Deadline passes: Akin defies calls to drop out

posted at 6:01 pm on August 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

I didn’t listen to his interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show this afternoon but conservative tweeters were rapt. This sounds promising:

And here’s something that, coming from most other pols, I’d chalk up to feigned ignorance of a politically inconvenient fact. In this case? Not so sure:

According to Geraghty, Hannity ended the segment by saying, “The person who’s going to be happiest with this interview is Claire McCaskill.” You think? I don’t know: Akin’s inner circle seems downright psyched about this glorious opportunity to overcome adversity.

On the seemingly dire politics of staying in the race, Akin advisers assert, “The truth might work,” referring to what they consider his sincere apology.

Projecting unusual confidence in the face of so much opposition, advisers even predicted that Akin will be sworn into office in January “stronger having endured and overcome.”

And they claim he will consider this experience a “blessing,” because Akin would have a new national audience for his grassroots causes and be better able to speak to people who believe the political process has “left them by the side of the road.”

If overcoming this gaffe will leave him a little bit stronger, imagine how much stronger he’ll be after overcoming the inevitable four or five major gaffes still to come. One more thing from the Hannity bit:

Not a bad development for Romney to have a guy as radioactive as this suddenly grumbling publicly about him, but I can’t remember the last time the GOP’s presidential nominee and its Senate nominee in a key swing state were publicly on the outs.

I’m tempted to end this with the traditional Hot Air “melting bunny of despair” clip, but when it comes to video expressions of fear and loathing, we can do better than that now, can’t we?


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He should be told that he will not be credentialed to go to the National Convention. Private pressure should be applied to Hug-A-Bee and Steve King etc

Todd Akin was Huckabee’s boy. Huck should be ridden out of town on a rail for this.

victor82 on August 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I’m trying to think of a way to win.

That’s why I’m saying her “way to win” is no way to win because it’s…let’s see… totally illegal.

Did a quick Google but couldn’t find a concise summary of the “sore loser law”… So if Sarah spent a month in MO campaigning to write in Steelman and she won, Steelman could not assume the office?

PointnClick on August 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I am not talking about a write in candidate. I am talking about continued pressure to force the moron out. But it is important to groom a well known and credible candidate in waiting, who will start raising his(or better, her) profile now without actually running and be able to jump in right away.

bayview on August 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I’m trying to think of a way to win.

That’s why I’m saying her “way to win” is no way to win because it’s…let’s see… totally illegal.

What’s exactly your point? I’m not allowed to explain the solution Palin propose is flat out impossible to be executed because it hurts your feelings?

joana on August 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

No, you’re accepting the situation as it is and bitching at Palin because she’s thinking outside of the box, and you aren’t. Which, by the way, is why she’s in politics and you and I are behind keyboards. Do you think she has no idea about this law? Do you think she didn’t speak with Steelman before she came on the air?

For once, pretend you’re a New Jersey Democrat. Pretend that you actually WANT to win an election.

victor82 on August 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Did a quick Google but couldn’t find a concise summary of the “sore loser law”… So if Sarah spent a month in MO campaigning to write in Steelman and she won, Steelman could not assume the office?

PointnClick on August 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

My question is what’s the difference between a write in, and a third party candidate?

idesign on August 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Why on earth with AK want a 65 year old senator? This guy is a major league putz.

rubberneck on August 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Here’s a picture of the damage that’s coming “fast and furious”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9491003/US-election-Todd-Akins-legitimate-rape-remarks-threaten-to-engulf-Mitt-Romneys-campaign.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/opinion/dowd-just-think-no.html

This is going to be NONSTOP for weeks. It will be SO OVER by September, donations will dry up. Everywhere.

Pythagoras on August 21, 2012 at 11:21 PM

But it is important to groom a well known and credible candidate

we don’t have ….time,,,,for …grooming. Grab someone like Kit and GO!

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:26 PM

This is going to be NONSTOP for weeks. It will be SO OVER by September, donations will dry up. Everywhere.

Pythagoras on August 21, 2012 at 11:21 PM

aren’t u a troll referencing the UK and the NYT? RRRIIIGHT

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I will remind all my dear friends on this board that there is actually one more alternative to consider: A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE.

