Final deadline passes: Todd Akin now officially on the ballot in Missouri

posted at 8:01 pm on September 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

August 21 was the deadline for him to drop out and be replaced by another candidate without needing court approval. He passed. Today was the deadline to drop out with court approval, before the ballots are printed, which makes it effectively the last chance. Another pass.

If you want McCaskill out, this is now the only game in town:

With the deadline for him to exit the race just hours away, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) reaffirmed his commitment to staying in the race, saying that he has “one purpose going into November, and that’s replacing Claire McCaskill.”

Akin said he’d be staying in because Missouri voters — both in nominating him and in conversations he’s had while traveling the state — said they wanted him as their nominee.

“You are mainstream Missouri. We want you, Congressman Akin, as our senator, and particularly we want you now because we know that people can’t buy you and that you’re going to stand up for this state and this country and not be bought by any special-interest group,” he said people have told him, at a press conference on Tuesday.

Said one Missouri GOP strategist, “God has spoken: Todd is running.” Daily Kos’s pollster, PPP, took heat when it released a poll shortly after the “legitimate rape” comments that showed Akin within a point of McCaskill despite the backlash; the theory was that they were trying to encourage him to stay in the race, knowing that he’d be easier to beat than some other Republican. For what it’s worth, though, here’s what they said this afternoon on decision day:

Rasmussen had McCaskill by six as of two weeks ago, but there are two big X factors in play. One: McCaskill’s been holding back to some extent on hammering him with the “legitimate rape” stuff for fear of driving down his numbers to the point that he’d quit the race. Now that he’s locked in, she can stop holding back. And lo and behold, here’s a massive oppo dump and new campaign ad released just this afternoon. The next round of polls will be interesting.

Two: Conservative groups have been holding back on donating to him in hopes that starving him of money would kill his campaign before the deadline. Akin’s bet all along was that they were bluffing — and it looks like he was right. Jim DeMint’s PAC issued a statement today noting that “circumstances have changed” now that the deadline’s passed. Newt Gingrich, who’s been out in front lately in stumping for Akin, predicted yesterday that by mid-October all the major Republican groups will be kicking in. Reince Priebus swore last month that the RNC wouldn’t give him a penny even if the race is tied, but given the GOP’s fortunes in Senate polling lately, there’s simply no way RP will let an opportunity pass. (The way the Bill Nelson/Connie Mack race is shaping up in Florida, Akin may well end up getting some of the money earmarked for Mack.) Thanks to Missouri’s red trend, McCaskill’s mediocrity, and troubles elsewhere, this seat may still end up being one of the best pick-up opportunities for the GOP, notwithstanding the “legitimate rape” kerfuffle. Go figure.


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What did Todd Akin do???

Can’t remember..

Electrongod on September 25, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Oh No Say It Ain’t So!!!

Scrumpy on September 25, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Worst. Election Year. Ever.

MadisonConservative on September 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

He didn’t mean ‘rape’ rape.

MechanicalBill on September 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Akin wins and Thompson loses in WI.

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Still not as bad as that call at the end of Monday Night Football.

/

M240H on September 25, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I had no idea John Raese (WV-Sen-R) had such a hot daughter….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUYY_H3NIus

dforston on September 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

So, let’s see…

–Presidential race is lost for GOP

–Senate is lost for GOP

–House majority is now in jeopardy for GOP

Is there any reason the Republican Party should not be blown up after this disastrous election season is over?

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Todd Akin: doing his best to single-handedly ensure that ObamaCare stays the law of the land.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

BBBBBBut Romney is the only one who can win. Screw the establishment. Hang in there Akin.

they lie on September 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

So you want another 7 year term of Claire McCaskill, the arsekissingobamalover lets pass health care on Christmas Eve while some moslem tries to bomb an airline over a stupid remark?

… THINK….

And shame on Reince Preibus… Love that guy but to abandon a viable challenger over a remark that might have “insulted” the obama campaign’s message?

yeah, let’s just throw the Senate.

Idiots.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

So, let’s see…

–Presidential race is lost for GOP

–Senate is lost for GOP

–House majority is now in jeopardy for GOP

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

You’re drinking way too much MSM koolaid, friend. There is NO way that the GOP loses the majority in the house. Or, for that matter, that Obama gets another four years.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Todd Akin: doing his best to single-handedly ensure that ObamaCare stays the law of the land.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

No, that would be Mitt Romney and the rest of the squish RINO crowd.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Ya’ll can stop giving us Mini-snow-tons shit about Franken.

The 51st Donk Senator is now Claire McCaskill.

