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Missouri's Akin, left for dead, on comeback trail
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2012 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 10/03/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by nhwingut

Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, thrown under the bus by Karl Rove and the Washington GOP establishment for his "legitimate rape" comment, is making a strong comeback in the polls and is now better-liked than incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Five weeks after making the comments that at the time seemed career-ending, Rasmussen Reports has Akin six points behind McCaskill, 51 percent to 45 percent. That result shows an improvement over past polls, some that had him behind by 10 points. And among those "certain to vote," he trails McCaskill by just four points, said Rasmussen.

More surprising is that he is better-liked than McCaskill, found Rasmussen. Some 47 percent of likely Missouri voters have a favorable view of Akin, with 30 percent in the "very favorable" category. Some 41 percent view McCaskill favorably, with just 14 percent "very favorable."

The uptick in the polls comes as outside groups are pouring volunteers and money into Akin's campaign. The Family Research Council, for example, told Secrets that they plan to host a week-long bus tour through Missouri to energize Evangelical and Catholic voters for Akin, long opposed to abortion.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; mo2012; politics

1 posted on 10/03/2012 12:36:43 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

If we are FORCED to vote for Romney a nasty candidate, why can’t the Republicans in Missouri be FORCED to vote for a good man named Akin. Doesn’t make sense to me one bit. I thought this was the most important election of our lives (again). If that is the case than I thing getting as many Senate seats should be paramount and not playing nonsense games with a great conservative who said something right but in the wrong manner.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 12:39:33 PM 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: napscoordinator

I don’t think there is any choice now. It’s either Akin, who is a bit of a backwoods oddball - yet a decent man, or the far left, tax cheat Air Claire.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 12:42:09 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: napscoordinator
I agree with you.

I think Akin's going to win it.

4 posted on 10/03/2012 12:42:18 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

I have that feeling too.

PS - “Steph Cutter making me vomit on Studio B..”


5 posted on 10/03/2012 12:44:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nhwingut

This man never should have been condemned for his unfortunate remark.
The important thing was to get rid of that witch.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 12:44:28 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: nhwingut
Some 47 percent of likely Missouri voters have a favorable view of Akin, with 30 percent in the "very favorable" category. Some 41 percent view McCaskill favorably, with just 14 percent "very favorable."

Those numbers will tell the tale. Akin will win this race.

7 posted on 10/03/2012 12:47:01 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: nhwingut

So, he said something stupid. Just look at the crap the Democrats get away with and nobody complains.
This guy didn’t run and hide when the MSM and both the Republicans and Democrats abused him to try to force him to quit. This guy has more spinal courage than most of the spineless cowards in Washington.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: nhwingut

Rasmussen just put McCaskill at 51% and Aikin at 45%. This is a race the GOP should be up by 10. Even I wouldn’t vote for Akin and I dearly want a GOP Senate.

What a disaster.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 12:55:26 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: nhwingut

If nothing else, Akin has proved he doesn’t have a spine made of jelly like Boner and McConkell.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: nhwingut

I hope sane people look at Akin and say he is a good guy, just keeo your mouth closed please...lol.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 1:08:57 PM 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: nhwingut; All
FYI..Article just posted at RollCall ( and not worth reading):

"Missouri Voters want a GOP Led Senate; but Prefer McCaskill over Akin"

Think they're starting to read the tea (party) leaves?

12 posted on 10/03/2012 1:09:25 PM PDT by ken5050 (Laura Ingraham:"If the GOP can't beat Obama in this economy; shut down the party!")
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To: nhwingut
Bumper sticker idea:

Todd Akin:


Because I'm be more forgiving of one boneheaded statement,
than six years worth of boneheaded Obama rubberstamping.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 1:11:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Flycatcher
Todd Akin will win.

And, when he is a Senator, he will become a conservative hero like Jim DeMint.

I continue to send money to the Akin campaign. I urge others to do the same.

14 posted on 10/03/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by Oak Grove
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To: RIghtwardHo
Rasmussen just put McCaskill at 51% and Aikin at 45%. This is a race the GOP should be up by 10. Even I wouldn’t vote for Akin and I dearly want a GOP Senate. What a disaster.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 1:19:46 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: napscoordinator

Atkin has ensured they will only be allowed to vote for him and he will lose.

Failing to grasp how repugnant and ill informed Akins comments were is exactly why the GOP loses far more elections than it should.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: nhwingut

Thank God! Weak in the knee republicants and their sycophants tossed this man to the side for 1 bad comment and bad press! Shame on them. If Akin fails, it is because republicants failed!


17 posted on 10/03/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Flycatcher

I don’t. I was driving to work this morning and on pops a radio ad for Claire. The centerpiece of that ad was a tape of Akin saying “if its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that down”. This was on the pop music station, to reach people who haven’t been paying attention. The only way he could win is if he could unsay those words. Hope he wins, but don’t bet on it.


18 posted on 10/03/2012 1:28:44 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: napscoordinator

It is because the GOP-e hates conservatives ALMOST as much as the Democraps do...