Given how angry Tea Party activists and Republicans are at Akin’s inane stance, resources can be used to support one of the 2 opponents Akin had: Preferably, Steeleman, as Palin supported her and that is a big spotlight.

I will also remind everyone that such an approach work worked in the Alaska Senate race in 2010. Though, this time, the write-in candidate will have grassroots support on a vast level.

Akin’s idiocy has caused me now to support McCaskill. I urge the Missouri GOP to think outside the box if Akin remains.

Mutnodjmet on August 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM

My question is what’s the difference between a write in, and a third party candidate?

idesign on August 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM

i think it’s too late for 3rd party candidate who would be on the ballot. a write-in candidate is just that, doesn’t have to have a party affiliation but usually you do know anyway.

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM

caused me now to support McCaskill.
Mutnodjmet on August 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM

get serious.

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM

When he seeks court approval for withdrawal (can be done up to September 25, NRSC will pick up the cost for his withdrawal), the aforementioned candidate-in-waiting can step up immediately and bring the battle to McCaskill. This is more practical than a write in candidate who also will not win because of the divided votes.

bayview on August 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM

NRSC had better be prepared to spend a lot for a prolonged – and nasty – court battle — because the dems can and will contest his withdrawal and replacement.
You don’t actually believe that the dems are going to let this all just die out and let someone new waltz in and run, do you?
They think that claire can beat Akin – and they aren’t about to allow his replacement without a fight. Someone else can run as a third party candidate or register as a write-in candidate and the dems cannot stop that – but it’s doubtful that either of those routes will succeed.

Solaratov on August 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM

My question is what’s the difference between a write in, and a third party candidate?

idesign on August 21, 2012 at 11:14 PM

A third party candidate is someone who’s on the ballot on a third party – not the GOP or the Dems – line.

A write-in candidate is a candidate that doesn’t have his/her name on the ballot – voters are expected to write it in.

joana on August 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Well he doesn’t have to drop out if he doesn’t want to. He apologized.

Opinionnation on August 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM

aren’t u a troll referencing the UK and the NYT? RRRIIIGHT

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I’m a conservative who’s been around long enough to know a disaster when I see one. There’s a reason so many people tried to get Akin OUT. They know what I know.

I realize I’m sounding like an Eeyore here but this is one case where all the experts are going totally Eeyore too.

And if you think the telegraph is just another British newspaper, you need to check it out some.

Pythagoras on August 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Okay, assume Missouri is a lost cause: what state has the next most likely campaign that has a potential for a win? Isn’t a majority in the Senate a fungible commodity?

DarthBrooks on August 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM

So if Sarah spent a month in MO campaigning to write in Steelman and she won, Steelman could not assume the office?

PointnClick on August 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I don’t know if either steelman or brunner could run for the senate again this year under any circumstances.

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Akin’s idiocy has caused me now to support McCaskill. I urge the Missouri GOP to think outside the box if Akin remains.

Mutnodjmet on August 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Lil barry appreciates your support for sen. McCaskill and the continuation of obamacare. You’re a credit to your people.

Solaratov on August 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM

How much did McCaskill/DNC pay Akin to stay in the race?

thepoint on August 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Well he doesn’t have to drop out if he doesn’t want to. He apologized.

Opinionnation on August 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM

So what? he’s gotta get off his “I’m on a mission from God” stance and get his smelly butt out of the race. We’re talking politics, not principles. He is gonna kill our chances to kill off Obamacare or to even defeat BO. MO is a MUST win.

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:50 PM

A write-in candidate is a candidate that doesn’t have his/her name on the ballot – voters are expected to write it in.

joana on August 21, 2012 at 11:41 PM

In MO, a write-in candidate has to register as a write-in for a contested race. That’s the only way write-in votes will even be counted. Steelman cannot even register as a write-in candidate.

The only way Steelman could run would be if Akin drops out – if the court allows it – and the GOP appoints Steelman to take his place on the ballot.

Solaratov on August 21, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I don’t know if either steelman or brunner could run for the senate again this year under any circumstances.

gracie on August 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I didn’t say run… I’m asking if she wills as a write-in, can she be prevented from assuming the office because of this “sore loser” business?

