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MISSOURI: THE 'SHOW ME ANOTHER G.O.P. CANDIDATE' STATE
AnnCoulter.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 08/23/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Akin was not even the clear choice of conservatives. In the primary, John Brunner was endorsed by both Missouri Right to Life and the National Right to Life. Sarah Steelman was endorsed by Sarah Palin. Akin was endorsed by the Democratic Party.

The Democrats carefully nurtured Akin with millions of dollars in campaign money because he was the candidate they most wanted to run against. (Akin thinks all those Democrats voting for him in the primary merely shows that he's got tremendous crossover appeal!)

There's no rehabilitating this guy. It's a waste of money. His comments are going to cost Republicans an easy Senate seat in a moment of crisis for the nation. This one man's stubborn refusal to bow out could cost us control of the U.S. Senate, House seats in Missouri, Senate seats elsewhere and maybe even the White House itself.

Other than that, there's not all that much riding on this.

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But this selfish man has decided to play a game of chicken with the Republican Party. He thinks that by stubbornly refusing to step aside, Republicans will be forced to give him money simply because they need that Senate seat.

Republicans should call his bluff. This is no time to be counting on people to check the FEC reports to see that the GOP has cut off his money.

(Excerpt) Read more at anncoulter.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; coulter; huckabee; hucktorum; idiot; missouri; mo2012; santabee; stupidparty
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To: MNJohnnie

“The rest of us have better things to do.”

And that would be insuring McCaskill wins re-election?

I’ll ask you a straight question, will Akin defeat McCaskill in Nov?

Straight up, we have all the facts on the table and you are asking us to support Akin. Is he going to win? Let us know so we can keep track of your prediction after the election.


51 posted on 08/23/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Clintonfatigued

Akin didn’t seem fazed by the Rasmussen poll. It seemed to just steel his spine more. He might fancy himself as David against Goliath.


52 posted on 08/23/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: BlatherNaut

You have got the stupid a$$ Republicans that led the fight to oust Akin. Again, the Republicans give cannon fodder to the Dims. Who side are the Republicans on anyway. They are arse kissers because they “want to be liked” and stay popular with the Dims.


53 posted on 08/23/2012 2:17:59 PM PDT by elephant
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To: SZonian

Frankly, I find it rather disgusting to equate a politician with a warrior. When pols start giving their lives for their country I might change my mind. Until then, find a new metaphor. Like, it’s wrong to leave a high class whore without achieving orgasm.

Where is the honor of standing by someone whose views are not only small minded and ignorant, but also abhorrent to 90% of the country. Were the pubbies wrong to disavow David Dukes?

If there is wholesale vilification, it is because the man’s thinking is vile.


54 posted on 08/23/2012 2:21:38 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: elephant

“Do you know with 100% certainty that McKatKiller will beat Akin?”

Unless McCaskill is caught embezzling a few million dollars from Medicare, yes I will put my prediction down as a sure loss.

He has no money! He will receive no money. It takes millions to run a senate campaign.

He just fell 20 pts in 5 days and McCaskill hasn’t even started campaigning yet.

As some one else said, “If he has to come out with a campaign ad saying he’s against rape, then its all over”

That is the reality of the situation.


55 posted on 08/23/2012 2:22:57 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: WILLIALAL

Yep, Akin has no money and that does not help. The voters of Missouri are stupid and will vote for McKatKiller. Never mind the Republicans shot their mouths off in the press. All of this $hit makes me sick and if you dont think for one moment that McKatKiller doesnt want Akin to quit, then you are fooling yourself! By your deeds and actions you have helpe McKatKiller’s campaign.


56 posted on 08/23/2012 2:31:48 PM PDT by elephant
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To: WILLIALAL

Yep, Akin has no money and that does not help. The voters of Missouri are stupid and will vote for McKatKiller. Never mind the Republicans shot their mouths off in the press. All of this $hit makes me sick and if you dont think for one moment that McKatKiller doesnt want Akin to quit, then you are fooling yourself! By your deeds and actions you have helped McKatKiller’s campaign.


57 posted on 08/23/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by elephant
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To: elephant

“The voters of Missouri are stupid and will vote for McKatKiller.”

By your support of Akin, you assure me you really are not concerned with what we do here in Mo. She is at 48% against Akin right now, below 50%. Anyone who replaces Akin will easily defeat her.

If people would just stop giving Akin false hope, he would eventually realize his situation and withdraw.


