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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I agree with you. Some on our side let the MSM set the narrative and they just go along for the ride....
Akin is the one who blew it. That question should be posed to him.
Have you ever made a dumb remark? SO he's an idiot over a dumb remark. I'll bet you have made a dumb remark so that must make you an idiot.
that the media throws back at the GOP as whole, that hes going to cost the GOP what was widely considered the most winnable Democrat seat in the Senate at minimum.
I addressed this right above this post to you. And nooo... it doesn't have to be the rats in the media who set the agenda. What is really going on is a bunch of spineless Rs who let the media and Dims walk all over them without putting up a vigorous defense.
If you still cant see that, well then, I feel sorry for you.
You get played; you should feel sorry for yourself not me.
So what you gonna do now after Akin's made his decision to stay? Are you going to oppose Akin and support Mccaskill, or are you going to rejoin the circular firing squad helping the Dims win Missouri?
I see.......so what you’re basically arguing is that an ALREADY pregnant woman being raped could be more likely to result in a miscarriage?
That’s....really interesting...and totally irrelevant to what the adults are discussing, please try and work on your reading comprehension.
I know, but it would be sweet to force them to realize that the one person in the race who could eliminate this issue entirely was the one candidate they detested.
Come November in Missouri, if Mr. Akin stays in the race, it will still be between a:
A True Conservative (who stuck his foot in his mouth)
I know who I'd vote for. All of you defeatists make me sick. Where is your fight? Biden says something stupid every single day of the week and yet he's not been asked to step aside. What about Pelosi, Reid and Seal Team Leader Obama's daily gaffes?
He has apologized, and that is good enough for me. He is 10000000% better than Obama's Buddy, Claire.
A M.Div. is a substantial degree...about a 70+ hour graduate degree. It’s hard to say there isn’t much education in his background. Blame Akin’s nonsense on something else.
Face it. He’s another of those dim-bulb coworkers, uncles, neighbors that we all meet who have weird backwards ideas about sex, race, water witching, choosing the sex of a baby, and i bet he can tell you about this guy who bought a new Corvette,,,,right before he left for Vietnam.
It’s sad to hear someone who wants to be a US senator, saying such stupid things and repeating urban legends.
That’s a good point and I agree with you. Since he’s decided to stay in they better go all out to get him elected.
Besides the obvious ramifications for regaining the Senate, repealing Obamacare, etc, social conservatives should be asking themselves if this half-wit is who they want as the face of their movement. He epitomizes every caricature and stereotype the left has used to discredit evangelical Christians. Look for his candidacy, and what is sure to be a steady supply of gaffes and malapropisms, to feed that meme.
Kamikaze Akin's suicidal urge to stay in this race with no financial or institutional support just reinforces the image of fanaticism that the left pins on pro-lifers.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it is that education and actual intelligence are not co-dependent on each other. I’ve met some absolutely brilliant people who had no more than a high-school diploma. On the other hand some of the biggest, most helpless fools I’ve known were extremely well educated. As a point of reference, go visit any college campus today and you’ll find multiple tenured professor’s that thrive in their shielded environments but would flail about helplessly in the real world.
And that would probably not be granted. Missouri election law is pretty clear: "Whenever a candidate for nomination or election to an office is disqualified after 5:00 p.m. on the sixth Tuesday prior to a primary election, general election or special election to fill a vacancy, his name shall be printed on the primary, general or special election ballot, as the case may be. The election and canvass shall proceed, and, if a sufficient number of votes are cast for the disqualified candidate to entitle him to nomination or election had the candidate not become disqualified, a vacancy shall exist on the general election ballot or in the office to be filled in the manner provided by law."
September 25th is the 6th Tuesday before election day. If a candidate withdraws from the race it's handled the same as if he was found to be unqualified to hold the office. By law if Akin doesn't leave before 5 PM on the 25th then his name remains on the ballot. And if he gets the majority of the votes then the seat is vacant and our Democratic governor will appoint a replacement.
Howard Dean, that is an excellent example of a guy who made one false move and got ruined by it.