PointnClick on August 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Oooops…. Wins

PointnClick on August 21, 2012 at 11:54 PM

I didn’t say run… I’m asking if she wills as a write-in, can she be prevented from assuming the office because of this “sore loser” business?

PointnClick on August 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

Yes.

Bluray on August 21, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Solaratov on August 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM

http://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-1191012

Akin could still withdraw by Sept. 25 with a court order, according to the Missouri secretary of state’s office.

The elections office, which is headed by the Democratic secretary of state, could object to the court order for a withdrawal, but no candidate in recent history has been denied a court order because of objections from the election officials, according to the secretary of state’s office.

bayview on August 21, 2012 at 11:57 PM

People who are not registered as write-in candidates cannot have their write-in votes counted. Steelman can’t register. Therefore she will not get any votes on election day, no matter what people write in.

You don’t “win” with zero votes.

Pythagoras on August 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM

http://theweek.com/article/index/231764/did-republicans-just-throw-away-a-senate-seat-in-missouri

The article was from Aug 9, 2012. Took the moron 10 days to accomplish that.

bayview on August 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Akin is proving himself to be stubborn, and unfathomably selfish. If he costs us the Senate majority, or perhaps even more, he will be a pariah to all but the far left. His facebook posts are surreal. Either he honestly believes he is fighting against the left wing elite, or he is blatantly dishonest. That makes him either a deluded idiot, or a rascal who doesn’t give a damn about the permanent consequences that could result in his kamikaze campaign.

Reggie1971 on August 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Well he doesn’t have to drop out if he doesn’t want to. He apologized.

Opinionnation on August 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM

He doesn’t have to stay either. Simply because a man apologizes doesn’t mean that he should not bear consequences for his mistake, nor does it mean that the whole country should suffer as a result.

Reggie1971 on August 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Akin’s idiocy has caused me now to support McCaskill. I urge the Missouri GOP to think outside the box if Akin remains.

Mutnodjmet on August 21, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Lil barry appreciates your support for sen. McCaskill and the continuation of obamacare. You’re a credit to your people.

Solaratov on August 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Why mock this poster?
In case you haven’t read, over the past 24 hours the state has moved in the Senate race from “LEANING REPUBLICAN” to “LEANING DEMOCRAT”. Mutnodjmet sounds in the majority. You know? That are now supporting McCaskill when before they weren’t.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Why mock this poster?
In case you haven’t read, over the past 24 hours the state has moved in the Senate race from “LEANING REPUBLICAN” to “LEANING DEMOCRAT”. Mutnodjmet sounds in the majority. You know? That are now supporting McCaskill when before they weren’t.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Exactly. Seems like Akin’s apologists strategy is to harass people into voting for him. That always works: be hostile enough to voters and they’ll cave in and give you their vote. Brilliant.

joana on August 22, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Mutnodjmet sounds in the majority. You know? That are now supporting McCaskill when before they weren’t.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I stand by what I said. At least, if Akin did win, he’d vote to get rid of obamacare. Claire won’t.
I’m not an Akin supporter (nor an ‘apologist’, joana). I didn’t vote for him in the primary – but, if he’s going to be the one on the ballot as the Republican entry, I’m going to vote for him.
I’m not going to vote for the democRAT simply because the man said something stupid and repugnant – and then apologized for (and repudiated the article from which he got his “information”).
If someone wants to vote for the democRAT after claiming to be a “conservative”, then all I can say is that they were flying false colors.
And I reiterate: lil barry appreciates his/her support for claire and for obamacare.

Solaratov on August 22, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Did a quick Google but couldn’t find a concise summary of the “sore loser law”… So if Sarah spent a month in MO campaigning to write in Steelman and she won, Steelman could not assume the office?

PointnClick on August 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

No. You have to register to be a write-in. Deadline has already passed. Votes for Steelman simply would not count.

alwaysfiredup on August 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM

I know I’m late to the rodeo, but nothing says douche bag like a bad comb over. I’m topically bald and have every right to say this!

