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Huckabee:Republicans Who Abandoned Akin Should Repent
Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter

Posted on 10/12/2012 4:10:17 AM PDT by elephant

Conservative commentator Mike Huckabee tells Newsmax.TV that Republicans who abandoned Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin following his controversial remarks about rape should “repent.”

Huckabee, who was one of the first prominent conservatives to voice his support for Akin hopes that fellow conservatives will “repent of their sins and will get back and help Todd Akin” before it’s too late.

“It’s interesting that he is, in some polls, leading and some he’s just barely behind within the margin of error and they’ve abandoned him,” said Huckabee on Wednesday. “They’ve got other Senate candidates that they’re pouring vast amounts of resources in that are far behind where Todd Akin is.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; missourisenator; mo2012

1 posted on 10/12/2012 4:10:27 AM PDT by elephant
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To: elephant

Yep. Some FREEPERS should be at the front of the confessional. Horrible Horrible behavior from some.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 4:14:42 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: Just another Joe

*ping*


3 posted on 10/12/2012 4:15:03 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: elephant
I wanted him gone. However, he chose to stay, and I think he's a far better choice than McCaskill, so let's support him.

He's like the Platoon Screwup who decides to charge an enemy machine gun nest before everybody else is ready....you lay covering fire and hope his attack works.

4 posted on 10/12/2012 4:26:47 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: elephant

I have to admit, I thought he’d make another serious gaff by now. Doesn’t seem to be the case.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 4:31:49 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: MuttTheHoople
He's like the Platoon Screwup who decides to charge an enemy machine gun nest before everybody else is ready....you lay covering fire and hope his attack works.

Mutt, that was a really good example. After all, even the platoon screw-up is on YOUR side, not the enemy's.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 4:33:29 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: napscoordinator

Yep. Some FREEPERS should be at the front of the confessional. Horrible Horrible behavior from some.


Very horrible LIBERAL behavior by some. Going all MSNBC over a comment that Akin repeatedly apologized for is not a conservative value

The abandoning of Akin only demonstrated support of McCaskill. And, the real reason so many abandoned Akin is because he is a strong pro-life conservative.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 4:33:37 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: elephant

When the GOP Senate group calls for donations I tell them I sent this years contribution to Akin which I did


8 posted on 10/12/2012 4:43:22 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: exit82

And, if it succeeds, he gets the Medal of Honor. If Akin DOES win the Senate seat, don’t you think he’s not beholden to the GOP-e ONE BIT.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 4:48:24 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: elephant

Sorry, I do not trust Mike Huckabee.

In my book he is this generations Elmer Gantry.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 4:49:24 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Going all MSNBC over a comment that Akin repeatedly apologized for is not a conservative value

Nor is getting all hung-up over a phrase without looking at the context in which it was said.

The man was trying to make a specific and scientific point on a very explosive subject, and IMHO, he never said anything he should have apologized for.

Everyone fell into the media trap of word-baiting. They got that 'legitimate' rape' soundbite stuck in their heads and just kept playing it to themselves - over and over.... and over.

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I was really disappointed in FReeper land. As a group, I thought we had better cognitive reasoning abilities than that.

11 posted on 10/12/2012 5:00:54 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: napscoordinator

Prince Riebus said “Get Akin!” and those FReepers dutifully said “I’ll bring the rope!”


12 posted on 10/12/2012 5:14:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: elephant
I'm sorry. Repent? As in it was a sin?

Even though I did not attack, or pull support from, Akin I don't think that is the correct word.
And even if it is correct grammatically, it is a bad choice of words in this instance.

13 posted on 10/12/2012 5:20:56 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: elephant

Hope Aiken cleans her clock.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 5:23:24 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: elephant

I’m still trying to figure out, though, why yesterday I got a recorded phone message from Huckabee touting Akin, given that I live in MASSACHUSETTS.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: MamaTexan

Nor is getting all hung-up over a phrase without looking at the context in which it was said.

The man was trying to make a specific and scientific point on a very explosive subject, and IMHO, he never said anything he should have apologized for.

Everyone fell into the media trap of word-baiting. They got that ‘legitimate’ rape’ soundbite stuck in their heads and just kept playing it to themselves - over and over.... and over.


I was really disappointed in FReeper land. As a group, I thought we had better cognitive reasoning abilities than that.


I am relatively new here, and was quite surprised. The reaction over Akin sure did not jibe with the super large conservative base of FReepers here. There have been worse comments from much more liberal GOP, and never the outcry like over Akin


16 posted on 10/12/2012 6:13:51 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeminoleCounty

———I thought we had better cognitive reasoning abilities than that.———

jumping on the bandwagon is the favorite sport on Free Republic. Many never get off and ride into intellectual oblivion


17 posted on 10/12/2012 6:26:52 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: SeminoleCounty

I agree with you Seminole....very disappointing. The rope a dope dead media sure has gotten into some Freepers minds. This display of mindlessness reflects the pitiful Republican Party. I notice that the electorate mix has Independents growing and the Drats/Rrats are not.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: napscoordinator
Yep. Some FREEPERS should be at the front of the confessional. Horrible Horrible behavior from some.

