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Akin: McCaskill fetches expansive government “like a dog”
PoliticalMo ^ | 10/20/12

Posted on 10/22/2012 4:03:23 AM PDT by markomalley

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin said Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has fetched expansive government policies “like a dog” during her tenure in Washington.

Akin made the comparison during a fundraising event in Springfield, where he featured support from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, one of the few national Republicans still backing Akin after much of the party establishment distanced themselves from his candidacy following the controversy earlier in the race surrounding his comments about “legitimate rape.”

“She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, ‘fetch,’” he said. “She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”

Akin continued, “It seems to me that she’s got it just backwards. What we should be doing is taking the common sense we see in Missouri and taking that to Washington, D.C., and blessing them with more solutions instead of more problems.”

The remark was another in a series of quotes that could place more distance between Akin and female voters. Earlier this year, Akin questioned whether McCaskill was “lady-like” during their first debate, and during their second debate was criticized by McCaskill for his opposition to “equal pay” laws for women.

Akin, speaking to the audience Saturday evening, said the focus on issues other than the economy is a “distraction” by the McCaskill campaign from her tenure in office, and encouraged voter to compare her six years as a senator with his 12 years in the House.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; mccaskill; mo2102
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1 posted on 10/22/2012 4:03:25 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Can you say, “politically tone deaf?”


2 posted on 10/22/2012 4:07:18 AM PDT by GnL
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To: GnL

So refreshing to see a person tell it like it is. I am so glad that this guy is not politically correct. The haters of this conservative will once again bash this hero.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 4:10:33 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: markomalley

Can some Akin supporter please chime into this thread and explain why the national GOP wants to embrace this guy, again?


4 posted on 10/22/2012 4:13:16 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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To: markomalley

Doesn’t sound very gentlemanly. If this guy wins I’ll be amazed.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 4:19:00 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Haiku Guy

Have never been an Akin supporter, I even chided his stupid comments about the rape issue but, he did not call her a dog, he was just using what some who know a little about the English language called an analogy. Basically, if the shoe fits, wear it, and she does quite well. Especially when you take the entire quote in its full context.

So, what exactly is it that you disagree with on the point he was making?

I am warming the fact that he says it like he means it, unlike those we already know of like McConnell and Boehnor.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 4:24:25 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Because the alternative is a communist!

Duhhhh!


7 posted on 10/22/2012 4:27:55 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: GnL

Yeah, he just lost the dog vote.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 4:28:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Can some Akin supporter please chime into this thread and explain why the national GOP wants to embrace this guy, again?

Mitt needs a senate majority in order to get Obamacare defeated and the country back from the brink of fiscal disaster. Do you want dingy harry as senate majority leader again? The GOP needs to take the senate back and if it means Akin winning, so be it. What if Akin becomes the one and only one to give the republicans the 51st senator. Not only will we finally be rid of dingy harry but will be able to get Mitt's legislation passed rather than stalled.

9 posted on 10/22/2012 4:29:48 AM PDT by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: mazda77

Why are the only two alternatives the ones you point out? Is Allen West conservative enough for you? Ever see him make such a stupid analogy? There are some things you stay away from and this guy manages to keep making the wrong choice on verbiage. You are being elected to the Senate; it means you are representing ALL Missourians. It’s tough enough to win a Senate election as is (see George Allen, Macaca as an example). After fighting all the way back he tempts a loss with this comment.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 4:31:26 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Haiku Guy

Can some Akin supporter please chime into this thread and explain why the national GOP wants to embrace this guy, again?

They wouldn’t. They like big government fetching dogs.


11 posted on 10/22/2012 4:34:56 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: mazda77

So, what exactly is it that you disagree with on the point he was making?


His point was valid, but comparing women to dogs (in any context) just gives more ammunition to those who say he is insensitive to women. Akin may be conservative, but he talks before he thinks—he is not a sharp guy.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 4:37:33 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: markomalley
I love this guy now. I was on the fence about the other remark but on this one he's right on. These demonrat senators are nothing but lapdogs for Reid and Obama dutifully fetching progressivism back to their constituents.

