Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on August 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Rep. Todd Akin was in Tampa Wednesday night meeting with top conservative groups and donors, several sources confirmed to POLITICO.

The embattled Missouri Senate candidate flew to Tampa to meet with members of the Council for National Policy, a secretive coalition of powerful conservative and evangelical leaders, activists, and donors…

While national Republicans from presidential candidate Mitt Romney to National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn have called for Akin to end his Senate bid, Akin has remained defiant and pledged to stay in the race. He has, however, received support from several prominent conservatives including Tim Wildmon and Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

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President Barack Obama is mocking Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri for his remarks about a woman’s body being able to avoid pregnancy during what Akin called a “legitimate rape.”

Obama tells a group of donors in New York that the Republican congressman from Missouri “somehow missed science class” even though he sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

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Mitt Romney faces increased pressure to shine at next week’s Republican National Convention because of Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) controversial comments on “legitimate rape” and abortion…

Given the importance of female voters to both Democrats and Republicans this November — as well as Romney’s perceived vulnerability with that constituency — Republicans say Akin has raised the bar for Romney in Tampa.

The convention was always going to be an important moment for Romney, but he must now “knock it out of the park,” according to GOP strategist Ford O’Connell.

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With an eye on Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments and the GOP’s mad dash away from the sinking Missouri Senate candidate, the Democrats are turning their upcoming presidential convention into a pro-choice assault on the Republicans with the help of major abortion supporters.

Just as the Akin crisis was reaching a crescendo, the Democrats on Wednesday announced that three starlets of the pro-choice movement will be featured at the convention, an event that will now drive the liberal charge that the Republicans are anti-women…

Democrats led by party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz believe that the Akin controversy–and his refusal to leave the Missouri Senate race–has revived their chances of winning a majority of women in the presidential race, key to re-electing President Obama. On Wednesday, for example, the party turned their homepage over to the affair with the headline: “The GOP is dangerously wrong for women.” And with a devilish move, they included pictures of Mitt Romney, running mate Paul Ryan and Akin.

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Fluke has since become an increasingly visible surrogate for President Obama, most recently introducing him at an Aug. 8 rally in Denver. She responded Tuesday to Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape” and pregnancy via an email relayed by the Obama campaign.

“This controversy is not an accident, or a mistake, or an isolated incident,” Fluke wrote. “It’s a reflection of a Republican Party whose policies are dangerous for women.”

Less than a day after Fluke’s e-mail went out, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan refused to give his definition of “forcible rape,” a term used in a an early draft of legislation co-sponsored by Ryan and Akin.

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One Catholic strategist close to GOP anti-abortion discussions put it this way to me: “Any politician is an idiot if he cannot speak eloquently on the tragedy of abortion, with compassion for women and a sense of recognition also for the life of the child. . . . Akin does a disservice to the cause of educating Americans about the humanity of the unborn child. Honestly, though, he is the exception.”

Perhaps so, but the cumulative effect of Republican actions aimed at limiting women’s access to abortion rather than seeking remedy through education poses an existential threat to the GOP. You don’t change people’s hearts by insulting their minds.

As GOP convention planners consider platforms and pledges, they might also contemplate a seminar for Republican men about how the fairer sex works.

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Around the clock, Democratic candidates, spokesmen, commercials, and the party’s foot soldiers in the news media will labor sedulously to transform the party of Lincoln and Reagan into the party of Akin. By Election Day, Akin will be more famous, ubiquitous, and inescapable than Kim Kardashian. His twisted comments on rape will be played again and again, with spooky music, scary edits, and every instrument in the campaign consultant’s tool box applied to amplify this message…

On its opening evening in Tampa, the Republican National Convention should vote on prime-time television to denounce Akin, reject his wretched comments, disassociate the party from him, and pledge that no GOP resources will be deployed to support his campaign. Each delegation should express itself on this matter through a roll call of the states. The decision should be overwhelming, if not unanimous, against Akin.

Such concrete action might put some safe distance between Akin and the rest of the party and thereby isolate this contagion.

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It’s time for a nuclear bomb. Republicans should stage a write-in campaign for a popular Republican, such as Kit Bond, former governor and senator from Missouri.

If Akin had done the decent thing and dropped out, he could have been replaced with one of the stellar pro-life primary candidates. But for a write-in campaign to work, it has to be a well-known and loved Missourian — someone whose name people know how to spell.

