Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Oh, my Akin head!

Sorry for getting out of my box – but this one couldn’t wait for a week.

OK folks – you knew this was coming – I ordered some extra air scrubbers for this one, and pressed every commenter into service hooking them up.

Ms. A took one look at the profusion of new ducts coming out of the iso chamber, muttered something about how this was going to affect her insurance premiums, and hastily departed.

First, let’s take the wayback machine to a kinder and gentler time, when teabaggers were king, and women made sammiches:

Tea Party-backed Rep. Akin wins Missouri GOP Senate primary to take on McCaskill
FoxNews ^ | Aug. 8, 2012

Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:31:48 AM by Milagros

CBS News Tea Party-backed Rep. Akin wins Missouri GOP Senate primary to take on McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Todd Akin, who played up his tea party credentials and conservative appeal, broke out from a three-way Missouri Republican primary on Tuesday to earn the right to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, setting up one of …

1 posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:32:04 AM by Milagros
Let the tongue-laving begin!

To: Politically Correct

If Akin lives up to the ad that Claire was running against him, I’ll be a very happy Missourian.

4 posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 7:01:52 AM by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
To: tsowellfan

Polling has shown that Claire loses to Akin, as well as Steeleman and Brunner. Now we’ll find out. Akin, I thought was so far behind that he’d be in third place at the end of the night. I thought he was ‘too conservative’ so said Clair’es ad. Hope he’s as good as Claire says he is!

8 posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 7:08:30 AM by Big Giant Head
To: maryz

Akin will do just fine. He has been around awhile and does not have a lot of dirt or garbage that can be thrown at him. I liked him the best of the three candidates. He is a good choice to take on Claire. I would have been happy to vote for either of the other two as well. It was refreshing to have some decent choices for once.

19 posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 7:40:55 AM by gopno1
To: listenhillary

He has never shied away from being a Godly conservative.

Unintentional irony alert!

He would make a great senator.
Heard McCaskill bashing him this morning as she heads out to Kansas City to campaign.

29 posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:22:34 AM by katiedidit1
To: katiedidit1
They are all good candidates imo.

Once upon a time, before the Marxists captured the jackass party and drove nearly all the RINO inclined politicians over to the GOP, elections were about who could do the best job among a slate of decent candidates. They weren’t about the lesser of two evils.

Congratulations to the Missouri GOP for getting back to where the entire country should be.

50 posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:40:26 PM by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
The 6th Century?

To: Politically Correct

I understand why all the rinos are sissies now.The single white women base hates the tea party. It makes it difficult to win when they can’t even get a portion of their vote.

63 posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:11:15 AM by lookout88 (.combat officer’s dad)
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
My my – such a tabagger outpouring of love for the home-schooling McCaskill-killer.
“You know – it would be a cat-a-strophy if perchance, harm was to befall this serene – scene.”

“Legitimate rape” became a Twitter trending topic in the U.S. this afternoon after liberal blog Talking Points Memo posted a video of Rep. Todd Akin claiming that victims of “legitimate rape” are unlikely to become pregnant.
1 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 2:59:11 PM by Perdogg
LIES! LIES! It’s all em-ess-em LIES!

To: Perdogg

McDonnell smear job take two. Did not work in VA, will not work in MO any better

2 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:00:25 PM by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)

To: AnotherUnixGeek

there is a video of it.

11 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:08:06 PM by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree – Better in the crate than on the plate)

To: TwelveOfTwenty

why say anything about it?

10 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:07:21 PM by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree – Better in the crate than on the plate)
Don’t ask, don’t tell?
The angst and level 8.5 facepalms after the non-forcible rape.


To: Perdogg

How quickly can the GOP replace this numbskull? He was up by 11 pts for crying out loud. All he had to do was keep his mouth shut until the election and he wins. Sheesh.

19 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:12:56 PM by GnL
Yep. “social conservatives” in a nusthell.
It doesn’t matter what pigfuck ignorant things you believe (and want to legislate), as long as you don’t open your yap before you’re elected and actually say them in public.

To: Perdogg
I think he meant “actual” rape, correct? Because what he says is true to my knowledge. The stress of rape can keep a woman from conceiving.
23 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:16:05 PM by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? –MT)
To: Perdogg

Is it true? I have heard that true rape victims ARE unlikely to become pregnant…not that it is impossible, but highly unlikely.

