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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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To: OKSooner; Kevmo; Jim Robinson; SoConPubbie

“God damn him to hell for his arrogance.”

IF anyone should be concerned about being “damned to hell”, it should be you. Your response is indicative of a unbeliever.

I am a native Oklahoman, now a Missouri resident. It is ONLY for the people of Missouri and Mr. Akin to decide his fate - NOT persons outside of Missouri that don’t vote here. I sent him a donation this morning to encourage him to stay in, because he is genuienly pro-life...not just a lip service only pro-lifer.

And now that he has shown the COURAGE to stay, I will send him more money. I am certain that REAL Conservatives throughout Missouri will do the same. BTW - The only REAL conservatives are those that are moral/socal conservatives first. The rest of you are just posers.

I am confident he will win the Missouri Senate race. Also, I think a great many in Missouri are like me in deeply resenting Scott Brown of Mass. having the audacity to tell a Missouri conservative to step down. IT CERTAINLY GOT ME TO SUPPORT AKIN!

I originally supported Steelman in the primary because of Palin’s endorsement. However, with the viciousness of the attacks on Akin...I’m glad he won, and I WILL support him. I’m pretty much now sick of Palin and won’t follow any endorsement by her anymore. Conservative is as conservative does. Sarah, and a horrific number on FR, have stopped being conservative.....they are CINOs.

Unlike some here on FR that promised to oppose Romney (and other phoney CINOs) to the bitter end....I am a man of my word and cannot be swayed. Supporting Akin is just another way to support real conservatism and oppose phonies like Romney which sell-outs on this forum seem so quick to do.


201 posted on 08/21/2012 12:06:28 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: spacejunkie2001

Another guy who doesn’t comprehend what the article states.

CLIFFS
Article talks about chronic, long term stress having a negative impact on reproduction
Fool runs with it, claiming it is relevant to acute stress from rape.
Other fools join in and act like...well fools.


202 posted on 08/21/2012 12:06:57 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Stingray51

People will get bored of talking about this like they got bored of talking about Rush calling Sandra Fluke a slut. And what a hypocrite Rush is if he’s saying Akin is too stupid to be in the Senate and stupider than him, when Rush made the one gaffe that’s as close to Akin’s as any Republican ever has when he had SlutGate. Rush’s gaffe was the first battle in the “war on women” that Republicans lost. No question we lost a battle with Akin’s comment by having our focus on it for a couple days already. In order to right the ship we need to realize this is a free country and this decision is up to Akin. We and the party need to unite together no matter what he decides. If he pulls out I’ll back the new candidate and if he stays in, the GOP needs to fully back Akin.


203 posted on 08/21/2012 12:08:02 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: PhxTM06
Because, NOBODY was ever discussing whether or not a pregnant woman being raped would lead to a miscarriage.

Yeah, you're right. I wasn't either. You almost caught me there.

Nice try.

204 posted on 08/21/2012 12:11:00 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: spacejunkie2001
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.

Not necessarily.

The NRC and PAC money is limited. Correctly, it will be spent where it can do the most good.

Akin's ill-advised statement and, now, ill-advised decision, has clearly placed the Missouri seat at risk.

If there is another seat that can be more readily won with the infusion of funds, that seat will get the money that would've gone to Akin.

It's not about abortion. It's about winning the Senate -- and Akin is the only person to blame for his predicament.

205 posted on 08/21/2012 12:11:11 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: EGPWS
She doesn't have to take advantage of Akin's mispeak and do the dirty work, FR posters are doing it for her.

If Akin doesn't get out, she won't need to do any dirty work - all she has to do is replay his comments.

So Akin hands the Senate back to Harry Reid because he has a temper tantrum and watches McCaskill win by double-digits, and FReepers are to blame?

206 posted on 08/21/2012 12:11:11 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: KansasGirl
He made the idiotic statement and then apologized for it--several times. Did he commit a crime or an indiscretion? Is one verbal gaffe reason to throw your nominee under the bus publicly? The RNC announced they weren't going to fund his campaign if he stayed in. They piled on along with some of Akin's congressional colleagues and George "Maccaca" Allen. The MSM and the Dems have whipped up this hysteria and gullible Reps follow along like mind-numbed robots.