I wonder sometimes if people like McCaskill even care what their support of the fascist in the WH does to their constituents.

13 posted on 10/22/2012 4:38:08 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: GnL

The Libs say much, much worse things about Conservatives who, evidently, are just supposed to sit there and take it.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 4:40:31 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: Just another Joe; katiedidit1

((((ping))))


15 posted on 10/22/2012 4:42:21 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: markomalley
Media's going to love that one.

Latest Rasmussen poll has Akin down by 8 so it all may be academic anyway. We're likely going to be waking up on the 7th and wondering what might have happened if Akin hadn't been the nominee.

16 posted on 10/22/2012 4:43:49 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: freedomfiter2

We do? You sound like someone from across the river in the Peoples Republik of Illinois.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 4:45:38 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: Haiku Guy; Evil Slayer; newfreep
“Can some Akin supporter please chime into this thread and explain why the national GOP wants to embrace this guy, again?”

Where do I start?
Because we WANT TO WIN THE SENATE!
Because Dingy Harry is as filthy, slimy, disrespectful, dishonest enemy of our constitution as stretch Pelosi!
Because Claire and the Senate helped pass Obamamamamcare - to ruin the best health care systems in the world to appease The Won’s desire for nationalization of 1/6th of the economy!
Because Claire M is a disgusting human being!
Because Claire IS a lapdog for the Democraps!
Because her husband just closed a deal in the SENATE cafeteria! And what was he doing THERE? Peddling influence.
Because Claire helped put and supports the EPA job killing regulations and thinks that's just fine!
AAAAAACH! Let's get behind this guy AND every other GOP running against a Dem.
It's our country and our constitution that is at stake like never before in this great nation! Please reconsider your support of this man.

18 posted on 10/22/2012 4:46:05 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: Evil Slayer
What if Akin becomes the one and only one to give the republicans the 51st senator.

Then it will mean that the GOP has blown far more winnable races than this one.

19 posted on 10/22/2012 4:47:46 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: rbg81

Ok, explain this to me: Just HOW is he comparing WOMEN to dogs? As far as I can tell, he was using an analogy to describe McCaskill’s term in DC? And would I call McCaskill a dog? HELL YA! She is one mangy beech!


20 posted on 10/22/2012 4:47:49 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: Haiku Guy

It’s the senate seat . . .


21 posted on 10/22/2012 4:51:49 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: markomalley

It’s just as well Akin is committing hari kari and twisting the knife for good measure. Only D’s can get away with this kind of inartful, unthoughtful communication (See: Joe Biden). If elected, he’d be the Media/DNC national GOP poster boy. GOP has enough communication problems to have to deal with this clown.

The tragic thing is he threw away a perfectly good winnable Senate seat for the GOP, one that might have been #50 or 51 (useful for bringing legislation to the floor and S.Ct. voting). Sorry, but Gov. Huckabee was wrong to come to his aide. He should have counseled him to leave the race for the good of the party and country.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 4:52:52 AM PDT by The Hound Passer
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To: LRoggy

The only way to put an end to political correctness is to put an end to it, not play into it. If you cannot get your head around the fact that analogies are exactly what they are and rightfully make a stand to admonish the liberals who rely on political correctness as a first line of distractive defense of the indefensible, then why are you a so-called conservative in the first place?

Make a stand, end the crap. It is our nation that is at stake, not scoring points in a pointy headed “intellectual” debating club.

Allen West is easily conservative enough for me. I would be the first to step forward to carry that can of gasoline for him. He is also under the same kinds of attack from the left because he stands on principle and will not back down for things he has said and done that the liberals hate, or have you forgotten about those. The difference is that he stands by his comments where others start to waffle when put under the media pressure to be politically correct.

