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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

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To: Bigtigermike
Not exactly sure what Benefit Romney gets from the idea that a party should pull a candidate's plug after the primary election has seemingly given him the nomination?

I'm laughing at you guys harder than Sarah Palin in fact.

101 posted on 08/21/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Starboard; tanknetter
Looking back on what happened in 2006 you sure don't want the top end folks loading up on homosexuals and pedophiles.

The peeps would toss every Republican out.

So, no disparagement of female only problems, and no gays. Otherwise we are simply toast.

That's probably going to be a tough assignment to stick to for that crowd of advisors from Boston but they'd better learn something from the Akin event and not imagine it cannot happen to them. Nicole Wallace got off easy but I seriously doubt there's much sympathy left for those folks out in the rank and file anymore.

102 posted on 08/21/2012 5:54:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m with Akins on this one. Romney’s a liar and favors the buggery of boy scouts.


103 posted on 08/21/2012 5:57:50 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: theoldmarine
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

Are you series? This ass-clown needs to go. There's absolutely no defending, nor recovering from such a ridiculousy STUPID thing to say.

104 posted on 08/21/2012 6:04:04 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: Bigtigermike

It was hard to listen to that interview...all PhonyCon Hannity was doing was whining about Akin “dropping out”...there was no discussion or question.

It is too bad the Pro-Aborts and PhonyCons decided to go after a pro-life candidate. It shows that the GOP is just as liberal as the DNC.

The real reason for all this anti-Akin nonsense is that the GOP, and the PhonyCons in talk radio, are really Pro-Abortion. These same PhonyCons would be running out Reagan in 1980 for saying “Trees cause more pollution than factories”


105 posted on 08/21/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: Venturer
Makes me want to send a dollar to McCaskill. What a numbskull this guy Akin is.

Your dollar might end up going to Akin. It's to the democrats' advantage to keep him dancing a little longer, before cutting the off the money spigot. :-)

106 posted on 08/21/2012 6:38:12 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Republican Wildcat

Fk head.


107 posted on 08/21/2012 6:39:58 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

“WRT the issue of abortion and rape in the political arena, no politician should field and answer questions on the fly like that. “

You are so right.


108 posted on 08/21/2012 6:40:44 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Mamzelle

Why else would the Dems spend $2 million of their money for ads supporting him? Any Republican who voted for this guy got duped; he is the Dems preferred opponent. They put their money where it did the most good.


109 posted on 08/21/2012 6:44:58 PM PDT by Surfscoter (Surfscoter)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

“The guy is a bonafide freaking idiot.”

Yup, this has nothing to do with partisan politics, or ideology. What it does have to do with is sheer stupidity! This guy is a moron!


110 posted on 08/21/2012 6:45:39 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: grumpygresh
"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."

Live it, love it, learn it. Thank you.

2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV


111 posted on 08/21/2012 6:54:03 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: Batman11

Akin needs to drop out! He should have done the right thing and dropped out today but he is in denial, saying he misspoke.

He miss-thought! What a boneheaded thing to say, let alone think. How do ovaries distinguish friendly from unwanted impregnation? What a moron.

The rats will paint every pro-life Republican with this stupid statement.


112 posted on 08/21/2012 6:57:00 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: hecht
family values is not talking about legitimate rape or about a magic spermicide.

My point was family values does not mean throwing one of your friends or family over the side of the boat because they make a comment in error and apologize the next day. That's not the way real Americans from the heartland treat each other. It's not the way Jesus taught us to treat each other.

113 posted on 08/21/2012 7:04:12 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: itsahoot

What anti-conservative policies are we afraid that Todd Akin might vote for if he wins the election? A lot less than Romney, that’s for sure.

Like Mark Levin said, he’d vote for a cucumber over McCaskill. So since Akin’s in, it’s time to push him over the finish line and take back the Senate. With 10 weeks to go to defeat Obama there isn’t time to try and reconfigure our slate of candidates. There certainly is no time to do that after the convention next week.


114 posted on 08/21/2012 7:09:31 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: RedMDer
The rats will paint every pro-life Republican with this stupid statement.

You don't think they're going to ask the Pubbies about rape now whether or not Akin stays in or out? How is Akin dropping out going to stop them from making this an issue? They already created Sandra Fluke to make contraception an issue. And I've seen precious little pushback of late against the forced inclusion of contraception in health care plans when it's a gross offense should be a plank of the Republican campaign. It's time for to go on offense as our best defense because the offensive from the other side is coming no matter what you do.

115 posted on 08/21/2012 7:12:31 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: muawiyah

I’m not understanding how the party negates the voters in Missouri who nominated Akin. Shouldn’t it be the voters asking him to step down?


116 posted on 08/21/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Yes, it’s probably a mix of anti-Christian bias in the GOP combined with sheer cowardice. It’s just unbelievable how easy it is to get past this if the GOP just said, we reject his statements, we accept his apology and retraction, and we are going to move on now to the real enemies of the country, Obama and the Dummycrats.

Instead the GOP is prolonging a mess and creating this rift within the party that the media will feed off of. The media LOVES seeing the Republican party fight with each other. For the idiots at the RNC and Romney HQ to have set themselves up perfectly for continued slaughter by the media with only 10 weeks to go in the campaign is inexcusable. They’ve created an incredible drama within the party by sowing disunity that is perfect fodder for the media to use as a distraction. It’s time to roll that back in a hurry and say they accept Akin’s apology and are moving on.


