Skip to comments.GOP Candidates Feeling Pressure From NRSC's Flirtation With Akin (Barf Alert)
Posted on 09/27/2012 2:31:35 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
Yesterday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced in a statement that it might yet fund the candidacy of Representative Todd Akin as he tries to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri. As with every Republican Senate candidate, we hope Todd Akin wins in November and we will continue to monitor this race closely in the days ahead, said NRSC executive director Rob Jesner. (In August, the NRSC claimed that if [Akin] continues with this misguided campaign, it will be without the support and resources of the NRSC.)
Will the NRSC actually go through with this, and thus likely bring American Crossroads and other big-money outside groups into the fray? I reasoned yesterday that this wont happen, because (1) Akin probably cant win, so this would be a waste of resources, and (2) it would tar other Republican candidates also funded by these groups.
The NRSCs flip may indicate it has some data showing Akin can actually prevail, a worrying thought indeed. But make no mistakeif the NRSC does jump in behind Akin again, it will create enormous pressure on several Republicans running for Senate, particularly incumbents.
As soon as the NRSC statement went out yesterday afternoon, Democrats began the inevitable guilt-by-association campaign. All Republican candidates across the country are now going to have to answer for their partys support of Akin, said Senator Patty Murray, chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In case you were wondering whether the Republican party was anti-woman, now you know they are, tweeted Matt Canter, the groups communications director.
Today, the DSCC found an ingenious and more direct way to implicate some incumbent Republican Senatorial candidates in the Akin fiasco, particularly Senator Scott Brown. Its common for high-profile senators to raise money for the NRSC, in part so that it may help fund the candidacies of lower-profile challengers. (Like, say, Akin). The DSCC noted today that Brown has helped raise a whopping $3.7 million for the NRSC this cycle.
Since Brown previously called Akins comments outrageous, inappropriate, and wrong, and asked him to withdraw from the Senate race, the DSCC is calling on Brown to get his money back from the NRSC and denounce Akin once again:
There should be no doubt that a vote for Scott Brown is also a vote for an anti-woman party that supports extremists like Todd Akin, said Guy Cecil, Executive Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Todd Akins views represent the official position of the Republican Party, and a vote for Brown is a vote to inflict that anti-woman agenda on the entire country. Browns silence speaks volumes. Brown should immediately demand his money back and renounce the partys decision to embrace Todd Akin.
Renouncing Akin again might be easy for Brownthough he hasnt yet done itbut asking for that large chunk of money back wont be. And if Brown doesnt, Elizabeth Warren can now fairly say Brown helped fund Akins candidacy. This is an incredibly tough position for Brown, and its a squeeze likely to be put on other candidates in the days ahead if the NRSC actually pulls the trigger. (The DSCC is similarly targeting Nevada Senator Dean Heller, too, as hes locked in a tight re-election battle and also raised money for the NRSC).
The NRSC might still back Akin, but the polls will have to look awful, awful goodbecause its making life a lot more difficult for a number of other candidates who still have a chance to win.
Yeah, We should always look to the neo Marxists at The Nation to advise us what is best for the Conservative/GOP movement.
The Nation... Why bother?
They are to the left of Castro.
It’s so kind of these Marxists at The Nation to tell us not to bother supporting Aiken. That’s reason enough for me to send him some money. They must be terrified or they wouldn’t spare the bandwidth.
It’s about time someone thinks of funding Todd
as he plows on by his lonesome in the face of the
RNC and others. The GOAL, FOLKS IS TO GET RID OF CLAIRE.
Now my usual GO TODD GO!!!
How come a vulgar-ultra-fat-ugly-toad-like-brown-bodied-with-dreadlocks-woman on a national National TV woman’s show can say ‘WELL ITS NOT LIKE IT WAS RAPE—RAPE” in defense of perpetrator of the RAPE of a 13 year old aspiring girl actress by a 43 year old LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE “ARTISTE” Hollywood director AND have only slight notice taken by the onanist MSM and even less objection, if not tacit approval given, by the Entertainment Industry ................
Thank god the toad like creature is not a “practicing” Catholic, else the sodomizing of young boys would be excusable because Polanski was an Artiste’.
I've said it here many times over the years past that I quit donating to the RNC back when the R's lost their gonads and all their credibility with me when they caved to the Clinton WH and would not even consider a trial in the Senate to remove the impeached Bill Clinton from office. The Republicans surrendered and raised the white flag and I quit being a republican after 30 years of supporting the Republican Party.
Every time after that when I'd get their donation mailers in the mail I'd write out a check for two cents and mail it back with an attached note that would say something like "this is all you all are worth in my book since the RNC lost its backbone" or similar words to that effect.
After about 3 or 4 years of this they finally got my message and removed me from their mailing lists. That two cent check would cost the RNC about $5 or so to cash it. LOL.