CORRECTED PPP Numbers for Missouri

Since PPP decided it can't help itself, I've done you all a service.
I went through their ridiculous R+9 sample and ONLY changed the D/R/I proportions to match previous elections, and an even turnout.
With R+9, PPP's headline screams Akin up by 1. It is an obvious, sick ploy to get this delusional Bio101 flunkie to stay in and cost us a seat.

Here are the real numbers:
If turnout in November matches 2008 (it won't):
McCaskill 49.25% Akin 39% (this is a D+6 turnout model)

If turnout in November is even, an incredible feat for the GOP considering heavy turnout in St Louis and Kansas City during an election year:
McCaskill 47% Akin 40%.

If turnout in November matches the best we have ever seen in the state (R+3 during 2010):
McCaskill 45% Akin 41%.

McCaskill is a dead duck if we dump Akin. The other candidates from the primary were crushing her up and down. To trail her by four in a best-case scenario is inexcusable at this point.

The fact that PPP had to triple the best R margin ever just to get Akin over McCaskill screams agenda polling, but they will never admit to that, so I'm calling them out on it, and it's time for you to spread the word. PPP's "Akin still leads" poll is garbage, the approval rating for Akin with this huge R spread is a God-awful 24%, and McCaskill hasn't cut one rape ad yet.

Akin.
Must.
Go.

Posted by: CAC at 11:15 AM



Comments

1 Move along.

Nothing to see here.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 11:16 AM (LL42r)

2 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at August 21, 2012 11:17 AM (8y9MW)

3 Akin, I know you want the party to defend you.

I want you not to have said something so stupid that you'd need defending.

Looks like neither one of us got what we wanted... but if you leave now maybe we'll end up with a candidate who can get through the rest of the election cycle without saying more stupid crap.

Lets try that and see how it works.

Posted by: gekkobear at August 21, 2012 11:18 AM (X0NX1)

4 re: rape ads

That would be great. Nobody wants to hear that shit. Missourians won't cotton to McCrapskill exploiting rape.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 11:18 AM (+7i2c)

5 *shakes his head*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 21, 2012 11:18 AM (kqGWM)

6 As a very conservative Missourian who voted for Akin in the primary, he MUST GO!

This is too important an election. He's created a distraction that could well cost us a sure seat in the Senate.

Posted by: Dave at August 21, 2012 11:18 AM (z0U44)

7 Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first time PPP has *ever* done an R+ whatever poll?

Posted by: Jaws at August 21, 2012 11:18 AM (4I3Uo)

8
When the GOP/ Romney Campaigncalls you and asks for money,
tell them you will be happy to donate after AKIN DROPS OUT.

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:19 AM (O7ksG)

9 Todd Akin must go so we cn get back to discussing what is important..........CAC's really big maps, EOJ's unhealthy obsession with crunchy figs and......The Greatness......That Is....Zach Greinke.

Posted by: Mallamutt. RINO President for Life at August 21, 2012 11:19 AM (OWjjx)

10 Polling firms manipulate results through weighting?

I'm shocked and saddened.

Posted by: jwest at August 21, 2012 11:19 AM (ZDsRL)

11 Most polls are heavily weighted with Dems. I think this is the first I've ever seen that oversamples GOP voters. Hmmm.

Posted by: Cicero at August 21, 2012 11:19 AM (QKKT0)

12 Fucking numbers, how do they work?

Posted by: El Kabong at August 21, 2012 11:19 AM (dwnhd)

13 Did they poll the state's Canine-American community?
http://is.gd/O7uhRy

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at August 21, 2012 11:20 AM (/kI1Q)

14 What about "The War on Womyn"? Who will lead it if he leaves?



We need..... http://tinyurl.com/cy8pzfb

Posted by: MSM Spin doctors at August 21, 2012 11:20 AM (3ZjAP)

15 Thanks CAC, but I did not need any numbers to know Akin was a dead duck.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:20 AM (05RcU)

16 RELOAD!

Posted by: Capt. of the Circular Firing Squad at August 21, 2012 11:20 AM (lZBBB)

17 Mitt Romney will rape your dog.

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at August 21, 2012 11:20 AM (QKKT0)

18 Akin has also just met Obama's worst nightmare: Math.

Posted by: Roy at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (VndSC)

19 I'm getting tweets that this clown made a media buy for tomorrow through Monday

He's got to be a Dem plant, where the hell does he think he's going to get the money for those ad buys?

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (wwsoB)

20 Oh thank God! A new Akin thread.


There must be something that someone hasn't said yet about this.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (X6akg)

21 Ya they did-

49% McCain voters

44% Obama

7% unknown or can't remember.

Actual Missouri vote in 2008 was-

50% McCain

49% Obama.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (r2PLg)

22 If we legitimately didn't want this guy in the race, he'd be getting out.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (y5+i+)

23
This race is going to bleed all over others in the fall. Virginia Senate comes to mind. Get a hook, and be done with him quickly.

Really nice job there, Akin.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (l3vZN)

24 In before the histrionic screaming concern troll

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (qZXps)

25
Drudge has link:
Democrat spent $1.5 mil to help Akin win GOP primary?
Clues....

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (O7ksG)

26 yeah! another akin post!!!!! yeeeeeeeee to the f'n haaaaaawwwwwwww

Posted by: phoenixgirl, team dagny at August 21, 2012 11:22 AM (Ho2rs)

27 I suspect that the deciding factor is being discussed right now at a meeting at Akin's HQ: money.

Crossroads has said they are cancelling their 5 million dollar ad buy.

McConnell has said the RSCC is not giving him any money.

Akin was out on twitter, the net, etc. last night with pleas for money. If those pleas got a good result, he will stay. If his money is drying up, then his staff and him knows it is over.

Posted by: Mallamutt. RINO President for Life at August 21, 2012 11:22 AM (OWjjx)

28 "Missourians won't cotton to McCrapskill exploiting rape."

Bullshit. No voter ever turns off the TV when mud is being flung around.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 21, 2012 11:22 AM (i330i)

29 Todd, I just has a chat with the almighty, and he told me he wants you to drop out. You say he wants you to stay. At this point, which one of us has the better apparent grasp on the English language?

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2012 11:22 AM (YXmuI)

30 What is this math you speak of?

Posted by: Hussein at August 21, 2012 11:23 AM (/YJYi)

31 Also you should rip apart PPP (D) predictions of the Wisconsin and the recent Missouri primaries.

There is no reason they should still be included in Real Clear Politics averaging after that performance.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:23 AM (r2PLg)

32 So, what you're saying is that Akins should drop out of the race?

That just cannot be said often enough.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at August 21, 2012 11:23 AM (qZXps)

33 17
Mitt Romney will rape your dog.


Posted by: Barky O'Genius at August 21, 2012 11:20 AM (QKKT0)


And then put it on the roof of his car with her vagina still quivering.

Posted by: MSM Spin doctors at August 21, 2012 11:23 AM (3ZjAP)

34
Claire was on the evening news lamenting all those mean Republicans who are calling for Akin to drop out.

She's concerned about honoring the voters' wishes in selecting Akin.

She's all about the the integrity of elections.

Posted by: Dave at August 21, 2012 11:23 AM (z0U44)

35 Kate Upton is shocked by this.


http://bit.ly/PSCKRp


Never say I did nothing for you, Horde.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at August 21, 2012 11:23 AM (VtjlW)

36 http://www.romney2012store.com/

Just a plug for our side

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (05RcU)

37 I haven't been in many of the Akin discusssions so I might have missed this, but who is the likely replacement for Akin min MO? Preferably it's someone with ready name recognition and a few miles left on him/her.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (HethX)

38 he thinks he is God's special messenger to teach the wonders of the venus flytrap vjayjay

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (Dnbau)

39 Red Vines vs Twizzlers





Discuss......

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (X6akg)

40 Fuckin' not sh*tting all over my party. How does it work?

Posted by: Todd Akin Clown Posse at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (y5+i+)

41 Makes sense that there's a meeting at the Akin HQ. Sounds like Akin's been unreachable all day.

I hope something gets through!

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (UEEex)

42 kbdabear on the last thread said that akins just made an ad buy for the 22nd through the 27th.


I don't think he's going anywhere. -_-

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (3YIOB)

43 No, I am not pining for the fjords.

Posted by: Dead Horse at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (qZXps)

44
19
That's what I think. Akin isthere to ensure McCatshit wins relection.

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (O7ksG)

45
Akin's done.

Now, can I slice brisket if I cook it in a crock pot?
Don't wanna turn on oven.

Posted by: Justamom at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (Sptt8)

Posted by: toby928© at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (QupBk)

47 Nice post CAC and it jives with my read of it as well.

9% GOP bonus huh PPP?

My Huckabee rage is hyperbolic, but the donk agenda and game with the open nomination process is real.

Akin needs to go or we need to choke off his GOP backing and cut a deal with the libertarian. The problem is we may hurt the party in MO a long time if he forces that. Akin is in "matter of religious principle" mode which means he will not budge.

The asshole is hiding from GOP contact, so he is either that selfish or is in on it.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (LRFds)

48 Twizzlers. No contest.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (DOf3C)

49 It's a damn shame the Republican Party isn't as evil as liberals like to pretend it is. Somebody needs to give this guy the Fredo treatment.

Put we are the party of pussies so he will just hang around and make the rest of us smell like ass.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (TMB3S)

50 In the rare case of legitimate rape, the vagina is equipped with teeth that will bite the penis completely off.

Posted by: Todd Akin at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (/Mla1)

51 All Akin all the time.


But I would say turnout will be closer to 2010 than 2008 which was a Dem wave year. And by closer I mean better than 2010, perhaps R+5.


This is going to be a R wave year.

Posted by: Vic at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (YdQQY)

52 ZOMG! HANK WILLIAMS JUST CALLED OBAMA A MUSLIM!!!!111!! CAN'T EVERYONE JUST SHUT UP! THE MSM IS GONNA USE THIS AS A CLAW HAMMER AGAINST ROMNEY!!!!11!!!


SHUT UP!!!

ARGHHHHH

Posted by: Losing my shit at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (LnQr8)

53 Now, can I slice brisket if I cook it in a crock pot?

Don't wanna turn on oven.

Posted by: Justamom at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (Sptt


Yes.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (X6akg)

54 That's unless you don't have a pipe, rolling papers, or an apple...then Red Vines are your go to.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (DOf3C)

55 How does this help Michelle's childern?

Posted by: MSM Spin doctors at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (3ZjAP)

56 Here's PPP before the Missouri primary polling:

2012 Missouri Senate Republican Primary Polls


PPP (D) 8/4 - 8/5 590 RV

Brunner 35% +5%

PPP (D) 5/24 - 5/27 430 RV

Steelman 28% +3%

PPP (D) 1/27 - 1/29 574 RV

Steelman 28% +5%

PPP (D) 9/9 - 9/12/11

Steelman 40% or +11%

PPP (D) 4/28 - 5/1/11 400 LV

Steelman 27% +4%

**************


Actual Results-

Akin -36% + 6%

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (r2PLg)

57 Magic Vagina + Magic Polls = Akin Thinks he isn't going to get legitimately raped by Claire McFatAsskill.

Boy is he in for a surprise...

I am telling you this guy has to be a DEM plant. Our manchurian candidate!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (ovpNn)

58 My God! It's full of Akin!

Posted by: ErikW at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (GFsvW)

59 I approve of what this Akin guy is all about.

Posted by: Janet Napolitano, Secratary, Sexual Harassment Incidence Team at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (O1BLm)

60
During his 2008 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney welcomed the endorsement of a pro-life doctor linked to Rep. Todd Akin’s widely condemned statement that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.
Dr. John C. Willke is a leading proponent of the view that women are unlikely to become pregnant by “forcible rape,” a theory he laid out in a 1999 article on the subject.

Posted by: Jay at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (3LaGb)

61
34
geeez. Clair McCatkill herself wants to run against the chosen shill. Clues.

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:26 AM (O7ksG)

62 Per BuzzFeed, Akin campaign just made ad buys for the period August 22-27. He's a certifiable loon.
https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedBen/statuses/237929985439051776

Posted by: Steff McKee at August 21, 2012 11:27 AM (Gszws)

63 Discuss......
Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:24 AM (X6akg)

Redvines. You can bite the end off of them and use them as a straw. This is very good in a potent potable. Also the chewy texture is more pleasing. It takes longer to eat them so you eat less of them. This cuts down on calorie intake thus making the snack more healthy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:27 AM (9TTOe)

64 It's nice being a dem. I can not pay my taxes for years and still be the Secretary of Treasury and no one in the media care.

Posted by: Timmy Turbo Tax at August 21, 2012 11:27 AM (/YJYi)

65 @37

Ann Wagner has been mentioned. But she is currently running for Akin's old House seat.

Jim Talent has already said No.

Either one of Akin's primary opponents could beat Claire.

Heck, up until 48 hours ago, anyone with an R after their name could have beaten Claire.

Contrary to Ace's tweet claiming Missouri isn't a red state, it most assuredly is and people are chomping at the bit to throw the old hag McCaskill out.

Posted by: Dave at August 21, 2012 11:27 AM (z0U44)

66 Akin just placed an ad buy for 8/22- 8/27.. he isnt going anywhere. Idiot.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 11:27 AM (DGIjM)

67 Red Vines vs Twizzlers


Discuss......



I have to agree with Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Red Vines over Twizzlers and an Icee is not a Slurpee.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at August 21, 2012 11:27 AM (VtjlW)

68 God has told him to stay in the race. How do you answer that position?

Posted by: SFGoth at August 21, 2012 11:27 AM (dZ756)

69 50
In the rare case of legitimate rape, the vagina is equipped with teeth that will bite the penis completely off.

Posted by: Todd Akin at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (/Mla1)

What? Barney told me that was a gerbil. bitch.

Posted by: Mrs Barney at August 21, 2012 11:28 AM (3ZjAP)

70 I can has nation wide R+9 poll?

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at August 21, 2012 11:28 AM (SDkq3)

71 48
Twizzlers. No contest.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:25 AM (DOf3C)

I had some Red Vines the other day.....I can't remember if I ever had any before but OMG....those things suck. Like eating plastic.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:28 AM (X6akg)

72 Well if he's a "plant" then obviously he won't voluntarily step down. Any mechanism for the State Party to boot him before 5 PM today?

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 21, 2012 11:28 AM (HethX)

73 A repeat of MT's '06 race. Sen. Conrad Burns was embroiled in the Abramoff scandal and cussed out some fighters.

The race tightened. A couple months before the election the powers to be sat old Conrad down and said let Denny (our popular Rep.) take your place.

No was the answer, Tester(D) cast the deciding vote on ACA.

Posted by: Big Johansson at August 21, 2012 11:28 AM (aZcPb)

74 Even if the right people are talking with Akin right now, this is going to take a little time.

Akin isn't independently wealthy. Whatever the deal being put together is, they will need to have some place for him to land that pays roughly the same or a bit more than his congressional salary.

His campaign debts will need to be covered and probably one or two of his key staff will need offers to go somewhere else. Lots of calls are probably in the works. Akin is in a fairly good position to get a decent deal.

Posted by: jwest at August 21, 2012 11:28 AM (ZDsRL)

75 red vines...twizzlers have that coating of oil or something on them......yuck

Posted by: phoenixgirl, team dagny at August 21, 2012 11:28 AM (Ho2rs)

76 35
Kate Upton is shocked by this.





http://bit.ly/PSCKRp





Never say I did nothing for you, Horde.




Pardon me, bunk.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (da5Wo)

77 so a demonrat poll oversamples repubs for the first time since their polling. I'm so shocked!
"Akin.Must.Go."
The loser needs to go, what the f88k is wrong with him, I read he just bought an ad buy. I'm so pissed!!!!!!! This is a damn winnable seat! This PO$ might even cost some other senate seats and swing states! I can just see the dem ads right now running 24/7! What a pathetic PO@ this man is!

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (ACkhT)

78 how about we all chip in and buy him out of his debt?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, team dagny at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (Ho2rs)

79 #57 No, you tiresome twit, he's just wrong and he made a serious gaffe and needs to drop out of the race.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (qZXps)

80 Akin's attempt to assassinate Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman thrwated: http://is.gd/Esn5Oc

Posted by: Gerry at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (JKq+J)

81 Now if you all will excuse me, I have a car running in a garage I must relax in for a bit.

Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (hlgXA)

82 So by the end of the day today, Romney will have to answer questions about Dr. Willke and "legitimate rape"

Posted by: Jay at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (3LaGb)

83 We were so close. It looked so good for about a week.

I overheard a table last night at dinner talking about how Akin and Ryan co-authored legislation "redefining rape." (A Facebook thing that's been going around.)

That's all people need to know to repeats something over and over. The conversation has completely changed and as its been mentioned, no ads have been cut yet.

Anyone here think the Obama campaign is above Ryan/Akin ads? That the debates won't ask, "how does your position differ from Akin's?"

I am just stunned by the stupidity. So pointless. So needless.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (iJ5jJ)

84 "Well if he's a plant then obviously he won't voluntarily step down."

Akin's been a congressman for decades. He's been stupid up to this point, but now he's stupid and evil.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at August 21, 2012 11:30 AM (i330i)

85 I don't think the dem plant thing is legit since he was a sitting congressman, but we did go through that in CO in the last guv race where the dems funded a guy secretly to win the primary who then tanked and the repubs could not recover even with running through a 3rd party.

We are boned.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at August 21, 2012 11:30 AM (O1BLm)

86 There's nothing for me to do here.

Posted by: Concern Troll at August 21, 2012 11:31 AM (qZXps)

87 BOHICA!

Posted by: Butt Akin at August 21, 2012 11:31 AM (5ZFqg)

88 Reposted from last board, since a new thread went up.

My goodness, some on this board, think it is just easy to force someone out. Newsflash - politicians act in their own self-interest and go on suicide missions all the time. Working against us in this case is Akin's age. If he were 50, then you could probably convince him that he still has a career. But he probably thinks this is his last real chance. And he has the ego to think he can win. In fact, I think there still may be a chance he could. But it isn't that simple. He is the onlyone who can make the decision. Regardless, I see plenty of political upside.Mitt can show that he is standing up to the so cons, withoutoffending the so cons. That'ssomething. Obama has shown no ability touse a perceived advantage for his benefit. Why should we assume he will automatically do so here. And if we were counting on this seat to give us control of the Senate, then I guess we aren't doing as well as I thought. I thought the idea was to win up to 55-58 seats? Every last seat matters, but I hope this seat isn't the one that tips us from 50 to 51. If that is the case, then we need to look at the whole senate campaign and not just this race.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 11:31 AM (gmeXX)

89 see ya Greg.
You're still worthless as a prognosticator.
Or a follower of rules.

Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 11:31 AM (hlgXA)

90 79


Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth

yawn. Just out of politeness let me inform you that I don't bother reading what you write. Don't waste your breath attacking me over and over.

Now back to AKIN!


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:32 AM (ovpNn)

91 Mr. Akin is lookin' mighty shiny!

Posted by: Turd Polisher at August 21, 2012 11:32 AM (5ZFqg)

92
Kate Upton is shocked by this.


http://bit.ly/PSCKRp

I swear I thought she'd seen a grown man naked before.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:32 AM (DOf3C)

93 When the GOP/ Romney Campaign calls you and asks for money, tell them you will be happy to donate after AKIN DROPS OUT.

They've already made it clear to Akin that they want him out. Romney and the GOP have the same ability to force him out as you do. None.

I realize that it's a difficult concept to grasp for those of you who believe the "GOP Establishment" is an all powerful cabal of boogeymen that secretly controls the thoughts and deeds of every Republican everywhere.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 21, 2012 11:33 AM (SY2Kh)

94 Oddly enough, however, I do feel compelled to respond.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Prolific Concern Troll Amerikka at August 21, 2012 11:33 AM (qZXps)

95 Christie is blasting Akin. The NRSC sent out an email blasting Akin.

If this guy stays in, he is not only stupid, he is dangerous; chock full of delusions of his own grandeur.

It's not what he's said that is scary. It's not his stupidity that is scary.

It's that he thinks he is doing God's work that is scary. That is dangerous. Deadly dangerous, as is shows him to be a man to willing to sign off on any number of evil schemes and plans in the name of doing good. Overtaken by the notion that God has selected him. Rather than the humility that God has no need of man to do His work.

This is a guy after that evil of Huckabee, who let convicted murders out early--despite the likelihood they would kill again--because he thought himself qualified to judge for God whether the man had repented and would sin no more.

An arrogance from evil consumes men like Huckabee and Akin.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2012 11:33 AM (imtbm)

96 o- sure, so i'm still yapping on the other ADKIN post while everyone has Ran to the new ATKINS post. because well you know,

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:33 AM (TomZ9)

97 During his 2008 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney welcomed the endorsement of a pro-life doctor linked to Rep. Todd Akin’s widely condemned statement that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.
Dr. John C. Willke is a leading proponent of the view that women are unlikely to become pregnant by “forcible rape,” a theory he laid out in a 1999 article on the subject.


The rate is smaller because in the general populace there is a large number of women TRYING to get pregnant, and having sex while ovulating.

Most rape victims are not trying to get pregnant.

This hoary old bromide that a raped woman is not likely to get pregnant is the corollary to if you get pregnant, it isn't really rape.

Decades ago, the hoary old bromide was that you couldn't really rape a woman because she wouldn't lubricate. Ergo, if you could penetrate her, it wasn't really rape.

