Skip to comments.Todd Akinís Wife Compares GOP Abandonment to Rape, Tyranny
Posted on 09/17/2012 11:37:16 AM PDT by doug from upland
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Why are these people not calling for Connie Mack in Florida or Scott Brown from MA to withdraw?
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
See my post #106.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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 whats 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 --
"The Partys leaders have for reasons that arent 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 Akins 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 Akins 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 dont 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. Im 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 wasnt 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 its been handled?
Ive always believed and still do, that if you dont honor your friendships, you dont honor yourself. And I consider Todd a friend. So I will join Todd as often as I can, in his fight for our Partys 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 youd 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 wont 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?
Ive 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 GOPs 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 wont help Todd Akin get us to the majority, then well do it without them. And his seat will not have been sold to the highest bidder, but obtained by the highest principles.
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.
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.
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.
What two-faced hypocrites.
You fund Akin then. Get down with you Missourable self!
I'm not in Missouri nor am I prescient; so, I wouldn't pretend to know the voters’ minds there; however, if Akin loses, the slash and burn tactics of the GOP-e will be as much to blame as the single, unfortunate, misspoken comment for which Akin profusely apologized. Let's be honest here; I am not naieve ...this was, and is, a lot more about whether Akin's comment would have a negative effect upon all the "wonderful" moderate candidates the GOP-e is offering us as opposed to whether Akin could win in Missouri. The GOP-e decided to sacrifice Akin in order to give their moderate loser insiders a boost.
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.
If that is the case, the Republic is truly lost.
Torricelli was a popular guest for the Democrats on the Sunday morning talk shows, until he criticized his own party, the Democrats.
¡Muchas Gracias, Señor!
A lot of New Jersey voters say they don't want to vote for Senator Torricelli. Almost half of them say he doesn't have the honesty and integrity to be their senator, said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the QuinnipiacQuinticWinnipegUnpackUnpickJennicaGunnysackJuniperKineticKingpinConicJunipersTurnpikeJenicaJuniper's University Polling Institute.
Torricelli was disciplined last month when a Senate ethics panel severely admonished the senator for violating Senate rules in accepting gifts from a political backer.
While questions about Torricelli's ethics are eroding support for his reelection, Richards said New Jersey voters aren't automatically switching to the GOP.
Women, independents and especially Democrats have defected from (Torricelli's) campaign in significant numbers, but only a handful overall have gone to Forrester, Richards said. Fifty-six percent of voters who say they've heard about the Senate Ethics Committee action admonishing Torricelli say it makes them less likely to vote for him.
California is not the subject. Apparently you think it is a fine thing for the GOP to not fund GOP candidates in California - but think it a betrayal for them to not fund an idiot candidate (and his family) in Missouri.
Ideological consistency? Not important to you I guess.
He is your candidate. YOU fund him. His family can use the continued paychecks. They say “Muchas Gracias” for your support!
That's what the Akin supporters and the religious right believe, but I don't think that's so. Its just a political calculation that his remarks made him unelectable. Akin cannot win enough support beyond his conservative base to get above 50%. No one except the rabid Akin crowd believes that he has a chance. In a race that was an almost certain pickup for the GOP that's a bitter pill to swallow.
The end result of all of this will be Akin without a job, McCaskill ensconced for another six years, and the GOP probably just short of control of the Senate. Akin is not doing any of us any favors.
I don't want any of my money to go to CA candidates. it is throwing money down a rathole.
Akin is the GOP candidate. He is the party nominee and his name will appear on the same ticket with the rest of the GOP candidates including Mitt Romney.
I don't understand your hatred of this fine man with a fine family. You seem to have a problem that his son, a former US Marine officer, serves as his campaign manager. His son also cashed federal checks serving his country. You are one sick puppy.
First of all, for the record, I am neither of the religious right nor was I even aware of Akin’s candidacy prior to the “flap” over his comments. That said, the voters in MO picked him to run as the Republican Senate candidate. The GOP was within its rights to privately approach Akin and suggest for the good of the Party that he step down; however, once he indicated he was not going to do so they should have left it alone. Their rancor and spitefulness will only assure your and their self-fullfilling prophecy.
I happen to disagree w/Akin’s all-inclusive stand against any type of abortion; however, I respect his position and I respect the right of MO voters to pick their candidate. What the GOP-e has done and continues to do is disrespectful to the voters of MO and just plain wrong.
Yes, the technical deadline is 25 September, but in all practicality, that window of opportunity closed weeks ago, unless a big-name candidate came in within a few days from now.
But Akin, convinced he`s on the way to victory, has refused to budge, so... the point is moot.
>You people who jumped on the bandwagon after Akin’s minor faux pas deserve four more years of Obama.
The people too stupid to realize akin’s statements are what doomed him are what’s wrong with this country.
Them and the democrat trolls supporting akin.
I take it that you are not very well informed about how this race has unfolded.
McCaskill spent several million dollars running ads that were designed to help him win the nomination. I saw them, they were very cleaver and very effective. Additionally, she encouraged Democrat cross over in the primary, again aimed at helping Akin win the nomination.