It will be much better for Republicans to be seen as having a zero-tolerance policy on stupid rape comments than counting on people to notice that Republicans universally repudiated this narcissist.

We need Republicans out there saying, “Akin’s not our candidate; our candidate is Kit Bond.”

Republicans are going to lose with Akin anyway; mounting a write-in campaign at least gives them a shot. Don’t forget: It worked just two years ago for Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. By contrast, mortally wounded politicians never win. And we really need that Senate seat.

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For years, the Republican Party has had an unhealthy (sick) dependence on zealots like Akin. On abortion, immigration, climate, evolution, taxes and government spending, the Republicans have flirted with disaster. In other words, they’ve courted a disaffected but growing and extremely energetic group of voters who have been decisive in many recent elections. The majority of Republicans, who don’t believe things like climate change is bogus, abortion should be illegal even if a woman is raped by her uncle and that evolution is simply a theory, have made a deal with the minority that does. And like all Faustian bargains, this one will have a reckoning.

The Republican establishment, more interested in winning than purity, knows this so it wants to show this embarrassment the door. But Mr. Akin may stay seated, and others who have been used will also not be discarded easily. Todd Akin reminds voters of the new face of the Republican Party, and he may lead them to rehab.

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Via Mediaite.

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Via the Daily Rushbo.


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I caught the last 40 minutes of this tonite…

Gohawgs on August 23, 2012 at 3:07 AM

That looks like straight-up redneck racism there.

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Yeah, because that Facebook feature has really caught on…

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Whoooooooooooooooooooosh, Pac-10 12 fan. Cuz of what CM wrote and I “quoted”…

Gohawgs on August 23, 2012 at 3:10 AM

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Good evening JtL!!..Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on August 23, 2012 at 3:11 AM

They are not “so called pro life leaders” They are Christian leaders. You are a bigot and a hypocrite. The reason you want to slander these groups has nothing to do with politics nor Akin. You have made Anti-Christian statements that I’ve never seen on HA. Using Akin and Politics as vehicles to spew your hatred is despicable. These Christian leaders and Organizations are all very well known among Christian people and Churches; but you nor Terry wouldn’t know anything about that. Or would you? Yes you would.

bluefox on August 23, 2012 at 2:08 AM

I’m a Catholic, you genius. And I made no anti-Christian statements whatsoever – except in the mind of sick, fanatical, metaphysically mad and spiritually ill people like you who confuse corrupted dimwits like Perkins, Akin and all with “Christian leaders” and attacks on them as “attacks on Christianity”.

Those aren’t religious organizations. They are political institutions and should be judged as such. They dedicate their resources to politics, not to ministering. They don’t have a clue about any issue but their pet. They are nothing more than our version of the wacko-environmental lobby.They can’t play the political game and then scream “anti-religious bigot” when someone attacks them politically.

In this Akin affair, they’re siding with the Democrats and the liberals. They’re doing their best to reinforce the worst stereotypes about Christians, as Bryan Fisher text proves. They’re acting like spoiled children, as they often do. Perkins, Robertson, Schlafly et al are probably smart enough to realize they’re helping Obama and the Democrats – but they’re just too prideful and self-important and attention-craving to do the right thing. This is another opportunity to play the martyr game and they never miss one of those as that’s their shtick.

There’s nothing Christian about the stubborn pride and selfishness those people are showing.

There are fine pro-life political organizations. Including the largest, oldest and most influential of them all, the National Right to Life. These people who become millionaires by self-appointing themselves as “pro-life leaders” are just useless crap and conservatives and pro-lifers would be much better off without them. As this Akin episode is once again proving.

joana on August 23, 2012 at 3:11 AM

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Excellent tune!..:)

Dire Straits on August 23, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Gohawgs on August 23, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I’m like Donny, who is like a child who wanders into the middle of the movie…

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Dire Straits on August 23, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Hey there, Dire. Saw Lanceman was ribbing you a bit earlier. Er, could you explain GOPe to me? I wasn’t around when that reference came about.