See where this is going?


we really shouldn't worry about this. its fine

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 11:33 AM (Dnbau)

98
I need a vacation, I am worn out.

Posted by: The Chicken at August 21, 2012 11:33 AM (l3vZN)

99 Do I seem overly excited by this whole Akins thing?

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Prolific Concern Troll Amerikka at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (qZXps)

100 81 Now if you all will excuse me, I have a car running in a garage I must relax in for a bit.
Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 11:29 AM (hlgXA)

______________

oy, don't get too relaxed.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (r2PLg)

101 Remember that great conversation we were having about how "you didn't build that"?

Yeah, good times, good times.

Nous sont désossées.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (O1BLm)

102 (qZXps)

zzzzz

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (ovpNn)

103 I wonder if Barney would call it cheating if I called up the 17 year old in MN?



http://tinyurl.com/d7fwg9d

Posted by: Mrs Barney at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (3ZjAP)

104 I haven't been in many of the Akin discusssions so I might have missed this, but who is the likely replacement for Akin min MO? Preferably it's someone with ready name recognition and a few miles left on him/her.

One more time......with feeling.

If Akin withdraws, the Missouri GOP Central Committee will select a replacement. Here is the list of likely (of course, they can always surprise you.....I live in Illinois....we got Alan Keyes. Yea, I never figured that one out either) replacement candidates with their pluses and minuses

1. John Brunner. Finished 2nd in the GOP Senate Primary in 2012. Multi-millionaire who can self-fund a general election. Prior to the primary, had the best numbers in a head to head contest with McCaskill and broke the 50% margain. First time candidate so there is always the open mouth, insert foot risk (of course, Akin was a 6 term Congressman, so what the hell).

2. Sarah Steelman. Finished third in the GOP Senate Primary in 2012. Former State Senator and Treasurer. Endorsed by Sarah Palin. Has fundraising capacity. Does not play well with other Republicans, partliculary the Blunts who are influential in one of the two major Republican strongholds in Missouri (Springfield). Also aggrevated some rural GOP state legislators while Treasurer.

3. Jo Ann Emerson, mutli-term GOP Congresswoman from Cape Girardua. Has a campaign war chest for congressional run that can be transferred to a Senate run. Has no real opposition in her congressional race and the district is considered safe GOP...so no lose of a member of Congress if she runs. Not well known outside of district and St. Louis.

4. Jim Talent, former US Senator. Lost to McCaskill in 2006. May not be interested, may no longer live in Missouri. Has expressed no interest in the run.

5. Peter Kinder. Current Lt. Governor. Running for re-election. Can raise funds and has state wide name recognition. Was supposed to run for governor, backed out. Part of reason was allegations that Kinder used state monies for trips to St. Louis that were more personal and frequent visits to Metro-East strip clubs where he allegedly had a relationship with one of the performers.

6. Catherine Hannaway. Former US Attorney under Bush. Female, conservative, never run for public office, more of a behind the scenes person. Fundraising ability unknown, little name recognition outside of St. Louis/St. Charles.

Other wild cards may include Ed Marton (currently running for Attorney General), Ann Wagner (former Head of GOP, running for Akins seat in Congress) and Alan Keyes.

Posted by: Mallamutt. RINO President for Life at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (OWjjx)

105 I'm going to have a field day with this.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (/YJYi)

106 Can the MO repub party kick him off? the ballots are not printed yet.
Some of my wife's family are in MO, they are independents and hate, absolutelyloathe Claire, but they will not vote for this Akins, especially after this. They were willing to vote for any decent republican, Brunner, steeleman, etc.
So can the repub party in MO kick out Akins, and select their own senate candidate?

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 11:34 AM (ACkhT)

107
1. Rape
2. Magic Vagina
3. ???
4. Profit!

Posted by: Underpants Gnomes at August 21, 2012 11:35 AM (fRlaj)

108 and yeah i can spell it anyway i want.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:35 AM (TomZ9)

109 Red Vines are disgusting. Like eating Pex pipe.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:35 AM (DOf3C)

110 101
Remember that great conversation we were having about how "you didn't build that"?

Yeah, good times, good times.

Nous sont désossées.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned

As long as the MXM has this AKIN fool we wont have those conversations again...

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:35 AM (ovpNn)

111 Like eating Pex pipe.
Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:35 AM (DOf3C)

Why did you eat Pex Pipe?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (9TTOe)

112 An arrogance from evil consumes men like Huckabee and Akin.
Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2012 11:33 AM (imtbm)

Evil?

put down the bong, dude.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (DGIjM)

113 We stand with Akin.

Posted by: Barrack O'basseteater at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (dAfqy)

114 OT: I could use another grand for "hospital expenses", and Dinesh now wants to see receipts. Anyone want to become my next new brother?

Posted by: George Obama at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (5ZFqg)

115 89 SH,

Dude I want to salute you.

No seriously.

Here's to you SH you don't see that this asshammer just handed the M$M the tools for a 24/7 the GOP blames the rape victim memefest, and that takes a faith in mankind I find refreshing.

Here's to you SH.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (LRFds)

116 Is anyone still needed proof that ppp is a hack leftist propaganda shooter and not a serious pollster this +9 Republican sample prove it.

Good lord.

Posted by: bill mitchell at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (hlUJY)

117 I'm starting to think that maybe Akin is a Dem plant. How else can you explain his jackassery?

Posted by: Bruceinsocal at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (bn38K)

118


If Akin drops out , the Akin
conversation goes away and we can get our groove back. If he stays in, he will
be an albatross. The democrats need a distration. This is it.


Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (O7ksG)

119 CAC, if you must.
at least take me with you.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (TomZ9)

120 CAC, if you must.
at least take me with you.
Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (TomZ9)

You got a backseat?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (9TTOe)

121 Karl Rove talking about Akin now on FBN.


He just said Akin is hold up in 'Columbus, OH'. WTF.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (X6akg)

122 112 Jumbo Shrimp,

their ego is an exercise in hubris that allows the dems to move the football of forcing Churches to buy birth control pills and fund abortions closer ot or across the goalline....

I'd call that evil.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (LRFds)

123 I overheard people at the lunch table across from me talking about the NFL. They were hoping that Vicky got injured last night. And what color a wheel should be.

We were so close. How can Romney or Ryan POSSIBLY answer an Aikin question?

GAME OVER MAN!

Posted by: Losing my shit at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (pmDdf)

124 In November, everybody is gonna totally forget they don't have a job, have less money, are worried about Medicare and Social Security because some stumblefuck in Missouri decided to spend this weekend showing us his ass.

Now back to AKIN! (fap fap fap fap)

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Prolific Concern Troll Amerikka at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (qZXps)

125
>>Why did you eat Pex Pipe?

I was born a poor black plumber.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (DOf3C)

126 Democrats are trying desperatley to tie Ryan to Akin. It's talking point #1 at the moment

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (05RcU)

127 121 Tami,

That's wonderful...he went to MY STATE to hide....awesome.

That is so he can't sign the withdrawl papers and have them handed in.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (LRFds)

128 >>Why did you eat Pex Pipe?

I was born a poor black plumber.
Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (DOf3C)

Well at least you had that. All I had was Paint Chips.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (9TTOe)

129
If Akin drops out , the Akin

conversation goes away and we can get our groove back. If he stays in, he will

be an albatross. The democrats need a distration. This is it.






Posted by: Fresh

^this

ANd they are going to use that advantage like drunken sailors use (qZXps)'s mom at the Bangkok tittie bar.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (ovpNn)

130 If Romney had Akin terminated with extreme prejudice, I would have a whole new level of respect for his ability to govern with a Machiavellian bent. He'd put the fear of God into the Dems as well.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (Ec6wH)

131 1. John Brunner. Finished 2nd in the GOP Senate Primary in 2012. Multi-millionaire who can self-fund a general election. Prior to the primary, had the best numbers in a head to head contest with McCaskill and broke the 50% margain. First time candidate so there is always the open mouth, insert foot risk (of course, Akin was a 6 term Congressman, so what the hell).

______________

Google that a bit--trouble.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (r2PLg)

132

>>You got a backseat?

Nobody called 'shotgun'.

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (DOf3C)

133 A gerbil in every pot, or pants!

17 years olds for everyone!

Posted by: Mrs Barney at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (3ZjAP)

134 Some 4 eyed sneakie looking democratic bastard on FOX now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (05RcU)

135 oldsailor , i do, in fact a suburban where one could go out relaxed with pillows and blankies and their friends.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (TomZ9)

136 MSM always looking for "hey look, squirrel!" for distractions. Akin handed them a giant hedgehog

Posted by: kbdabear at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (wwsoB)

137 119 CAC, if you must.
at least take me with you.
Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (TomZ9)

120 CAC, if you must.
at least take me with you.
Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:36 AM (TomZ9)

You got a backseat?
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:37 AM (9TTOe)

There's always room in a Volvo.

Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (hlgXA)

138 I'd like to put my fist in his arrogant face

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (05RcU)

139 Never say I did nothing for you, Horde.

This is 2012. Minimum babe pic resolution should be 1920 x 1080.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/95gbrgl

Posted by: Waterhouse at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (xr29d)

140 131
I thought only Ace could ban people.


Posted by: Ed Anger at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (tOkJB)


But cobloggers can make comments disappear.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (X6akg)

141 Thank goodness the media focus is no longer on me! I can get back to my First Nation People arts and crafts.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (msPO3)

142
JoAnn Emerson is my congresswoman.

No way do we want her replacing Akin if the opportunity arises.

She's a stinking, pro-labor moderate. She sponsored a resolution condemning Joe Wilson who correctly called Obama a liar during the State of the Union address.

Posted by: Dave at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (z0U44)

143
CAC..PPP was dissed the minute it came out...can you believe someone like Akin will believe it...YES....it gives him the delusion to believe....I mean his poll readers must be totally stupid!! Oh yeah Todd that PLUS 9 Repub sample had nothing to do with it and it is not even close to reality. BUT TODD IS NOT IN REALITY!! That is the problem....he will no go....he is another in a long line of conservatives that are fatally flawed. He is staying and taking all the misery with him. PPP gives him a joke of a cover. Sorry CAC but time is passing and nothing is being heard from Akin. His ad sumed up his position...he thinks this will blow over because like I said he is fatally flawed. Obamacare I am afraid is here to stay! We have taken the easy seat pick up for Rs and thrown it back to Dems...people better realize that this seat was an easy pick-up now a disaster...We need to realize Government Run Healthcare is here to stay and America died another fatal blow. We can complain here all we want but it means nothing.

Conservatives are the majority ruled by the minority. We allow this every election when we refuse to get behind one candidate and 90 percent of the time the worst ones wins and then they lose in the General. We have to love with the consequences. Our liberty is under attack, our way of life, our freedom, our love of country and what do we do....keep attacking each other over 3 candidates splitting the vote and the worst one wins. Then we sit back and watch them get crushed and Dems rule and we are RULED!!

Get ready today is another dark day for America. Claire will win if Akin is left and we know he will not go on his own. Claire is the happiest woman alive and millions of conservatives have seen the future take a turn for the worse and we are powerless to do anything about it except come here to the Web and vent...sad indeed....ONE MAN....destroying the future for millions!! Only in America!

Posted by: bluerose75 at August 21, 2012 11:40 AM (HDcKc)

144 During his 2008 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney welcomed the
endorsement of a pro-life doctor linked to Rep. Todd Akin’s widely
condemned statement that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.


You should've kept going; you were so close. One or two degrees more and you'd have finally gotten to Kevin Bacon.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 21, 2012 11:40 AM (SY2Kh)

145 124

You have not noticed that at the same time the media is ramping up war on wimminz they are also going fullcourt press on fuckstick's economy being "the new normal"?

They are going to try to use passive aggressive selling of socialism as the only answer coupled with the culture war

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:40 AM (LRFds)

146 Simon Rosenberg? Shit one of mine

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:40 AM (05RcU)

147 oldsailor , i do, in fact a suburban where one could go out relaxed with pillows and blankies and their friends.
Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (TomZ9)

I'll bring the Liquor. I think I can still find some weed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:40 AM (9TTOe)

148 Release the AKIN!

Posted by: Titan Up at August 21, 2012 11:40 AM (5ZFqg)

149 OT: Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, fringe GOP candidate Ron Paul calls for an audit of the Fed.

...wait, I said that wrong. That should have been 'presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney':

http://tinyurl.com/92uhw3c

Posted by: Brother Cavil, New Caprica City DMV at August 21, 2012 11:40 AM (GBXon)

150 I overheard a table last night at dinner talking about how Akin and Ryan co-authored legislation "redefining rape." (A Facebook thing that's been going around.)


Oh. Look. It got stupider. Yay.



I've got duct tape and a plastic tarp in my trunk to help seal the windows on the garage to keep it nice and dark in there.




Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at August 21, 2012 11:41 AM (VtjlW)

151 Hey, still a step above Internet Concern Troll.

Posted by: (QZxps)'s mom, from a Bangkok tittybar at August 21, 2012 11:41 AM (qZXps)

152 There's always room in a Volvo.
Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (hlgXA)

____________

Wait--that's counter intuitive-the reason you buy a Volvo is because -

you want to live!

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:41 AM (r2PLg)

153 Even if by some odd twist of fate he ends up winning in November he'll be persona non grata in DC. No one will want to associate with him and he'll get nothing done.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at August 21, 2012 11:41 AM (JxMoP)

154 oldsailor, this keeps up, we got a deal!

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:41 AM (TomZ9)

155 I mean you don't buy a Volvo for the sexy lines.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:41 AM (r2PLg)

156 How do you like me now?

Posted by: Mike Huckabee at August 21, 2012 11:42 AM (/ZZCn)

157 oldsailor, this keeps up, we got a deal!
Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:41 AM (TomZ9)

LOL

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:42 AM (9TTOe)

158 126
Democrats are trying desperatley to tie Ryan to Akin. It's talking point #1 at the moment

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Its going to be a very tight election in some swing states...all they need is 1-2% more of the female vote.

They see this magic vagina legitimate rape thing for what it is - SUPER TOXIC to the GOP brand.

One thing people are not considering is enthusiasm.

This is the type of hot button item that can enthuse the base. You can bet all those bull duke types are going to be at the voting booth to protect their "reproductive rights" if the MSM can enflame them sufficiently....and they are going to do their damnest to enflame.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:42 AM (ovpNn)

159 If Smod, won't help, we will find a way!

haha

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:42 AM (TomZ9)

160 Sorry Ed.
You really looked like Greg for a second there.
There is no "stick a hot wire in blood" test I can conduct.

Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 11:42 AM (hlgXA)

161 This is 2012. Minimum babe pic resolution should be 1920 x 1080.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/95gbrgl


Posted by: Waterhouse at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (xr29d)

Quality work right there sir. Definitely some pointy elbows. I salute you. Twice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 11:43 AM (da5Wo)

162 How do you like me now?
Posted by: Mike Huckabee at August 21, 2012 11:42 AM (/ZZCn)

You useless fat fuck. I hope you choke on your old ladies dry cornpone.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:43 AM (9TTOe)

163
According to Hot Air, "The Strategy Group for Media" was behind Akin from the start. It is an organization devoted to electing progressive candidates. Google it.
Did this progressivefunding not come out during the primaries?
The candidate is a fraud. He is not Republican, he is not Conservative, at all.
The same group came up with his "apology"ad. This whole thing is a fraud.

Posted by: mimi at August 21, 2012 11:43 AM (Y95e4)

164
Posted by: Waterhouse at August 21, 2012 11:39 AM (xr29d)

I think her spanx are ruining my appreciation of her ass.
This will help me get over it.
http://tinyurl.com/9zdlbt4

Posted by: garrett at August 21, 2012 11:43 AM (DOf3C)

165 Nobody called 'shotgun'.>>

No, that's way too messy.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 21, 2012 11:43 AM (tf9Ne)

166 i knew smod was a liar.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:43 AM (TomZ9)

167 That is so he can't sign the withdrawl papers and have them handed in.


Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:38 AM (LRFds)


You serious?

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:44 AM (X6akg)

168 I'm starting to think that maybe Akin is a Dem plant. How else can you explain his jackassery?

Occam's Razor.

His jackassery is the result of being a jackass. No conspiracy theory necessary.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 21, 2012 11:44 AM (SY2Kh)

169 @115. Thanks Sven. Let's just give up. Looks like this Akin guy is going to bring down the whole movement. We gave it a good run didn't we. After 4 miserable years, it looked like we could get rid of Obama. But then Akin happened. Its over for us. At least we can now blame the collapse of the US on one guy - Akin. Because once the MSM gets a hold ofa meme, we just can't possibly win. Never have been. Thanks Akin. You really screwed us over.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 11:44 AM (gmeXX)

170 #163 They backed the GOP candidate who polled the worst against McCaskill.

That happens like...all the time, especially in an open primary. It's really not that hard to understand.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (qZXps)

171 Buzzfeed just reported...Akin put in ad buy for Aug 22-27.....this is over...he is staying....BAD BAD BAD...I told you he was fatally flawed....Claire and Dems just won the MO SEAT...and see WE ARE POWERLESS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!

Posted by: bluerose75 at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (HDcKc)

172 His jackassery is the result of being a jackass. No conspiracy theory necessary.

That being said, nothing rules out both being true.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, New Caprica City DMV at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (GBXon)

173 Is Akin's ad buy with money he got from democrats? Will his ads be lame? I'm guessing yes.

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (O7ksG)

174 If Akin drops out, the first commercial to run is how McCaskill was a supporter of Akin.


Nos se deshuesan

Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (O1BLm)

175 Damn, Trolledyaso even got tired of these threads.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:46 AM (9TTOe)

176 Posted by: bluerose75 at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (HDcKc)


You were not given your caps back. Stop it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at August 21, 2012 11:46 AM (VtjlW)

177 run an independent and point out akins funding comes from dems?

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 11:46 AM (Dnbau)

178 If Akin drops out, the first commercial to run is how McCaskill was a supporter of Akin.Nos se deshuesan
Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (O1BLm)


ooo, i like it.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:46 AM (TomZ9)

179 I find it really discouraging that people would say, "It's all over" at this point." It sounds like MOBYs or whatever they're called. The election is MONTHS away. Please shut up or if you're trolls just go away.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 21, 2012 11:46 AM (/f+n8)

180 Thanks Mallamutt. I guess I'd go with the top guy John Brunner, but some ofthe others sound decent too.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 21, 2012 11:47 AM (HethX)

181 171
Buzzfeed just reported...Akin put in ad buy for Aug 22-27.....this is
over...he is staying....BAD BAD BAD...I told you he was fatally
flawed....Claire and Dems just won the MO SEAT...and see WE ARE
POWERLESS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!

Posted by: bluerose75


F A C E P A L M

Last one to leave turn out the lights.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:47 AM (ovpNn)

182 Don't worry, this sort of thing, along with wall to wall media coverage forever will not detract from R&R's message or dampen enthusiasm.

Right?

But God has spoken, so I guess God loves Obama and corrupt Dems.

Posted by: sexypig at August 21, 2012 11:47 AM (dZQh7)

183 run an independent and point out akins funding comes from dems?
Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 11:46 AM (Dnbau)

another goody!

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:47 AM (TomZ9)

184 .I told you he was fatally flawed....


Posted by: bluerose75 at August 21, 2012 11:45 AM (HDcKc)



Yes, you were the ONLY one to notice it. Kudos.


/s

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:47 AM (X6akg)

185 A war in the Middle East would change the narrative. Just saying

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:48 AM (05RcU)

186 Couldn't they repeal Obamacare via reconciliation?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at August 21, 2012 11:48 AM (1RgPf)

187 MOBY? What's that?

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Prolific Concern Troll Amerikka at August 21, 2012 11:48 AM (qZXps)

188 Red Vines vs Twizzlers








Discuss......


Slim Jims kick both of their flexible red asses. Because they're made of MEAT.

Posted by: Cicero at August 21, 2012 11:48 AM (QKKT0)

189 If he wont get out, the RNC needs to cut all funds and field another candidate.

Will probably split the vote and give McCaskill the win but it may stop the bleeding into other races.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 11:48 AM (DGIjM)

190 except that would split the conservative vote and McCaskill still wins

how to make him go?

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 11:48 AM (Dnbau)

191 Google that a bit--trouble.

At this point, Brunner may be the best (or perhaps most realistic) option.

There is not a lot of time to fundraise, so his fundrising efforts is mainly "Honey, where the hell did I leave my checkbook?". His numbers head to head with McCaskill were the best of the three. The question would be if his campaign people have already left for other campaigns and can he get them back if they did.

Emerson is a bit flaky, but if you wanted a woman with money, she would be it.

Steelman is not exactly loved by a fair amount of the party people who are going to make the decision. She has pissed off the Blunts.......and they will have a say in the decision.

Talent, if there was more time, would be a good choice. But again, he may have moved to DC, not have a Missouri residence and starts literally with zero machine and structure.

Ann Wagner would also be a great choice........but she has a slam dunk Congressional seat waiting for her.

Matt Blunt, the former governor, would also be an interesting choice except his Dad is the other Missouri senator and, well, you can see where that may be an issue.

Posted by: Mallamutt. RINO President for Life at August 21, 2012 11:48 AM (OWjjx)

192 #123 - "We were so close. How can Romney or Ryan POSSIBLY answer an Aikin question?

GAME OVER MAN!"

I think you're being a politically brain dead here. It's not the answer that matters. The answer is irrelevant. It's the question. It's the explaining. It's the fact that we're talking about Akin and not Obama.

Seriously. How does anyone who talks about politics not know how this stuff works?

Do you really think the GOP is doing everything they can to separate from this guy because it's no big deal?
If you don't think this is a blow to our cause you are DELUSIONAL.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (iJ5jJ)

193
BTW:

115.359. Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made.

Any person nominated for an office who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the general election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted such candidate’s declaration of candidacy.



