BREAKING NEWS: Todd Akin Quitting Senate Race, GOP Politicos State

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    Aug 20, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Republican U.S. Congressman Todd Akin is quitting his senate race, according to multiple GOP politicos, including CNN’s Erick Erickson, and Richard Grenell, Mitt Romney’s former foreign policy spokesperson.

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/breaking-todd-akin-quitting-senate-race-gop-politicos-state/politics/2012/08/20/47055
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    I hope he's going back to high school for a biology class. icon_mad.gif
    Unless he hopes to patent whatever mysterious hormone he thinks women secrete to distinguish between rape sperm and consensual sex sperm. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidI hope he's going back to high school for a biology class. icon_mad.gif
    Unless he hopes to patent whatever mysterious hormone he thinks women secrete to distinguish between rape sperm and consensual sex sperm. icon_lol.gif


    He probably signed a book deal, like Palin. That's why she quit her job, right?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Perhaps the hateful c*nt is too toxic, even for the GOP (if such a thing were possible).
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    Aug 20, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    We're winning. Once they start rejecting their own stupid rhetoric and start accepting science again, it's a slippery slope back to the Enlightenment again.
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    Aug 20, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    CURRENTLY ON POLITICO: AKIN NOT LEAVING RACE:

    "Todd Akin, in an interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show that's still going on, said despite some media reports, he is not actually leaving the Missouri race.

    "I was told that there is a decision has to be made by 5 o'clock tomororw but I was calling you and letting you know that I'm announcing today that we're (staying) in," Akin told Hannity.

    Asked if he'd thought about the consequences of staying in, the congressman said he has.

    "I certainly have, and I've just run a very tough primary race in the state of Missouri," he said, "I stuck to basically our conservative principles ... when people make a mistake and they are honest about it and say it was a mistake, I (think) they move on."

    "I still believe I'm in the strongest position to (win)," he said.

    Hannity, for his part, did not urge Akin on. At various points, he told Akin he thought this was going to be very difficult for him to get past, and suggested it was going to be creating a potential problem for not just his own race, but other people's races as well."
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    Balancing saidCURRENTLY ON POLITICO: AKIN NOT LEAVING RACE:

    "Todd Akin, in an interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show that's still going on, said despite some media reports, he is not actually leaving the Missouri race.

    "I was told that there is a decision has to be made by 5 o'clock tomororw but I was calling you and letting you know that I'm announcing today that we're (staying) in," Akin told Hannity.

    Asked if he'd thought about the consequences of staying in, the congressman said he has.

    "I certainly have, and I've just run a very tough primary race in the state of Missouri," he said, "I stuck to basically our conservative principles ... when people make a mistake and they are honest about it and say it was a mistake, I (think) they move on."

    "I still believe I'm in the strongest position to (win)," he said.

    Hannity, for his part, did not urge Akin on. At various points, he told Akin he thought this was going to be very difficult for him to get past, and suggested it was going to be creating a potential problem for not just his own race, but other people's races as well."


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    Aug 20, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidWe're winning. Once they start rejecting their own stupid rhetoric and start accepting science again, it's a slippery slope back to the Enlightenment again.


    Actually, the few Republicans who criticized him for the comment are concerned about the "legitimate rape" part (as opposed to other forms of rape and what he meant by legitimate) rather than the lack of science in his statement. No concern for science at all.icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 20, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    My hope is that the bold rash of stupidity coming from these far right TBAGGER backed candidates keeps right on spreading. This way more and more people will wake up to reality and vote for sanity rather than far right idtiots like AKIN.
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    Aug 20, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    Is that true?

    I just watched the News and they were sayin he was hangin in

    I hope he stays .... kinda like a an easy reference

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    Aug 20, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    GQjock saidIs that true?

    I just watched the News and they were sayin he was hangin in

    I hope he stays .... kinda like a an easy reference

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    He says the information is not correct and he is staying in and yes, it is better for Democrats if he stays in the race
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    Aug 20, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    LOL .... where's the republican Nancy contingent ?

    Yo ... Boys? Whatcha think of your brethren now?

    I know it's one man's crazy view... icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Aug 21, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    GOP campaign chief: Todd Akin has 24 hours to consider 'what is best'

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-todd-akin-has-24-hours-gop-campaign-chief-20120820,0,7702980.story?track=rss
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    Aug 21, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidGOP campaign chief: Todd Akin has 24 hours to consider 'what is best'

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-todd-akin-has-24-hours-gop-campaign-chief-20120820,0,7702980.story?track=rss

    WASHINGTON – The head of GOP campaign efforts in the Senate gave Todd Akin 24 hours to “consider what is best” for him, his family and the Republican Party as the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri is under increasing pressure to step down after the firestorm of criticism over his comments about “legitimate rape.”

    “Congressman Akin’s statements were wrong, offensive, and indefensible,” said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the chairman of Republican campaign efforts to win majority control of the Senate.