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:16 AM

I’m like Donny, who is like a child who wanders into the middle of the movie…

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:14 AM

And you like Rock & Roll…

Gohawgs on August 23, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Dark Star on August 23, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Maybe he causes the democrats to overreach to such an embarrassing degree that people are revulsed by their celebration of abortion. That’s what it looks like we are heading toward. I have some old school dem family members that have come to their pro-choice positions with a lot of reservations. It’s going to happen anyway, should be safe, legal, and rare… That kind of stuff. Many pro- choice people think it’s the pragmatic solution to an awful problem. They aren’t down for a week long party over the issue.

To see it hammered home again and again and again, and to have crowds cheering it, will not sit well with then or I imagine many, many others. So if that’s how this is going to go down, and sounds like it is, then the dems are pretty naive too.

I’m not trying to spin any of this as a win. I’m sick that my home state seat is slipping away. I just think the dem’s are about to botch this thing big time in their attempts to really stick the knife in.

stldave on August 23, 2012 at 3:17 AM

McInnes doing his father tonight on Redeye. That guy is just flat out funny.

novaculus on August 23, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Gohawgs on August 23, 2012 at 3:17 AM

How you could bridge Lebowski to Donny & Marie is admirable. But then, we are in the year of Mormon miracles, are we not?

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:20 AM

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:16 AM

GOPe is code for Republican Party Establishment..Whatever that means..:)

PS..Congrats to the Trojans..Can they beat the Ducks??..:)

Dire Straits on August 23, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Can they beat the Ducks??..:)

Dire Straits on August 23, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Dunno. Prospects are good, though. Barkley is in his fourth year and on the Heismann trail. I’m more intrigued with our defense this year.

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:27 AM

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Dennis Miller ain’t got nuthin’ on me. ‘Cept a million or 3 dollars…

Gohawgs on August 23, 2012 at 3:33 AM

John the Libertarian on August 23, 2012 at 3:27 AM

I agree USC must be impressive on both sides of the football!..Time will tell!..:)

PS..Stanford might make a move!..:)

Dire Straits on August 23, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Given the importance of female voters to both Democrats and Republicans this November — as well as Romney’s perceived vulnerability with that constituency

I’m curious as to what percentage of women voters will actally change their mind and not vote for this man because of a stupid statement which was then blown out of proportion by an overreaction of his own party?

Don L on August 23, 2012 at 4:32 AM

stldave on August 23, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Yes, I’m still up — got sucked into RedEye.

That is kind of what I was trying to say. Reince Priebus tonight on Greta asked why aren’t we talking about Obama embracing partial-birth abortions (as I’ve said, I think that guy is doing a great job as the RNC chair). If the Dems want to “celebrate” abortion that means ALL of it and the “safe, legal & rare” pro-choice crowd isn’t exactly hot on 3rd trimester abortions on demand, taxpayer funded abortions, denying medical aid to surviving babies of botched abortions, or allowing abortions based on gender — all positions voted for/advocated for/supported by Obama and of which most of the “safe, legal & rare” pro-choice Dems are probably unaware. (And that’s why I call them “pro-choice” instead of “pro-abortion” because I do think there is a major difference between the two).

Let me try to put this as fairly as I can to the “safe, legal & rare” pro-choice crowd as well as to the “pro-life with limited exceptions such as for rape” crowd (to which I belong). Most people on both sides of the debate in these 2 positions see that when people have consensual sex (note, I’m not talking about rape) they are taking the risk that pregnancy can occur (even with contraceptives — nothing is 100% but abstinence). If that happens, the man doesn’t have a “choice” on whether to support that child until s/he is 18 years old — he already made that “choice” when he had sex. The people on the pro-life with limited exceptions side, such as myself, say, well, the woman made that same choice too & shouldn’t get a second opportunity to avoid that responsibility especially when that second opportunity involves killing the innocent unborn child. The people on the safe, legal & rare pro-choice side say, well, because the woman, not the man, actually carries the child, pregnancy can be hard on a woman (physically, financially, etc) and some might seek unsafe, illegal abortions, etc, we think she should have a window to have a second bite at the apple. But at the same time, this crowd thinks that window should be SMALL — as in, before the unborn child is viable outside the womb. And, as technology gets better and women can know they are pregnant sooner than before & the unborn child’s viability outside the womb comes earlier (used to be 30 weeks; now is more like 20 weeks), that window becomes smaller. These people sure as heck don’t think that “window” should extend to the 2nd & 3rd trimester, don’t think abortion should be used as “birth control” and don’t think taxpayers should be footing the bill for any of it.