I’m no expert, obviously, but I’ve heard that…

26 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:19:07 PM by SoFloFreeper

To: Perdogg

Leave it to Republicans to pick this dimwit for a easy pickup against the most vulnerable Dem. The other two would have blown away McCaskill.

30 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:22:24 PM by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12… No One Else)
I’t all those stupid Republicans’ fault!
Wait, whut?

To: Reily

Charles Jaco is a leftwing asswipe…I can tell you that. He hates conservatives almost as much as Ed Schultz. He is no friend of Constitutionalists…so keep that in mind…he and the rest of the pro-Obamugabe media will twist and extrapolate anything a McCaskill opponent will say to make them look bad.

Akin did seem to reference what doctors told him…maybe Jaco ought to check with some doctors to see whether what Akin said was accurate at all.

And maybe we ought to quit listening to the jerkoffs in the liberal media.

46 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:31:03 PM by SoFloFreeper
To: SoFloFreeper

It doesn’t matter what Charles Jaco says or is. Aiken said it. It’s on video. His words.

Aiken: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

53 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:35:51 PM by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12… No One Else)

To: Truth29

I dont think he will lose.

Stupid gaff, but two months is a long time, and no one really holds anything that long in their memory in this 24/7 world of politics.

67 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:44:18 PM by VanDeKoik
Oh, I don’t think that two months from now is gonna be an issue.

Hannity to Akin: You know you could cost us the Senate, right?Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 5:47:45 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

Via BuzzFeed, it’s important that people like Hannity, Coulter, and the boss emeritus are leaning on this guy too, not just Romney and Reince Priebus. Without pressure from all-stars on the right, he can dig in and turn it into a “weak-ass establishment RINOs are selling me out to the Democrats” populist attack on D.C. Republicans. That might be enough to rally grassroots conservatives to his side and keep him in the race, but not enough to prevent him from losing to McCaskill and, just maybe, dragging the ticket down with him. How lucky do you feel? Want to bet the future of repealing ObamaCare on Akin’s ability to not only recover from his theory of the female body’s magical defenses against rape-sperm but to avoid other goofy errors between now and November? John Brunner, who finished second to Akin in the primary, is reportedly already angling to replace him if he drops; Sarah Steelman, who finished within a point of Brunner, is almost certainly interested too, especially since she’d be inoculated from Akin’s comments due to her gender. If the game’s on the line in the late innings and your pitcher’s getting shelled, why not go to the pen while you can? Even the Tea Party Express, imagining another Angle/O’Donnell nightmare scenario in November, is unsparing:


Two exit quotations for this one. The first, from NBC: “[A] source with ties to Akin’s political operation tells First Read that the GOP congressman most likely won’t quit the contest, saying Akin believes this race is ‘providential’ and even if Akin was ready to get out, his wife would never let him quit.” The second, from Philip Klein: “At this point, if Akin doesn’t drop, McCaskill can run ads all fall simply quoting Republicans condemning him.”

1 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 5:47:50 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; …

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

And thanks go out to Hannity for playin’ along with his fellow Partisan Media Shills.

6 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 6:02:50 PM by SunkenCiv (
Sean Hannity –RINO!

To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can stand with Todd Akin or you can stand with the agents of the DNC, MSM, the Obama White House and The NOW who are all out to destroy a true Pro Life Conservative.

13 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 6:12:10 PM by Uncle Slayton
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??

To: Mach9
Rape seldom (more seldom than one in 400,000 incidents) results in pregnancy.

False.It happens in 5% of rape cases.

43 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 6:48:14 PM by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
You’re no fun any more.

Missouri GOP Senate Candidate should withdraw from Race Now (Vanity) August 19, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa

Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:26:06 PM by pistolpackinpapa

Congressman Todd Aikin, the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate from Missouri should withdraw from the Missouri Senate Race immediately over his stupid statement he made today re: “legitimate rape”. To not do so, will assure six more years for Claire McKaskill in the U.S. Senate. What he said, in essence, when asked about abortion, was that a “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy. Now, that comment is going viral over the internet.

I witnessed, first-hand, in 1990 how a “rape gaffe” by GOP candidate for Governor of Texas, Clayton Williams, who had a wide lead in the polls at the time, caused him to lose the Governor’s Office to Ann Richards; in GOP-Red Texas.