There was nothing stupid about Akin’s analogy, the problem for those who cower to PC is that it was 100% spot on. But he just used the wrong word, just like Romney supposedly did, according to Candy Crowley.

I used the example because they are the leadership, you know, the ones who they always go to first? I was all for bouncing their tired PC arshes out of leadership positions because they have no idea what the word means. I was there after 2010 and am even more so now. The American people as a whole are pleading for someone to pop up and say exactly what they mean, not a focus group tested line of crap.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 4:59:41 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: misharu

We do?

I was refering to the GOP elite. This election will show what the Missouri voters are made of.


24 posted on 10/22/2012 5:07:18 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: All

If Missouri women are so friggin’ stupid that they take the comment as a personal affront, and it costs Akin the election, then we here in Missouri get what we deserve by having McCaskill re-elected.

On a more general note, I just have to say, a lot of people who aren’t from Missouri sure do have a lot of disparaging things to say about Akin. He may not be the most politically correct, or suave politician. He his miles better for Missouri, and the country, than the alternative. Why don’t you all shut the hell up, if you can’t support us in our attempt to get rid of her?

Akin is the candidate, deal with it, and stop trying to drag us down. For those of us who didn’t vote for him in the primary, it’s hard enough as it is.


25 posted on 10/22/2012 5:07:43 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Haiku Guy

Can some Akin supporter please chime into this thread and explain why the national GOP wants to embrace this guy, again?
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Probably because what he said, although totally politically incorrect, and a bit on the rough side, is also totally true.

McCaskill like so many democrats does not need to show up at Capitol Hill for a vote, she will go whichever way the Dems tell her to. She is just fetching whatever the Dems throw out for her.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 5:12:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: GnL

McCaskill was outstanding fetching Obama’s bone. None better.


27 posted on 10/22/2012 5:22:13 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: GnL

You got McCaskill or you’ve got Akin... I live in Missouri, I hated it that Akin said what he said, but I hate even more that Bitch McCaskill... I’m voting Akin, he’s still conservative and can be voted out next time if need be, but this time, I stand with Akin... Got IT?!?!


28 posted on 10/22/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: newfreep; Evil Slayer; WaterWeWaitinFor; Venturer
Because the alternative is a communist!

(etc)

Hey, I want Akin to win. I would vote for him, if I were in Missouri. (If I were a cheatin' Democrat, I would vote for him anyway!)

But no amount of support from the National GOP can drag this guy over the line if he keeps shooting himself in the foot. A cigar store indian could beat Claire McCaskill, but a cigar store indian say quite so many stupid things.

The Democrat War on Women strategy is dead in the water in every state besides Missouri. Sandra Fluke is speaking in front of crowds of 10 in Nevada. Romney is gaining big time in the women's vote. These are things we need to do to win.

If the GOP embraced Akin and his serial idiocies, the War on Women theme would take off again, and we could lose the whole shooting match. And Akin would probably step on his crank the day before election day and lose his race anyway.

29 posted on 10/22/2012 5:25:15 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Prepare to be amazed..Indeed, start practicing an "amazed" expression in the mirror.

I too thought Akin was toast, nay, BURNT toast. But he's gonna win.

30 posted on 10/22/2012 5:26:31 AM PDT by ken5050 (Another reason to vote for Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the WH Christmas party)
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To: Turbo Pig

Akin got a couple bucks from Virginia.


31 posted on 10/22/2012 5:26:54 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Haiku Guy

You make a very good point.


32 posted on 10/22/2012 5:27:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Turbo Pig

The recent revelations concerning Ma’s hubby doing deals in the Senate dining room concern me much more than mere words. Yet many here focus on Akin’s pronouncements as if they are volcanic in nature. Me? Far more worried about the $5 million taxpayer expenditure in Clinton,MO. We have subsidized team McCaskill to the tune of multiple million$!