Again, I’m not advocating the pro-choice position here. I’m just trying to point out what the position of most — at least of those people I know — in the “safe, legal and rare” pro-choice Dem crowd actually is — which is something I don’t think Obama and the rabid pro-abortion crowd realizes because they are so singularly and narrow-mindedly focused on their pro-abortion philosophy.

And now that RedEye is over, I’m going to be for real — good night all.

PS — I’m not selling out by writing something controversial & then bailing on y’all — as I said, I’m not advocating the pro-choice position, just trying to fairly explain that position as I understand it.

Dark Star on August 23, 2012 at 4:40 AM

By contrast, mortally wounded politicians never win. And we really need that Senate seat.

Ah…Ted Kennedy…. Boston’s Mayor Curley(while in Jail) Bill Clinton of, I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky, fame. Perhaps it is becaus the left defense their real screwups, never mind gaffes.
Are we now a party of leftist controlled “image…of “zero-tolerance on speech that offends liberals? Of zero tolerance on allowing those we conceive as being narcissist? Was the Sarah Palin/Akin merely a show of control by the elites? Isn’t the real issue his pro-life “social conservative” stance is off limits?

What we need in the GOP is folks who don’t give a d**mn about liberal sensitivities and won’t cater to their PC weapons(giving them even more incentive to sensitize everything) but frankly, we need a Harry Truman types as leaders who will stop cowering and tell them where to go with their manipulation of truth and reality to take down this country. There is but one cure for what they do, tell the truth about the evil they do and have done. Start saying it over and over and stop shying away from issues like abortion and the destruction of the family, contamination of our children, earth worshipping, and the black community by their democratic big government saviours.
When we just are squeeking by with a man like Obama in the Whitehouse,betrayal by anti-constitutional law creators in the Supreme Court,drones flying over free people’s heads while the non-defense agencies of this goverment are stockpiling ammo by the truckload, and the GOP only wants to talk about the economy?

It is just a matter of a few short years and America won’t be retreivable any longer.

Don L on August 23, 2012 at 4:58 AM

The media here in northern Europe is at least happy that the topic of the day in US is once again abortion and not the economy.

kittysaidwoof on August 23, 2012 at 5:16 AM

I can only say I have met one person, as of yet, personally, that survived her mother’s plan to have an abortion. She was a beautiful young girl I met in college. We became friends and sometimes would ski together or go out and hang out. Just before abortion became legal, her mother tried frantically, traveling across several states to get one but eventually gave up. Her mother didn’t like the man who was the father, but I’m pretty sure she was not the product of a rape.

Anyway, she was pro-life. That was how we met during a pro-life meeting on campus. We were good friends for a semester or two until we went our separate ways.

I’ve always remembered her. Sweet. Beautiful and real. The face of what this whole abortion argument really is about. Real people. And whether her mother had been raped or not, I do not know. But if she had, it would not have changed the fact that another innocent person is involved. A very real innocent person.

JellyToast on August 23, 2012 at 6:05 AM

good morning HA

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 6:34 AM

morning joe fawning over a new obama ad that only features bubba….

wonderful
/

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 6:36 AM

O/Y: C’mon, November 6th! My Take.

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 6:40 AM

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 6:36 AM

I just saw that. The Horndog Emeritus cares deeply about women! And the economy!!

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 6:43 AM

*shaking the head*

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 6:46 AM

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 6:40 AM

the difference between the two man is day and night….some folks prefer to stay in the dark apparently…

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 6:50 AM

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Yep. We’ll be thinking about that 52% of voters for the rest of our Generation. Thanks, you idiots.

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 6:52 AM

man = men

where’s my coffee cup?

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 6:54 AM

By contrast, mortally wounded politicians never win. And we really need that Senate seat.

Ah…Ted Kennedy…. Boston’s Mayor Curley(while in Jail) Bill Clinton of, I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky, fame. Perhaps it is becaus the left defense their real screwups, never mind gaffes.

Don L on August 23, 2012 at 4:58 AM

Ted Kennedy and BJ had political skills and personal cunning, whereas Akin is just a moron. The more he appeared on shows like GMA,(and they now want him to go there to expose how clueless and stupid he is, now that the deadline for voluntary withdrawal is over), the deeper he digs himself into that hole.

bayview on August 23, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Cardinal Timothy Roland will be giving the Invocation at the Republican National Convention. The Democrats have other plans:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/08/22/DNC-Embracing-Radical-Islamists-At-National-Convention

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM

I see a future Blog post from my house…

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Should be Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Darn auto-correct.