    LMAO!
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    Aug 21, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    Holy Crap icon_eek.gif


    When John Cronyn calls your statements offensive you better run
    ..... cause HE KNOWS offensive from the inside out

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    Aug 21, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    GQjock saidLOL .... where's the republican Nancy contingent ?

    Yo ... Boys? Whatcha think of your brethren now?

    I know it's one man's crazy view... icon_rolleyes.gif








    I'll tell you where they are !!! They are standing off at the side lines trying to remain unnoticed and unheard, because their fellow republican partners represented by AKIN may actually be embarassing them this time around. I have my doubts about SoCal though. LOL


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    Aug 21, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    The Repubs are only bailing on this guy cuz they have finally figured out that this attitude is losing them more votes than it gains amongst the cray-crays in their ultra right. .... and they are seeing the election going bye-bye down the toiltie!
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    Aug 21, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    Akin apologized (sort of) for the implication that some rapes were not so bad.
    But he hasn't addressed the wild and obviously made up LIE that women cannot get pregnant from rape.
    Why do Republican politicians get to make up lies to conveniently bolster their arguments and no one challenges them on it?
    One of their favorite tactics is the invented expert who validates their claims -- in this case, "doctors" told Akin that women who are raped cannot be impregnated. Where are these doctors who have no idea how the female reproductive system works? Where did they go to medical school?
    Are they practicing medicine now? What are their names? No one even bothers to ask these questions because Republicans LYING to justify their policies is considered normal and nothing new.

    This is no different from the Republicans who claim that gays choose their sexual orientation, they're all pedophiles, they can be "cured," -- all the shameful lies they tell about us to justify their homophobia and official policies of persecution and discrimination, endorsed by bigoted pieces of sh*t like MITT ROMNEY.
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    Aug 21, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    realifedad said My hope is that the bold rash of stupidity coming from these far right TBAGGER backed candidates keeps right on spreading. This way more and more people will wake up to reality and vote for sanity rather than far right idtiots like AKIN.



    The idiots used to have enough sense to keep their wackadoodle beliefs to themselves. But, the Teabagger movement has given them the false assumption that a lot of people agree with them. So, they're no longer afraid to say what they think. And, oh, the look of surprise on their faces when they get caught in some ridiculous statement. "Oh, I misspoke." No, you didn't, you lying jerk.
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    Aug 21, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidThe Repubs are only bailing on this guy cuz they have finally figured out that this attitude is losing them more votes than it gains amongst the cray-crays in their ultra right. .... and they are seeing the election going bye-bye down the toiltie!



    That is exactly right.
    Akin has been terrible at fund raising, relying on the RNC to shovel money to his campaign. The RNC was willing to support ANY Republican who ran against the Democratic incumbent. But, they just withdrew a $5 million dollar donation that they had promised him, in light of his stupid remarks about rape, and the fire storm that followed, branding him as unelectable.
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    Aug 21, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    If Todd Akin Quits..............SO SHOULD MITT:

    "In 2011, Romney “Absolutely” Supported Personhood Amendments.

    In 2011, Mike Huckabee asked Mitt Romney on his Fox News show, “Would you have supported the constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?”

    Replied Romney, “Absolutely.” [ABC News, 11/3/11]


    AKIN and MITTENS SHARE THE SAME POLICY.

    The only difference is that MITT IS BETTER AT LYING ABOUT IT.
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    Aug 21, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    One less nutcase in the senate... now is he quitting the House?.. one less right winger in the Senate.. thank goodness!

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    Aug 21, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    I'm still trying to figure out how a woman's body can "shut the whole thing down" and stop the sperm of a rapist from making a baby.
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    Aug 21, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    Balancing saidIf Todd Akin Quits..............SO SHOULD MITT:

    "In 2011, Romney “Absolutely” Supported Personhood Amendments.

    In 2011, Mike Huckabee asked Mitt Romney on his Fox News show, “Would you have supported the constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?”

    Replied Romney, “Absolutely.” [ABC News, 11/3/11]


    AKIN and MITTENS SHARE THE SAME POLICY.

    The only difference is that MITT IS BETTER AT LYING ABOUT IT.


    "When you look at who Akin's partner was on all the anti-choice legislation, it was Paul Ryan," said Axelrod. "When you look at the legislation that would limit a women's right to choose, even for victims of rape and incest, that is the Akin-Ryan position. And frankly, by endorsing personhood amendments ... Romney has gone there too. This is the prevailing position of the Republican Party."

    "I think they find Todd Akin's comment terribly inconvenient," Axelrod said. "It is very inopportune. But they are certainly not inconsistent, when Ryan joined with him and tried to limit the definition of rape to forcible rape. What does that mean? They are trying to run away from what has been their own position and yet, while Akin's proposition was particularly egregious and outrageous, on the underlining principle of whether you are going to limit a woman's right to choose, and how rape victims are dealt with and how they would approach this issue, they are very much in line with him."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/david-axelrod-todd-akin_n_1811693.html
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    Aug 21, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI'm still trying to figure out how a woman's body can "shut the whole thing down" and stop the sperm of a rapist from making a baby.


    Because science!
    When watching that interview, I was waiting for him to make a reference to "down there".