SaysWho on August 22, 2012 at 12:54 AM

Solaratov on August 22, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Did you listen to Mark Levin on The Right Scoop’s web site tonight? It’s 10 minutes of AWESOME.
And as he said, of course you’d vote for the Republican. But you were anyway and would anyway. Missouri is not red enough that this can be taken for granted for everyone and any candidate who wins there needs votes they might not normally have locked already in the bank. Which is why the polls have flipped so easily to McCaskill in a dead heat now, from her being miles behind.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Not a dead heat. PPP (lib pollster) is oversampling Republicans to give Akin a false sense of security.

alwaysfiredup on August 22, 2012 at 1:01 AM

And we get McCaskill for six more years. Good job, idiot.

Dunedainn on August 22, 2012 at 1:18 AM

As for keeping it to myself, who will speak up for those who can’t defend themselves if I or others don’t speak up.

KMav on August 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

their mothers can speak up for them! leave it alone, its not your business!

nathor on August 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

But when you see a mother who beats her child do you leave it alone, because it’s not your business?

Gelsomina on August 22, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Really? Think you might be overstating it just a tad?

tom on August 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Get raped. Watch Akins interview.

Then get back to me.

Alberta_Patriot on August 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Well, I gave you the chance to pull back from your rhetorical excess. If you’re going to double down on it instead, so be it.

But it’s still a ridiculously over-over-the-top thing to say, whether you have the capacity to recognize that or not.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Well, I gave you the chance to pull back from your rhetorical excess. If you’re going to double down on it instead, so be it.

But it’s still a ridiculously over-over-the-top thing to say, whether you have the capacity to recognize that or not.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I gave you a chance to pull your head from your ass, but if you’re going to double down, so be it.

Akins showed a ridiculously over-over-the-top lack of empathy towards rape victims and just like a rapist, he only really cares about his own satisfaction, whether you have the capacity to recognize that or not.

Alberta_Patriot on August 22, 2012 at 1:53 AM

Exactly. Seems like Akin’s apologists strategy is to harass people into voting for him. That always works: be hostile enough to voters and they’ll cave in and give you their vote. Brilliant.

joana on August 22, 2012 at 12:16 AM

That stategy sounds strangely familiar….

Who was it who used to say, “So what if you won’t vote for him. Your vote isn’t needed.”

Ah well, I guess I’ll just follow the rule, “If you can’t remember, you shouldn’t just guess.” Someone else may remember, though.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Just because Akin apologised, doesn’t mean it is now ok for him to expect that all is forgiven automatically. In Japan, up until 100 years ago, when you failed in your responsibilities, you could be expected to apologise, and then committ seppuku. In China, even TODAY, a government offical, who is seen to have failed in responsibility or integrity, can EXPECT to be excecuted, this is in even a very corrupt system. Akin’s apology is only his first step, he has to be seen to do SOMETHING, to make up to the group, for the damage he has allowed to happen to his group. In western civilizations, this does not have to be totally drastic, but it has to be SEEN that he has integrity, this is supposed to be THE difference between Republican and Democrats.

bigmike on August 22, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Well, I gave you the chance to pull back from your rhetorical excess. If you’re going to double down on it instead, so be it.

But it’s still a ridiculously over-over-the-top thing to say, whether you have the capacity to recognize that or not.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I gave you a chance to pull your head from your ass, but if you’re going to double down, so be it.

Akins showed a ridiculously over-over-the-top lack of empathy towards rape victims and just like a rapist, he only really cares about his own satisfaction, whether you have the capacity to recognize that or not.

Alberta_Patriot on August 22, 2012 at 1:53 AM

I’m not wasting any more time arguing this. I’m more in the “Ok, this was bad, but let’s not be hysterical” camp.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 2:13 AM

I’m more in the “Ok, this was bad, but let’s not be hysterical” camp.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 2:13 AM

The hysteria is Akins fault, IMO. You and I both know that there are no unimportant races this time. Every one is crucial. This power-hungry idiot ignored the entire conservative movement…Limbaugh, Levin, Hannity, Palin, Malkin, Ryan, Romney and on and on and on, So cons, fi cons, neo cons, Kublai cons, wrath of cons, chaka cons… all of them, the whole damn time chanting “mine mine mine, allll mine!

