Todd Akin to appear on Piers Morgan’s show tonight, or maybe not; Update: Not

posted at 8:37 pm on August 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

9 p.m. ET on CNN — if it happens. As I write this, Morgan’s show says he’s booked:

Dana Loesch says he’s not:

Can’t wait for the backstory on the mixed signals. Presumably he was booked at some point and then, after he flailed for 10 minutes on Hannity’s show, his advisors figured out that sending him onto a set with someone who’s openly hostile wouldn’t be smart. Or maybe he made a decision after he was booked to drop out and will be announcing that soon instead? In that case, er, why’s he buying up online ads vowing that he won’t quit? Strange things afoot tonight, no matter what happens on CNN at 9. Here’s your thread for reaction.

While we wait, via Mediaite, here’s Reince Priebus shoving Akin towards the exit with both hands, to the point where he declares flatly that he’d rather not see him show up at the convention. The latest name being kicked around as a possible replacement: Jo Ann Emerson, who’s been elected comfortably to the House by southeastern Missouri for the past 16 years.

Update: Am hearing on Twitter that Morgan’s show opened with a shot of an empty chair and that he called Akin a “gutless little twerp” for canceling. Like I say, can’t wait for the backstory.


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This buy makes Christine O’Donnell look like Marco Rubio.

Mark1971 on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Steelman was my choice between herself, Akin and John Brunner. However, there are two complications with her: First, it’s my understanding she opposes tort reform. Second, the Missouri GOP brass has never been that cozy with her and her “mama grizzliness,” choosing former Rep. Kenny Hulshof over her when both ran for governor (Hulshof beat Steelman, then himself got beaten handily by Jay Nixon in the general election).

We’ve got to hope Akin and the Missouri Republican Party will each do the right thing. Namely, Akin has to pack it in, and the Missouri GOP should choose either Steelman or Ann Wagner, avoiding RINO John Danforth like the plague. Sorry, joana. He’s 76, I wouldn’t trust him to repeal Obamacare, and he’d generally be the Frank Lautenberg of Missouri. Ditto other RINOs like Jo Ann Emerson.

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I have no idea why Danforth or Jo Ann Emerson are RINOs – this is particularly hilarious coming from the supporter of an union and trial lawyers tool like Steelman – but why on earth would they pick Steelman before, say, Brunner? If they’re going to pick a primary loser, doesn’t it stand to reason it should be the one who came in second?

Steelman is one of the poorest choices out there and one of the few who could still lose this to Air Claire.

joana on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Looks like Akins aborted the appearance!

(Yes,I’m kidding)

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Well I guess the male body has a way to shut that whole thing down…
too.
:)

Electrongod on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Has President “rape is rape” explained yet why he has a rapist introducing him at the democrat national convention?

Rational Thought on August 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Lmao.

Piers Morgan is showing a picture of the empty chair that he will be interviewing instead of Todd Akin. Morgan just called the chair, or possibly Akin, a “gutless little twerp.”

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I’m figuring that annoying twerp will take offense to that.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Piers Morgan is showing a picture of the empty chair that he will be interviewing instead of Todd Akin. Morgan just called the chair, or possibly Akin, a “gutless little twerp.”

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

The fact that Akin and his team hatched the idea of an appearance on Piers Morgan is further proof that he is a complete moron.

bayview on August 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Commentators on FOX told to tone down on Akin so as to give him some breathing space to stand down w a little bit of dignity. Maybe they are negotiating over a minor ambassadorship.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Okay,TV,Twitter,the net is in a Forest Fire Mode on Atkins,somehow,some way,this needs to be quashed,,as
the entire LeftSphere Political Operatives and MSM Proxy
are having a field day!

And,at the rate this is going,the MSM and Proxy will have Romney/Ryan,TETHERED TO AKINS,by tommorrow,if not already!

Were now in a Full-Blown Deception/Perception Operation!!

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Akin’s toast, but in a month, this won’t even matter where Romney is concerned.

tdpwells on August 20, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Excpet to the left and their BFF’s in the media. They will try to keep this on the front burner as long as they can.

bluealice on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I blame his wife.

