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Newt Gingrich Stands By Akin At Missouri Fundraiser (A tsunami of money/support coming for Akin)
The National Memo ^ | 9/24/12 | Axel Tonconogy

Posted on 09/25/2012 3:14:24 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

Appearing today at a fundraiser in Kirkwood, Missouri for Senate candidate Todd Akin, former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich offered the support and encouragement that few others in his party have dared give.

Abandoned by the GOP after his infamous “legitimate rape” comments, and crucified by the liberal and conservative media alike, Akin vowed to remain in the Senate race for the “long haul” and emerge victorious.

After sharing his toxic views on women’s health, Akin’s conservative donors and supporters pulled out in droves, denouncing the candidate’s statements. This despite the fact that in 2011 Akin had co-authored a bill with Paul Ryan to narrow the definition of rape to “forcible rape,” in order to prevent the use of federal Medicaid funds on abortions.

During the fundraiser, Newt Gingrich expressed confidence in Akin’s chances. ”This is a winnable race,” Gingrich said. “I don’t see how any national Republicans… have a choice after tomorrow.”

Gingrich was referring to the September 25 deadline for Akin to withdraw from the race using a court order. Resisting the onslaught of Republicans who urged him to drop out of the race, Akin allowed an August 22 deadline to pass. After tomorrow’s deadline, under Missouri state law, Akin’s name will remain on the ballot no matter what. However, nothing suggests that Akin will pull out of the race before then.

The race in Missouri is one of the critical linchpins of the GOP’s bid to regain the Senate majority. In the lead before his monumental gaffe, Akin now trails his Democratic opponent, incumbent Claire McCaskill, by 6 points, a Rasmussen poll shows. During the Kirkwood fundraiser, Gingrich stressed that this election was “a key to winning control of the Senate.”

Rick Tyler, a former Gingrich aide now attached to Akin’s Senate bid, addressed the issue of

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; fundraiser; fundraising; kirkwoodmo; mo2012; newtgingrich; rnsc; senaterace; toddakin
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1 posted on 09/25/2012 3:14:33 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Best thing about this debacle is that it exposed a number of ‘conservative’ roaches to the light...we see you, progs.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 3:17:03 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Evil Slayer



3 posted on 09/25/2012 3:17:43 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: who knows what evil?
The article goes on to say....

With the Senate Conservatives Fund — a group that has raised more than $11 million for other Republican candidates — now considering getting involved, Akin might just be on his way to restarting his campaign.

4 posted on 09/25/2012 3:21:02 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Ah, what could have been...now we are stuck with a piece of metrosexual New England flop-sweat...a candidate rejected by 65% of GOP primary voters...


5 posted on 09/25/2012 3:24:18 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

What could still be. 97 percent conservative record is damned good in this age of RINO-led crap. Send him money and help him out.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 3:29:37 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: who knows what evil?
a candidate rejected by 65% of GOP primary voters

This must never be allowed to happen again.

Rules that designate a "winner" with a simple plurality MAY be reasonable for final choice elections in November, BUT, in a multi candidate primary, they can have the result of nominating a candidate that 65% of the voters don't want.

In addition, I would restore the 2/3 rule so that the nominee MUST have a broad base of support among delegates chosen in a fair process that accurately represents what primary voters actually want.

Under a proportional delegate selection system and a 2/3 needed to nominate rule, the current impending catastrophe would have been impossible.

7 posted on 09/25/2012 3:34:03 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: who knows what evil?
a candidate rejected by 65% of GOP primary voters...

The primary was an open primary. Dems could vote on the Republican ballot. It was not a GOP primary.

As you learn more about the way this CONSERVATIVE site works, you will become more aware that it supports CONSERVATIVES. Being how Todd Akin is the MOST conservative candidate running against an Obama ultra LIBERAL clone for the U.S. Senate seat, most Missourians want McCaskill defeated in the upcoming election.

Now, here's the good point. Missourians will be voting for their candidate for the U.S. Senate. Not Kansas. Not California. No, none of those people are entitled to vote for either Akin or McCaskill. Only Missourians.

If I'm not mistaken, I sense a little bit of sarcasm in your post. I would recommend you do some research into what has been happening lately with the surge Todd Akin is getting in support for his reelection. Did you watch the debate? Did you hear about Newt and DeMint campaigning for him as well as providing fund raisers?

If you are from Missouri (noticed you don't have a state tag),then you already know how most of us feel about getting rid of Obama as well as his clone (McCaskill). If you are from other states or countries outside of Missouri, you need to think about knee-jerk statements like the one you just posted.

8 posted on 09/25/2012 3:40:50 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Big Giant Head

I was referring to NEWT...I have supported Akin all along...one of the few...hey, it’s early; only one coffee under my belt.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 3:44:25 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jim Noble
the current impending catastrophe would have been impossible.

I don't agree with you. I recommend you watch what happens in the month ahead. Let's agree to get back with each other after the election and discuss this further.

