How come Conservatives rallied around Rush for his Fluke comment, but don't even wait for Akin's apology before asking HIM to resign.
I wonder what they'll say if he wins. I pray that happens. That'll be one big fat Conservative omelet.
Fight on Todd.
What a bunch of wimps. Republicans and Conservatives are more responsible for Akin's "presumptive" loss than his dumb comments.
I'm disgusted with the whole bunch.
Hey Reince, how 'bout making lemonade out of lemons instead of just letting them rot in the crisper.
I think they'd rather lose the seat than accept Akin's apology and then work to get him elected.
Geez, you'd think he's the one who actually raped someone.
I don't care how many Conservative icons dump on him, I forgive his blunder and support him.
Apology accepted, now get out. I think he might be a good conservative, but that comment will hang around his neck forever and it makes me wonder what else he believes. Democrats will eat him for lunch.
What will happen if he steps down? Will Steelman be the nominee, and is she likely to lose to McCaskill? The convention has already been held. Could the party replace the candidate after he's been chosen? Would Steelman have to appear on the ballot as a write-in, or will her name appear?
Oh, Romney. We support you; but Romneycare is worse than the old slip of the tongue made by Akin. So shut your pie hole and focus on Obama.
What kind of idiot goes on at length about rape victims in a 2012 Senate campaign ??????
You sit down with some interview and act like your sitting around a campfire with friends and y'all have the answers to everything ?
I'm a custodian in California and I could be a better candidate than this jackass !
ALL you had to do was drive around Missouri and talk:
1. Obamacare --repeal in toto
2. The debt and budget deficits mortgaging our grandchildrens future.
3. Bucking up the economy with low taxes
4. Strong military and resolute unapologetic foreign policy to promote freedom.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Now you have to f!!! it up for our side, dumb@$$, cos you have to give us all the answers to life, the universe, and everything.
I hope you win but as far as I'm concerned After you do, you can go to hell.
The same kind of idiot that attacks private Christian organizations for little boys and advocates they be put in harms' way. The same kind of idiot that says he's for raising taxes on the rich, while criticizing Obama for saying the same thing. The same kind of idiot that creates un-American social medicine programs, then criticizes Obama for making his own program, based off his. The same kind of idiot that champions the non-existent right to murder unborn children, and then pretends he never said that. Guys like you prove Rush right: Republicans like you don't circle the wagons. You circle the firing squads.
Chris, he's what we got. He's not much to brag about. Although he's better than Obama. But, if anyone doesn't need to talk about being a bone head, it's Romney. Romneycare is so utterly peasant. Also, bashing Reagan doesn't sit well with me, Romney.
Some where, some how conservatives are going to have to quit giving ground. Stand up for what is Right. This is as good a place as any. We are not going to have many more chances.
Abortion can not be condoned in any form. When it happens, it takes a life given by God.
Who are we to say the baby of a rape victim is a cause for abortion. Have any of you people, suggesting this man should get out of this race, ever talked to a Human Being that was born of a rape. There are some out there. You can't tell it by looking at them. They look just like you and me.
That child had no say in the manner he or she was conceived, but let's execute the little bastard anyway!
What sick, selfish society we live in.
This man was standing on the high ground defending those babies. Ya'll have become just like the dems, let's win. screw principles.
Have you ever talked to a woman that rejected a pregnancy from being raped? He said women could do that and that's my problem with his comments. So damn stupid.
He can't win because Conservatives are metaphorically gang raping him.
He said something stupid, get over it. For that one comment his life a career should be laid to waste? I don't think so.
It's more than just a slip up... he actually believed it what he said. Making a mistake is one thing but getting something completely wrong is another. My only concern is he can't beat McCaskill and that's why I think he should step away and let someone else.
After this am really starting not to care what happens in this election , if republicans don't have the ability to get this guy out of the race when they have all the power. Democrats would have had his guy out the first day ,
they made dozens of members in congress and Senate vote on bills even thou they knew they were career ending votes .
With all the tough votes coming up if republicans did win, what's the point if you can't even play tough with our side , how the hell will you be able to play tough with the other side, besides the rest of the world... Weak ass.
Well, I guess since he decided to stay in, this is a mute point. As Mark Levin said yesterday, if he stays in the people of MO should support him. Think of it as a vote against McCaskill.
Now it's up to the good people of MO to do the right thing. Hold your nose, if you must, but do anything you can to vote McCaskill out.
Todd Akin is up in the polls and Mitt Romney has NO business asking him to quit the race. Todd Akin apologized by saying he misspoke. What he should have done was to simply clarify what he meant by his words. Honestly, I think Republicans are blowing this whole thing way out of proportion.
When Todd Akin made his "legitimate" rape comment, he meant that if it really was rape, then women do in fact have options to avoid pregnancy. Hello! It's called the morning after pill! So if a woman was indeed raped she wouldn't become pregnant because of the option(s) available to women. That is what Todd Akin was trying to convey during his interview. He wasn't saying rape was legitimate. Rather, he was saying is if it really was an actual rape, then women have options to avoid pregnancy.
The Republican hierarchy need to start thinking 'outside the box' and quit trying to play "political correctness" cop and doing "knee jerk" reactions before they actually know what it is they're reacting to. The Republican leadership is making a mountain out of a mole hill and it gives the impression that Republicans are more than willing to stab a fellow Republican in the back and abandon him before they actually understand what it is Todd Akin's really meant by his words.
