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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Awful.

Write-in here we come!

Abby Adams on August 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Yep, he’s in.

Time for Plan B.

novaculus on August 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Anyone have a primer on third party/write-in candidates in Missouri?

Paradol Ex on August 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Soldier of the Lord, right here.

Just an FYI: I don’t ever want to hear people b*tch again about “Democrats and the media choosing our candidate for us” when the True Conservative isn’t in the lead.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Well, there’s still September 25th.

David Marcoe on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I still think this is going to end well. Someone is going to step up to run, and Missouri voters are going to be royally pissed at Air Claire for foisting this clown on them. I still think this gets turned around a bites that fat pig in the ass.

Rational Thought on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Anyone have a primer on third party/write-in candidates in Missouri?

Paradol Ex on August 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Nutshell:

Write-ins are legal, but Steelman and Brunner are disqualified.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Effing Megalomaniac!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

That Hannity interview was Twilight Zone material. We need to stop now and ignore him. Hannity needs to be sure to NEVER have him on again. Huckabee needs to be ostracized as well. Huckabee has it in for Romney. I think he WANTS Obama to win, so that he can “save” us in 2016.

djl130 on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

2000 comments or bust. This is beyond unacceptable. RNC and Romney should end all funding/support for him.

nobar on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The man is selfish, delusional, and unfit to hold the office of the Senate.

He has likely cost the GOP a Senate seat. He has allowed the Democrats to employ a thoroughly nefarious tactic to keep their candidate in office. He has served the Democrats well.

thatsafactjack on August 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Can’t believe of all of them it will be that old troll McCaskill that survives. If it were Tester I could take it somewhat in stride, but this is just gutting.

I can only hope by some miracle that Priebus is finding a way not to abandon this one. Is there no way to run Brunner, Steelman, or even John Danforth as an Independent?

Gingotts on August 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Are we sure he’s not a democrat and this was planned all along?

behiker on August 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Look on the briiiight side of life…

That trapped feeling we’re experiencing, no way out, no good options.

That’s what Team Obama is facing every day.

(I’m trying here)

aquaviva on August 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

47 seconds I made it through that video. My eyes and ears have been irreparably damaged.

scalleywag on August 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Allah -

Look at this.

Buy Danish on August 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The screws on that hairpiece seem to have penetrated right through to his brain.

JeremiahJohnson on August 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

We still might win Senate

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19331141/fox-2-poll-hoekstra-has-lead-over-stabenow-in-michigans-us-senate-race

William Amos on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Pete “Yellow Peril” Hoekstra might pull it off? Meh, maybe.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

He really is as dumb as he sounds…self serving, ignorant idiot

deuce on August 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

The man is selfish, delusional, and unfit to hold will fit right in the office of the Senate.

:)

scalleywag on August 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Akin is our own Joe Biden on crack, or on even more crack I suppose I should say. What a disaster. Obama must be dancing a jig.

VorDaj on August 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Democrats and the msm played this one, from the ppp poll, to Obama giving a press conference they really knew how to play this fool for all he is worth.

rob verdi on August 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

B*stard.

eva3071 on August 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

http://www.godubois.com/blahdocs/uploads/inbreds_9319.jpg

The campaign has released a photo of Akin’s top advisers.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Way to go Missouri republicans, you were played like a fiddle by McCaskill. If you’re lucky enough for the GOP to offer support for a write-in candidate, and you fools don’t deserve it, I suggest that you take the offer.

Certif on August 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I’m thinking loony bin.

MontanaMmmm on August 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I still think this is going to end well. Someone is going to step up to run, and Missouri voters are going to be royally pissed at Air Claire for foisting this clown on them. I still think this gets turned around a bites that fat pig in the ass.

Rational Thought on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I think Talent will step up and run even though he said he wouldn’t.

gophergirl on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

He’s making huckabee proud.

the_nile on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Akin now talking about two world wars, rebuilding our enemies’ lands… he’s rambling. Incoherent. Nowhere near questions asked.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 21, 2012

Hmm, maybe he’s suffering the effects of a stroke. Court order for a medical reason to kick him off?

rbj on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Akin: A great example of what’s wrong with politics. When our nation was at stake, he thought only of himself.