DrStock on August 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I blame his ego, and his “divinely inspired belief” that a position held by 20% of the population when put in the kindest possible phrasing will be forgiven in a race where the democrat wants to take the white and blue from our flag and our party is trying to save our way of life….

Memo to pols who hide behind “prayer vigils”:

if you are going to invoke Jesus our savior you are more than welcome so long as he is standing beside you when you explain why YOU think you are SO vital to the Republic and He implicitly agrees, elseways you screw up bad enough you go home.

and donks…..

your guy up in MN gets caught with a 17 year old kid getting serviced at a rest stop and crickets?

M$M One day we are gonna break you

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Update: Am hearing on Twitter that Morgan’s show opened with a shot of an empty chair and that he called Akin a “gutless little twerp” for canceling. Like I say, can’t wait for the backstory.

The backstory is Morgan never had Akins booked, but he did quadruple his his viewers to 24.

Dusty on August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I’m looking forward to Rush tomorrow.

JellyToast on August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

You guys still flogging Mr. Akin? Take the night off, won’t be news until 2morrow.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Let me think…. who was it that Sarah Palin recommended for this race?

Metanis on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Piers Morgan is showing a picture of the empty chair that he will be interviewing instead of Todd Akin. Morgan just called the chair, or possibly Akin, a “gutless little twerp.”

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Little twerps are indignant.

bettycooper on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

No Sh*t SherlockEtte!!
======================

@KellyO tweeted:
KellyO

Empty chair in CNN for the supposed @ToddAkin interview. He canceled.

10 mins ago from twitter.com by editor

https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/237716148320342017

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Piers Morgan(gutless little twerp) calls Akin GLT..!

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Ann Wagner is fine. I’d rather have Jim Talent; he’d crush McCaskill in a re-match

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Akin’s toast, but in a month, this won’t even matter where Romney is concerned.

tdpwells on August 20, 2012 at 9:07 PM

That’s true, but it’ll be lousy if this make it close in MO, to the point where they’ll have to devote resources to saving it. He’s GOT to have MO to have a shot here.

changer1701 on August 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

According to the Legal Insurrection blogger, Jacobsen? , Akin isn’t a bad candidate outside of this abortion-rape statement.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Why are you here?

thebrokenrattle on August 20, 2012 at 9:05 PM

It’s ironic that a year ago guys like you would gladly miss a good ball game to knock around Sir Mittens, yet now are more than happy to kneel at his feet.

JamesSeanMcKeane on August 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I’m looking forward to Rush tomorrow.

JellyToast on August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I’m really glad he wasn’t on today.

I’m scared to death he might have defended this guy, which meant naturally that we’d be all-in.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Excpet to the left and their BFF’s in the media. They will try to keep this on the front burner as long as they can.

bluealice on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Until folks start discussing Bill Clinton…and rape…and “legitimate” rape…and “rape is rape”…and the democrat convention…and Bill Clinton…and…

Rational Thought on August 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM

This isn’t a big as it seems. Otherwise Dems would never get elected. Need to get the guy to drop out though. Once he’s gone, it’s no big deal. Everyone trounced on him when people heard what he said.

MrX on August 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Akin bailed. I hope this forebodes his stepping down.

JohnGalt23 on August 20, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Prayer vigil instead, perhaps?

I’m predicting (without anything more solid than his no-show to base it on) that Akin WILL step down and the Missouri GOP will choose former Sen. Jim Talent at Romney’s urging. McCasket barely overcame Talent six years ago, and he’s been a Romney campaign adviser.

OK, maybe not then.

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

It’s ironic that a year ago guys like you would gladly miss a good ball game to knock around Sir Mittens, yet now are more than happy to kneel at his feet.
JamesSeanMcKeane on August 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Sure as heck ain’t kneeling at the feet of HUSEIN OBAMA.

What other choice do we have? Only 1 candidate in this race is promising to put an end to Obamacare and approve Keystone Pipeline.

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

People should go read the posts about this issue yesterday.

We had some experts saying this issue would disappear quickly, that nobody would really care and that asking Akin to drop out was totally hysterical.

