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Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race
ABC News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Chris Good

Posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Blackyce

Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.

“I don’t know that I’m the only person in public office who’s suffered from foot-in-mouth disease here, and this was a very, very serious error. On the other hand, there are so many good people in Missouri who nominated me, and they understood my heart,” Akin said.
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Akin said no Republicans have called him and asked him to withdraw from the race.

“No one has called me and said, ‘Todd, I think you should drop out,’” Akin said. “No one has said that. But I gather people are saying that in the media, but they didn’t specifically call me and tell me that.”

 

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; egotisticalfool; legitimaterape; loosecannon; macacamoment; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; rape; raperape; sarahsteelman; senate; toddakin
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To: Lazamataz
Yes they do, but it wouldn't matter if they didn't. We are an honorable party. When you say frog-shit, you dance, in our party.

If you are referring to the Republican Party, I'd say they haven't been honorable for a long while. The rank-and-file voters, maybe, but not the party.

The only reason that this guy's statement is such a liability is because we have allowed the leftist media to have so much power in dictating the narrative. If, every time the media tried to make a big deal out of something stupid, or something misspoken, we fought them tooth and nail, they wouldn't have the full power and free rein they have now. Instead, we cave every time, allowing them to decide what is and is not allowed to be said.

To be honest, I think what bothers me most about this situation is not the possibility that this guy should drop out for political expedience, but that so many Freepers here are simply wallowing in the same jackal-like politically-correct feeding frenzy that the leftists routinely do. Freepers seem to be having a contest regarding who can heap more derision on this guy - almost as if they are happy to have an excuse to be on the same side as the media hacks and other assorted lefty nutbags. When I see that, I can't help but think we are lost.
51 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: nhwingut

Yep it was painful to listen to him.


52 posted on 08/20/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: MrShoop

Sorry, I’m at work and going back and forth with emails and did not fully read what he said till now. Yes, I would agree he should step down. Guess I should not be posting while trying to work///


53 posted on 08/20/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: Blackyce
Shoot yourself in the foot and you'll luckily just limp for a while. A head-shot is another matter.
54 posted on 08/20/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Steamburg

“..........Me, I’m just going to eat my popcorn and see what happens. I do know that the reaction in Missouri isn’t the same one felt in the beltway.”
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Now don’t you think you’re being entirely too reasonable? How on earth can you participate in the panic if you’re sitting, relaxing and eating your popcorn?

I always get hungry for popcorn when I smell it or hear it discussed. I think I’ll get some as soon as I get home.

Have a great day Steamburg!


55 posted on 08/20/2012 1:20:38 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: dfwgator
and naturally lefty leaners will ramp it up to portray them as the latest incarnation
of the 3 Stooges.. This is on Yahoo.. It's all about 'linkage'.

Democrats tie Akin ‘legitimate rape’ comments to Romney-Ryan

56 posted on 08/20/2012 1:21:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: coconut47

AGREED he should get out now. He does not have a snowball’s chance in hell. My guess he will get lefties pouring in money right and left hoping he will stay in and give this seat to that shrew of a Obama shill. Are there any candidates that can run as an Independent?


57 posted on 08/20/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Blackyce

I guess we can write off that state


58 posted on 08/20/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: fr_freak; Lazamataz

Spot. On. Every word.

Laz: Speaking of dancing - the msm fiddles the tune and the spineless wimps dance the jig.

Is there any fight back at all?


59 posted on 08/20/2012 1:30:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Blackyce; a fool in paradise

This is akin to the POTATOEGATE Scandal!


60 posted on 08/20/2012 1:31:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: nhwingut

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Akin is a selfish egotistical jerk

Akin dreams of a lifelong series of six (6) year terms in the US Congress

Akin thinks only he can do the job or beat the crazy leftie Obamabot Claire McCaskill

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We need to win the Senate back:

To beat Obama
To reverse Obamacare
To kick out Reid
To get the economy and budget sane

Akin can foul up Romney/Ryan

Akin thinks he is holier than thou

An “engineer” on a TV show asked about rape or abortion should never answer by relying on “I heard something a doctor said”

Akin should have put a huge bandage on his left hand to remind him to shut up and deflect “gotcha” questions from the media

There is a reason that Obama has not had the WH Press Corps in to ask him questions since March 2012 (I believe)

Romney now has his sealegs

Ryan is used to handling the media and others

Akin has wiped out a Republican lead in the Senate race there and created a huge mountain for any other candidate to climb

For the purists on FR and elsewhere:

If Obama wins - my wish is that he squashes you like a bug

I will be just fine and dandy - I am a survivor

Akin was pushing Hannity away and insisting “The Missouri voters will do the right thing and elect me!”