So he has to file a written and I assume notarized statement at a specific office. He just can't say "No Mas" and ankle.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (kdS6q)

194 163 MiMi,

Yes you could find the info. Akin is either the world's biggest sucker or he thinks we are. No other explanation.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (LRFds)

195 Get out, ahole

Posted by: NotPropagandized at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (rXaHH)

196 This clusterfuck is reason #1 why we need term limits in Congress. Freaks start to believe they are indispensable.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (zrpqj)

197 SHOCK VIDEO proves that Akin's "forgiveness" theme is bogus - will blame others for his own faults "forever" http://youtu.be/CcGtn6IDuEc

Posted by: Gerry at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (JKq+J)

198 Israeli officials say Egypt is violating their 1979 peace treaty by deploying tanks in the demilitarized Sinai desert, which borders Israel.

The officials said Tuesday they have made their objections known to the Egyptians directly and through American mediators. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing a sensitive security issue. (AP)

If you take those tanks out from the Sky, I think Egypt will get the message.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (05RcU)

199 I hate to give up such a gimme Senate seat, but again folks need to get a grip.

We need to pick up 4 seats.

We will lose 1 in Maine

We will hold our most vulnerable in Mass.

We will pick up seats in Florida, Nebraska, Virginia, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. That's the 5 we need right there.

Any scenario that involves us losing any of those seats also includes Obama winning, so the Senate is moot. The Ryan pick guaranteed that Nelson and Obama will either win together or lose together in Florida.

We also have a chance to pick up Hawaii, New Mexico, Montana, and some folks think even Michigan might be in play.

Yeah, it sucks to lose this race, but it isn't the end of the world. If we lose the Senate in November, then the country was over anyway, we are just the last to know. I think that even with ClairBear holding her seat, we will still net 7 seats. The Dems just have too many to defend.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (ZJNI6)

200 "the first commercial to run is how McCaskill was a supporter of Akin"
She kept her hands clean, it came from a special group affliaited with the DNC but doesn't have the "dems" word in their title.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (ACkhT)

201
Yesterday we heard reports that Akin was going to withdraw. What the hell happened?

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (O7ksG)

202 CNN's top Navigation bar headings

1) Electoral Map
2) Todd Akin
3) Mars

Posted by: General Woundwort at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (06lNq)

203 HOW WILL WE EVER WIN ANOTHER ELECTION?

Posted by: I am totally conservative, really! at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (qZXps)

204 193 LDC,

and now the rumor mill says he is in Ohio's capital hiding so he can't be made to do it....

Hats off Claire...

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (LRFds)

205 If he wont get out, the RNC needs to cut all funds and field another candidate.

They have already said they are not going to fund him. That is why Akin wasall over twitter and the internet yesterday trying to raise monye. Crossroads PAC (Rove) has also canclled ad buys in Missouri. Akin knows the money has been cut off.

Posted by: Mallamutt. RINO President for Life at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (OWjjx)

206 If the GOP gets to 50 seats (plus the VP), they can refuse to seat McCaskill and Franken while the fraud investigations are underway.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (75f1S)

207 That's wonderful...he went to MY STATE to hide....awesome.

That is so he can't sign the withdrawl papers and have them handed in.


I can stay home and not sign stuff. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Cicero at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (QKKT0)

208 @185 Staying true to your name...

At this point if Akin believes he is doing God's work he will show up on every damn MSM show he can trying to fix the damage...this guy will not go away and even if there is a war in the ME the next article will be the Republicans war with rape victims.

Posted by: H Badger at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (n/0Nw)

209 The election is MONTHS away.
So what? How exactly is Akin going to answer when McCaskill says "you're so bad your own party has disowned you, so why should anyone vote for you?". Do you think that'll lose its sting in the next 3 months?

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (YXmuI)

210 Yesterday we heard reports that Akin was going to withdraw. What the hell happened?
Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (O7ksG)

Apparently G-D spoke to him and his wife

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (05RcU)

211 You can't save self righteous people from themselves or us. Akin wants to make himself a political martyr for the pro-life movement while ignoring the fact that he is guaranteeing a liberal pro-choice advocate will continue to represent MO. On top of that he fucks over everyone who has worked hard to get rid of Obamacare, if we don't control the Senate after Romney and Ryan win all of the effort to undo Obamacare will be for not.

Posted by: Drew in MO at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (MkgGw)

212 No Tami I was not the only one to notice...it was pointing out that people like Akin have that fatal flaw that takes everyone down with them and they do not care!

Posted by: bluerose75 at August 21, 2012 11:50 AM (HDcKc)

213
I want McCatkill and her expensive 6 figure aides - gone.

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:51 AM (O7ksG)

214 Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (iJ5jJ)

Uh.... by saying.... "my name is not Akin, and I'm not running in that Race, next question?'

Posted by: Capt. of the Circular Firing Squad at August 21, 2012 11:51 AM (lZBBB)

215 I'm honestly curious about what principle at work here is above repealing Obamacare.

Akin's ego I can understand. It's HIS ego. I just can't believe OTHER people are backing him up. Besides McCaskill. I get her motivation.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 11:51 AM (iJ5jJ)

216 199 Dave in Fla,

I'd like to believe you about Scott Brown holding....tell me Dave how does brown answer the obvious ads and questions he'll get on this without driving MASS women off or his GOP base there?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:51 AM (LRFds)

217 If you take those tanks out from the Sky, I think Egypt will get the message.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (05RcU)

It seems like Israel doesn't need a war in Egypt right now.

Posted by: Cicero at August 21, 2012 11:51 AM (QKKT0)

218 Ok, bored of panic now. We told him to go, he doesn't want to go, so what's Plan B?

Someone over at GOP headquarters who's not trying to track this guy down needs to be working on ways to minimize the national damage and getting those out there.

Posted by: Dan K. at August 21, 2012 11:51 AM (c32CV)

219 Missouri, please Murkowski that motherfucker.

Posted by: logprof at August 21, 2012 11:52 AM (zNefn)

220 192
#123 - "We were so close. How can Romney or Ryan POSSIBLY answer an Aikin question?



GAME OVER MAN!"



I think you're being a politically brain dead here. It's not the
answer that matters. The answer is irrelevant. It's the question. It's
the explaining. It's the fact that we're talking about Akin and not
Obama.



Seriously. How does anyone who talks about politics not know how this stuff works?



Do you really think the GOP is doing everything they can to separate from this guy because it's no big deal?

If you don't think this is a blow to our cause you are DELUSIONAL.

Posted by: Tommy V

^ this

if you dont understand this you dont understand whats going on.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:52 AM (ovpNn)

221 If you're from Missouri and you think Akin needs to go, you better be writing his office, his damned campaign and everything.
Make sure he knows it!
If you're not, you're not helping. (f you support him, whatever. I did, I really did, I even offered to help on the campaign. But this statement is a freaken boat anchor and I don't think you can escape it. It showed an incredible lack of preparation for a simple question he knew was coming. Dude clearly can't run a statewide campaign, and his success in congressional races must have been due in part to the makeup of district 2 more than anything.
I admit it, I was duped.

Posted by: tsrblke (Work) at August 21, 2012 11:52 AM (hNqu5)

222 Obama campaigning in Ohio and Nevada today.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 11:52 AM (r2PLg)

223 It seems like Israel doesn't need a war in Egypt right now.
Posted by: Cicero at August 21, 2012 11:51 AM (QKKT0)


A) there would be no War
B) If not now, when?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:52 AM (05RcU)

224 By the way!

If the RNC followed through on its threat to not support the O'Donnell candidacy in 2010... then maybe Akin would believe they aren't bluffing this time around.

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2012 11:52 AM (zrpqj)

225 215 Tommy V,

because the type of guy who believes he has a direct 9 line to God and God gives precise advice back on demand is REALLY REALLY prone to Magic thinking like a Sierra Clubber and AGW?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:53 AM (LRFds)

226 Y'know for someone who is so freaking dumb every time she speaks, McCaskill way craftier than i gave her credit for.

Posted by: Yermo at August 21, 2012 11:53 AM (E3/4A)

227 #213 - ""my name is not Akin, and I'm not running in that Race, next question?'"

Yes, that will close this down. Good strategy. That statement they put out Sunday certainly ended it, didn't?

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 11:53 AM (iJ5jJ)

228 The dog is dead. You may continue beating it though if that gives you pleasure.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 21, 2012 11:53 AM (eEfYn)

229 Dan k

BURN HIM!!!!!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, team dagny at August 21, 2012 11:53 AM (EWbTW)

230 I really want to hang myself to forget this disaster. Can I get pregnant from legitimate auto-erotic asphyxiation?

Posted by: naes at August 21, 2012 11:53 AM (4WQJ/)

231 222 Tasker, and Ohio is by a thread and we HAD MOMENTUM!


ARGH

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:53 AM (LRFds)

232 GTFO MF.

Posted by: holygoat at August 21, 2012 11:54 AM (auGuV)

233 Having gaffe-prone imbeciles on or near the ticket always dooms it, and the effect is inversely proportional to how close to the top of the ticket the imbecile is found. It's science.

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 21, 2012 11:54 AM (qZXps)

234 Apparently G-D spoke to him and his wife

It wasn't God. It was an angel, clothed in a brilliant raiment of white. My guess is Gabriel.

Posted by: Todd Akin at August 21, 2012 11:54 AM (QKKT0)

235 196 This clusterfuck is reason #1 why we need term limits in Congress. Freaks start to believe they are indispensable.
Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (zrpqj)

Amen.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 11:54 AM (DGIjM)

236 Doesn't he keep his house seat?

It almost looks like the state republican party wanted to pick the candidate. They didn't want voter in put cause someone on here yesterday said they didn't plan to replace him with one of the other two candidates?

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (oZfic)

237 Do you know what really helps the pro-life movement?

Making sure we lose the Senate and possibly putting Obama back in for 4 more years of Supreme Court picks.

But I guess God told you something else.

Posted by: sexypig at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (dZQh7)

238
The only person who wants Akin to stay in-- is McCatkill. Clues.

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (O7ksG)

239 Slim Jims kick both of their flexible red asses. Because they're made of MEAT.


I thought they were made of awesome.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD/Whiteboard 2012 at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (VtjlW)

240 can we take a page out of the JEF's book ... is there a way to make in ineligible to run?

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (Dnbau)

241 Posted by: Gerry at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (JKq+J)


If it wasn't for all the other stupid shit you've said today that would be funny.

Posted by: Andrea Mitchell at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (/YJYi)

242 "Oh thank God! A new Akin thread. There must be something that someone hasn't said yet about this."
Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 11:21 AM (X6akg)

Even the trolls are bored.Normally, I'd expect Jimmy Joe to come back today, but I think he blew out his sphincter yesterday trying to get attention.

Posted by: 66chevelle at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (QjSgY)

243 104 One more time......with feeling.


...
Thanks. I needed that. Interesting state guidelines.

Given the preexisting 2012 Democrat mantra "Republican War Against Women," Akin needs to withdraw himself in order to prove that the 2012 elections are not all about him. Cutting him off might yet happen. The Republican Party and the American People would be better served without Akin Morons, Inc. (that includes McCain, et al., as "rape" happens in all fashions).

Akin can always try to stay in local politics if his constituents really want him around. If not, destructive parasites need removal. "Ask" him to drop out. If he doesn't, purge him.

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 21, 2012 11:55 AM (BAnPT)

244 211 Drew in MO,

Exactly. He is going to make abortion easier, more funded, and lobbied for from grades 2-12 on our dime. All in the name of prolife politics......


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHA

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 11:56 AM (LRFds)

245 Perhaps the GOP should institute a version of the NFL's Wonderlic Test to prospective candidates?

Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2012 11:56 AM (zrpqj)

246 It must be a fatal flaw, no reasonable person could assume he has a ghost of a chance now, he will have no support, a 3rd party conservative will run (and lose also) but he has a guaranteed loss.

Wir sind ohne Knochen

Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at August 21, 2012 11:56 AM (O1BLm)

247 @199. You just don't get it. According to Sven, its over. Once the MSM starts talking about this, we just can't win. Just like Medicare. It won't even matter that every party member and conservative voice that matters has distanced themselves from this guy, the MSM will still try to attach them to Akin, and because of that it is over. It doesn't matter that few have heard of this guy, the MSM will make sure we do, and because of that it is over. The MSM controls the agenda, and despite the fact that the GOP has won a majority of the presidential elections during the time the MSM has controlled the agenda, this time it is different, and because of that it is over. Sven has spoken. You just don't get it Dave in Florida. This is like Talia Shire screaming "You can't win in Rocky 4." Except that was a movie, this is real life. We just can't win. Obama will probably win every state now. The only issue that will matter is a dumb comment made by a senate candidate no one heard of that everyone has denounced. But you see, he is a republican. And Mitt is a republican, and because of that it is over. Sven said so.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 11:56 AM (gmeXX)

248
The strategy for media group tied to... wait... David Axelrods company, AKPD Media.
Akin is a set-up. A fraud. He is there for one reason only. To foul the election.

Posted by: mimi at August 21, 2012 11:56 AM (Y95e4)

249 Oh you dirty whore of a sock Andrea.

Posted by: Adam at August 21, 2012 11:57 AM (/YJYi)

250 The year we finally get articulate candidates who the media cannot claim are "dumb" is the year we get Aken to make up the difference.

Posted by: sexypig at August 21, 2012 11:57 AM (dZQh7)

251 Slim Jims kick both of their flexible red asses. Because they're made of MEAT.





I thought they were made of awesome.



I vote they're made of WIN.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (da5Wo)

252 Ace, Missouri is not the United States. You can't use national turnout numbers when analyzing the Missouri race. This is quite hackish on your part.

Posted by: NotCoach at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (rsudF)

253 "Oh thank God! A new Akin thread. There must be something that someone hasn't said yet about this."

...

Nothing like international events on the brink of world destruction happening. Nah, Ace would have posted something sometime this past week. //

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (BAnPT)

254 ""Oh thank God! A new Akin thread. There must be something that someone hasn't said yet about this."

Not everyone participates in every thread. If you're bored, you can skip it.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (iJ5jJ)

255
Apparently G-D spoke to him and his wife

oh. G-D. As in, a democrat from on high withthe promise of riches?

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (O7ksG)

256 Hello, all! I'm choosing not to comment on the Akin thing because it gives me heartburn, and I've got a rosy sunburn already from the Romney/Ryan town hall yesterday here in NH. I'm trying to hold on to my sunny optimism from the latter.

Can we discuss the Drudge headline about Biden showing up in Tampa at the 'Pub convention? Because that just seems... odd. Maybe it's not; I admit I rarely pay attention to the conventions,so I don't know if it's typical for the sitting VP to turn up at the site of the opposition's convention. But it just seems strange to me, particularly given Biden's gaffetastic performance of late.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (4df7R)

257 Reporting on a conversation that I heard between Dana Loesch and local radio guy Greg Garrison on radio this morning. I cannot verify any of this, but this is what Loesch had to say.

Akins communications director is his 24-year-old son.

She called them and asked them why in the heck Akins went on Jaco's show (a know ultra-leftist who is desperate to get back in mainstream news and was guaranteed to ask embarrrassing questions). The answer was "He was fair to us in the primaries." Yeah, proving they didn't learn the lesson of John McCain and that they knew zip about Jaco.

His district is and has always been safely GOP, so he has never had to run a competitive campaign.

When this first came out she thought it would blow over. Now she thinks that it won't (and partly she says because of all of the conservative press grabbing pitchforks and torches and making it worse - her words, not mine).

Problem is that no one has name recognition if they can get someone to step in. The runner up, a business guy, is inexperienced in politics and Steelman has some baggage and is very weak in verbal skills.

Missouri GOP will decide. She thinks they will go for a woman, IF the woman will do it. Ann Wagner who is well-known in GOP circles might, but she would have to withdraw from her race for Akins old seat.

End of reporting.

And now I say, what a mess, and why don't we have people to train new candidates so they won't say stupid stuff?

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (GoIUi)

258 Bemoaning the fact that Akin possibly threw away our chance to repeal Obamacare and push through conservative justices is being a Concern Troll.

Ok.

If this is concern trolling I don't want to be right.

Posted by: cynder piss at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (xAtAj)

259 Damn sock! off!

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at August 21, 2012 11:59 AM (xAtAj)

260 "If the RNC followed through on its threat to not support the O'Donnell candidacy in 2010"
O"doneld seemed flakey, she never said anything this disgusting, rape, etc.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 11:59 AM (ACkhT)

261
Not everyone participates in every thread. If you're bored, you can skip it.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (iJ5jJ)

Blasphemer

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:59 AM (9TTOe)

262 slim jims are greasy , has anyone tried bluox jerkey?
blazing hot smoked beef jerky looks awesome.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 11:59 AM (TomZ9)

263 Posted by: NotCoach at August 21, 2012 11:58 AM (rsudF)

AFAIK CAC used Missouri Turn out numbers, not national.

Posted by: tsrblke (Work) at August 21, 2012 11:59 AM (hNqu5)

264 247
@199. You just don't get it. According to Sven, its over. Once the MSM
starts talking about this, we just can't win. Just like Medicare. It
won't even matter that every party member and conservative voice that
matters has distanced themselves from this guy, the MSM will still try
to attach them to Akin, and because of that it is over. It doesn't
matter that few have heard of this guy, the MSM will make sure we do,
and because of that it is over. The MSM controls the agenda, and despite
the fact that the GOP has won a majority of the presidential elections
during the time the MSM has controlled the agenda, this time it is
different, and because of that it is over. Sven has spoken. You just
don't get it Dave in Florida. This is like Talia Shire screaming "You
can't win in Rocky 4." Except that was a movie, this is real life. We
just can't win. Obama will probably win every state now. The only issue
that will matter is a dumb comment made by a senate candidate no one
heard of that everyone has denounced. But you see, he is a republican.
And Mitt is a republican, and because of that it is over. Sven said so.

Posted by: SH

You are missing a big point.

The only reason we were starting to win on medicare was because we got the media talking about it enough for people to be exposed to our words.

Thats been shut down thanks to aikin.

its aikin all the time now.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 11:59 AM (ovpNn)

265 He's not going. He has made an add buy for 22-27.... We need a plan B. The Republican party has already stated that they will not back him... Now what? Can anything be done?

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:00 PM (W2Z3C)

266 Dammit, now I want beef jerky.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:00 PM (4df7R)

267 I wonder if Israel has any of these.
BLU-108 http://tinyurl.com/f2ge2

Since crossing any kind of open terrain would be suicide for Egypt if they do.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 21, 2012 12:00 PM (tf9Ne)

268 "I'd like to believe you about Scott Brown holding....tell me Dave how
does brown answer the obvious ads and questions he'll get on this
without driving MASS women off or his GOP base there?"

Pretty simple.

"I already said I don't agree with a candidate in Missouri who will not be elected. Which is more important to you? Hypothetical discussion of abortion legislation that has zero chance of being enacted, or jobs?"

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 12:00 PM (ZJNI6)

269 Ace, Missouri is not the United States. You can't use national turnout
numbers when analyzing the Missouri race. This is quite hackish on your
part.



So is not reading the post.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (da5Wo)

270 that wasn't the angel gabriel, it was axelrod

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (Dnbau)

271 247 SH,

Dude you don't get it....

we have to defend New England, we have to try to grab Nevada....

nah fuck it you're right....

You know what from a purely moral standpoint I think the Federal Government interfering in any market disrupts true price equilibrium to a sinful degree.....

I know let's make sure we let the media run on GOP wants to kill granny, end welfare, cut student aid, reduce the portion of free versus toll roads, end energy assistance programs tomorrow!

Sven for candidate, and just to make things really fun we're gonna make sure Sven puts his 12.75 years of sobriety to himself and have Ron Paul advising him all the time to "use the will of the founders and make the case to the people" and send him to guys so over the top liberal CNN broomed them for interviews!

SMELL THE WiNZ!

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (LRFds)

272 Missouri GOP will decide. She thinks they will go for a woman, IF the woman will do it. Ann Wagner who is well-known in GOP circles might, but she would have to withdraw from her race for Akins old seat.

Exactly. And your analysis is consist with what some of the peopkle I know in Missouri are saying. Which is why I keep thinking if Akin withdraws, it is gonna be Jo Ann Emerson.

Posted by: Mallamutt. RINO President for Life at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (OWjjx)

273 I'm voting for Romney this time around because he's the only one with the campaign machinery that can beat Obama. But that is it, GOP. Everything down ticket is either Tea Party or Libertarian or I'm not voting. After this, I'm changing my registration to Libertarian.

I'm fucking done with you, RNC.

And why shouldn't I be? 3rd parties can't win? If you can't beat Claire, it's pretty obvious the GOP can't win, either. I had a front row seat to you screwing up NY-23 and now this. No more.

Posted by: Joe Biden's Pscyhiatrist at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (Tlix5)

274 245
Perhaps the GOP should institute a version of the NFL's Wonderlic Test to prospective candidates?


Posted by: Serious Cat at August 21, 2012 11:56 AM (zrpqj)

----
LOL! That's a good joke.

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (zrpqj)

275 "Bemoaning the fact that Akin possibly threw away our chance to repeal Obamacare and push through conservative justices is being a Concern Troll."

'Cuse me, but have you been hyperventilating for three freakin days repetitively and at great length.

No?

Then what's your problem?

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (qZXps)

276 Since crossing any kind of open terrain would be suicide for Egypt if they do.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 21, 2012 12:00 PM (tf9Ne)

Your linky no work, but Israel would have no problem controlling the skies over Sinai

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (05RcU)

277 Hunt his ass down, force him to sign the withdrawl form, hop on a charter flight and then a helicopter to get it to the hands of the person who has to have it by 5.

