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Newt Gingrich: Akin won ballot spot in `fair fight,' GOP should back him
St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 091912 | Kevin McDermott

Posted on 09/21/2012 10:16:02 AM PDT by Fred

ST. LOUIS • Newt Gingrich is coming to St. Louis Monday for a Todd Akin fundraiser because he wants “to tell the people of Missouri” that they have the right to stand by the Republican Senate candidate of their choice, regardless of what the party's leaders tell them.

In a phone interview today with the Post-Dispatch, Gingrich, the former House Speaker and presidential candidate, said the controversy surrounding Akin isn't the point. “The people of Missouri picked him to be their nominee in a fair fight.”

He also warned what others have said: That for the GOP to throw in the towel on the Missouri Senate seat, as the party's national leaders appear to be doing, will probably mean losing the Senate.

“I don't see how the Republicans are going to win the Senate if they throw away a seat like Missouri.”

Gingrich will attend a St. Louis fundraiser Monday for Akin, the Senate candidate. It's an event that may be at least as important to the struggling campaign for its message as for its money.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; brilliant; endrinoreign; evangelicals; gingrich; mo2012; newgingrich; newt; prolife; rinos; socialconservatives; toddakin

1 posted on 09/21/2012 10:16:12 AM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

The GOP is no longer so G!


2 posted on 09/21/2012 10:17:48 AM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: Fred
Newt is 100% correct. Akin made a mistake. Apologized. Move on.

Good for Newt, and DeMint.

3 posted on 09/21/2012 10:17:49 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons (ABO.)
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To: Fred

Bttt


4 posted on 09/21/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Fred

Ras had this race within 5 points or so, with McCaskill failing to reach 50%. It’s winnable, with some financial support.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons (ABO.)
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To: Adriatic Cons

Of course we should back him, he’s a decent guy and is the Republican nominee. That doesn’t mean that he can win, he can’t. He would have done the country a favor if he had bowed out. He wouldn’t, so the people of Missouri are screwed.


6 posted on 09/21/2012 10:24:19 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Fred

Stuff like this is the reason I like Newt.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 10:24:48 AM PDT by marron
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To: Fred

Atkin came across as very seasoned, knowledgeable, and confident in today’s debate. He beat McCaskill like a dumb and stubborn donkey. He was portrayed by some as some knuckle dragging, ignorant doofus and he destroyed that image in today’s debate. His closing statement was worthy of Reagan. It would be sheer insanity not to support this rock solid conservative at this point.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 10:26:28 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Fred
THE HILL - Gingrich endorses Scozzafava in NY-23 race
9 posted on 09/21/2012 10:27:01 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Nobody bats a thousand.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 10:28:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: MrDem

Has anyone else seen Todd Akin in the ‘Monumental’ documentary by Kirk Cameron? His part is very minimal and the documentary is excellent.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: dfwgator

He swung at one that was no where near the plate.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 10:30:03 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Fred

The ELITE Repubs in DC must control who runs for any seat in Congress. No one should be allowed to run that they haven’t chosen. They told him to quit and he didn’t, so they will do aLL they can to defeat him.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Fred

I want him to win just to watch the Dems go crazy.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 10:31:47 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tex-Con-Man
That's because he suffers from conservative appeasement syndrome in trying to explain his moral position on abortion - or anything else for that matters.

When confronted with a question about abortion, a true conservative would say “ I categorically oppose it on moral grounds” and leave it at that. There is no use in arguing with media Democrat shills on the value of your position. When you argue with morally bereft people, they invariably bring you down to their level, and then beat you with experience.

Morals? Stand you ground as you would with an intruder in your home. You only need assert the firmness of your position and then deal unapologetically with the aftermath.

15 posted on 09/21/2012 10:36:24 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: winkadink

I heard Akin was a little too conservative (a squishy moderate would have been preferred), a little too independent in not always taking marching orders from the GOPe so at the first opportunity they dumped him. All I can say is ... if Akin loses & we lose the Senate by one seat, the GOPe needs to pay for this cr@p and I mean pay big time.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 10:36:46 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Fred

No choice...gotta support him at this point


17 posted on 09/21/2012 10:38:27 AM PDT by SoDak (Obama..change you can step in.)
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To: winkadink
"They told him to quit and he didn’t, so they will do aLL they can to defeat him."

Seems to be what this has become about. It'd sure be nice if they could act like grown-ups and quietly support this guy.