WordsMatter on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Goo goo ga joob.

beatcanvas on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Persona non grata and anyone who works for him or supports him should be blackballed.

rob verdi on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

We still might win Senate

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19331141/fox-2-poll-hoekstra-has-lead-over-stabenow-in-michigans-us-senate-race

William Amos on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

There’s actually still a fair chance we win the Senate.

Start a 47 – Lose ME – 46
Hold MA, NV – 46

ND, NE, MT, WI – 50. All likely pickups and at that point we can have the Senate with VP Ryan as the tie-breaking vote.

We just need one of the VA, FL tossups (or MI if I can see confirmation of this poll.) for 51.

Gingotts on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Nutshell:

Write-ins are legal, but Steelman and Brunner are disqualified.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I’m double-posting this, because people aren’t reading it. Stop floating Steelman and Brunner as possibilities, and stop floating the idea of independent candidacies.

Write-in is our only recourse, save a sudden epiphany for the holy warrior Akin.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Write in it is then. Or back the Libertarian, provided they aren’t crazy.

Gatsu on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

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?

What? You think Akin will buy that bus for his campaign?

kim roy on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Huckabee needs to be ostracized as well. Huckabee has it in for Romney. I think he WANTS Obama to win, so that he can “save” us in 2016.

djl130 on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Completely agree. Why does anyone take Huckabee seriously? Talk about RINO. People get on Bush 43, rightly so, in some cases, for being a big-government Republican, but Huckabee makes him look Tea-Partyish by comparison…

DC_Conservative2010 on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Claire McCaskill’s bffs must be voting in this poll.

Buy Danish on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Typical self-serving politician. We’re calling for you to go, bozo.
So he ignores the cry from Republicans across the country. Likely will do the same to his constituents.

vityas on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

2000 comments or bust. This is beyond unacceptable. RNC and Romney should end all funding/support for him.

nobar on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

RNC is not sending him any money …
Romney has called for him to step aside …
so MO is gonna stay the the wentch ….
lovely ….

conservative tarheel on August 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

The end…….. Of everything.

ThePrez on August 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Well, they could always vote Libertarian.

Here’s the write-up on their candidate, Jonathan Fine.
http://tinyurl.com/c5577v6

“Every generation deserves the opportunity to govern themselves,” said Jonathan Dine, a Libertarian candidate for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat.

Dine said he decided to run because he wants better representation.

“I think we need more ordinary Americans to stand up and take an active role,” he said. “I’d like to see doctors, bus drivers and teachers to get more diversity in the actual Congress.”

He is for the legalization of marijuana.

OCCUPATION: Personal trainer at Snap Fitness in Kansas City
EDUCATION: High school degree
BACKGROUND: Member of NORML.

Excellent!!!

connertown on August 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Unforced error. Crap. Our jobs just got harder.

Well, shucks. Why make life easy? Right. Back to work.

Pablo Snooze on August 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Akin’s number one source of primary funding was McCaskill. He isn’t dropping out, unless it is one day before the election, when he would endorse her. This is called a ringer.

Vashta.Nerada on August 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM

dump mittryanakin now!

Pragmatic on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Awful.

Write-in here we come!

Abby Adams on August 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The Dems are going to fund write-ins too – Some RINO like Murcowski and at least one more – perhaps bigger loon than Akin.
McCaskill spent 2 mil of her own war chest to get to face Akin. And big Democrat supporters kicked in another 1.5 million. Democrats are Akins biggest donors, they know how important this seat is because McCaskill is just a door mat for Obama.

Whomever the best write-in is needs to get to the front now.

batterup on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I still think this is going to end well. Someone is going to step up to run, and Missouri voters are going to be royally pissed at Air Claire for foisting this clown on them. I still think this gets turned around a bites that fat pig in the ass.