Thanks, Akin!

Dick.

Bruno Strozek on September 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Great, I support him. I hope he beats that b1thes ass and flaunts it to the RINO establishment. Go Aki n!!!

the new aesthetic on September 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

gumbyandpokey, stop pretending the thought of what you posted doesn’t make you happy.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

This guy is just creepy period. To me it wasn’t the rape comment – it was the magical sperm comment.

Plus I think he and his wife are opportunists. They rub me the wrong way.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

You are so cute.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Rasmussen had McCaskill by six as of two weeks ago, but there are two big X factors in play. One: McCaskill’s been holding back to some extent on hammering him with the “legitimate rape” stuff for fear of driving down his numbers to the point that he’d quit the race. Now that he’s locked in, she can stop holding back

…that cow can save her money by just sitting on him!

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I want to know what the heck is going on with these senate races. Mack, Thompson, race in Virginia, even Indiana’s race is close. Why are we doing so bad and why is Montana even close?

mrscullen on September 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Fan-frickin’-tastic…Obama wins the White House, the Dems hold the Senate with maybe just a one or two vote majority and the House Republican’s ranks are diminished…..

Way to go GOP, way to go!! This should have been a cake-walk election cycle but you couldn’t even hold the line….you boys could find your asses with both hands….

Time to pack up the tent and go home folks, America is solidly a social democracy now with no chance in hell of shrinking the nanny state….

powerpickle on September 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Oh, gawd. I just dropped into a bucket of sh*t, also known as the troll thread.

Yick.

Bye!

Key West Reader on September 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

yeah, let’s just throw the Senate.

Idiots.

Key West Reader on September 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Let’s place the blame where it belongs: On Todd Akin’s doorstep. He should have stepped aside for a more palatable candidate.

That being said, anybody but McCaskill. Period.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

He’s a great candidate compared to Air Claire. That is all that matters.

CorporatePiggy on September 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

….you boys could find your asses with both hands….

Correction – could NOT find your asses with both hands

powerpickle on September 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

So, let’s see…

–Presidential race is lost for GOP

–Senate is lost for GOP

–House majority is now in jeopardy for GOP

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Ambassador Stevens is still dead. You forgot that part.

Bishop on September 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

I wonder if Senator Mommy will debate him now. I don’t live there but last I read, despite her wishing and hoping for him, she was refusing. Seems like if this is true he can use that to a BIG advantage. I’m pretty sure he pulls this off.

Marcus on September 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Todd Akin: doing his best to single-handedly ensure that ObamaCare stays the law of the land.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Romney could put together an actual AGENDA that includes the congress. Contract with America, Tea Party Contract and so forth and have huge coattails.

Single handily? Every last person attacking him and making him less able to win is a part of the whole dynamic.

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

powerpickle, yup just end it all now. We are doomed. Pop your cyanide pill and take a nap.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

It’s sort of like voting for Romney, you’re not crazy about the guy but what’s the alternative?

idesign on September 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

No, that would be Mitt Romney and the rest of the squish RINO crowd.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

You are living in an alternate reality where the two-party system doesn’t exist. Romney’s our nominee. Get behind him, or you are part of the problem.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Anyone But Obama

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

…*holding pom poms*…gummeandpokeme…give us a poll!…give us a poll!…give us a poll poll…pole!

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Despite the disinformation, Missouri is a very red state, and if not the buckle of the Bible belt, it’s the rivets in the leather which attach that buckle.

Todd Akin wasn’t my 1st choice for Missouri’s next senator, but Claire Bear is darn sure the worst choice!

GO TODD.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I thought the idea was to beat Obama hence we have to support Romney, and to win the senate hence we have to support the republicans who win their state’s nomination. But that doesn’t count if you’re not acceptable to the squish RINO crowd. I’m beginning to think a lot of those bashing Akin are actually democrat trolls.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Single handily? Every last person attacking him and making him less able to win is a part of the whole dynamic.

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

You can’t blame people for calling Akin’s statement what it was – INSANE. He has NO place representing Missouri Republicans, and it was on him to step aside. Because he didn’t Missouri now has to choose between McCaskill and Akin. No voter should ever have to make that Hobson’s choice.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM

don’t care anymore, i’m not mad at him anymore. hope he wins. more power to him.

Sachiko on September 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM

i just think it is hilarious watching the same people who demand that not voting for Romney is voting for Obama, and you are a traitor if you do not vote for Romney are the exact same group of people who are telling us that Akin should get out… Shouldn’t they be backing him up, as a vote against Obama care, as fervently as their progressive liberal presidential candidate? You would think so. Have to wonder why not.