Fools like Akin and other “useful idiots” have long allowed the democrats to win elections and ruin America

Obama is a lying crooked “take no prisoners” creep

- and FR has become a haven for “I gotta have it my way or else” morons

Claire McCaskill and Obama knew that Akin would explode -

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61 posted on 08/20/2012 1:31:03 PM PDT by devolve (-------------------- ------- "...maybe a little blow... line by line -------------)
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To: coconut47

There is no moving on. Rape is the most charged word for women and what women fear the most.


62 posted on 08/20/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Revolting cat!

We should ask MSNBC and Time Magazine, who his replacement should be.


63 posted on 08/20/2012 1:36:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: PhxTM06
Amen!

Hey TEA PARTY PEOPLE!! You are there to talk about SPENDING, TAXES, and the ECONOMY!!! STFU about this stuff......you can't do anything but PRAY anyway to change it.

64 posted on 08/20/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Blackyce
Paging Sarah Steelamn...

Paging Sarah Steelman...

Please respond to a clean-up in the GOP-e Dept...

65 posted on 08/20/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Ann Archy

Yes, I agree. I did not read everything he said before I posted


66 posted on 08/20/2012 1:41:25 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: don-o

“Is there any fight back at all?”

Who are we supposed to be fighting? Nobody did anything to Todd Akin. He said something stupid that the left is going to exploit in national and local Missouri elections. There’s nothing to fight other than bad press. Instead of focusing on a national political campaign we’re supposed to spend money treating self inflected wounds, just because he’s one of ours? I don’t care about Todd Akin’s political career in the abstract. I care about a conservative actually winning that seat.


67 posted on 08/20/2012 1:43:10 PM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Ann Archy

Yes. There is no going back, although there’s a small intense minority here that seem to be trying, throwing out “cowards”, “bed-wetters” and other such terms, not realizing that they are an extreme minority on FR, meaning that nobody really agrees with them, but I do give them credit for trying to defend the indefensible.

What Akin said can’t be retracted or apologized for, he needs to do the honorable thing and step down, let someone else have a shot at winning this seat.


68 posted on 08/20/2012 1:45:12 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Blackyce; All
Can't call someone who isn't available, Todd. I know someone who tried.

EGO before Country; that's Todd Akin.

69 posted on 08/20/2012 1:47:34 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: Blackyce
He said something stupid that the left is going to exploit in national and local Missouri elections. There’s nothing to fight other than bad press.

So, when does any conservative get "good press?" Gimme a shout when that happens (or hell freezes over, which will happen first)

The exploitation needs to be turned right back on them with all barrels blazing - of course that won't happen.

"THANK YOU SIR!!! MAY I HAVE ANOTHER??!!!

70 posted on 08/20/2012 1:49:19 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Blackyce

Todd Akin will be toast by tonight or tomorrow evening. His sin is unforgivable, except, maybe fron God almighty. He must go!!! Geez, a blind monkey could defeat that Obamabot idiot, Claire McCaskill. What the heck was going through Todd Akin’s mind went he uttered that insensitve, insane remark!!! Pubbies, broom him, right now!!!


71 posted on 08/20/2012 1:49:58 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Blackyce

This is selfish...this guarantees this seat goes to the Dems and could jeopardize the entire national race... Even if he could somehow win do we want “legitimate rape” to be part of our branding for a the long term - not just for the GOP - but for the pro-life movement in general?

What are the laws in Missouri? Can an “independent” still file to make a run the party faithful can get behind as an alternative?


72 posted on 08/20/2012 1:52:10 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: don-o

How can you defend a guy that can’t even defend himself? he went on that hardcore angry liberal Sean Hannity’s radio show and still couldn’t explain himself, stumbling and mumbling through a half-arsed explanation.

It’s wise to pick and choose your fights, the GOP needs to fight the Democrats on the economy, on Medicare and several other issues, but deciding to fight them on rape and the “legitimate” definition of it is not a winner, or has it ever been.

