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Akin, the Standard-Bearer
The American Thinker ^ | 9/27/12 | James Simpson

Posted on 09/27/2012 5:20:20 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Tuesday, September 25, was the last day U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin (R-MO) could withdraw from the race. And he isn't going. So the GOP standard-bearer is Todd Akin; he needs our help, and we need to support him. Yes, he made a stupid remark, and as a result, what should have been an easy Senate win turned into a hotly contested race. He apologized profusely, but rather than come to his aid, Republicans of every stripe denounced him and called for his resignation. This is idiotic.
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So while we are twisting in the wind over a single dumb comment, we are denying ourselves a principled conservative -- someone who will fight the unglamorous but necessary battles that all the others ignore. It is way past time we quit allowing the radical left and their obsequious, squishy Republican friends to determine who our candidates are and by what yardstick they are measured. They are hypocritical and disingenuous in their criticism -- a tactic the left uses to deflect attention from its indefensible agenda.

We should be ashamed of ourselves. Go out and support Akin, and if someone challenges that stupid statement he made, ask him about the "bump in the road," America's "57 states," or any one of the long list of other astounding Obama/Biden stupidities. Ask your challenger if he still supports those idiots.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; akin; mo; senate
A good summation. Time to let it go. Akin is our guy, let's take the senate; no more libs from MO!!!
1 posted on 09/27/2012 5:20:25 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

This incident reminded me how badly we need a genuine conservative party. Republicans like Rove, Kristol, Will, etc. just suck.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 5:24:02 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Lakeshark
So while we are twisting in the wind over a single dumb comment, we are denying ourselves a principled conservative -- someone who will fight the unglamorous but necessary battles that all the others ignore.

It's not the single, dumb rape comment that may well cost Akin the seat. It's the other comments he's made and which he will make that could do it.

3 posted on 09/27/2012 5:28:28 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: jospehm20
It wasn't just the moderates, good conservatives like Michelle Malkin and Mark Levin asked him to step down as well. Akin made a huge mistake, but it's time to let it go.

I hope he can pull this one off.

4 posted on 09/27/2012 5:28:44 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Delhi Rebels

I’ve not heard of any other comments, so kindly enlighten me. I have heard he is a fine conservative, and will stick by that until proven otherwise.


5 posted on 09/27/2012 5:30:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: jospehm20

The incident reminds me of how the people turned their back on Jesus Christ. I am not saying Akin is Jesus Christ obviously, but there were a bunch of traitors to conservativism during the whole BS ordeal. Most surprising are the traitors on Free Republic who wanted to kick a great conservative to the curb. Hopefully they are so embarrassed by their behavior that they will never treat another conservative as badly.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 5:32:56 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Lakeshark

are there any other Republicans or Tea Party members running for office?


7 posted on 09/27/2012 5:36:52 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Delhi Rebels
Why are you so invested in defeating Akin? IF Akin loses so will Romney, and the GOP-e are beginning to discover that Missourians in majority despise Obamacare, hear that Romneymites. Ballot initiatives will be what brings out the voters, and there is a healthcare initiative on the Missouri ballot this year. Funny how people who have NO vote for or against Akin think they are the smartest person in any given room.
8 posted on 09/27/2012 5:37:54 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: dalebert

If you wouldn’t mind rephrasing, I’m not understanding what your question is asking.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 5:39:06 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
R&R are going to win Missouri. I don't see many people pulling the lever for them and switching over to Ubama's little girl for Senator.
10 posted on 09/27/2012 5:43:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Delhi Rebels
welcome newbie......in just before the election....

folks....Akin is the guy....we need another pub in the Senate...lets get this done....

nothing Akin has ever said is worse than what Reid, pelosi,bammey, etc have said, and done...

11 posted on 09/27/2012 5:43:37 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Lakeshark

i thought we already have let it go...who keeps bringing it up?


12 posted on 09/27/2012 5:43:45 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert
I think you just did.......

Are you going to rephrase the question that made no sense?