I agree. The way some Freepers attacked those of us who pointed out how we need to fix the problem of having Democrats spent large sums of money in the Republican Primary, to win the Republican nomination for idiots like Akin, was disgusting.

And did I miss the headline when the Huckster repented for lying about having a theology degree? Same ol' Huckster. The problem isn't that he helped foist Akin on Missouri. The problem isn't that the Democrats spent a ton of $ to help Akin win the Republican Primary. The problem isn't that Akin would rather see McCaskill win, than see a Republican who doesn't share 100% of Akin's religious beliefs win. No, says the Huckster, the problem is that out of state Republicans aren't spending enough money to raise this cuckoo that he and Harry Reid have planted in the Republican nest.

If I lived in Missouri, I would try my best best to polish this tu7d, and defeat McCaskill. But if the Huckster wants to make a list of the Republicans responsible for Akin's loss, if Romney's margin isn't enough to save him, he can write "Akin, Huckabee" and put his pencil down.

19 posted on 10/12/2012 6:53:19 AM PDT by Pilsner
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To: elephant

Then what has Huckabee done to financially support Akin’s campaign? Talk is cheap. Akin doesn’t need talk, he needs money. Lots of it. So throw a fundraiser. Cut loose a couple of hundred grand from HuckPac. Lead by example. Don’t criticize others for not doing what you won’t do yourself.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 6:59:17 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: elephant

If they want me to hold my nose and vote for a CINO like Romney, they can bloody well support an actual conservative like Akin. Control of the senate is more important than their petty political crap.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 7:10:22 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: bert
jumping on the bandwagon is the favorite sport on Free Republic. Many never get off and ride into intellectual oblivion

Indeed. I glt flamed a bit for pointing out that he was actually correct in what he was trying to say. 

22 posted on 10/12/2012 7:13:58 AM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: SeminoleCounty; elephant; Evil Slayer; YOMO; napscoordinator
"“It’s interesting that he is, in some polls, leading and some he’s just barely behind within the margin of error and they’ve abandoned him,” said Huckabee on Wednesday. “They’ve got other Senate candidates that they’re pouring vast amounts of resources in that are far behind where Todd Akin is.”

Huckabee pointed to recent revelations that Akin’s opponent, incumbent Claire McCaskill, personally benefitted through her husband’s company from about $1 million in stimulus funds.

Akin voted against cash for clunkers; the Wall Street Bailout; the stimulus; voted to repeal Obamacare 30 times. Why is this even an issue with the GOP? the man has an excellent voting record.

Thanks for posting elephant!

23 posted on 10/12/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Delhi Rebels; Evil Slayer

There you go again. Huckabee has been to MO and garned the support of pastors and churches across the state. He has had Akin on his tv show which was free and great publicity. Just by virtue of this post..it is a campaign plus for Akin.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Just another Joe

Think it is just the “preacher” in Huckabee as to his choice of words. I did not care for his use of the word either but thought maybe he was rallying the evangelicals.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 2:32:17 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1
There you go again. Huckabee has been to MO and garned the support of pastors and churches across the state. He has had Akin on his tv show which was free and great publicity. Just by virtue of this post..it is a campaign plus for Akin.

How much money has he raised for Akin? How much has he contributed from his PAC?

26 posted on 10/12/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: elephant

Too funny some here are just a******

Akin just gave them the excuse to do what comes natural to them


27 posted on 10/12/2012 2:51:07 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: Delhi Rebels; Evil Slayer
Huckabee was instrumental in hosting a huge online fundraiser for Akin. He helped Akin raise quite a sum..do your own homework on the amount. Huckabee and his wife have also come to MO as I told you earlier.
28 posted on 10/12/2012 3:50:51 PM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: katiedidit1

That was almost 2 months ago.. Why isn’t HuckPac sending anything? A “do as I say, not as I do” kind of thing?


29 posted on 10/12/2012 4:51:16 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Delhi Rebels

It is an on going fundraiser on facebook. Why do YOU care? you don’t live in MO and I am not even sure if you live in America according to the Irish flag on your profile.
HuckPac is donating to several candidates including Akin


30 posted on 10/13/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: SeminoleCounty

The Akin affair has certainly been an educational repeat of the Scwarzenegger-McClintock days.

The number of FReepers who will jettison a genuine conservative for an empty suit with an (R) after their name is surprising.


31 posted on 10/14/2012 10:20:24 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: zeugma

Exactly. When the shoe is on the other foot, no gaffe (by Romney) or insult to the base (by McCain) is too egregious that some toady won’t demand our loyalty for the good of the Partei anyway.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 10:26:32 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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