Skip to comments.Todd Akin reaffirms decision to stay in the Senate race
Posted on 08/21/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
Rep. Todd Akin, the embattled Senate candidate who used the phrase legitimate rape in talking about abortion and pregnancy, said Tuesday afternoon that he would stick to his decision to remain in the race.
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Get out now you egotistical buffoon. You will lose bigtime and drag many more down with you scumbag. Run your ignorant piehole all you want but there is no way to squirm out of your stupidity and future loss.
He has a masters in divinity studies. Beyond that i don’t see much education in his background. That probably explains why Huck loves him so much.
“Also, please try and explain the second part of his comment.”
the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
Can’t explain that. I’m not a doctor but know how the female body works. :-)
No worries, people like UncleSlayton will take pride in voting for an “ideologically pure candidate”, all while essentially sending an avowed abortionist back to the Senate as a result, but hey, they’ll sleep better at night for it.
Wishful thinking. That same kind of thinking is the ONLY reason Dingy Harry is still Senate Leader. Todd Akin meet Sharron Angle.
Not only that but I think the Missouri Secretary of State has a say in the matter and could muddy the waters. Not that Robin Carnahan would ever use her office to do something like that. </sarcasm>
Get off your high horse.
He won the primary and is still (post comments) ahead of McCaskill. If he's ahead now, with all the media firestorm, he'll be way ahead in November once things have simmered down. Don't buy the RINO garbage.
“That is what is on his Facebook page today, by the way.”
I didn’t know that but just as soon as I read his statement I knew exactly what he was trying to say.
I'm more worried about posters like you not seeing, or realizing, that this was a contrived incident.
“which increases the risk of miscarriage. “
You do understand that pregnancy generally comes before a miscarriage......or how do things work in your world?
“Have Steelman do a Murkowski.”
It won’t work. It worked for Murkowski & Lieberman because they had both been Senators FOR YEARS.
And I don’t think either ran in a pres. year (Maybe lieberman did). In a pres. year running a 3rd party candidate really risks getting McCaskill re-elected.
Better to let this schmuck stay on the ticket and HOPE Romney’s got enough coattails to carry him across.
It’s either that or the party goes to court tomorrow to try and dislodge him against his will. But I’m not sure they would even have standing to do that.
He’s really a prideful, despicable pig. And if Huckabee is still supporting him, so is he.
Also, if you looked a little deeper, you’d find that studies show that about 10-15% of pregnancies due to rape result in a miscarriage.
No, he is falling for democrat money and democrat trolls.
Senate seats were historically appointments by state legislatures and/or governors.
Akin’s will be the zombie candidacy of 2012.
Ahead where? In a PPP poll that oversampled Republicans by eight points in order to keep him in the race?
Set aside Akin's appeal to the pro-life voter (and I'm one of them, in Ohio); his complete and utter stupidity in letting the words he spoke pass through his lips is enough to disqualify him for office. He should use his Master's in Divinity to preach, and get the h*ll out of the race.
I think Mary’s right and YOU’RE wrong.
When a person is under attack your entire hormonal balance is completely changed, starting with the adrenal glands that regulate fight or flight. It is not far fetched that the odds of getting pregnant diminish when you’re under duress. Akin said it was RARE, which I agree with.
Now, I’ve seen you fervently, frothingly, posting on all these threads about Akin needing to go. He probably does at this point since there is no funding left but I believe everything needs to take a deep breath and evaluate what he actually said. He said it very poorly but he’s not necessarily wrong.
Like Biden? Like obama and his “57 states”. Talk about stupid.What you mean is ‘politically correct” right? And its ok to not be politically correct in saying that ‘Barack is articulate and CLEAN” That’s freedom of speech but we as republicrats can’t say a physiological provable fact? You’re kidding me right?
He may have won the primary fair and square, but he will lose because of his stupidity.
Control of the senate is the most important issue, not sticking to some antiquated notions of some of the short-sighted purists around here.
