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Todd Akin reaffirms he's staying in the Senate race
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/24/2012 | NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR

Posted on 08/24/2012 2:53:44 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies

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To: JustSayNoToNannies
Get with the program guys, you are being USED...
But the bigger issue is this. You want to disqualify Todd Akin for being wrong about a tiny biological issue. Don't you think we should disqualify Claire McCaskill for being wrong about fundamental economics? She's such an idiot, she doesn't understand that high corporate taxes drive businesses out of the country, that massive regulations destroy entrepreneurship, that government debt dries up the pool of money available to loan, so businesses and individuals find it harder to secure investment capital. Claire McCaskill doesn't understand any of that. She doesn't understand how the economy works, how businesses start, or thrive, or collapse, she doesn't understand how insurance works or even what insurance really is. She doesn't understand what damage Obamacare is already doing and will continue to do if fully implemented. These are the disqualifications for a Senator. Todd Akin is wrong on something with NO bearing on his job, but Claire McCaskill is wrong on virtually everything that does have bearing on her job. John F. Di Leo, Illinois Review
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Go, Todd, go!
51 posted on 08/24/2012 3:30:49 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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To: mnehring

>> “ I am still pissed at him simply because it played right into the left’s hands and gave them the Macacca moment of the campaign.” <<

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Only because the GOPe went along with it. Hannity and Colter did way more damage than Akin did.


52 posted on 08/24/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: so_real

I pray you have children/grandchildren so they may experience the fruits of your labor, which is an Obama victory.


53 posted on 08/24/2012 3:31:38 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: Hoodat
I'm from the conservative group that planned to put in conservatives to control the Senate and House so that a RINO like Romney would not have free rein over the government.

The Akinites (outside of Missouri) are part of a group who wants Obama re-elected to teach the GOP Establishment a lesson.

In a nutshell, their goal (whether they know it or not) is to make ObamaCare permanent and make his infanticide the law of the land.

Perhaps it's their version of fast and furious only instead of guns it's abortion clinics and instead of Mexicans it's American babies.

After that step they can hold up the graphic evidence and prove that they were right"

Always remember, the extremists on both sides end up meeting at some point.

54 posted on 08/24/2012 3:36:07 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: doug from upland
"Which man said something stupid about rape and which man is an actual rapist."

No one thinks the 'toon's going to rape them, or anyone else. They do think that fool Akin and his chorts will force raped women to bear any forced pregnancy that results, at gun point. They don't need a friggin' billboard for that image. They're going to need powerful medicine to wipe that image out of their minds.

55 posted on 08/24/2012 3:36:13 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: so_real

If the mentally-challenged Gop-E and their sheeple will quit trying to stone Akin to death, he will do just fine.


56 posted on 08/24/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: GR_Jr.

“If Akin were to drop out, the GOP will lose that race anyway. No way they can get a candidate in there that can clean up the mess and win in two months.”

Completely untrue. Other candidates were polling well above McCaskill just 2 weeks back, and Brunner and Steelman both have campaign ready to let her rip and win.

“If Akin drops out, we lose this one by concession.”
Wrong. the MO GOP puts a standin to replace Akin, most likely Steelman, another primary candidate. She beats McCaskill easily.

Akin’s comment was such a big gaffe he is unelectable

” If Akin in stays in and loses, then ...” ... WE LOSE.

” If Akin win,...” WONT HAPPEN. He is down 10 points now and has horrible favorables. Akin is toast.


57 posted on 08/24/2012 3:38:49 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: MDspinboyredux

I pray you have children/grandchildren so they may experience the fruits of your labor, which is an Obama victory.

I pray God guides my labor such that the fruit I bear pleases Him. I gather you think Obama is going to win Missouri? I disagree, though I am no fan of Romney's.


58 posted on 08/24/2012 3:39:08 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: niteowl77

>> FR’s Society of Saint Todd.

Maybe there’s some of that, but the abject rejection of what he stands for, and has voted for, is far worse.

No uniform tolerance for the linguistically challenged.


59 posted on 08/24/2012 3:39:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Todd Akin, attention whore should call another press conference on Wednesday.


60 posted on 08/24/2012 3:41:52 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: mlizzy

No. This is bigger then Todd and his big dumb mouth/ego. The left and goofballs on the right need to know what happens when you screw this up. No mercy. Period. It will keep the repubs in line and get in obama’s head. The dims have already over played their hand by making their convention all about abortion in response to Akin. It’s all about jobs to the few swing voters left. Romney/Ryan are playing this just right....but Akin need to be made an example of. Not a dime ..no support.


