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McCaskill hits Akin with ads featuring raped women
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 10, 2012 | DAVID A. LIEB

Posted on 10/10/2012 11:03:37 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill took aim Wednesday at Republican challenger Todd Akin with a new series of TV ads featuring rape survivors outraged by Akin's remark about "legitimate rape" and his opposition to emergency contraception.

The three separate ads feature individual testimonials from three women who said they were raped, including one who describes herself as a "pro-life" Republican and another self-described "pro-life mother" who calls herself a "woman of faith."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; mccaskill; mo2012
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1 posted on 10/10/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCaskill is scum.

I’m not overly impressed with Akin, but she is scum.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 11:05:01 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just another form of parading the corpses for political purposes.

FUBO & FAD


3 posted on 10/10/2012 11:05:30 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s the only ammunition she has, and he screwed up by giving it to her. I still think he will win by a couple of points, but this should have been a cakewalk.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 11:05:37 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think the average voter will see this as crass overreaching.

Libs just can't help themselves.

5 posted on 10/10/2012 11:07:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Democrats should change their name to the Victims Party. Roll out victims on TV or in Congress.

The WORST victim was Sandra Fluke, a law student at an EXPENSIVE private law school who wants us to pay for his birth control. Psst. Go to a public university law school and buy your own birth control, you leftist sow.

Choices are a bitch.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 11:07:13 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This will help Akin a bit. True sleaze.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 11:08:41 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: Free ThinkerNY

Pictures of aborted babies are quite gruesome too.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 11:08:50 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure- salt-of-the-earth pro-life women shilling for this scumbag. B.S.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 11:10:10 AM PDT by Ford4000
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how about Akin respond with a video of a ‘partial birth’ abortion (that McCaskill and Obama support)


10 posted on 10/10/2012 11:10:10 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Akin needs to investigate all the women in these ads to determine if the ones that claim to to Republicans actually are Republicans and to determine if they are legitimate in their claim that they were actually raped.


11 posted on 10/10/2012 11:10:30 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how about Akin respond with a video of a ‘partial birth’ abortion (that McCaskill and Obama support)


12 posted on 10/10/2012 11:10:39 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Uncle Slayton

legitimate in their claim that they were actually raped.

Or if they were legitimately raped...as it were, of course...


13 posted on 10/10/2012 11:14:18 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: skeeter

It is well known among rational people that DemoCRATS are professional liars, though the bar is very low.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 11:16:33 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Akin lost his own election and jeapordized the presidential election the moment his idiotic statement passed his lips.

I don't care how good a coservative he is otherwise, he needed to acknowledge his error and gotten out of the way for a less damaged candidate.

15 posted on 10/10/2012 11:18:25 AM PDT by Washi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Somehow if the taxpayers don’t pay for it, it doesn’t exist


16 posted on 10/10/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
It’s the only ammunition she has, and he screwed up by giving it to her.

Not the only ammunition, just the latest. She's been running ads with his quotes on student loans and Medicare and Social Security and the like as well.

17 posted on 10/10/2012 11:20:13 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2012/10/mccaskill_ads_rape_survivors_akin.php

Ads are here.
Mildly creepy IMO.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Delhi Rebels

Won’t it be great when he beats her anyway, eh?


19 posted on 10/10/2012 11:23:06 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Doulos1
Pictures of aborted babies are quite gruesome too.

Pictures of babies that victimized mothers chose to keep, aren't.

20 posted on 10/10/2012 11:23:10 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"and his opposition to emergency contraception"

seriously?

abortifacients are not contraception. Not having the government pay for something is not banning it.

21 posted on 10/10/2012 11:23:25 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Delhi Rebels

“She’s been running ads with his quotes on student loans and Medicare and Social Security and the like as well.”

Do you want our politicians to run as leftist’s so they can fool the people in their search of power?

That sounds much like another party’s tactics.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 11:25:35 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, how about an ad with Tawana Brawley? Or with that Duke babe?


