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Gingrich calls out Rove super PAC, NRSC for abandoning Akin
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2012 | Paul Conner

Posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT by Where is todays Reagan

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized two major Republican campaign organizations for not continuing to back Republican candidate Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race.

In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, Gingrich called out GOP “establishment types” — Crossroads GPS super PAC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee — for pulling funding from Akin, a congressman whose comments about “legitimate rape” caused a national uproar.

“If you applied the Todd Akin rule to Joe Biden, he’d be resigning the vice presidency once a week,” Gingrich said in Akin’s defense. “You have this bizarre double standard where Biden can say the weirdest things, and people just laugh and say, well, that’s just old Crazy Joe, you know; after all, he’s only vice president.”

“In Akin’s case, the establishment types saw a chance to get rid of a trouble-maker, replace him with somebody who’d be malleable, do it in the name of winning the election — and some of the things they said were quite extraordinary.”

“I mean, Karl Rove’s not-very-funny statement ‘If Akin gets murdered, don’t look for me,’ you know, I told Karl: in the age of Gabby Giffords, this isn’t funny, this isn’t a joke, you shouldn’t be able to say this in polite company.”

The former presidential candidate cited how the NRSC supported Charlie Crist instead of Marco Rubio in the Republican Florida Senate primary. “So let’s be clear, the Senate committee doesn’t always have good judgment,” he said.

“I got so angry, because I am a genuine grassroots populist, and I have a permanent suspicion of the establishment. And I got so angry at the way they were treating Todd that I agreed to go in. I think I was the first person to go in and campaign for him, and I’m delighted now that you have a number of other people campaigning for him: Jim DeMint has come in, [Mike] Huckabee has come in, [Rick] Santorum has come in.”

Gingrich predicted that Akin would defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Look for the complete interview on Monday at The Daily Caller.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/14/gingrich-calls-out-rove-super-pac-nrsc-for-abandoning-akin-video/#ixzz29NrLgy9M


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: akin; gingrich; missouri; newt; newtgingrich; rinos
I am sending contributions to both Akin and FreeRepublic today. We need to support those that will help defeat Obama and Harry Reid.
1 posted on 10/15/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT by Where is todays Reagan
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To: Where is todays Reagan

Those that support Akin are the same as those that support Jesse Jackson. If your team has an idiot, kick him off the team. Neither side has the balls to do the right thing.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic

Your comment makes you sound like the idiot on our team.


3 posted on 10/15/2012 9:14:09 AM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: sakic
Regardless we cannot afford to lose Akin in the Senate. Akin made a small mistake that the communists and many Republicans blew out of proportion.
4 posted on 10/15/2012 9:14:20 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Where is todays Reagan

I contributed to Akin both directly and via DeMint PACS such as:

https://2012.senateconservatives.com/


5 posted on 10/15/2012 9:14:23 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Where is todays Reagan

Good to see Newt getting religion.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/10/newt_gingrich_endorses_dede_sc.html


6 posted on 10/15/2012 9:16:58 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: sakic

“Those that support Akin are the same as those that support Jesse Jackson. If your team has an idiot, kick him off the team. Neither side has the balls to do the right thing.”

You have a much worse case of foot-in-mouth disease than Akin has ever had.

Romney’s continued, stubborn support for RomneyCare is more stupid than anything Akin has ever said. Yet, I will vote for Romney over Obama. If I were in Missouri, I would not hesitate to vote for Akin. I have sent Akin contributions and am proud to have done so.

If you can’t support Akin for a statement you think was stupid, I assume you’re not supporting Romney either.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 9:26:24 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: sakic; All

We need more idiots with a 97% conservative rating.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 9:38:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Where is todays Reagan
I am sending contributions to both Akin and FreeRepublic today. We need to support those that will help defeat Obama and Harry Reid.

God bless and keep you and everyone you love.

You have it right.

GO NEWT!

GO AKIN!

9 posted on 10/15/2012 9:40:07 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Where is todays Reagan

My contribution to the NRSC went to Akin

Pathetic how all the weak knees here dumped on him

I wish Palin would make up for her original statements and go in and campaign for him
I will lose respect for her if she doesn’t


10 posted on 10/15/2012 9:45:20 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: sakic

Yeah right compare a solid conservative like Akin to a corrupt left wing idiot like Jackson
Makes a lot of sense


11 posted on 10/15/2012 9:47:44 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: sakic
Those that support Akin are the same as those that support Jesse Jackson. If your team has an idiot, kick him off the team. Neither side has the balls to do the right thing.

Akin was dumped on and derided from the start. He refused to dropout.

He won the nomination.

He's the choice over the Obama laptop McCaskill. He has a conservative rating of 97% or better.

FWIW, everyone with a brain should have understood that by "legitimate rape" he was ruling out "statutory rape." Biden regularly makes worse gaffes He should have said, "violent, forcible rape."

12 posted on 10/15/2012 9:47:49 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Where is todays Reagan

This includes Willard...