The best thing they can do is cut bait and walk away, have this guy dropout and speak no more of his insanity.


73 posted on 08/20/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: fr_freak

It was not “politically incorrect” - it was outrageous and nonsensical. This is not defensible and the Dems can use it not only to define the campaign in Missouri, but nationwide. He threw himself under the bus. No one forced him to say - the words are not being twisted. He may regret having said it, and that may be sincere, but it doesn’t change the irreversible political consequences of what has happened.


74 posted on 08/20/2012 1:56:13 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: don-o

Fighting for what? He said what he said. This is not a smear, it wasn’t taken out of context - it is reality.


75 posted on 08/20/2012 2:00:44 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: PhxTM06

Well, I did not hear that. If he’s a dud, that begs the question of how come Mizzou elected him multiple times to the House and then placed him on the ticket for Senate?

And I am NOT defending the guy himself; nor his stupidity. I am looking for some sort of semblance of solidarity among conservatives.

I guess this ain’t the time. Maybe some day...


76 posted on 08/20/2012 2:10:52 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: DownInFlames
867-5349... Jenny, Jenny.

If you got the wrong number, it's because I think you got Jenny's number wrong.

I believe it's 867-5309!

77 posted on 08/20/2012 2:11:40 PM PDT by RogerWilko
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To: MVV

WHEN did he make this statement??? Dana Perino just said she couldn’t believe that the other 2 Republicans didn’t do opposition Research and find this!!!! Like it was quite a while ago.


78 posted on 08/20/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Blackyce

Guess what, Akin? It’s not your call anymore.


79 posted on 08/20/2012 2:15:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Blackyce

I heard him on Hannity today and was horrified.

What a moron.


80 posted on 08/20/2012 2:19:53 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Blackyce

When Hannity, Coulter, and Malkin are telling you to go, who do you have left? Huckabee?


81 posted on 08/20/2012 2:22:45 PM PDT by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: Blackyce

Yeah he’s got no choice but to withdraw now. He needs to think big picture.

I know it’s unfair, I know we’re held to a double standard, but if GOP/NRSC has indeed cut off funding, there’s no path to victory. Time to step aside.


82 posted on 08/20/2012 2:23:05 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: gore_sux

You can add Allen West to the list, here’s his latest facebook post:

“Last week my opponent put out a tv ad depicting me beating women. That ad is disgraceful and despicable. As a husband and father of two daughters, I found Congressman Todd Akin’s comments about rape to be in the same vein. These comments are simply unacceptable. There is no place in politics for these type of comments and attitudes toward women.”


83 posted on 08/20/2012 2:26:36 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: don-o

If you look around here, there is solidarity amongst conservatives....in telling this guy to go away. If he leaves by 5 PM tomorrow, Republicans can replace him with another candidate, hopefully a much better candidate who can give McCaskill a run for her money.


84 posted on 08/20/2012 2:32:08 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: ConservativeTeen

In before Allen West get’s called a “RINO” or a “bed-wetter.”

The few rats still supporting Akin are scrambling and disappearing right before our very eyes.


85 posted on 08/20/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06

This idiot needs to go asap. His interview w Hannity was absymal.


86 posted on 08/20/2012 2:34:33 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Blackyce

His statement is TRUE!!!!!

I read about this years ago in Francis Shaeffer’s book HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE? - The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture.

As I recall, it quotes medical studies done on women who were raped in Nazi prison camps. The human body rejects impregnation in most cases. He’s being pilloried, for telling the truth and someone needs to come to his defense!


87 posted on 08/20/2012 3:01:27 PM PDT by Humidston (For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
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To: Humidston

Yes, go fight that good fight and watch Obama clean up with even more electoral votes than he did the last time around. Recent studies identify that women have a 5% chance of getting pregnant through rape and it is estimated that there’s about 30,000 women a year who end up pregnant as a result of rape.

If you want to have that conversation and watch the media trot out woman after woman who ended up pregnant after being raped and denounce Akin and the Republicans as a whole, go ahead and have that conversation, just be careful what you wish for.

After all, it only makes sense that instead of discussing the economy, we should have a full-fledged debate about what “legitimate” rape is and the inner-workings of a woman’s reproductive organs.


88 posted on 08/20/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: ConservativeTeen

Levin just called for him to drop out; got to get rid of McCaskill. “Our mission must be to take back the Senate.”