In fact, some still believe he can still in the race because “politicians survive gaffes all the time”.

joana on August 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

This buy makes Christine O’Donnell look like Marco Rubio.

Mark1971 on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Hey, O’Donnell had at least one thing going for her: she was cute.

JamesSeanMcKeane on August 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Well,there you have it,Obama snippet on Morgan show,about
Rape/rape!

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Little twerps are indignant.

bettycooper on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

To be fair, that chair was giving Piers the silent treatment. He had a right to get indignant.

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Rush is going to defend the guy to a degree.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Piers was sstupid to book some other guest just in case.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Let me think…. who was it that Sarah Palin recommended for this race?

Metanis on August 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Palin endorsed Akin!!! Wait, what?!

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Well I guess the male body has a way to shut that whole thing down…
too.
:)

Electrongod on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Electrongod:

Lol,there is,and its called,

“The Deadly S***m Build Up”!!
(sarc).

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I’m really glad he wasn’t on today.

I’m scared to death he might have defended this guy, which meant naturally that we’d be all-in.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM

ahhh, partisan sheep being honest about being sheep, maybe with a touch of sarcasm. kudos!

nathor on August 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Crap.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

If Republicans had ignored this thing, including our media, would it have blown up into a big issue? If it was the midterms and couldn’t affect Romney, i wonder if some of the “hysteria” would have been less.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

This is the second time in a month that ABC News has erroneously reported on a sensitive news story. During the Aurora movie theater shooting tragedy, ABC News claimed the gunman was a Tea Party member which was not true.

Director Scott did NOT have brain cancer.
However, Sheriff Joe and Aikin may not be so lucky.

I kid. I really don’t see the big deal with Aikin. Over-reaction in my view.
Double standards for Libs and Reps, and all.

the new aesthetic on August 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

The backstory is Morgan never had Akins booked, but he did quadruple his his viewers to 24.

Dusty on August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I was seriously wondering that.

tdpwells on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Akin’s toast, but in a month, this won’t even matter where Romney is concerned.

tdpwells on August 20, 2012 at 9:07 PM

In a month we’ll find out some prominent Democrats have probably said the same thing. That’s how it usually goes.

JellyToast on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Palin endorsed Steelman, not Akin. Palin was correct, Huckabee again wrong.

Akin must go.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

This buy makes Christine O’Donnell look like Marco Rubio.

Mark1971 on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

No. Even as idiotic as his comments are, he has a successful electoral record, which is something Christine O’Donnell could only fabricate.

If he’d stayed as a backbencher, he could have continued making comments like these and nobody would have noticed. But he wanted the increased scrutiny of a Senate race, and he got it.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I have no idea why Danforth or Jo Ann Emerson are RINOs – this is particularly hilarious coming from the supporter of an union and trial lawyers tool like Steelman – but why on earth would they pick Steelman before, say, Brunner? If they’re going to pick a primary loser, doesn’t it stand to reason it should be the one who came in second?

Steelman is one of the poorest choices out there and one of the few who could still lose this to Air Claire.

joana on August 20, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Um, look at Danforth’s past voting record, and Emerson’s current voting record??

Admittedly, Steelman’s not that good of a debater. However, she lost to Brunner by barely one percentage point. So Wagner? How about it?

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I don’t think KingsGold is a Rush fan or a conservative. Everybody likes to disagree with Rush on the right.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

He better be ready for what’s coming his way if he hangs tight and it costs us the Senate.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Hey, O’Donnell had at least one thing going for her: she was cute not a witch.

JamesSeanMcKeane on August 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Fixed it for ya!

Varchild on August 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Maybe they are negotiating over a minor ambassadorship.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Akin could be sent as Ombudsman without portfolio to the Isles of Langerhans.

profitsbeard on August 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Palin endorsed Akin!!! Wait, what?!

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

No, she didn’t. Ignore them.

tdpwells on August 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

People should go read the posts about this issue yesterday.

We had some experts saying this issue would disappear quickly, that nobody would really care and that asking Akin to drop out was totally hysterical.

