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Todd Akin returns to national stage
Politico.com ^ | 7/10/14 | Anna Palmer and Tarini Parti

Posted on 07/10/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg

Two years after the Missouri Republican’s comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion doomed his campaign and fueled a “war on women” message that carried Democrats to victory in the Senate, one of the few regrets he mentions in a new book is the decision to air a campaign ad apologizing for his remarks.

“By asking the public at large for forgiveness,” Akin writes, “I was validating the willful misinterpretation of what I had said.”

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; missouri
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(*sigh*) Writing a book blaming everyone in the world but himself for what happened to him is not a return to the national stage. I wish he'd just go away.
1 posted on 07/10/2014 6:44:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Just more proof that this is a self serving cynical idiot - not ready for prime time, and not aware of his shortcomings. This book might sell 50 copies….


2 posted on 07/10/2014 6:45:45 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: DoodleDawg

Please no.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 6:46:32 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: DoodleDawg

I forgot who wrote it (maybe Jonah Goldberg), but somebody wrote that if you can’t make it that far on the Republican stage without learning how to answer a question about abortion, you don’t deserve to be on the stage.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 6:46:45 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DoodleDawg

Between this, and Coulter’s call for McDaniel to give it up, I am thoroughly depressed now.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 6:48:32 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: DoodleDawg

The guy is a political doofus.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 6:48:55 AM PDT by mylife
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Between this, and Coulter’s call for McDaniel to give it up, I am thoroughly depressed now.

Sorry about that.

7 posted on 07/10/2014 6:50:15 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: mylife
The guy is a political doofus.

Not as big a doofus as those who continued to support him on his death dive all the way to the crater that was the McCaskill victory.

8 posted on 07/10/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: DoodleDawg

A gift that keeps on giving... to the liberals.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 6:53:08 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: DoodleDawg

So the guy wrote a book. This article has much more to do with Politico’s attempt to resurrect the “War on Women” nonsense in advance of November’s elections than an obscure Missouri state politician.

I wonder what other failed Senate candidates from the last cycle get their book written about in Politico??


10 posted on 07/10/2014 6:54:03 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The guy proved himself to be a self-serving egotist. Exactly the kind of “Conservative” who makes it to Washington, becomes addicted to the fawning and fussing that happens to people on the social scene and goes full RINO because he’d rather sell out his constituents than have Liberals at cocktail parties mad with him.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 6:54:06 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Thanks to him Claire McCaskill won re-election. Because she won re-election she was on the radio this morning on the news, weather and traffic station. Because she was on the news, weather, and traffic station I switched to my music thumb drive. Because I switched to my music thumb drive I missed the traffic report on the I-70 backup. Because I misssed the traffic report on the I-70 backup I was late for work. Because I was late for work I was late for a meeting. Thanks, Todd Aikin, for making me late for my meeting.

And in that I think you basically find the jist of his book.

12 posted on 07/10/2014 6:55:04 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

The man blew a slam dunk victory against one of the weakest candidates in history!! All because he doesn’t even understand basic biology!!


13 posted on 07/10/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: crusader71
This article has much more to do with Politico’s attempt to resurrect the “War on Women” nonsense in advance of November’s elections than an obscure Missouri state politician.

Akin wants back into politics and is trying to repair his reputation. He was criticizing Clinton a few weeks ago for having defended a rapist - one who committed 'legitimate rape' I assume. He's written this book. He really thinks he has a chance on running again for something and is trying to get back in the spotlight. He's just fooling himself.

14 posted on 07/10/2014 6:57:59 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: tanknetter

And yet, many Freepers fell for him.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 6:58:45 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: wyowolf
The man blew a slam dunk victory against one of the weakest candidates in history!! All because he doesn’t even understand basic biology!!

No, it's because he doesn't understand the wisdom we learned from the great philosopher Dirty Harry Callahan - "mans gotta know his limitations."

Akin doesn't.

16 posted on 07/10/2014 7:00:05 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: DoodleDawg

What type of loser will even bother buying his book?