But Willard and the GOP give lots to Tisei..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2944738/posts


13 posted on 10/15/2012 9:49:05 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: sakic
Those that support Akin are the same as those that support Jesse Jackson. If your team has an idiot, kick him off the team. Neither side has the balls to do the right thing.

The left controls the media and MSNBC will have Akin on 24-7 waiting for another gaffe that will bury us all.

The country is divided 50-50. Akin will by chosen by the media to represent our side. Akin will accept the challenge and he will bury us all.

14 posted on 10/15/2012 9:51:21 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: uncbob

“My contribution to the NRSC went to Akin”

Me too.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 9:51:44 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: sakic

If your team has an idiot, kick him off the team.
_________________________________

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Willard is still here...


16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:52:23 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: sakic

Anybody who compares Jesse Jackson, a lying, law breaker, who should be in jail, to Todd Akin, a good, solid conservative, is an idiot. I think those who aren’t supporting Akin are the ones missing their balls.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Where is todays Reagan
“If you applied the Todd Akin rule to Joe Biden, he’d be resigning the vice presidency once a week,” ...

Gotta hand it to Newt...the man is a pithy witticisms perpetual motion machine.

18 posted on 10/15/2012 10:02:44 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Where is todays Reagan

Go Todd !!!

Go Newt !!!


19 posted on 10/15/2012 10:11:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Where is todays Reagan

I will never understand why the GOP establishment turns on their own, I think our leadership has been infiltrated by the enemy, they are always the first to run with the media bulls, for example, delve into the mind of the GOP: “why yes, Candy Crowley would make a great debate moderator, she’s so fair and balanced”, what a joke, sad!


20 posted on 10/15/2012 10:12:44 AM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
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i've always suspected that Newt and the NY Congressman (Peter King ?) had inside information that the "conservative" candidate that they decided NOT to endorse had some "secret baggage" that would cost republicans in the general election...

after all, newt had loyally campaigned for literally hundreds of conservative congressional candidates, during his career, at that point ...

so why would he not support the guy ... the so-called "conservative" ?

perhaps newt knows something that we don't ...


on a similar thought ... newt's got guts to be taking on the E-RINO estahblishment, via newt's endorsement of adkins ...

at the same time ... hell would freeze over before myth ever took the kind of stand that newt takes ...

oh, i'm sorry, i forgot the "new mantra" ...

"myth is wonderful" ....
"myth is wonderful" ....
"myth is wonderful" ....
"myth is wonderful" ....
"myth is wonderful" ....
"myth is wonderful" ....





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21 posted on 10/15/2012 10:14:37 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: sakic

Horsehocky! That’s what I think of the crap that you’re spouting. The Republican establishment doesn’t want Akin in the Senate because he doesn’t tow the establishment line. He looks at each bill that comes across his desk in light of our US Constitution, if he doesn’t see that it follows the Constitution he doesn’t vote for it and that drives the establishment crazy. So because he has the ability to do that, he has my vote and that of all my family.

Everyone says things that are not PC, but when a republican says it, our establishment throws them out the door. Well, these are our representatives not the establishment’s, it’s time they are given a dose of reality.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 10:23:54 AM PDT by eagles_rest ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." -G.W)
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To: onyx
by "legitimate rape" he was ruling out "statutory rape."

Maybe he was also ruling out fake claims of rape?

Or maybe the definition from Whoopie, not Rape, rape, because the kids mother was getting paid for letting her kid be raped. Standard Hollywood fair, I suppose.

23 posted on 10/15/2012 10:34:22 AM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: IslamE
I will never understand why the GOP establishment turns on their own,

Check and see if Tokyo Rove has defunded any Log Cabin Republican campaigns, maybe you will gain a little insight.

24 posted on 10/15/2012 10:37:36 AM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: Second Amendment First

If you want a stone cold idiot on the Science committee, you are looking in the mirror when you make a comment like that.

As long as idiots vote columns and pay no attention, we are all doomed. Do you think Akin should be on the Science committee? Do you believe raped women are less likely to conceive?

When did being conservative start to mean promoting ignorance. I understand that Akin’s supposed values are closer to mine than her opponnent’s but when the best you can do is run an absolute imbecile, conservatives lose sight of the larger goals and risk losing the big battles.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT by sakic
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To: uncbob

You didn’t understand the comparison at all.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 11:22:16 AM PDT by sakic
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To: eagles_rest

Not PC?!

He thinks women are less likely to conceive if raped.

Do you want people with opinions like this making decisions on science. I don’t care that much if he is in Congress, but science.

He did not commit a gaffe. The average idiot teenager undersyands that what he said was moronic.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 11:27:51 AM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic

Yeah I did
There is no comparison


28 posted on 10/15/2012 1:28:28 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Newt is the smartest of the lot. Too bad he had marital problems that got him kicked out of the running.

Akin goofed,don’t we all at some time or other?

Better him than McCaskill, and we want him for a friend when he is elected. It doesn’t make sense not to support him


29 posted on 10/15/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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