13 posted on 09/27/2012 5:47:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
Let's see. There is his statement against Social Security. His recent comments that for the government to provide healthcare is unconstitutional - thus painting him as believing Medicare and veteran's healthcare programs are illegal. There's his comparison of student loans, a program that thousands of people across the state depend on for financing their kid's education, to stage 3 cancer. His position that the federal government should not be funding student lunches. And his sudden conversion from being a major supporter of earmarks to being completely opposed to them. Now many of those comments have been taken somewhat out of context by McCaskill, but considering a big part of her campaign strategy is to paint Akin as too far out of the mainstream for Missouri voters then he's been playing right into her hands and providing her with her ammunition. Akin is also broke; he doesn't have the money to counter her media message. His only hope is outside PACs. And the question is if he's worth their time and money?

I would like to see Akin win, but I don't think he will and I think that taking the Senate is too important. I would rather see money spent on keeping Republican seats in Massachusetts and Nevada and Arizona, and taking Democrat seats in Wisconsin and Connecticut and Montana and Virginia and North Dakota. Those are a lot of seats in play, and a finite amount of money available. I suggest spending it where it will do the most good and not on a candidate as inept at Akin is.

14 posted on 09/27/2012 5:55:26 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Lakeshark

Hopefully we can now declare the “Akin watch party” officially over. He is our candidate, period. Let us move forward and try to get him elected. Six more years of ministration by the miscreant Mother McCaskill is a fate worse than death...


15 posted on 09/27/2012 5:57:06 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: Lakeshark
Republicans of every stripe denounced him and called for his resignation.

They shriveled like raisins under the magnification of liberal media memes. Spineless, gutless, unprincipled chickens, intellectually lazy, unwilling to pause and study the meaning and intent of Akins' remarks. How Malkin and Levin et al are counted among them is beyond me. Rove and his ilk, not so much. We do not deserve to live in a free country if we indulge ignorant, lemming-like behavior when it comes to protecting and defending the lives of innocent unborn citizens. Akin's got more principle than the bulk of the population. He ought to be counted as one of the best conservative candidates possible. [He's already planning jails and execution chambers for all those raped women who abort their children! /s]

16 posted on 09/27/2012 5:58:03 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: Lakeshark

Yep, it’s up to the people of Missouri now. What happens in this election McCaskill vs. Akin is going to tell us a lot more about the voters of Missouri than it does about Todd Akin.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 5:59:22 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: cherry
welcome newbie......in just before the election....

Thanks, gramps. Happy to be here.

folks....Akin is the guy....we need another pub in the Senate...lets get this done....

We need at a net pickup of at least 4 seats to gain a majority. Maine is lost so that means we need to pick off Democrats in 5 states. Two current Republican seats are vulnerable, so that total may rise. Given the job before them, I don't see backing Akin as a wise use of limited funds.

nothing Akin has ever said is worse than what Reid, pelosi,bammey, etc have said, and done...

Probably. But that's not how he's being painted, thanks to his own words.

18 posted on 09/27/2012 6:04:20 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
How Malkin and Levin et al are counted among them is beyond me.

Mark switched over and got with the program on his Facebook site yesterday, citing DeMint, Santorum, and Gingrich. Palin (at least her C4P site) still won't quit bagging on Akin though.

19 posted on 09/27/2012 6:06:43 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: Just mythoughts
Why are you so invested in defeating Akin? IF Akin loses so will Romney...

I disagree with you on that. Regardless of how Akin does, Romney will take Missouri.

Funny how people who have NO vote for or against Akin think they are the smartest person in any given room.

It's a curse, let me tell you.

20 posted on 09/27/2012 6:08:46 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Lakeshark

While I called for Akin to drop out intitially too, when I saw the worthless moderate to liberal retreads the establishment wanted to replace him with on the ballot, I got pissed. The NRSC never batted an eye in funding Specter, Snowe, Murkowski, Crist, Jeffords, Collins, McCain, and any other moderate candidate for the senate, no matter what they said or did, no matter the betrayals, the backstabbing, the liberal votes. Yet when Akin says something impolitic and inartful, they immediately throw him under the bus and try to replace him with another of their moderate stooges.

I hope Akin wins, and I think he will.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 6:10:58 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Delhi Rebels

One thing I did see in my Missouri neighbors: if Akin had withdrawn, there was so much bitterness about the GOP elite pushing him out that his replacement would have been lucky to get to 40% in November.


22 posted on 09/27/2012 6:13:42 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Just mythoughts
Funny how people who have NO vote for or against Akin think they are the smartest person in any given room.