I heard a reporter who was there say that in person it was really nothing. It wasn’t even a mistake, or a bad remark, or anything. He just got a little over-enthusiastic.
Yeah, we all think the media is against our side, but the fact is the media are a bunch of hyenas that will destroy anyone on a whim.
Of course I did not support the big leftie Howard Dean, but that mockery of him WAS unfair.
Thanks for reminding everyone that LIFE isn’t fair. If only Akin could get him mind around that fact.
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.
We should give Rinos that power right away! :)
Half of the class of ‘64 at Berlin high disagrees with you about rape not causing pregnancy.
If we have a good election nationally and Barry is sent packing, I am not so gloomy, with or without Akin remaining in the race. Every single election there are one or more Republican candidates whose candidacies go horribly awry. It does not have to upset the whole applecart unless everyone on our side goes all wobbly. Also, there are more Senate seats where, in a bad year for Democrats, the Republican candidates can do better than currently expected (Mass., Maine, Conn.....). The other point is that although controlling the Senate is great, we never had any chance of having 60 Republicans, let alone 60 conservatives. So the whole notion of a conservative Senate juggernaut was a bit of fantasy. This Akin (who outside of Mo. had even heard of this guy a few days ago?) does not have to become the focus nationally unless we collectively roll over and allow the MSM to dictate the terms of battle. I think we need to toughen up!
A lot of German women were having Russian babies.
Some Russian women were having German babies before that. Did you miss reading about them?
And how many is "a lot" and how many births were from rapes versus giving birth due to collaboration or for "sex for food" or other necessities? You know, like with what happened with women in France and many of the other occupied countries?
Guess they must not have read your study before they were raped.
So all of the women who were raped, by both sides and of whom there were plenty, became pregnant? Or just some of them?
That’s the way it should have stayed, too.
Only, in this case, the "Anybody" is a legitimate conservative.
This is very selfish of him. I want him to win, but I know he will lose. The campaign will be about nothing but rape now, not about real issues.
He honestly is coming off like a fanatic, in addition to his already obvious idiotic tendencies.
<> your fraud science doesnt work anywhere.<>
Is this the fraud science that you are talking about:
“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.”
If you could do that, what would be the point of a primary election in the first place? If you could do that, there would be no Cruz about to be the senator from Texas, the Tx GOPe would have kicked him out.
“people are exggerating the impact of all this.”
People exaggerated the potential impact of Larry Craig toe tapping in an airport restroom.... and it cost the house
Never underestimate the cleverness to exaggerate of your enemy nor their effectiveness.
Do you think you’re going to find a more reliable conservative vote in Missouri.......or Conn?
Do you think Linda McMahon will be more conservative than say....Sarah Steelman or even John Brunner?
This was a golden opportunity to knock off a very weak candidate that has been totally screwed up.
Neither biology nor history seem to be your strong suit.
And Charlie Cook just changed his rating on the MO Senate race from "Tossup" to "Likely Democratic" as long as Akin stays in.
His willingness to toss away the MO Senate race and, potentially, GOP control of the Senate, with all of its implications for repeal of Obamacare and future Supreme Court picks, reveals a narcissism worthy of Obama himself.
Yes, we don't seem to want to change the double standard. the Dems can say anything stupid repeatedly and they seem to think that nothing sticks to them because of their big media lame stream mouthpieces. The Rs spinelessly acquiesce.
This fool may just cost us an easy pickup and could possibly hurt us in other races too.
Oh God....a minister.
Where I came from back in the families usually sent the idiot son ass of the family into the church.
Guess the Akin family did the same.
Muslims blow themselves up all the time in the name of their religious beliefs...why shouldn’t republicans....
It surly must be an effective tactic...right?
Thats....really interesting...and totally irrelevant to what the adults are discussing, please try and work on your reading comprehension.
Oh, I have no problems with reading comprehension.
And, yes, I'm sure you do consider it irrelevant now.
And if adults weren't discussing biological factors why were you so vociferous in your denials in your previous replies?