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM

they are the party of tolerance and diversity
/

pathetic

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:03 AM

Ted Kennedy and BJ had political skills and personal cunning, whereas Akin is just a moron. The more he appeared on shows like GMA,(and they now want him to go there to expose how clueless and stupid he is, now that the deadline for voluntary withdrawal is over), the deeper he digs himself into that hole.

bayview on August 23, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Yes. And Clinton and Kennedy never pretended to be that moral in the first place…they tried to convey themselves as men of the people and all that crap and when they strayed I think people saw it as a moral failing that might be found in any man. But when Akin started talking about traditional rape, people thought of him as a fool. And that is hard to recover from. Unless you are Joe Biden.

Terrye on August 23, 2012 at 7:03 AM

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 7:01 AM

I look forward to that, KJ.

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Are we now a party of leftist controlled “image…of “zero-tolerance on speech that offends liberals? Of zero tolerance on allowing those we conceive as being narcissist? Was the Sarah Palin/Akin merely a show of control by the elites? Isn’t the real issue his pro-life “social conservative” stance is off limits?

What we need in the GOP is folks who don’t give a d**mn about liberal sensitivities and won’t cater to their PC weapons(giving them even more incentive to sensitize everything) but frankly, we need a Harry Truman types as leaders who will stop cowering and tell them where to go with their manipulation of truth and reality to take down this country. There is but one cure for what they do, tell the truth about the evil they do and have done. Start saying it over and over and stop shying away from issues like abortion and the destruction of the family, contamination of our children, earth worshipping, and the black community by their democratic big government saviours.
When we just are squeeking by with a man like Obama in the Whitehouse,betrayal by anti-constitutional law creators in the Supreme Court,drones flying over free people’s heads while the non-defense agencies of this goverment are stockpiling ammo by the truckload, and the GOP only wants to talk about the economy?

It is just a matter of a few short years and America won’t be retreivable any longer.

Don L on August 23, 2012 at 4:58 AM

This is not about liberal sensitivities..I could care less about that. Todd Akin is running for the United States Senate. And he said something that best be described as bizarre. People who are not even liberal are disgusted with the man. I don’t think that Limbaugh and Malkin and Coulter and Levin care about liberal sensitivities. But there is such a thing as self awareness and Akin apparently has none.

Terrye on August 23, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Todd Akin……..5 day Media SQUIRREL!!!

Will we get another one today?

Will they use the “bless his heart” /dog whistle as today’s distraction?

I know the God hating Communist/Democrat leadership must really be praying that Tampa gets hit by that Hurricane……..quite a shiny object that would be.

LIE / CHEAT /STEAL………gird your loins for the Dems attacks the next two months. BUT…….THIS TIME let US go on attack!!!!

PappyD61 on August 23, 2012 at 7:11 AM

I live in Indiana. Joe Donnelly is the Democrat running for the Senate in this state against Richard Mourdoch, the Tea Party favorite and State Treasurer.

I mention this because Donnelly was one of the many Democrats who voted for that bill the Democrats and the media are blasting Ryan and Akin for supporting. It was a bipartisan bill. You would not know that if you depended on national media for your news.

That is the problem with what Akin said. He makes it easier for the media to treat pro lifers like nut cases. He makes it easier for them to avoid telling the truth about this legislation because it becomes about him and not the actual bill.

Now you wait and see, the Democrats will probably attack this piece of legislation at their convention, and no one watching will get any idea that any of them ever supported it. That is the world we live in. Akin knows that too.

Terrye on August 23, 2012 at 7:14 AM

a bloody lovefest between the mj crew and the NYT

blech

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:14 AM

BUT…….THIS TIME let US go on attack!!!!

PappyD61 on August 23, 2012 at 7:11 AM

YES!

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Now you wait and see, the Democrats will probably attack this piece of legislation at their convention, and no one watching will get any idea that any of them ever supported it. That is the world we live in. Akin knows that too.