89 posted on 08/20/2012 3:19:44 PM PDT by CedarDave (Palin/Ryan -- both should have been at the top of the ticket and not play second fiddle to GOPe)
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To: Blackyce

Interesting that his name is spelled like “akin” meaning like minded, yet it’s appropriately pronounced like “aching.”


90 posted on 08/20/2012 3:27:46 PM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: Blackyce; All

To put it bluntly, it’s time we learn from 2010’s few losses.

People like this DO NOT LEARN FROM THEIR MISTAKES.

He will repeat gaffes in the future, possibly EVEN WORSE. It’s time to Freep the heck out of anybody who can make him change his mind.

Workplace number of state GOP chairman (lawyer): 417-847-2734

Contact Akin and the Missouri GOP on Facebook. They can pressure him to quit:

http://www.facebook.com/supportakin

http://www.facebook.com/missourigop

Call MISSOURI GOP: 573-636-3146

Call Akin campaign: 636-207-7986

lloyd@mogop.org

http://www.akin.org/contact


91 posted on 08/20/2012 4:02:07 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Blackyce
Mr. Akin, you are not a democRAT. Only a democRAT could survive an error like yours.

5.56mm

92 posted on 08/20/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: rwfromkansas; All

TWITTER FOR AKIN Communications director: https://twitter.com/ryan_hite#


93 posted on 08/20/2012 4:07:39 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Blackyce

It’s sad one has to fold for a slip of the tongue. This would have never happened to a popular Democrat. I wish he would remain in the race, but by withdrawing he is saying that he doubts the people of MO are capable of understanding his slip of the tongue.


94 posted on 08/20/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
It was not “politically incorrect” - it was outrageous and nonsensical.

Which part, exactly? Is it the "legitimate rape" part? If it is, let me be the first to inform you that there are a whole lot of BS rape accusations out there. There are plenty of women who lie about rape - whether because they got caught cheating, or they are trying to blackmail, or whatever twisted reason they have. A woman who consents to have sex with a man, then decides the next day that she regrets it and charges him with rape, is not a victim of "legitimate rape". If you are going to argue that no false rape claims ever occur because women never lie about rape, then you are just a slave to political correctness. period.

Maybe it's the "women are less likely to get pregnant via legitimate rape" thing, eh? Yet, I've seen sprinkled throughout all of these threads offerings of evidence to suggest that there may be truth to that claim.

In either case, explain to me which part of Akin's statement was "nonsensical".
95 posted on 08/20/2012 4:27:57 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Humidston

It doesn’t matter if his statement is true. It doesn’t matter that he was contrite in his apology. Everyone that follows politics aknowledges that he is almost certain to lose the Senate race, and his loss probably would single-handedly prevent the Senate from going GOP. His pride stands squarely in the way of repealing 0-care. The stakes could not be higher.
I think the fact that this guy will apparently not swallow his pride is even more reason to question this man’s judgement, honor, and decency. In effect, he is like 0bama, it’s all about him. Disgusting.


96 posted on 08/20/2012 5:03:05 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Blackyce

Rape rape?

British MP Says Sex With Sleeping Women Isn’t Rape But ‘Bad Manners’ (Socialist George Galloway)
businessinsider.com ^ | Adam Taylor | August 20, 2012
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2920871/posts?page=1

No one in America or the media will demand he step down.


97 posted on 08/20/2012 5:18:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: fr_freak
Do you really want your candidate to be having conversations like this:


98 posted on 08/20/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Steamburg
Todd Akin is a strong supporter of the right to bear arms; he voted for the Ryan Budget; he has a 96% approval rating by the American Conservative Union; he is pro life and voted against state tax money funding abortions and he voted against the l993 tax increase and education spending increase. LOOK at Claire and her plane? her tax controversy? her vote for Obamacare. Akin made a gaffe and corrected it..he was selected by the voters of MO to run for Senate. To hell with Scott Brown and the other rinos. Google Akins RECORD VS MCCASKILLS...the man is a good conservative and I am ashamed at the gop for jumping ship. Reminds me of how Bush treated Scooter Libby..he abandoned him.
99 posted on 08/20/2012 5:36:36 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Blackyce

After reading different threads on this I must admit to being confused, not that it takes much to confuse me anyway, but it seems with every passing hour there’s another conflicting report out.


100 posted on 08/20/2012 5:44:56 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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