Take a look at Akin's record--97.24 lifetime ACU rating--and his exemplary personal life. A good Christian, father of six with two sons in the USMC.

I hope Akin stays in and wins. He needs our support, not our disdain.

207 posted on 08/21/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by kabar
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To: philman_36

Lord you aren’t too bright, Yes, Russian and French women were also raped and impregnated. And now to you, if they were impregnated, they were mostly bartering or collaborators? Amazing.
And no, not all of them became pregant, just some of them.

Say,,, by any chance are you running for office?


208 posted on 08/21/2012 12:13:45 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: PhxTM06
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.
Once again, where did I say anything about a pregnant woman being raped?
And, as I've shown, women who get pregnant from a rape have a higher chance of miscarriage.

Good God you are just as dumb as Akin.
And you're as deceptive as a liberal.

209 posted on 08/21/2012 12:15:07 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: TonyInOhio
He's right about this one.

I doubt Charlie Tuna has a crystal ball for November 6. There still is about 75 days until the election. Akin, since he made the decision to stay in, he is going to get a lot of media play he would not have gotten before. He's going to get his message out. The race is not yet lost. He's going on Hannity in a few minutes.

210 posted on 08/21/2012 12:15:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Uncle Slayton

your post #23 . . . I’ll have whatever it is you’re drinking or smoking or do you just not comprehend the English language?


211 posted on 08/21/2012 12:16:11 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: edh
Yep. Claire McCaskill won’t owe him anything either after she slaughters him in the general fair and square. That makes me downright nauseous even typing that :/.

Why will she "slaughter" him? Does the fact that McCaskill voted for Obamacare count for anything? 71% of Missouri voters voted against it in a referendum. Does being on the ticket with Obama help or hurt McCaskill in Missouri? There will be no "slaughter" given McCaskill's voting record.

212 posted on 08/21/2012 12:16:11 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

“He made the idiotic statement and then apologized for it—several times”

You apologize for meaness, or deliberate things, not being dense. If he said the moon was made of green cheese, but apologized, does that make it all better? No, it means he’s a NICE moron.


213 posted on 08/21/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: TonyInOhio
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.

I want to win too!

Personally, I believe that he should stay in the race so that is exactly what happens. Maybe he is not being selfish, but believes in Missourians willingness to forgive him for a bone-headed comment, and still vote for a real Conservative vs. Claire The Socialist

214 posted on 08/21/2012 12:18:13 PM 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: Breto

I fully agree with you. The dems will seize upon any distraction. If we allow thie ridiculous gaffe to cost us power then we don’t deserve power. We cannot be that fragile. We must stay on the offense and not get sucked into a defensive posture because of a gaffe (that is mostly true). Abortions due to rape are an edge case we should not waste time on. If they want to talk abortion we should talk about partial birth abortion and seize the offense.


215 posted on 08/21/2012 12:18:55 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: PhxTM06
Do stop trying to be so deceptive by twisting people's words into things they didn't say.
You've been caught and you won't catch me making a hasty comment to you again as I'm forearmed now and I know to read everything you write in the future much more carefully.
216 posted on 08/21/2012 12:19:22 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: hcmama

The myopic single-issue so-cons want their chosen one to make his Via Crucis to a slaughter just to prove their “purity” and “real conservatism”.

This is why I tend to dislike zealots of any stripe.


217 posted on 08/21/2012 12:20:23 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Red Steel

“he is going to get a lot of media play he would not have gotten before. He’s going to get his message out”

Thats correct, but not in the way you think.


218 posted on 08/21/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Red Steel

“he is going to get a lot of media play he would not have gotten before. He’s going to get his message out”

Thats correct, but not in the way you think.


219 posted on 08/21/2012 12:20:41 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Red Steel
He's going to get his message out. The race is not yet lost.

Look, I'm sure we'd agree on a lot of things, but that's just wishful thinking.

Akin got about a third of the GOP vote in the primary; do you think he would have gotten anywhere close to that if he had mades his remarks a few days before the elction? Of course, not, he would have finished a distant third.