Many of us Conservatives understand what he was saying and are in agreement. But, it was a stupid thing to say. For the sake of this Election and control of the U.S. Senate, Aikin should withdraw immediately or “Turn out the lights; the party’s over.

1 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:26:13 PM by pistolpackinpapa
To: pistolpackinpapa

Are you insane? This election is not about abortion, women’s rights or anything else the liberals want it to be. Its about the economy, jobs, national security/identity. His opponent is one who has destroyed the economy. So NO!

3 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:30:00 PM by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)

To: Mechanicos

2012 is indeed the year FR became a parody of itself.

6 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:33:32 PM by VanDeKoik
And now – another installment of Shoot The Messenger!

To: pistolpackinpapa

You’re an idiot. Jeez, sometimes I want to withdraw from life because of people like you. Put your big boy pants on and grow up.

9 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:36:36 PM by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
To: pistolpackinpapa
Get a grip!!

I suppose you are voting for Obama butt girl (the incumbent democRAT?)

11 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 6:38:45 PM by texican01
To: pistolpackinpapa
I think you fear that others will figure out that you’re a troll like I have. Last night it was nothing but praise for those brave democrats and today you want a tea partier gone.
74 posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012 7:29:11 PM by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
Look at the bright side –at least the GOP is squarely in Akins’ corner.

Breaking- If Akin Remains In, NRSC Will Spend Nothing on MO Senate Race
The Corner at NRO ^ | August 20, 2012 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 1:37:35 PM by SE Mom

An NRSC source just confirmed to me what various outlets have been reporting: if Todd Akin remains the senate candidate, NRSC will invest no financial resources into the Missouri senate race. Previously, NRSC had planned to spend $5 million.

And Crossroads has already taken some TV ads off the air, reports Politico.

If Akin does remain in the race, he’s going to be relying, it appears, virtually exclusively on whatever his campaign raises, without any financial help from outside groups.
What a mess.

1 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 1:37:41 PM by SE Mom
Or not.

To: SE Mom

From what Im hearing Akin will be dropping out of the race

2 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 1:38:43 PM by Sarah Barracuda
To: Sarah Barracuda

Where did you hear this? Akin just appeared on Huckabee and defiantly vowed to remain in til the bitter end.

10 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 1:42:51 PM by Arthurio
To: SE Mom

Lol know what you mean but this is no brainer. The dude sounds like a moron if he thinks a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy during a rape. The dems are loving this and they also look ridiculous trying to tie the comments to all republicans and Ryan. Best to cut this guy out of the race and move on.
What a mess indeed.

15 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 1:44:46 PM by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
To: penelopesire
The dude sounds like a moron if he thinks a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy during a rape. The dems are loving this and they also look ridiculous trying to tie the comments to all republicans and Ryan. Best to cut this guy out of the race and move on. What a mess indeed.

Well said.My own daughter (who is only 16) asked me today of I believe that woman don’t get pregnant if raped.

Tell her to STFU and go make you a sammich.
This moron is hurting not only Repubs but those of us who are pro life. He’s a weirdo.
22 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 1:48:03 PM by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12… No One Else)
To: Melas

Thanks. Somehow, he doesn’t strike me as conservative.

26 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 1:48:53 PM by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
And now, ladies and germs –The Breitbartening!!

Occupy Wall Street Rapes: How Many More Victims? (1/11/2012) ^ | 11 Jan 2012 | LEE STRANAHAN

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 9:06:11 AM by Qbert

While the media and Democratic establishment continue to laud the #Occupy movement, they ignore the reality of what is going on on the ground — Occupy Wall Street is an extremely small, fractured and ineffective social experiment that is unable to even provide safety for the young, female protesters that it tries to attract. In a chaotic transcript from the January 7 New York General Assembly, it was revealed that one assailant was allegedly responsible for six rapes.


In the posted minutes, anti-rape activist Nan Terrie told the group…

blockquote>The proposal that I brought was an incident that happened and certain groups did not properly address it or handle it. When we had the park, we had an 18-year-old who got raped. She was drug raped. That individual who raped the 18-year-old raped five other girls in this park. My group dealt with rape victims in the park and still does. [Snip]… Rather than calling me or other women’s working groups, Housing took it upon themselves to have a jury of about 15 and more people between the victim and the gentleman. And they asked for both them to basically give details out.