In the meantime keep him in that barn in ohio and beat him until he cant speak walk or shit sitting down for 4 months.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (ovpNn)

278 blazing hot smoked beef jerky looks awesome.


Stop staring at the picture of Paul Ryan willow!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:02 PM (da5Wo)

279 Akin using bogus poll as reason to stay in. Democrats will keep his campaign afloat long enough for McCaskill to defeat him. Nobody in GOP can reach Akin as he may have left the state.

Moar popcorn.

Posted by: Nukie at August 21, 2012 12:02 PM (yU1Dt)

280
that wasn't the angel gabriel, it was axelrod

Come to think of it, the angel did look a little like a fat Hitler.

Posted by: Todd Akin at August 21, 2012 12:02 PM (QKKT0)

281 268 dave in FLA,

I hope you're right, the PP crowd just got as on fire as we are....

if the bleeding is contained no biggie but if they spread the word and get other segments going it's bad...

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:02 PM (LRFds)

282 "You are missing a big point.The only reason we were starting to win on medicare was because we got the media talking about it enough for people to be exposed to our words.Thats been shut down thanks to aikin.its aikin all the time now."
exactly right, even Fox now is forced to cover this idiot. Its spreading way too fast and way to wide. Needs to be shut down immediately. This Akins fellow frankly sound even more idiotic with his latest ad. They have to now cover this nonsense instead of Ryan, romney' very effective medicare line and positions.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:02 PM (ACkhT)

283 @199

Well put.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (3ZjAP)

284 Your linky no work, but Israel would have no problem controlling the skies over Sinai
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (05RcU)


Link worked for me. :\

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (4df7R)

285 Dave in Florida,

No one says it's the end of the world. It's just very bad for our side.

Honestly, I get why Akin is too narcissistic to drop out. He's narcissistic and clearly stupid. I'm shocked that people are defending him and saying it's the media's or the left's fault, like they don't understand how this game is played.

It scares me that some of us can be just as stupid as Akin.

But, no, it's not the end of the world. Perhaps the end of our hopes of repealing Obamacare (or at least made it signicantly more difficult), but not the end of the world.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (iJ5jJ)

286 The subject has been beaten more to death than Rodney King in a high speed swimming pool chase.

Posted by: polynikes at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (m2CN7)

287 279 Nukie,

exactly....they picked our dumbest asshole backed him with money and are now feeding him bullshit polls to run out the clock.

"awesome"

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (LRFds)

288 Stop staring at the picture of Paul Ryan willow!
Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:02 PM

mmm, now that you mention it.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (TomZ9)

289 Plan B is a tidal wave this fall.

Tomorrow, get back on message. Keep hammering.

Tidal wave.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (xAtAj)

290 The romney/ryan camp needs a call to every single GOP candidate and their staffs, yesterday. Even the guy/gal running for dog catcher. They need "guidelines".

I'm also wondering, as this is looking more and more and more odd, what could possibly make a sitting congressman decide to muddy up his race like this? Whatever it is, the GOP needs to find it out so they can use it, in reverse.

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:03 PM (oZfic)

291 can the GOP sue to get him off the ballot?

Can he be disqualified or made ineligible to run?

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 12:04 PM (Dnbau)

292 Save us Bibi, you're our only hope!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 21, 2012 12:04 PM (Ec6wH)

293 This just in...the results from a highly scientific poll conducted by...me.
*
9outof 10 people at my work place have no frickin clue who Todd Akin is.
*
The one person wringing his hands over this mess...ME.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 21, 2012 12:04 PM (eavT+)

294 269 Ace, Missouri is not the United States. You can't use national turnout
numbers when analyzing the Missouri race. This is quite hackish on your
part.


So is not reading the post.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:01 PM (da5Wo)

--------------------------------------------------

My mistake. I apologize Ace.

Posted by: NotCoach at August 21, 2012 12:04 PM (rsudF)

295 Sorry, but the "GOP Defenders of Akin" Club could hold its meeting in a phone booth.

I am really getting tired of that strawman.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 12:04 PM (qZXps)

296 287
279 Nukie,

exactly....they picked our dumbest asshole backed him with money and are now feeding him bullshit polls to run out the clock.

"awesome"


Posted by: sven10077

yep.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:05 PM (ovpNn)

297 282 John,

You mean having the media use bullshit lies that still generated enough interest to look at what was being sold is not as effective an angle as letting them parse the words "legitimate rape and *fill in candidate X*'s ties to the national campaign?

Nah....can't be let's stand tough and ROWR to save Akin

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:05 PM (LRFds)

298 Thanks, CAC. As usual, he cuts through the bullshit so the rest of us don't have to...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 21, 2012 12:05 PM (wtvvX)

299 I'm also wondering, as this is looking more and more and more odd, what
could possibly make a sitting congressman decide to muddy up his race
like this? Whatever it is, the GOP needs to find it out so they can
use it, in reverse.


You're onto something big here, catpiss. You should call Reince Priebus with this immediately. Use the red phone.

Posted by: Cicero at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (QKKT0)

300 The fact that this story is going to be all news all the time right up to and through the convention is going to guarantee we gain in the polls...

...am i right?


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (ovpNn)

301 Is there a post with kittens on it around here, somewhere? SOMEWHERE?

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (UEEex)

302 I have to admit that the nonstop barrage of Akin-related posts is very similar to the nonstop barrage of Herman Cain-related posts back during his "sexual harrassment accusation" days. In other words, it's very draining. Not that it's not important, and I agree that Akin has to go, but a thread on an unrelated topic would be a nice change of pace. For instance, Israel's vow to attack Iran before the US elections.

*hopeful look at cobloggers and ace*

And yes, I expect to be pelted with slings and arrows. *bows humbly*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (4df7R)

303 Jeremiah and Sven. You guys have convinced me. There is nothing to do but bitch, complain and moan. Because certain people won't join you in your self-pity party, they are just dumb, naive and ignorant.


You guys are right, this will be the entire conversation from now until the election. I agree with both of you guys. So why bother fighting at all. Let's just pack our bags and go home.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (gmeXX)

304 The Almighty tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he's pretty sure you're fucked, Todd.

Posted by: mitt rombley at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (QupBk)

305 Not everyone participates in every thread.

Some of us are under contract to always be in the top post.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (Vhc4u)

306 If he stays in the problem now is that the Reps. can't walk back all the things they said about Akin and that he should go. McCaskill is going to use that in all her adds. "See, even the Republican party says Akin is too extreme. Vote for me."

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (W2Z3C)

307 Sven,

Please point me in the direction of someone who's all for standing tough and ROWRing to save Akin.

Seriously, point them out to me. And no, Democrats don't count.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (qZXps)

308 Rush is here to save us.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:07 PM (9TTOe)

309 public statement by MO pols telling Akin to GTFO

Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 12:07 PM (Dnbau)

310 290 Cynder Ela,

Hey genius if Romney had Atwater's balls Barack's would be in Romney's hands....

"why thanks for the question on Akin and my stance on rape as it relates to abortion, I'd like to ask you why Barack Obama stood between the police investigating failed abortions in the third trimester and babies dying screaming in linen closets with no care?"

BOOM

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (LRFds)

311
Updating a bit on the paperwork. Looks like Akin would have to file in the Office of the Secretary of State, since that's where he had to file the original papers for his candidacy.

How's traffic in Jefferson City?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (kdS6q)

312 And yes, I expect to be pelted with slings and arrows. *bows humbly*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:06 PM (4df7R)


Possibly even a crossbow bolt or two

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (da5Wo)

313 Some of you just don't seem to understand Akin is not going to win if he stays in. You might notice I live in MO and everyone I have talked to so far has said while they hate Claire but they sure the hell won't be voting for Akin now. Now get ready 2 1/2 months "Republican War on Wimmen!!11!!!"" and their nominee Todd Akin as the proof that Republicans just hate women.

Posted by: Drew in MO at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (MkgGw)

314 Akin to be on Dana Loesch's radio show at 12:35 central. It's streamed at PJ media, IIRC.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (UEEex)

315
Dave in Florida,



No one says it's the end of the world. It's just very bad for our side.



Honestly, I get why Akin is too narcissistic to drop out. He's
narcissistic and clearly stupid. I'm shocked that people are defending
him and saying it's the media's or the left's fault, like they don't
understand how this game is played.



It scares me that some of us can be just as stupid as Akin.



But, no, it's not the end of the world. Perhaps the end of our hopes
of repealing Obamacare (or at least made it signicantly more
difficult), but not the end of the world.

Posted by: Tommy V


Whot the fuck is defending this guy? AFAIK he is being universally slammed by conservatives.

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (zrpqj)

316 In Missouri: 54% Call For Akin to Quit Bid for U.S. Senate; 76% Do Not Share His Views on Rape and Abortion

SurveyUSA Operations - 6 hours ago

By 5:3, Missourians say Congressman Todd Akin, a Republican running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill, should drop out of the race, following comments about rape and abortion made public 08/19/12, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted 08/20/12 for KSDK-TV in St. Louis, and KSPR-TV and KYTV-TV in Springfield MO.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (r2PLg)

317 Cool strategy on McCaskill's part. Prop up a GOP candidate you could count on eventually to scare off all but the hardcore social-cons, push him through the primaries, drop a few hints with some media friends just in case, and wait for him to self-destruct.

I'm sure, though, that there was much tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth in the Dem camp yesterday. He went off too soon; he wasn't supposed to implode until AFTER the deadline for withdrawal.

I wonder what time the call went out from McCaskill HQ to PPP to suggest "hey, we need your help keeping him in..."

Posted by: JEM at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (o+SC1)

318 Rush is aboot to weigh in...

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (Vhc4u)

319 303
Jeremiah and Sven. You guys have convinced me. There is nothing to do
but bitch, complain and moan. Because certain people won't join you in
your self-pity party, they are just dumb, naive and ignorant.





You guys are right, this will be the entire conversation from now
until the election. I agree with both of you guys. So why bother
fighting at all. Let's just pack our bags and go home.

Posted by: SH

I didnt call you dumb naive and ignorant. Stop projecting.

I am pretty sure sven didnt either.

Dont get frustrated cause someone doesnt agree with you, keep making your argument or adjust your point of view.

If i got my panties in a wad over some anomymous person on the net not agreeing with me, i wouldnt have nearly as much fun as i do posting.


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (ovpNn)

320 #303 SH - I didn't draw the same conclusion that you did that goes think we should pack up and go home.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (iJ5jJ)

321
here it comes...

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (4Ljxa)

322 What do you expect when Obummer comes out of hiding, holds a press briefing and picks "reporters" to ask questions that Obummer wanted them to ask.

The press is dead in this country. Only a corrupt commie propaganda machine exists.

Posted by: TexBob at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (MWiE1)

323 Posted by: Drew in MO at August 21, 2012 12:08 PM (MkgGw)

I'll still vote for Akin if he stays in, but I think the people that hate claire enough (like me) are in the minority.

Posted by: tsrblke (Work) at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (hNqu5)

324 You guys talk about tarting up a poll, or an election, as though it were a bad thing.

Posted by: #OccupyResoluteDesk at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (2W2bY)

325 Biden, has he been a double agent for the Republicans?
Seriously, what is the wide, wide world of politics can be his reason for showing up in Tampa???
And what if there is a Hurricane at the same time as the convention?

Posted by: ziggyelman at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (AsMdZ)

326 307 ABM,

You are contending that any KNOWN non Moby CT poster here who is so wrapped up in the morals of this they refuse to acknowledge the media and political realities of his continued presence, or outright turn this into "let's demonize other conservatives on the morality of an impure angle of attack on abortion" are defacto arguing for anything else?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (LRFds)

327 Is the president planning to crash the republican convention?

Anyone else listening to Rush?

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:10 PM (oZfic)

328 I'm fucking done with you, RNC.

And why shouldn't I be? 3rd
parties can't win? If you can't beat Claire, it's pretty obvious the GOP
can't win, either. I had a front row seat to you screwing up NY-23 and
now this. No more.


Right, because the RNC definitely has the power to control the mindthoughts of every idiot who wins a primary.

Anyone else you'd like to blame for Akin saying something stupid? The Illuminati perhaps? How about the NRCC? And of course we can't let the Freemasons off the hook either.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at August 21, 2012 12:10 PM (SY2Kh)

329 The good news is there is no need for us to talk about it after 5 pm central. The guy is done either way. The dems will continue to talk about it, be we really won't have any need.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at August 21, 2012 12:10 PM (O1BLm)

330 Israeli officials say Egypt is violating their 1979 peace treaty by deploying tanks in the demilitarized Sinai desert, which borders Israel. The officials said Tuesday they have made their objections known to the Egyptians directly and through American mediators. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing a sensitive security issue. (AP) If you take those tanks out from the Sky, I think Egypt will get the message.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 11:49 AM (05RcU)

------
The more tanks in the Sinai desert, the fewer there are in Egypt to challenge the Brotherhood, and the Islamistbloodlust is slaked a bit by a threatening posture towards Israel. Also pins down Israeli forces on their southern flank, as well as diverting aircraft which might be committed to a planned Israeli strike at Iran?

Posted by: 66chevelle at August 21, 2012 12:11 PM (QjSgY)

331 327
Is the president planning to crash the republican convention?



Anyone else listening to Rush?

Yes, to some degree... He said ,unlike his predecessors, he plans to continue campaigning during the Republican convention.

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:11 PM (W2Z3C)

332 Biden, has he been a double agent for the Republicans? Seriously, what is the wide, wide world of politics can be his reason for showing up in Tampa???And what if there is a Hurricane at the same time as the convention?
Posted by: ziggyelman at August 21, 2012 12:09 PM (AsMdZ)


Maybe that's the point.

Let's face it -- Barack wouldn't be beside himself with grief if Joey B. got washed out to sea by a hurricane, never to be seen again.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:11 PM (4df7R)

333 327 VP, not president:

"SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention; Secret Service in Tampa
say they are Biden advance -- he's coming Monday or Tuesday...
Developing..."

Posted by: Dan K. at August 21, 2012 12:11 PM (c32CV)

334 @306 Updating a bit on the paperwork. Looks like Akin would have to file in the Office of the Secretary of State, since that's where he had to file the original papers for his candidacy.

Is Sec of State pub or dem? Can they be persuaded to keep office open late?


Posted by: thunderb at August 21, 2012 12:12 PM (Dnbau)

335 Speaking of polls, the latest AOSHQ consumer sentiment poll:

79% Good God, what an imbecile. Akins needs to drop out.

11% Longbows?

6% Hey, let's have a discussion about the mechanics of fertilization, especially in cases of forcible entry.

4% ZOMG, WE'RE DOOMED AND I WILL CONCERN TROLL ON EVERY SINGLE THREAD BUT I'M TOTALLY CONSERVATIVE HONEST.

0% We must defend Akins to the death. ROWR!

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 12:12 PM (qZXps)

336 A Romney presidency means nothing without a solid 51 in the Senate.

And even with that, reconciliation is our only hope.

Susan Collins, Scott Brown. Whatever happens to Olympia Snowe's seat. A solid 51 is necessary, otherwise we got nothing.

Well, maybe something. At least we won't have Preznit Executive Order.

Unless a President Romney wants to executive order his way forward.

THE WAY FORWARD by EXECUTIVE ORDER.

How do you think the NYT and WaPo and all the rest would feel about that?

Posted by: The littl shyning man at August 21, 2012 12:12 PM (PH+2B)

337 I'm voting for the Libertarian candidate, the Missouri Republican Party has blown this BIG TIME!!!

Posted by: Floyd Alsbach at August 21, 2012 12:12 PM (Ad13n)

338 Rush getting ready to through Akin under the bus.

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:12 PM (zrpqj)

339 Anyone on Todd Akin's staff who has not already resigned has put their future career in MO politics in jeopardy. Not resigning encourages Akin to stay in.

PPP's naked partisan bias, and willingness to play partisan games with its polling, is sickening and suggests we can't trust their polling period. Today they're playing with samples. Tomorrow, they'll rig the numbers outright. They are not to be trusted.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (uRu7b)

340 Rush reading the riot act right now.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (0q2P7)

341 @319/320. Perhaps I overreacted in that one post. But Sven and Jeremiah do seem to believe that this is nothing but gloom for our side. I do not share their pessimism in the matter. I agree it is not great, and there is a risk of political fall-out (great risk with respect to the MO Senate seat). But I don't think it has to be that way. And I'm not sure why it is necessary to keep declaring doom on the matter.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (gmeXX)

342 Rush is speaking on this now.. I think he can move the decision..

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (YKUmW)

343 Is there a subsciption needed to listen to Rush?

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (ACkhT)

344 Of course regarding Biden coming to Florida during our convention, we sure as hell can send Ryan to NC during theirs...

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (W2Z3C)

345 Alan Keyes almost pulled out a victory against Obama in Illinois...can he do the same here?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 21, 2012 12:14 PM (Ec6wH)

346 Akin Delenda Est.

We must salt his uterus to make sure he does not get preggers.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:14 PM (TULs6)

347 Rush: I'm hesitant to join the mob that says throw this guy out.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 12:14 PM (X6akg)

348 come on Rush..

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:14 PM (YKUmW)

349 Wouldn't a call to general quarters for the little man in the boat mitigate the legitimacy of a given rape?

Posted by: Mike Huckabee, fresh from Holiday Inn Express at August 21, 2012 12:14 PM (/ZZCn)

350 Link to Rush...

http://player.streamtheworld.com/liveplayer.php?callsign=WCBMAM

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:14 PM (zrpqj)

351 Rush says put down the torches and pitch forks.

kinda

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:14 PM (hA+ft)

352 How can anybody be so stubborn? The state and national GOP should tell him: If you continue we will do the following things:
1 Strip you of your committee assignments in Congress immediately.
2 Remove any future help for your Congressional election (I'm not sure if he is retiring from Congress or running in a safe district)
3 Black list every single one of your campaign staff so that they never work another campaign.
4 Push a write-in candidate like Steelman or Brunner. Whoever.
5 Make sure you never get a lobbying job in your retirement on capitol hill.
6 Black list any members of your family who want a future in politics
7 Censure you on the floor of the House.

Then again he'd probably see it as a test from God.

Posted by: naes at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (4WQJ/)

353 Maybe romney needs to show some leadership here and call this guy and get him to realize that he still has his house seat and he shoudl withdraw for the good of the party.

Funny, Rush doesn't seem to be throwing him under the bus...

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (oZfic)

354 319 JGD,

The democrats were relying on the lack of unified message from our caucus because we are all "the prettiest pony" in our ideals unless we force ourselves not to be....

The democrats have message discipline to the point they have convinced extremely disparate groups to subvert their best interests to vote D and it works!

CoalMiners actually voted for the jugeared clown....

we can't convince parts of our coalition that running a 20% polling POV up the flagpole is a dumb play....

egads

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (LRFds)

355 Of course regarding Biden coming to Florida during our convention, we sure as hell can send Ryan to NC during theirs...
Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (W2Z3C)


*SHUDDER* But I wouldn't. I want him as far away from that nest of scum and villainy as possible. Too dangerous with all those whackjobs running around.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (4df7R)

356 Alan Keyes almost pulled out a victory against Obama in Illinois...can he do the same here?

If by "almost" you mean "only lost by 36% or so" then, YES! Yes he can!

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (TULs6)

357 MSM hack: So, Gov. Romney, what do you have to say about Rep. Akin's rape comments?

Romney: The economy sucks and Obama hates medicare. Ryan and I are putting together plans to get America's economy back.


End of line.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (YmPwQ)

358 @343 - I HEART RADIO

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (YKUmW)

359 350
thank you.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (ACkhT)

360 Rush is reading us again.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (9TTOe)

361 The State Department has started to replace its just-the-facts online profiles of foreign countries with new ones that appear to largely highlight U.S. relations since President Obama took office -- a move that comes on top of efforts to update the official profiles of past presidents with Obama-themed factoids.
The agency has so far swapped just a fraction of the nearly 200 country profiles. The new versions are hardly sensational in their promotion of Obama administration policy objectives, but do appear to put more of an emphasis on them. Several now highlight Obama initiatives like pursuing "strategic" talks with China and South Africa, and ending discrimination against transgendered individuals in Brazil.
The changes were discovered by the Heritage Foundation's Jim Roberts. Roberts likened the changes to the move by the White House to tack on Obama accomplishments at the end of the online bios of past presidents, which drew ridicule earlier this year.
"We're seeing the same sort of modus operandi," said Roberts, an editor at the conservative Washington-based think tank and a former State Department employee. "It seems pretty shameless to me."


Disgusting

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (05RcU)

362 Confirmed: Rush Reads the HQ.

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:15 PM (zrpqj)

363 352 Naes,

He's so egotistical he'd see being ran over by the space shuttle as a test from God for the next 5hours 45 minutes.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:16 PM (LRFds)

364 Rush: the mob doesn't tell me what to do

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:16 PM (4Ljxa)

365 362 SCM,

what'd he use?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:16 PM (LRFds)

366 Rush says put down the torches and pitch forks.


kinda


He's not there yet.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (0q2P7)

367 Stupid Party establishment horrified by Akin's attempt to deprive the American people of salt: http://is.gd/GQTY5A

Posted by: Gerry at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (JKq+J)

368 If I really wanted to put on my tin-foil hat, I would suggest that the decision has been made, Akin is going to withdrawal, Rush kinda/sorta comes out in his favor, and then Mitt demands that Akin withdrawal, and then he does. Mitt stands up to Rush and the extreme right wing.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (gmeXX)

369 I wish this guy would get the f#ck out so we can get more zero content threads.

Posted by: sTevo's work around at work. at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (/EQjC)

370 344 Of course regarding Biden coming to Florida during our convention, we sure as hell can send Ryan to NC during theirs...
Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (W2Z3C)

So the president and the vice president are crashing the republican "party"....

