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Breaking- If Akin Remains In, NRSC Will Spend Nothing on MO Senate Race
The Corner at NRO ^ | August 20, 2012 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 08/20/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT by SE Mom

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What a mess.
1 posted on 08/20/2012 11:37:41 AM PDT by SE Mom
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To: SE Mom

From what Im hearing Akin will be dropping out of the race


2 posted on 08/20/2012 11:38:43 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Girlene; penelopesire

Hard to believe I’m in agreement with the GOP..but it’s sure to be a once in a blue moon kind of thing!


3 posted on 08/20/2012 11:39:23 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

This one should have been a slam dunk! What a mess indeed.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 11:39:44 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: SE Mom

Yeah, but would we know the difference. The NRSC does all it can to prevent conservatives from getting into the senate.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 11:40:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Hope so.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 11:41:49 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: SE Mom

Did Akin really say this?


7 posted on 08/20/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pgkdan

Aikin gone in 24 hrs or less..


8 posted on 08/20/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: cotton1706

In another thread, Erick Ericson is reporting that Akin will drop out.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 11:42:26 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Where did you hear this? Akin just appeared on Huckabee and defiantly vowed to remain in til the bitter end.


10 posted on 08/20/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: SE Mom

The libs are probably livid for allowing this to get out so soon. They should have held it, when there was no chance for an escape route.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 11:43:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: cotton1706
The NRSC does all it can to prevent conservatives from getting into the senate.

"Conservatives" is one thing. "Idiots determined to shoot themselves in the foot" is something else.

12 posted on 08/20/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: SE Mom

Paging Mrs. Palin... please have Ms Steelman pickup the red courtesy phone!


13 posted on 08/20/2012 11:43:41 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I hope so...we don’t need this kind of distraction.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 11:44:41 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama...got that?)
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To: SE Mom

Lol know what you mean but this is no brainer. The dude sounds like a moron if he thinks a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy during a rape. The dems are loving this and they also look ridiculous trying to tie the comments to all republicans and Ryan. Best to cut this guy out of the race and move on.
What a mess indeed.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 11:44:46 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: mrs9x

What an idiot. Please let him drop out so someone else can step in and beat McCaskill. This seat is a no-brainer alongwith Nebraska.


16 posted on 08/20/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Arthurio

Someone just made Akin an offer he couldn’t refuse.


17 posted on 08/20/2012 11:45:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SE Mom

If this were in some hopelessly blue state, it wouldn’t really be a big deal, but this is the race that likely keeps the Senate in Harry Reid’s hands.

Say hello to permanent Obamacare.


18 posted on 08/20/2012 11:45:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: freekitty

Video has gone viral. 300,000 or so views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdisTOKom5I


19 posted on 08/20/2012 11:46:57 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: SE Mom

Collosal jewel of stupidity. Akin needs to go. How stupid can he be? This will be such a distraction and heck, the other 2 runners up are also conservative and will have a better chance.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 11:47:15 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Yup.

“Legitimate rape” could be a gaffe. Saying that women’s bodies are able to distinguish between voluntary and forced insemination shows he’s out to lunch and needs to go.


21 posted on 08/20/2012 11:47:20 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: penelopesire
The dude sounds like a moron if he thinks a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy during a rape. The dems are loving this and they also look ridiculous trying to tie the comments to all republicans and Ryan. Best to cut this guy out of the race and move on. What a mess indeed.

Well said. My own daughter (who is only 16) asked me today of I believe that woman don't get pregnant if raped. This moron is hurting not only Repubs but those of us who are pro life. He's a weirdo.
22 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

I agree. But my point is valid. The NRSC would support a backstabbing Specter year upon year but they’d have to be dragged kicking and screaming to support a conservative.