23 posted on 10/10/2012 11:26:19 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Washi

You said the same thing when Romney uttered “47%”, right?

or does this only apply to actual conservatives?


24 posted on 10/10/2012 11:27:34 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: listenhillary
Do you want our politicians to run as leftist’s so they can fool the people in their search of power?

I would like them to get elected. And when they say stupid things then that makes it kind of hard.

25 posted on 10/10/2012 11:32:33 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Mr. K

He might be able to respond, if some of those holding the purse strings relent.


26 posted on 10/10/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: skeeter
Won’t it be great when he beats her anyway, eh?

Or disappointing when he doesn't. Either way we'll know in 4 weeks.

27 posted on 10/10/2012 11:37:33 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The ads are exactly as predicted. She has the money and she will saturate the KC and StL media markets with them. I have seen them on the KC stations. They will have an effect which is why I have been predicting that Akin cannot win. I wish that it were not so, but it looks like McCaskill wins this race.

Latest Rasmussen (Oct 2) has her at 51% to 45%, these ads will likely grow that gap.


28 posted on 10/10/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Delhi Rebels

“his quotes on student loans and Medicare and Social Security and the like as well.”

What did he say wrong about these?


29 posted on 10/10/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The proper response would be abortion survivors, and women who regret their abortions, crying about having killed their children.


30 posted on 10/10/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Delhi Rebels
Some of us will be disappointed. Others here may feel some sort of perverse vindication, I'm afraid.

But I really do think he'll win.

31 posted on 10/10/2012 11:45:35 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Claire voted to impose the OBAMACARE plan on us and now she voted to kill the coal industry and raise our utilities. Her ads are as phoney as she is.

WE NEED HERE OUT OF CONGRESS, PERIOD!!!

GO TODD, GO!!!


32 posted on 10/10/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT by YOMO
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should counter with pictures of American Taxpayers, who are being “raped” by Democrats for the past 60 years.


33 posted on 10/10/2012 12:02:00 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

Actually, he should counter with an ad featuring Pastor James Robison, who was the product of a rape and extremely anti-abortion.


34 posted on 10/10/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: GeronL
You said the same thing when Romney uttered “47%”, right?

If you've pegged me as pro-Romney, you're wrong. I didn't decide to vote for him UNTIL he made the 47% statement and other statements regarding the middle-East during the same fundraiser.

There is a lot more truth in believing that conservatives will never win over that certain percentage of the population that happily subsists on government handouts (even though it's not the whole 47% of non-income tax payers) than it is to say that "legitimate" victims of rape don't get pregnant.

35 posted on 10/10/2012 12:20:46 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So let me get this right... You have ads where PRO-LIFE women are now going to vote for a RABID ANTI-LIFE DEMOCRAT! These pro-life women will support the party that believes in shoving scissors into the heads of babies in the womb! Barack Hussein Obama is the most vicious anti-life candidates that the USA has ever seen and Claire McCaskill is his #1 supporter!!


36 posted on 10/10/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
ATTENTION PRO-LIFE WOMEN!!!

One Tiny Life, 12 Week Old Baby

37 posted on 10/10/2012 12:47:22 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Do the women go so far as to say that Akin's comments made them feel raped all over again?

-PJ

38 posted on 10/10/2012 12:58:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If the Senate Republicans lose the Senate by ONE vote and Akin loses his race, the GOP had better just keep their mouths shut and again become content to be the minority party.

If they (GOP) had not condemned Akin, talked about him like he was $hit, refused to support him, refused a give him another dollar, he would have put that cow, McCaskill, back to the pasture. What did he have before this crap started....?....a 10 point lead over her?

GOD save the U.S. from the GOP, who have proved they will eat their own.