Akin threw McCaskill a lifeline - she was a Dead Woman Walking until he opened his mouth. If he gets out now and she has to run against a non-toxic GOP candidate, we still have a chance to see her lose, and I want to see her lose!

220 posted on 08/21/2012 12:21:48 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: DesertRhino
Thats correct, but not in the way you think.

It's no guarantee it is going to play the way you think either.

221 posted on 08/21/2012 12:23:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: PhxTM06

The article states that it suppresses ovulation and does NOT state that stress doesn’t affect on a short term basis, it just emphasizes chronic.

You are arrogant and pompass towards the people on this board while trying desperately to prove akin wrong. He did not speak well but he’s not wrong, you are.


222 posted on 08/21/2012 12:25:02 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Emperor Palpatine
And who says Akin can't win. He is undefeated in state and federal races and just won the primary. He makes a statement on Sunday and apologizes several times for his verbal gaffe. By Monday the GOP is calling for him to withdraw. This hurts his chances to win more than what he said and apologized for.

And there is no guarantee that another candidate will win. Many of Akin's supporters (217,000 in the primary) may not want to vote for an Establishment appointed candidate. Loyalty begets loyalty. If you nullify their votes, people may not respond favorably.

223 posted on 08/21/2012 12:25:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: marygonzo
Exactly!

He has made his decision, the GOP should support him and move on.

224 posted on 08/21/2012 12:25:41 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: DesertRhino
And now to you, if they were impregnated, they were mostly bartering or collaborators? Amazing.
Not quite what I said. Some of those babies born may very well have been from women willing to trade food or necessities for sex.

A lot of German women were having Russian babies. Guess they must not have read your study before they were raped.
You made the association that all of the births from that time period were from rape.
I simply offered a suggestion that perhaps not all of the children born were the product of rape.

Say,,, by any chance are you running for office?
Nah, I'm just trying to wade my way through deceptive liberal double speak and word twisting antics.

225 posted on 08/21/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: EGPWS

I don’t live in Missouri, but since its a US Senate election that has ramifications nationally I’m not going to cease giving my opinion of why this egotistical narcissistic sonofabitch should take a hike, or be removed from the ballot and replaced.

By any means necessary.


226 posted on 08/21/2012 12:28:57 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: philman_36

ie.....work on your reading comprehension bub, and stop trying to debate subjects that you have no knowledge of. I can respect someone who simply says “I don’t know”, its hard to respect someone who doesn’t know but acts like they do.


227 posted on 08/21/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06
The fact is that other threads have medical evidence that suggests just that, that the stress of violence helps prevent conception.

Now, he should have said 'violent' rape, but used the wrong word.

The hysteria by the GOP is amazing.

228 posted on 08/21/2012 12:30:22 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: TonyInOhio
Look, I'm sure we'd agree on a lot of things, but that's just wishful thinking.

Look, it is certianly not as self defeating as the guys in the circular firing squad.

Akin threw McCaskill a lifeline - she was a Dead Woman Walking until he opened his mouth. If he gets out now and she has to run against a non-toxic GOP candidate, we still have a chance to see her lose, and I want to see her lose!

And if he stays in as it looks like, the toxic firing squad is doing McCaskill's bidding. It's still up to Akin as he won the Primary to get out or not. Spitting on Akin after he decided to stay in is not working to get what you want by seeing McCaskill lose.

229 posted on 08/21/2012 12:31:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: edh

If Missouri votes against him because of one poorly worded statement, they deserve the chains of Obamacare.


230 posted on 08/21/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: kabar

“Why will she “slaughter” him? “

I live in a state not unlike Missouri ... Pennsylvania. Our states are eerily similar in terms of voting records. During most non-Presidential elections, we tend to vote a bit more Conservative. During Presidential years, we tilt liberal (2008 was an exception like most of the nation). Missouri has St. Louis and Kansas City fraud to deal with ... we have Filthadelphia and the Cesspool of Pittsburgh.