33 posted on 10/22/2012 5:30:16 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: misharu

Oh, its the same as the “files of women” comment that Romney made in the last debate... the dims conflate the comment so as to create a straw man argument, same as always. Why folks pay more attention to the fluff of a campaign than the hard cold facts on the ground, (i.e., the bankrupting of America, finically, militarily and socially) is simply maddening...


34 posted on 10/22/2012 5:30:34 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Haiku Guy

We all need to embrace Akin because the alternative is so horrific!


35 posted on 10/22/2012 5:32:06 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: markomalley
Politico's headline:

Todd Akin Likens Claire McCaskill to a Dog

Foot in mouth disease strikes again.

36 posted on 10/22/2012 6:35:17 AM PDT by randita
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To: markomalley

that is hilarious


37 posted on 10/22/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Haiku Guy

because he is not Claire


38 posted on 10/22/2012 6:45:37 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley
Next up: Akin will be featured in a music video of "Smell the Glove" with Spinal Tap.
39 posted on 10/22/2012 7:01:01 AM PDT by montag813
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To: mazda77

Using a dog analogy for a woman has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with being polite. Conservatives are polite, liberals are not.


40 posted on 10/22/2012 7:25:44 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: montag813
Next up: Akin will be featured in a music video of "Smell the Glove" with Spinal Tap.

"What's wrong with being sexy?"

41 posted on 10/22/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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To: misharu

And would I call McCaskill a dog? HELL YA! She is one mangy beech!


Uh, huh. I’m guessing you never ran for office. Tossing personal insults around in generally not a good way to make friends & influence people.


42 posted on 10/22/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Haiku Guy
"What's wrong with being sexy?"

LOL! You just made my day. I was going to post a pic of Nigel with that quote. Now i don't have to!

43 posted on 10/22/2012 7:38:33 AM PDT by montag813
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To: LRoggy

The dog analogy was for her actions, not her personally. What ever happened to the “equality” thingy anyway?


44 posted on 10/22/2012 7:42:44 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

“What ever happened to the “equality” thingy anyway?”

Were you ever married? It’s NEVER existed . . .


45 posted on 10/22/2012 7:50:56 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: mazda77
+1
46 posted on 10/22/2012 7:53:58 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: misharu

Claire McCaskill is a slick tongued prosecutor that may have a way with fooling the voters while Akin is a engineer and a combat engineer.
Do the voters in Missouri want charisma or a true conservative?
Used car salesmen, lawyers may be great with words but as for me I look at what they do not what they say...I trust Akin because I know how he votes. McCaskill is a full blown Obamanite.


47 posted on 10/22/2012 8:18:07 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: dps.inspect

Its not just one thing though. Its legitimate rape, a magic uterus, people are having abortions that aren’t pregnant, that not getting money from the RNC is exactly like being raped...
If it were one issue like saying women instead of womens resumes I could understand


48 posted on 10/22/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: misharu; elephant; Evil Slayer; Optimist; liberty_lvr

Too bad the media doesn’t headline McCaskill’s lie in the last debate. She gets a free doggie biscuit?

Regarding the new ad the McCaskill campaign is running to attract female voters. Akin has caught Claire in another lie. As an auditor she should have researched the facts unless she prefers to just lie and hope she gets away with it.
Akin’s congressional office said it is not true that Akin pays women less categorically and pointed to the last quarter, in which women in Akin’s office made more than men by $3,158 on average over four months, according to LegiStorm data pulled by Akin’s office Thursday night.

“I think it’s interesting that an auditor would chop off the last several years,” said Akin’s communications director and district director, Steve Taylor, referencing McCaskill’s career as Missouri state auditor before here 2006 election to the Senate. Taylor called the accounting “somewhat disingenuous.”


49 posted on 10/22/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Turbo Pig

Worth repeating:

“If Missouri women are so friggin’ stupid that they take the comment as a personal affront, and it costs Akin the election, then we here in Missouri get what we deserve by having McCaskill re-elected.”

I might substitute “America” for Missouri, though...


50 posted on 10/22/2012 8:39:21 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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