And we all watched this guy whittle away the pre-deadline hours and minutes clutching his @#$%ing preeeeciiousss (tell me it’s a coincidence that Akin and Gollum look exactly alike).

Maybe you can call it hysteria, the rest of us call it reality. The legacy media is a dinosaur in a tar pit. While their death throes are fun to watch after all these years, they are determined in the thrashing to cause as much damage as possible in the time they have left. I hate that a democrat can get caught with his penis in a teenage boys mouth and there be barely a peep about it while a republican can stick his own foot in his own mouth 3 or 4 times and get practically lynched for it.

But that’s the reality. It isn’t fair, but republican candidates have to operate in the world as it is, not the world as it should be.

Todd Akins ignorance and selfishness may well have screwed us all.

Alberta_Patriot on August 22, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Akin’s brilliant election strategy:

1. Make creepy statement about legitimate rape and refer to claims from Nazi study claiming women can make their body not conceive when being raped
2.
3. WIN!!!

He should have no supporters. He should get no votes on election day. He should lose every office he ever runs for again by humiliating margins. Any organization that will support someone so ignorant, so intensive and so myopic, is not a group we can support. It is a group that must lose decisively so we never have someone this bad as a candidate again.

ray on August 22, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Perhaps someone with insight into Missouri politics can tell us more about “The Constitution Party”.

Does this org have an open spot on the ballot?

I saw a comment on another site referring to this, however,
no details were given.

Amjean on August 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM

The fate of Akin should also be the fate of Huckabee. Why does that guy still have a platform? As others have pointed out, no Huckabee, no Akin. Both need to go away.

LaughterJones on August 22, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Comb over or toupee?

albill on August 22, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Whatever Akin’s status, one truth hasn’t changed: Voting for McCaskill is not a choice for sentient beings. In the increasingly unlikely event Akin should win, he will be a conservative vote and he won’t be the dumbest person in Congress. Must be eight or ten Democrats ahead of him on that list. A goofy and wounded Akin may still be preferable to a goofier and destructive McCaskill. Who knows, even with the media piling on, by November maybe the voters of MO will feel the same way. This is politics and stranger things have happened.

swinia sutki on August 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM

In the increasingly unlikely event Akin should win, he will be a conservative vote and he won’t be the dumbest person in Congress. Must be eight or ten Democrats ahead of him on that list. A goofy and wounded Akin may still be preferable to a goofier and destructive McCaskill. Who knows, even with the media piling on, by November maybe the voters of MO will feel the same way. This is politics and stranger things have happened.

swinia sutki on August 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM

I think that last sentence sums up the past four years perfectly… It’s time to stop the hand wringing and navel gazing and get ready for Nov 6th.

#WAR

Fallon on August 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

The bigger issue is Akin will suppress the Presidential vote and we will lose Missouri’s electoral votes to the Democrats. Gonna have to do a write in R for Senate just to keep up the tally for R&R.

gracie on August 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM

He should have no supporters. He should get no votes on election day. He should lose every office he ever runs for again by humiliating margins. Any organization that will support someone so ignorant, so intensive and so myopic, is not a group we can support. It is a group that must lose decisively so we never have someone this bad as a candidate again.

ray on August 22, 2012 at 7:15 AM

And yet, after an epic rant against him, Mark Levin says he must now be supported.

Oh “Great One”, the seat is gone. Time for Plan B. Deal with that fact. Gone.

Marcus on August 22, 2012 at 8:42 AM

The bigger issue is Akin will suppress the Presidential vote and we will lose Missouri’s electoral votes to the Democrats.

gracie on August 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Are you from Missouri? How can you be so certain this will happen? What’s the opposite of a Monday morning quarterback?

Fallon on August 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Perhaps once in a blue moon you can type a few words of your own.
 
lester on August 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

 

Wasted effort since you leave once you can’t touch bottom.
 
rogerb on August 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

rogerb on August 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM

One good thing: He’s smarter than Biden. He’s OUR idiot.

unclesmrgol on August 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Akin’s brilliant election strategy:

1. Make creepy statement about legitimate rape and refer to claims from Nazi study claiming women can make their body not conceive when being raped
2.
3. WIN!!!