58 posted on 08/23/2012 2:49:30 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Clintonfatigued; StarCMC

So...what are they gonna do? Keep the one that guarantees a Dem will win (since he was handpicked and financed by them), or at least replace Akin with someone who MIGHT have a chance in hell of the Rs winning?

I know Missourians aren’t stupid...but the party sure seems to be!


59 posted on 08/23/2012 2:55:05 PM PDT by LUV W (Debating the foolish brings no benefit.)
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To: Christie at the beach
'Coulter is not helping conservatism....'

HUH? ANN'S fans, like THE INESTIMABLE SARAH PALIN'S ARE LEGION...a couple of wrong headed dunderheads on our side who are too dumb to appreciate her genius notwithstanding....she's the best thing for conservatism since sliced pumpernickel.

Why?

BECAUSE SHE BRINGS IT. ...Read her 8 BEST SELLERS (make that nine including the one she's soon to release) and if you dont think they're great have someone explain them to you...

ANN COULTER: ...WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS GUTS MEETS LITERARY GENIUS...period!


60 posted on 08/23/2012 3:03:26 PM PDT by jimsin (B)
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To: klb99

‘Go home, Annie’

NO NO NO....STAY HERE ANNIE.....we cant do without one of our big guns...RUSH, SEAN, MICHELLE AND MONICA cant do it alone...

ANN:

A SMART SASSY BRAINY BEAUTIFUL CONSERVATIVE LITERARY GENIUS...it get’s no better...PSSSST...(she’s writtin 8 BEST SELLERS) you might like to improve your mind by reading a few...bwhahaha


61 posted on 08/23/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT by jimsin (B)
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To: elephant; WILLIALAL
By your deeds and actions you have helped McKatKiller’s campaign

Your right. WILLIALAL personally called all the registered voters in Missouri to make sure Akin would drop 20 points in <5 days.

Nobody drops 20 points in < 5 days unless the vast majority of voters see one of the candidates is unfit, a Webster's Dictionary definition idiot, clueless or all the above.

There is such a thing as a strategic retreat, esp. when the republicans have other, more worthy candidates not supported by the democrats.

62 posted on 08/23/2012 3:15:46 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Jacquerie

Please tell us that you do not teach political science.

I understand it, but you are talking with your heart and not your head. The media and the RATS are going to carry this to November. Because you close your eyes and make a wish that it will go away is not going to make it happen.


63 posted on 08/23/2012 3:16:48 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Show me another columnist, one who doesn’t take her talking points from chameleon liberals like Mittens.


64 posted on 08/23/2012 3:16:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: muleskinner

“There is such a thing as a strategic retreat, esp. when the republicans have other, more worthy candidates not supported by the democrats.”

We have a number of better candidates than Akin.

muleskinner, thanks for the recognition of my limited influence over voters here in Mo.
some people just need to see the light.


65 posted on 08/23/2012 3:22:40 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: elephant
The problem is that at this CRITICAL point in our nation's history, we have no margin for screw-ups like Akin.

Akin boasted about his fundraising as a message to "party bosses" who want him out of the race, but the message from the polling numbers is louder: McCaskill looks to be winning.

http://news.yahoo.com/mccaskill-polls-10-points-ahead-akin-despite-fundraising-151902739.html

If we don't get a majority in the Senate, Obamacare, with its abortion provisions, contraception funding and death panels will become the law of the land. Our families will be living under socialized medicine. And Akin doesn't seem to care. Instead, it's all about his foolish ambition.

66 posted on 08/23/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Missouri is likely lost regardless of what he does. Time to focus on the other states where there is still a chance.


67 posted on 08/23/2012 3:46:10 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Clintonfatigued

Show me another conservative author that doesn’t have an abnormally large Adam’s apple, doesn’t look like a man in drag, hasn’t been a cheerleader for Romney and hasn’t been on the board of GOProud!


68 posted on 08/23/2012 3:48:44 PM PDT by Kazan (Support for Romney is disobedience to God!)
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To: CityCenter

“Missouri is likely lost regardless of what he does. Time to focus on the other states where there is still a chance.”

You’re right.


69 posted on 08/23/2012 3:52:40 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Clintonfatigued

Anyone think McCaskill is paying this guy to stay in the race? It sure would be cheaper than running campaign ads against him.


70 posted on 08/23/2012 3:57:08 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: garybob

“If the runner up isn’t first to be picked, they deserve to lose, as they will, big time.

