

Oh really. Sure fooled a lot of people out here in the real world.

its about the national GOP trying to preserve the party's nominees in the remaining national elections from Todd Akin's irresponsible, undisciplined comments.

You really are the party of stupid. No wonder you are down in the polls. You're running against the wrong candidate. Obama is your opponent not Todd Akin. You don't speak for him and he doesn't speak for you.

108 posted on 09/17/2012 2:36:10 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Redmen4ever
The $1.5 million spent by the Democrats to nominate Akin in our primary was the smartest investment they made this election cycle.

See my post #106.

109 posted on 09/17/2012 2:39:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Nobody said all conservatives or all liberal Republicans are on the same side. It is a fact, however, that those who called for Akin’s withdrawal didn’t come only from the liberal wing of the party. It’s dishonest to keep talking as if only GOP-e who wants him withdraw.


110 posted on 09/17/2012 2:39:37 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: kabar
Electability is what is at issue for the Democrats. Nobody ever accused them of having morality.

When Torricelli was going to face certain defeat in New Jersey - they pulled out Lautenberg to replace him at the last minute - in direct opposition to New Jersey law!

He is now Senator Lautenberg.

So the issue isn't so much that Akin isn't as bad as Clinton or Frank - it is that he is an unelectable as Torricelli - but not as smart, and not as principled.

111 posted on 09/17/2012 2:40:14 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: allmendream

LOL. CA is a Dem sewer. I wish we would stop sending my tax money so they can support illegal aliens and high speed trains to nowhere. Living in that liberal hellhole has made you bitter and angry. Move to MO so you can have a meaningful vote.


112 posted on 09/17/2012 2:43:41 PM PDT by kabar
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To: double_down

And that is exactly how the Rep e wanted it to turn out. What exactly is so inappropriate about Akin’s comments about rape that warrant him being removed from the ticket? Did he say he supports rape? Do you even know the context of how the subject came up?


113 posted on 09/17/2012 2:47:41 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Are you aware of where Free Republic is hosted?

Sorry that you have become so unhinged about me pointing out that Akin has the family on campaign payroll that you feel the need to attack me personally.

He is your candidate, YOU support him. His wife and son can use the paycheck. It might be their last one for awhile.


114 posted on 09/17/2012 2:50:39 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: Repealthe17thAmendment

you have it exactly correct. IF he was concerned about conservatives having a real voice instead of his EGO then he would have dropped out and let the republicans run some one who could win that set. Save his ego for some other day


115 posted on 09/17/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: FreedomFighter1013
Sorry sir, it’s implied in the statement: that “the body,” meaning the uterus “has ways to shut that down,” that’s a special or magical property of the uterus, hence: MAGIC UTERUS. It’s not a giant leap of logic.

Wow -- you must have magic glasses to see all of that in that sentence.

Incredible -- and where do you see the word "magic" and the word "uterus"??? Are they hiding behind "body"??? or just laying low behind "down"???

Get Real -- somebody invented that out of whole cloth and you are parrotting it like a good mockingbird. You'll get your cracker later.

We (Republicans, conservatives, constitutionalists, pro-lifers)

You forgot "former" -- as in former Republicans, former conservatives, former constitutionalists, former pro-lifers -- it's implied in your post, you know.

will be beaten to death with this if we support him.

That's funny because he's not being beaten to death by it and he's the one who said it. So grow a stick and take down your white flag.

He has to put his ego aside and do what’s right to advance the conservative cause, otherwise we will lose the seat plain and simple.

He has. He's staying. And he intends to win the seat. And it will be a seat that leans to the right and fights for freedom --

116 posted on 09/17/2012 2:55:49 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: paudio
I agree with Mike Huckabee:

"The Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren’t rational, left [Akin] behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding, a casualty of his self-inflicted, but not intentional wound. In a Party that supposedly stands for life, it was tragic to see the carefully orchestrated and systematic attack on a fellow Republican. Not for a moral failure or corruption or a criminal act, but for a misstatement which he contritely and utterly repudiated. I was shocked by GOP leaders and elected officials who rushed so quickly to end the political life of a candidate over a mistaken comment in an interview. This was a serious mistake, but it was blown out of proportion not by the left, but by Akin’s own Republican Party. Is this what the party really thinks of principled pro-life advocates? Do we forgive and forget the verbal gaffes of Republicans who are “conveniently pro-life” for political advantage, but crucify one who truly believes that every life is sacred?