61 posted on 08/24/2012 3:42:54 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: editor-surveyor

>> Only because the GOPe went along with it. Hannity and Colter did way more damage than Akin did.

Exactly. A complete failure of damage control.

It’s #ing amazing how much support Romney gets despite his voting record on abortion, yet this guy gets persecuted for a valueless adjective and a dubious theory. Nothing but petulance and hypocrisy at extreme levels.


62 posted on 08/24/2012 3:43:46 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: WOSG
They know Akin wont win. That was the whole plan. They also secretly support Obama.

Their goal is to teach the GOPe a lesson by making it possible that Obama make infanticide the law of the land. It's their Abortion verion of fast and furious.

They need graphic photos to show how bad abortion is.

Normal conservatives just want to take control of Congress to stop the killing already happening and restrain the RINO in the WH.

The Akinites have their own mission and it's a creepy one.

63 posted on 08/24/2012 3:43:58 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: donna

Indeed, a good article. I wish more here would actually not just read it, but cogitate on it a bit before they wet their beds. MO may be lost, but it is because of the media concentration on and twisting of the statement, not because of the statement itself.

I have heard that it is easier for women to become pregnant when they actually get some pleasure out of the experience, so it would stand to reason that having bad timing and being forced would tend to make the body less receptive.


64 posted on 08/24/2012 3:45:03 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: so_real

I believe people like yourself guarantee an Obama victory. If God’s plan is to have America let by such a man to our eventual destruction, you can rest easy. You have done His plan.


65 posted on 08/24/2012 3:45:36 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: FR_addict

“If Akin were to drop out, the GOP will lose that race anyway.”

Absolutely ... NOT!

Are you forgetting that Brunner and Steelmen in polls just a few weeks ago were STOMPING on McCaskill, and Akin was the weakest of the three. The primary only selected the weakest candidate, Akin, because McCaskill ran ads talking about how conservative Akin was - $2m worth.

If Akin withdrew on Tuesday, the MO GOP would have picked a new candidate by now, and that new candidate would be beating McCaskill right now in the polls.


66 posted on 08/24/2012 3:45:55 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: jennychase

>> Todd Akin, attention whore

Whore is a strong word. Care to compare your voting record to his?


67 posted on 08/24/2012 3:46:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: xzins
If the mentally-challenged Gop-E and their sheeple will quit trying to stone Akin to death, he will do just fine.

Romney has done just that and the talking head surrogates will likely follow suit.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2922467/posts Second Local Station Says Romney Camp Asked For No Akin Questions

Akin should be able to soon pivot his campaign against McCaskill.

68 posted on 08/24/2012 3:47:11 PM PDT by Red Steel
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FLASHBACK: McCaskill in 2006: ‘I don’t want my daughter near Bill Clinton’ (Video)
Reagan Coalition | 8-23-12 | NA
Posted on 08/24/2012 3:40:08 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2922541/posts


69 posted on 08/24/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Akin / Obama care. Here to stay.

your going to lose big time.


70 posted on 08/24/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, American Backstabber)
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To: Anonymous coward

The founder of this site, Jim Robinson, supports Akin. We should too.

This is what Jim said at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2922134/posts?page=157#157

“My take is the baby is innocent. Always is. Akin is pro life. If he’s the candidate, I support him.”


71 posted on 08/24/2012 3:52:06 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: spunkets

Unless he’s into little boys , I doubt Akins had sex in 40 years.


72 posted on 08/24/2012 3:52:10 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: WOSG

>> If Akin withdrew on Tuesday

But he didn’t, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to.

I don’t think the hostility and wailing will encourage the voter turnout required for a Senate win in Missouri.

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Curious how many Santorum voters have turned on Akin. Has Rick released a statement?


73 posted on 08/24/2012 3:52:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: editor-surveyor
Hannity and Colter did way more damage than Akin did.

You think independents and swing voters (who unfortunately cast the decisive votes in most elections) care about Hannity and Coulter?

This guy damaged himself. No one made him do it. And instead of manning up and admitting it, he climbs on his high horse and insists he's standing on principle.

Ironically, he's pulling the same trick that people accuse "RINOs" and "GOP-e" of; he's gambling that he can count on Conservative votes and contributions, even though he's outrageously bumbled the job he was given. Instead of advancing to home to collect his senate prize, he's crashed in the polls and has become a national laughingstock and a drag on other candidates throughout the country.

Many people are mad because he's tainting candidates in other races by association, and he doesn't care.

74 posted on 08/24/2012 3:53:38 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Gene Eric

At this point I don’t care his voting record, because I can see this stubborn is destroying our future. A decent man will leave at this stage. I hope he can see light, but this rigid man ego is paramount.