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM

You are living in an alternate reality where the two-party system doesn’t exist. Romney’s our nominee. Get behind him, or you are part of the problem.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I’m supporting Romney, now you get behind Akin or you’re part of the problem.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

But that doesn’t count if you’re not acceptable to the squish RINO crowd. I’m beginning to think a lot of those bashing Akin are actually democrat trolls.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

NO reasonable person who heard what Akin said could believe what you just wrote.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

bgibbs1000, what Akins said was flat out offensive. HE could have gotten out and let someone else win the seat. His delusional thinking that he can win is what will cost us all.

Troll? Ha. Google my name. No troll here.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I KNOW he’s that kid from “Deliverance” and if he wins I hope he plays dueling Banjos while Harry Reid is screaming “Mr. President I object!!!”

bluesdoc70 on September 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I’d vote for a dead cat before I voted for McCaskill.

Axion on September 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I refer you to my prior commment:

That being said, anybody but McCaskill. Period.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Rapey McRape.

Swell.

RedNewEnglander on September 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I’ll be stunned if the NRSC isn’t at least running neg ads against McCaskill by Oct. 5th.

Robert_Paulson on September 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The man should be supported by the GOP. It’s idiotic not to. At least he’s not a Red Commie.

Old eagle on September 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

You can’t blame people for calling Akin’s statement what it was – INSANE. He has NO place representing Missouri Republicans, and it was on him to step aside. Because he didn’t Missouri now has to choose between McCaskill and Akin. No voter should ever have to make that Hobson’s choice.

Longing4Lincoln on September 25, 2012 at 8:17 PM

And I feel like I’m having to that in this years presidential election so stop with your holier than thou attitude about Akin because Romney isn’t anything to write home about either.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Todd Akin has a 97% conservative? Really? Seriously? 97%? Why oh why would people supporting Romney not like him?

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Seriously, can we start firing at the right target: Claire McCaskill.

SouthernGent on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

If we take to supporting disgusting people just because they have an “R” next to their name, we are no better than the dems.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

You guys are all forgetting what a miserable awful candidate Claire McCaskill is. Remember she’s the tough as naiuls auditor who forgot to pay tens of thousands of taxes on her own plane. And voted for Obamacare. Etc., etc. And she’s a miserable old toad on top of it.

Akin made one regrettable statement, but I think he still has a chance to beat that homely old troll.

We need 50 in the Senate to repeal Obamacare. I’m sending him some money. Let’s drag his sorry butt across the line!

darkegop on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Seriously – come on!

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Do not be surprised if Akin ends up winning… That is how much McCaskill is hated in Missouri…

mnjg on September 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Todd Akin has a 97% conservative? Really? Seriously? 97%? Why oh why would people supporting Romney not like him?

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Because he said and believes some very offensive things and I don’t believe he’s sorry one bit for what he said.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

It is becoming clear to me that gumbyandpokey is the token progressive on this blog.
Here to further try & defeat our hopes to return America to our constitutional framework.
gumbya, wouldn’t you be happier over at CNN?
Hey, maybe you’re an Obama plant. Or Queen Nancy’s secretary.

Don’t you think Akin wishes he could take back those foolish words? He just can’t.
Don’t you wish some R’s wished they thought before they spoke out of fear from the backlash?
Time to move on. Akin’s staying. He’s a better (R) than some of the establishment politicians, including Boehner.

Belle on September 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Bummer.

And I was really looking forward to watching the Dems do a complete 180 on the value of the filibuster.

Scrappy on September 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

The man should be supported by the GOP. It’s idiotic not to. At least he’s not a Red Commie.

Old eagle on September 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

but he is a complete moron! “women have way of shutting it down”? arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. is there any limit to idiocy of some of our candidates that we have to endure?!

nathor on September 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

If we take to supporting disgusting people just because they have an “R” next to their name, we are no better than the dems.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

There’s the rub… Romney is not a conservative. Akin is. But support Romney you do, support the conservative you don’t.

Akin is a true pro-life person.
Romney is a what ever you want to do, go ahead, kill the baby, I just won’t kind of guy…

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Let’s give obama two more Supreme Court justices because Rinse has a thorn in his paw?

Give me Michael Steele.

crash72 on September 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

mnjg, that would be a surprise and bittersweet. Akinn is disgusting.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Here’s an idea! Why don’t we let the voters in Missouri decide?

Now where is that Zogby poll that says the NASCAR voters have all flipped to King Obama?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

So, let’s see…

–Presidential race is lost for GOP

–Senate is lost for GOP

–House majority is now in jeopardy for GOP

Is there any reason the Republican Party should not be blown up after this disastrous election season is over?