I saw Rick Santorum get SLAUGHTERED in 2006 for making similar gaffes that the press blew out of proportion. Only minor difference is that Santorum ran against the (downright worthless) son of a popular former Governor. In the case of Akin, he’s running against an incumbent loaded with cash. Kind of similar if you ask me.

If I am wrong, I will shout it from the rooftops with pride that I was overreacting and acting like a moron. I’ve been wrong plenty of times in my life and I pray I am wrong this time.

Sadly, I am very confident that I am right ... Akin is going to get destroyed by McCaskill ... and seeing that this is a Presidential election with an unaccomplished, liberal incumbent at the helm worshiped by an adoring press, I can assure you that the said press will work in overdrive, much like they did in 2006 and 2008, to insure Akin’s downright STUPID comments will be front and center of the mushy moderate’s minds this November. This is the issue the left’s been waiting to use.


231 posted on 08/21/2012 12:32:56 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Sola Veritas

Wrong, FRiends

He’s running for a US SENATE SEAT.

This election has significant national impact and ramifications, so we ALL have a say in it.

Fine, if you Missourians wanna support this ignoramus and cost us the chance to take the senate then YOU’RE showing just how deluded and naive you are about how the REAL WORLD operates. And I’d be willing to wager you’ll earn plenty of enmity here if that happens.


232 posted on 08/21/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: DesertRhino
No, it means he’s a NICE moron.

Do you really believe he is a moron? Do you know what was actually contained in his apology?

"What I said was ill-conceived, and it was wrong," Akin said on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's radio show Monday. "I really just want to apologize to those that I've hurt."

Akin's apology came as President Obama suggested the Republican's remarks illustrated the broad differences between Democrats and Republicans on issues like health care and reproductive rights.

"Rape is rape," Mr. Obama told reporters at the daily White House briefing Monday. "And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people and certainly doesn't make sense to me."

Mr. Obama added that Akin's remarks underscore "why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women."

The president acknowledged that his GOP rival Mitt Romney and other Republicans have distanced themselves from Akin's statements. However, he said, "The underlying notion that we should be making decisions on behalf of women for their health care decisions, or qualifying 'forcible rape' versus 'non-forcible rape' -- those are broader issues....between me and the other party."

The controversy started after Akin, a six-term Missouri conservative now running against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, was asked in a local interview on Sunday whether he would support abortions for women who have been raped.

"It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," Akin said in the interview. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," Akin said of a rape victim's chances of becoming pregnant.

Romney called the remarks "inexcusable," while some Republican senators like Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called for him to drop out of the Senate race.

Some liberals tried to tie other Republicans to Akin's comments, noting that Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, co-sponsored an abortion-related bill with Akin that would have limited federal funding for abortions to victims of forcible rape," rather than just rape. The FBI's definition of rape is known as "forcible rape," and it is used to distinguish between statutory rape and other kinds of rape.

Huckabee asked Akin whether he was talking about "forcible rape" when he used the term "legitimate rape."

"I was talking about forcible rape, and it was absolutely the wrong word," Akin said.

Akin said he understands that women can become pregnant from rape. "I didn't mean to imply that wasn't the case," he said. "That does happen."

While Akin acknowledged he made a "very, very serious error," he added that he's not dropping out of the Senate race.

"I don't know that I'm the only person in public office who suffered from foot-in-mouth disease," he said. "I feel just as strongly as ever that my background and ability will be a big asset in replacing Claire McCaskill... Just because someone makes a mistake doesn't make them useless."

233 posted on 08/21/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Emperor Palpatine
I don’t live in Missouri, but since its a US Senate election that has ramifications nationally I’m not going to cease giving my opinion of why this egotistical narcissistic sonofabitch should take a hike, or be removed from the ballot and replaced.

By any means necessary.

And right now, Akin has the best chance of making sure that she doesn't get reelected.

234 posted on 08/21/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Longbow1969
Do you have any stats on that?

Other posters have showed that the stress of violence does prevent many pregnancies.

Now, the problem with his statement isn't over the accuracy of it, but the use of 'legitimate' with the word 'rape'.

235 posted on 08/21/2012 12:34:52 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“He has made his decision, the GOP should support him and move on.”