17 posted on 07/10/2014 7:00:30 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: DoodleDawg

Please, just go away, Todd.
You haven’t the brains to come in out of the rain.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 7:02:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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19 posted on 07/10/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: C19fan
What type of loser will even bother buying his book?

Everyone is talking about Clinton's book being a mega-flop. I think hers will be a monster hit by comparison.

20 posted on 07/10/2014 7:03:37 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

He’s an embarassment. Just go away and stay away.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 7:09:22 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“And yet, many Freepers fell for him.”

Ain’t that the truth!

I got called a RINO more times than I care to remember for speaking badly of Akin.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 7:09:25 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Between this, and Coulter’s call for McDaniel to give it up, I am thoroughly depressed now.

Coulter is a moronic dingbat that no conservative should listen to, least of all, McDaniel.

23 posted on 07/10/2014 7:10:10 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Todd the Dolt proves yet again why he was NEVER ready for prime time


24 posted on 07/10/2014 7:10:41 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: MplsSteve
I got called a RINO more times than I care to remember for speaking badly of Akin.

Ditto here. Unfortunately, there is a segment of Freep nation that looks upon it as a badge of honor to say or do the stupidest things, as long as you are defending a certain set of principles. They also were not smart enough to figure out that Akin WAS establishment, not Tea party. He only claimed to be TP after the primary - which was the strategy put together by one of Newt's top advisors….and as much as I supported Newt, it pains me to say this that he and his people were part of the Akin debacle.

25 posted on 07/10/2014 7:12:02 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: fwdude

Well I wouldn’t call her a moronic dingbat, but she is tone deaf on the issue of the GOP e versus the conservative base for sure.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 7:12:53 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I blame Huckabee.

Another man who doesn't know his limitations either.

27 posted on 07/10/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: DoodleDawg

He needs to vanish. The GOP needs to stop embracing stupid. That more than anything is hurting us.


28 posted on 07/10/2014 7:17:47 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DoodleDawg

Just more crap from an idiot that has been poked in the brains too much.


29 posted on 07/10/2014 7:18:32 AM PDT by JayAr36 (OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN THIS A FREE COUNTRY)
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To: Nifster

People begged him to step down and let someone else run for the seat, and he refused, saying he was ahead in the polls. Dimwit didn’t realize the DEMs played him big time. His ego was on display. You are right - he isn’t ready for prime time, and its unfortunate - because that seat would have been an easy pickup for Republicans.


30 posted on 07/10/2014 7:20:09 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: tanknetter

Is calling someone a egotist a typical liberal slam of the successful business man.


31 posted on 07/10/2014 7:20:47 AM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

YOU RIGHT….Huckabee does deserve a lot of the blame - and no, doesn’t know his limitations either. AND he’s fooled a lot of Freepers in the past too.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 7:25:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: qman

It’s a flexible term with multiple uses.

;-)

In this case it’s used to describe a guy who screwed up so badly there was no way to recover and win, but who chose to continue (rather than do the right thing and drop out) because he was either egotisticallt delusional and thought he could win, or egotistically self-aggrandizing and wanted the attention (even if it was negative attention) associated with being a Senate candidate to continue.


33 posted on 07/10/2014 7:28:06 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: C. Edmund Wright

all the same ones ... the Clod Santuckbee fanbase ...


34 posted on 07/10/2014 7:30:43 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Is Clod Santuckabee related to Ned Huckatorum?


35 posted on 07/10/2014 7:35:17 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: wyowolf

What Akin said was true, he just didn’t say it well and then apologized for saying anything..

A violent event, physical or emotional CAN cause a woman’s body to flush out and dump a potential pregnancy. It doesn’t always but it can and does happen that way. I know.


36 posted on 07/10/2014 7:43:45 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: centurion316

You still don’t get it —

That Missouri vote was more a vote against the strong-arming GOPe, you know the same people committing vote fraud in Mississippi, than it was a vote for Akin.

That being said I vote for his full retirement and that he stay retired.

Coming out with this book at this time shows that he is a political doofus.