Terrye on August 23, 2012 at 7:14 AM

INFURIATING

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:16 AM

To see it hammered home again and again and again, and to have crowds cheering it, will not sit well with then or I imagine many, many others. So if that’s how this is going to go down, and sounds like it is, then the dems are pretty naive too.

I’m not trying to spin any of this as a win. I’m sick that my home state seat is slipping away. I just think the dem’s are about to botch this thing big time in their attempts to really stick the knife in.

stldave on August 23, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Over reach..the Democrats are famous for it.

Terrye on August 23, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Terrye on August 23, 2012 at 7:14 AM

mika saying it now, apparently only gop voted for this bill…no dems

LIAR

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:19 AM

If the left can blame every republican for what Akin said, shouldn’t the democrats have to answer for the way muslims treat women? After all, there are muslim representatives in the democrat party.

birdwatcher on August 23, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Todd Akin……..5 day Media SQUIRREL!!!

PappyD61 on August 23, 2012 at 7:11 AM

And it will not go away with the moron insisting on hanging around, hence the problem. The dems and the media will hammer the GOP over Akin until the November election.

bayview on August 23, 2012 at 7:21 AM

birdwatcher on August 23, 2012 at 7:20 AM

not with this lsm…

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Todd Akin is a delusional dufus whose selfishness, personal ambitions and presumptuous belief that his campaign is a mission on behalf of God will likely lead to the Democrats keeping an important Senate seat that should have been an easy pick-up for Republicans. This idiot needs to drop out, or we’ll run a suitable candidate like Kit Bond to defeat both him and the Obamacare-supporting McCaskill.

Why does Akin think only he can represent Republicans? Many other Republicans who share his values could run and actually win the seat. Akin won the primary because the Tea Party vote (he was never a Tea Party candidate!) was split and because the Democrats ran ads touting Akin. The Democrats wanted Akin all along because they knew what an easy-to-beat dufus he would be. Turns out they were right… the man already screwed up royally and killed his chances and caused big problems for Republicans across the country. The backbencher congressman Akin is now loving all this attention.

This man Akin is no patriot and has no honor. Akin is simply an ignorant, selfish fool who is detached from reality and only cares about himself.

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 7:33 AM

I agree wholeheartedly with El Rushbo:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/08/22/let_the_democrats_celebrate_abortion_at_their_convention

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM

The reporter will say (huffily), “I’m not asking the Democrats! I’m asking you!”

“That’s right. I want you to go ask the Democrats.”

Naturally Curly on August 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM

righton righton righton

good linky NC

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Michelle Obama, speaking yesterday at a campaign event in Florida:

So that one new voter that you register in your precinct — think about it — that one neighbor that you get to the polls on November the 2 I want you to understand, that could be the one that makes the difference. That one conversation, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the one that puts this over the top.

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 7:44 AM

*shaking the head*

crickets chirping big time

cmsinaz on August 23, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Michelle Obama, speaking yesterday at a campaign event in Florida:

So that one new voter that you register in your precinct — think about it — that one neighbor that you get to the polls on November the 2 I want you to understand, that could be the one that makes the difference. That one conversation, that one new volunteer you recruit, that could be the one that puts this over the top.

I’m certain she meant to say “November 7th” ! :)

stenwin77 on August 23, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Is Pass-the-Buck-a-Bee speaking at the Convention?

victor82 on August 23, 2012 at 8:02 AM

“The Democrat Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”

– the Rush thing.

It’s the “regardless of ability to pay” bit that keeps tripping my eyes. I keep trying to work it out and can’t.

“A person has the right to keep and bear arms, regardless of ability to pay.” — See?

“A person has the right to worship God as they choose, regardless of their ability to pay.”

… it’s … it’s a different planet.

Axe on August 23, 2012 at 8:09 AM

*DNC platform statement

Axe on August 23, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Cindy Munford on August 22, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Nobody except you is talking about “Pro-life people”.

As always, any time someone mentions the crazy within the social conservatives, you pretend people are talking about all social conservatives or all pro-lifers.

