Skip to comments.Akin Tells Hannity That Romney Exploited Rape Statement Controversy For Political Gain
Posted on 08/21/2012 3:34:31 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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I'm laughing at you guys harder than Sarah Palin in fact.
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.
I’m with Akins on this one. Romney’s a liar and favors the buggery of boy scouts.
Are you series? This ass-clown needs to go. There's absolutely no defending, nor recovering from such a ridiculousy STUPID thing to say.
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”
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. :-)
“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.
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.
“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!
Live it, love it, learn it. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
“...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.
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.
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.
“Akin or Romney, who is worse?”
Yes, who is worse, the true conservative or the “severely conservative” politician.
The only pol who wants him to stay in is Claire McCaskill.
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/
Why couldnt he run his race and I run mine, asked Akin.
Because you are too ignorant.
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.
Starting to smell like a democratic plant, Certantly a self-centered jackass with power lust. I’m already turned off too him.
Well, if you’re gonna stand with the idiot, at least know what his name is. It’s Akin.... not Akins.
Excellent point, 3P. Thanks.
You must have missed it... Sarah is even suggesting a 3rd party candidate to remedy this disaster....Here is the video
"Sarah Palin Calls for a Third Party CHallenger to Challenge Akin in Missouri"
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.
Yeah, but Akin is being as wise as a dove and as harmless as a serpent.
“Stupider than the day before. I’m starting to be convinced that he’s a Dem plant or a useful 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.
False. In the primary, John Brunner was endorsed by both Missouri Right to Life and National Right to 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!
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.