Wonder what's up with this?

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (oZfic)

371 Reverse Psychology from Rush?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (9TTOe)

372 >>>Rush: the mob doesn't tell me what to do

That can go both ways.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (0q2P7)

373 Director Tony Scott's deadly plunge off of a 180-foot tall bridge spanning the Los Angeles Harbor has stunned friends and fans, and left Hollywood buzzing about what could have prompted one of the industry's more successful filmmakers to take the leap.
And now at least one video recording of that jump, taken by an onlookers on a cell phone, is up for sale to the highest bidder.


Well he was in movies, so I guess there is a certain symmatry there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (05RcU)

374 I wish this guy would get the f#ck out so we can get more zero content threads.
Posted by: sTevo's work around at work. at August 21, 2012 12:17 PM (/EQjC

Now Now.....

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (9TTOe)

375 "the mob doesn't tell me what to do "
No, but Akins is damaged goods, he needs to withdraw, its gone byond MO now.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (ACkhT)

376 I don't know. I just think we are in too deep here. How does the party back track and try to save this race if Akins stays in?

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (W2Z3C)

377 >Ace, Missouri is not the United States. You can't use national turnout
numbers when analyzing the Missouri race. This is quite hackish on your
part.

Beyond the fact that you're wrong, CAC used Mo. numbers, Missouri *is* historically quite representative of the United States as a whole. Until McCain narrowly beat Obama in Missouri in 2008, whoever won Missouri won the presidency in every election for a 100 years or something like that. It really is a bell weather state.

Face facts, there is absolutely zero fucking chance that Akin beats McCaskill now. None. He probably can't even carry the Springfield/Joplin area now, which are pro-life bastions because of the ham handed approach he took. He's going to get massacred amongst the moderates in Kansas City and suburban St. Louis, absolutely destroyed.

And, just for the record, I am strongly pro-life. I used to be a rape/incest exclusion type of pro-lifer, but years ago I was persuaded....by a very intelligent Jesuit, not by a dipshit like Akin. There are persuasive arguments for his position, Akin just doesn't have the smarts to deploy them. When you are running for Senate, it doesn't matter that your heart is in the right place, your head has to be working on all cylinders as well.

Posted by: DanInMN at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (XqeyF)

378
Rush: Hold the line, pussies.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (b8TXQ)

379 364 Soothsayer,

Oh goody, here's where we get to fail again to prove Rush right. This is starting to feel a lot more like '06 than '10 and in '06 I went to bat for Foley and then spent the cycle yelling about the doublestandards with a bullhorn....

Thanks Rush....you're a star and I know you can find safety when the shit hits the fan.

"so there's that"

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (LRFds)

380 Cool strategy on McCaskill's part.Posted by: JEM

To think any of this was McAsshead's doing requires too much dark fantasy to make it work.

Simplest answer: Akin's an establishment dipshit that didn't have the patter down and blew it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (Q/1Jp)

381 Re: Rush: So, is he being an adult and just telling Akins to GTFO or is a screaming ninny like the guy here who is on a three day concern-trolling binge?

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (qZXps)

382 341 is right on time.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (YmPwQ)

383 Rush can be so very smart and so very dumb...this is one of the dumb times....This is one time I don't care what a Democrat said in the past...this is beyond stupid. He will depress the vote in Missouri if he stays on the tickets...Don't care Rush, what Biden said in the past(Well, I do) but it's not comparable...

Posted by: ziggyelman at August 21, 2012 12:19 PM (AsMdZ)

384 breasts, , eyes, arms , legs ,compound crossbows., thigh boots ....
handsome men, gorgeous women.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:19 PM (TomZ9)

385 Rush is gonna ask the guy to quit. He's just softening up his audience for the coming hammer.

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:19 PM (zrpqj)

386 "the mob doesn't tell me what to do "

Yoos never bin to joosy I guess

Posted by: The Mob at August 21, 2012 12:19 PM (05RcU)

387 Rush is coppering now. Damn.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:19 PM (0q2P7)

388 Facts:

1) I'm registered Republican.
2) I live in Missouri.
3) I will not vote for Todd Akin for Senate.
4) I'm done with this entire issue.

Posted by: filbert at August 21, 2012 12:19 PM (smvTK)

389
Rush: yes, Akin should go (but I won't say it)

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:20 PM (ZCAlb)

390 Ouch. He knows the right thing to do, and he knows whether he's going to do it or not.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:20 PM (0q2P7)

391 Not a fan of Rush, I like listening to Mark Levin much more so. Levin had a great opening yesterday, dims are much worse, done much worse, there's a double standard from the LSM, it is what it is, Akin has to go, Getting the senate back is more important than Akin.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:20 PM (ACkhT)

392 343
Is there a subsciption needed to listen to Rush?

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat

http://tunein.com/radio/The-Rush-Limbaugh-Show-p20617/

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:20 PM (ovpNn)

393 I'm going to ignore Akin from now on. He can do whatever he wants. If he costs the GOP everything, and gets Obama re-elected to appoint more pro-choice judges, I will meekly accept it as God's Will.

Posted by: sexypig at August 21, 2012 12:20 PM (dZQh7)

394 o and beef jerky.

beer.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:20 PM (TomZ9)

395 Rush is focusing on what was said, not THAT he said it.
Big mistake.

Posted by: navybrat at August 21, 2012 12:21 PM (xn8dF)

396 breasts, , eyes, arms , legs ,compound crossbows., thigh boots ....

handsome men , gorgeous women.



I'm in.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:21 PM (da5Wo)

397 Akins going to be on Dana Loesch's radio show.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 12:21 PM (DGIjM)

398 Help us Obirush Limbaugh, you're our only hope.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 21, 2012 12:21 PM (ccXZP)

399 He's on wabc in New York. click the "listen live" link

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:21 PM (oZfic)

400 cake girl!

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:21 PM (TomZ9)

401 316 tasker,

Oh gee you mean the polling actually jives with what I said about the national level....well I mean except for the extra 4% of MO that agrees with the 20% position.

Thanks.....

hey no I got it....

Let's let him stay in "for MO" with those numbers....handing the media this ammo was well worth making sure the 24% position gets argued.

My bad objection withdrawn

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:21 PM (LRFds)

402 OT (You're welcome). The Todd Jones tweet yesterday was a hoax. They've not released the name of the SEAL that kill OBL.

Yesterday I said I would eat crow if this proved to be a hoax, so I'm having a big dish of it for lunch today. My apologies for falling for a hoax and spreading it here. I'll try to be more careful in the future.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (omynL)

403 Ah yes, Rush Limbaugh, that awesome political prognosticator who was humping for every candidate not named Romney this year.

Yes, let's follow his sage advice.

And don't forget to buy his tea!

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (TMB3S)

404 381Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 12:18 PM (qZXps)

so concerned

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (ovpNn)

405 I like Rush. But he is as ego driven as they get. I don't trust his judgement on a lot of things because of it.

Posted by: Tommy V at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (iJ5jJ)

406 Rush is getting ready to to lower the boom.. He says "He knows what to do he has 100's of people on the phone to him" So, he is using the velvet glove to slug him with..

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (YKUmW)

407 Akin fights like a Democrat.

Posted by: Bill Maher at August 21, 2012 12:23 PM (MVGKx)

408
8
When the GOP/ Romney Campaigncalls you and asks for money,
tell them you will be happy to donate after AKIN DROPS OUT.


Yes, great idea.Perhaps ROmney can bribe him to get him out of the race and then he really would be a felon. Romney and Ryan have done enough with this. Unfortunately this happened so close to the deadline as Akin hasn't had time to go through the 7 stages of grief. He will get out eventually.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 21, 2012 12:23 PM (VLifP)

409 343 Is there a subsciption needed to listen to Rush?
Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:13 PM (ACkhT)
**
Just your Republican bonafides.

Posted by: dananjcon at August 21, 2012 12:23 PM (eavT+)

410 Sven, to whomare you speaking? No one wants him to stay in.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:23 PM (gmeXX)

411 403
Ah yes, Rush Limbaugh, that awesome political prognosticator who was humping for every candidate not named Romney this year.



Yes, let's follow his sage advice.



And don't forget to buy his tea!

Sorry to say, I haven't listened to Rush for a year or so... Too full of himself...

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:23 PM (W2Z3C)

412 Rush is making the point that our overreaction was shameful and pointless.

Well, actually I'm making that point but Rush seems to concur.

Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:24 PM (E1X66)

413
Damn, Trolledyaso even got tired of these threads.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 11:46 AM (9TTOe)


That was me sockpuppeting him. Since I've been arguing with Dems even before Mosaic came out (UseNet was the place to be), I can imitate the idiots pretty well. Buzzion and Mr. Pink are the only ones who can sniff me out right away.

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 21, 2012 12:24 PM (tOkJB)

414 Just watched the Akin ad...


Akin: "I ask for your forgiveness."

Voters: "No! Now, GTFO"

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:24 PM (zrpqj)

415 Looks like we are stuck with Akin and the MSM have their Republicans War on Woman Meme ammo.

I really wanted a hot Vice President....oh well.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:24 PM (ovpNn)

416 BCochran, yea, something for everyone.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:24 PM (TomZ9)

417 breasts, , eyes, arms , legs ,compound crossbows., thigh boots ...., gorgeous women.
and beef jerky.


beer.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:20 PM (TomZ9)


http://tinyurl.com/8nyy62x

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:24 PM (da5Wo)

418 Posted by: Hobbitopoly at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (omynL)

That was accepted as gospel everywhere. I've learned on here that the seals are very hush hush so I was a little suspect cause of that.

But the rest of the world took it like truth.

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:24 PM (oZfic)

419 I know you are worried that I made an ad buy for the next week. Be not troubled, friends, I am going to run an ad wherein wholeheartedly and enthusiastically endorse Claire McCaskell. I'm so toxic, anyone who sees that ad will vote against her.

It's science.

Posted by: Senator by the Grace of God Todd Akin at August 21, 2012 12:25 PM (qZXps)

420 Problem is the committee might not pick any of the candidates from the primary. They are not obligated to pick any of the primary candidates at all.

Posted by: crosspatch at August 21, 2012 12:25 PM (ZbLJZ)

421 Rush was reticent to call for Akin to drop out, but he basically said he should. So basically all the heavyweights in conservative talk radio, plus most of the commentariat, is telling him to get out. Even American Spectator, which is generally more of the "fire breather" variety than National Review, is urging him to get out.

Hints. Take them, please.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at August 21, 2012 12:25 PM (Ud5vq)

422 Until McCain narrowly beat Obama in Missouri in 2008, whoever won
Missouri won the presidency in every election for a 100 years or
something like that.Posted by: DanInMN


Yes because the elections 80 years ago are so much more relevant that the one just 4 years ago.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at August 21, 2012 12:25 PM (Q/1Jp)

423
Yesterday I said I would eat crow if this proved to be a hoax, so I'm having a big dish of it for lunch today. My apologies for falling for a hoax and spreading it here. I'll try to be more careful in the future.
Posted by: Hobbitopoly at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (omynL)

Don't feel bad. I got hoaxed on a holder article the other day.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:25 PM (9TTOe)

424 I feel like I'm getting raped. But not pregnant.

Posted by: The Chicken at August 21, 2012 12:25 PM (YQ4mh)

425 Well what is really ironic is somehow Ann Coulter has clued into the fact that outrageous comments lose elections.


So far to date Ann Coulter has probably cost us more votes than Akin.

maybe recently she had a come to winning moment.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (r2PLg)

426 God Bless you, willow.

I'm using all my mental powers to try and make a hunky hunk of beefcake appear to serve you your favorite kind of cheesecake.

Posted by: ErikW at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (GFsvW)

427 Rush used the thundering velevt hand. Good job Rush.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (9TTOe)

428 Jeremiah, do you really believe this will cost Romney/Ryan the election? I think you are wrong, I hope you are wrong. Time will tell of course.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (gmeXX)

429 You already have a hot VP! Don't these plugs turn you on?
Poopy!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (YmPwQ)

430 424
I feel like I'm getting raped. But not pregnant.


Posted by: The Chicken

Then its either definately not a Legitimate Rape or your Magic Vagina Powers intervened.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (ovpNn)

431 410 SH,

Arguing the logistics of the pro-life spectrum etc etc etc, or trying to argue "he will not hurt us nationally" is either passive agressive support for the guy, or wishcasting.

Is it DOOM!

Probably not total...maybe....

He just lost us probably at least 2 seats in the Senate, and made the national race at the top tougher.

That's the point.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (LRFds)

432 ..and believe me, I know concern when I see it.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Prolific Concern Troll Amerikka at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (qZXps)

433 I think I'll go buy some liquor.

Akin = (COD² x Angle²)³

Posted by: Ed Anger at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (tOkJB)

434 Don't feel bad. I got hoaxed on a holder article the other day.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:25 PM (9TTOe)

Yeah, I had to pull down FB statuses and issue an apology when the Horde confirmed it was untrue.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (da5Wo)

435 Yesterday I said I would eat crow if this proved to
be a hoax, so I'm having a big dish of it for lunch today. My apologies
for falling for a hoax and spreading it here. I'll try to be more
careful in the future.


Posted by: Hobbitopoly at August 21, 2012 12:22 PM (omynL)

I hear they serve crow at Chick Fil A, now, to cater to all the Democrats that want to admit they're wrong. Increase market share, and all.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (UEEex)

436 Maybe Dana can talk some sense to him. Of course she did try to stick up for him a bit when this First hit the fan.As Bender would say if this guy stays in "We're boned."

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (W2Z3C)

437
One of you MO morons needs to get their picture taken naked with Akin. I'm not suggesting you take one for the team, justthepicture will do.


Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (VLifP)

438 Sorry to say, I haven't listened to Rush for a year or so... Too full of himself...
Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:23 PM (W2Z3C)

I haven't listened to him since he spent 3 days going off on Mitch Daniels.
Please, Rush.. tell us all how we shouldn't eat our own.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (DGIjM)

439 BCochran1981 , o my, amazing what can be found on the internet!

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:28 PM (TomZ9)

440 428 SH,

I know this hurts, God knows I never enjoy doing it. Put yourself in "moderate Bambi fan's shoes".....

now tell me how motivated you were to vote last friday compared to today.....

THAT'S the problem.....

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:28 PM (LRFds)

441 Well, annie led the hysterical charge and it seems rush always comes out on the other side of annie.

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:28 PM (oZfic)

442 Of course Ace is doing the Ann Coulter is right about Akin posts because she twitted him.

The girl has scissoring skills you gotta give her that.

She's probably upset that Akin stumbled upon her formula-

Say something outrageous= get attention.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:28 PM (r2PLg)

443 Maybe Dana can talk some sense to him. Of course she did try to stick up for him a bit when this First hit the fan.As Bender would say if this guy stays in "We're boned."
Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (W2Z3C)

Maybe Dana could cut a deal, You drop out, I let you play with my tits.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:28 PM (9TTOe)

444 IfAkin quits next week, can't someone still be appointed?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 21, 2012 12:28 PM (VLifP)

445 Rush is wimping out as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Hrothgar (Dagny Aficionado ) at August 21, 2012 12:29 PM (rI5Q7)

446 421 Z,

"no because Huck and God told me hang tough!"

//Akin

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:29 PM (LRFds)

447 I am actually beginning to hate this man. Seriously. I'm not all burn-the-rape-witch or anything, but I can't stand someone who puts his own interests before the country.

Despise.

LLLLOOOOOATH.

I'm so mad, I could make a sign!

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:29 PM (oxqtW)

448 Perhaps the GOP can run a third party shadow candidate, with the hopes that the polls end up so lopsided that Akin drops out with enough time to be a non-factor.

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:29 PM (zrpqj)

449 445 Hrothgar,

sounds like it....hey elections are elections but business is business....

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:29 PM (LRFds)

450 444
IfAkin quits next week, can't someone still be appointed?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 21, 2012 12:28 PM (VLifP)

He would have to petition the courts to be able to withdraw. It would be much simpler if he would just do it today.

Posted by: Adam at August 21, 2012 12:30 PM (/YJYi)

451 I think Dana Loesch is still sticking up for Akin.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (UEEex)

452 Erikw,where else could we findsuch a caring place, look at all we do to comfort eachother.

Posted by: willow at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (TomZ9)

453 Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:29 PM (LRFds)

Tea sales must not be impacted!

Posted by: Hrothgar (Dagny Aficionado ) at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (rI5Q7)

454 BURN THE RAPE WITCH!

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (TULs6)

455 433 I think I'll go buy some liquor.

Akin = (COD² x Angle²)³

__________

Holy crap--that looks like the recipe for cyanide.


btw google the next guy that came in second after Akin-- heap big trouble.

We'll fold on that .

So if Republicans try to avoid that hornets nest they'll be plenty of screaming' about The __________ment.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (r2PLg)

456 444 dirk strewn,

Yes, maybe, but it gets harder....

add in the wonderful chance we get the Donk "wheel of social justice" judge system involved and who knows where the fun ends...

that's how dead guys, their wive's and dead guy's wives get elected...

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (LRFds)

457
Roses are red
Stupid is Akin
I'd rather talk about
Yummy yummy bacon

Posted by: naturalfake at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (54vf8)

458 428
Jeremiah, do you really believe this will cost Romney/Ryan the election?
I think you are wrong, I hope you are wrong. Time will tell of course.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:26 PM (gmeXX)

Yes unfortunately i do.The media will focus on the war on woman to drive enough % down for romney support and the lack of air time to romney ryan because this shit will consume all the oxygen will slow their momentum even potentially reverse it long enough to make it impossible for them to gain enough traction in swing states come november.Obama doesnt need a landslide, he just needs to hold some of what he got last time.This gaffe machine feeds the narative. The narrative drives the coverage. The coverage affects the voters.
A war on women enrgizes rabid lib females who might be tired of obama to actually go out aond vote when they werent planning to show up.There are no wins for our side with Akin staying in.All the pluses are for the dems.If we dont control the senate and the presidency we are fucked. You will not repeal obamacare after 2014 when it kicks into full steam.You will not control the Supreme court if obama gets even 1 more pick on it.You can pretty much kiss the country goodbye.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (ovpNn)

459 Loesch is all-in on Twitter about not forcing Akin out. I'm thinking she's confused on the issue of whether principles and believe in elections should be a suicide pact.

Hint: They shouldn't be.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, New Caprica City DMV at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (GBXon)

460 Burn the McRapewich?

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (TULs6)

461 If Akin does an ad in parachute pants with a baseball cap turned backwards and 17 pounds of gold chains and sings Too Legit To Quit then he can stay. Otherwise, he's got to go.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 21, 2012 12:31 PM (TMB3S)

462 see what Rush just did?


He said fuck no to being on defense for one (decent) man's remarks, now let's go on offense...let's talk about stupid economic policies that are actually hurting people.



Posted by: soothsayer at August 21, 2012 12:32 PM (hA+ft)

463 Sorry, I'm not going to buy into the OMG! PANIC!

To me it is simple. I've been saying for 2 years now that Obama is unelectable.

We either have a country where the polls are correct that abortion is dead last in importance this cycle, or we already lost the election, and we were going down with or without Akins' idiocy.

Missouri is not make or break for winning the Senate. Go back and look and try not to be mathematically challenged. The Dems are defending *22* seats, we need to pick up 4 (or 3). We had a realistic shot at picking up 8 or 9, now it's 7 or 8, with 5 of those being pretty much a slam dunk.

The War on Women, was going to be the Dems big campaign theme anyway, you think they weren't going to roll this stuff out against us in the fall anyway (with full throated MSM assistance)?

If the country is going to vote to keep 10% unemployment and a universally disliked piece of legislation known as Obamacare, over insinuations that some moron in Missouri is representative of our candidates because they are in the same party, then the country was lost anyway.

Use your brains.

If at the end of the day, Akins' loss keeps us from winning the Senate, it will be moot, because Obama will have won. Or we will have a lot more people to bitch about running lousy campaigns than this guy.

The more I hear about this, the more I think we lucked out and uncovered a Dem dirty trick early enough to defuse it.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 12:32 PM (ZJNI6)

464 If he doesn't drop out today, it will require a court order. And 4 out of the 6 judges were appointed by Democrats (per tmi3rd on twitter)

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:32 PM (UEEex)

465 He said fuck no to being on defense for one (decent) man's remarks, now
let's go on offense...let's talk about stupid economic policies that are
actually hurting people.


ZOMG! STUPID FUCKING SOCONS!!!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, summarizing the rest of the thread at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (/kI1Q)

466 McRapewitch. Todd McRapewitch.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (oxqtW)

467

You know, I'm starting to think the GOP losing Indiana in 2008 was less of a fluke and more of a dark foreshadowing....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (kdS6q)

468 Forgive me if it's already been mentioned...but if this dope stays in despite all the calls for him to drop out, can another R candidate pull a Murkowsky write-in?

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (lTVJy)

469 The more I hear about this, the more I think we lucked out and uncovered a Dem dirty trick early enough to defuse it.

Yep, we sure dodged a bullet with this.

Posted by: pep at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (YXmuI)

470 @431. I'm fairly certain it is not passive-agressive support. You can only say so many times that it is necessary for a guy to resign. At some point, you have to deal with the battlefield as it is, not as you want it to be. (You are probably saying to yourself that is the point). I will grant you that this may cost one Senate seat. Hard to believe it will cost another. We will see. Yes he may have made the national race tougher, but that somewhat depends on the guys playing the game. We have seen the MSM overblow a meme to the dems detriment. We have seen Obama misplay full house. We have also seen Romney/Ryan turn a perceived disadvantage into an advantage. When no one in the conservative media or in the party is supporting this guy or his statement, I think it is much harder for the media to play this card. It just seems weak.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (gmeXX)

471 Meanwhile, Missouri is irrelevant to the repeal of Obamacare because Paul Ryan just lost Wisconsin vote by waving a Terrible Towel.