39 posted on 10/10/2012 12:59:02 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, safety is off.)
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To: jmax
If they (GOP) had not condemned Akin, talked about him like he was $hit, refused to support him, refused a give him another dollar, he would have put that cow, McCaskill, back to the pasture. What did he have before this crap started....?....a 10 point lead over her?

On the other hand, if Akin himself had not said something terribly stupid -- something so incredibly stupid as to blow that 10 pt lead -- he probably wouldn't have drawn any fire from the GOP now, would he?

If we lose the Senate seat in Missouri, there'll be plenty of blame to go around -- to both the GOP and to Akin himself.

40 posted on 10/10/2012 1:10:04 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: listenhillary
What did he say wrong about these?

Well he equated government guaranteed student loans with stage 3 cancer, he has said he doesn't like Social Security and doesn't support it, and seems to have questioned the constitutionality of Medicare. Now his reasoning may have been sound in the three cases: he appears to be mainly concerned with the long term government obligation on student loans, he's for personal savings accounts as a replacement for Social Security, and when he said that the federal government providing medical insurance was unconstitutional he likely meant Obamacare but his position can include Medicare and the VA hospital system as well. But the way he says it, like his quote on rape, generally come out wrong and can easily be misconstrued to mean something else. .

Most things Akin stands for are pretty much solid conservative values. But when he starts talking that link between his mouth and his brain disconnects and he gives McCaskill a whole new set of sound bites.

41 posted on 10/10/2012 1:11:53 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Delhi Rebels

Are you listening to the snips and pieces that Claire selects to feature in her ads, or Todd Akin in full context when he was speaking about the issues?


42 posted on 10/10/2012 1:26:42 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary
Are you listening to the snips and pieces that Claire selects to feature in her ads, or Todd Akin in full context when he was speaking about the issues?

I've listened to both and like I said it isn't hard to see what Akin meant. But the way it comes out makes it custom made for twisting. People remember the soundbites and not what is said before and after it. And Akin is a walking, talking fountain of soundbites.

43 posted on 10/10/2012 1:59:59 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: skeeter
But I really do think he'll win.

I honestly don't know. It's less than 4 weeks away, Akin has no money, and McCaskill's got a ton of PAC support. She keeps throwing snippits of his own words in his face and I don't know how effective that is. This week's polls should prove interesting.

In the end, if Akin wins then I think it'll be for the same reason Romney wins - people vote against the opponent rather than for the candidate.

44 posted on 10/10/2012 2:06:36 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Delhi Rebels
People who show up to vote for Romney will pull the lever for Akin.

He'll win.

45 posted on 10/10/2012 2:10:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Holy crap! How low can you get!?


46 posted on 10/10/2012 2:23:50 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: okie01
>>> "On the other hand, if Akin himself had not said something terribly stupid -- something so incredibly stupid as to blow that 10 pt lead -- he probably wouldn't have drawn any fire from the GOP now, would he?" <<<

WOW...that's a lot of "STUPID"......(1) "terribly stupid" and (2) "incredibly stupid". I keep looking for you're 3rd "STUPID", but can't find it in your response....you know, the one where the GOP is stupid. Obviously, just a typo / error on your part.

47 posted on 10/10/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, safety is off.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It won’t swing the election to McCaskill, but it’ll sure bring out the FR bedwetters trying to hand it to her out of spite.


48 posted on 10/10/2012 5:32:06 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: jmax
I keep looking for you're 3rd "STUPID", but can't find it in your response....you know, the one where the GOP is stupid. Obviously, just a typo / error on your part.

Didn't read the whole response, huh?

But the first, the initiating "STUPID" definitely falls in Akin's court. Had he not commmitted several varieties of "STUPID", there would have been no need for the GOP to do something equally "STUPID".

If Akin should lose -- and I would vote for him, were I a Missourian -- it is nobody's fault but his own.

49 posted on 10/10/2012 7:56:18 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

any woman who says she was “raped” is by definition “raped”.

the real question is if they are actresses or Democratic operatives.


50 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:27 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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