In fact, some still believe he can still in the race because “politicians survive gaffes all the time”.

joana on August 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

joana:

Democrats should be careful,about throwing stones,considering
there DeBaucherous Ongoing ordeals,and Weiner comes to mind,
not words,but graphic images of his “Little Brain”!

Bottom line,the DNC is milking this,and it won’t stop,the MSM
will be on this for a solid month,even,if Todd Atkin resigns!!

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

s e cupp has a good article on this whole thing…from a pro-life view.

sadly, she concludes that even with Akin out, Rs still lose the seat to air Claire

you know, frankly, i was afraid of this. Rs have this trait that they think they can win with anyone. They can’t.

Steelman has been floating around for years. Brunner…who is he anyway? And that’s the choice?

Again, Rs have a weak bench. They think that because the opponent sucks and everyone hates her, that all they have to do is show up and collect the prize.

Lots of people like Claire…lots of people get money from the government. You have to be a good politician to Persuade people to vote for you…Rs are NOT Gods gift to mankind

and, yes…i’m bitter

r keller on August 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Hey, I forgot the sarc tag.

DrStock on August 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

It’s ironic that a year ago guys like you would gladly miss a good ball game to knock around Sir Mittens, yet now are more than happy to kneel at his feet.

JamesSeanMcKeane on August 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I did nothing of the sort, what were you doing a year ago?

thebrokenrattle on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Who cares if this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Akin was a ticking time bomb on the campaign trail and beyond.

Wonderful if Talent could be coaxed back but Romney has much greater aspirations for him.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

So Wagner? How about it?

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Wagner, Talent and Schweich make the most sense to me.

If the idea is to pick a woman, I prefer Wagner over Emerson or Steelman.

joana on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

In a month we’ll find out some prominent Democrats have probably said the same thing. That’s how it usually goes.

JellyToast on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Or something altogether new and stupid like “You didn’t build that.”

I remember how people on the right were crying that the election was over when OBL met his maker.

Remember, in politics, a month is like a lifetime.

tdpwells on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I don’t think KingsGold is a Rush fan or a conservative. Everybody likes to disagree with Rush on the right.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Which is why people on the right told him to apologize when he called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute, right? Because the calls for that from our side were so deafening I could barely hear myself think.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Palin endorsed Steelman, not Akin. Palin was correct, Huckabee again wrong.

Akin must go.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Correctamento on all three counts! Let it not be forgotten either who Huckabee endorsed and ran a TV ad for in the Cruz-Dewhurst matchup in Texas. And for that matter, who Palin endorsed and stumped for!

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

To be fair, that chair was giving Piers the silent treatment. He had a right to get indignant.

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

LOL. Piers was afraid the chair would upstage him.
Many of those dolts on CNN should fear an inanimate object stealing ratings.

bettycooper on August 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Only provide links to opinions Akin should stay in…that’s the only newsworthy opinion at this point.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

KingGold,

Rush got scolded all day for that, dude. You only hear what you want to. He’s not gong to give up the radio progarm for you.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

It’s not his being against abortion for rape victims. All he had to do was state that belief, which is a valid belief. No, it is the WHOLE context of what he said … the way he said it … his creepy self assurance… the part about women’s bodies being able to shut the whole thing down, the reference to doctors (all I could thing was QUACK) it was his enormous sense of IGNORANCE. That is what this is about.

djl130 on August 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I kid. I really don’t see the big deal with Aikin. Over-reaction in my view.
Double standards for Libs and Reps, and all.

the new aesthetic on August 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Clay Aikin is a poor choice and sorry excuse for a human.
Oh, and Akin is a miserable clusterfark of a human being too.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I wish the non-Rush fans would stop trying to control Rush. There’s Joe Scarborough for you!

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

If this would have been a Dimwit, it never would have escaped the equivalent of a Green Room on a lefty blog.

The hypocrisy of a Pres who supported aborted survivors being relegated to a shelf and a VP who threatened GOP would send blacks to the chains is maddening in comparison.

hillsoftx on August 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Crap.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Don’t worry, bailing on CNN is a good sign. It shows that Akin is exiting the denial phase of coping with the precipitous end of his political career, and is now listening to reason. Hopefully he can get to acceptance by 5 PM tomorrow.

