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Jo Ann Emerson Floated as Akin Replacement
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Posted on 08/22/2012 10:44:10 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

Another Missouri Republican consultant suggests that Representative Jo Ann Emerson, the Republican who has represented Missouri’s eighth district since 1996, could be a top contender to replace Todd Akin if he quits. Her name has been making the rounds among party insiders, thanks in part to the fact that she’s currently the longest-serving House member in Missouri. Missouri GOP executive director Lloyd Smith used to be her chief-of-staff.

UPDATE: A colleague points out that Emerson is a member of the moderate-leaning Republican Main Street partnership, and generally less rightward than the three — Akin, Sarah Steelman, and John Brunner — who ran in the primary. Emerson’s American Conservative Union ranking for 2011 was 56, and for 2010 88; Akin’s ratings, in contrast, were 91.67 and 100 in those years respectively.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; emerson; fubar; joannemerson; mo2012; stupidparty; toddakin
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If the Missouri Republican Central Committee picks a replacement, this liberal RINO is a very big possibility.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 10:44:17 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

This is how the MSM and RINO’s choose our candidates, textbook example


2 posted on 08/22/2012 10:46:23 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

sad. MO has a conservative running who stumbled over his words....and they are willing to toss him aside for a RINO?
what on earth are we coming too? We deserve what we get then....shame on us....
and that not even elected by the PEOPLE!


3 posted on 08/22/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“Emerson’s American Conservative Union ranking for 2011 was 56, and for 2010 88; Akin’s ratings, in contrast, were 91.67 and 100 in those years respectively.”

We Must Stand with Life, Stand with Conservatism, Stand with America and Stand with Todd Akin.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 10:47:44 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Who cares? This is an issue for the voters of MO to decide.

What are Conservative/GOP so easily distracted from by the bluster of the Democrat/Media propaganda machine?

We are winning big all over the place. Time to quit being suckers for the Democrat propaganda and stay on message.

The issue is still the economy people.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 10:48:41 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Who cares? This is an issue for the voters of MO to decide.

Why are Conservative/GOP so easily distracted from by the bluster of the Democrat/Media propaganda machine?

We are winning big all over the place. Time to quit being suckers for the Democrat propaganda and stay on message.

The issue is still the economy people.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 10:49:07 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Who finished second in that primary? Seems like that would be the logical choice.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 10:51:03 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: GeronL

Akin killed himself, not “RINOs” or the Enemamedia. Stupid is as stupid does.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll; xzins; wagglebee

Pile it on Freepers. Keep demanding that Akin pull out of the race. then we can replace him with another Susan Collins or Olympia Snowe.

If Akin pulls out the race, then we will be guaranteed another liberal Republican replacement.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: McGruff

The Missouri Republican Party is as bad as the national party. Logic doesn’t enter into it.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 10:55:27 AM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: arrogantsob

if he were a Democrat this would never have gotten beyond one-time local newspaper article

the MSM blew this all out of proportion and we will end up with a liberal Republican candidate

I have nothing but disdain for the GOP


11 posted on 08/22/2012 10:55:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

If Akin does step down, and if the MO GOP appoints someone who didn’t run in the primaries, both Steelman and Brunner should sue. At a minimum, they could get an injunction against anyone who did not run the primary.

Brunner and Steelman should have the right of first refusal — they ran #2 and #3 in the primary.

Any appointee other than one who ran in the primary is a slap in the face to those who voted in the Republican Senatoral primary. The voters deserve better than a bunch of GOPelites ‘selecting’ a candidate.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 10:55:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

I’ve read many threads on this and apparently Mo. has sore loser rules prohibiting those who were in the primary and lost cannot run in the general.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Akin needs to cut a deal immediately where he says he’ll step down if X replaces him, and he picks a CONSERVATIVE.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 11:00:07 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: wiggen

Cannot run as a 3rd party or simply cannot run?

If the elected nominee drops out, that run would seem to be moot, because the contender is not running against the one who dropped out.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MNJohnnie

Agreed.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

If she finished second in the primary, a) she is not eligible, and b) if she were, she would be the logical choice to take the spot. Why WOULDN’T the second place finisher be elevated to first? But, as I say, she’s not eligible if she was on the primary ballot.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: spacejunkie2001
Akin needs to cut a deal immediately where he says he’ll step down if X replaces him, and he picks a CONSERVATIVE.

I posted in another thread the the GOPe didn't reach Akin's 'price' yesterday, but backroom dealing is probably still going on.

