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Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race
ABC News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Chris Good

Posted on 08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT by Blackyce

Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.

“I don’t know that I’m the only person in public office who’s suffered from foot-in-mouth disease here, and this was a very, very serious error. On the other hand, there are so many good people in Missouri who nominated me, and they understood my heart,” Akin said.

Akin said no Republicans have called him and asked him to withdraw from the race.

“No one has called me and said, ‘Todd, I think you should drop out,’” Akin said. “No one has said that. But I gather people are saying that in the media, but they didn’t specifically call me and tell me that.”


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; abortion; akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; egotisticalfool; legitimaterape; loosecannon; macacamoment; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; rape; raperape; sarahsteelman; senate; toddakin
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To: Blackyce

When Hannity, Coulter, and Malkin are telling you to go, who do you have left? Huckabee?

81 posted on 08/20/2012 2:22:45 PM PDT by gore_sux (Al Franken - Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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To: Blackyce

Yeah he’s got no choice but to withdraw now. He needs to think big picture.

I know it’s unfair, I know we’re held to a double standard, but if GOP/NRSC has indeed cut off funding, there’s no path to victory. Time to step aside.

82 posted on 08/20/2012 2:23:05 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: gore_sux

You can add Allen West to the list, here’s his latest facebook post:

“Last week my opponent put out a tv ad depicting me beating women. That ad is disgraceful and despicable. As a husband and father of two daughters, I found Congressman Todd Akin’s comments about rape to be in the same vein. These comments are simply unacceptable. There is no place in politics for these type of comments and attitudes toward women.”

83 posted on 08/20/2012 2:26:36 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: don-o

If you look around here, there is solidarity amongst telling this guy to go away. If he leaves by 5 PM tomorrow, Republicans can replace him with another candidate, hopefully a much better candidate who can give McCaskill a run for her money.

84 posted on 08/20/2012 2:32:08 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: ConservativeTeen

In before Allen West get’s called a “RINO” or a “bed-wetter.”

The few rats still supporting Akin are scrambling and disappearing right before our very eyes.

85 posted on 08/20/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: PhxTM06

This idiot needs to go asap. His interview w Hannity was absymal.

86 posted on 08/20/2012 2:34:33 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Blackyce

His statement is TRUE!!!!!

I read about this years ago in Francis Shaeffer’s book HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE? - The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture.

As I recall, it quotes medical studies done on women who were raped in Nazi prison camps. The human body rejects impregnation in most cases. He’s being pilloried, for telling the truth and someone needs to come to his defense!

87 posted on 08/20/2012 3:01:27 PM PDT by Humidston (For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
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To: Humidston

Yes, go fight that good fight and watch Obama clean up with even more electoral votes than he did the last time around. Recent studies identify that women have a 5% chance of getting pregnant through rape and it is estimated that there’s about 30,000 women a year who end up pregnant as a result of rape.

If you want to have that conversation and watch the media trot out woman after woman who ended up pregnant after being raped and denounce Akin and the Republicans as a whole, go ahead and have that conversation, just be careful what you wish for.

After all, it only makes sense that instead of discussing the economy, we should have a full-fledged debate about what “legitimate” rape is and the inner-workings of a woman’s reproductive organs.

88 posted on 08/20/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: ConservativeTeen

Levin just called for him to drop out; got to get rid of McCaskill. “Our mission must be to take back the Senate.”

89 posted on 08/20/2012 3:19:44 PM PDT by CedarDave (Palin/Ryan -- both should have been at the top of the ticket and not play second fiddle to GOPe)
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To: Blackyce

Interesting that his name is spelled like “akin” meaning like minded, yet it’s appropriately pronounced like “aching.”

90 posted on 08/20/2012 3:27:46 PM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: Blackyce; All

To put it bluntly, it’s time we learn from 2010’s few losses.


He will repeat gaffes in the future, possibly EVEN WORSE. It’s time to Freep the heck out of anybody who can make him change his mind.

Workplace number of state GOP chairman (lawyer): 417-847-2734

Contact Akin and the Missouri GOP on Facebook. They can pressure him to quit:

Call MISSOURI GOP: 573-636-3146

Call Akin campaign: 636-207-7986

91 posted on 08/20/2012 4:02:07 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Blackyce
Mr. Akin, you are not a democRAT. Only a democRAT could survive an error like yours.


92 posted on 08/20/2012 4:05:02 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: rwfromkansas; All

TWITTER FOR AKIN Communications director:

93 posted on 08/20/2012 4:07:39 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Blackyce

It’s sad one has to fold for a slip of the tongue. This would have never happened to a popular Democrat. I wish he would remain in the race, but by withdrawing he is saying that he doubts the people of MO are capable of understanding his slip of the tongue.

94 posted on 08/20/2012 4:22:19 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
It was not “politically incorrect” - it was outrageous and nonsensical.

Which part, exactly? Is it the "legitimate rape" part? If it is, let me be the first to inform you that there are a whole lot of BS rape accusations out there. There are plenty of women who lie about rape - whether because they got caught cheating, or they are trying to blackmail, or whatever twisted reason they have. A woman who consents to have sex with a man, then decides the next day that she regrets it and charges him with rape, is not a victim of "legitimate rape". If you are going to argue that no false rape claims ever occur because women never lie about rape, then you are just a slave to political correctness. period.

Maybe it's the "women are less likely to get pregnant via legitimate rape" thing, eh? Yet, I've seen sprinkled throughout all of these threads offerings of evidence to suggest that there may be truth to that claim.

In either case, explain to me which part of Akin's statement was "nonsensical".
95 posted on 08/20/2012 4:27:57 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Humidston

It doesn’t matter if his statement is true. It doesn’t matter that he was contrite in his apology. Everyone that follows politics aknowledges that he is almost certain to lose the Senate race, and his loss probably would single-handedly prevent the Senate from going GOP. His pride stands squarely in the way of repealing 0-care. The stakes could not be higher.
I think the fact that this guy will apparently not swallow his pride is even more reason to question this man’s judgement, honor, and decency. In effect, he is like 0bama, it’s all about him. Disgusting.

96 posted on 08/20/2012 5:03:05 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Blackyce

Rape rape?

British MP Says Sex With Sleeping Women Isn’t Rape But ‘Bad Manners’ (Socialist George Galloway) ^ | Adam Taylor | August 20, 2012

No one in America or the media will demand he step down.

97 posted on 08/20/2012 5:18:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: fr_freak
Do you really want your candidate to be having conversations like this:

98 posted on 08/20/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Steamburg
Todd Akin is a strong supporter of the right to bear arms; he voted for the Ryan Budget; he has a 96% approval rating by the American Conservative Union; he is pro life and voted against state tax money funding abortions and he voted against the l993 tax increase and education spending increase. LOOK at Claire and her plane? her tax controversy? her vote for Obamacare. Akin made a gaffe and corrected it..he was selected by the voters of MO to run for Senate. To hell with Scott Brown and the other rinos. Google Akins RECORD VS MCCASKILLS...the man is a good conservative and I am ashamed at the gop for jumping ship. Reminds me of how Bush treated Scooter Libby..he abandoned him.
99 posted on 08/20/2012 5:36:36 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Blackyce

After reading different threads on this I must admit to being confused, not that it takes much to confuse me anyway, but it seems with every passing hour there’s another conflicting report out.

100 posted on 08/20/2012 5:44:56 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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