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Some in G.O.P. Choose to Return to Akinís Corner
The New York Times ^ | 10/6/12 | John Elgion

Posted on 10/07/2012 8:32:36 AM PDT by Haiku Guy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For establishment Republicans, it is decision time in the Missouri Senate race.

Should they return to Representative Todd Akin’s corner?

Many quickly withdrew their support for Mr. Akin weeks ago after his controversial comments about abortion and belief that victims of “legitimate rape” have a biological mechanism to fight off pregnancy, hoping to force him aside so another Republican candidate could battle the Democratic incumbent, Senator Claire McCaskill.

But Mr. Akin called their bluff. He stayed in the race, reckoning that election math would oblige them to stick with him.

Now, with Mr. Akin’s name legally bound to the ballot, the election approaching and new polling data presenting a clearer idea of his chances, Republicans are deliberating whether to renege on their reneging.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; akin; mo2012; obama; rnc
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“I, Karl Rove, would rather see LearJet McCaskill get a second term than allow my supreme authority over the GOPe be defied.”

Boy, if that is not a true statement. He would rather have a dimoKKKRAT in office than any Tea Party type conservative.


21 posted on 10/07/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Haiku Guy

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22 posted on 10/07/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Haiku Guy; donna; Travis McGee

You’re missing the point entirely. GOP wins when it doesn’t run from conservatism. With Akin’s missteps the GOPE turning on him became a bigger story than his own words were and just like he said...it did leave front page in a few days. He will likely win in a few weeks despite the rather moderate GOP leadership’s lack of spine.

You know I notice that the average entry date for posters on this thread is around 2007

boy this joint has changed

as time has progressed we get less and less social conservatives

is it generational lag I wonder...we older posters actually do remember a Leave it to Beaver America?


23 posted on 10/07/2012 10:46:30 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: Mouton

What Akin said about rape was really not a big deal.

Conservatives panicked, and this (among other things) clouded their judgment when they asked Akin to drop out.

An Akin win might have more to do with his own electability and with the common sense of Missouri voters than it does with a “Romney wave.”


24 posted on 10/07/2012 10:53:52 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: pollywog
BUT THANKFULLY he is a man of character and has stood back up and faced the RINOS!!!!!

My moral and spiritual support for him never wavered!! If I could vote for him I would!!

25 posted on 10/07/2012 10:58:03 AM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: Haiku Guy
Thank you for posting this...informed voter's know that Akin voted to repeal Obamacare 30 times and Claire voted for it despite numerous requests from her constituents to oppose it; she has an F rating with the National Rifle Assoc. and Akin has an A rating; she voted for the Wall Street Bailout while Akin voted against it and Akin voted to pass a budget...she voted against it...also, Akin supports a balanced budget amendment.
My prayer is the voter's look long and hard at the stark differences between a true conservative and a hard core left wing radical. Republicans should be smart enough NOT to fall for the media's hype and trap!
26 posted on 10/07/2012 11:10:16 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Haiku Guy; Evil Slayer; YOMO; Diamond; elephant

Just put a Todd Akin sign up in my yard. My neighbor has one and my daughter has one. McCaskill has 5 MILLION dollars to run with...from the unions, pro choice folks and left wing radicals. We have to win this seat.


27 posted on 10/07/2012 11:26:17 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Parley Baer

and you know who is in sync with Rove? Chris Christie, Ann Coulter and Haley Barbour


28 posted on 10/07/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: pollywog

I watched the comments and I’m not convinced he spoke out of turn or really made a mistake. He choose his words poorly, but his point was and is valid. Rapes very rarely result in pregnancies and certainly the baby isn’t to blame.

The trouble is the Left pretends to own the “rape” issue and be the defenders of women. Yet, half or more of all abortions are of women. Divorce is a disaster for women. The sexual “revolution” is a disaster for women as are welfare and progressive taxation. There’s little on the Democratic platform that makes real progress for women. It’s actually quite regressive.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 11:45:19 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: donna

Romney says abortion legal for mother’s health
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Thats the main reason Willard tried to stomp Todd Akin and get rid of him...

Akin is Pro-life and Willard hates pro-lifers...

They get in the way of Willard’s pro-abortion agenda...

and his RomneyCare...

Do you think Todd after voting against Obamacare would turn around and help Willard bring in his own beloved liberal health care ???

with its $50 abortions


30 posted on 10/07/2012 12:03:47 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ExCTCitizen

There are possibilities for GOP U.S. Senate pickups in New Mexico and Hawaii, too.


31 posted on 10/07/2012 12:04:49 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: wardaddy
You know I notice that the average entry date for posters on this thread is around 2007... boy this joint has changed... as time has progressed we get less and less social conservatives

I have been posting here since 1999, and I was not aware that saying that women who get pregnant while being raped must have been asking for it was a social conservative position. I must have missed that somewhere...

I don't think that Todd Akin's entire career should be defined by one boneheaded comment, but given that he stepped in, we need to figure the best way to win in this environment. The best way for Akin to win is for Romney to win big in Missouri. The best way for Romney to win big in Missouri is to keep the focus on the economy and foreign policy, and not let this "War on Women" thing get off the ground.

32 posted on 10/07/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!)
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To: Haiku Guy

My 1999 screen-name...


33 posted on 10/07/2012 12:07:38 PM PDT by jebeier (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Heck, I haven’t given up on New Jersey. Nobody like Menendez... Not even his mother.


34 posted on 10/07/2012 12:17:04 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Akin is Pro-life and Willard hates pro-lifers...

And that's why pro-lifers will not be supporting Willard the anti-life candidate.

35 posted on 10/07/2012 12:22:27 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: Haiku Guy

IMHO, I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘12 GOP U.S. Senate gains exceed expectations. A big time win by the GOP, at each and every political level, is very possible, this November and beyond.


36 posted on 10/07/2012 12:25:35 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Haiku Guy
I have been posting here since 1999,

 Haiku Guy
Since Aug 14, 2009
 ?

37 posted on 10/07/2012 12:29:54 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: Haiku Guy
His campaign had to go on the defensive after a video surfaced of a 2008 address on the House floor in which he equated abortion providers to terrorists and said they commonly performed abortion procedures on women who were not pregnant

Akin has always been his own worst enemy.

The article points out the biggest problem Akin is facing - lack of money. With all the people who are saying that they now support Akin, very few are bringing any bucks with them. The election is four weeks from Tuesday. If the RNC and Rover are going to get back into this race then they had better do it soon.

38 posted on 10/07/2012 12:38:41 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Ron H.
Haiku Guy

Since Aug 14, 2009

I have had other screen-names. My first was JEBeier, back in 1999. I have had several others, as times have changed.

39 posted on 10/07/2012 12:40:25 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!)
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To: wardaddy
You know I notice that the average entry date for posters on this thread is around 2007

boy this joint has changed

as time has progressed we get less and less social conservatives

is it generational lag I wonder...we older posters actually do remember a Leave it to Beaver America?

I tend to agree. For me it was remembering what it was like before Ronald Reagan came along. But I do believe that there is something to the generational thing IMHO. I've noticed how much many young fiscal conservatives love calling themselves Conservatives all the while rejecting most of the social aspects of Conservatism. No delineation.

40 posted on 10/07/2012 12:41:33 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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