Let the garment rending begin.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ slurpin' onna 32oz fountain drink at August 21, 2012 12:34 PM (/kI1Q)

472 ZOMG! STUPID FUCKING SOCONS!!!


Posted by: HeatherRadish™, summarizing the rest of the thread at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (/kI1Q)

STAGE 5 CLUSTERFUCK PANIC!!!111!!!1 THE REPUBLIC IS DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!
/sarc

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 12:34 PM (da5Wo)

473 Yep, we sure dodged a bullet with this.
Posted by: pep at August 21, 2012 12:33 PM (YXmuI)

Yep, missed our hand and hit our chest.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:34 PM (9TTOe)

474 His tea is pretty good. I bought some for the plant and the rank and file seemed to enjoy it.

Perhaps we can get Akin his own call in talk show, a la Frasier. He can have my beagle.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at August 21, 2012 12:34 PM (Ec6wH)

475 And now I say, what a mess, and why don't we have people to train new candidates so they won't say stupid stuff?


Posted by: Miss Marple

Exactly my point, as well.

But I'm not surprised how backward the local politicians can seem to a nationally homogenized audience. (Remember the trouncing given the Palins from Republican Noonan-Cheney-Bush insiders, every bit as cruel by nuance as the vicious Democrat attacks.) You'd think the country club party wouldn't exhibit throwbacks for votes. Smug elitists don't need training, and aren't about to open the door for wannabes. So why would the RNC have a program in place, a clinic for novice national candidates? Why would the Republican Leadership want to be tainted by having associated, even in a clinical setting, with "unproven" novices? Palin, for example, could take on that challenge if she's dissatisfied only playing the cheerleader, and wants to prove effective organizational skills while benefiting new candidates with "basic training" in public decorum discussing the Republican agenda. This is really a state Republican Party responsibility. The Tea Party candidates, at least, have learned that the Republican Party is not supportive of States Rights. It was founded to make the federal powers excessive leading through the Civil War. All talk to the contrary is condemned as "looney". Of course, the Democrats and Progressives have merged with Marxists to destroy sovereignty, the latest abuse dissolving all Rule of Law, aided by previous Republican administrative legacies since Reagan's assassination attempt.

That was then, this is now.

Beyond proving how far stupidity permeates the Republican Party, Akin illustrates the lack of Republican Leadership and ORGANIZATION, the lack of coordination, the tenuous if not absent party agenda which yet remains nebulous.

Build the platform first. Then candidates AND voters know what it is they stand on.

WE BUILT THIS

Posted by: panzernashorn at August 21, 2012 12:34 PM (BAnPT)

476 462 soothsayer,

well thank God Rush perfected that media control ray I gave him my failed prototype for...

Now we control the MSM.

If Romney and the GOP use my "Obama Linen Closet" line of attack I will shave my head by way of apology to moron nation.....


it'll shut them up.....

otherwise like I said....thanks for the ray gun Rush

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:34 PM (LRFds)

477 See willow? There's hope for civilization yet and it starts here at the HQ.

Posted by: ErikW at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (GFsvW)

478 At this point I think we need Biden to pull down his pants and fart the national anthem/

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (r2PLg)

479 I have "God's magic defense" against being forced out of the race.

Posted by: Todd Akin, not going anywhere at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (WHbTd)

480 Just came back. Haven't read the thread. I see it's now over 460.
I think the morons deserve an open thread.

Posted by: teej at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (PNi9V)

481 Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:32 PM (UEEex)

Does MO allow write-in candidates?

Posted by: Hrothgar (Dagny Aficionado ) at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (rI5Q7)

482 You know, the romney/ryan team got right in there talking about medicare. Few expected them to do that, think even the BO team was caught off guard.

Maybe romney/ryan owing to this incident want to have this conversation too.

I mean, if the dems are going to vote in their opponents and fund them, heck this is probably not the only one they did this with, there's bound to be another one or two or three down the road. So manybe romney/ryan know this and are going to neuter the rest by just coming out and having the discussion.

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (oZfic)

483 I think a bunch of conservatives should protest outside of Todd McRapewitch's campaign headquarters and demand that he resign. Maybe then he'll get a clue.

Added bonus: the media can't claim the GOP is fine-and-dandy with his remarks.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (oxqtW)

484 Had enough food inflation yet? No, F the poor says Obastard:

http://tinyurl.com/8v8m8p3

Posted by: Guy Mohawk, reminding everybody we are boned at August 21, 2012 12:36 PM (O1BLm)

485 471 Heather Radish,

Yup and everyone knows that the recall were 85 days or less before the election right?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:36 PM (LRFds)

486 I'm starting to think the GOP losing Indiana in 2008 was less of a fluke and more of a dark foreshadowing....

Was more of a fraud.
http://is.gd/4Qx2YM

But that fraud is clearly the Republican candidates' fault, just like the fraud in Minnesota was Coleman's fault, according to what I read here yesterday.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ slurpin' onna 32oz fountain drink at August 21, 2012 12:36 PM (/kI1Q)

487 "Yes unfortunately i do.The media will focus on the war on woman to drive
enough % down for romney support and the lack of air time to romney
ryan because this shit will consume all the oxygen"

You think they weren't going to already?

$180M can buy a lot of air time.

I respectfully suggest that you give it a rest. I'm tired of three days of this shit. You are wrong.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 12:36 PM (ZJNI6)

488 Here is the Sword.. Rush is setting up the blow..

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:36 PM (YKUmW)

489 Akin: said something catastrophically idiotic; I can forgive that, we're all idiots at some point. But NOW he is deliberately choosing to damage his state, his party, his country. I can not forgive that.

Posted by: bill_in_kennesaw at August 21, 2012 12:37 PM (Bjrso)

490 395
Rush is focusing on what was said, not THAT he said it.
Big mistake.


Posted by: navybrat

Rush kinda jumped the shark with his lead-tongued bit about Sandra Fluke. There were many, many ways to impugn her without being so ham-handed as to call her a slut.

Posted by: SFGoth at August 21, 2012 12:37 PM (dZ756)

491 oh well, I was planning on give a good chunk of $$ to Claire's opponent, she can do that herself, she sure did in the primaries. Not giving this Akin idiot a cent.
She's getting reelected. Gotta give her credit for her political ruthlessness. Didn't think there would be any chance of her getting reelected, looks like she is.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:37 PM (ACkhT)

492 Sven, my response to your moderate-bambi comment would be this. Moderate-bambi has no clue who Akin is. Moderate-bambi is not focused on the election right now. If there is one saving grace to this episode, it is that Akin made the statement now. Imagine if there were pictures of him at the convention. Romney and Ryan and Brown and all the other candidates have plenty of time to work up a response to the inevitable question. The MSM can only carry a meme for so long.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:37 PM (gmeXX)

493 Someoone clarify the following scenario, please:
1) Write-in beats Akin, comes in second,
2) McCaskill < 50%.
Thanks

Posted by: ZBBMcFate at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (WpKc0)

494 489: EXACTLY.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (oxqtW)

495 "The importance of this election..it is larger than any one candidate..what is best for the country?"

The sword is falling..

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (NYdB8)

496 463 is right!

Posted by: Howard Johnson at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (YmPwQ)

497 Another poll. More pissing and moaning. And, no Stripper Poll Graphic. Dammit.

Posted by: CAC ATTACK !!! at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (yn6XZ)

498 vote by waving a Terrible Towel.

_____________


Oooh did he?

Let me do a a Jake Tapper twitter impression-

FACT: Steeler Nation has the most displaced fans across America.

Pittsburgh's economy went tits up earlier than most.

Steeler fans are military, retired military and dispersed across the nation.

FACT: Steeler's have the most FEMALE fans of any football team.

FACT: Steelers rule . (okay, okay went obnoxious there times ten.)

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (r2PLg)

499 Hi ladies, I'm Gods Little Shield. Remember - if teh rapes happen to you I'm here to help. I can just, you know, shut the whole thing down.

Fairy Magic makes it possible, so you might be burned at the stake for using me, but at least you won't need teh abortion so you'll go to heaven.

Thank you, and have a good day!

Posted by: Gods Little Shield at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (fRlaj)

500 486 Heather Radish,

You are the IN GOP, Gary is right next to Chicago. You did not have funds and lawyers in place to investigate 133% turnout. The evidence things were amiss happens two years later.

Yeah the GOP may bear little blame here in Indiana on that one bud.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (LRFds)

501 Time to go to offense. If he's tying Akins to Ryan, arc-weld him to Pelosi, Wright, Rezko, the Muslim Brotherhood...everything wrong with the world. Show the connections in stark contrast. Make sure even a fool can tell if it's going wrong, Obama makes it worse.

We're stuck with the indefensible--so don't bother. Best defense, after all.

When all else fails, raise hell.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, New Caprica City DMV at August 21, 2012 12:38 PM (GBXon)

502 408 ...Unfortunately this happened so close to the deadline as Akin hasn't had time to go through the 7 stages of grief. He will get out eventually.

Cornered politicians will sometimes attempt to damage their party/individuals in their party and I could see that as one of his motives for lingering.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at August 21, 2012 12:39 PM (YjDyJ)

503 Rush: Akin needs to put the Country ahead of everything else.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:39 PM (0q2P7)

504 Rush is applying the hammer to Akin. This election too important. He must put nation and its future ahead of everything else.

Posted by: Lady in Black at August 21, 2012 12:39 PM (lTVJy)

505 Rush dropped the hammer on him and told him to "do what is best for the country" and allow us to win the Senate, House and Presidency.

Posted by: DeusExMachina at August 21, 2012 12:39 PM (6RTwM)

506 Todd Akin on Dana Loesch Show at 12:30 CST.

Posted by: Steff McKee at August 21, 2012 12:39 PM (Gszws)

507 Maybe Dana can talk some sense to him. Of course she did try to stick up for him a bit when this First hit the fan.As Bender would say if this guy stays in "We're boned."
Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at August 21, 2012 12:27 PM (W2Z3C)
**
Talk sense into him?! I'd wring his fuckin neck!

Posted by: dananjcon at August 21, 2012 12:40 PM (eavT+)

508 Rush: Akin needs to understand what is good for the country and make the right decision.


Now he's bashing Bambi for holding a press conference on Akin.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 12:40 PM (X6akg)

509 RUSH just said

"what Mr Akin needs to realize is that all of the things he cares about will be easier if we win the senate and whitehouse. He must put the nation and his future ahead of everything else he is considering"

A very polite GET THE FUCK OUT

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:40 PM (ovpNn)

510 Does MO allow write-in candidates?


Posted by: Hrothgar (Dagny Aficionado ) at August 21, 2012 12:35 PM (rI5Q7)

I don't know, Hrothgar, but doesn't every state allow write ins? Sorry I can't be more exact than that.Write-in would take a monumental organization, since MO is many times bigger than Alaska.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:40 PM (UEEex)

511 Yup and everyone knows that the recall were 85 days or less before the election right?

I'm not sure you understand the seriousness of Ryan's gaffe here. This should enlighten you: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2006/02/seething_midwes.html

The only thing he could have done that would have been more detrimental to Romney winning WI is show up wearing a Jim McMahon sweatband. But there's still time, I guess.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ slurpin' onna 32oz fountain drink at August 21, 2012 12:41 PM (/kI1Q)

512 Did anyone notice I called a press conference to bravely take a stand against rape yesterday?

That's called courage, my adoring peons.

Posted by: President Deep Thoughts at August 21, 2012 12:41 PM (xr29d)

513 501 Brother Cavil,

and I have no doubt we here in moron nation will on a word of mouth level....but is it enough?

If Romney shows the cunning and will I was over the top in praising I think we get a blowout to end all blowouts, but we all have to line up and push.

We ARE right and we are as a party closer to the true middle but we have a HIGH hill to climb in the M$M....

Akin leaving doesn't change any of that but does increase the ease of what has to happen for us to win....that's my point.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:41 PM (LRFds)

514 "Now he's bashing Bambi for holding a press conference on Akin."
Tami, it was planned, Akin's idiotic words gave Barry the perfect openly, notice it was the FIRST question asked, but some Obot reporter no doubt.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:41 PM (ACkhT)

515 #503 Wow, what an adult thing to say.

OK, jeremiah concern troll, that's your cue.

Now, back to (screaming ninnyism about) Akin!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Prolific Concern Troll Amerikka at August 21, 2012 12:41 PM (qZXps)

516 Akin on Dana Loesch at 12:35 central time.

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2012 12:41 PM (imtbm)

517 Oh God, can someone bribe Dana with something awesome to convince Akin to drop out? She's, like, his last delusional supporter.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:41 PM (oxqtW)

518 A lot of folks turned rush off in disgust but now it seems he's heading in the direction of asking akin to "do the right thing".

but, not before he pins the reason for the presser by surprise yesterday on akin's comments.

And really I thought it was to tell us about hottie yoder naked in the lake,

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:42 PM (oZfic)

519 The sword is meeting the neck.. "he (Akin) makes a stumbling, stupid comment.."

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:42 PM (NYdB8)

520
via hotair

Looks like Claire's ace in the hole isn't answering his phone:
"The national Republicans are feeling a little frustrated. not only do they not
have any persuasive arguments that have worked so far but they’re having trouble
finding him or reaching him. They’re not in dialogue with him as they might be
with a normal party nominee. For a lot of them, the key is Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee’s endorsement probably did a fair amount to get him the nomination in
that three-way fight and he’s seen as a possible bridge, if he’s willing to, to
go to the Congressman and say, look, you got to get off this. It’s increasingly
likely, despite, Joe, your prediction and mine from earlier, that they’re not
going to get him out today. He’s got a poll that he’s touting to people that
shows the race is still close. he wants to put this new ad on the air that shows
him apologizing profusely. And so, they can’t reach him, they don’t have any
good arguments, and he’s determined to fight on. "

Posted by: Fresh at August 21, 2012 12:42 PM (O7ksG)

521 511 HR,

unless of course it is from the time in McMahon's life he was a packer?

//confused?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:42 PM (LRFds)

522 Anyone else having trouble with this state-of-the-art site?

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 12:43 PM (X6akg)

523 I heard some of Obama's "impromptu" presser yesterday. I thought it was a raher tepid condemnation of Akin. Wondering if he's buying into the Dems-go-easy-on-him strategy.
But mostly it seemed as if he's washing his hands of it. Or leaving it to the Super PACs.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 21, 2012 12:43 PM (YmPwQ)

524 http://tinyurl.com/cltmr8z
"A quick on-the-road communication from a longtime D.C. political operative rips the cover off of what is being reported as a surprise visit by President Barack Obama to the daily White House press briefing. This was no surprise visit – it was a carefully planned and staged event with the complicit cooperation of White House approved media figures all intended to gain political points by reigniting the now old and tired “war on women” ploy.
....................."

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:43 PM (ACkhT)

525 This is how a professional deals with something like this.

Note that it does not include three solid days of WE-ARE-DOOMED Defeatist Bullshit.

Posted by: Rush Limbaugh at August 21, 2012 12:43 PM (qZXps)

526 Link to Dana's show?

Posted by: Serious Cat's Mom at August 21, 2012 12:44 PM (zrpqj)

527 502 Miss80s Baby,

I agree...

He is angry we are not covering down by ALL hopping on the grenade and letting him stand on "what's right"

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (LRFds)

528 "He’s got a poll that he’s touting to people that shows the race is still close. "
Must be the PPP poll that has +9% repubs in their polling samples.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (ACkhT)

529 Anyone else having trouble with this state-of-the-art site?
Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 12:43 PM (X6akg)


Threads always take longer to load and are slower to scroll for me when they start getting into the upwards-of-500-comments territory. But that's pretty standard for me. What're you experiencing?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (4df7R)

530 I can be accused of rape, have God knows how many affairs, but hey baby, I'm Bill Fucking Clinton and I am a god in the Democratic party. The funny thing is my wife is a hero to the feminists, even though through our entire marriage all she's done about my affairs is role over and take it.

Posted by: Bill "Bubba" Clinton at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (/YJYi)

531 You did not have funds and lawyers in place to investigate 133% turnout.

I see you didn't read the article; it wasn't about Gary. (In 2008, I was living under the tyrannical rule of Diamond Jim Doyle and Russ Pinko Feingold...please don't blame me for anything that happened in Indiana in 2008.)

Yeah the GOP may bear little blame here in Indiana on that one bud.

Yup, exactly, it's always the victim's fault. Sven Akin, is it?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ slurpin' onna 32oz fountain drink at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (/kI1Q)

532 515 (qZXps)

zzz

I am contributing the to conversation.

You are spending your time attacking another poster.

If you want an autograph just ask.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (ovpNn)

533 Holy shit this is awesome-

http://tinyurl.com/9xfmw2p

You tuber video Ryan in Pittsburgh.

Huge--

WE BUILT THIS sign.

Music-

We're not going to take it!

Ryan waves the Terrible Towel-

crowd burst into adaptation of Steeler Nation chant-

Here We Go Ryan--Here We Go!

(everyone has that chant..heh.)

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (r2PLg)

534 Please, somebody phony up some pics of Akin with a boy. You know what they say, better a dead girl than a live boy.

Posted by: SFGoth at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (dZ756)

535 First a Moby with a role at the convention, and now a Moby on the ticket in MO. Just how far have the Dems infiltrated our side?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (eoedh)

536 "I never said Romney didn't pay his taxes, but it'd be nice if he started paying his taxes."

"I never said Romney killed an old woman with cancer, but it'd be nice if he quit killing ladies with cancer."

"I never said Romney thinks women have magical vaginas and believes that most rape is not REAL rape, but Akin did."

Posted by: Preznit O at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (oxqtW)

537 Golden Nugget Casino falls prey to Akin's anti-gambling extremism: http://is.gd/LdkSsv

Posted by: Gerry at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (JKq+J)

538 525 Rush Lumbar,

Yessir...now Mr. Pro teleport the guy back to MO from OH please?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (LRFds)

539 There are no rapes in Iran.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:46 PM (TULs6)

540 DoJ approves new voter-ID law in Virginia

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 12:46 PM (qZXps)

541 Older politicians get cantakerous. With younger ones, you can promise them a future. I still maintain he will resign. It ill still have taken place within a pretty short time window. Things like this do take some time.

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:46 PM (gmeXX)

542 As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined this topic, and it's not only merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead!

... until the next fucking non-update...

Posted by: The Munchkin Coroner at August 21, 2012 12:46 PM (Q/1Jp)

543 *sees King's comments*
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.

Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 12:46 PM (hlgXA)

544 #204 and now the rumor mill says he is in Ohio's capital hiding so he can't be made to do it....

Obviously he missed the point of the whole David/Goliath story. I'm beginning to think he's been bought, too.

Posted by: 56 and loving RR at August 21, 2012 12:47 PM (e9kQC)

545 Don't politicians get flawed candidates to step aside with the promise of a cushy job anymore?

What's his pet issue? Set'em up a nice think tank in Missoura where he champion it. (Nothing to do with abortion, thank you.) Or a corporate job. Or feaking college lecturer. Anything. Do this old school.

Posted by: CJ at August 21, 2012 12:47 PM (9KqcB)

546 Link to The Dana Show, 97.1 St Louis:

http://is.gd/EmrtNG

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:47 PM (UEEex)

547 Yes, forget defeatist bullshit.

And Todd Akin must go.

The two sentiments are not mutually exclusive, at all.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 12:48 PM (csi6Y)

548 Posted by: SFGoth at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (dZ756)

I think it depends on how young she is!

Posted by: Roman Polanski at August 21, 2012 12:48 PM (2b4yb)

549 539
There are no rapes in Iran.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:46 PM (TULs6)

There are no gay people either. That is entirely an American phenomenon.

Posted by: Ahmadinejad at August 21, 2012 12:48 PM (/YJYi)

550 It seems like rush is having a lovely time this afternoon straddling the fence and really not saying anything.

Wow, there is truly an art to that.

Can't believe someone who isn't a dem/lib has perfected saying everything and saying nothing like that. Man, that's impressive. I mean he could now go up against carville and win.

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:48 PM (oZfic)

551 531 HR,

You brought up Indy's fraud in riposte to "is IN doomed for GOP"...

I don't disagree with the point you were making, IN is safe I was however pointing out the IN situation. The turnout, especially indexed to the Census of 2010 says that either 1/3d of several precincts are on the XFiles residency plan or there was fraud. Gary Indiana is always a problem here, ergo.....

"you get hurt multiple times you are moving from victim to sucker"

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:48 PM (LRFds)

552 I am contributing to the conversation...by fap fap fapping to every negative nugget I can find on Akin, when I am not sobbing uncontrollably over the fate of the GOP, the nation and humanity itself.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Prolific Concern Troll Amerikka at August 21, 2012 12:48 PM (qZXps)

553
Does MO allow write-in candidates?


Looks like yes, but that route always hard to pull off.

Better would be to go on the printed ballot as an Independent candidate, which appears to require 10,000 signatures, but I'll be damned if I can figure out the deadline to file for that.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (kdS6q)

554 China is Saber rattling against Japan. That's a little bigger than rapegate.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (9TTOe)

555 This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
The Senate, so close. Right there. The Presidency. More house seats.

Maybe...maybe we just aren't meant to govern at all.

This can't be happening...

Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (hlgXA)

556 Question for ya. Why has PPP started oversampling Republicans in their polls? Missouri was pretty egregious, but they oversampled R's in Colorado recently and did so with their new poll in Wisconsin, unless Wisconsin is suddenly 32/34/34 D/R/I.