117 posted on 08/21/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: antceecee
This is party politics ~ the STATE COMMITTEE should get busy with a deal ~ and quick!

The 'Voters' might mean anything ~ which it did ~ and as far as we can tell this guy was the Democrat darling 'cause they thought he'd be easiest to beat.

118 posted on 08/21/2012 7:39:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: RedMDer

“...but he is in denial, saying he misspoke.”

Akin is not the only one in denial. There’s a vocal minority here on FR (JediJones, Uncle Chip, etc) who seem to believe that Akin (a) spoke the truth and (b) the GOP establishment was behind all of this.

In their minds, Akin did nothing wrong, said nothing wrong, etc. It’s all someone else’s fault.


119 posted on 08/21/2012 8:09:16 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Thanks for your comment. After reading yours and other posts, I realized that Akin represents his constituency - which is the whole point. Sorry if I jumped to other conclusions. I’ve only been here two years - a noob but not a rat, thank you.


120 posted on 08/21/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: muawiyah

If the State level committee gets involved I can understand that, but not liking the pile on nationally. The Missouri voters should not be marginalized. We live in a representative democracy, or so I thought.


121 posted on 08/21/2012 8:21:22 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: donna

“Akin or Romney, who is worse?”

Yes, who is worse, the true conservative or the “severely conservative” politician.


122 posted on 08/21/2012 8:24:14 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: RaisingCain
If it p***es off Sean Vannity and Mittens, it can’t be all that bad to stay.

The only pol who wants him to stay in is Claire McCaskill.

123 posted on 08/21/2012 11:13:28 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

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


Come on, now. Everyone knows Rush is a RINO. sarc/


124 posted on 08/22/2012 5:17:45 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Bigtigermike

“Why couldn’t he run his race and I run mine,” asked Akin.
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Because you are too ignorant.


125 posted on 08/22/2012 6:48:37 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Sun

“Akin or Romney, who is worse?”

Yes, who is worse, the true conservative or the “severely conservative” politician.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The worst is the “severely brain-dead, holier-than-thou, Conservative” politician who does not know when to keep his ignorant mouth shut.


126 posted on 08/22/2012 7:03:27 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Bigtigermike
“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?”

Methinks this guy isn't as dumb as the geniuses in the media are making him out to be.
127 posted on 08/22/2012 7:07:59 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: MDspinboyredux

Starting to smell like a democratic plant, Certantly a self-centered jackass with power lust. I’m already turned off too him.


128 posted on 08/22/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: xzins

Well, if you’re gonna stand with the idiot, at least know what his name is. It’s Akin.... not Akins.


129 posted on 08/22/2012 7:16:59 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: hecht
someone will call Allen a RINO next or call him abortion loving

No, but he should know better, having been on the receiving end of an attack like this based on a stupid gaffe.

I'm sure glad the GOP and people here on FR are doing the old circular firing-squad thing over Akin. At this point, they're the only ones keeping this story alive. Even my liberal Facebook friends have moved off of this meme by now.
130 posted on 08/22/2012 7:17:49 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Excellent point, 3P. Thanks.


131 posted on 08/22/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: JediJones
Most? Palin and Newt haven't weighed on it as far as I know.

You must have missed it... Sarah is even suggesting a 3rd party candidate to remedy this disaster....Here is the video

http://www.businessinsider.com/sarah-palin-todd-akin-rape-fox-news-missouri-senate-video-2012-8

"Sarah Palin Calls for a Third Party CHallenger to Challenge Akin in Missouri"

132 posted on 08/22/2012 9:45:24 AM PDT by Momto2 (I hate it when I wake up and Obama is President.......)
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To: Momto2
You must have missed it... Sarah is even suggesting a 3rd party candidate to remedy this disaster....Here is the video

LOL, how I could miss it when my post was made hours before she came out with that interview? Her suggestion would be a disaster. It would split the vote and hand the seat to McCaskill.

133 posted on 08/22/2012 10:51:12 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: JediJones
It's not the way Jesus taught us to treat each other.

Yeah, but Akin is being as wise as a dove and as harmless as a serpent.

134 posted on 08/22/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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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...”

Idiot.
First, he is sincere.
Second, he *is* being used by the Democrats and anyone can see it. But apparently him and a coterie of true believers keep their eyes shut.

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

Two good ideas have been floated
1. Write-in campaign for Kit Bond. once Akin sees the writing on the wall, he withdraws and we will have ONE candidate again.
2. offer Akin to flip with Ann Wagner, in other words, she runs for senate and he runs for his old congressional seat. This way he doesng commit career hari kari.


135 posted on 08/22/2012 8:13:50 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Marie Antoinette

False. In the primary, John Brunner was endorsed by both Missouri Right to Life and National Right to Life.
http://johnbrunner.com/brunner-on-the-issues-life/

Sarah Steelman was endorsed by Sarah Palin and right to life groups.

Yes, Akin is a conservative, but is also a guy with foot-in-mouth disease who needs to be put out to pasture before he infects other candidates and makes them lose their races as well.

“Try to do a little research. “ Irony!


136 posted on 08/22/2012 8:20:44 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Myth thought he could snap his fingers and make the conservative disappear. Not so, I guess. Rinos had best pick the dems as their enemy rather than conservatives or they are not going to control anything.

I have never heard them go after a dem like they went after this guy. I have heard them make a million excuses for radicals.

That’s okay. The GOP will spin it’s wheels until we pick them off election after election.


137 posted on 08/22/2012 9:14:02 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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