But as Doughboy said earlier, hopefully there are some GOP players on the phone with Akin right now telling him how comfortable and respectable his life can be as a consultant in D.C. in a year or two if he steps down now– and also how very, very difficult life can become for a career politician who permanently alienates his party.

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Maybe they are negotiating over a minor ambassadorship.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Or CEO of MO women’s shelters.

arnold ziffel on August 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Palin endorsed Steelman, not Akin. Palin was correct, Huckabee again wrong.

Akin must go.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Is the scorekeeping really relevant or necessary at this point? Yes, she endorsed Steelman…who finished last. How that means she is “correct”, or why she’s even a part of the conversation, is beyond me.

changer1701 on August 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

djl130 on August 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Exactly. And he’s on the Science and Technology committee!

WisCon on August 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Crap.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Don’t worry, bailing on CNN is a good sign. It shows that Akin is exiting the denial phase of coping with the precipitous end of his political career, and is now listening to reason. Hopefully he can get to acceptance by 5 PM tomorrow.

But as Doughboy said earlier, hopefully there are some GOP players on the phone with Akin right now telling him how comfortable and respectable his life can be as a consultant in D.C. in a year or two if he steps down now– and also how very, very difficult life can become for a career politician who permanently alienates his party.

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I was actually talking about the dr. But, good post.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Micheal Steele weighs in!!!
============================

VIDEO:(05:48)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/48727598#48727598

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Wagner, Talent and Schweich make the most sense to me.

If the idea is to pick a woman, I prefer Wagner over Emerson or Steelman.

joana on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Agreed! There is so much at stake; and as Mark Levin and others have pointed out, our country’s survival as we know it is literally at stake in this election. Though I referred to John Danforth as the Frank Lautenberg of Missouri, Akin’s made himself the Sharron Angle of Missouri and worse. He has got to put our nation’s welfare above his own political ambitions. But every one of us knew that already…

Wagner can keep Missouri firmly in the red column at least as good if not better than anyone else. There’s got to be others in Missouri’s 2nd District who would also do a great job representing the district in the House.

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Attention Palinistas: We are all aware that Palin endorsed Steelman and not Akin. You can quit telling us over and over again.

Mark1971 on August 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Micheal Steele knows something about gaffes.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Lying sack of sh*t.

This forum was chock full of people saying 1) he did absolutely nothing wrong, 2) that bimbo was having so much sex she deserved to be called all those names, and 3) his apologizing would just be surrendering more ground to the liberal media.

As I can’t remember if you were among them, I won’t accuse you of making common cause with those people. But don’t even try to insinuate that Rush’s word is not law with a sizable majority of the rightroots.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Which is why people on the right told him to apologize when he called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute, right? Because the calls for that from our side were so deafening I could barely hear myself think.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Why waste our/your energy?

bettycooper on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

KingGold, I wish there was a way I could play the Fluke “testimony” audio while you defend her, b/c she’s a bimbo and so are you if you defend her.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Oh, and Akin is a miserable clusterfark of a human being too.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

That’s only if Akin stubbornly refuses to step down for the good of the nation. He can redeem himself very nicely with the classy, graceful resignation from the race that I am sure he’s capable of giving.

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I think the fact he cancelled on CNN says a lot. He knows how that will look. Suddenly, I’m having renewed hope he’s recognized the futility.

a capella on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Maybe they are negotiating over a minor ambassadorship.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Team Romney probably offered him the ambassadorship to Antarctica which Akin enthusiastically accepted. :-)

Punchenko on August 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Michael Steele, resident Republican jester on MSNBC, to Akin: C’mon in, the water’s fine!

Lawdawg86 on August 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

That Fluke testimony audio made me laugh so hard, Rush di dn’t have eto say anything really. It was made for satire.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Wagner, Talent and Schweich make the most sense to me.

