Skip to comments.Let the GOP know how you feel about them withholding funds for Todd Akin
Posted on 09/25/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
Now that we ALL know Todd Akin is NOT dropping out of the U.S. Senate race, we have an opportunity to let the GOP know how we feel about them holding back funding for him. With your help, we can send a message from not only Missourians but all other states that will get the GOP's attention between now and the election.
When you click on the below url, you will be directed to an official RNC email form asking for your inputs. Please fill this out and send it to them. I have already sent one and intend to send several others until they restore the funding and recognition to Todd Akin that they so shamelessly and audaciously took away.
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Thank you for participating. Together, we can put enough pressure on the RNC as well as the NRSC to back the only true conservative candidate that is running against Claire McCaskill who is nothing but an ultra liberal Obama clone.
This is what I sent to the GOP via their form. You can use it as a template or create one of your own.
HOW DARE YOU ASK ME TO DONATE TO THE RNC WHEN YOU ALLOWED THE NRSC TO WITHDRAW FUNDING FOR MISSOURIS SENATE CANDIDATE TODD AKIN WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST CLAIRE MCCASKILL. YOU WILL NOT SEE A SINGLE DIME FROM ME UNTIL YOU REINSTATE THE FUNDING FOR AKIN (IMMEDIATELY). TODD AKIN WAS ELECTED BY MISSOURI TO RUN AGAINST MCCASKILL BY A MAJORITY OF VOTERS, YET THE NRSC AND YOU ARE DOING THE VERY THING I WOULD EXPECT FROM OBAMA AND HIS COMMIES BY IGNORING TODD AND AS THOUGH HE WAS SCUM. DO YOU REALLY THINK WE ARE THAT DUMB TO NOT SEE THROUGH WHAT YOU HAVE DONE? SINCE YOU ARE HELL BENT ON LOSING A CRITICAL SEAT IN THE SENATE BY LETTING MCCASKILL WIN, THEN YOU ARE SHOOTING YOURSELF IN THE FOOT. YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ME OR THE MAJORITY OF MISSOURI CONSERVATIVE WHO ARE MAD AS HELL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.
I DO NOT RECOGNIZE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY I USED TO KNOW. YOU HAVE TURNED INTO SOMETHING UGLY AND HAVE SOLD OUT TO MISSOURI AS WELL AS THIS NATION. YOU REALLY WANT TO LOSE THE SENATE AND YOU REALLY MUST WANT TO LOSE TO OBAMA BY YOUR ACTIONS. WELL, GUESS WHAT, IM VOTING FOR AKIN BUT YOU ARENT. THAT MAKES YOU A SOCIALIST PARTY. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A SOCIALIST PARTY? I AM SO ASHAMED OF THE GOP RINOS THAT HAVE TAKEN OVER AND ALLOWED FUNDING TO BE CUT OFF FROM A RESPECTED CONSERVATIVE RUNNING AGAINST A SOCIALIST DEMOCRATE WHO SOLD HER SOUL TO OBAMA AND HIS COMMIE REGIME.
The fact that Claire wants to run against him is only because she can pound away at his ill-conceived statement and use it to her advantage.
Not sure what Akin’s history is for making stupid comments or his odd behavior. I would think something would have come to light by now.
Do you have anything that I can research?
You prefer the Democrat. Why are you even on FR? Go over to DU. You’ll feel more at home there.
This is not going to be effective for a number of reasons...”allowed the NRSC” - the RNC has no control over the actions of the NRSC and vice versa - they are wholly separate entities. The NRSC also does not “fund” Todd Akin - they spend their own money independently - there is a certain level through which they could coordinate but generally they run their own show. Todd Akin is responsible for raising his own funds - not the NRSC nor the RNC. He was also not picked by anywhere near a majority - 36%. He was also not the choice of conservatives but of the Democrats and Claire McCaskill who spent millions of dollars to assist him in getting the nomination. Sending soemthing like this to them is not going to be very convincing as the only thing you are proving to them is you don’t know what you are talking about.
If there was actually this ground swell of support from conservatives he would be overwhelmed by so many donations he would have more than enough to make up for the NRSC and SuperPACs leaving the state. That is not happening because conservatives on the whole were just as appauled and embarrassed by what he said as anyone else was. Polls in the aftermath showed most Republicans wanted him to leave the race while most Democrats wanted him to stay.
Now that he is in the race for good, we’ll see what happens. I would assume there will be some under the radar / behind the scenes things going on. DeMint and Santorum have their own PACs so many they will pump some cash into the race.
Todd Akin calls himself the true conservative, but is he too conservative? asks the narrator of the ad, which is approved by McCaskills campaign and paid for by the DSCC. The narrator goes on to note the negative posture Akin has taken toward President Obama, before concluding, its no surprise Todd has been endorsed by the most conservative leaders in our country Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee.
As for the republican party..yes, they do give candidates money to assist with their campaigns. Why do you think Priebus said that Akin would not get a dime?
If you followed all of the threads on Akin you would see that I am in good company with other Freepers who believe that Akin is not someone we should support.