1. Collect underpants..rofl! Thank you. With this Akin nightmare, I really needed a laugh reprieve, however brief. It’s so depressing turning on the news. It’s Day 3 of blanket Akin coverage and I feel like throwing up. Every second this remains a story, the more damage it does Romney/Ryan. This Akin is freaking certifiable. A delusional narcissist of staggering proportions.

kit9 on August 22, 2012 at 9:41 AM

ahem

This entire Akin kerfuffle is a case of choking on gnats while swallowing the proverbial camel.

Since when does the MSM or the DNC carry the banner for rape sensitivity?

People in glass houses should not cast stones.

Terp Mole on August 22, 2012 at 10:18 AM

#WAR

Fallon on August 22, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Not just #WAR.

swinia sutki on August 22, 2012 at 10:22 AM

I’m more in the “Ok, this was bad, but let’s not be hysterical” camp.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 2:13 AM

The hysteria is Akins fault, IMO. You and I both know that there are no unimportant races this time. Every one is crucial. This power-hungry idiot ignored the entire conservative movement…Limbaugh, Levin, Hannity, Palin, Malkin, Ryan, Romney and on and on and on, So cons, fi cons, neo cons, Kublai cons, wrath of cons, chaka cons… all of them, the whole damn time chanting “mine mine mine, allll mine!”

And we all watched this guy whittle away the pre-deadline hours and minutes clutching his @#$%ing preeeeciiousss (tell me it’s a coincidence that Akin and Gollum look exactly alike).

Maybe you can call it hysteria, the rest of us call it reality. The legacy media is a dinosaur in a tar pit. While their death throes are fun to watch after all these years, they are determined in the thrashing to cause as much damage as possible in the time they have left. I hate that a democrat can get caught with his penis in a teenage boys mouth and there be barely a peep about it while a republican can stick his own foot in his own mouth 3 or 4 times and get practically lynched for it.

But that’s the reality. It isn’t fair, but republican candidates have to operate in the world as it is, not the world as it should be.

Todd Akins ignorance and selfishness may well have screwed us all.

Alberta_Patriot on August 22, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Hysteria is the fault of the people being hysterical, as a rule.

tom on August 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM

The bigger issue is Akin will suppress the Presidential vote and we will lose Missouri’s electoral votes to the Democrats.

gracie on August 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Are you from Missouri? How can you be so certain this will happen? What’s the opposite of a Monday morning quarterback?

Fallon on August 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM

An Allahpundit Eeyore?

tom on August 22, 2012 at 10:42 AM

…that picture on the thread?…that’s not John Lithgow from 3rd Rock from the Sun being funny?…is it?

KOOLAID2 on August 22, 2012 at 12:05 PM

C’mon Hot Air!

As I just pulled up your site, 11 of the 35 articles on the page referred to Todd Akin — OVER 30%!

I doubt that if Israel had bombed Iran this morning you would have had this much coverage.

Give us a break. The guy made an idiotic statement. BIG DEAL! End of story.

Concerned_American on August 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

C’mon Hot Air!

As I just pulled up your site, 11 of the 35 articles on the page referred to Todd Akin — OVER 30%!

I doubt that if Israel had bombed Iran this morning you would have had this much coverage.

Concerned_American on August 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I’m sorry that you pulled up an American current events/political site and found the discussion dominated by a current American political event.

Alberta_Patriot on August 22, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Concerned_American on August 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

.
I’m sorry that you pulled up an American current events/political site and found the discussion dominated by a current American political event.

Alberta_Patriot on August 22, 2012 at 2:03 PM

.
Thanks Alberta’, I needed a good belly laugh.
Except now, my belly hurts. : )
.
He spammed every single ‘Akin thread’ with that comment.

listens2glenn on August 22, 2012 at 5:17 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Freind

Looks like Akin had the same biology teacher as this guy.

If only people had to pass basic math, economics, civics and science tests to run for elected office at the federal level.

talkingpoints on August 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

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