Sometimes, one should sacrifice for others. What now we have to see his past voting record, when we are worried about our future.


75 posted on 08/24/2012 3:53:39 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: hecht

You’re crossing the line.


76 posted on 08/24/2012 3:53:50 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Red Steel

And he and his barefoot inbred trailer trash supporters will get 6% of the vote.


77 posted on 08/24/2012 3:54:39 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes, there are a few of those yo-yos who are sorta nuts.


78 posted on 08/24/2012 3:56:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: jennychase

It’s apparent the man is going to fight this battle with or without our support.


79 posted on 08/24/2012 3:57:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: editor-surveyor; BillyBoy; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; randita; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; ...

“Only because the GOPe went along with it. Hannity and Colter did way more damage than Akin did.”


So your position is that, but for Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter, Akin’s idiotic statements would not have been disseminated and would not have hurt his candidacy or that of other Republicans? Yeah, everyone’s at fault but the guy who said that women don’t get pregnant when they are “legitimately” raped. (And before you say anything, I know what he meant, and it was still stupid.)

I am 100% pro-life, and do not believe in exceptions for rape or incest. However, Todd Akin isn’t the only Missouri Republican who would vote 100% pro-life in the Senate—he just happens to be pretty much the only one who would lose to Claire McCaskill and thus have MO contribute a 100% pro-abortion Democrat to the U.S. Senate. There are plenty of ways in which Todd Akin can contribute positively to society and to the conservative and pro-life movements, but losing an eminently winnable U.S. Senate race against a pro-abortion Democrat is not one of them.

Todd Akin should drop out and allow the MO GOP designate someone to replace him on the ballot. Heck, I’m sure that Akin can work out a deal so that the GOP has already selected the replacement (in private) before he announces he’s stepping down so as to ensure that the replacement is someone acceptable to Akin. Doing so would be a terrific first step towards making up for the damage he has done to the pro-life movement.


80 posted on 08/24/2012 3:57:55 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Gene Eric

A case or post in point...Or look a couple of posts or so above this one.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2922523/posts?page=76#76


81 posted on 08/24/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: WOSG

The primary only selected the weakest candidate, Akin, because McCaskill ran ads talking about how conservative Akin was - $2m worth.

Heaven forbid the most conservative candidate in the race won because a lefty figured the more he represented the FreeRepublic element of the constituency, the easier he would be to beat. No wonder the GOPe element wanted to run him out. I believe this will prove to be an immense miscalculation for the McCaskill team come November. If the GOPe would get there "asses in line", the victory would be a decisive one. Right now it boils down to how bitter the GOPe element of the electorate is. And, to be honest, once the curtain closes around them to vote, I don't see them being that bitter.


82 posted on 08/24/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: spunkets

“The GOP didn’t throw anyone under the bus. The fool jumped in front of a train and expects everyone else to follow his lead.”

Matthew 5:22
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.


83 posted on 08/24/2012 4:01:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed and angry conservatives)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Michelle Bachmann endorsed Akin for the Senate nomination. So far she has refused to say one word about him one way or the other. Some kind of gag rule . .The only big-name supporters of Akin are Huckabee, Rep. Steven King, Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois.

Bachmann refuses to be connected to Akin in any way, probably a smart move on her part. She has a tough election to win and doesn’t need any “help” from Akin. I can’t blame her, can you? (rhetorical question)


84 posted on 08/24/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: Red Steel

Yeah, some people are losing their minds. It’s #d up.


85 posted on 08/24/2012 4:03:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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"Doggone!"





- Barry Hussein Obama II



86 posted on 08/24/2012 4:05:23 PM PDT by devolve (------------------- ammo bans or limits? - Lee Harvey Oswald only needed 2 or 3 cartridges ---------)
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To: tsowellfan

I'm from the conservative group that planned to put in conservatives to control the Senate and House so that a RINO like Romney would not have free rein over the government. The Akinites (outside of Missouri) are part of a group who wants Obama re-elected to teach the GOP Establishment a lesson. In a nutshell, their goal (whether they know it or not) is to make ObamaCare permanent and make his infanticide the law of the land.

That's the second most stupid thing I've heard all day. Good luck with that. But, for as long you toss such vile statements about, you firm the resolve of staunch conservatives in Missouri to support the conservative in the race. So, carry on.


87 posted on 08/24/2012 4:05:31 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: xzins; JustSayNoToNannies; Jim Robinson

If Akin can win this, then this will be the biggest victory for the Pro-life movement I will have ever witnessed. If we can win here, we can win anywhere. If we can win with Akin we can win with just about any pro-life candidate.