I suspect most of the loudest Akin bashers on FR had barely heard of him a week before his gaffe yet they claimed to know so much about him.

23 posted on 09/27/2012 6:18:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

I believe they are the ones who are upset because Akin’s slip pointed out how weak Romney was on Life.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 6:29:35 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Delhi Rebels
Enough, let it go.

He's the candidate, either he or McCaskill will be MO senator in January. Do you really think McCaskill is an alternative, this mealy mouthed faux Bambicare supporter? Good grief, get a life.

25 posted on 09/27/2012 6:30:45 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Delhi Rebels
Your 'concern' is quite touching.


26 posted on 09/27/2012 7:05:30 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Ingtar
One thing I did see in my Missouri neighbors: if Akin had withdrawn, there was so much bitterness about the GOP elite pushing him out that his replacement would have been lucky to get to 40% in November.

I don't doubt that at all. And had Akin been forced to withdraw then that's about the only scenario I can imagine that could have cost Romney the state.

I don't think Akin is a bad person, I think he's a bad candidate. I would have liked to have taken Missouri, but I would also would like to have taken Ohio or Michigan as well. In all three cases, the Republican candidate is preferable to the Democrat. But I recognize that the GOP is not going to take Ohio or Michigan so I don't think spending money on any of those candidates is a wise use of resources. I don't think Akin is going to win in Missouri, either. So I don't see wasting a lot of time and money there. That doesn't make me pro-McCaskill. It just makes me a realist.

27 posted on 09/27/2012 7:06:28 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Delhi Rebels

<>It just makes me a realist.<>

No — it makes you a RINO like John Danforth:

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2012/09/26/former-senator-danforth-campaigns-ed-martin-neither-escape-akins-shadow/

“I cannot support Todd Akin,” Danforth said.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 7:31:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Lakeshark

Go Akin, beat Rove.


29 posted on 09/27/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jospehm20
This incident reminded me how badly we need a genuine conservative party.

America's Party

30 posted on 09/27/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If your only choice is evil, you've either died and gone to hell, or you're a Republican.)
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To: Lakeshark

Here’s the choice: Akin has a 97% lifetime American conservative Union rating. McCaskill has a 15% ACU rating which is actually lower than Harry Reid’s 18%. In 2006 we were all so happy to get rid of Chaffee and his 35% ACU. We got Whitehouse with his 1.6% ACU. Chaffee is a skunk but we lost 33% of ACU rating. Akin is a good man, lets not loses him.
Send him something, I did. http://www.akin.org/


31 posted on 09/27/2012 7:50:51 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Delhi Rebels
He may or may not be a bad candidate, but there's no excuse to badmouth him now.

Unless you're an Axelrod conservative........

It's either him or McCaskill. Which do you want as MO senator?

32 posted on 09/27/2012 7:55:26 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Delhi Rebels

You didn’t post the Akin quotes describing what you claim, you merely posted your personal descriptions of his politics.

You signed up recently to run a wrecking campaign against Akin, I would say that your personal summaries of his positions are useless.


33 posted on 09/27/2012 11:00:07 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Ingtar
One thing I did see in my Missouri neighbors: if Akin had withdrawn, there was so much bitterness about the GOP elite pushing him out that his replacement would have been lucky to get to 40% in November.

You got that right, Ingtar. My neighbors and I were a) really pissed off at the ignoramus' that attacked him and b) doubly pissed off at the NRSC, GOPe and other so called Republican idiots calling for him to step down.

Missourians really, really don't like to be told what to do by outsiders. It tends to get our backs up. AirClaire ain't got a chance.

34 posted on 09/27/2012 11:25:37 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: Delhi Rebels
There is his statement against Social Security. His recent comments that for the government to provide healthcare is unconstitutional - thus painting him as believing Medicare and veteran's healthcare programs are illegal. There's his comparison of student loans, a program that thousands of people across the state depend on for financing their kid's education, to stage 3 cancer. His position that the federal government should not be funding student lunches.

And his bad points are.....????

35 posted on 09/27/2012 11:59:01 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
And his bad points are.....????

In theory, not much. But we're not dealing with theory, we're dealing with an election. And telling the majority of the electorate that you want to do away with their goodies is not a good way to win one.

36 posted on 09/27/2012 12:24:40 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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