Regards,

ES

10 posted on 09/25/2012 3:46:27 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Thank you Newt ,,, the brain dead RNC has shot it’s self in the foot again and needed someone to stop the bleeding .


11 posted on 09/25/2012 3:47:18 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Evil Slayer

In this case; I was referring to Romney...the candidate rejected by 65% of GOP primary voters. I wasn’t very clear at all...my post was NOT referencing Akin. ‘Conservatives’ should never have turned on him in the first place...I was lamenting that we have Romney instead of Newt.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 3:48:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Yes, I apologize.

I have been advocating silence about the process that brought us here until November 7, and I will resume that policy.

I have also been advocating, and practicing, maximum effort for Romney, and will continue.

We shall see.


13 posted on 09/25/2012 3:51:30 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Evil Slayer
If you are from other states or countries outside of Missouri, you need to think about knee-jerk statements like the one you just posted.

It wasn't a 'knee-jerk' statement...it was simply confusing. I was lamenting the loss of Newt as a presidential candidate, not Akin. As previously stated; I have supported Akin from square one, even while many Freepers turned against him.

14 posted on 09/25/2012 3:51:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Atkin is going to win this seat.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 4:00:06 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: who knows what evil?
Apologize accepted.

I also, apologize. Thanks for clarifying your post. I wish Missouri had not used a back room caucus to elect the nominee Romney. We, did, have a primary later on but it was only for state candidates and not presidential candidates. Missouri needs to do away with the caucus process and go with only a primary which includes presidential candidates as well as state candidates.

16 posted on 09/25/2012 4:00:54 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Open primaries suck...I am sick of the process that allows supporters of the opposing party to interfere with the selection of our candidates. It’s BS.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 4:06:01 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Will Missouri rise up and rid itself of claire? What the establishment has done to Akin deserves retribution...like Akin in a landslide.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 4:09:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: MestaMachine
What the establishment has done to Akin deserves retribution...like Akin in a landslide.

Ditto...hope Akin beats that botoxavik's ass like a drum...

*Botoxavik = aging female Communist, see 'Nancy Pelosi'.

19 posted on 09/25/2012 4:12:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Agree, as well as the need to eliminate the caucus process. The smokey back room caucus is totally outdated as well as discriminating against the right of every legal state citizen to vote.
20 posted on 09/25/2012 4:14:06 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Next thing you know, John C. Danforth will endorse McCaskill.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 4:14:58 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Thanks Evil. I have been getting really sick and tired of people from out of state meddling in our affairs. They have no clue, they don’t understand the playing field nor the players. I hope I run into Akin sometime soon. I will be sure to tell him that he did the right thing and to HELL with the GOPe and other RINO’s.


22 posted on 09/25/2012 4:18:28 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: Evil Slayer
I wouldn't consider $50,000, the amount raised at the Gingrich fundraiser, a 'tsunami of money'. Akin needs money badly. He doesn't have it. McCaskill has about $3.5 million on hand with hundreds of thousands more available from liberal PACs.

The Senate Conservatives Fund hasn't gotten involved yet. And even if they do, how much can they commit to a single candidate out of their total war chest? By dropping Akin so publicly when his gaff first happened, the GOP party leadership has pretty much tied their hands on how much they can help.

23 posted on 09/25/2012 4:20:37 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Open primaries suck...I am sick of the process that allows supporters of the opposing party to interfere with the selection of our candidates. It’s BS.

Four years ago, when Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" was in full bloom, open primaries were great. Times change.

24 posted on 09/25/2012 4:24:13 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Evil Slayer

I wish that FR required posters to put their state up on their home page. Back in the day, almot everybody here proudly put up their state. Now everybody is a fraidy cat.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 4:30:32 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Delhi Rebels
Four years ago, when Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" was in full bloom, open primaries were great. Times change.

Didn't like it then, either...

26 posted on 09/25/2012 4:31:04 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Delhi Rebels
At least it's a start.

If polls start showing the GOP losing the race to gain, at least one seat to get a majority in the Senate by mid Aug, I expect to see a turnaround in the Senate Conservatives Fund priorities. I am still optimistic that voter enthusiasm to kick McCrackel out of office as well as Akin riding in on Romney's coat tails will give him the win we need.

27 posted on 09/25/2012 4:40:35 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Go Newt!

I do hope the voters of Missouri will not split the ticket and do vote for Akin and Willard.


28 posted on 09/25/2012 4:49:59 AM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: katiedidit1; Turbo Pig; elephant; Da Bilge Troll; YOMO; DoctorBulldog

(((ping)))


29 posted on 09/25/2012 4:50:41 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Just another Joe

Missouri Ping list, please?

I wonder when Reince Priebus plans to announce he is sending money to the McCaskill campaign.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 4:55:45 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: who knows what evil?
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You're just a "Hater" ....
You're just a "Hater" ....
You're just a "Hater" ....
You're just a "Hater" ....
You're just a "Hater" ....
You're just a "Hater" ....



