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Todd Akin: Claire McCaskill was more ‘ladylike’ in 2006
Washington Post ^ | 27 September 2012 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 09/27/2012 12:41:46 PM PDT by Lorianne

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) reminds Republicans why they were hoping he would drop out of the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Claire McCaskill (D).

“I think we have a very clear path to victory, and, apparently, Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent,” Akin told the Kansas City Star on Thursday.

“She had a confidence and was much more ladylike [in 2006], but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened.”

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: clairemccaskillloser; loser; mo2012
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It was only a matter of time folks.

This guy is a liability.

1 posted on 09/27/2012 12:41:50 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

You better vote for Claire. It’s your only hope.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Lorianne

Oh please grow up, ladylike is now a dirty word?

The real story is Todd Akin breathed.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 12:44:31 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Lorianne

What’s wrong with what he said? (aside from the fact that it upsets the republicans for Claire)


4 posted on 09/27/2012 12:45:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Suggesting that Claire should talk a certain way because she is a woman is considered sexist.

Akin was already done. He is double done.


5 posted on 09/27/2012 12:47:32 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Can’t stand her ... but Akin is a LOSER.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 12:48:00 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: cripplecreek
What’s wrong with what he said?

He called Claire McCaskill a (gasp) swinger!

7 posted on 09/27/2012 12:48:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

You should send Claire a few bucks, since she’s your candidate-of-choice.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 12:48:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Can’t stand her and don’t live in MO.
But Akin is still a loser with a capital L.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 12:48:52 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne
This guy is a liability.

When lies become the norm, telling the truth is a crime.

10 posted on 09/27/2012 12:49:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Lorianne

I’m among the non defeatists who are making contributions to help Akin in the absence of support from the despicable RNC and other GOPe.

I urge others to support him also and not allow yourself to be lulled into depression and pessimism.

http://www.akin.org/campaign/social-conservatives-are-fiscal-conservatives


11 posted on 09/27/2012 12:50:59 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Lorianne
But Akin is still a loser with a capital L.

Why do you say that?

What did he say that is not true?

12 posted on 09/27/2012 12:51:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Williams

Didn’t say it’s a dirty word.
Akin apparently has run-on-at-the-mouth disease, saying things that just don’t need to be said, aren’t relevant, and DO NOT HELP HIM WIN.

It was only a matter of time.


13 posted on 09/27/2012 12:51:08 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

I can remember when calling a woman ladylike was considered a compliment.

Things have changed, not for the better. But they have changed, and something like this just adds to the impression that Akin’s a clueless fossil. Maybe he should just shut up altogether and let his surrogates run the campaign until election day.


14 posted on 09/27/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Lorianne

psh- if you are offended by this you shouldn’t be in politics. It is only an issue because of his previous comments. Fact is he is still very much in this race, most believe it to be a horse race at this point. I don’t care for Akin much but the GOP would be smart to make some moves to help him.


15 posted on 09/27/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: Lorianne
So you believe that nobody can be called a "gentleman" anymore?

How will Senators refer to each other from now on, given that they can no longer say "Gentleman from Missouri" or "Gentle Lady from Missouri?"

-PJ

16 posted on 09/27/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: UCANSEE2

If your goal is to lose, nothing.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: cripplecreek
I don't think you want a male candidate opining on how a lady should act.

He still has some time to make up for it (and broken glass conservative voters could still make it happen in Nov.)...but this is a dumb comment.

18 posted on 09/27/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Lorianne

Did you watch/listen to the debate? She wasn’t ladylike. She was shrill, angry, and attacking at every opportunity. She rarely presented any of her positions. Akin mopped the floor with her (hopefully, Rachel Weinier doesn’t think the term “mopped” insinuates McCaskill should be doing domestic chores), and now the press is worried he will start polling better.

I hope the GOP-e doesn’t wet themselves when they see this article, and renew their attacks on Akin.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 12:54:49 PM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: HenryArmitage

You assume too much.
I am not offended in the least by Akin’s comment, I am vindicated!
The guy is an blithering idiot and I was right about him from the start. (Wish I weren’t and we could pick up a seat in the Senate ... but oh well).


20 posted on 09/27/2012 12:55:25 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Scandalous! /sarc


21 posted on 09/27/2012 12:55:59 PM PDT by Ford4000
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To: what's up
I don't think you want a male candidate opining on how a lady should act.

And I think you liberal candy asses are in the wrong party.
22 posted on 09/27/2012 12:56:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lorianne
saying things that just don’t need to be said, aren’t relevant,

Oh.... you mean like Claire McCaskill is a lying communist who was picked by Obama to ram through the (not) FREE (lack of) HealthCare plan?

The plan where prices are jacked SKY HIGH and the elderly are denied treatment because it takes money away from the 'kitty' which will be used to provide campaign money to DEM politicians ?

23 posted on 09/27/2012 12:56:29 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: RabidBartender

So? She’s always been like that.

What did Akin say that HELPS HIM WIN ?


24 posted on 09/27/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Whatever you do, Trixi, don’t ever think for yourself. Always look at who the cool people are making fun of, and act like them. You can’t go wrong.


25 posted on 09/27/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Missing the point. It’s not the word.

You’re using the logic that all those Dem women trumped up that using the word vagina got them shut down in the state legislature. It wasn’t the word, it was how it was used and speaking out of turn. But they made a lot of hay about “the word” oooooo, she said the word ... and all that.