If Todd Akin's loses the race in Missouri it will be because the Republican leadership stabbed him in the back and hung him out to dry because of a "knee jerk" reaction that is usually reserved for desperate Democrats trying to destroy the Tea Party at the drop of a hat, etc.
Shame on Reince Priebus! Shame on Mitt Romney!! Shame of Mike Huckabee!!! Your "knee jerk" reactions are providing more fodder for Democrats to paint Republicans as "fly by night" politicians who abandon their own at the slightest of reasons. Illegitimate reasons at that!
he said "female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" he wasn't talking about the morning after pill. On Hannity's radio show he said he heard that from a erroneous medical report.
Can you give the man the benefit of the doubt that he simply mis-spoke? That's it, simple. He didn't rape anyone and would would bet you that he absolutely support legislation that would protect women against violence. Afterall, he has two daugthers and a wife.
Do you see something that says that he want be elected? There are polls but we know that they are to influence the vote. This is so stupid and just people jumping on the bandwaggon.
Does anyone know that the people who voted for him wants him out? From everything I see the people who voted for him are not calling for him to step down.
It's not about rigged elections, it's about correcting a mistake in Akin.. But only Akin can correct it, but it's up to the people demand it, if they want it, and i think the people MO do.
Well I hope he steps down because it's important that McCaskill is defeated and I don't believe Akin can do it because of his mistake.
But, that's beside the point Steven! He was elected in a legitimate primary, right? And if the people of MO thought that the election was rigged then wouldn't they have changed course?
So that tells you that it was a mistake. Moreover, if he even said anything similar to that then he would not have been elected.
I also don't want to be on the side of Planned Parenthood and McCaskill wanting Akin to stay in the race.
If voters heard him say that before I don't think he would have won the primary. So there could many in MO that don't want him anymore.
Can't give him the benefit of the doubt about women having the ability to reject getting pregnant if they are raped because he really believed it. He didn't misspeak about that.
Hannity confronted Akin over his medical claim that rape victims cannot get pregnant because of biological mechanisms that prevent insemination. The embattled congressman conceded his science was wrong, adding that “People do get pregnant from rape…. I was just medically wrong on that.”
“You accept now that the medical claim you made is simply wrong?” Hannity challenged. “And you don’t believe what you said yesterday was correct?”
“I’m not a medical expert. I don’t pretend to know percentages and things like that,” Akin replied. “It was just an article — or a couple of articles I read. They were probably in error.”
“Are they?” Hannity questioned.
“I don’t know the percentages,” said Akin.
“You do understand this is discredited?” Hannity said in response. Akin conceded.
I completely agree, Micheal! They brought, all those mentioned in your post, highlight this more than anyone in the media. I mean you would have thought that Todd Akin actually raped someone. I am so disappointed in Romney and others for telling him to resign. I think there needs to be an opposition in place, in particular those who voted for him, saying that they still support him and they understand what he was trying to say.
Had this not been on the eve of a giganormous Presidential election he may have been able to ride it out, but that's not the case. There is blood in the water and Akin has already served 6 terms. It's time to spend more time with his family.
If he drops out, wouldn't that set the precedent for the next person who says something stupid. Dems to repubs...'you forced Akin out so now you need to force (Cruz, Mourdock)
out for their remarks'. Be it abortion, immigration, Obama, Biden or whatever.
They play games and the republicans always cow to them.
Akin sounds like a self-centered idiot!
I think the GOP Tea Party needs to start a WRITE-IN campaign!!!
I think it's time for Duluth voters to demand Representative Gauthier to step down immediately. His actions, oral sex with a 17 year old male in a rest stop parking lot, is far worse than the words spoken by Mr. Akin. The fact that Mr. Gauthier actually solicited sex through Craigslist is appalling. Our representatives should be held to a higher level of scrutiny than they are receiving these days. A public offical can solicit sex and still stay in office? that's disgusting! Where is the outrage from the citizens of Duluth? This is an egregious action that requires removal of this individual if he doesn't step down on his own. Where is the media on this one? Silent again! Double standard!
From what I've heard about him, he's one of the last people republicRAT leadership wants to have to deal with. He doesn't always follow the party line.
Sen. Blount, Ashcroft, McConnell all partisian politicians, all responsible for why we are where we're at today as a country, are calling for him to quit- he should stay. Aiken may keep people like this honest.
Republicans are calling for Akins to drop out, NOT because they think his comments are offensive or degrading.
They want him to drop out, because they want to win the senate seat.
Talk about scre wed up priorities.
So, what happens if Republicans don't take control of the Senate b/c of this race? What do you think will happen to repeal Obamacare? What about confirmation of SC justices? Other appointments?
See the big picture here?
Akin's comments are offensive and degrading. The definition of "career limiter."
He's already served 6 terms. Time to take one for the team.
A lot of people think Akin's comments were really stupid and because those stupid comments can cost the that vulnerable senate seat. Yes it is about winning and Akin can't do it, not now, not ever because of those comments.
Very good comment! Did you hear Rush today? He said this election is different because it IS about winning the senate and the presidency. Anyhow, very good comment.
Idiocy and stupid comments is a trait of the Democrat part. We hold our people to higher standards because we don't lower the bar for anyone!