I’m a pro-life social conservative and I surely don’t count myself as among the crazy.

joana on August 22, 2012 at 11:24 PM

LOL!
I count you as one among the crazaaay and in the top 5 of unreadable posters here. Self righteous and all knowing while you deny that and use projection and scapegoating at its best. You insult people and never have any true dialogue.
Because the issue is black and white..then count me as pro-choice.
I have not once brought up “Pro Life People” but I believe Cindy was saying people are bashing all pro life people as crazy because of the freak shows like Akin. She was “pretending” anything. People if you haven’t noticed paint with a broad brush.
I have a hell of a fun time defending my party because of just that.
You argued with nipple that Hispanics perceive us as racist because of posts here..thus their unwillingness to vote R. That people dont vote for people that are hostile to them..look in the mirror. You come across quite hostile. Take your own advice.

Have a good day Jo Jo.

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

wasnt*

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Flora Duh on August 23, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Cuzin pookie you and a friend get to the polls Nov 20th.
That would really make a difference. :)

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 8:24 AM

The DNC is distancing themsleves for average Americans, by their own interance, and loudly-proclaimed diversity. Same thing.

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM

LOL!
I count you as one among the crazaaay and in the top 5 of unreadable posters here. Self righteous and all knowing while you deny that and use projection and scapegoating at its best. You insult people and never have any true dialogue.
[...]
Have a good day Jo Jo.

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

This comment to joana from bazil is pretty silly. I think bazil just has a problem with people expressing strong opinions and not sugar-coating things or acting all nicey nice. Joana is an excellent commenter who makes strong, well-supported arguments… and she doesn’t back down when some of you bullies try to shut her up. I say good for her.

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Because you are just like her.

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

This comment to joana from bazil is pretty silly. I think bazil just has a problem with people expressing strong opinions and not sugar-coating things or acting all nicey nice. Joana is an excellent commenter who makes strong, well-supported arguments… and she doesn’t back down when some of you bullies try to shut her up. I say good for her.

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM

And that is your opinion. I have strong opinions, as do most here. You are here everyday spewing yours. Big surprise..it is a political blog. I appreciate one that can articulate and express their opinion. I don’t believe I stated that was a problem.
I didn’t sugar coat it or act all nicey nice gill. I thought you would appreciate that?
So we have a different opinion. Not surprising, you post very similar to Jo. I can see why you your smitten.

You have a good day to gill.

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 8:52 AM

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Because you are just like her.

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Good morning to you, too!

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 8:52 AM

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 8:52 AM

You, too…bless your heart.

kingsjester on August 23, 2012 at 8:55 AM

And that is your opinion. I have strong opinions, as do most here. You are here everyday spewing yours. Big surprise..it is a political blog. I appreciate one that can articulate and express their opinion. I don’t believe I stated that was a problem.
I didn’t sugar coat it or act all nicey nice gill. I thought you would appreciate that?
So we have a different opinion. Not surprising, you post very similar to Jo. I can see why you your smitten.

You have a good day to gill.

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Joana does make good points, and she certainly knows her stuff. You have to concede that. As far as her tone goes, she seems to give as good as she gets. I never see her going out of her way to antagonize people. I see people going out of their way to attack her, though. People like her (smart, well-informed, energetic debater) make this comment section more worth reading. I would rather have more people like her commenting than a bunch of cliquey posters chit chatting about off topic subjects all the time. Joana stands out because of the strength of her posts and because she usually seems willing to respond to those who disagree with her.

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

bluegill on August 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Thanks for your opinion. I get it..you really like, respect and admire Jo. Thank you for sharing.

bazil9 on August 23, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Gotta get rid of the 666 comment count.

listens2glenn on August 23, 2012 at 9:49 AM

That’s better !

: )

listens2glenn on August 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

You, too…bless your heart.

yetanotherHotGasposter on August 23, 2012 at 8:55 AM

I predict “bless your heart” is gonna get old faster than the people saying it thinks it will.

Alberta_Patriot on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Alberta_Patriot on August 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

They’ll shorthand it to byh and you won’t even notice.

Cindy Munford on August 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM

They’ll shorthand it to byh and you won’t even notice.

Cindy Munford on August 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM

bhh!

Axe on August 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

http://www.rebeccakiessling.com/index.html

Bullhead on August 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Axe on August 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

That’s probably better.

Cindy Munford on August 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

What the hang is wrong with “God bless you”, or “God bless him/her/(proper name) ?

Inquiring minds want to know.

listens2glenn on August 23, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Idiots like Aiken is why I left the Republican Party. Religious zealots are usually too stupid to live. The unfortuante thing is not only do they walk among us, they also reproduce.

georgeofthedesert on August 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

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