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Akin Tells Hannity That Romney Exploited Rape Statement Controversy For Political Gain
Mediate ^ | Tuesday August 21, 2012

Posted on 08/21/2012 3:34:31 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio program for the second time in as many days, Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin attacked the GOP’s presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, for joining a chorus of Republicans asking him to withdraw from the race. Akin said that Romney had blown the controversy out of proportion and implied that he had done so for his own political gain.

Hannity asked Akin, given the number of prominent Republican politicians asking Akin to drop out including Romney, if he is even pausing to consider leaving the Senate race in Missouri.

“Let me ask you this,” Akin began. “If you were in Romney’s position, don’t you think that he may have bid this thing up and made a bigger deal about it than he needed to?”

“Why couldn’t he run his race and I run mine,” asked Akin. “If things really look like they’re getting in trouble in Missouri than maybe — but he has just assumed.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; hannity; insane; missouri; missourisenate; rape; romney; sarahsteelman; seanhannity; toddakin
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1 posted on 08/21/2012 3:34:44 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Sounds like he is going scorched earth.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 3:36:24 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Bigtigermike

This “turd in the punchbowl” is getting bigger.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 3:36:56 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Bigtigermike

If it p***es off Sean Vannity and Mittens, it can’t be all that bad to stay. This reminds me of the constant drum beat when they forced Cain out.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Bigtigermike
The phrase "cutting your nose off to spite your face" comes to mind.

Perhaps Akin wasn't sure if Republicans were really going to reject him. Now he can be absolutely sure.

5 posted on 08/21/2012 3:38:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Stupider than the day before. I'm starting to be convinced that he's a Dem plant or a useful idiot...

What if the Tea Party took on its first challenge to run an independent, a la Murkowski?

6 posted on 08/21/2012 3:38:43 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m waiting for him to announce “I did *not* have sex with that woman...”


7 posted on 08/21/2012 3:38:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Funny how he’s blaming Romney and not his Democratic opponent who is keeping this in the news.

That $1.5 million the Dems spent to help him get the nomination really paid off, didn’t it?


8 posted on 08/21/2012 3:40:11 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: Bigtigermike

The guy is a bonafide freaking idiot. Where the hell does he think his money is going to come from? Now that Claire is running against a kook the Dems are going to give her all kinds of money. The GOP is going to give the idiot nothing. Missouri voters will probably give him very little.

He is now a loser. If he had got out he might have salvaged a political career. I don’t see a way he will have any future now.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 3:40:23 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This Akin guy sounds more and mire like a desperate Democrat mole every time he speaks. I’d like to see how much $ he received from Yhe Tides Foundation.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“Sounds like he is going scorched earth.”


He took a bad situation, and made it horrible.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 3:41:09 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Gay State Conservative
I’m waiting for him to announce “I did *not* have sex with that woman...”

I'm waiting for him to say, "Ahhh, but the strawberries, THAT'S where I had them!"

12 posted on 08/21/2012 3:41:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bigtigermike

Lamest apology/explanation since “Chick-Fil-A drive through dude.”


13 posted on 08/21/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s been a gold mine for Republicans.

All they have to do is repudiate his remarks- as Akin hinself did- to appear ‘moderate’ on ‘women’s issues’.

So let Romney make a few points and drive Obama crazy.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 3:43:41 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Mamzelle
I'm starting to be convinced that he's a Dem plant or a useful idiot...

If it walks like a duck....

15 posted on 08/21/2012 3:44:04 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: RaisingCain

16 posted on 08/21/2012 3:44:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

So, what’s his FR nick?

Thanks Bigtigermike.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 3:45:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FatherofFive

I see he got the gun to his head alright and doesn’t need any help with the trigger.

Don’t jerk it, dipsh*t.....squeeeeze.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Don’t expect Akin to shut up any time soon and just run his race.... He will be voicing his opinion here on out on numerous of issues and make more stupid comment to the glee of the media and Dems who will run them nationally


19 posted on 08/21/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Akin or Romney, who is worse?

Romney: The Boy Scouts should admit homosexuals
8/7/2012
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2915967/posts

“I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
- Mitt Romney, 1994, former Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board member


20 posted on 08/21/2012 3:46:53 PM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: GreatRoad

I keep on telling people to check this guy’s bank account, he is probably getting BIG money from Dems. Of course he is, only Dems would give money to this idiot. For them he is the gift that keeps on giving. What I dont understand is that before the primary, it was known that McCaskill wanted to run against this guy and people still voted for him. You would have thought Dems cheering this guy on would have been the ultimate red flag that something is wrong, now we are stuck with this guy, he refuses to leave. You can pretty much kiss defeating Obamacare goodbye, because of this nut we won’t be able to control the Senate now, unless we can go full ACORN and get dead people to vote for him