Rational Thought on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

He may be a bit too moderate for our liking but John Danforth has exactly the sort of reputation and popularity in MO to suck all the air out of the room and win as an Independent. Picture the reverse of what King will pull in ME. It isn’t an ideal path, but conservatives should be pressuring him out of retirement.

Gingotts on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

He really is as dumb as he sounds…self serving, ignorant idiot

deuce on August 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Yup. By the time he notices he won’t win, he will have dragged down the party with him. What. An. Awful. Person.

LaughterJones on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Let’s hear it for the GOP primary voters of Missouri, who were goaded into voting for this doofus by the Dems … and fell for it. Oldest trick in the book.

YYZ on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Awful.

Write-in here we come!

Abby Adams on August 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Congrats on your vote for the Dem. Hopefully you never identified with the Tea Party.

SirGawain on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

What a selfish jerk.

magicbeans on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The good thing about this is that it gives Republicans an excuse when the communist is reelected. “We are a center-right country, you see, but that damn Akin…”

Buddahpundit on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Best thing to do now is ignore him. The farther away candidates stay from him the better. As for a write-in. I’m afraid that would just be a waste of money. It would split the vote between his “followers” and the write in. Best to just leave him on his own…

sandee on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Mark Levin is ballistic. Ballistic!

Love it. Don’t get between him and Akin.

Marcus on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Cheer up, the other side always has its own unforced errors too.

spiritof61 on August 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

That Hannity interview was Twilight Zone material. We need to stop now and ignore him. Hannity needs to be sure to NEVER have him on again. Huckabee needs to be ostracized as well. Huckabee has it in for Romney. I think he WANTS Obama to win, so that he can “save” us in 2016.
djl130 on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I wouldn’t let huckabee speak at the convention now

mrscullen on August 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

That Hannity interview was Twilight Zone material. We need to stop now and ignore him. Hannity needs to be sure to NEVER have him on again. Huckabee needs to be ostracized as well. Huckabee has it in for Romney. I think he WANTS Obama to win, so that he can “save” us in 2016.