Posted by: not neo just conservative at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (MNXL5)

557 Out of curiosity, why is he in Ohio in the first place?

Posted by: SH at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (gmeXX)

558 Rush has lowered the boom.. "Do what is right for the country.."

It was a little tepid but, it will build in through the show..

Posted by: catman at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (YKUmW)

559 543 *sees King's comments*
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
This can't be happening.
Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 12:46 PM (hlgXA)

************

UPTHREAD

RYAN IN PITTSBURGH check out the video

What have you ben saying about-PA?

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (r2PLg)

560 King's comments?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at August 21, 2012 12:50 PM (eoedh)

561 >>>He is angry we are not covering down by ALL hopping on the grenade and letting him stand on "what's right"

Except what he said wasn't "what's right" and if you are going to say insensitive sh*t as a conservative, your facts had better be beyond question. In this case his facts are just wrong. I don't have to stand for that level of industrial strength incompetence.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:50 PM (0q2P7)

562 "I never said Romney didn't pay his taxes, but it'd be nice if he started paying his taxes.""I never said Romney killed an old woman with cancer, but it'd be nice if he quit killing ladies with cancer."

"I never said Republican rhetoric led to the shooting of Rep. Giffords, but it'd be nice if those people would tone down their murderous rhetoric."

Posted by: CJ at August 21, 2012 12:50 PM (9KqcB)

563 544 56 ad loving RR,

Yup either his ego is so dense we could run a power station with a lib of equal power to act as a magnetic cylinder sheath or he was bought....

nothing else makes sense.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:50 PM (LRFds)

564 There are no gay people either. That is entirely an American phenomenon.
Correct.

In accordance with Allah's will women can only become pregnant by hiding in wells.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:50 PM (TULs6)

565 China is Saber rattling against Japan. That's a little bigger than rapegate.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (9TTOe)

This Admin has made a conscious effort to ignore foreign policy to the detriment of the western world

Posted by: The Mob at August 21, 2012 12:51 PM (05RcU)

566 So, Dems give Akin money and support in the primaries.
He gets the nomination.
He sabotages his own campaign.
Refuses to step down.
.... Dems win in the general.

How legit was this guy's candidacy, in the first place??

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:51 PM (oxqtW)

567 I've got a well you can hide in.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at August 21, 2012 12:51 PM (qZXps)

568 Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 12:49 PM (hlgXA)

Dude, stop hyperventilating. Do you need a paper bag or something?

This shit is going to be over by the end of the week, either when it loses traction because it's a cup of weak tea bullshit or when someone kicks Akin's ass hard enough that he regretfully resigns his candidacy.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 12:51 PM (csi6Y)

569 561 MtM,

Oh I agree, I assure you it is why I knew at once he had to say "Goodnight Irene" and shat on his first "apology". Oh well this will be less a matter for angst in about 5hrs, 10min anyway....

how you doing?

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:51 PM (LRFds)

570 SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention; Secret Service in Tampa say they are Biden advance -- he's coming Monday or Tuesday... Developing...

Drudge?

Posted by: The Mob at August 21, 2012 12:51 PM (05RcU)

571 I think the theme music is Twisted Sister's-

We're Not Going to Take It!

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:52 PM (r2PLg)

572 566 So, Dems give Akin money and support in the primaries.
He gets the nomination.
He sabotages his own campaign.
Refuses to step down.
.... Dems win in the general.

How legit was this guy's candidacy, in the first place??
Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:51 PM (oxqtW)

And everyone's ego is hurt cause no one saw this, no one saw it coming.

But you have to assume, if this is what did indeed occur, that it's occurring elsewhere too and the little planted seeds will erupt in the month of October ...

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 12:52 PM (oZfic)

573 What, the terrible towel thing?

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at August 21, 2012 12:52 PM (YmPwQ)

574 557 SH,

God told him the Buckeyes are in practice and he'll finish his directive there at 605pm local time....

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:53 PM (LRFds)

575 Oh for fucks sake, CAC.

Do the math, how many seats do we need? How many seats are vulnerable for the Dems?

We don't need MO. You hate to lose a gimme, but it hardly merits "The Senate, so close. Right there. The Presidency. More house seats."

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 12:53 PM (ZJNI6)

576 OT: the twitter feed "FoxNation" isn't bad and it's got a bit of Moron to it, too. (the nude Natalie Portman is what led me to it, natch)

Posted by: t-bird at August 21, 2012 12:53 PM (FcR7P)

577 557
Out of curiosity, why is he in Ohio in the first place?

Posted by: SH

He heard there was a magic vagina in the shape of mother teresa's face that could ward off legitimate rape pregnancy and wanted to cut a compaign spot with it.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 12:53 PM (ovpNn)

578 Akin won't quit, he's an idiot. He's also a politician, which is synonymous for egotists, so he won't take anybody else's advice. By the time he figures out for himself that he's toast it will be too late. What a clusterf**k.

Posted by: Socratease at August 21, 2012 12:53 PM (iVBDH)

579 Threads always take longer to load and are slower to
scroll for me when they start getting into the upwards-of-500-comments
territory. But that's pretty standard for me. What're you experiencing?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:45 PM (4df7R)


Keeps timing out on refresh.

Posted by: Tami at August 21, 2012 12:53 PM (X6akg)

580 The libs love rape when it's Bill Clinton doing the raping.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (vg8iE)

581 572 CP,

No you're wrong a LOT of us saw this coming.

You do grasp what this means as time goes on?

You better overthrow Capitalism soon or our next gen will run rings around your robot army.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (LRFds)

582 562- "I never said Romney committed a felony, but I hear the feds don't like it when Romney commits felonies."

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (oxqtW)

583 Has someone tweeted these corrected PPP numbers to Dana Loesch?

Posted by: lael at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (GMdhU)

584 China is Saber rattling against Japan. That's a little bigger than rapegate.

No it's not, Japan started it.

At least, Japanese activists started it. It's nothing.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (TULs6)

585

this is the one and only post on this worn-out topic that is in the least persuasive.

R+9?????? And he leads by a point??????

that's absurd

Posted by: imp at August 21, 2012 12:55 PM (UaxA0)

586 Paul Ryan wants rape to be fiscally sustainable.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:55 PM (TULs6)

587 Seems King sidestepped the comments. What did he say wrong, other than not condemning Akin?

http://is.gd/47iaWs

I can't see the video, so if it's different than the article, that's my disconnect.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 12:55 PM (UEEex)

588 WH TELLS REPORTERS WHAT TO ASK

Drudge

Shocka?

Posted by: The Mob at August 21, 2012 12:55 PM (05RcU)

589 573 What, the terrible towel thing?
_____________________

Ya Ryan in Pittsburgh means PA is in play-


campaign cash is one thing--but the candidate's time is finite.

Obama spent three days in Iowa now this-

Ryan in Pittsburgh--Allegheny Co.

http://tinyurl.com/9xfmw2p

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (r2PLg)

590 With all due respect to everyone here, I truly, honestly think this is being blown a thousand times out of proportion. It was a mind-numbingly stupid comment, and Akin should drop out of the race because of it, but I'm not going to stick a fork in our chances of re-taking the White House and the Senate just because an idiot in MO said something only an idiot would say. I know the Senate race was a shoe-in before this idiot stuck his foot squarely in his mouth, and that every toss-up Senate race is vital in this election, but the hysteria I've seen from our side over this has been insane. A series of strong denunciations from the blogosphere and whatever right-leaning media there are, followed by some phone calls to Akin's campaignfrom political heavyweights telling him to step aside, should have been all this story warranted.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (4df7R)

591 Mitt Romney thinks rape is right for Massachusetts but not for the rest of the country.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (TULs6)

592 What? You got a problem with me?

Posted by: Senator by the Grace of God Todd Akin at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (qZXps)

593 i was listening to Huckabee and he was talking about the Right piling on him even though "HE SAID HE WAS SORRRRRY."

of course, this isn't a church confession and that doesn't really matter. if Obama said he was sorry about the "you didn't build that" comment would the GOP say "well OK, we'll let it slide." noop. yet Mr. Huckabee wants us all to be sensitive to his feelings like it makes a damn difference.

Posted by: JParker at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (60GaT)

594 Hi ladies I'm Gods Little Shield. I'm the magic fairy force that protects you from teh Legitimate Rape Sperms.

Today lets talk about the difference between "Legitimate Rape" and "Illegitimate Rape".

Legitimate Rape happens at your place after dinner, drinks and a movie. Illegitimate Rape happens at the bus stop or the YMCA. Knowing the difference can help you identify the rape sperms that you have come in contact with.

And knowing is half the battle!

Posted by: Gods Little Shield at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (fRlaj)

595 China is Saber rattling against Japan. That's a little bigger than rapegate.

No it's not, Japan started it.

At least, Japanese activists started it. It's nothing.
Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (TULs6)

Oh this is about that island shit--yeah no biggie

Posted by: The Mob at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (05RcU)

596 591 Entropy,

Mitt Romney's encouragement of Rape led to an 87% increase during his time in MASS!


/Fauxohontas

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:57 PM (LRFds)

597 PPP Piss Poor Polling

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 21, 2012 12:57 PM (nTgAI)

598 Biden invited to RNC to do his step 'n fetchit routine, to heighten enthusiasm of black Republicans and help GOTV.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at August 21, 2012 12:57 PM (PH+2B)

599 At least, Japanese activists started it. It's nothing.
Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (TULs6)

You know what's something? Our non Akin comments. That's something *high five*

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (9TTOe)

600 593 Jparker,

When there's a smart play to be made you can count on HuckaBuck to the rescue....

for the other side.

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (LRFds)

601 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (4df7R)


^^^^^^^^^^

YES. 1000x

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (csi6Y)

602 How about a list of any organizations still $$$ backing him so we can spend a few hours on the phone.

Posted by: Shiggz Roketsturgeon at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (RfvTE)

603 Akin needs to understand if he steps down he might have a future after he rehabs his image. If he stays on, he poisons the well forever. Because his entire party will run from him, while team D will do their darnedest to try and make us claim him.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (0q2P7)

604 Why am I going to Tampa?

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (qZXps)

605 Get a grip, folks. This is meant to demoralize us.

Find another way. Akin's just going to dig in his heels. That's why he got singled out for this, and we can't change that now.

Whining about the mountain doesn't turn it into a meadow. Find another way. We can still do this.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, New Caprica City DMV at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (GBXon)

606 @9 The Greatness......That Is....Zach Greinke.

As an Angels fan, I must say, "Huh?"

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at August 21, 2012 12:59 PM (IlZPo)

607 Winning PA and WI would be a nice consolation prize if we lose MO Senate.

If only for me to say , toldyaso.

You have to understand though - I have a savant like obsession with electoral races and numbers. So watching a race swing from 10pts in our favor to 10 pts against has me a bit...

...this can't be happening.

Posted by: CAC at August 21, 2012 12:59 PM (hlgXA)

608 Governor ROOOMMMMNEY, what about Akin's gaffes? Governor ROOOMMMNEY, what about the RAPE VICTIMMMS?

Posted by: Press Whores at August 21, 2012 12:59 PM (/Mla1)

609 This shit is going to be over by the end of the week, either when it loses traction because it's a cup of weak tea bullshit or when someone kicks Akin's ass hard enough that he regretfully resigns his candidacy.

Posted by: Yoshi


Dude, he has four hours to pull his head out of his ass ... we aren't Democrats, we have to follow the rules. Huckabee better find another 10 electoral votes and another Senate seat to backfill this mess.

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2012 12:59 PM (WkuV6)

610 Posted by: JParker at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (60GaT)

Yeah what people don't get is that we can forgive but that doesn't mean everything's going to be A-OK.

This is a pretty consistent principle everywhere, it's a little amazing it has to be iterated again for Certain Fuckin Doomabee's benefit.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:00 PM (csi6Y)

611 Yet another AOSHQ consumer sentiment poll:

100%: Mike Huckabee is an oxygen thief

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 01:00 PM (qZXps)

612 603 MtM,

the fact that evidently neither he nor his advising team thought that through means he is better off gone anyway....

of course when you have Barack T. Huckabuck on the horn saying, "you evil Fiscons he said he WAS SORRRYYY!" things get tougher....

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:00 PM (LRFds)

613 Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2012 12:59 PM (WkuV6)

Shit. Well, option A then.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:00 PM (csi6Y)

614 611 ABM,

well if not 100% at least 99% eh?

*wink*

KHA stop the 1% hehe......

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:01 PM (LRFds)

615 605 - Thank you. Hope n change were shit, but Faith and Hard Work can make miracles. There has to be another way.

Posted by: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain at August 21, 2012 01:01 PM (bj+Nc)

616 Why am I going to Tampa?
Posted by: Joe Biden at August 21, 2012 12:58 PM (qZXps)


Spring Training Joe, Spring Training

Posted by: The Mob at August 21, 2012 01:02 PM (05RcU)

617 I can't believe PPP polled a +9% Repub sample.

The ONLY time they would ever do such a thing.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:02 PM (csi6Y)

618 No it's not, Japan started it. At least, Japanese activists started it. It's nothing.
Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 12:54 PM (TULs6)


I thought it was Chinese activists landing on the island who started it, back on Aug 15?

Well, unless you're counting back to 1895.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 01:02 PM (4df7R)

619 Romney isn't losing Missouri. Anyone trying to make that claim is tossing out bullshit. Worst case scenario is you get ticket splitters.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 01:02 PM (ZJNI6)

620 Has anyone asked what Meghan McCain thinks about all of this?

Because really I think she's the only one left with an untapped opinion.

Posted by: reason at August 21, 2012 01:02 PM (q/kmn)

621 Akin needs to understand if he steps down he might have a future after he rehabs his image

Fuck his future, he is 65. Retire and fish, or take a nice Ambassador job and fade away. And I happen to agree with most of what he said.

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (WkuV6)

622 GREAT post, CAC.

Posted by: Baldy at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (opS9C)

623 605 B cavil,

well we need to turn this anxiety into Pressure on the GOP to go to war with Obama and the Press then....

no answer without "economy" and force them to show they are giving Obama a pass on abortion too

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (LRFds)

624
The Dems are already using Akin as an "example of how Republicans think".

This is *not* about just one Senate seat in Missouri.
The Dems will make sure of that.
Akin has given them a huge gift.....that they will use in every race across the country.

Posted by: wheatie at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (mtRB0)

625 Being forgiven, may make you saved, but it doesn't mean that you should continue to run for office, especially the US Senate!

Posted by: Hrothgar (Dagny Aficionado ) at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (rI5Q7)

626 Posted by: reason at August 21, 2012 01:02 PM (q/kmn)

On the sidebar lol

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (csi6Y)

627 Because really I think she's the only one left with an untapped opinion.


You really think she's got anything left "untapped"?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (da5Wo)

628 I think we need to keep in mind that Akin only got 36% of the primary vote, not 51%+.

More people voted against him than for him.

There is no downside to getting him off the ticket.


Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (imtbm)

629 I just called the NRSC and told them I'd donate $20 to them if Akin dropped out. Increase the pressure. Money talks, bullshit walks. 1-202-675-6000

Posted by: Dang at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (Ky1+e)

630 620
Has anyone asked what Meghan McCain thinks about all of this?



Because really I think she's the only one left with an untapped opinion.

Posted by: reason

Oh No she weighed in already on msnbc or nbc.

her twinkie munching fatness was appropriately shoked and disgusted and pointed to how this was symptematic of the backwards GOP or something.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (ovpNn)

631 620 reason,

when even she is smart enough to figure something out it is scarier than shit....

I read her on the matter and she made sense so either I am completely wrong or even our biggest (ba du dum) retard can see it and he can't or this is dem op

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (LRFds)

632 of course when you have Barack T. Huckabuck on the horn saying, "you evil Fiscons he said he WAS SORRRYYY!" things get tougher....

I think "Well I'm sorry" is what got all those rapists out of prison while Huckleberry was governor, so it's bound to work on him for Akin.

Because when you have the Holy Spirit inside you, it's not rape-rape.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (TULs6)

633 Posted by: wheatie at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (mtRB0)

Those Dems are selling themselves a bridge if they think they can milk this dithering bullshit beyond this week.

PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO BE OUT OF WORK IN NOVEMBER.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (csi6Y)

634 Akin's just going to dig in his heels. That's why he got singled out for this, and we can't change that now.

Whining about the mountain doesn't turn it into a meadow. Find another way. We can still do this.


Fine. Cauterize the wound. Pull all support and endorsements. Make it clear he is off the reservation. We can't make him leave. But we don't have to own him and his dumb ass either.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (0q2P7)

635 666 in this thread better be an awesome post!

Posted by: Hrothgar (Dagny Aficionado ) at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (rI5Q7)

636 Romney wont lose Mo over this... please.. they didnt vote for SCOAMF in '08.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (DGIjM)

637 I have a savant like obsession with electoral races and numbers. So watching a race swing from 10pts in our favor to 10 pts against has me a bit...

____________

So--been there done that.

It's happened before--it'll happen again.

I agree Akin should step down but the reason the media does the "gotcha" questions is because they are so amply rewarded by our disproportionate reaction to it all.

Unfortunately we do have to react more than Democrats because the Liberal media are the referees but we do the circular firing squad to an extreme more than Democrats. The reason for that-we attract people that are less in lock step ideologically than- the party opposite.

Having said all that--our reaction is still disproportionate and illogical and fuels the whole cycle.

Media gets Republican scalp.

Happens all the time.

Posted by: tasker at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (r2PLg)

638 @meredithshiner Blunt, Ashcroft, Bond, Danforth, Talent issue joint statement calling on @ToddAkin to get out of the race. #MOSen

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (YjDyJ)

639 Dave in Fla, your wrong. Now Romney has to spend money and campaign there -- which means he has to field rape questions all day -- which get run by the media nationwide. Romney might just say, fuck it, and go for ten in Minn.

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (WkuV6)

640 The issue here is that Akin staying in DOES demoralize conservatives. It means we have discussions about how we're not all rapists all the way up until election day. AND it fires up Dems- gives them something to talk about.

So don't mind me if I continue to hate Mr. too-legit-to-quit. He's a self-serving bastard for staying in.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (oxqtW)

641 Just wanted to go on record that I did NOT tell Akin he should stay in the race. Don't blame me if he does.

Posted by: God at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (/YJYi)

642 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 12:56 PM (4df7R)

I'm sorry.... but I after reading those sentiments, I must ask you to turn in your rifle, and leave the firing squad....

Posted by: Capt. of the Circular Firing Squad at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (lZBBB)

643 "The Dems are already using Akin as an "example of how Republicans think""

And this is new? It has been used the exact same way in every election since 1976.

On the list of issues of importance to voters in 2012 ABORTION IS DEAD LAST.

And I'm done. I'm tired of the freak out.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (ZJNI6)

644 Of course PPP is a pollster with an agenda. Everyone knows that. They are not legitimate. PPP is just a joke that democrat leftists hope will persist thru November. The joke's on them.

Posted by: Schnack at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (+EXSF)

645 PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO BE OUT OF WORK IN NOVEMBER.
Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (csi6Y)


^^ This! ^^

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (4df7R)

646 624 wheatie,

but if the GOP were smart...hahahahaha they wouldn't be the GOP but if the GOP were smart they can turn this negative into a positive by attacking the collusion between the media and the admin and showing the hypocrisy in the entire GOP being culpable for Akin's errors on abortion but the media never pointing out Obama's and attack

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (LRFds)

647 Seriously, who the fuck is going to care about a Republican head-ass insertion in Missouri when they are working underpaid or outright stuck on unemployment compensation?

Who would be that retarded?

I'll tell you who, the same kind of idiot that we never had a shot of winning.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (csi6Y)

648 From NRO:

A Missouri GOP consultant e-mails that Ann Wagner, currently the Republican candidate in Todd Akin’s congressional district, may trade places with Akin. “The buzz today is there is a last-ditch effort underway involving a swap with Ann Wagner,” the consultant writes. “Wagner is the nominee for Akin’s old congressional district and has long standing connections with many on the state committee given her deep involvement in the Party on the state and national levels. This allows a woman to replace Akin, which almost all agree is the wisest choice and gives Akin an opportunity to stay in public office by running for re-election.”

Posted by: WalrusRex at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (04fgZ)

649 633
Posted by: wheatie at August 21, 2012 01:03 PM (mtRB0)



Those Dems are selling themselves a bridge if they think they can milk this dithering bullshit beyond this week.



PEOPLE ARE STILL GOING TO BE OUT OF WORK IN NOVEMBER.

Posted by: Yoshi

The employment numbers will be released showing significant improvement for the next two months and the one for the week before the election.

they will be revised down the week after along with the previous three reports...dont kid yourself.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (ovpNn)

650

her twinkie munching fatness was
appropriately shoked and disgusted and pointed to how this was
symptematic of the backwards GOP or something.



Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:04 PM (ovpNn)





Loot at me tits. LOOK at me tits! Why won't anyone stare at my tits!?

Posted by: Meggie McCain at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (/YJYi)

651 Just wanted to go on record that I did NOT tell Akin he should stay in the race. Don't blame me if he does.
Posted by: God at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (/YJYi)

Think people are gonna believe you?

Posted by: The Devil at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (05RcU)

652 641 God,

I sort of figured...

it's a big universe....carry on Lord...

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (LRFds)

653 Todd Akin wont drop because of "pride" or "honor" or some other horseshit.

Keep fucking that chicken Todd. There is a higher likelihood of that Facebook stock paying off then him winning.