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Dream on delusional fool… Why the owner of this forum has not banned you yet is beyond me… You are here to lie, distort, and demoralize…

How can be ban this very annoying liberal troll? Seriously… Is there a way to do it?

mnjg on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

astonerii, Romney is more or as disgusting as Akin? Nice try, but wrong. Romney is closer to my views than obama. He gets my vote. Simple as that. The “R” is irrelevant.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Now where is that Zogby poll that says the NASCAR voters have all flipped to King Obama?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

That’s freaking hilarious.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

If we take to supporting disgusting people just because they have an “R” next to their name, we are no better than the dems.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I think Romney is disgusting for the way he went after other republicans in the primaries but won’t do it now against the main target. And so per your reasoning I should not vote for Romney just because he has an “R” next to his name since I think he’s disgusting for what he did and is now not doing.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Because he said and believes some very offensive things and I don’t believe he’s sorry one bit for what he said.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

What ever.
I was an independent during reagan/bush, I dont want to go back to reagan/bush.

RomneyCare which is terribly similar to ObamaCare but even worse for it openly funds all abortions, on demand.

Romney – bragged that he would continue to defend abortion “rights” after he claimed a pro-life conversion

OFFENSIFE things, in ACTIONS beyond WORDS.

yet, happily down the Romney train.

IRONY!

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

What in the world does Romney have to do with Akin?

I find him offensive – that is my right as you apparently find Romney offensive.

Free will – ain’t it grand.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

He may be a lunatic, but he’s our lunatic damnit.

I hate that attitude myself, but it’s how both bases operate these days.

jarodea on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

bgibbs1000, so you too think that Romney is worse or as bad as Akin? Really? Really?
Sad.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

astonerii, Romney is more or as disgusting as Akin? Nice try, but wrong. Romney is closer to my views than obama. He gets my vote. Simple as that. The “R” is irrelevant.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I never told you to not vote for Romney. I just said if you are backing Romney… irony

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

That’s freaking hilarious.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

But it’s true.

Media Jumps Shark – Says Obama Leads Romney With NASCAR Voters

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

This Missourian right here will be Voting for Akin! Claire has got to go…a Liberal tool just like her boss Obama

sadsushi on September 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

What in the world does Romney have to do with Akin?

I find him offensive – that is my right as you apparently find Romney offensive.

Free will – ain’t it grand.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Its just ironic is all. Vote for who ever you want. I am trying to figure out where I ever told anyone who to vote for. i am just pointing out you blatant and obvious political leanings, which are NOT conservative.

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

But it’s true.

Media Jumps Shark – Says Obama Leads Romney With NASCAR Voters

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

After the long day I’ve had – I needed that laugh

Hee hee

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I dont want to go back to reagan/bush
astonerii

Then what are you doing here leftist? Or are you a ronulan? Seriously, Regan was a darned good president. I think you’ve made a pretty good case for me to ignore you and your lunacy.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 25, 2012 at 8:07 PM

You wish, sh*t mouth.

wargamer6 on September 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

i am just pointing out you blatant and obvious political leanings, which are NOT conservative.

astonerii

I dont want to go back to reagan/bush
astonerii

Hypocritical much?

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Folks,

Are you getting so annoyed by some of the liberal trolls who bring nothing to the discussion but lies, distortions, and attempt to demoralize us?… Do we really need them on this forum?… Are we not getting enough lies, distortions, and attempt to demoralize us from Obama, his media, and their polls?

Do you want to petition Ed to ban the most annoying trolls? I will name the first to go “gumpyandpokey”, “Dave Raywall”, and “lester”…

mnjg on September 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Then what are you doing here leftist? Or are you a ronulan? Seriously, Regan was a darned good president. I think you’ve made a pretty good case for me to ignore you and your lunacy.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Romney said that, not me…

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Its just ironic is all. Vote for who ever you want. I am trying to figure out where I ever told anyone who to vote for. i am just pointing out you blatant and obvious political leanings, which are NOT conservative.

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Ahhh the “true” conservative argument. It’s always my favorite.

This thread has “no good” written all over it. I’m outta here.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Because he said and believes some very offensive things and I don’t believe he’s sorry one bit for what he said.

gophergirl on September 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

And I don’t believe Romney will sign a repeal of marxist care because I think he likes it. But you go ahead and live in your little world because the more I see some of the names, yours included, who continually bash Akin, the more I am convinced they, you included, are leftists trolls.

bgibbs1000 on September 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Words are one thing. Actual voting records are another. McCaskill, despite her words to the contrary, is no “moderate.” There is nothing “moderate” about being in favor of Obamacare or about sharing most, if not nearly all of Obama’s positions on abortion. Not to mention the out-of-control growth of government that Akin has tried to rein in as a House member.