23 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:23 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Arthurio

Erick Erickson tweeted that he heard he was dropping out, now he’s saying that he might not be. That’s the last time I rely on twitter for info :( this guy needs to drop out now..he is toxic, now every single Republican running will be asked by the media “Do you agree with what Akin said?” The sooner he does drop out the better thank the Dems cant use him anymore


24 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Arthurio
Where did you hear this? Akin just appeared on Huckabee and defiantly vowed to remain in til the bitter end.

And apparently the bitter end is now.

25 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:43 AM PDT by kevao (Obama didn't kill Bin Laden. Someone else made that happen!)
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To: Melas

Thanks. Somehow, he doesn’t strike me as conservative.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SE Mom

Well, duh. Republicans have enough sense not to flush money down the toilet when the could spend it somewhere that produces actual results.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:54 AM PDT by Inconvenient Truthteller
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To: SE Mom

It is indeed. If Akin withdraws then who do the Republicans install in his place? Steelman’s supporters will think she should get it, Brunner’s supporters will think he should get it, whichever one is chosen will face the fact that over 2/3rds of the voters think their candidate got shafted.


28 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:54 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: jimjohn

Steelman came in 3rd. John Brunner would pick up the nomination if Akin withdraws.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 11:49:00 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: SE Mom

Republicans are such wussies. With a capital W.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 11:49:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cotton1706
This is the same NRSC that endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio.

In other words, they're the reason I quit giving to the Republican party and now only give to individual candidates.

31 posted on 08/20/2012 11:50:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Erick Erickson tweeted that he heard he was dropping out, now he’s saying that he might not be.

Akin already said he was remaining in the race. He apparently thinks he can ride this out... which he won't.

McCaskill can cancel her retirement plans now, and Harry Reid doesn't need to order up the movers.

Thanks, Akin for nothing, you POS.

32 posted on 08/20/2012 11:51:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: SE Mom
Call the NRSC and let them know I died in 1994.
33 posted on 08/20/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SE Mom

Biden says things equally dumb twice daily.

But he gets a pass because he’s a tard.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I hope your pockets are deep my FRiend...Akin’s going to need a whole lot...


35 posted on 08/20/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Sarah Barracuda

but the real question is, who takes his place?


36 posted on 08/20/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Arthurio
Akin just appeared on Huckabee and defiantly vowed to remain in til the bitter end.

Sounds like Akin just had a meeting with Luca Brasi.

37 posted on 08/20/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes, Republicans are wussies. From reading this thread, so are many FREEPERS.

What Akin said is true. If a woman is actually raped, the female body is less likely to conceive.

Ignorance, cowardice...what a bunch of heros we have here.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 11:56:47 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: ScottinVA

He wont be able to ride it out. People make gaffes, make misstatements all the time, the difference here is what he said was sheer stupidity, and we had the damn election won. McCaskill was down 11 points, now she has a 65 percent chance of retaining her seat. No wonder she was pulling for Akin so badly, no wonder Dems switched over to vote for him. We NEED this seat in order to defeat Obamacare, if McCaskill wins say goodbye to defeating Obamacare, it will be the law of the land. Im beginning to think that Akin is a mole for the Dems, no way could someone say something THIS stupid unless he’s a Dem in disguise


39 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:11 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
From what Im hearing Akin will be dropping out of the race

My guess is he will be raked over the coals tonight, even on FOX.
This ain't going to blow over and I hate the double standard.
Way too much at stake and he should probably drop out.
It's just the reality of things as they are, never give the Rats and MSM ammunition by saying dumb things.

40 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Delhi Rebels

who gets to make the call on who replaces akin?


41 posted on 08/20/2012 11:57:34 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This should have been an easy state for the GOP to pick up one of the needed 4 Senate seas. If Akin does not resign and allow the next Pub in the primary run, Claire wins the state again. This is so short sighted and silly. But, then the GOP has in my lifetime of 73 yrs. been known as the Stupid Party.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 11:58:19 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: achilles2000
Yes, Republicans are wussies. From reading this thread, so are many FREEPERS.