Akin will probably either run and lose or retire wealthy.
18 posted on 08/22/2012 11:03:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: pollywog

Akin is not withdrawing and I am glad of that. Jo Ann Emerson is a RINO. She would be worthless as our MO Senator.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 11:03:33 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: spacejunkie2001
Akin needs to cut a deal immediately ...

He's probably already cut a deal.... with some underground Democrat org (Soros funded) for a couple of million to stay in the race. The guy can't be as stupid as he appears to be, but the lust for money can make people do some goofy things.

20 posted on 08/22/2012 11:04:04 AM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Sure, run up the flag for a RINO woman, MO Establishment.

Why not try to all the next highest vote getter, John Brunner, take the slot, if it becomes open?

I can answer my own question, why not, he's NOT a RINO!!!

MO eGOP only RINOs need the job!

21 posted on 08/22/2012 11:04:40 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
A colleague points out that Emerson is a member of the moderate-leaning Republican Main Street partnership, and generally less rightward than the three — Akin, Sarah Steelman, and John Brunner — who ran in the primary.

Talk about committing electoral suicide. You think you can get the prolife and conservative vote to turn out for her.

22 posted on 08/22/2012 11:07:38 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Akin isn’t dropping out, and if he did it would be a mistake for the MO GOP to nominate anyone but another conservative in his place. Anyone who opposes Obamacare would be an improvement over McCaskill though and would further our goal towards repealing it!


23 posted on 08/22/2012 11:08:34 AM 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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To: pollywog
"They" are not "willing to toss him aside for a RINO," that was whom they hoped for all along.

My opinion, not that it matters, is that of the three top vote getters, Steelman is the weakest conservative, Palin's endorsement not withstanding (and don't flame me please, I LOVE and support Sarah Palin and would work for her if she decided to run for President or much else!)

24 posted on 08/22/2012 11:08:37 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: P-Marlowe

As long as the replacement opposes Obamacare, they are better than McCaskill.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 11:10:15 AM 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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To: TomGuy

” - - - The voters deserve better than a bunch of GOPelites ‘selecting’ a candidate.”

But, but, that is the way that we were “given” Romney - - - .


26 posted on 08/22/2012 11:10:26 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: TomGuy

Even 3rd party.


27 posted on 08/22/2012 11:12:17 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: McGruff
I posted this yesterday but the second highest vote getter and leading for most of the race was John Brunner! He's the one to take the spot.......if it becomes available.

Yes, Brunner has NO elected experience (why the RINOs don't want him) but he's very articulate and conservative, even if not perfect but he's not the one Palin endorsed so many freepers don't want him.

28 posted on 08/22/2012 11:12:28 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: TomGuy

Steelman and Brunner would have no standing to sue. MO law gives the GOP Nominating Comm. the authority to name whomever they wish.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 11:15:29 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Are you saying that Akin is hanging on because he’s trying to negotiate his most conservative possible replacement?


30 posted on 08/22/2012 11:18:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“If the Missouri Republican Central Committee picks a replacement, this liberal RINO is a very big possibility.”
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If Akin withdraws and the MRCC picks a RINO/”Moderate” to run instead of either Sarah Steelman or John Brunner, the base will be COMPLETELY DEMORALIZED and p*ssed off in a major way. What an incredible stupid move that would be. Haven’t we seen enough of such idiotcy already?

If they instead pick Sarah Steelman as the replacement, I’d be “all in”.


31 posted on 08/22/2012 11:18:55 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: P-Marlowe

Good take on this!

What Akin said is peanuts compared to the gigantic mistake those who want to twart the Primary to push “their” 3rd place darling.

Looks like Akin has a damn near perfect conservative score. Replacing with a RINO must be coming from DU.

In 2 1/2 months the MO. voters will be, like the rest of the country, looking at the shipwrecked economy, not a silly little fauxpas, that not everyone thinks is incorrect. What was said does not compare to or diminish his willingness to stand his ground.

Folks need to put the petty dem inspired in-fighting to bed and get back to acting like conservatives with a backbone.


32 posted on 08/22/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: zerosix

I’m fine with Brunner, Ann Wagner or Sarah Steelman.


33 posted on 08/22/2012 11:29:03 AM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: spacejunkie2001; P-Marlowe

Since Akin won the primary, he doesn’t have to step down.

Any attempt to run a write-in in Missouri will simply split the party. Missouri is a huge population compared to Alaska where a write-in candidate worked.

A write-in would probably just throw the election to McCaskill.


34 posted on 08/22/2012 11:29:24 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: xzins

“A write-in would probably just throw the election to McCaskill.”

Not sure if you’re paying attention but that’s exactly what Akin already did with his comments. They’ve got nothing to lose now and need to keep the pressure up on him to GTFO. Its problematic when the Democrat in the race is the Republican candidate’s biggest fan.