The thing is that the runner-up, John Brunner, has his own problems, including a tax issue. In addition, Todd Akin is known to dislike Brunner and might stay in the race if he thinks that Brunner will be chosen if Akin withdraws.


71 posted on 08/23/2012 4:56:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: TigersEye; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; Hildy; InterceptPoint

This mess continues to get bigger every day.


72 posted on 08/23/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: tumblindice

“Ann, that’s crazy, drunk & fasting talk. Put down the scotch and smokes and eat something.”

Amen! Ann Coulter is just another country club elitist GOP establishment type. She has made a fortune off of fooling folks into believing she is conservative. She writes as a “conservative” because that is the market gullible enough to read her. She is a fraud. The biggest indicator of this is her support of Romney. The very biggest fraud of the GOP establishment.

Ann really needs to shut up and go away. She is passe except to the gullible.


73 posted on 08/23/2012 5:35:16 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Clintonfatigued; garybob; NewzJunkie; Charles Henrickson; All

There is a way around this. The Tea Party org(s) in MO should field and register on the ballot an “independent” or a “Conservative” or “Tea Party” candidate, who is not subject to the “sore loser” rule - Ann Wagner would be a good choice - as soon as possible.

Akin doesn’t have to “officially” drop out of the race as a Republican candidate, which could be costly and difficult since it’s subject to court’s approval.

With Akin poll numbers dropping like a stone, he could “legitimately” unofficially “withdraw” from the race by announcing that he is not actively seeking office (and/or “endorse” a TP candidate, if it’s deemed not to be a liability.) When other respectable pro-life figures endorse the new candidate locally and in conservative media and blogosphere, the successful “replacement” of the Republican candidate with a conservative candidate. Party affiliation can be changed after election, if needed.

But this needs to be done ASAP, to prevent the GOPe from fielding their own “independent” candidate (they already had a trial balloon with Jo Ann Emerson) which would split the conservative vote with TP candidate and fubar the entire election once again.


74 posted on 08/23/2012 5:36:39 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: elephant

“Do you know with 100% certainty that McKatKiller will beat Akin? All of the bickering about Akin dropping out is playing into the hands of the Dems. Akin is a true conservative, of the likes the GOPe hates because they are now the Dims. Soon enough you will see NO differnce in party but only the name.”

Yes indeed, and the Tea Party is just fiscally conservative democrats. They are becoming as bad as the GOP establishment. Social conservatives have NEVER really been welcome in the GOP.....we SOCONs are to the GOP what Blacks are to the DEMS. We are to be seen not heard....just be sure to vote the way the GOPe tells you!

I thought the Tea Party had evolved into SOCONs, but I see now this is NOT the case. Many SOCONs are part of the Tea Party, but the Tea Party is socially conservative....they just want lower taxes...which is OK, but NOT enough in itself to move America in a healthy direction.


75 posted on 08/23/2012 5:42:43 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: CutePuppy

The deadline for getting a third-party candidate on the ballot is past. The only way to promote an alternate candidate while Akin’s name remains on the ballot would be as a write-in. The only name with any chance at that would be Kit Bond, but even that is a longshot.


76 posted on 08/23/2012 6:11:03 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: Jacquerie

No, it is not going away in 5 days. Unless Akin goes away. The below is what we are going to see all the way up to election day. Thanks, Todd.

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Organizers say 5,000-person march set for RNC first day - respect “diversity of tactics”
St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 23, 2012 | Richard Danielson

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:38:53 AM by Cincinatus’ Wife

An alliance of more than 60 labor, peace, student, immigrant rights, gay and lesbian and other groups says it’s ready for a 5,000-person march on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

“There will be nothing that will stop us from marching in the streets to demand good jobs, health care, affordable education, equality and peace and to oppose the party of legitimate rape,” said Corey Uhl of the local chapter of Students for a Democratic Society.

...........Protesters are expected to come on buses from as far away as New York, Minnesota, Illinois and the state of Washington, organizers say. The crowd could include more than 700 college students. A member of Occupy Wall Street is expected to arrive with three busloads of demonstrators.


77 posted on 08/23/2012 6:15:16 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Thanks. I thought that September 25 was the deadline.

TP still should have a candidate ready, as an alternative to the GOPe candidate, in case Akin and Huckabee wing can be reasoned with that he has no chance of winning and that by stepping down sooner, the GOPe will not replace him with an “establishment” candidate, and that he will do himself, his family and his political/earning viability if he does the right thing now.