Where has the "discussion" moved to now?
He can't win anyway? He'll get no money from here on out? He should still drop out?
Charlie who?? Yeah that ends it all since Charlie Tuna said so.
I'm no defeatist, I just want to win! I want to see Romney in the White House and Harry Reid giving the gavel to Mitch McConnell. Akin's idiotic comments are making both much less likely, and I don't want the selfish decision of a clueless polition in Missouri to srew that up.
Do you even understand what this is telling you? I love it when people post articles beyond their own comprehension. Nobody has denied that stress can inhibit many things, however, we’re talking about long-term suppression of hormonal activity vs a short term momentary event.
If a woman is raped, the event is sudden and instant, if she’s a fertile time in her cycle, meaning she’s ALREADY OVULATING(whereas the article states that stress can prevent it, but not if its already going on), she will very likely get pregnant if the rapist ejaculates inside her.
From your article.
“In humans, CHRONIC stress can lead to a drop in sex drive as well as a drop in fertility.”
Unless a woman is getting raped on a daily basis, the point you were trying to make is meaningless, you should really read your own source material before going for a “gotcha.”
Don't think so. He is radioactive and it plays right into the War on Women fakery of the Dems. The GOP will have nothing to do with him and I suspect he might even be disinvited from the Convention.
Thanks for posting this link. This is just basic common sense, not pie in the sky science.
At least Shoeless Joe could hit.
Yeah, the R circular firing squad works too.
He makes me sick to my stomach. His ego is going to cause us to lose the House, the Senate and probably Missouri in the presidential election which means losing the White House as well. No sane person would vote for this man.
He’s not only stupid, he hates America too
"Scientists know that stress boosts levels of stress hormones - glucocorticoids such as cortisol - that inhibit the body's main sex hormone, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), and subsequently suppresses sperm count, ovulation and sexual activity."
No help there for a woman who has already ovulated.
"In humans, chronic stress can lead to a drop in sex drive as well as a drop in fertility. [...] Kirby showed that acutely stressed rats showed increased RFRP levels for several hours, but that levels returned to normal by the next day. Chronically stressed rats, however, were left with longer-term elevations of RFRP levels in the dorsomedial hypothalamus area of the brain, and suppression of activity in the reproductive axis - the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal hormone cascade"
The stress due to rape is not chronic stress.
70+ hours of coursework on the writings of Paul, the authorship of revelations, etc,, do not equate in any way to a hard education relating to the temporal world.
IE,,not many masters of divintity get hired by BP and the Hadron supercollider project. Just saying. So in a sense, he is a highly trained minister. He is certainly devoid of the trait known as “common sense”.
How does that “Republican Party Of Yours”(TM) regard the “elected primary winner” being a featherbrained imbecile?
Because, NOBODY was ever discussing whether or not a pregnant woman being raped would lead to a miscarriage.
What Akin stated, and what the “adults” have been discussing is the topic of rape leading to pregnancy in the first place, not whether or not raping an ALREADY pregnant woman will cause problems for her.
Good God you are just as dumb as Akin.
She doesn't have to take advantage of Akin's mispeak and do the dirty work, FR posters are doing it for her.
Hey, you do get it!
Then again, I posted just a tad too quickly.
I see.......so what youre basically arguing is that an ALREADY pregnant woman being raped could be more likely to result in a miscarriage?
If a woman was pregnant and got raped then yeah, I'd say she had a good chance of a miscarriage. I never mentioned anything about a woman being raped while pregnant.
Just had to correct that so you know my reading comprehension isn't off after all.
The time has passed for an independent candidate to file and get on the ballot. Write-ins have to file a declaration of intent. It looks like the 26th of October is the deadline for this.
He's right about this one. McCaskill spent heavily to help Akin win the primary, knowing he would meltdown; true to form, he delivered, just much earlier than anticipated.
I don't oppose Akin for his beliefs, just for his astonishing stupidity. Any politican dumb enough to utter what he said in public needs to find another line of work.