If the idea is to pick a woman, I prefer Wagner over Emerson or Steelman.

joana on August 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Your choices are all warmed-over RINOs. Schweich and Wagner have no statewide name recognition. Talent said no. Emerson is a disaster. Send a conservative to the Senate, a guy who actually participated in the Senate race. Choose Brunner.

alwaysfiredup on August 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I kid. I really don’t see the big deal with Akin. Over-reaction in my view.
Double standards for Libs and Reps, and all.

the new aesthetic on August 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Yesterday, at first I agreed. However after a couple of hours thinking about it, there is just no justification for being so foolish. Rudimentary Biology is apparently foreign to him.

Even if this blew over, the fact he is capable of that kind of thinking/speaking indicates he would self destruct in a very short time. Just my .02.

arnold ziffel on August 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

bettycooper on August 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I wasn’t making a value judgment, I was just proving my original point. Which was, if Rush had been on today, there’s a good chance (being from Missouri) he’d have stuck up for Akin. Which means that Hannity would have stuck up for Akin, Levin would have stuck up for Akin, and then we’d wind up with a RINO vs. TrueCon “battle for the soul of the party.” Again.

And every time that happens, Democrats win. Every time.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Then the Republican media whiners had to ruin it. Then Rush said what about Bill Maher, etc and then he turned it around. That’s my take. Rush’s thing was rated G compared to Bill Maher’s stuff. Not even close.

Rush called Fluke a liar. He made fun of her claim of 3000 dollars in 3 years on contraception.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Akin needs to bow out!!..:)

Dire Straits on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

KingsGold is putting words in Rush’s mouth, then asserting Levin and Hannity all would have agreed. That’s what the moderate guys do. I love it. They debate strawmen they just constructed for you.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:39 PM

I am not defending this guy .What he said was dumb and stupid.But for the GOP senatorial committee to say they would not give this guy any money is just dishonest.They gave Sen.Collins ,Snowe and Arlen Specter all kinds of money after all they did to help the Dems and hurt the Rep.

logman1 on August 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Attention Palinistas: We are all aware that Palin endorsed Steelman and not Akin. You can quit telling us over and over again.

Mark1971 on August 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

And tonight she has Tweeted:

Sometimes we’re actually right when we go with our gut and stand on principle in supporting underdog candidates.

Rational Thought on August 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

arnold ziffel on August 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I agree..Akin needs to go..:)

Dire Straits on August 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

You guys still flogging Mr. Akin? Take the night off, won’t be news until 2morrow.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Yes – until he steps down.

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Hey, I forgot the sarc tag.

DrStock on August 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

It may well be his wife but that guy has got to be the most deluded idiot to run for Senate since the last time a Kennedy was alive…

poor Hannity you could tell he was wanting to scream, “hey du**a** the plane in on the g*d*mn*d mountain!”

I am laughing to keep from yelling….

Hats off Claire you evil shrew….

Huck and Akin need to ask Axelrod for a check.

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I’m confident Rush would not agree with Akin’s take on the woman’s body “knowing” she’s being raped and thus not getting pregnant. Or the term legimate rape.

But you have this efffeminate moderate guy KingGold making that claim.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Are they paying you Trolls overtime? Aren’t you tired, yet?

kingsjester on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Talent left room for hedge and is part of the Romney inner circle.

Wagner, a female, is usually a good antidote in these circumstances.

I don’t care if they nominate Bugs Bunny – has to do better than Akin.

matthew8787 on August 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Palin endorsed Akin!!! Wait, what?!

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I forgot the sarc tag too! (Didn’t think I needed it, to be honest…Oh well, moving along here…)

Sir Rants-A-Lot on August 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

20044,

Good luck with him announcing he’s quitting tonight.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Rush has been on the radio for years and I don’t understand can claim he would have been all on board with Akins comments. That’s just hack stuff to make that accusation. He is going to talk about Democrat hypoocrisy though, If you don’t like that go # sand.

Dr. Tesla on August 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I’m really glad he wasn’t on today.

I’m scared to death he might have defended this guy, which meant naturally that we’d be all-in.

KingGold on August 20, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Yeah Limbaugh has a tendency to defend a person on our side attacked by liberals even if this person is totally wrong. However in this case I doubt that he will do it because everyone on the right is also attacking ths fool Akin…

mnjg on August 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

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