I think they might prefer that to the “Karl Rove candidate.”


78 posted on 08/23/2012 7:08:52 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy
I thought that September 25 was the deadline.

That's a different deadline, i.e., the one for Akin to get a court order to withdraw.

79 posted on 08/23/2012 7:16:31 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: SZonian
Helped a wounded warrior vs. leaving him to die alone? Where is the honor in this?

More like an infantry officer who shoots himself in the foot before the battle, but insists on leading the charge against the enemy anyway, turning a deaf ear to his soldiers' pleas to give the job to one of his non-wounded, non-bleeding, provenly competent, accident-free junior officers. Where is the honor in his refusing this?

80 posted on 08/23/2012 8:13:30 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: Charles Henrickson
That's a different deadline, i.e., the one for Akin to get a court order to withdraw.

Yeah, I got that after your post, but that "deadline" date had been the reason for my original confusion.

I was just trying to work out some quick solution, for Akin to save face and to bow out as "gracefully" as it is still possible, and for the Huckabee faction to support, or at least not hold out on, a replacement candidate.

81 posted on 08/23/2012 8:25:12 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: stop_fascism
Were the pubbies wrong to disavow David Dukes?

Naturally! It's just scandalous how the GOP deserted the wounded warrior David Dukes on the field to face the Goliath Dems all alone. Can you say Circular Firing Squad?

And it's horrific how Wounded Warrior Larry Craig was left to rot by the GOP, twisting hoisted in the wind on his petard in an airport toilet stall. Just one teensy weensy little itty bitty insignificant mistake shouldn't end an entire political career, should it? He had a stellar voting record on social issues -- one of the few Senators to support the Federal Marriage Amendment, so his political execution (EVEN AFTER HE PROFUSELY APOLOGIZED! NO I AM NOT MAKING THAT UP!) obviously had virtually nothing to do with his own actions, and everything to do with Establishment GOP Conspirators. (Look out! Circular Firing Squads incoming at 6 o'clock!)

And don't forget Wounded Warrior Mark Foley, just, er, um, exercising his free speech rights via text messages. Oh no! Yet another circular firing squad! I see them EVERYwhere, I tell you! We're surrounded by them! ACKK!

82 posted on 08/23/2012 9:01:44 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: MNJohnnie

“The rest of us have better things to do.”

With low level of intelligence you’ve been showing on these threads, I’m not convinced you have a clear handle on what it means to have “better things” to do.


83 posted on 08/23/2012 9:16:30 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: WILLIALAL; DManA; Jacquerie
[Jacquerie to DManA]: “If he loses, it will be due to the likes of the surrender monkeys at this forum.”

Are you listenin' DManA? Yeah. Get your tires aligned, boy. :-) But just don't forget that OTOH, if The Evil One M**t R****y, aka He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named - should lose to B.O.Hussein in a few-hundred-vote squeaker (like the election 12 years ago), thus ensuring the movie 2016 becomes a reality many times over, you will nevertheless be severely flamed with righteous cries of outrage if you should dare to blame that catastrophe on "the likes of the surrender monkeys at this forum".

In other words, forget about "Equal Rights for Geese vs Ganders". Before you criticize some GOP nominee you don't like, better verify that their name's not on the "incorrect" G-list.

84 posted on 08/23/2012 9:43:21 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: elephant

If enough voters run to the dems over one stupid remark, they were never that committed to begin with. Thus, there was no guarantee that he would win.

I hate it when “republicans” tell people how to vote then turn on the people’s candidate. Then they blame them for their man losing. How ‘bout just once you guys support our guy, Mr. Rove. Instead of acting like a little child and taking your ball and going home. “Screw you guys! I’m goin’ home!”: Eric Rove.


85 posted on 08/24/2012 3:27:54 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Harley
Anyone think McCaskill is paying this guy to stay in the race? It sure would be cheaper than running campaign ads against him.

If it so important to the Republican Party and the Romney campaign to get Akin out of the race have Mitt buy him off. Apparently, he's already done it to get some conservatives to endorse him in the primaries.

I guess I'm too blunt in my language. What's the euphemism that we use for "buy someone off"? Oh, yeah. "Agree to pay off his campaign debts" sounds so much better.

86 posted on 08/24/2012 12:34:00 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: garybob
If the runner up isn't first to be picked, they deserve to lose, as they will, big time.