You are certainly right. It appears they are much more worried over appearances than Democrats are.
43 posted on 08/20/2012 11:58:19 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: SE Mom
I just love how Republicans are falling all over themselves to pour gasoline on this. They, and some FReepers, are eager to look like they are reasonable, as if the corrupt MSM might now like them.

I want to win this seat just as much as the next person, but no one had better let any facts stand in the way!

The truth is there have been any number of reports of women who have claimed “rape” when they in fact had buyer's remorse from the previous night or discovered they might be pregnant. Additionally, ask any credible infertility clinic in this county. Is it easier to get pregnant under a highly fearful stressful situation or when one is relaxed, such as in the context of a loving marriage.

Gee, that doesn't sound too unreasonable. Yet, people are so craven to make a political win that they appear eager to forgo truth and honesty and just summarily political execute someone.

Sheesh.

44 posted on 08/20/2012 11:58:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (If Reagan had another son he would have looked like Paul Ryan.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“This is the same NRSC that endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio.

In other words, they’re the reason I quit giving to the Republican party and now only give to individual candidates.”


I hear you, and I also started giving exclusively to individual candidates due to reprehensible conduct on the part of the NRSC and the RNC.

But if the NRSC won’t spend a dime on the MO Senate race, McCaskill will be reelected. Akin can’t raise enough money on his own, particularly now that he will be eschewed by nearly all national conservative groups.

Akin’s a good man, and would have made a fine senator, but he cannot win, not after what he said. This is exactly how Fay Boozman lost a 1998 U.S. Senate race in Arkansas that was his to lose. He should drop out for the good of the nation, and find another way to contribute to the conservative movement.


45 posted on 08/20/2012 11:59:18 AM 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: spacejunkie2001

but the real question is, who takes his place?

Claire McCaskill


46 posted on 08/20/2012 11:59:22 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Melas

Point taken. But still, my stop watch is running now, I say Akin’s out before my hour says ‘24’.

Count on it. And frankly, I’m enjoying how fast our side can move en masse, unlike the Dems and the Weiner incident.


47 posted on 08/20/2012 12:00:05 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: LyinLibs
Biden says things equally dumb twice daily.

But he gets a pass because he’s a tard. And this is 'Tard Akins.

48 posted on 08/20/2012 12:00:37 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: nhwingut

I feel the same way about the man setting the pro life movement back. Apparently there are some studies that back up the man’s statements but it is a stupid fight to have right now. The dems would just put up thir own studies and off we are to the war on women meme race again. His statement about ‘legitimate’ tape was also bizarre....lol. Akin is a disaster.


49 posted on 08/20/2012 12:00:51 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: SE Mom
I believe Akin should go. My reasoning is as follows:

Many people in this country feel that there isn't a dimes worth of difference between the two parties (Republicans and Democrats).

We are currently engaged in a very pivotal election cycle that will determine the future course of this nation. The Tea Party Republicans are poised to build on their 2010 victories by increasing their hold on the House and taking control of the Senate. It is now looking more likely that Obama will be removed from the White House as well.

Here is a chance where the Republican party can really show the American people that yes, there is a difference between the Republicans and the Democrats.

While the Democrats are content to have a horse's ass as our vice-president and rush to defend every Democrat that gets caught up in corruption or scandal, the Republicans are not afraid to clean up their own house and raise the standards that our lawmakers must live by.

Removing (or forcing) Akin from the senate race is NOT a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. The Republicans already have substitute candidates ready to go. We can afford to set our standards high.

Let the Democrats be saddled with idiots like Joe Biden. It will be quite a contrast for the Republicans to replace their own "Joe Bidens" and show the nation that they are serious about taking back this country and moving it in the right direction.

We don't need to be defending this guy's stupid remarks for the next 10 weeks. We don't need to "neutralize" the Biden issue by rallying behind Akin. Let's not have this be a distraction. Replace Akin and move on with the serious business we have before us.

Plus, we really need this senate seat and cannot afford to muck it up.

50 posted on 08/20/2012 12:01:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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