19 posted on 10/03/2012 1:29:05 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: HamiltonJay
Failing to grasp how repugnant and ill informed Akins comments were

I fail to grasp why there are so many are making ignorant, drama queen noise like that.

ill informed?! There are scientific studies that backs up the claim that when a women is under extreme stress, that extreme stress interferes with her ability to conceive. This is not rocket science and makes perfect sense. Many have noted this was taught in medical school for many years. What is so heard to believe about it being potentially true?

Repugnant?! It is obvious he meant "forcible rape", as opposed to "one night stand, morning after regret" claims of rape (NOT A LEGITIMATE RAPE) or statutory rape of a 17 year old girl in the back seat of a car by her 18 year old boy friend. Neither of those would produce the extreme stress that could prevent conception.

20 posted on 10/03/2012 1:35:34 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: nhwingut

I guess because Todd is from MO and the Show me state,
he will have to show the GOP what a determined person
can do against the establishment.

Get behind him and give him some bucks.

GO TODD GO!!!!


21 posted on 10/03/2012 1:41:12 PM PDT by YOMO
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To: YOMO

It’s amazing how many “conservatives” miss the fact that Akin’s lifetime ACU rating is 97.24, and McCasket’s is 14.60.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 1:47:31 PM 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: RIghtwardHo
Even I wouldn’t vote for Akin and I dearly want a GOP Senate.

Sure you do.

23 posted on 10/03/2012 1:48:04 PM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: MrDem

There are scientific studies that backs up the claim that when a women is under extreme stress, that extreme stress interferes with her ability to conceive

care to cite one peer reviewed study on WOMEN and rape tha confirms what you just wrote


24 posted on 10/03/2012 1:50:05 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: MrDem

Many have noted this was taught in medical school for many years

care to name one medical school that backs up your claim


25 posted on 10/03/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: MrDem

I swear, who needs the ‘rats to spin a Republicans words into maliciousness when other Republicans will do the job for them?

‘rats get a pass for saying things much worse than this and all the other ‘rats stand up for them. We jump all over ours for their spinlessness in standing down, like Trent Lott-and that’s true enough. So Akin doesn’t stand down when any fair-minded person can tell that he meant nothing malicious, and the Republican establishment jumps on him as hard as the ‘rats.

That’ll sure teach Republicans to quit folding under ‘rat pressure everytime they accuse us of speaking in “code” or using “dog whistles”, or even not wording something in the most judicious way, even if the man’s record speaks to his character.

Political correctness and the art of being “offended” have ruined honest discourse and thought in this country.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 1:53:56 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Even I wouldn’t vote for Akin

I think the same thing about Romney. I was going to hold my nose and vote for him, but seeing as how you RINOs can't bring yourselves to vote for REAL Conservatives, forget it. I changed my mind. You guys are worse than dems.

27 posted on 10/03/2012 1:54:58 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Who's the bigger enemy of the American People? islam or the media?)
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To: nhwingut

I put this gaffe at the level of Bill Buckner’s 1986 fielding error in the politcal realm. Wow!!!!! IF the guy hadn’t said a word , he would had this one in the bag.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 2:00:49 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: nhwingut
I just sent Akin a donation yesterday. I plan to send him another one when I get paid again. I think he is going to win.

The Stupid Party beltway consultants with their great big egos and teeny-weeny little limp d!cks are blowing this one, Big Time. This should be a slam dunk against an idiot and chump like McRoadkill. Instead, these fools are persisting in throwing it to an 0bama moron just because he made a stupid remark. Hell, McCurdle has made thousands of them and she votes wrong every time besides!!

This is the major reason why I refuse to give $$$ any more directly to the Stupid Party. Instead, I concentrate on the individual candidates whom I support (and whom they often don't).

29 posted on 10/03/2012 2:18:28 PM PDT by Gritty (The victory of vice over virtue that always ends the same way: the death of the republic-Selwyn Duke)
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To: hecht

Some links to those studies were posted here on FR. You can find them with a little effort.

Just Google stress and conception. You’ll find information how stress can effect hormone levels, interrupt ovulation cycles, prevent egg implantation on the uterus, all things critical to conception. This isn’t rocket science.


30 posted on 10/03/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: MrDem

i wrote rape not stress. rape is an acute stress not a chronic stress, and the non peer reviewed articles posted were on rats in china


31 posted on 10/03/2012 2:26:54 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: HamiltonJay; katiedidit1
More surprising is that he is better-liked than McCaskill, found Rasmussen. Some 47 percent of likely Missouri voters have a favorable view of Akin, with 30 percent in the "very favorable" category. Some 41 percent view McCaskill favorably, with just 14 percent "very favorable."

If anyone watched the debate between Akin and McCaskill, they would see why this statement is true. McCrackle came across as a bitchy witch by not only constantly screaming at Akin but bragging about her credentials like she was some sort of a god. Of course, she didn't mention she was the "60th vote" that got Obamacare passed. Todd was calm, cool and collected as she did her hissy fit. Even smiling like Reagan did when he was debating Carter and having to listen to his insults. When Todd's turn came up to answer questions, he did so in a very professional way. One of my favorites as well as others was “There is nothing as scary as your insurance company coming between you and your doctor UNLESS it is the federal govt coming between you and your doctor” A great Reagan type response.