35 posted on 08/22/2012 11:34:18 AM PDT by PhxTM06 (")
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To: Da Bilge Troll
"If the Missouri Republican Central Committee picks a replacement, this liberal RINO is a very big possibility."

If Akin quits it'll be Kit Bond.

36 posted on 08/22/2012 11:35:23 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: PhxTM06

So, the logic is “Since you’re throwing the election to McCaskill, we’re going to make sure it gets thrown to McCaskill”.

Is that right?

If they just shut up and say the guy chose his words poorly, they could run a campaign with Akin.

Akin won the primary but thinks babies carried by rape victims need a chance at life.

Romney won the primary but thinks gay boy scouts are ok. He gets to stay.

I say we get rid of Romney for his stupidity and keep the pro-life guy.


37 posted on 08/22/2012 11:41:18 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: randita
Steelman and Brunner would have no standing to sue. MO law gives the GOP Nominating Comm. the authority to name whomever they wish.

So much for "WE THE PEOPLE"!!!!

38 posted on 08/22/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: xzins
If they just shut up and say the guy chose his words poorly, they could run a campaign with Akin.

Whose job is it to keep Akin's mouth shut? And the McCaskill campaign hasn't even started what will be a non-stop attack on every "poorly chosen words" Akin has ever uttered.

The storm will blow ever folks are not acknowledging the truth...it hasn't even started.

39 posted on 08/22/2012 11:51:16 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: PhxTM06
John Brunner is an "American's for Prosperity" candidate.

They and the Chambers of Commerce supported his candidacy as best for economic freedom from Obama and high-tax liberals!

40 posted on 08/22/2012 11:51:54 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

So then, Akin gets to stand on this ground:

All life is precious, even life brought about by tragic circumstances.

There are various types of rape and there are false reports of rape.

Women in a relationship far more often become pregnant than women violently accosted.


41 posted on 08/22/2012 11:57:25 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: xzins

Akin will win. This story has no legs and the sheeple will foget it by friday. People voted for him. He won. Party hacks like cornyn or Ann Coulter don’t trump democracy. Have the vote. I think when people come off this hysteria they will see that it was promoted by thr “chicken little press” in order to kill babies. “HOW DARE YOU NOT KILL THIS BABY IF MOMMY SAYS DADDY RAPED HER!!!”


42 posted on 08/22/2012 11:59:20 AM PDT by marygonzo
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To: pollywog

“MO has a conservative running who stumbled over his words”

Come on now. He didn’t stumble, just as Obama didn’t stumble when he said “You didn’t build that”. Both of them really believe what they said, and that is why you can’t back track with “I didn’t mean it that way”. If its good enough for Obama, its good enough for Akin.


43 posted on 08/22/2012 11:59:49 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Uncle Slayton

YES SIR!!!


44 posted on 08/22/2012 12:00:42 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: TomGuy

“Brunner and Steelman should have the right of first refusal — they ran #2 and #3 in the primary.”

Against Mo law for them to be appointed or run as a third party.


45 posted on 08/22/2012 12:01:37 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Da Bilge Troll

She’s one of the few GOP moderates left, and by far the least conservative of the Missouri Republican congressional delegation. I predict a major backlash if Akin does leave and the GOP leadership picks her.


46 posted on 08/22/2012 12:03:05 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

“The storm will blow ever folks are not acknowledging the truth...it hasn’t even started.”

Exactly!


47 posted on 08/22/2012 12:05:47 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Da Bilge Troll; All
A colleague points out that Emerson is a member of the moderate-leaning Republican Main Street partnership, and generally less rightward than the three — Akin, Sarah Steelman, and John Brunner — who ran in the primary.

Emerson’s American Conservative Union ranking for 2011 was 56, and for 2010 88; Akin’s ratings, in contrast, were 91.67 and 100 in those years respectively."

It's out of the people's hands at this point.

If the GOP-e can force out a pro-life candidate and put in one of their top RINO's, that's what they will do.

48 posted on 08/22/2012 12:09:44 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: TomGuy
iIf Akin does step down, and if the MO GOP appoints someone who didn’t run in the primaries, both Steelman and Brunner should sue. At a minimum, they could get an injunction against anyone who did not run the primary.

On what grounds?

49 posted on 08/22/2012 12:13:56 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: xzins
He doesn't have an exclusive franchise on the pro-life market. Palin is possibly the best living, breathing testament to “every life is precious”. Any number of politicians would advance the pro-life position far better than Akin ever will.

It's not a good enough reason to defend his lightning rod personality deficit.

50 posted on 08/22/2012 12:18:37 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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