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Todd Akin: When Dumb Talk Is Inevitable
Real Clear Politics ^ | August 21, 2012 | Debra Saunders

Posted on 08/21/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

There are two sides within the anti-abortion movement. On one side, stand men and women who care deeply about human life and fear that abortion devalues society by creating a caste of disposable people. On the other side, lurk crabbed adults who think women should be punished for having extramarital sex and that pregnancy is fit punishment that (luck of the draw) spares men and falls instead on women and girls.

I think we all know which corner hosts Rep. Todd Akin.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; toddakin
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham>> who made fun of Palin as being too much of a negative and also that she was too young to run the country. if you believe in a cause, pro life-how in the world can one person change one’s convictions. They are so worried that Romney may not win, I guess.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Bellyaching and running around shouting the sky is falling, is just so much easier and more fun than actually doing something. :)


22 posted on 08/21/2012 5:17:05 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: 4Liberty
Akin through his comments displayed stunning political naivete.

The statements themselves are easily defensible and are in no way similar to those examples you cite.

23 posted on 08/21/2012 5:18:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: beandog

A caucus of conservative Missouri state legislators gave Akin their unwavering backing today and told that squishy group of old Senators asking him to resign to grow some spines and grow up and stand up to the Democrats.


24 posted on 08/21/2012 5:31:00 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: skeeter
Akin should wear a neck brace and point out that no one has died.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 5:31:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Callahan

Akin is a Huckabee, pro-life evangelical and he and his hardcore supporters see everything through a narrow pro-life lens. To them, and despite what Akin himself now claims, he really said nothing wrong. I guarantee you that many of these people, as witnessed by some right here on FR, still believe a woman’s body magically seals itself against most pregnancy from rape. These are single issue voters who no doubt have convinced themselves that all these calls for Akin to step aside are some diabolical, satanic plot. No doubt they believe they can pray their way out of it.


26 posted on 08/21/2012 5:31:54 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: tbg681

The article is garbage. We’re doomed because of “conservatives” like you and the NRO crowd.

Don’t worry, though, Mittens is likely to win, even though he and Ryan are as dangerous as Obamalini.

What a crowd of lemmings.


27 posted on 08/21/2012 5:34:42 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Longbow1969
Akin is a Huckabee, pro-life evangelical and he and his hardcore supporters see everything through a narrow pro-life lens.

How dare they presume that killing babies is somehow immoral! I'm sure that if somebody were to kill your children, just jam scissors in their heads, for the sake of getting mitt elected, you'd be fine with it, as would all politically correct, nuanced people would. You are a patriot!

28 posted on 08/21/2012 5:39:53 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Longbow1969
. . . still believe a woman’s body magically seals itself against most pregnancy from rape.

The real "magic" here is fear of liberal opinion more than the fear of God, from Whom the right to life derives.

29 posted on 08/21/2012 5:41:06 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: achilles2000

“There are two sides within the anti-abortion movement. On one side, stand men and women who care deeply about human life and fear that abortion devalues society by creating a caste of disposable people. On the other side, lurk crabbed adults who think women should be punished for having extramarital sex and that pregnancy is fit punishment that (luck of the draw) spares men and falls instead on women and girls.

I think we all know which corner hosts Rep. Todd Akin.”

Sure Deb; you sound like you really know pro-lifers.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 5:41:39 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Longbow1969
You'd better get the word to the thousands of fertility experts across the country who are counseling patients to burn scented candles & put on a little soft music to help things along that they're thinking like pro-life evangelical zealots.
31 posted on 08/21/2012 5:42:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

No — Akins is also implying women who miscarry “probably stopped that thing” subconsciously due to a desire to not have the child.

idiot. Sorry to say he’s GOT to go.

4L


32 posted on 08/21/2012 5:46:49 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: 4Liberty

Akins = Akin


33 posted on 08/21/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Sirius Lee
How dare they presume that killing babies is somehow immoral!

Oh stop it. I agree with them and am absolutely pro-life. We are talking about politics here. The point is, Akin and his deadenders are only looking at this through a narrow POLITICAL perspective. Single issue voters are like that. They can't see the big picture because they are so obsessed with their one issue.

34 posted on 08/21/2012 5:49:05 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: skeeter

I’ve thought the same thing skeeter. Is it really that far fetched to hypothesize that a body in a severe state of stress may not conceive due to the chemical reactions in the body at the time?


35 posted on 08/21/2012 5:52:21 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Longbow1969

The single issue voters who are the problem are the ones who vote against the guy for the single issue that he said something stupid.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 5:53:45 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Debra here is a pervert ~ she needs to seek some help to clear away her dark vision of her fellow human beings.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 5:55:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Clintonfatigued

Has Juanita Broaddrick weighed in on this?


38 posted on 08/21/2012 5:58:15 PM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; randita; Sun; DarthVader; LS; NFHale

“Todd Akin has become a weapon against the pro-life movement and the entire Republican Party.”

A big AMEN to that, brother!!!

Todd Akin is garbage that will get his, whether it’s in this life or the next.

This is a true test for the Rience-Romney-Ryan GOP to do what must be done and get the piece of sh*t to drop out NOW.


39 posted on 08/21/2012 5:58:30 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I’m aware that there are other seats. That’s why I said especially if e short of one seat.


40 posted on 08/21/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by paudio (John Roberts and Todd Akin: Two persons who'll be remembered as the saviors of ObamaCare)
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