Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:24:53 PM byBlackyce
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.
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.”
Anybody know his number?
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:24:56 PM
Funny, Drudge currently has a story up that he just announced he’s dropping out? Which story is more recent?
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:28:56 PM
Matt Drudge hasn’t gotten anything right since 1998 – are you still hanging out there?
What he meant was that fewer than one-tenth of one percent of abortions are the result of rape, but that’s not what he said.
This is exactly why Claire McCaskill ran “anti-Akin” ads in the
Republican primary dog-whistling Democrats to cross over and vote for
Unfortunately for Claire he blew up sooner and more thoroughly than she had planned.
Akin will be gone and Brunner will be in his place by next weekend.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:29:12 PM
byE. Pluribus Unum
(Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
There’s just two things wrong with your 11th-dimensional chess theory – you’re an idiot, and he’s still running.
He hasn’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of winning and he could
very well lose Missouri for Romney.Get him the hell out of there!!!!!!
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:29:31 PM
byGay State Conservative
(The Word Is Out,Harry Reid’s Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
Don’t go away mad Akin, just go away. Your political career is over and it was of your own doing. Now scram!
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:31:21 PM
Aiken to be on Hannity after bottom of hour (3:30 EDT).
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:31:40 PM
He is digging another hole on Hannity right now. Gads…he is stumbling.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:40:27 PM
(TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
Soros is probably pouring millions into his campaign right now to keep the imbecile in the race.
Soros has his minions donating to make it appear he has all this conservative support.
And FWIW, I just listened to him on Hannity. The guy is dumb as a
rock. “I am conservative. We need to get rid of Claire McCaskill. I am
conservative. We need to beat Claire McCaskill. Rinse repeat.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:58:50 PM
(Sarah Palin 12… No One Else)
I don’t give a damn that this guy said something politically
No, he said something shit-stupid.
If conservatives are not only willing to throw him under the
bus, but seem to take a certain amount of glee in doing it, then we are
already lost. Leftist thinking has won out.
Tellit to Limbaugh.
Leftists never apologize,
never give in, and they never tear down their own people in power no
matter how many mistakes they make. That is why they are winning.
Meanwhile, every time some Republican says “macaca”, “conservatives” are
all too eager to tear him down and cede the win to the leftists.
That’s because “macaca” is a racist slur.
Seems to me that there are quite a few conservatives, including
Freepers, with no heart at all. Resisting the tyranny of political
correctness is hard, and they are just looking for an excuse to enter
the warm embrace of submission. Oh, a Republican said something that the
media can misconstrue?
That’s never happened before! Let’s take this
opportunity to be every bit as petty and irrational as the lefties so
that we can look around at our leftist masters and say “See? I’m cool
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:43:24 PM
More inernecine warfare after the jump for joy.
How stupid is this man? How deeply damaged is his candidacy?
Here’s a test you can run: Try saying the same kind of thing to your
wife, daughter or girlfriend. See how long it takes you to get out of
the mess you just created. Oh, and good luck to you if you run the test.
And this has nothing to do with what is true or not. Akin is
permanently etched into the female memory as something to be avoided.
Also, he will become the Tom Foley of this election cycle, if he
continues. He will do damage far beyond the borders of Missouri.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 2:45:08 PM
(We are not justified by our works but by faith – De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
this guy said something politically incorrect
What he said was flat out stupid, not even misconstrued, it was wrong, period.
He scored a perfect 10 from the lower platform, and dove HIMSELF under that bus.
This thing will fester until the elections, nothing good will come of this if he stays in the race.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 3:01:37 PM
(I want Obama defeated. Period.)
Seems to me that there are quite a few conservatives,
including Freepers, with no heart at all. Resisting the tyranny of
political correctness is hard, and they are just looking for an excuse
to enter the warm embrace of submission. Oh, a Republican said something
that the media can misconstrue? That’s never happened before! Let’s
take this opportunity to be every bit as petty and irrational as the
lefties so that we can look around at our leftist masters and say “See?
I’m cool too!”
Thank you! When I originally read the
complaint against Akin, I kept reading to find the “horror” or it all,
and then realized it wasn’t much of anything. The left took it and ran
with it (they don’t need much), and the right helped them carry the
ball. Pathetic! It’s never easy to stand up for the unborn (people
stumble with words), because so many have killed their own or know
someone close who did.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 3:06:51 PM
(And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? –MT)
You guys need to make up your minds.
To: fr_freak; Lazamataz
Spot. On. Every word.
Laz: Speaking of dancing – the msm fiddles the tune and the spineless wimps dance the jig.
Is there any fight back at all?
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 3:30:09 PM
(He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
“Is there any fight back at all?”
Who are we supposed to be fighting? Nobody did anything to Todd Akin.
He said something stupid that the left is going to exploit in national
and local Missouri elections. There’s nothing to fight other than bad
press. Instead of focusing on a national political campaign we’re
supposed to spend money treating self inflected wounds, just because
he’s one of ours? I don’t care about Todd Akin’s political career in the
abstract. I care about a conservative actually winning that seat.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 3:43:10 PM
(President Jacques Chirac: “As far as I’m concerned, war always means failure.”)
Elspeth – pass the salt, wouldja please?
How can you defend a guy that can’t even defend himself? he went
on that hardcore angry liberal Sean Hannity’s radio show and still
couldn’t explain himself, stumbling and mumbling through a half-arsed
It’s wise to pick and choose your fights, the GOP needs to fight the
Democrats on the economy, on Medicare and several other issues, but
deciding to fight them on rape and the “legitimate” definition of it is
not a winner, or has it ever been.
The best thing they can do is cut bait and walk away, have this guy dropout and speak no more of his insanity.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 3:53:52 PM
I heard him on Hannity today and was horrified.
What a moron.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 4:19:53 PM
(The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
When Hannity, Coulter, and Malkin are telling you to go, who do you have left? Huckabee?
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 4:22:45 PM
(Al Franken – Preferred by Minnesota Educated Somali Pirates and Suicide Bombers Everywhere)
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!
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 5:01:27 PM
(For the first time in my adult life I FEAR my government.)
And don’t even get himstarted about identical twins.
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.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 5:06:17 PM
Here it comes, folks – the “conservative” ideology in a (heh) nutshell:
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.
“And I swear I nver touched her. She put those roofies in herown drink!”
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.
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”.
posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 6:27:57 PM
All of it.
There you have it, gentle readers – those wimmens are all lying sluts, and rape is just their seeing “fr_freak” in the cold cruel light of morning, and realizing they did something they can never live with.
Clear enough for everyone? This is the heart of the right-wing. Women are chattel, and morally inferior to the Master Gender.
Do you really want your candidate to be having conversations like this:
Of course, “fr_freak” isn’t giving up that easily…
Certainly, it is politically unwise for this guy to be having this
conversation after the beating he’s been receiving over his earlier
comments. First of all, these women sound like idiots, and no politician
should be caught having a sensitive conversation with idiots. Other
than that, I actually kind of wish that more politicians actually had
convictions AND stuck by them and were not afraid to speak TRUTH.
Think of it this way: 50 years ago, anyone saying things that
these women are saying would have been laughed at as simple-minded
50 years ago, people were sayng that black citizens shouldn’t be voting.
and what Akin is saying would have been seen as simple common
sense. Nowadays, it is exactly the reverse, and that is precisely
because everybody is scared to go against the politically correct
nonsense. If people would stop being scared of saying truthful things,
we wouldn’t have to go through this pain every time someone speaks the
That said, yeah, I recognize that the media will crucify Akin for
this. My question is WHY ARE CONSERVATIVES HELPING THEM DO IT?