He may be the Republican candidate, but the Democrats were damned glad to have him. Once he made his major gaff, it was easy to see why McCaskill did what she did.
Huckabee and Dobson are supporting him for their own purposes, he’s being used for there own agenda and not what’s good for the people of Missouri. I happen to think that this will hurt the pro life movement and it will certainly hurt the GOP chances for control of the Senate. It’s instructive to see how easy it was for McCaskill to get conservatives to help her win.
Right on all points.
“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. “
You elected it in the primary; you supported it during the period when he could have done the honorable thing and withdraw; then its up to you pay for your selfish moronic martyr. The RNC has no obligation to waste money by throwing it down that rat hole.
“The GOP Establishment was unhappy that Akin won the primary.”
Maybe, maybe not, but one thing we do know: McCaskill was ecstatic. Maybe Akin’s wife could hit up McCaskill for a few more bucks.
You are one sad puppy. I don’t hate Akin but it is obvious he is a deluded idiot with a bad comb over. He needs your money to pay his family so by all means continue funding him.
>You are part of the looney left and its double standards.
No, anyone still defending akin is either incapable of understanding political realities or they really are
part of the looney left helping McWitcheepoo.
Oh, I see, the Democrats at Daily KOS always tell the truth, and it’s Republicans who don’t give your candidate money who tell “the big lie.”
And, just why did McCaskill and out-of-state Democrats super pacs run their ads during a primary in which she had no opponent in the Democratic primary and singled Akin out by name, saying he is the true conservative?
Drudge Report - 8/22/12 - Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin (R) won his three-person primary in part with help from Democrats. Hoping that Akin would be the easiest for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) to defeat, Democrats spent $1.5 million on ads that subtly helped his primary campaign — by making him sound more conservative than rivals. One radio ad bought by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said, “Todd Akin calls himself the true conservative, but is he too conservative?” The ad’s narrator noted the negative posture Akin has taken toward President Obama and concluded, “it’s no surprise Todd has been endorsed by the most conservative leaders in our country — Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee.”
Akin can win this thing, but he’s going to have to do this with his supporters. His made himself toxic to Republicans across the country, to save their own skins, they distanced themselves from him. On the other hand, he did sort of apologize for misspeaking with regard to “legitimate rape,” distinguishing forcible rape from lesser forms of sexual assault; and, claiming now that pregnancies due to forcible rape are merely rare, not impossible. That might apology may be sufficient in Missouri; but, he’s going to have to raise some serious money.
Akin is the GOP candidate. End of story. The MO voters will have to make the decision whether a verbal gaffe is more important to them than McCaskill who voted for Obamacare and does not want it repealed or voting for someone who voted against it and wants it repealed. In 2010 71% of Missouri voters voted against Obamacare in a referendum.
Then you would be both presumptuous and wrong. I did my homework; but, held off commenting because I thought it prudent to let the people of MO solve this themselves. What now has me really pissed off is I see so many negative posts regarding Akin and his family coming from TX, CA, VA, etc ...very few similar posts from MO.
I am well aware of the fact that MO has an open primary and of the allegations that Dems crossed over to pick the weakest candidate. That's an allegation which may or may not be true. You have no proof of that any more than anyone has proof that it didn't happen that way. The bottom line is that at this point it's irrelevant ...if the system is bad then change it before the next election ...oops, you can't do that because you live in KS!
By your standard I should be screaming, ranting, raving and throwing a fit about Romney ...the GOP-e engineered the primary here in VA so that we could only choose between Romney and Ron Paul ...Newt and Gov Perry were kept off the ballot on technicalities and no write-in candidates were allowed. VA voters were effectively disenfranchised by the Romneyites and there will be scores to settle when this election is over ...but for now the most important thing is to defeat Obama and not leave our troops in the field and our foreign policy in tatters under the governance of the mendacious SOB who currently occupies the oval office ...when he's not out fund raising. Therefore, I will hold my nose, as I did for McCain and Dole and vote the ticket.
Go to the link, look at the actual ads and tell me that they were meant to “subtly” aid Akins. Look at what they are accusing him of.
Maybe Akin supporters in Missouri and across the country will say the same thing to all of Rove's and the NRSC's chosen candidates. It works both ways.
Yes, just like the Obama administration set 'OccupyWallStreet' in motion gearing up for our nominee, and liberals voting for that nominee in open Republican primaries. Would you care to compare dollars spent on each candidate by liberals? Akin loses in MO so does Romney. Keep it up GOP-e- those coveted Frank Luntz 'independents' despise the haughty GOP-e- as much as they dislike Obama!!!!!
Hey, paudio, liberals picked our GOP-e presidential nominee, are you itching about that? Who do you think 'OccupyWallStreet' was created to jeer and sneer? And who do you think voted for Rommy in open Republican primaries? HELLO!!!!! IF Akin loses in MO so does Romney. And they say Akin is dumb.
Well, that’s wonderful. Send me a note after the election. If Akin wins, I will be more than happy to make a public apology.
More likely, the end of story will be his concession speech.
Stop whining and behaving like a victim. Own the failure, for once, and start to work for 2016 presidential candidate, whether or not Romney elected.
Given right after Romney's