The Conservative Republicans in Missouri voted for him in their Primary and Republicans should not only support Todd Akin, but should have his speak at the GOP Convention on the Brutality of the MSM and their Attack Machine.


236 posted on 08/21/2012 12:35:10 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: spacejunkie2001

Once again, stop trying to push material that you yourself can’t understand, you obviously don’t comprehend what the article states otherwise you would understand that it is irrelevant to this conversation.


237 posted on 08/21/2012 12:35:28 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06
They haven't won anything yet.

The GOP needs to shut up and support the candidate who won the primary.

238 posted on 08/21/2012 12:36:34 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
If Missouri votes against him because of one poorly worded statement, they deserve the chains of Obamacare.

The problem is that the rest of the country gets it too.

239 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sola Veritas

PS = pinging the site owner just because your guy and his satraps got a taste of the First Amendment is like being the annoying little girl in the first grade who is always tattling to the teacher.

Whattamatta? Can’t fight your own battles?


240 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:21 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Sola Veritas

I haven’t said a thing yet concerning these remarks from Todd Akin several days ago, but I honestly think that the GOP has gone over the top in crucifying him so rapidly!!

Stay in Todd. Those who can forgive a foolish remark ( yes it was unneccesary and dumb) will get behind you and find the great good that you represent. You will defeat Clare McCaskill with prayer and support.

For sure I cannot cast the first stone. Go ahead those of you who are without sin, cast the stone. Not I........


241 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:32 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: PhxTM06

It strikes me funny that you want others to say ‘I don’t know’, but you won’t say it and frankly you DON’T know.

It is part of God’s grand design that our bodies are apt to change as soon as we enter a stressful situation. No guarantee that one won’t get pregnant but the odds are she won’t. You are so hell bent on shoving your OPINION down people’s throats that you refuse to consider basic common sense.


242 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:32 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: PhxTM06
ie.....work on your reading comprehension bub...
Well since I caught you out in your deception I've already proven that there is no problem with my reading comprehension skills. My problem is responding too quickly to a reply.

I can respect someone who simply says “I don’t know”, its hard to respect someone who doesn’t know but acts like they do.
Well then if you know what you're talking about you shouldn't have any problems disproving the science of stress and a woman's increased cortisol production in a woman who is already impregnated from a rape.

243 posted on 08/21/2012 12:37:47 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: wyowolf

he is standing up for 1000 innocent babies every day that are murdered. While Romney stands on the side of murder.


244 posted on 08/21/2012 12:38:03 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: KansasGirl
Posters have posted data that says he was right, but that isn't the problem, the problem was his use of the word of 'legitimate' with rape.

So, arguing about the accuracy of the comment isn't relevant, he isn't being hammered for it, but for using the wrong word.

245 posted on 08/21/2012 12:38:52 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SaraJohnson

Stick by the guy who mispoke.

I agree. He mispoke trying to speak up about abortion, Romney speaks up in support of abortion!


246 posted on 08/21/2012 12:40:36 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: okie01
"It's not about abortion. It's about winning the Senate"


Exactamundo! Except the myopic single-issue voters will never see that. Losers.
247 posted on 08/21/2012 12:40:36 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Akin said that his supporters and “good friends, closer than brothers,” had asked him to stick it out.

The controversy has become a distraction to Republican leaders as they prepare for their Tampa convention next week and finalize the party’s platform, which will include language supporting a ban on abortion except when the mother’s life is in danger.
Evidently Akin has friends, family, and supporters who realize the importance of ALL life, born, unborn, and those conceived by rape. I applaud Todd Akin greatly. Those that have turned on him should ask themselves why. The words "legitimate" and "rape" were used forty years and 50,000,000+ baby deaths ago. The devil should not be allowed to trick us again. You go, Todd!

[P.S. Any way we can get Santorum on the ticket .. with Ryan?] :)
248 posted on 08/21/2012 12:41:00 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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Don’t think it’s going too far at all. I now hate him more than anybody of the GOP side, even Specter. This man is a royal piece of crap.


249 posted on 08/21/2012 12:41:11 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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I’ll post anything I want. Bug off.


250 posted on 08/21/2012 12:41:11 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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