The Occupy movement is openly disdainful of law enforcement, choosing to cherry pick the elements of the legal system they want to use (such as a restraining order process) while eschewing the parts that they don’t like. the problem is that there collectivist decision-making process doesn’t work.


Meanwhile, the #Occupy movement actively covers up the crimes committed there to avoid the resulting bad PR. Given the slavish nature of the media coverage they have received, however, the anarchistic occupiers needn’t try too hard.

There is no “legitimate rape”, obviously. It was an exceedingly moronic statement… but ask yourselves, when news broke that women were actually being raped at #OWS, did Pelosi, Obama, etc. ever condemn the movement…?
1 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 9:06:17 AM by Qbert
All to no avail…

AKIN WILL WITHDRAW: WHAT HAPPENS NOW? (return of Sarah Steelman?)
Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 8-20-2012 | Mike Flynn

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 10:56:24 PM by smoothsailing

August 20, 2012


Mike Flynn

At some point before 5pm CDT tomorrow, Akin will file papers to formally withdraw his name from the ballot. I realize today Akin was defiant and said he wasn’t a “quitter.” His supporters claim he will stay in the race because he views his candidacy as “providential”, but this is just the bluster before the end. Everyone is entitled to 24 hours to try to right their ship, but Akin did nothing today to cauterize the wound. When Reince Priebus, Ann Coulter, NRSC and Tea Party Express are all united in saying you should quit, you’ve pretty much run out of options.

After Akin withdraws the decision to name a replacement falls to the 15 members of the state GOP central committee. Speculation is currently focused on two candidates Akin defeated in the recent GOP primary; businessman Jim Brunner and former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman.

Brunner had the backing of many GOP insiders because of his ability to partially self-fund his race. Steelman had the backing of Sarah Palin. They both lost to Akin in large part because Sen. McCaskill ran a lot of ads “attacking” him for being too conservative. (Think of it as a Republican dog-whistle.) Among the two, Steelman probably has the edge as the GOP may want to put the Akin debacle to rest by nominating a woman. It is also expected that Palin would campaign aggressively for Steelman, which would be helpful as 2012 is turning out to be a base election…

Sarah and Sarah, one more time?

1 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 10:56:30 PM by smoothsailing
Wait for it…

To: humblegunner

They’s makin’ samiches!

5 posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 11:01:26 PM by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
And there you have it.
Whew – gonna take the next week off, I think – all this crap is starting to appear normal to me.
Like when you work in a fertilizer factoy and suddelt realize you can’t smell it any more.

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6 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Oh, my Akin head!

  1. Monkeyfister says:

    Rape seldom (more seldom than one in 400,000 incidents) results in pregnancy.
    False. It happens in 5% of rape cases.

    Fun Fact: “[T]he rate of pregnancy on any given day is about 3.1%, a little lower than the Holmes et al estimate. What Wilcox et al also does well is demonstrate first how the vulnerability to get pregnant varies across the cycle, but also how it is most certainly not zero at the times many of us assume we are not fertile.

    So, rape and consensual sex have the same pregnancy rate. This means that of those 64,080 US rapes in 2004-2005, minus the 15% of rapes that are of children under the age of 12 which gets us to 54,468 rapes of almost all reproductively-aged women, somewhere between 1,689 (3.1%) to 2,723 (5%) pregnancies from rape could have occurred in that year alone. “
    Well played, Tommy– I LOVED this Special EDition of the FReeperati.

  2. Tommy T says:

    Heh – caught Kibitzer napping.

  3. Kevin says:

    With Jon Stewart on vacation, thank goodness you are here to take up the slack. Yesterday I was reading (a grimmer version of FR) and hoping for a special midweek Obsession With the Freeperati, so thanks.

  4. MapleStreet says:

    Always welcome an extra installment.
    BTW – news is reporting that as of 5 PM today (the deadline for Akin to withdraw without getting a court order and paying for the reprinting of ballots), no papers have been filed with the Secretary of State.
    He has till late September (? I’m wanting to say the 21st) to withdraw with the above restrictions.
    In either case, I hope that folks look at the extreme right and see what their architects are building.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Akin is a total caveman. There is a cause to remove him spreading across the Web –

  6. Dee Loralei says:

    Thanks for the double-time Tommy T! LOL no time off before the election, dude! (Kidding.) Thanks again.

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