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Missouri Republican Akin loses after comments on rape
MSN News ^ | 11-7-12 | Kevin Murphy of Reuters

Posted on 11/07/2012 8:33:36 AM PST by Blue Highway

Akin was favored to beat McCaskill until his remarks about "legitimate rape."

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, who sparked a furor in August with comments about "legitimate rape," was defeated by Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill on Tuesday.

Until the rape comment, Akin was considered the favorite to beat McCaskill in a state that has trended Republican and voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday.

But the race reversed course after Akin's comment to a television station that women have natural defenses against pregnancy from "legitimate rape." The comment drew scorn from state and national Republican leaders who called on him to drop out of the race.

Akin apologized for his remarks but refused to withdraw. He regained support of some top Republicans but lost significant financial backing.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; legitimaterape; mccaskill
Can't believe this McCaskill idiot still got enough votes to get re-elected, despite Akin's dumb remarks. I remember McCaskill during the town hall meetings and she was trying to heckle the Tea Party people that wanted answers from her. After seeing a liberal idiot like this I had no question this woman was going to be out of office for sure.
1 posted on 11/07/2012 8:33:43 AM PST by Blue Highway
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2 posted on 11/07/2012 8:35:36 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

Yeah, let’s have more conservative candidates with ignorant comments.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 8:35:41 AM PST by bluerose ("Equal opportunity, not equal outcome" ~Paul Ryan)
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4 posted on 11/07/2012 8:37:11 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

I suspect that a good many of the moderates who refused to allow Akin to heal, actively voted democrat just to prove their point.

Moderates are lying, manipulative, bottom feeding, scum. Never doubt it and you can’t go wrong.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 8:37:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bluerose

despite that, how the HELL did this leftwing moonbatsh*t crazy lunatic still get enough votes to win? Missouri isn’t exactly a Democrat blue state by nature or is it?


6 posted on 11/07/2012 8:38:47 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
Comments about God's will and evil acts belong with the theologians, not the politicians.

The pols would do well to just have a copy of a 4-D ultrasound at the third trimester handy and remind people that Democrats think it is OK to kill this.

7 posted on 11/07/2012 8:39:27 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Blue Highway

I wonder if it would have helped Akin if EVERY SINGLE NEWS REPORT, AD, OR DISCUSSION could have mentioned the phrase “legitimate rape” THREE times each, instead of only once?

As far and all news media was concerned, the word “Akin” = Legitimate Rape, and will always and forever be so.

Akin was legitimately raped by a biased media.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 8:41:08 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Blue Highway

If this doesn’t teach the GOP to stop talking to the Libtard Whorenalist Media I dont know what will.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 8:42:32 AM PST by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: bluerose

Agree, it makes no difference how conservative Akin was now, does it?

I won’t say I’m glad he lost, but I will say that if we don’t put forward conservative candidates who are smart enough to not shoot their mouths off like Akin and Mourdock did, we are not going to win elections.

Being a good conservative is not the same as being a good candidate.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 8:45:04 AM PST by bigbob
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11 posted on 11/07/2012 8:45:15 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Blue Highway

The only problem I had with Akin’s comments on rape is that at least one of his comments was woefully wrong biologically speaking. No woman’s uterus can tell if a pregnancy was planted by a rape or an act of love and then spontaneously expel one started from rape.

The comment about legitimate rape was actually accurate. As a woman of many years of age I can tell you that when I was growing up rape meant being physically and usually violently forced into sexual intercourse and that was IT.

Femitwits have watered the definition of rape so it no longer has any serious meaning. It has been reduced to a bad joke by the Left. They say that if a girl wants sex tonight with someone..anyone and in the morning regrets it she can call it rape and even press charges and sometimes it legally sticks. Also, per DOJ stats, rape is the crime most often FALSELY charged. Duke LaCrosse happens every day without the news coverage.

To my mind nonsense stuff like that is not not legitimate rape. But words no longer have meaning. Only feelings do. And Akin should have avoided the entire topic. We should avoid discussing these things until we have political power and then we let them know who we really are. That’s the way they do it.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 8:47:23 AM PST by An American In Dairyland
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To: Big Giant Head

You may be on to something.