Wrong. Only morons care so much about the losers who lost to loser Akin in the primary.

87 posted on 08/25/2012 11:29:38 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; MNJohnnie; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; randita; Sun; ..

Well Suckabee has called the GOP “union goons” for wanting to be able to win this election. What an idiot. Everyone seems to be jumping at the chance to prove how stupid they are and are compounding the problem! It’s like Akin sneezed and now everyone is spraying snot everyplace.

Polls, Akin down 10 in the Ras poll and in another one is down 9. I was expecting worse.

I fear those aren’t bad enough to convince him he can’t win (and maybe he can but I’d bet against it).


88 posted on 08/25/2012 11:38:46 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj
RE :&rdquo;Well Suckabee has called the GOP “union goons” for wanting to be able to win this election. What an idiot. .......
Polls, Akin down 10 in the Ras poll and in another one is down 9. I was expecting worse.
I fear those aren’t bad enough to convince him he can’t win (and maybe he can but I’d bet against it)

I never was a Huckbee fan, never watched his boring show. I saw him on Cavuto last week saying he wont blame Akin for the loss of this seat. Maybe I will blame those like Huckbee for the seat then if he loses.
One theory floating around is that Huck is getting revenge on the party for not being supported in 2008. Well Huck is doing pretty darn well $$$$$ over at FNC.

Man Huck is fat.

89 posted on 08/26/2012 6:30:16 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs; randita; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

Did you hear what senate candidate Tom Smith of Penn said?

My mind is boggled, someone teach these morons to change the subject.

A reporter asked him what if his daughter was raped and got pregnant and instead of telling the pig reporter to watch his filthy mouth in lieu of having it shut for him he instead answered the question by saying he “lived something similar to that” when she got pregnant out of wedlock. When pressed he said “Put yourself in a father’s position. Yes, it is similar.”


90 posted on 08/28/2012 6:38:29 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; randita; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”My mind is boggled, someone teach these morons to change the subject. A reporter asked him what if his daughter was raped and got pregnant and instead of telling the pig reporter to watch his filthy mouth in lieu of having it shut for him he instead answered the question by saying he “lived something similar to that” when she got pregnant out of wedlock. When pressed he said “Put yourself in a father’s position. Yes, it is similar.

They (Akin and this guy) believe that women use accusations of rape falsely to get free abortions from Medicaid. How many women even use that loophole anyway? Is hit 10s, 100s, 1000s?

This is something a House candidate may get away with in certain districts, but there is no way that they are going win a Senate Seat or PA or the WH saying that. That is why you see these flare-ups and fingerpointing and backtracking and apologizing. You don't see any of them standing up and making a case for that (no not even the great Paul Ryan.).

The Republican party is certainly making each day Christmas for Democrats with this stuff. Wouldn't it make more sense to make Democrats be on the defensive on their positions instead? Just a thought.

91 posted on 08/28/2012 10:03:51 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; randita; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

” Wouldn’t it make more sense to make Democrats be on the defensive on their positions instead? Just a thought. “

Don’t think....just feel......


92 posted on 08/28/2012 10:19:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Impy; randita; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA
RE ” Wouldn’t it make more sense to make Democrats be on the defensive on their positions instead? Just a thought. “
......
Don’t think....just feel.....

Not happening. I know better. Becoming emotionally invested in races like these is looking for a fast drop.

Possibility A : Obama wins, we lose
Possibility B : Romney wins, we lose \
(but with B we do get a few months after election day to imagine that everything will be better, and gloating, that's always fun while it lasts.)

93 posted on 08/28/2012 7:19:30 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: Impy

Wrong. Only morons care so much about the losers who lost to loser Akin in the primary.

Only morons would think that someone who voted for Akins, Brunner or Steelman would all of a sudden vote for someone who wasn't even vetted in the primary. Might as well put "None Of The Above" for the name of the new candidate for all the votes it would gather.

All those wishing for Akin to drop out are missing what is going to happen. The moment the first Republican called for Akin to drop out the fate was sealed of who ever runs in that spot. Doesn’t make a frost bit hill of beans difference if Akin was replaced on day one or stays till the bitter end. The moment that a majority of folks on the Right agree with the folks on the Left it is game over. The Left wins that game every time.