/sarcasm-off


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31 posted on 09/25/2012 4:59:50 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Delhi Rebels

Yup, that’s how they ditched hillary and look at what is going on now.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 5:12:46 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Evil Slayer
Akin was a fool to make such a statement but I applaud Newt for trying to save him from his own stupidity.
33 posted on 09/25/2012 5:18:40 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: RabidBartender
I wonder when Reince Priebus plans to announce he is sending money to the McCaskill campaign.

He repeated a day or two ago that Akin would get no support from the party. He can't go back now.

34 posted on 09/25/2012 5:20:14 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: RabidBartender; Second Amendment First; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; ...
Missouri ping

Low volume ping list

FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

35 posted on 09/25/2012 5:31:53 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: RabidBartender

He doesn’t have to. By pulling the money from Akin, he has already given a huge donation to McCaskill.

I suggest everyone pull any money they were going to give to the RNC and donate it to Akin’s campaign. Also, be sure to let the DNC know exactly why you are pulling your money from them; turnabout is fair play!

Cheers


36 posted on 09/25/2012 5:39:34 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Hey, Libtards, how's the Moral Imperative to close Gitmo working out for ya'?)
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To: Evil Slayer

Missouri wants Obama’s Mcaskill out. Akin will win, but it will be close. It also shows tha Priebus is an idiot and needs to go..


37 posted on 09/25/2012 5:42:32 AM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: Evil Slayer
Whatever bad things you have to say about Akin, you have to grant that he has a backbone of steel and doesn't run from a fight like Boner and McConkhead.
38 posted on 09/25/2012 5:53:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Evil Slayer

‘National Memo’ - Remind me never to go to THAT site again. “Would you like to get newsletters from Obama? Yes/No.’ No place to ‘quit this ad.’ UCK


39 posted on 09/25/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

Try doing a ‘refresh” on the site. I think I got the same ad and got rid of it by doing that. Good luck.

ES


40 posted on 09/25/2012 6:20:31 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

FREEPERS, donate to Akin. He’s got to be a great candidate because the GOP is ignoring him. His conservative voting record scares those moderates....That says it all. Newt nice job. I’m sending $50 today!


41 posted on 09/25/2012 6:23:12 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: fatasshick

Missouri will come through for Akin...if I personally have to drag him over the finish line.


Good for you.

I plan to do the same thing here in WA...drag Rob McKenna (gov candidate) across the finish line. It’s neck and neck here...working to get a conservative Governor!! This just may be the year. The liberal D running is a very weak candidate...IMO.


43 posted on 09/25/2012 6:53:06 AM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: Theodore R.
Next thing you know, John C. Danforth will endorse McCaskill.

Don't give him any ideas.

44 posted on 09/25/2012 7:07:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Evil Slayer

@JesseRodriguez of NBC is reporting Todd Akin is holding a press conference today at 3PM ESTin St. Louis.


45 posted on 09/25/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: RabidBartender
@JesseRodriguez of NBC is reporting Todd Akin is holding a press conference today at 3PM ESTin St. Louis.

Probably to announce that he's not dropping out. Having just held a fundraiser with Gingrich it's not likely he's going to drop out now.

46 posted on 09/25/2012 7:12:48 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Evil Slayer; All

Not pnly that, the Senate Conservatives Fund is sending out an email polling its supporters on whether it should get involved. I got one today, replied that they should get involved and suport Akin, and said I’d contribute to his campaign. I urge all of the FReepers who receive this email to reply similarly. As with Romney vs. the Illegal, it’s not cancer vs. cancer.


47 posted on 09/25/2012 7:19:33 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: who knows what evil?

<>Open primaries suck.<>

And yet if you check this list the majority of the states that have them are Republican leaning states.

http://grassrootsidgop.wordpress.com/list-of-states-with-open-and-closed-primaries/


48 posted on 09/25/2012 7:26:47 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: who knows what evil?; Evil Slayer

DeMint is getting behind Akin too. He has a powerful PAC. Huckabee is coming to MO to campaign for Akin and so is Huckabee’s wife.
Let there be NO doubt..there is a stark difference between Scare McCackles and Todd Akin. The choice is clear..we need the senate seat and we need Akin to win.
My favorite Akin quote from the last debate with Scare McCackles, “there is nothing scarier than your insurance company coming between YOU and your doctor except for the FED govt coming between you and your doctor”
Great post Evil Slayer:)


49 posted on 09/25/2012 7:26:52 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Jim Noble

Do you know how long it took Romney to win the nomination? the conservatives and tea party folks were and some still are reluctant to get on board with Mitt. The money Romney spent to win was astronomical.
Akin won and beat out two strong candidates. That is how elections work. Don’t you think we have witnessed enough rule changes during the primary season? elections moved up and rules changed in Fla and Virginia?
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO AKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and shame on the republican establishment that expects us to shut up and allow someone else to pick our candidate.


50 posted on 09/25/2012 7:31:31 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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