BTW, I’m no RINO, but I am a REALIST and above all a PRAGMATIST. I agree with Lombardi that winning isn’t every thing, its the only thing.
The storm isn't going to blow over...it hasn't even begun. You can bet the McCaskill campaign has a trunk full of Akinisms that they will use all the way until election day...saving the best for last.
This guy is a momentum black hole.
The $2 million Claire McCaskill spent on pushing this dimwit across the finish line in the primaries was the most effective $2 million any candidate has ever spent.
Expect this to become a more frequent Dem strategy, picking out the dumbest Republican candidate, the one least able to stand up to scrutiny and most likely to make of fool of themselves and supporting them financially through the primaries.
This just shows the one issue voters would rather have a martyr to the cause than an electable candidate who would be a million times better for the unborn than McCaskill.
There is a real simple solution to all this. Akin steps aside and is replaced with a woman candidate. This issue would go away in a week. If he selfishly stays in this goes national and every GOP candidate will be carpet bombed with Akin’s comments until November.
There were 3 candidates in the Senate primary, and all 3 were beating McCaskill handily in head-to-head competitions, yes? This guy should step aside and let someone with a filter between their brain and mouth step in.
“The winning act is to go on the attack quickly and thats what I think hell do.”
Really? Because as of today he’s on TV saying: I know rape is very bad.
His stupid remark is not the only thing HE can talk about.
He’s toast, he’s too stupid to get his own foot out of his mouth, he won’t be able to get away from this remark, not for the rest of his political life. Which, if it survives the next few hours, might last until November. But I’ll be pretty surprised if it makes it past that.
There really is no way to force him out. He did win an election. If Claire ran ads for him, if it was snowy that day, if he tricked everyone, if his opponent got caught with a live boy or a dead woman. All that matters is the numbers. There really is no system for a party to force someone out that won that im aware of.
BUT, they can repudiate this dimwit and utterly disavow him and promise to marginalize him in every way they can. NO committes, his legislation gets nowhere, no cash, no assistance,,etc.
He is clearly too uneducated for the job, and is our version of Shiela Jackson Lee. She is a blathering idiot, but has the right skin color and mentality for her district. Akin is a divinity student who is great on abortion, but is otherwise a dim bulb. He is surfing that prolife position.
It would be better to have a prolifer with intelligence and accomplishments.
Its what stupid people do, stupidity is a habit, not a one-time isolated event and Akin is about as dumb as they come.
I don't always buy that silly meme. You certianly do let the media and Dems do your thinking. You want to change the thinking among the electorate? You don't fold over a dumb remark after the candidate has apologized, and let the enemy Dems set the agenda. If Akins left the Senate race the Dims would are still going to use his remark against the Rs. And Missouri is not ODonnell's Delaware. The Missouri Senate election depends how Akin from here on out runs his campaign.
Here's a real bad habit. Repubs don't really know how to win but they certianly know how to lose. You guys are fragile porcelain always getting and looking to be broken.
“not the only” should be “NOW the only”
One little word.....
This. McCaskill has yet to start campaigning against this clown and he’s only up by a couple points.
Soon enough she’s going to unload both barrels into him hard and fast, and by the time the smoke clears, Akin won’t know what him, he’ll be down by double-digits and the same fools backing him now will still be saying “he’ll do it, he’ll turn it around, he’s a good Pro-life conservative after all, just like Sharron Angle and Ken Buck.”
Come on, now, don't take snippets of what I said.
A pregnant woman under stress, and having a baby from an act of rape has to be (I'm not a woman so that's opinion) stressful on a woman, produces higher levels of cortisol which increases the risk of miscarriage.
You do understand that pregnancy generally comes before a miscarriage...
Why, yes, I do.
See that first part? A pregnant woman under stress...
Pregnancy before miscarriage.
...or how do things work in your world?
Nice try. Try again.