His gaffe revealed that he is someone, like Rush Limbaugh rightfully claimed, who lives in an "echo chamber". He only hears the stuff he wants to hear. He is not the type I or any sane individual would want at this critical time in American history.
There are plenty of other places to spend dollars to help other Republican candidates who if elected would contribute to the future of America and not just acquire a 99% ACU rating so rubes in his state can get goosebumps at how supposedly "conservative" their representative is.
Ralph Reed was found out to be a scumbag. So was DeLay. So will Akin if his career is extended by the wishful thinking of the easily fooled.
The founder of this website, Jim Robinson, supports Akin. Maybe you should too.
If you don’t support Akin, you are in effect supporting the Demoncrat.
Great post! Thanks! Say hi for me when you see Todd and family next time. :)
I just got a call from a Romney fundraiser. I told her that if Romney won’t support my state’s Republican nominee for the US Senate why should I support Romney? . Told her all my money is going to Akin. I got the impression I was not the first person that had told her that and she said she would feel the same way if her state’s candidate got the same treatment.
I just read yesterday that Claire was not making a big deal about his comment, on purpose, so as to not chase him from the race. However, as soon as his candidacy was etched in stone, last night, she rolled out ads focusing on his infamous statement. So after she spends millions beating him over the head, how many people will actually vote for him?
For people to vote for the challenger, they have to be credible. Will the voters find him credible in six weeks? We will find out.
Akin has won several elections in MO and many by large margins. He has an A rating from the National Rifle Association, voted over 30 times to repeal Obamacare; voted against cash for clunkers; voted against the death tax; voted against the Wall Street Bailout and has a 100% pro-life ratinng. Akin also voted for a balanced budget ammendment to our constitution.
The choice is Scare McCackles or Todd Akin. There is a stark contrast. You want a list of gaffes by candidates? I can assure you there are many. Should we toss a good man out for a 6 second gaffe and let the gop decide who should run in MO? HELL NO. GO AKIN!
I think the Republican Conservative Committee is also changing their mind. They will support him.
I find it interesting that so many people outside of Missouri seem to think they know what works and what doesn't work in Missouri.
I don't have a problem with Republicans in Massachusetts backing Scott Brown — he may be the best that can be elected to the seat which was once held by Teddy Kennedy. I'd rather have a guy in the Senate like him who votes conservative some of the time than someone who votes conservative none of the time. If Scott Brown had to attack Akin to survive a nasty race in a far-left liberal state, okay, fine. I believe in federalism and Massachusetts voters can decide what's best for them.
What bugs me is when **REPUBLICANS** and especially very conservative Republicans on Free Republic think the national GOP following Scott Brown's lead is somehow a good thing.
There is no question that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Karl Rove, and similar groups have every right to do what they want with their money. Maybe they need to attack Akin to keep his idiotic “legitimate rape” comment from gaining traction nationally with Democratic candidates. Okay, fine. Let's grant that point too. Maybe trying to get him off the ballot was a good tactical decision for the national GOP.
However, it is now clear that Todd Akin is not going to get off the ballot. He's a social issues conservative. Conservative Christian voters selected him in a hotly-contested three-way primary race. If the national GOP-e is not going to back him, it looks like social issues conservatives nationally are going to have to do so.
If Akin wins, it will be clear that social issues are winning issues.
If he loses, I'm not going to be very happy with what the national GOP-e is certain to say, namely, that social conservatives lose elections for the Republican Party.
E-mail sent. The guy needs to step down, but he won’t and we NEED that seat. If he were a Dem, they would back him tooth and nail - and so should we.
Cheers ZULU! Sen. Cornyn has his share of gaffes too. Dems win because they rally behind their candidates to further their agenda. Republicans lose because they attack good people and fall right into the media/dems trap.
I just sent Akin another check today.
“Dems win because they rally behind their candidates to further their agenda. Republicans lose because they attack good people and fall right into the media/dems trap.”
I will send him a check too - and send a copy of it to those pusillanimous morons in the GOP Establishment.
lol..I love the idea of sending the gop e a copy of the check. That deserves an award.
My E-MAIL to the NRSC
There you go again, your candidate in MO uses the wrong word to cite a fact. The Alinsky cadre of the Democrat party starts frothing at the mouth and you roll over on your backs and meekly plead we didnt mean to hurt your feelings.
You testicle deprived illegitimate offspring, get up on your hind legs and fight. The best defence is a full out attack.
The Republican party doing what they do best, working doubly hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
I could also predict that Rush Limbaugh (resident of Missouri) could win as a write in and beat McCrackle as well. Talk is cheap. Nov.6th is real.
I feel really good Akin is not getting any of my money for his pig headed run.
I have told them by telephone and by e mail that the NSRC is pretty much obsolete and not relevant. We can and do contribute directly with the click of a mouse. Their failure to adequately support conservatives, especially Todd Aiken means they certainly are not making decent decisions. The reason they might be behind in fund raising is because they are disliked and unworthy.
That’s what I started to do in 2010 thanks to Free Republic and the Tea Party.
When Akin wins, will you eat your words and apologize? Your comments and actions are NOT HELPFUL.
I suppose you’ve never said anything stupid. It’s either Claire the Lear Jet queen or Akin. Thanks for your help to the other side.
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