21 posted on 08/21/2012 3:47:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bigtigermike

Just the first step in Romney’s plan to dismantle the conservative wing of the Republican party.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 3:47:47 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Bigtigermike

I am glad that there are people left in the world that don’t kiss the Romney shrine. Romney bashed his opponents with millions of dirty ads. Now, Romney is Mr. Clean (don’t think so where I come from). Romney’s base is the mostly the rinos and the ABO are giving him pass after pass. If people don’t vote him in for Missouri; it’s their own faults; not people who support the right to life. The left hate him as they do Palin. Reading the left wing blogs, not too much Romney hate so there you go. Toughen up, support your convictions, stop caving in to the media lies and we’ll win. If he doesn’t leave, support the man.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 3:47:51 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Bigtigermike

"Isay, I say...boy, you about as SHARP as a BOWLIN' BALL!"

Gettim outta here.

24 posted on 08/21/2012 3:47:51 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

“The guy is a bonafide freaking idiot. Where the hell does he think his money is going to come from?...The GOP is going to give the idiot nothing. Missouri voters will probably give him very little. He is now a loser. If he had got out he might have salvaged a political career.”


Talk about burning bridges. His “career” on the Hill is over no matter what happens. See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.


25 posted on 08/21/2012 3:48:24 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: arrogantsob

Akin definitely mis-spoke (in political speak) and it was an amazing gaffe. Almost Bidenish.. But, what’s more infuriating is these spineless rinos throwing a real conservative who earned his shot the hard way under the bus instead of standing up and saying ‘we don’t agree with Akin’s mis-statement, but we’re pro life, and he’s a good man.’ Geez.. I can’t stand politicians. May the Kingdom come quickly! Maranatha!


26 posted on 08/21/2012 3:48:40 PM PDT by theoldmarine (lost two heroes in one day Palin/Jobs - what a pity!)
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To: Mamzelle
What if the Tea Party took on its first challenge to run an independent, a la Murkowski?

My understanding is that the Missouri barriers to third party and write-in candidates are pretty high. It's unlikely that the Murkowski strategy would be successful since Missouri has many more voters than Alaska and the only other time it worked was for Strom Thurmond in 1954. (I'm still amazed that a plurality of Alaska voters could spell "Murkowski".)

Like Rush said -- the Democrats circle the wagons, the Republicans form a circular firing squad.

27 posted on 08/21/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Bigtigermike

Its the truth and I think Mitt will find that it was a serious stumble.

As my neighbor said, “I don’t know what the hell this has to do with us. I’m ready to just throw in the towel over these clowns.”


28 posted on 08/21/2012 3:49:19 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: Bigtigermike
Wow, just wow. Fire up the popcorn maker.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 3:51:02 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: GreatRoad

He is a conservative, the only Missouri Right to Life endorsed candidate. Try to do a little research. Free Republic used to be full of folks who knew what they were talking about. Maybe you’re the democrat mole, n00b.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 3:51:28 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Bigtigermike
Always good to throw your new (potential) boss under the bus before either of you are hired.

Akincide: suicide by ego.

31 posted on 08/21/2012 3:52:06 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Oh no, Mr. Akin, YOU did that.

Mr. Akin, you care not if we stay in the minority in the Senate, rendering us POWERLESS on Supreme Court candidate review.

I can't stand you more by the minute.

32 posted on 08/21/2012 3:52:12 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Bigtigermike

He is right. Missourians are gonna be cheesed off at Romney. Remember who won Missouri? Not Romney!


33 posted on 08/21/2012 3:52:51 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Mamzelle

Next stop, MSNBC. This moron is really trying to piss off any friends he might have left.
Anyone in the MO Constitution party available? The local TPs in MO needs to take a stand against this obstinate fool.
Now, we have to hope and pray that we get at least two out of three with FL, VA, OH. ME is a sure loss. If WI, ND, MT are not wins, game over.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 3:53:42 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Mamzelle
Stupider than the day before. I'm starting to be convinced that he's a Dem plant or a useful idiot...

Thank goodness we have a true conservative who's willing to stand up to RINO Romney. Isn't that the whole plan behind FR supporting Romney in the election? For conservatives to hold Romney's feet to the fire? Why do I get the feeling it won't work now? All the faux "conservatives" will instead be defending President RINO whenever the real conservatives stand up to Romney's liberal BS or call out his Clintonesque governing by poll numbers.

35 posted on 08/21/2012 3:54:13 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: mrsmith

“It’s been a gold mine for Republicans.
All they have to do is repudiate his remarks- as Akin himself did- to appear ‘moderate’ on ‘women’s issues’.
So let Romney make a few points and drive Obama crazy.”