And good for Newt. He was on Greta last night sounding fantastic. If only Mitt could preach like (good) Newt.......*sigh*.

18 posted on 09/21/2012 10:43:39 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: centurion316
That doesn’t mean that he can win, he can’t. He would have done the country a favor if he had bowed out. He wouldn’t, so the people of Missouri are screwed.

I disagree. The comment is old news to most folks. He's within 5 (with NO financial support) points, Romney will win the state, and with some financial support (Newt, DeMint, hopefully Rove's SuperPac will re-enter the fray), he has a 50/50 shot, IMO

19 posted on 09/21/2012 10:46:18 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons (ABO.)
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To: Adriatic Cons

He won taking money from Democrats and Karl Rove. Fine hje won. But then he blew it. Conservatives didn’t force him to make that mistake. If he gets elected, he will represent the left.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 10:48:09 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: centurion316
That doesn’t mean that he can win, he can’t. He would have done the country a favor if he had bowed out. He wouldn’t, so the people of Missouri are screwed.

Boy are you the sour grapes today. Did you watch the debate this morning between Akin and McCaskill? If not, you really should have. Todd Akin took McCrakel to the wood shed.

Watch his poll numbers climb tomorrow and all the way to election day. Of course, I guess you don't think Newt as well as Demint supporting him financially will help either.

21 posted on 09/21/2012 10:48:09 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Adriatic Cons

The GOP establishment got their candidate, but then he blew it. Give a conservative a chance.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
If he gets elected, he will represent the left

Interesting take, didn't think of it in those terms... nevertheless, still worth the risk.

23 posted on 09/21/2012 10:49:58 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons (ABO.)
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To: nickcarraway
Give a conservative a chance

At this stage, with the Newt fundraiser, and DeMint signaling that he will support him... there's zero chance he'll back out.

24 posted on 09/21/2012 10:51:31 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons (ABO.)
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To: Fred; All

As far as I’m concerned kin and Romney are rather similar. After his giga gaffe, I though Akin should pull out. As afar as Romney was concerned, I contributed to both Cain and Santorum to stop Romney. Now, like it or not, it’s Romney or the Illegal, so I’m giving all I reasonably can to the Romney campaign, the choice being between cancer and not cancer. If Akin hangs in there after Sept. 25, it will be either him or Her Vileness, giving us the same kind of choice as in Romney vs. Obama, and with the same kind of conclusion. Party discipline is OK until it’s a choice between party discipline and winning a vital Senate seat, then winning wins out.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 10:51:34 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: nickcarraway

He has not blown a damn thing. He will be another voice with Jim DeMint in the US Senate, this is the ONLY reason why the loser fhole rinos in the senate do not want him.

He can beat that proabort hog


26 posted on 09/21/2012 10:55:02 AM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Evil Slayer

The problem is not conservatives, or even Republicans (except for some women), the problem for Akin is Independents. McCaskill has millions in the bank to remind the voters what he said and it will keep him from getting above 50%. The race just isn’t competitive anymore.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 10:55:09 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: nickcarraway
Represent the left? Are you nuts? Akin has a 97.24% ACU rating. He is among the most conservative members of Congress. He voted against the Prescription Drug program, TARP, no-child left behind, and lots of other left and moderate Rep supported legislation.

If elected, Akin will join Demiont, Cruz, Lee, Vitter, Sessions, and the rest of the conservatives in the Senate. The GOP Establishment don't like Akin because he is too conservative.

28 posted on 09/21/2012 10:56:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: centurion316

So the 71% of the MO voters who voted against Obamacare will vote to reelect the senator who voted FOR Obamacare and does not want it repealed rather than for the candidate who voted AGAINST Obamacare and wants it repealed? For some verbal gaffe? I guess MO is going Obama.


29 posted on 09/21/2012 11:00:56 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MissMagnolia

They want more Mitt’s. After he gets the nomination he says abortion for the “health” of the mother is what he believes.

That is the quality of man the GOP-e wants.


30 posted on 09/21/2012 11:01:12 AM PDT by donna (Chick-news: They report on what they love (Obama and movie stars and themselves).)
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To: Fred

Look, he beat out the conservative candidates in the primary, good for him. But conservatives didn’t force him to screw up. He was the hand picked candidate of McCaskill, and Rove was backing him. The GOP establishment screwed the pooch and now they don’t want to be held accountable.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 11:03:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Fred

so the GOP-e wants us to vote for Romney because he’s better than Obama...

but they ignore that same standard with Akin?
Isn’t Akin better than McCaskill????