There might be another way, but the Dems and Obama are so much better at it. Akin has been in politics a long time. The party should know where the bodies are buried. He could be approached and told he has until 5pm to withdraw or be hauled off in handcuffs (assuming there is anything to use).
If Akin stays in the race and the GOP denies him the usual funding and resources then it will be THEIR fault if the seat is lost. I’d like to know just what cause they’re fighting for that makes it worth losing the Senate over.
Don’t forget to itemize the DUmmy trolls that chime in to support a sure Republican loser.
In other words, before too long, it will be, for Missouri voters:
ABM = Anyone But McCaskill
Akin does need to learn how to express himself more gracefully, particularly when it comes to extremely sensitive issues like rape and abortion. There is nothing wrong with his opposing all abortions (including those incident to rape), but he has no business using the words "legitimate" and "rape" close together in the same sentence. He knows that now.
I find it hard to believe that there are not provisions within the state party to allow for the forcible replacement of candidates, regardless of whether they won a primary.
“Dims will likely overplay their hands about Akin’s remark and they will suffer a boomerang effect “
Yes, there’s been some of that already. R candidates just have to repudiate his first remarks to appear ‘moderate on women’s issues’. Which they’ve done- as he has himself.
That’s got to mess up the Dems’ ‘war on women’ strategy.
No more apologizing though, he has to go on the attack quickly.
( and wow! what a pity party is going on here...)
So Ashcroft, Malkin, Coulter, Hannity, and Rush are all RINOs?
What an ego. He thinks he is the only pro-life Republican. He thinks no one can replace him to carry the torch to save the most innocent. What good is his pro-life position if he has just thrown the race to McCasKILL? It is all about him. What an arrogant *ss.
He threw the race. He is the 1919 Black Sox of politics.
I think both you and her have a poor understanding of science in general.
Heightened adrenal response does not shut down the reproductive organs. In some cases sexual responses are identified such as a woman becoming aroused during a rape to protect against damage to the inner lining of the vagina, even orgasm is entirely possible during a forced rape.
One only has to look at history and the many armies that raped and pillaged and left behind a nation of bastard children.
The science is also clear on there not being some magic way of the woman protecting against pregnancy as Akins insisted.
“If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”
Once again, why old male politicians shouldn’t comment on the female reproductive system, it rarely goes over well.
Ever read about what happened in Berlin in the spring of ‘46? A lot of German women were having Russian babies. Guess they must not have read your study before they were raped.
So that's what your Republican party stands for? Crass, calculating gender or racial politics? My Republican party stands for letting the voters decide what candidate they want and expecting all appointed candidates to be chosen WITHOUT regard to gender or race.
This issue would go away in a week. If he selfishly stays in this goes national and every GOP candidate will be carpet bombed with Akins comments until November.
This "issue" of a few misspoken words has no substance to it and will be going away regardless. Romney selfishly keeping his tax returns private is the albatross around the GOP's neck that will destroy our chances of taking the White House for no good reason whatsoever.
If only the state GOPe didn’t hate that candidate with a passion.
This dope makes Sharon Angle (whom I strongly supported) and Christine O’Donnell (whom I really didn’t care about) look like Margaret Thatcher & Gold Meir by comparison.
Yep.. and she actually contributed to his campaign. The best investment she ever made. Her campaign must've had some great intel about Akin... they called it exactly right. Much as I despise that witch McCaskill, I have to give her props for a brilliant strategic maneuver. I wish Repubs were as on their toes.
Oh sure, he'll win all right.
He'll win... reelection for McCaskill. He'll win the Senate Majority for Harry Reid. He might even perform a hat trick and win the White House for Obama.
“Soon all his senior staff will be gone...”
Really, they should have quit en mass before now.
Not to mention Allen West, the Tea Party as a whole, Ron Johnson, Sarah Palin.....this guy has united conservatives of every variant in telling him to just go away.