Skip to comments.Would Spielberg Make A Movie About Claire McCaskill? (Or why Republicans are defeating Todd Akin)
Posted on 10/15/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A few weeks ago, I was asked to emcee a fund-raising dinner for Rep. Todd Akin, who is rather famously running for U.S. Senate in Missouri, the state in which I live. Although I did not hesitate to accept the invite, I found myself resisting the urge to promote the event, and my involvement in it.
The reason was simple enough. I worried about the reaction of my moderate to liberal friends and family. After scolding myself for my indecision, I went ahead and posted the details of the fundraiser on Facebook with this explanation:
I am emceeing a fund raiser for Rep. Todd Akin. Yes, that Todd Akin. Granted, Todd is a little sketchy on how babies are made, but his enemies are well versed in how they're destroyed, and now they want you to pay for the carnage. 55 million and counting since Roe v. Wade. Wanna fight? Happy to oblige.
I was prompted by the stirring trailer I had just seen for the new Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln. "The fate of human dignity in our hands," says the movie's Lincoln about the Emancipation Proclamation. "Blood has been spilled to afford us this opportunity."
This looks like the kind of movie Hollywood should make more of. Given Spielberg's Democratic leanings, however, I suspect that liberals and moderates both will watch it without discomfort. They will likely wonder how "those people" who opposed slavery could be so backward in their thinking and assure themselves that they would not have been among them.
They kid themselves. "Moderates" do what they have always done, which is nothing. In one of sadder ads of recent times, Akin's opponent, Democrat Claire McCaskill, boasts that on a liberal to conservative scale, she ranks 50 out of 100 among U. S. Senators.
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Get this folks...
Todd Akin is being seriously outspent, in no small part because the Republican establishment has turned its back on him. “We should sink Todd Akin,” the soulless Karl Rove joked to a group of affluent Republicans in Tampa this August. “If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” Rove apologized, but he and the like-minded souls have denied Akin much-needed outside funding.
Akin should have dropped out. The fact that he did not says he is an arrogant, stubborn fool.
Akin is an embarassment to the republican party. McCaskill is a crook and an embarassment to the democrat party. I’d rather McCaskill win.
Go Akin bump.
Well, as a tax paying Missouri resident, I say you do not know what the hell you’re talking about.
ONE slip, count them -— ONE and that somehow disqualifies Akin from being Senator.
Yep, forget his record, forget his OVERALL policies and beliefs, just hold it against him for making one statement for which he apologized for....
Sometimes I do not understand some FReepers here. They’d rather see someone responsible for helping pass Obamacare win than have a conservative be in the Senate.
Akin dropping out guaranteed that McCaskill won. There is too large a group in Missouri that is upset with the RINO GOP establishment and their attempts to move Akin out or to the Left.
Tend to agree. Repubicans/conservatives in MO would rather fight and lose than lose by default. When the GOP cronies punted Akin, most of Missourians who are republicans/conservative/other than “liberal” democracts dug in their heels and said “this is our issue, bugger off”.
Stubborn as .... Missouri Mules; as it should be.
Another Democrat in the Senate would make it harder for a President elect Romney to get new legislation passed...did you ever think about that? I am not the biggest fan of Akin but damn, you want a Republican in the White House who cannot get anything passed?
You are either smoking crack, or ignorant, or both. Big deal, the man said 1 thing and the GOP and too many lilly-livered FReepers dumped on the man.
He is a solid conservative and people like you would rather a crooked leftist win. I won’t satand for it!
If elected, Akin will be invited on a weekly basis on Meet the Press and Face the Nation so that he can represent the GOP point of view. He probably will be invited to MSNBC on a daily basis to represent the GOP point of view.
And he is stupid and arrogant enough to accept.
The media will make him the face and voice of the GOP for years to come.
If Akin pledged to only speak in Missouri and only on the Senate floor. I might be okay with that. But this guy is an arrogant idiot.
I think this statement is rather arrogant and foolish in itself.
Akin is an embarassment to the republican party.
I think the republican party is an embarrassment for TRUE conservatives like Akin. Likewise, your post in my opinion is rather embarrassing.
McCaskill is a crook and an embarassment to the democrat party. Id rather McCaskill win.
Fine, vote for a crook.
Akin is a true republican. His only mistake was apologizing for his words which were WILDLY misconstrued! Shame on you for buying into the media smear.