djl130 on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

~~~~~

Hannity seemed genuinely ticked off at him, but let’s face it…he’ll have him on as often as he can…

ellifint on August 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I think Talent will step up and run even though he said he wouldn’t.

gophergirl on August 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

*fingers crossed*

Kataklysmic on August 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Tic….tic…tick(sarc)

Alex Moe ‏@AlexNBCNews

@KellyO .@Toddakin first reaction when asked about written statement from @MittRomney telling him to get out of race with a …”hmmm.”

Alex Moe ‏@AlexNBCNews

“The Congressman agrees with the governor” on asking Akin to step down, Ryan spox says #decision2012
https://twitter.com/AlexNBCNews

canopfor on August 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

You know who this guy reminds me of?… not Jesus.

rndmusrnm on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

i missed the hannity interview so…

http://twitchy.com/2012/08/21/todd-akin-on-sean-hannity-my-interest-in-this-race-has-to-do-with-america/

i don’t know whether to laugh or cry. this is almost funny…?

Sachiko on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Todd Akin like Obama is the reason people hate politicians. He puts his own selfish ambition above the good of the country.A Senate seat that should have been an easy win for the GOP will now almost certainly be lost.This delusional selfish idiot should be treated like a leper by the GOP.I’m disgusted.

Hera on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

There is still the possibility of getting his name off the ballot by a court order. Maybe the likely abysmal poll numbers that will be available in a week or two will help Akin to withdraw.

scrubjay on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Huckabee has it in for Romney. I think he WANTS Obama to win, so that he can “save” us in 2016.

djl130 on August 21, 2012 at 6:06 PM

These conspiracy theories are getting dumber by the minute. If Huckabee wanted to save us he’d have run now. He’d have been the front runner going up against a stuttering clusterfk of a miserable failure.

Darth Executor on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Alrighty, who paid this guy off to stay in?

JPeterman on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Arrogant, self important bastard.

Ban me if you will. Don’t care.

Bouncing Beatnik on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Well, thats it for the Senate. I was really hoping I’d see the last of the shenanagins with Harry Reid and Claire McCaskill.

eva3071 on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Let’s hear it for the GOP primary voters of Missouri, who were goaded into voting for this doofus by the Dems … and fell for it. Oldest trick in the book.

YYZ on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I had heard Dems crossing over is what put him over the top. But yes, any R who voted for this clown should be ashamed.

Kataklysmic on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Well, at least President Romney will somewhat be able to shield the red states with HHS waivers until we can get enough Senators, right?

The Count on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Akin’s circular reasoning seems to suggest that if a woman who is raped gets pregnant, it wasn’t a “legitimate rape” (I do not believe that this was a matter of misspeaking) because had it truly been rape her Magic Lady Parts™ would have ensured that she would not get pregnant.

Thus, there is no need to consider rape exceptions when banning abortion, because the Magic Lady Parts Pregnancy Prevention™ ensures that in all “legitimate rape” situations, Magic Lady Parts™ is there so the law doesn’t have to be.

There are many reasons to argue against abortion to a greater or lesser degree, and intelligent people can differ on the parameters. Akin is not one of those intelligent people, and his Magic Lady Parts view of the issue cheapens the entire discussion.

RasThavas on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Best thing to do now is ignore him. The farther away candidates stay from him the better. As for a write-in. I’m afraid that would just be a waste of money. It would split the vote between his “followers” and the write in. Best to just leave him on his own…

sandee on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

A write-in can work.

Arne Carlson our ex-Governor ran for re-election but lost the endorsement. He ran in the primary and beat the GOP endorsed candidate.

I know this is a general election but if they can organize fast – it can be done.

gophergirl on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

ಠ____________ಠ

JackForce on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Axelrod/Obama just had their luckiest break since Seven of Nine turned down that three-way…

Bruno Strozek on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

One hour later!

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The initial deadline for Republican Rep. Todd Akin to quit the Missouri Senate race has come and gone, with no signs that he plans to give up.

Tuesday at 5 p.m. was the deadline for Akin to withdraw
********************************************************

from the race without a court order, but neither Akin nor anyone associated with his campaign filed the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office.

http://www.kspr.com/sns-ap-mo–missouri-senate-akins-deadline-20120821,0,5339521.story

canopfor on August 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Okay. How do you get him off by Court order?

sandee on August 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Akins will have supporters that think his “Forgiveness” ad was enough to put this matter behind him.

Wethal on August 21, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Now that you mention it…

From the MO SecState office

A “write-in candidate” is a person:

whose name is not printed on the ballot (see 115.453(4,5,6) RSMo); and
who has filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for election to office with the proper election authority prior to 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday immediately preceding the election day. It is not necessary to file a declaration of intent if there are no candidates on the ballot for that office. (see 115.453 (4) RSMo)

And:

If a candidate runs in a primary election and loses, can the person run in the general election for the same office?

No. If a candidate files for nomination to an office and is not nominated at a primary election, that candidate cannot file a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for the same office at the general election. (Section 115.453(4) RSMo)

And:

Are write-in votes counted for every name that is written in?

No. If a candidate is on the ballot for an office, write-in votes are counted only for the candidates who have filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate with the proper election authority. (Section 115.453(4), first sentence) If no candidate is on the ballot for an office, it is not required to file a declaration of intent and votes are counted for every name properly written in. (Section 115.453(4) RSMo, last sentence)

So, paging Dr. Ashcroft. Dr. Talent. Dr. Bond. Code blue! Repeat, Code Blue!!

JohnGalt23 on August 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Coming soon: A remake of the The Defiant Ones, starring Todd Akin as Tony Curtis/John “Joker” Jackson, Barack Obama as Sidney Poitier/Noah Cullen.

Buy Danish on August 21, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Let’s hear it for the GOP primary voters of Missouri, who were goaded into voting for this doofus by the Dems … and fell for it. Oldest trick in the book.

YYZ on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

New slogan? Missouri: Smartest state in the Union.

SirGawain on August 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Axelrod/Obama just had their luckiest break since Seven of Nine turned down that three-way…

Bruno Strozek on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

That joke is so obscure that I’m LOLing pretty hard right now.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

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?
====================================================

D*mmitt AP,I vote Aye,for the Burning Bunny(sarc):)

canopfor on August 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Alrighty, who paid this guy off to stay in?

JPeterman on August 21, 2012 at 6:14 PM

The DNC, the same people who funded his primary.

Vashta.Nerada on August 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Levin is on a rant worthy of listening to at least once.

Akin is a moron.

ORconservative on August 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Dana Loesch
Mike Huckabee
Tony Perkins

Take a bow.

kevinkristy on August 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

oh whoops i didn’t realize hannity posted the audio: http://www.hannity.com/videos/?uri=channels/400391/1692679 *goes to listen* *is scared*

Sachiko on August 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

D*mmitt AP,I vote Aye,for the Burning Bunny(sarc):)

canopfor on August 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I don’t know, the melting bunny would probably cheer me up because it would remind me of chocolate…

sandee on August 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Well, at least President Romney will somewhat be able to shield the red states with HHS waivers until we can get enough Senators, right?

The Count on August 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

If you’re serious, no. That won’t be enough. All the implementation finishes by 2014. Obamacare gets locked in before the 2014 elections.

KingGold on August 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

so sad. this is just a simple-minded guy that somehow got way over his head politically.

here’s the article that he has been talking about from 1999

http://www.christianliferesources.com/article/rape-pregnancies-are-rare-461

Dr Willke tries to estimate the number of forcible rapes that yield children…a rather morbid analysis..but in the end, he makes up a number of 50 percent which represents the percentage reduction of pregnancies due to trama, etc. of the woman.

reading the whole thing, Willke is a lot smarter than Akin.

so Todd just got in over his head…then started BSing Charles Jaco.

not fit for office, can’t keep his wits about him…can’t remember precisely what Willke said…

just a sloppy simple-mined narcissist that blew up a Senate race
because he doesn’t have enough sense to stfu

r keller on August 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

This makes me wonder how many other ‘GOP’ candidates have been running as ringers with DNC money.

Vashta.Nerada on August 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Good grief. He’s so detached from reality, it’s ridiculous. What an asshole. He’s a dumbed-down version of Santorum, only worse. No sane and informed person should vote for a man that believes women have a biological defense to insemination by rape. He’s the right’s version of Nancy Pelosi. The man is a crackpot and since he couldn’t be run out on a rail, we need a third party candidate to thoroughly trash this idiot in the general.

Corporal Tunnel on August 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

dump mittryanakin now!

Pragmatic on August 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Escaped from your padded room again, I see.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

i can just picture akin sitting in a castle in malta sipping an appletini next to justice roberts who still has that smirk on his fac, serving the cocktails is none other than bart stupak.

renalin on August 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Typical of most politicians these days. He isn’t running for his state or his country, he is running for himself.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

imagine how much stronger he’ll be after overcoming the inevitable four or five major gaffes still to come.

Wow, who woulda thought our resident Eeyore would give Akin only 4-5 major gaffes?! If he’s still in the race by Nov 6, I say the number is double that.

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Harry Reid wanted Angle and did everything he could to get Angle, and it worked. The Dems wanted O’Donnell and did everything to get her, and it worked. Now this with McCaskill just playing us perfectly. Why do we do this to ourselves?!

GOPRanknFile on August 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

“I Am the Walrus” with Brand is, unfortunately, so appropriate for this moment.

conservative pilgrim on August 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

“…, but when it comes to video expressions of fear and loathing, we can do better than that now, can’t we?”

Allah! You monster…!

… I am no where near my drinky poo!

Watching that sober has left a scar…!

Seven Percent Solution on August 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

How did this guy manage to serve in the House so long with making an ass of himself? I didn’t even know the jackass existed until this year.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

At this point he should be forgiven his less than Biden gaffe and be supported to defeat McCaskiil. Any other activity by the Republicans would be stupid and suicidal.

FactsofLife on August 21, 2012 at 6:22 PM

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