Posted by: Joe Biden's Rctum Hardly Knew Him at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (7mIFX)

654 Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (oxqtW)

Sigh.... no.... when they ask those questions you just say "my name is not Akin, next?"

Posted by: Capt. of the Circular Firing Squad at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (lZBBB)

655 @meredithshiner Blunt, Ashcroft, Bond, Danforth, Talent issue joint
statement calling on @ToddAkin to get out of the race. #MOSen
===============
Link?

And will it be enough?

Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (imtbm)

656 I thought it was Chinese activists landing on the island who started it, back on Aug 15?

I was/am under the impression it started with Japanese activists landing on the Japanese controlled (but uninhabited?) islands and putting up a Japanese flag.

Then, while not busy tipping over Jap model cars, a bunch of Chinese activists tried to land without permissionand got arrested by the Japanese.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 01:08 PM (TULs6)

657 666?

http://tinyurl.com/9ar6498

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 01:08 PM (da5Wo)

658 So don't mind me if I continue to hate Mr. too-legit-to-quit. He's a self-serving bastard for staying in.
Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 01:05 PM (oxqtW)

Amen, you can chalk me up as a hater as well.

But the effect of this "scandal" has already blown over. It's going to galvanize the shitbirds at Jezebel, but they weren't any different last week.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:08 PM (csi6Y)

659 Jean - Bullshit. He doesn't have to do shit to win Missouri. That state is off the table for Obama, has been for months.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 01:08 PM (ZJNI6)

660 649 JGD,

yeah but people know the economy is in the shitter....the #s are known to be cooked...I dunno if we turn this around on 'em it could work...

but we HAVE TO FIGHT

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (LRFds)

661 I have never heard Danas bumper music, She sells sanctuary by the cult. I love the woman.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (9TTOe)

662 Fine. Cauterize the wound. Pull all support and
endorsements. Make it clear he is off the reservation. We can't make him
leave. But we don't have to own him and his dumb ass either.


Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power!

EXACTLY. If the bastard stays in, our best option is to completely and UNANIMOUSLY disown him. Even better if we can get someone we support to run as an independent. It's worked in the past, it can work here.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (oxqtW)

663 #649 It's a wonder we ever win any election, I guess.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (qZXps)

664 nah

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (ovpNn)

665 Taiwan also lays claim to the islands which are about equidistance due east of Taiwan and China and south of Japan.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (TULs6)

666 oops

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (ovpNn)

667 Take #2



666?



http://tinyurl.com/9ar6498

Posted by: BCochran1981 at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (da5Wo)

668 @626 - Thank you. The list is now complete. Even Meg'n'Mac has chimed in.

And, Todd? Buddy? Pal? When you don't even have Super Generation-Next Future-of-Conservativism Meghan F'ing McCain on your side...it's time to take one of your campaign signs as a memento, turn off the lights, and leave your keys in the landlord's mailbox...

Posted by: reason at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (q/kmn)

669 Mike Huckabee just tweeted: Todd Akin will return to The Mike Huckabee Radio Show in the next 30 minutes to announce his final decision on if he's staying in the race.

Oh please leave. PLEASE LEAVE.

Posted by: John at August 21, 2012 01:09 PM (KSeSW)

670 @GovMikeHuckabee
Todd Akin will return to The Mike Huckabee Radio Show in the next 30 minutes to announce his final decision on if he's staying in the race.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (DGIjM)

671 The issue here is that Akin staying in DOES demoralize conservatives. It means we have discussions about how we're not all rapists all the way up until election day. AND it fires up Dems- gives them something to talk about.

Dems will hop on absolutely anything even mildly negative and turn it into a firestorm. This is not new.


And if someone were to ask me, "Oh, you vote Republican? That means you support rapists!" my simple answer would be, "Don't be absurd, you regressive assclown."

As I always say, don't accept the premise. The regressives and their media fuckwads are bullies; you declaw a bully by dismissing their tactics as childish. Freaking out like this is the end of the g-ddamn world not only buys into the premise, it makes it seem like the premise is legitimate. Sorry, not doing it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (4df7R)

672 The employment numbers will be released showing significant improvement for the next two months and the one for the week before the election.
they will be revised down the week after along with the previous three reports...dont kid yourself.
Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (ovpNn)

No fucking way they can tweak the numbers to the point that it would matter.

Even if they could, people live in this country. They can smell the bullshit just by virtue of breathing. Everyone knows someone out of work, if they aren't out of work themselves.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (csi6Y)

673 I've got a solution for your Akin problem.

Posted by: Dexter Morgan at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (/YJYi)

674 >>>Having said all that--our reaction is still disproportionate and illogical and fuels the whole cycle.


What he said was stupid beyond measure. So monumental was the stupid, you can only see the end of it with Hubble. In a whole first half where Obama was trying to get war on women to stick and couldn't, Akin handed him a 5 gal bucket of 5 min epoxy, mixed 3 minutes ago.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (0q2P7)

675 EVERY FUCKING LIVING REPUBLICAN SENATOR FROM MISSOURI, INCLUDING ULTRA-CON RELIGIOUS STAND-UP DUDE JOHN ASHCROFT, JUST CALLED ON AKIN TO GET OUT OF THE RACE IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT.

I mean, that's major fucking news. Will he tell them to go to hell? Yeah, I kind of think he will. He's Greg Stillson from The Dead Zone. He honestly believes that Jesus is going to save his ass or something.

That and he apparently has a grasping, ambitious bitch of a wife driving him onward.

Posted by: Jeff B. at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (Z2wcK)

676 How can he be on Dana's show and Mikes show at the same time?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (9TTOe)

677 Mike Fuckabee take your god damn moron with you and get the fuck out.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (ovpNn)

678 i'm not gonna predict that it's the End of the World if he stays in. we've got the convention, we've got a bunch of stuff that's gonna happen, do i think this kills Romney-Ryan, obviously not.

the problem is that i think people are underestimating that a decent amount of people have a cultural attachment to their party regardless of the economic news. Obama's whole strategy in this election is to do a reverse-Rove that energizes his base by convincing people that Romney is eeevil, retrograde, out-of-step with "today's America" etc. this doesn't help.

Posted by: JParker at August 21, 2012 01:11 PM (60GaT)

679 Obama/Dem Checklist for setting the 2012 election narrative:

(1) Distract voters from country's economic situation and failure of our policies ... CHECK
(2) Distract voters from VP Biden's stupidity ... CHECK
(3) Focus voters on GOP's "War on Women" ... CHECK
(4) Focus voters on GOP's anti-science attitude ... CHECK
(5) Focus voters on GOP's extremism ... CHECK

Hey, Akin, thanks for giving Obama Co. the ammunition they needed, you fuckface.

Posted by: Slappy at August 21, 2012 01:11 PM (LTbLf)

680 See, this Akin thing is the end of the world, and even if it isn't, well something else will trump everything else that seems to be working in our favor. you know, they'll fake the employment numbers to fool all those people who are either out of work or know people who are out of work that they are not out of work.

Heads they win, tails we lose.

I am a stalwart conservative. Honest.

Posted by: Eeyore the Gosh Darned Prolific Concern Troll at August 21, 2012 01:11 PM (qZXps)

681 Huckabee is national, but Dana is in MO, so I'm not sure who is gonna win that one. Both are on team Akin.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at August 21, 2012 01:12 PM (UEEex)

682 "You really think she's got anything left "untapped"?"

YOU SHUT YOUR FILTHY MOUTH!

Posted by: AllahFappit at August 21, 2012 01:12 PM (q/kmn)

683 670
@GovMikeHuckabee

Todd Akin will return to The Mike Huckabee Radio Show in the next 30
minutes to announce his final decision on if he's staying in the race.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp

I wonder since Fuckabee's radio show ratings are in the toilet if he didnt engineer this second day of crap for ratings for himself.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:13 PM (ovpNn)

684 Posted by: Capt. of the Circular Firing Squad at August 21, 2012 01:07 PM (lZBBB)

Right. Because that's worked so splendidly before. The media just LOVE to take us for our word.

The only way to work this is to completely disown the man, pull all support, find another candidate. Make it clear that the Republican party will have nothing to do with him.

It's not as good as him leaving willingly, but if he's not going to do this the easy way, we might as well do it the hard way.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 01:13 PM (oxqtW)

685 c'mon buddy, you can do it. I got your back and that's what matters.

Posted by: Mike Huckabee backstage with Brother Akin at August 21, 2012 01:14 PM (60GaT)

686 I was/am under the impression it started with Japanese activists landing on the Japanese controlled (but uninhabited?) islands and putting up a Japanese flag.
Then, while not busy tipping over Jap model cars, a bunch of Chinese activists tried to land without permissionand got arrested by the Japanese.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 01:08 PM (TULs6)


I believe the Chinese activists landed there first, and the Japanese activists landed there in subsequent days in counterprotest.

Just days before the Japanese group's landing, five Chinese activists went ashore on the island on Aug. 15 — the anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender. The five and nine others were arrested and quickly deported back to Hong Kong. (From Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/activists-ante-china-japan-isle-dispute-040046572.html)

But who started it really is neither here nor there. China/Japan relations have been simmering near the boiling point for a while now. I don't see it going well, particularly if China's economy starts to collapse like the paper shell it is and they decide a little armed conflict with their hated neighbor would be a good way to distract the masses.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 01:14 PM (4df7R)

687 Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (0q2P7)

Yes. Noting the superlative supremacy of Akin's retardation just proves we have an IQ high enough to, as alexthechick says, breath without flashcards.

If we DIDN'T blow up over what he said, that would be kind of fucked up.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:14 PM (csi6Y)

688 655 "WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt called U.S. Representative Todd Akin’s recent statements 'totally unacceptable' and issued the following joint statement together with former Missouri U.S. Senators John Ashcroft, Kit Bond, John Danforth, and Jim Talent calling for Akin to step aside:

'We do not believe it serves the national interest for Congressman Todd Akin to stay in this race. The issues at stake are too big, and this election is simply too important. The right decision is to step aside.'”

/Time

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at August 21, 2012 01:14 PM (YjDyJ)

689 @683 LOL

Posted by: John at August 21, 2012 01:14 PM (KSeSW)

690 That and he apparently has a grasping, ambitious bitch of a wife driving him onward.
Posted by: Jeff B. at August 21, 2012 01:10 PM (Z2wcK)

Really? Huh, this makes more sense now...

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:15 PM (csi6Y)

691 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 01:14 PM (4df7R)

Another non Akin comment *high five*

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 01:15 PM (9TTOe)

692 If Akin is to be on both Dana's and Huckabee's show, that's not good is it?

That's a "please forgive me, I'm still a good guy, vote for me, we haven't lost yet" tour not a "I'm out" announcement.


Posted by: RoyalOil at August 21, 2012 01:16 PM (imtbm)

693

689
@683 LOL

Posted by: John

I wouldnt put it past him...

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka Wright at August 21, 2012 01:16 PM (ovpNn)

694 Haha, it's because I told this guy to leave without saying the actual words! I am GOP GOD bitchez

Posted by: Rush Limbaugh in the Eyes of Libruls at August 21, 2012 01:16 PM (60GaT)

695
Really? Huh, this makes more sense now...
Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:15 PM (csi6Y)

What are you saying.? Behind every stupid man is a crazy bitch?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 01:16 PM (9TTOe)

696 >>>
See, this Akin thing is the end of the world, and even if it isn't, well
something else will trump everything else that seems to be working in
our favor.

Yeah right. Because telling every woman who ever got pregnant due to being raped that they weren't legitimately raped because hey, if you had been, you wouldn't have gotten pregnant. That's a run of the mill ho-hum this week F* up. Let me give you a hint. If we do that kind of sh*t every week, we will lose.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 01:17 PM (0q2P7)

697 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at August 21, 2012 01:14 PM (4df7R)

Every time I hear news like this, it makes Asian American activism seem even sillier than it really is.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:17 PM (csi6Y)

698 HE says he's on live now...

Posted by: John at August 21, 2012 01:18 PM (KSeSW)

699 Just called Akin's office and there was only voicemail. Explained why I wanted him to withdraw from the race and that it was bigger than him. National implications, the balance of power in the Senate, defeating McCaskill and the smearing of other GOP candidates. And that I would not vote for him in November, nor would I give $ to any republican candidate until this guy backs out of the race.

Which btw, is what I also told the RNC when they conveniently called me shilling for money. Not one dime to anyone unless they're able to get Akins out of the race.

Posted by: tired at August 21, 2012 01:18 PM (wWFt6)

700 Just wanted to go on record that I did NOT tell Akin he should stay in the race. Don't blame me if he does.
Posted by: God at August 21, 2012 01:06 PM (/YJYi)

Axelrod is using burning bushes now?

Posted by: Jean at August 21, 2012 01:18 PM (WkuV6)

701 Eggggcellent.

Posted by: Axel Burns at August 21, 2012 01:20 PM (60GaT)

702 omg he is staying in, that motherfucker...

Posted by: John at August 21, 2012 01:20 PM (KSeSW)

703 I don't see it going well, particularly if China's economy starts to collapse like the paper shell it is and they decide a little armed conflict with their hated neighbor would be a good way to distract the masses.

I don't see that.

If China is gonna start making a fuss (by which I mean invasion of other countries) they ain't gonna start with Japan.

To the extent there is simmering and boiling relations, good. Maybe the Japanese will get off their ass and get more serious about national defense. Animosity toward China can only drive them further toward us.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 01:21 PM (TULs6)

704 696 ... telling every woman who ever
got pregnant due to being raped that they weren't legitimately raped
because hey, if you had been, you wouldn't have gotten pregnant. ...


Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 01:17 PM (0q2P7)
Great point. The above sentence from you I quoted is why the defenders of Akin are as delusional as him. This is how it will be portrayed and how it will be attached for every Republican candidate, including Romney and Ryan. In what is expected to be a close election, you are fuckin' delusional if you don't think it could tilt the results of the election (Presidential, House, and Senate) to Democrats, especially in certain key swing states.

Posted by: Slappy at August 21, 2012 01:21 PM (LTbLf)

705 He is staying in. What a freakin idiot.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at August 21, 2012 01:22 PM (DGIjM)

706 You know romney/ryan might inadvertently give a boost to the economy with people expecting them to be re elected.

But Bo will take credit.

And the person with the list forgot that gas prices will go down the entire month of october.

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 01:22 PM (oZfic)

707 OMG....he is bonkers!!! BATSHIT CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Steff McKee at August 21, 2012 01:24 PM (Gszws)

708 @621 Retire and fish, or take a nice Ambassador job

If he's Ambassador to Vaginastan, it's going to be a dry four years.

Posted by: comatus at August 21, 2012 01:24 PM (qaVK+)

709 I think Aiken could still win, but that's irrelevant. The guy that replaces him WILL win, and it will not hurt the GOP race at large in the process.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 21, 2012 01:24 PM (r4wIV)

710 And the person with the list forgot that gas prices will go down the entire month of october.
Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 01:22 PM (oZfic)

I don't think so. When Israel attacks, not if, when. The straight of Hormuz will be fucked. A middle east shooting war is bad for gas prices.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at August 21, 2012 01:25 PM (9TTOe)

711 What we have here is Macgruber smiling at us while we are screaming to cut the red cord now before the clock expires, and he's just saying, "green? I think you said green."

We are asking a man without the good sense to not say something like this on a tv interview, to have the good sense to step down. This may well be what the fate of obamacare rests on.

Posted by: Dave S. at August 21, 2012 01:25 PM (3R0Zs)

712 dumb piece of chit. Fox says he's staying in.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 01:26 PM (ACkhT)

713 Huck works for the DNC....

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:26 PM (LRFds)

714 so Huckbee, you believe what your buddy Akins beleives? you willing to defend it?

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 01:27 PM (ACkhT)

715 STUNNING DEVELOPMENT: AoS hashtags prove that Meghan McCain is God!

Posted by: Gerry at August 21, 2012 01:28 PM (JKq+J)

716 you have got to be kidding me

Posted by: Filly at August 21, 2012 01:28 PM (flZ3r)

717 It moved.

Posted by: Claire McCaskill at August 21, 2012 01:29 PM (sPO/s)

718 Rep. @ToddAkin tells the Huckabee Radio Show he is staying in the race. "I won the primary."

I hate this fuckin' guy Akin. Yeah, you won the primary, assface. Do you think you would have won the primary if you had made that idiotic "legitimate rape" remark before the voting took place?

Posted by: Slappy at August 21, 2012 01:29 PM (LTbLf)

719 Rush said the words. Get out.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Regular With Full Stomping Power! at August 21, 2012 01:30 PM (0q2P7)

720 "I think Aiken could still win"
I don't think so, google his name, there's a treasure trove of material for Claire and every dem to use. He could have kept it covered and focused on the economy, but with this whole thing, everything he;s said with respect to social issuesin the past will be used.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 01:30 PM (ACkhT)

721 "The more I hear about this, the more I think we lucked out and uncovered a Dem dirty trick early enough to defuse it."
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 21, 2012 12:32 PM (ZJNI6)

^
This.
But she still gets to play the card up her sleeve if we go with the status quo,and there'll be more collateral damage laterwhen she does.

Posted by: 66chevelle at August 21, 2012 01:31 PM (QjSgY)

722 He was bought....he'll get an ambassadorship if Jugssy wins....

Posted by: sven10077 at August 21, 2012 01:31 PM (LRFds)

723 "I won the primary."

I won? Really? You want to go there?

Time for MO to pull a Reverse Lisa Murcowskie on this guy.

Posted by: reason at August 21, 2012 01:32 PM (sPO/s)

724 Huck works for the DNC....

Seriously, keep in mind that dude let a bunch of actual rapists out of prison because they said they were sorry.

tinyurl.com/2h9yyf

These guys who get told by God to run for office suck. I think He's just punking them.

Posted by: entropy at August 21, 2012 01:32 PM (TULs6)

725 Hi Ladies, I'm God's Little Shield. I'm the fairy magic in your vagina that can tell naughty sperm from nice sperm.

Today we are going to talk about how fairy magic identifies the Legitimate Rape Sperm from the sperm deposited by people you love.

All sperm in the vajay-jay must pass by the three-headed dog Cerebreus on it's way to the magic candy-cane forest. Nice sperm will ride a marshmallow down the chocolate river to the tunnel of love. Naughty sperm will be directed to the taffy swamp and get stuck! Wow!

Thanks, and have a nice day!

Posted by: Gods Little Shield at August 21, 2012 01:32 PM (fRlaj)

726 Well, time to pull the plug on Huckabee speaking at the GOP convention, especially if he can't convince Akin to drop out. Huckabee's presence as a key endorser of Akin will only bring further attention to the Akin controversy during the convention.

Posted by: Slappy at August 21, 2012 01:33 PM (LTbLf)

727 Bastard is putting himself before his country.

Sorry, I can't support someone who would make such a statement. I don't care if they do apologize for it. He's an asshole.

Posted by: Book at August 21, 2012 01:33 PM (oxqtW)

728 I think I now have a grudge against any conservative who goes on Huckabee's show from this point on.

Posted by: AD at August 21, 2012 01:33 PM (LtjAz)

729 Posted by: Slappy at August 21, 2012 01:33 PM (LTbLf)

ZOMG Huckster was slated to speak at the convention?

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:34 PM (csi6Y)

730 I'm really beginning to hate this Huckabee fellow. I cannot believe the repubs are going to lose the most winnable seat. What a dumb PO$ Akin is.

Posted by: johnc_ex-democrat at August 21, 2012 01:35 PM (ACkhT)

731
# 640

So don't mind me if I continue to hate Mr. too-legit-to-quit. He's a self-serving bastard for staying in.

Yep. And he's going to be the thousand pound albatross around the neck of the Republican party. It's already starting....I believe there are already a number of stories out this morning trying to tie Akin to Romney...Ryan...the RNC. The left, through their lapdogs in the MSM already have too much power in defining what the news is...and whether Akin is truly sorry, or is guilty of nothing more than a few badly chosen words...they will use this against Republicans all the way through November.

We certainly can't force him to quit...but we can damn sure reinforce the fact that almost every Conservative voice out there, (Other than the amazingly tone deaf Huckadoodle), have condemned him for his remarks, and/or urged him to drop out. It's not the best possible hand of cards we could have been dealt...but since the jackass seems inclined to remain in the race, we have to make of it what we can.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at August 21, 2012 01:37 PM (L7hol)

732 @FixAaron Akin: "Is there a matter of some justice here, that I misspoke one word in one sentence in one day? ... I don't agree with that."

He is testing the GOP leaders to see if they mean what they say.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at August 21, 2012 01:38 PM (YjDyJ)

733 729

ZOMG Huckster was slated to speak at the convention?

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at August 21, 2012 01:34 PM (csi6Y)

Yep:

http://tinyurl.com/937w5c5

Posted by: Slappy at August 21, 2012 01:40 PM (LTbLf)

734 He's on the Dana Show, local radio here in St Louis

http://www.971talk.com/

Click on live streaming.

Posted by: tired at August 21, 2012 01:41 PM (wWFt6)

735 CNBc reported ten minutes ago that he's in it to win it....

Posted by: cynder ella at August 21, 2012 01:42 PM (oZfic)

736 That's what he said during his radio interview.

I've run out of places to send emails or people to call. I'm beyond pissed.

Posted by: tired at August 21, 2012 01:53 PM (wWFt6)

737 608 Governor ROOOMMMMNEY, what about Akin's gaffes? Governor ROOOMMMNEY, what about the RAPE VICTIMMMS?

"I don't think it's appropriate to comment on Akin's gaffes or Bill Clinton's rape victims."

Posted by: Whoever this is, it's definitely not Michael at August 21, 2012 02:03 PM (qA5G4)

738 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at August 21, 2012 02:23 PM (6o4Fb)






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