32 posted on 09/21/2012 11:04:01 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: centurion316

As I said many times before. I support Todd Unless and or until he withdraws. Withholding money by the RNC and MO GOP doesn’t stick to the main goal of Freeing us from Claire. She is the problem. Todd WON THE ELECTION so right or wrong get behind him and gain a Senate Seat.

The Party is not doing anyone favors here in MO.
GO TODD GO!!!!!


33 posted on 09/21/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT by YOMO
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To: nickcarraway

I no FIRSTHAND how the stupid NRSC picks their candidate and how they attempt to ‘pick’ their opposition. The Al D’mato NY race was one of these. The stupid NRSC assured all that Schumer would be much easier to beat in the NY US Senate race, there by ‘securing’ his win in the primary against Geraldine Ferraro. YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY...

Lard-butt baby killing Claire can hallucinate all day long about how the DNSC pulled off this great coup with Akins. However, she has one huge problem, the voter is in no mood for her crap this election cycle.


34 posted on 09/21/2012 11:27:00 AM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: nickcarraway

“If he gets elected, he will represent the left.”

Doubtful, but I suppose he might. On the other hand, we know for certain who McCaskill will support if she wins.


35 posted on 09/21/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: libdestroyer

Romney and his ‘team’ are making GAFFES a minute... but nooo!!! do we hear demands for MR to get out of race? no! ... cuz Romney has all the bucks and is the candyman...

As always real conservatives rise to the occasion and fight for the greater good and support Romney, while f-ing RINOS are whining all day long abt team Romney and lining up to beg Obama to be sure and APPOINT them again to some BS committee in the BELTWAY....


36 posted on 09/21/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Adriatic Cons

Newt is one of the few Republicans with a brain connected to his mouth.


37 posted on 09/21/2012 12:01:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Adriatic Cons

he didnt make a mistake. he made a bizarre ascientific statement that a small fringe of uneducated yokels believe.


38 posted on 09/21/2012 12:04:16 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: kabar
So the 71% of the MO voters who voted against Obamacare will vote to reelect the senator who voted FOR Obamacare

I think that you may be assuming that voters are rational and think through how they vote. Many do no such thing, they vote on emotion and those emotion change like the wind. Claire is portraying Akin as a lunatic who will ruin their lives. The emotional ones are going to be very receptive to that argument.

39 posted on 09/21/2012 12:32:31 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316
Of course we should back him, he’s a decent guy and is the Republican nominee. That doesn’t mean that he can win, he can’t. He would have done the country a favor if he had bowed out. He wouldn’t, so the people of Missouri are screwed.

Paid for by Kansas's For McCaskill?

40 posted on 09/21/2012 12:34:48 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Viennacon
I want him to win just to watch the Dems go crazy.

Yep, and I want him to win just to watch Rove and the pubbie elites go even crazier.

41 posted on 09/21/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: centurion316
If that is truly the case, i.e., voters will vote against their own self-interest and reelect someone who is inimical to how they stand politically, then the Republic is lost. We (they) deserve the government we have. It is time to start blaming the public for our current condition and not the politicians who just give them what they want.

If the people of MO are that stupid, then Obama will win easily in MO.

42 posted on 09/21/2012 3:18:33 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
voters will vote against their own self-interest and reelect someone who is inimical to how they stand politically

I refer you to the Presidential election of 2008. Actually, there are many more, voters do this all the time. Go figure.

43 posted on 09/21/2012 3:39:22 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

There is no comparison between 2008 and the Akin race. Obama won by 10 million votes. The Stupid Party nominated Maverick McCain who supported amnesty, cap and trade, regulating political free speech, etc. Obama was the unknown quantity. The choice was between Obama or a third term of Bush. The reality was that no Rep would have beaten Obama or Hillary in 2008. The economy was tanking, the public was fed up with war, and there was no way that most of the people were going to vote for the oldest man ever to run for the first time for the Presidency. And don’t forget what happened in the 2006 midterms—a sweeping victory for the Dems that put them back again in control of Congress.


44 posted on 09/21/2012 9:15:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: centurion316
Claire is portraying Akin as a lunatic who will ruin their lives.

In the debate yesterday Claire showed herself to be that lunatic who would ruin their lives.

45 posted on 09/22/2012 5:24:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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