Let us hope that McCaskell has met her Waterloo. She is going to run with this football until she runs out of money and collapses on the field. Let us just pray she is running in the wrong direction.

Go Todd Go!

There is no victory without a fight. We have suffered a wound, but we will fight on to victory! If we don’t fight, we won’t win. Fight on Freepers!


88 posted on 08/24/2012 4:05:55 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: MDspinboyredux

You don’t get it. It’s not about MO anymore. Akin is proving to be a drag on the NATIONAL ticket. If you can’t see this, you’re part of the problem.

Its the other way around... The republican establishments attack on a social conservatives is driving people away.


89 posted on 08/24/2012 4:06:59 PM PDT by Swirl
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To: so_real

What part of (outside of Missouri)did you not understand?

By the way, what was the first stupid thing you heard all day if mine comes in second?


90 posted on 08/24/2012 4:08:08 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Red Steel

We should all agree to take a timeout on the Akin fiasco.

Our attention for the last few days has unfortunately been diverted. Ironically, it derailed the attack on Ryan.


91 posted on 08/24/2012 4:08:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric
We should all agree to take a timeout on the Akin fiasco.

I agree 100%!

I'm leaving the issue with this:

If Akins wins the Senate seat, he can say he did it without the GOP, the RINOs and GOPe.

It will be HIS victory and he will own it.

If he loses. He owns that defeat and the results of it. Nobody else.

92 posted on 08/24/2012 4:13:27 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Gene Eric

It’s #ing amazing how much support Romney gets despite his voting record on abortion, yet this guy gets persecuted for a valueless adjective and a dubious theory. Nothing but petulance and hypocrisy at extreme levels.

That is exactly what I understand is resonating at the local levels in Missouri. Thankfully, it appears the GOP has shifted into "no comment" mode for damage control, which I think is wise. But it will take a week for that message to trickle down to the blog level. But, give it a week. I firmly believe the coming outlook is far rosier than fellow FReepers would have us believe today. The knee jerk is over.


93 posted on 08/24/2012 4:13:33 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: tumblindice
Re: “The GOP didn’t throw anyone under the bus. The fool jumped in front of a train and expects everyone else to follow his lead.”

Matthew 5:22

" But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."

God's talking about anger w/o justification in the first instance. An insult indicating contempt of a bro is the subject of the second and the third is an insult of contempt directed at the Holy Spirit.

Akin's just a simple fool, as in "baca!"

94 posted on 08/24/2012 4:16:34 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: so_real
amazing how much support Romney gets despite his voting record on abortion,

Not really. Romney was nominated knowing full well he is a flip flopping RINO who had conveniently entered the primary claiming to have had a "change of heart" on his views on abortion.

Don't blame me I voted for Newt.

95 posted on 08/24/2012 4:16:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

Good!

Now it’s time for a bunch of whining, stuck pig little sissies to man up and support our candidate in Missoura, because we damn sure need him to win.

Nothing else will do.

Time to stop crying and start fighting.


96 posted on 08/24/2012 4:16:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: so_real

I hope you are correct. It’s been very depressing realizing what kind of party I belong to.


97 posted on 08/24/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: RIghtwardHo; WOSG
VERY VERY VERY well said.

Don't let this compliment go to your head, wosg. It comes from an admitted Democrat.

98 posted on 08/24/2012 4:17:11 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: spunkets
They do think that fool Akin and his chorts will force raped women to bear any forced pregnancy that results, at gun point....They're going to need powerful medicine to wipe that image out of their minds.
Are you well read on abortion? It doesn't seem like you are. This from the Elliot Institute:
Although pregnancy weakens suicidal impulses, there is strong evidence that abortion dramatically increases the risk of suicide. According to a 1986 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, a teenage girl is 10 times more likely to attempt suicide if she has had an abortion in the last six months than is a comparable teenage girl who has not had an abortion.(2) Other studies have found similar statistical significance between a history of abortion and suicide attempts among adults. Thus, the actual data suggests that abortion is far more likely to drive an unstable woman to suicide than is pregnancy and childbirth. --Elliot Institute
Much more at the link. Why not learn something about the hazards of abortion before you pop off with crazy remarks? Abortion kills a child and does enormous emotional damage to the mother. (Add in rape, and an abortion is all the more tragic.)
99 posted on 08/24/2012 4:17:37 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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To: RIghtwardHo

Why are abortionists trying to justify the murder of babies by piling on rape and incest? Why does it matter if rape and incest caused the pregnancy? Killing a child for the sake of convenience IS MURDER! The aborting “mother” is a murderer and so it the murdering “doctor”.

Don’t turn a rape into murder.


100 posted on 08/24/2012 4:18:20 PM PDT by sagar
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