I had the same thought. Maybe the silver lining in all of this is that it helps Romney/Ryan distance themselves from future attacks on women’s issues because they immediately repudiated Akin?


36 posted on 08/21/2012 3:54:27 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: Bigtigermike

He is showing that he has some HUGE blindspots and is not able to size up the situation. Maybe he is one who just likes the limelight, even if it is bad limelight.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 3:55:36 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Marie Antoinette
He is a conservative, the only Missouri Right to Life endorsed candidate

Point is, Akin is hurting the right-to-life movement by helping keep the Senate under the control of the Democrat Socialists. His reason? -- "I WON" (has a familiar ring to it).

38 posted on 08/21/2012 3:55:58 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Mamzelle
Stupider than the day before. I'm starting to be convinced that he's a Dem plant or a useful idiot...

We'll never know for sure but I kind of have the same thoughts. Funny the timing! How convenient for Obama to get the exact distraction he needed that conveniently takes the edge of Biden's gaffes. Then it re-inflates the manufactured war on women while providing an angle to attack Ryan. All three needs are magically covered!! Amazing!

I've been hearing that Claire McCaskill spent money on his campaign. Maybe this is done all the time by opponents, who knows. If it is I've never heard of it.

Seriously, who says what this guy just said? Don't worry about rape, your body will just ward it off like OFF to mosquitoes! It's just WAY too ridiculous of a statement and WAY too convenient for the War On Babies crowd.

I'm going to go ahead and fit myself for the tin foil.

39 posted on 08/21/2012 3:56:13 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: DTogo
Always good to throw your new (potential) boss under the bus before either of you are hired.

Romney isn't the boss of ANY conservative. Any Congressman or Senator who takes orders from that dirty, lying, liberal RINO Masshole won't get my vote. If Romney becomes President it will be as the lapdog of conservatives who must not let him lead the charge on any issue, but instead lead him around by his nose.

40 posted on 08/21/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: CommieCutter

it=pregancy.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 3:58:25 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: DTogo
Always good to throw your new (potential) boss under the bus before either of you are hired.

The abortion loving RINO mitt threw Akin under the bus first. Every time mitt opens his mouth is one more reason not to vote for him.

42 posted on 08/21/2012 3:58:34 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Sooth2222
>>Like Rush said -- the Democrats circle the wagons, the Republicans form a circular firing squad.<<

Actually, Rush has never been one to circle the wagons and defend the indefensible. Ever.

He tells the truth, and calls em like he sees em.

For example, from his transcript today:

Akin's Remark was Stupid and Untrue -- Now He Must Put the Nation's Future First

43 posted on 08/21/2012 3:58:40 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: JediJones

Whether he wins or not (and I don’t think he will - he posted a distorted poll, and a more objective one already shows him losing), he’s going to give the Dems something to harp on from now to the election. And in fact, by the time the election rolls around, even Missourians won’t vote for him. They may not vote for McCaskill, but they will essentially do so by not going to the polls if Akins is the candidate.

He should leave now, except that his giant ego is blocking the exits. And btw, most of the people in your tag line have been telling him to leave.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 3:59:33 PM PDT by livius
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To: JediJones

Yeah, right. Romney made him go out and make a fool of himself.


45 posted on 08/21/2012 4:00:12 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Why couldn’t he run his race and I run mine,”

You did run your race, fool, and you misstepped badly. Why couldn’t you control your stupid dumbf**k mouth and have answers for the top ten gotcha questions so you don’t have to make them up on the spot and look like a flaming moron when you stumble? Really stupid. And stupid that we have to waste energy on this. And stupid that this is what’s important when the country to is going straight to hell.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 4:00:29 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Why couldn’t he run his race and I run mine,”

You did run your race, fool, and you misstepped badly. Why couldn’t you control your stupid dumbf**k mouth and have answers for the top ten gotcha questions so you don’t have to make them up on the spot and look like a flaming moron when you stumble? Really stupid. And stupid that we have to waste energy on this. And stupid that this is what’s important when the country is going straight to hell.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 4:03:35 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Sooth2222
(I'm still amazed that a plurality of Alaska voters could spell "Murkowski".)

As I recall they didn't have too. Pretty much any scribble with an M in front was accepted.

48 posted on 08/21/2012 4:04:55 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Bigtigermike

Politics is full of arrogant ego driven sob’s like Akin, so not surprised that he is not quitting.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 4:05:37 PM PDT by GregH
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To: dfwgator
I'm waiting for him to say, "Ahhh, but the strawberries, THAT'S where I had them!"

You never fail to crack me up! At work, when my colleagues down the hall hear me chuckling, I tell them it's good ol' dfwgator striking with his keen wit on FR. Your sense of humor and movie references are spot on. You're not Gordo, are you? :-)

50 posted on 08/21/2012 4:08:48 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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