37 posted on 07/10/2014 7:52:47 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: centurion316
Yep. As I recall, he had about a two week window after that "gotcha" interview where he could have opted to run for his own congressional seat and let the woman who eventually won his seat run for the U.S. Senate seat.

Even though it was clear that he had mortally wounded himself with these dumb remarks and everybody else urged him to take this graceful exit, he refused.

The guy is a poster boy for dumbness. He probably cost the GOP not only the seat in Missouri, but those in Indiana, North Dakota and Montana as well.

Any married man knows how not to be trapped by his wife's inevitable "Honey, does this dress make me look fat?" question. Except Todd Akin.

38 posted on 07/10/2014 7:57:27 AM 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: C. Edmund Wright

True, and it is happening again in Mississippi.


39 posted on 07/10/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Misinterpretation?

Pretty hard to misinterpret him. He said “I’m an idiot” pretty clearly. He just didn’t say it in those words.


40 posted on 07/10/2014 8:11:41 AM PDT by mavfin (Personal Freedom, Personal Responsibility)
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To: DoodleDawg

“He’s just fooling himself..”

Yeah, I don’t think he can get himself appointed dog catcher, let alone anything higher now. Anyone who could get Claire McCaskill elected again is not redeemable.


41 posted on 07/10/2014 8:16:30 AM PDT by mavfin (Personal Freedom, Personal Responsibility)
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To: DoodleDawg

Seeing how the article is by two libs from Politico, and the nature of the slams on this thread, and noting the posters making the fun slams of Akin, the conclusion is clear:

Akin must be a true conservative and he has been and is still being marginalized by the press and GOP operatives for their own reasons.

It’s a good thing politicians cannot sue FR bloggers for slander.


42 posted on 07/10/2014 8:39:24 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
Akin must be a true conservative and he has been and is still being marginalized by the press and GOP operatives for their own reasons.

Or he really is an idiot and the conservatives around here are correct in their opinions of him.

43 posted on 07/10/2014 8:46:02 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Resettozero

Here is about the only post I made on him, now I can see why Governor Palin opposed him and later asked him to drop out.

To: JediJones
I don’t know anything about Akin, and a 12 year, good voting record sounds great, but I did catch most of his interview on the Hannity show, and he gave me the willies.

I’m ready for a good conservative underdog fight, but Akin seemed creepy that day, fixated on winning the next office, self absorbed, vain, and rigid, egoistical in a quiet, mock Christian way, is he always like that?

77 posted on 8/26/2012 12:50:25 AM by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it’s “conservative” Presidential candidates.)


44 posted on 07/10/2014 9:19:10 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: wyowolf

“The man blew a slam dunk victory against one of the weakest candidates in history!! All because he doesn’t even understand basic biology!!

AND because he has some very “off center” religious ideas.


45 posted on 07/10/2014 9:38:57 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Resettozero

Sorry but when Sarah Palin and Allen west are telling you to quit and McCaskill is telling you to stay in, you have lost any conservative credibility


46 posted on 07/10/2014 9:45:05 AM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: DoodleDawg
Akins says he is “sorry about the misunderstandings surrounding my comments on sex, rape and pregnancy”, adding that “I not really interested in those topics these days...but I've been doing a lot of reading lately on the subject of race and intelligence. Fascinating stuff. Did you know that...”
47 posted on 07/10/2014 9:51:45 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Ditter

I would be willing to be that preg from a violent rape wouldnt ALMOST always result in preg IF the conditions were right of course.. to think that a woman can “shut that whole thing down” are just silly. Can it cause her to lose a baby of course.. happens to perfectly happy women all the time... but i would be MORE than 60% of time it did not in cases of rape...


48 posted on 07/10/2014 9:54:34 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: DoodleDawg

Timid Republicans always seem to be apologizing for things they did not do wrong, so his observation about the apology validating the attack is a good one. If he has truly learned from his mistake, he might still make a good candidate.


49 posted on 07/10/2014 10:03:05 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: wyowolf

I don’t know the percentage but it does happen and the woman has no control over it.


50 posted on 07/10/2014 10:03:29 AM PDT by Ditter
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