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Todd Akin reaffirms decision to stay in the Senate race
Wapost ^ | 8/21/12 | Nia-Malika Henderson

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; mo2012; senatorakin; traitorakin
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To: spacejunkie2001

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 it’s 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.

141 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:16 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: philman_36

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.

142 posted on 08/21/2012 11:34:44 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: lodi90
There is a real simple solution to all this. Akin steps aside and is replaced with a woman candidate.

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 Akin’s 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.

143 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: DaveInDallas

If only the state GOPe didn’t hate that candidate with a passion.

144 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: PhxTM06

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.

145 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:26 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: surrey
I’m listening to Rush and he says that this is the guy McCaskill wanted to run against

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.

146 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: spacejunkie2001
I think Mary’s right and YOU’RE wrong.

Believing doesn't make it so.

147 posted on 08/21/2012 11:35:56 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: mrsmith
Good. He’ll win.

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.

148 posted on 08/21/2012 11:36:21 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 76 days away.)
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To: lodi90

“Soon all his senior staff will be gone...”

Really, they should have quit en mass before now.

149 posted on 08/21/2012 11:36:30 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: gore_sux

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.

150 posted on 08/21/2012 11:36:39 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06
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.
I've seen the link already and read what it says.
Would you please post the actual text that supports your assertion.
151 posted on 08/21/2012 11:37:12 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Red Steel

I agree with you. Some on our side let the MSM set the narrative and they just go along for the ride....

152 posted on 08/21/2012 11:37:53 AM PDT by hotsteppa
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To: JediJones
I’d like to know just what cause they’re fighting for that makes it worth losing the Senate over.

Akin is the one who blew it. That question should be posed to him.

153 posted on 08/21/2012 11:38:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Stop the bleeding, Todd Akin. Do the right thing and step aside!!)
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To: PhxTM06
No,because I see this guy for the idiot he is, and that he will continue to be an idiot and make inappropriate comments

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 he’s 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 can’t 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?

154 posted on 08/21/2012 11:40:09 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: philman_36

I 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.

155 posted on 08/21/2012 11:40:41 AM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: listenhillary

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.

156 posted on 08/21/2012 11:41:03 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: Ohioan
"One blunder does not justify a candidate who has won a primary contest, simply abandoning those who worked & supported him in the Primary, because his road has become more difficult."

157 posted on 08/21/2012 11:42:40 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: marygonzo
Why so many republicans run from a fight makes me wonder if we can win. HE WILL BEAT CLAIR MCASKILL!!! He apologized for the word “ legitimate” MOVE ON!!!


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.

158 posted on 08/21/2012 11:42:54 AM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: DesertRhino

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.

159 posted on 08/21/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by Acento Importante
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To: philman_36

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.

160 posted on 08/21/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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