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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: 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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To: kabar
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?

You nailed it.

51 posted on 09/17/2012 12:56:19 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: kabar

Well then you and everyone else who supports him needs to FUND him. His family needs the money.


52 posted on 09/17/2012 12:56:28 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: kabar

You know, I agree Akin ain’t leaving the race. I think people already know that. Akin should have thought of the money problem before opening his pie hole.

The point is for Akin to just run, don’t call attention to his idiotic claim, and move on. His wife isn’t running so she needs to tend to whatever it is she does daily and stay out of it.

Thank you.


53 posted on 09/17/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT by dforest
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To: ScottinVA
The bar for GOPers is simply higher.

And to clarify... though exiting and giving a more viable candidate a shot at winning would've been the wiser move, the time for Akin to do that has passed, and like it or not, Akin is the one going forward. Besides... he's probably having the time of his life campaigning.

54 posted on 09/17/2012 1:00:30 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Maryhere

You bet, I’ll work on that, but Todd Akin and his wife better pull their heads out of their rears.


55 posted on 09/17/2012 1:02:53 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: doug from upland

why can’t some folks just keep their yaps shut????


56 posted on 09/17/2012 1:04:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: kabar
“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.”
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Glad to see that at least some of my fellow VA posters did their homework! As to the oft alleged "hayseedism" Akin's father was third generation Harvard grad ...hardly "a bunch of hicks." The three Marines are/were commissioned officers and all Naval Academy grads ...Perry Akin, the son who is campaign manager, was a Marine 1st Lieutenant w/combat engineers during the battle of Fallujah for which he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal w/Combat “V.” (one level below the Bronze Star; arguably more significant than a Bronze Star lacking the combat “V”)

Link: http://www.marine-corps-news.com/2005/09/heros_awarded_purple_hearts_co.htm

57 posted on 09/17/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Nifster
I understand that Akin wants to restore his image-but the last weeks of a Senate campaign is not the right place to do it.

It was a strange set of circumstances that put him in this position, and it probably is a little unfair. But this Senate seat comes up once every six years; it's too important to let a personal quest to prevail over the best course for the country. And fair or not, he blew his lead over McCaskill. I'll vote for Akin, but I sure haven't talked to very many who will say aloud that they support him.

His only chance is that people see his name and McCaskill's on that ballot and immediately come to their senses.

58 posted on 09/17/2012 1:10:53 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Maryhere
We don’t want GOP Establishment party bosses deciding who MO Senate candidate should be.

Right - we should stick with the choice of McCaskill and the Democrat establishment party bosses instead.

59 posted on 09/17/2012 1:13:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: doug from upland
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.”

I personally am disturbed by the establishment Republicans failure to respect the integrity of the nomination process. That makes them no better than the corrupt Democrats. Where is the justice? Where is the statesmanship? ...disappointing.

60 posted on 09/17/2012 1:13:45 PM PDT by olezip
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