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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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To: Obadiah

Yes, but part of being a good campaigner is that you think before you speak, and you never say anything in a way that can be sound-bited to make you look bad, especially if you’re a Republican and you know that media is out to get you. Who can forget the whole “Machacha” incident?

But this is true even if you’re not a Republican, just look at how much mileage Republicans are getting out of the “You didn’t build that” comment. Obama is just fortunate that the media covers for him so the fallout is not as bad.

To me this is more a issue about Akin just being a bad candidate, who talks before he thinks it through, which will probably manifest itself in other ways during the campaign.


81 posted on 08/20/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Pregnancy from actual rape is rare.

The medical profession has become highly political, by the way. They often lie these days, and the professional organizations are generally under the control of libtards thanks to affirmative action.


82 posted on 08/20/2012 1:04:14 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: penelopesire

In context, “legitimate” means “actual”. Many women lie about rape. I bet you could figure out the first part and know the second part.


83 posted on 08/20/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: SE Mom

Believe it or don’t but I read the article after I made the post and learned there was $5 million promised. : )


84 posted on 08/20/2012 1:07:59 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: PhxTM06

As I’ve said, in this thread “stupidity” is weenie conservative speak for “I don’t have the balls to stand up against libtards who may call me names.” The kind of person who thinks that Akin’s comment was a “gaffe” probably also believes Mittens when he says he’s a conservative.


85 posted on 08/20/2012 1:12:43 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Look..I just listened to the man on Hannity. He sounded like an idiot. If you think this man is the best we can do to advance conservative ideals and get this country back on track financially and morally you are sadly mistaken. We can do much better. Now he threatens to take the whole hope of taking the senate and congress back a much bigger problem to boot.


86 posted on 08/20/2012 1:15:06 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: castlebar lass

I know what he was trying to say. I have also heard the theory put forth that pregnancy is less likely if its a forcible, violent rape as opposed to, say, a date that went bad. But he seems to have forgotten the first rule of holes... when you get to the bottom, stop digging.

He’s running from show to show trying to explain himself, and doing a lousy job of it. He sounds like more of an idiot after the fact than he did when he made the initial comment.


87 posted on 08/20/2012 1:21:02 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Arthurio

” Akin just appeared on Huckabee and defiantly vowed to remain in til the bitter end.”

.... or 5 PM tomorrow whichever comes first.


88 posted on 08/20/2012 1:25:14 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: SE Mom

I don’t care what this guy has for an explanation. He NEEDS to be thrown under the bus, TODAY.

This has to be as bad of a blunder as a candidate can make. He said it, it’s out there, and he’s done. Remaining in the race is a free seat for the dems, and this year the Congressional+Senate seats are more important than ever, because no matter whomever wins the presidency, we’re gonna have a liberal in office. They will need to be held in check.


89 posted on 08/20/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SE Mom

The Pubbie establishment is at it again.


90 posted on 08/20/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: jimjohn
Paging Mrs. Palin... please have Ms Steelman pickup the red courtesy phone!

As I recall, John Brunner was second and Steelman was third. So, not sure how things would work if he did drop out, but I doubt Steelman would be on the ballot.

91 posted on 08/20/2012 1:30:05 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Arthurio
Saying that women’s bodies are able to distinguish between voluntary and forced insemination shows he’s out to lunch and needs to go.

:::sigh::: That isn't what he said. Severe stress often prevents conception. It isn't just in situations of rape where that occurs.

Apparently, there are an awful lot of FReepers who don't know a soul who ever had trouble conceiving and had the doctor tell that person to lower their stress level so that they could conceive more easily. I've known plenty, and that advice worked in almost every single case where there was no underlying medical problem. And in those cases where the woman was undergoing fertility treatments, the doctors have told them to keep stress levels as low as possible to increase the chance of conception.

But of course, these doctors don't know anything. Some FReepers, the Pubbie establishment, and the MSM are obviously much more knowledgeable.

92 posted on 08/20/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Obadiah
There's no defense for stupidity. Only an ignorant and arrogant SOB would not step aside to prevent McCaskill from being reelected and jeopardizing elections across the nation.

Todd Akin's idiocy is now international news.

If the MO GOP can force him out, they should. If they can't, someone on the right should mount a write-in campaign.

93 posted on 08/20/2012 1:43:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: SE Mom
I just heard Akin on the Hannity radio program. Akin is NOT going to drop out.

What a selfish jackass.

And I say that as someone who contributed $50 to his campaign even though I do not live in MO.
94 posted on 08/20/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: bert

LOL :) I could retire if I had a dime for every time I’ve done that!


95 posted on 08/20/2012 1:51:58 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: fifedom

He IS a selfish jackass if he stays in ...I can’t believe he’s got advisors who would tell him it’s worth hanging tough. Not for this. Sometimes I think it IS better for us to hang tight if it’s a real principle at stake. It depends on a lot of things, but in this case? Pffttt...there is no defense for this- and further- if this is indicative of how he thinks- we really don’t want him in the Senate.


96 posted on 08/20/2012 1:59:19 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Haha. Yes they did, though I don’t think that was the same election cycle.


97 posted on 08/20/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

I see that it was Zinga in IL-17 in 2006 and Ozinga in IL-11 in 2008. Had they both been successful (which probably would have been the case had they run in 2010 instead), we could have had them co-sponsor a Zinga-Ozinga Act, which surely would have passed both houses irrespective of its content. How could anyone vote against something called the Zinga-Ozinga Act?


98 posted on 08/20/2012 2:35:03 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: achilles2000

That is why democrats win elections. They support each other when mistakes are made. Until we fight like they do, Dems will continue to win


99 posted on 08/20/2012 3:07:04 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: SE Mom

What a mess is right. What was he doing so completely off message anyway? He needs to drop out now. So this can quickly be forgotten.


100 posted on 08/20/2012 3:11:01 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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