Who ordered this “Code Red” on Akin? There were talking point memos sent from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggesting language to urge Akin to drop out. Political consultants were ordered to stay away from Akin or lose future business with GOP committees. Operatives were recruited to set up a network of pastors to call Akin to urge him to get out. Money has changed hands to push him off the plank. It is disgraceful. From the spotlights of political offices and media perches, it may appear that the demand for Akin’s head is universal in the party. I assure you it is not. There is a vast, but mostly quiet army of people who have an innate sense of fairness and don’t like to see a fellow political pilgrim bullied. If Todd Akin loses the Senate seat, I will not blame Todd Akin. He made his mistake, but was man enough to admit it and apologize. I’m waiting for the apology from whoever the genius was on the high pedestals of our party who thought it wise to not only shoot our wounded, but run over him with tanks and trucks and then feed his body to the liberal wolves. It wasn’t just Todd Akin that was treated with contempt by the thinly veiled attack on Todd Akin. It was all the people who have faithfully knocked doors, made calls, and made sacrificial contributions to elect Republicans because we thought we were welcome in the party. Todd Akin owned his mistake. Who will step up and admit the effort being made to discredit Akin and apologize for the sleazy way it’s been handled?

I’ve always believed and still do, that if you don’t honor your friendships, you don’t honor yourself. And I consider Todd a friend. So I will join Todd as often as I can, in his fight for our Party’s pro-life policies, traditional marriage and our efforts to rein in the massive expansion of government under President Obama. Todd is being systematically scourged for one thing he said. Is that more important than what Claire McCaskill has DONE over her 6 years in the Senate? If you’d like to join the fight, and help defeat a Democrat Senator standing in the way of a conservative majority, I encourage you to join me. The party has decided it won’t help. In fact, it has decided that it will try to cut off the supply lines to Akin to pressure him to exit and let the party bosses overturn the voters of Missouri and pick their own candidate. If this can happen to Todd Akin, who is next?

I’ve heard the talk of new deadlines and the nonsense about the Republican Party running a 3rd party candidate, but I am no longer listening to that noise. The idea that our Party would continue to play games behind the scenes and feed the Democrats make-believe narrative of the GOP’s fictional war on women is equally ridiculous. Now is the time to focus on electing a conservative Senate Majority. And if the NRSC and RNC and the money-rich PACS won’t help Todd Akin get us to the majority, then we’ll do it without them. And his seat will not have been sold to the highest bidder, but obtained by the highest principles.

117 posted on 09/17/2012 2:57:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: allmendream

Yes I am aware of where FR ios hosted. That doesn’t change my mind about CA. We should invest a dime there in the senate campaign or in any other race where the Dem is the incumbent. CA is gone forever. It is only going to get worse. CA is the canary in the coal mine.


118 posted on 09/17/2012 3:00:32 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Sure, we can confront, but the public tends to believe what it`s told to believe.. and when the dominant media gives them a constant drumbeat of, “Believe this!” and “Believe that!”... those narratives stick. One needs look no further than the coverage of the DNC as an illustration.

Americans aren`t nearly as free- or critical-thinking as they fancy themselves. They wait for cues from another source, and whoever gets at them most wins.

Another area is messaging. One thing the dems do well is spell out issues in small, simple, personal bites for voters to easily digest. Republicans, on the other hand, load them up with deep, technical, long-view data, leaving the voters (face it.. not the brightest group in history) overwhelmed.


119 posted on 09/17/2012 3:01:05 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Ingtar
Why are these people not calling for Connie Mack in Florida or Scott Brown from MA to withdraw?

Especially Connie Mack -- he's 10 points down in a losing cause. He should resign so that someone else can be appointed who would win that race.

((crickets))

What two-faced hypocrites.

120 posted on 09/17/2012 3:02:28 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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