94 posted on 08/29/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT by garybob (More sweat in training, less blood in combat.)
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To: garybob
Only morons would think that someone who voted for Akins, Brunner or Steelman would all of a sudden vote for someone who wasn't even vetted in the primary.

WRONG. You have no idea what you are talking about.

95 posted on 08/29/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

WRONG. You have no idea what you are talking about.

Maybe you can enlighten me with some facts rather than hysterical hyperbole why any voter after voting for either Akins, Brunner or Steelman would all of a sudden vote for someone they know nothing about.

In other words, show me that you know what YOU are talking about and answer the question as to WHY they would vote for yet a 4th unknown candidate after having their vote taken away from them. HINT: Just calling them morons isn't the answer.

96 posted on 08/29/2012 8:52:36 PM PDT by garybob (More sweat in training, less blood in combat.)
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To: garybob
Just calling them morons isn't the answer.

If the shoe fits Garybob. Maybe you are different but I'm confident that the vast majority of GOP voters care about the future and the Senate majority and wouldn't be so stuck in the past that they'd be butt hurt (OR CARE AT ALL) if Akin were replaced by someone other than one of the 2 people he beat, neither of whom are ideal. Your suggestion they may then not vote in the election out of some kind of spite is absurd on it's face.

Since the dumb SOB appears to be staying in the race I don't see the need to debate this nonsense with you.

97 posted on 08/29/2012 9:58:23 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Since the dumb SOB appears to be staying in the race I don't see the need to debate this nonsense with you.

A poll of likely Missouri general election voters released this morning shows that, far from being out of the race, embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin has regained his lead over Senator Claire McCaskill by a 45% to 42% margin, with 13% undecided.

If you don't see the need to debate the issue, then don't bring it up or run to the bushes when your logic is shown to be flawed. I asked you for facts and all you gave was hyperbole...again. The only people around calling Republican voters morons are Democrats... and you.

But you are right about one thing. This is nonsense. You act as if replacing the primary winner with someone who neither ran in the primary or was even seriously vetted by the voters would be ignored (or even approve of) by the primary challengers and their supporters.

I guess you called them morons because in your world they would be too stupid to realize that all their time, work and money had just been made irrelevant by a political machine too cowardly to stand by their candidate.

98 posted on 08/30/2012 5:39:09 AM PDT by garybob (More sweat in training, less blood in combat.)
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To: garybob; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; randita; darrellmaurina; GOPsterinMA
Most people don't care about inside baseball like that. Any known conservative Republican without their foot in their mouth wins that election, period. The "cowardly political machine" wants to replace Akin because they no longer think he can win the election. Wasting breath about the primary that Akin won that is now way in rear view is like sailing a ship on yesterday's wind.

I see now your POV appears to be that of an Akin should stay in booster, I should have realized, who else would engage in debate on as foolish a point as choosing one of the primary losers being a vital condition for victory (or make that point in the first place, it was too stupid for me not to challenge it bub and I will not play master debating games with you especially now that I know your purpose, be aware that when you make a wacky claim YOU are the one who has to prove it, I do not have to disprove it anymore than I have to disprove the idea that the world is flat or the sky green or that Obama is a good President). And to further clarify in light of your deliberate misconstruing of my remarks it's YOU and you alone that I'm calling a fool, not the primary voters because I KNOW they would be happy with any electable conservative replacement whether they ran in the primary or not.

I question that new poll since it was conducted on his behalf but if he can win I'm glad cause I WANT MCCCRAPSKULL GONE, END OF STORY.

99 posted on 08/30/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
And to further clarify in light of your deliberate misconstruing of my remarks it's YOU and you alone that I'm calling a fool, not the primary voters because I KNOW they would be happy with any electable conservative replacement whether they ran in the primary or not.

You started the dance, and you act like a child when your hand gets smacked when you are confronted by your lack of understanding of human nature. Grow up, you first characterized the voters who voted for the top 3 winners as morons. When pressed, you cannot articulate a time when a primary victor was pulled off the ballot and a candidate was put on that ballot that was an unknown to the voters and WON. That happens to be your opinion, I think you're wrong.

You call voters who you don't like "morons" and people like me who disagree with you "a fool". Remember this: Vitriol is the language of those who cannot defend their position.

If you don't like my replies to you, then don't reply. As long as you direct replies to me, I will continue to call you to task for it. This isn't Facebook, so deal with it.

100 posted on 08/30/2012 10:04:25 AM PDT by garybob (More sweat in training, less blood in combat.)
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