We all wish Akin would have given a far better answer than he did. But the fact is that for conservatives, Akin has one of the best voting records in the entire House. I’d absolutely vote for him over McCaskill if I still lived in Missouri. If he turns out to be a bust, Sarah Steelman can and should primary him in 2017. Meanwhile, we need Akin, warts and all, in the Senate.

Still not convinced? Did Akin drive someone other than his wife off a bridge in Chappaquiddick (or anywhere else)? Seems like someone else did and got to serve in the Senate for an additional thirty years…

Sir Rants-A-Lot on September 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM

This Missourian right here will be Voting for Akin! Claire has got to go…a Liberal tool just like her boss Obama

sadsushi on September 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Excellent… Yes the man said a very stupid thing but he still is vastly better than communist McCaskill…

mnjg on September 25, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Hypocritical much?

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Apparently Romney did not get vetted by you very well. Not sure how you feel about him. But he said that, in a debate where he was to the left of Teddy Kennedy!

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Gee, if he wins, think of all the dumbass things we’ll get to look forward to hearing from a sitting US Senator.

This guy is Biden with the funny.

trigon on September 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Romney on Reagan.

I knew Romney did not get vetted. His sycophants and media allies prevented any descent vetting.

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

without the funny. Sheesh.

trigon on September 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Go get ‘em, champ.

You know, I was driving through Missouri and heard one of the opponent’s ads on the radio. She is going after his votes to not increase farmer benefits and veteran benefits. She is recruiting these two populations into the parasite fold.

When I was a kid, I remember looking at the obituaries and there was a little icon of an American flag next to almost all of the names of the males. There must be fewer veterans now than back then, but I don’t think we ever made cuts to veterans. I bet we spend a lot more on vets now than when most of the males were vets. Are today’s vets a more needy bunch than back then?

Akin should just bring up “why do you suppose she is running ads criticizing my not increasing entitlements to vets and farmers as opposed to all the other spending I’ve stood against?”. They should be offended.

Buddahpundit on September 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Here’s an idea! Why don’t we let the voters in Missouri decide?

………

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Yes, very good observation.

whbates on September 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I think we have to blame Akin, the voters of Missouri, and the Democrats who spent money to help Akin out. I can’t believe Aw, Claire! is going to get re-elected. That was a winnable seat. Sad.

diplomatsteve on September 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Akin said something dumb. McCaskill consistently votes against the interests of the people of Missouri.

This shouldn’t be a difficult decision for anyone who isn’t a State Media lemming.

18-1 on September 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Although I consider his belief that a woman can’t get PG if raped to be ridiculous to say the least, since Herr Hussein Obama is at war with America, we need all the help in the Senate we can get, so if I lived in Missouri I would vote for him.

VorDaj on September 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Do you want to petition Ed to ban the most annoying trolls? I will name the first to go “gumpyandpokey”, “Dave Raywall”, and “lester”…

mnjg on September 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Hey, Rywall is an institution around here.

Burn the other two.

trigon on September 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Here’s an idea! Why don’t we let the voters in Missouri decide?

JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Yup. Saw this on a FB post today:

“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing at all.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Fallon on September 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Here’s an idea! Why don’t we let the voters in Missouri decide?

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JPeterman on September 25, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Yes, very good observation.

whbates on September 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Because when the Senator is a progressive hack up in the No’eas pard o da cuntree, we get calls for a moneh bom.

Funny dat!

astonerii on September 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The fact remains, the candidate with views closest to my own is Romney. That is why I back him. There is no comparison of what he said to what Akin said. His defenders know this but don’t care. They want to pretend they are somehow better than those that dislike Akin.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I think we have to blame Akin, the voters of Missouri, and the Democrats who spent money to help Akin out. I can’t believe Aw, Claire! is going to get re-elected. That was a winnable seat. Sad.

diplomatsteve on September 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I think Akin has over 50% chance of winning… Yes he said something very stupid but McCaskill is very much hated by majority of voters in Missouri…

mnjg on September 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I think Akin has over 50% chance of winning… Yes he said something very stupid but McCaskill is very much hated by majority of voters in Missouri…

mnjg

We shall see how much. I’m betting Akin lost huge numbers of the women’s vote. That would be enough to sink him by itself.

Hard Right on September 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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