Unfortunately, Akin shot himself in the foot and became McCackle’s choice as an opponent. It was a perfect storm.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 8:47:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: cripplecreek

There is no such thing as a “moderate”. They are just dishonest, weak or cowardly leftists. They just want to go in that direction a little more slowly and cautiously. But they are always eventually willing to take the next step.
What is it that they want to moderate? The good or the bad?
Who would want to moderate the good. And any decent person should take a stand against the bad rather than wanting to moderate it.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 8:47:58 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Big Giant Head
Akin was legitimately raped by a biased media.

Yes, indeed.

And, who led the charge? Karl Rove and his elitist buddies. They kicked a good man when he was down. Cowards!

Of all the losses last night, Akin's loss was among the most tragic and unnecessary.

15 posted on 11/07/2012 8:48:36 AM PST by Tau Food (Praise God. Trust God.)
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To: Blue Highway

Why would any Republican talk about abortion, rape and God’s will? Only a full-tilt idiot. Talk about handing people a stick to beat you with ...


16 posted on 11/07/2012 8:49:01 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Blue Highway

Nothing like received wisdom.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 8:50:57 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: all the best

They’ve moderated the GOP into a coma while the democrats continue rushing into marxism at breakneck speed.

Moderates are the enemy within the gates.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 8:54:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Big Giant Head

Look at it any way you wish but he said it. There’s no way to make that statement sound good. There’s no way to cover it.
Candidates matter. we can have the better plans.the better idea’s the better everything. None of it matters unless we have candidates who are A:acceptable to people and B: able to keep their foot out of their own mouth’s.
Look no further than the top of the ticket. The field was atrocious. Romney was the least offensive of an offensive lot.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 8:54:52 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Blue Highway

She won because Democrats supported Akin in the primary.

She also spent millions of dollars supporting Akin in the primary.

He should have stepped down when that was revealed.

Akin didn’t help himself because he said stupid things.

She did stupid things (like back Obamacare) and still won.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 8:58:02 AM PST by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Blue Highway

It’s the stupid, stupid.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 9:00:42 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: bigbob

Your Post #10 is spot-on.

Both Mourdock and Akin were more than likely gonna win seats in the US Senate until the connection between mouth and brain shorted out.

Akin’s most egregious comment was about a woman being able to biologically fend off a rape-induced pregancy. There’s really no wealth of medical knowledge that can back up a stupid statement like that.

Both these guys should have been smart enough to realize that the media would spring an abortion-related question on them. But they weren’t - and now we have two fewer seats in the US Senate because of it.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 9:03:25 AM PST by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: cripplecreek
I suspect that a good many of the moderates who refused to allow Akin to heal, actively voted democrat just to prove their point.

I suspect that you are correct.

Furthermore though Romney won the state by 10 points, the Democrats captured every statewide office except one.

It also didn't help that McCaskill's prime commercial for the last week of the campaign had Romney and McCain attacking Akin -- playing their words of public rebuke over and over again.

23 posted on 11/07/2012 9:10:37 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: BillyBonebrake

What we are finding out is we cannot talk about rape, abortion, immigration, traditional marriage, taxes, economics, Benghazi, Muslims, Israel, energy, environment, blacks, Latinos, women, or Obama. We are pretty well fenced in.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 9:13:49 AM PST by taterjay
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To: taterjay

Nonsense.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 9:17:57 AM PST by cornelis
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To: Uncle Chip
I suspect that you are correct.

I know it happens because they admit it in candid moments. In this case, tea partier Kerry Bentivolio was running to fill the slot against the hand picked GOP write in. Bentivolio won by a wide margin last night BTW.

"I and a lot of Republicans I know won't vote for a tea party guy," said attorney David Zacks of Bloomfield Hills, strolling past the expensive boutique shops of downtown Birmingham with his son during a recent lunch hour.

Michigan: Thaddeus McCotter Resigns From Congress
26 posted on 11/07/2012 9:20:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cornelis

No, it’s not nonsense, the Republicans cower in fear of the term racist, they willingly place themselves in harms way by reaching across the isle so as to not look intolerant while the Democrats and the media smile and lunge at their collective backs with a very sharp knife! They have won because they have convinced a generation that white men are evil and the rules don’t apply to minorities, they are above the law! The Democrats aim to make slaves of us all!


27 posted on 11/07/2012 9:36:23 AM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: BillyBonebrake
Exactly!

If you are against abortion under all circumstances, all you have to do is say that you believe it is a human life.

These guys begin discussing theology!

28 posted on 11/07/2012 10:47:00 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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