26 posted on 09/27/2012 12:59:37 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Well, Aiken is a moron despite his position on the issues.

The best case scenario is he wins because we need the seat and then Roney appoints him ambassador to Assyria.


27 posted on 09/27/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Whatever. I don’t. Never have. Never will.
Call em as I see em (and way before everyone else usually).


28 posted on 09/27/2012 1:00:34 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Suggesting that Claire should talk a certain way because she is a woman is considered sexist.

Perhaps you misunderstood his comment.

If his opponent was MALE and he said his opponent wasn't acting very GENTLEMANLY... what would you say then?

29 posted on 09/27/2012 1:00:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Whatever. I don’t. Never have. Never will.
Call em as I see em (and way before everyone else usually).


30 posted on 09/27/2012 1:00:48 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: cripplecreek
Look, I'm not saying his judgment is not correct...I'm saying he will lose women voters by saying it.

I also said he still has time to pull it out which shows I'm not the "liberal" whatever you want to call me as though you're in kindergarten.

31 posted on 09/27/2012 1:00:48 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Lorianne

We all say things that don’t “need” to be said. That’s what makes us free human beings. Not a crime, not immoral, nothing wrong with it.

Maybe you’re in Missouri, I’m not, but I doubt “ladylike” is an insult there.


32 posted on 09/27/2012 1:02:11 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

Can we say she’s “shrill”?


33 posted on 09/27/2012 1:02:55 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Argus
Things have changed, not for the better. But they have changed, and something like this just adds to the impression that Akin’s a clueless fossil.

SO.... what should Akin have done? Descend to the level of the DEMS and called McCaskill a lying whore ?

34 posted on 09/27/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: what's up
I'm saying he will lose women voters by saying it.

You're saying it with nothing to back it up. Yeah, play liberal games, win liberal prizes.
35 posted on 09/27/2012 1:03:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lorianne

Remember when Arlen Specter told Michele Bachmann to act like a lady on the radio.

Good times.


36 posted on 09/27/2012 1:04:03 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: UCANSEE2

If you stick to politics than that’s fine.

Look, I think McCaskill is a conniving, condescending b*tch (remember her from the 2010 townhalls? she was condescending and nasty as hell to her own constituents) ... but if I were running against her, especially if I were a man, I would not call her that.

Why?

Because I wouldn’t want to lose!


37 posted on 09/27/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: UCANSEE2

If you stick to politics than that’s fine.

Look, I think McCaskill is a conniving, condescending b*tch (remember her from the 2010 townhalls? she was condescending and nasty as hell to her own constituents) ... but if I were running against her, especially if I were a man, I would not call her that.

Why?

Because I wouldn’t want to lose!


38 posted on 09/27/2012 1:05:06 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: TigerClaws
Can we say she’s “shrill”?

Let me pray to our lady of perpetual outrage and sleep on it and I'll get back to you.
39 posted on 09/27/2012 1:05:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NeoCaveman

Yep. And were is ol’ Arlen nowdays?


40 posted on 09/27/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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FLASHBACK: AUDIO: Specter Tells Bachmann To Act Like A "Lady"

We ripped Arlen a good one for it.

41 posted on 09/27/2012 1:06:48 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: Lorianne

Funny how a majority of posters here on F.R. DEMAND that the GOP grow a set of cahones, and quit being so PC.

Akin does so, and yet, you think he should just shut up?

Do you think he can win by kissing Claire’s derriere and keeping his mouth shut?

What is so wrong with some REAL HONESTY?


42 posted on 09/27/2012 1:07:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Lorianne

Agreed, but he’s all we’ve got at this point—and we need that seat. He’s an imperfect vessel, but he’s the only ship out of the harbor.


43 posted on 09/27/2012 1:08:43 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Williams

Strawman.
I never said it was a crime.
I never said it was immoral.
I never ever implied people don’t have the right to free speech


44 posted on 09/27/2012 1:08:52 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: what's up
but this is a dumb comment.

Why is THE TRUTH a DUMB COMMENT?

45 posted on 09/27/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: cripplecreek
What I am basing it on is what happened after the previous statement he made. If it was just this one comment it wouldn't have much effect. Now he's under the microscope for so-called "sexist" statements.

The first comment was taken out of context but it lost him support. His poll numbers went down after that. Fact.

Use logic, not emotion.

46 posted on 09/27/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by what's up
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To: UCANSEE2

Akin can do what he wants.
How do you win is the question?

Is this not important?
Apparently to most here on FR winning is not important.


47 posted on 09/27/2012 1:10:18 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: UCANSEE2

Akin can do what he wants.
How do you win is the question

Is this not important?
Apparently to most here on FR winning is not important.


48 posted on 09/27/2012 1:10:31 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: NeoCaveman
But Arlen Specter was a democrat. Only Republicans are held to any standard. In a case where a Republican doesn't make verbal gaffes the media will simply make something up or characterize a normal statement as being a gaffe.

In this case Akin didn't say anything at all worth condemnation but you even have Republicans hopping to the Democrat tune of gaffe making.

49 posted on 09/27/2012 1:13:03 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: UCANSEE2
Why is THE TRUTH a DUMB COMMENT?

Ex: Scott Brown could come out and call Warren a lying feminist and that would be truth but it would be DUMB if he wanted to win a Senate seat.

50 posted on 09/27/2012 1:13:11 PM PDT by what's up
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