Newt,DeMint,Roy Blunt,Santorum,are just a few national supporters that have come on board for Todd. Now, the RNSC has said they were going to give him the funding since he is staying in the race. McCaskill underestimated Todd. He has more funding and supporters coming on board each day. McCrackel WILL be defeated and we will finally have a true Conservative Senator from Missouri that just may be the one that gives us a majority. How sweet it will be.

32 posted on 10/03/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: nhwingut

The Democrats don’t shoot their wounded.

Neither should we.


33 posted on 10/03/2012 3:10:16 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: MrDem

No studies have not proven what you ignorantly claim. You are showing as much if not more ignorance than Akin himself.

Studies on Cortisol levels and miscarriage are no proof that pregnancy is any less likely when sperm is introduced forcibly or voluntarily.. PERIOD.. You and others claims to the contrary are incredibly ignorant.

Cortisol is a stress hormone, and PREGNANCY ITSELF is stressful, and findings that higher coritsol levels lead to higher incidence of miscarriage are not proof general stress causes miscarriage, its an indicator, not a causation. Problems with the pregnancy defacto cause higher cortisol levels.

You and others completely ignorant claims that studies of women with fertility issues who are actively trying to become pregnant are equivalent to a rape victim are nonsensical as well.

Pregnancy rates for rape victims are the same as consentual sex.. from a single sex act, whether voluntary or forced are consistently in the single digit odds of becoming pregnant. Anyone or anything telling you otherwise is an abject IDIOT.


34 posted on 10/03/2012 3:22:33 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Evil Slayer

Akins will lose, if he doesn’t make me eat crow the day after the election.

The RNC was absolutely right to cut ties from this guy and end him being a mill stone around every other republicans neck.

If individual republicans wish to support hte guy so be it, but the RNC was right to cut this guy off, and move away from him.

If he pulls it out great, but saving his seat would have cost easily many other close races, and the RNC made the right call.

Personally I think anyone as ignorant as this guy showed himself to be about basic biology I sure don’t want making or ratifying laws in my book.

Like I said, make me eat crow on election night.. until then I’ve said the last I’m going to say about this guy.


35 posted on 10/03/2012 3:36:31 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Evil Slayer
Here’s the bottom line this November:

If you want Obamacare repealed, you have to support Akin.

If you are against sex selection and partial birth abortion, you have to support Akin.

If you want to continue to keep and bear arms, you have to support Akin.

If you want two to four new Supreme Court judges who believe in the parts of the Constitution that are inconvenient to liberals, and who won’t find hidden new provisions that miraculously support the liberal agenda, you have to support Akin.

Townhall K. Schlicther

Akin voted against the stimulous; voted to repeal Obamacare 30 times; A rating with the National Rifle Association; 100% pro-life; 100% from the American Conservative Union; voted against cash for clunkers; voted against the Wall St Bailout.STARK DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCARE MCCACKLES AND TODD AKIN! DO NOT FALL FOR THE MEDIA HYPE...SUPPORT A TRUE CONSERVATIVE THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR COUNTRY'S FUTURE. CLAIRE HAS THE UNIONS AND PRO CHOICE MOVEMENT BEHIND HER AND JUST HAD A FUNDRAISER IN MANHATTEN WITH CHUCKIE SCHUMER...SHE HAS A 4 MILLION DOLLAR WAR CHEST!

36 posted on 10/03/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: RIghtwardHo
You are in California? And you have the nerve to call Akin a disaster.... Thankfully we Missourians will take care of our own state...
37 posted on 10/03/2012 3:47:00 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: HamiltonJay

See post 36.


38 posted on 10/03/2012 4:04:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: HamiltonJay
Studies on Cortisol levels and miscarriage are no proof that pregnancy is any less likely when sperm is introduced forcibly or voluntarily.. PERIOD.

Simply IGNORANT AND WRONG!!! You get the ignorant "DUH" award.

"In the first study to provide evidence that stress reduces the chances of conception, scientists have found that women with high levels of adrenalin, the "fight or flight" hormone, were less likely to get pregnant."

"The researchers asked the women to keep a diary recording their menstruation, lifestyle (smoking and drinking) and how often they had sex. On day six of their menstrual cycle they were asked to collect a saliva sample with a cotton wool swab inside their cheek. Two biological markers were measured – cortisol, a hormone linked with chronic stress – and alpha-amylase, an indicator of adrenalin.

"To the researchers surprise, only adrenalin levels were linked with reduced conception. Cortisol levels, indicating chronic stress, had no effect."

"We had the hypothesis that it was going to be the chronically stressed women who had these problems. But it was very interesting that there was no link with the cortisol levels," Dr Pyper said."

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/stress-reduces-the-likelihood-of-getting-pregnant-study-finds-2050194.html

39 posted on 10/04/2012 2:59:59 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: HamiltonJay

Go ahead, make my day. Shoot off your mouth again so you can get a another spanking in public.


40 posted on 10/04/2012 3:02:45 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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