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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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?
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.
Those who don't understand that are the real stupid ones, not Todd Akin or his wife.
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, thats really rare. If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But lets assume that maybe that didnt work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.
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?
If I were the Akins campaign I’d stay away from that word under any circumstances.
Who would send money to doubling down on stupid?
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.
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.
And you should clean up your language.
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.
Well then you and everyone else who supports him needs to FUND him. His family needs the money.
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.
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.
You bet, I’ll work on that, but Todd Akin and his wife better pull their heads out of their rears.
why can’t some folks just keep their yaps shut????
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”)
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.
Right - we should stick with the choice of McCaskill and the Democrat establishment party bosses instead.
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.