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NBC calls Missouri Senate for McCaskill

posted at 10:09 pm on November 6, 2012 by

Good thing you guys delivered that huge GOP House majority two years ago because that’s the only brake on this Democratic train tonight.

Ted Cruz won in Texas, of course, so there’s something.

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Heckuva job, TrueCons!

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM

“Abortion is a winning issue!” – Functionally retarded social “conservatives”

Armin Tamzarian on November 6, 2012 at 10:12 PM

And so she thrust the sword he refused to fall upon.

Red Creek on November 6, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Oof. When it rains, it pours. I’ll know god hates the GOP when Mia Love loses to Matheson.

changer1701 on November 6, 2012 at 10:14 PM

So was two more months of strange looks and being embarrassed tonight worth staying in the race, Akin?

TheDriver on November 6, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Heckuva job, TrueCons!

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Yep.

youknowit on November 6, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Heckuva job, TrueCons!

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM

This.

But, you know, the way things are going anyway… GOOD. Go away and never come back, Akin, you smug, pompous, self-centered moron.

Red Cloud on November 6, 2012 at 10:17 PM

The GOP needs to send these mentally stunted one issue politicians to some fringe party (Constitution Party) and embrace more of the Libertarian ideology. A fiscally conservative and socially libertarian party will do the nation good.

James on November 6, 2012 at 10:18 PM

The GOP should’ve forced Akin off the ballot, even if it required Corleone tactics. Missouri could have been red, now we get that pig McCaskill for another 6 years.

lonestar1 on November 6, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Not saying Akin’s comments were brilliant, but even FakeCons need scapegoats. ;)

eforhan on November 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM

We need to regard abortion the same as Dems should regard gun control-electoral kryptonite, fatal to all who touch.

DocinPA on November 6, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Oh, I thought we just had to ride out the initial controversy and all would be well?

The GOP needs to send these mentally stunted one issue politicians to some fringe party (Constitution Party) and embrace more of the Libertarian ideology. A fiscally conservative and socially libertarian party will do the nation good.

James on November 6, 2012 at 10:18 PM

^^THIS!

NoLeftTurn on November 6, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I am SHOCKED… shell-shocked. WHAT have we been thinking with the Senate, now there’s a minimal chance Mitt pulls it out, but even if so he couldn’t repeal Obamacare or do anything, since 2010 we have pissed away 5 (five) easy senate wins in CO (Buck), NV (Angle), DE (O’Donnell), and now MI (Akin) & IN (Moudach). With the exception of perhaps O’Donnell, the killer for ALL these races was an extreme nutcase position on abortion, not making exceptions for rape. That’s insane and repulsive to 80% of the population, and if you polled, it’s idiotic even to most conservatives. How the nutcases hijacked senate nominations is beyond me.

The silver lining of this horrible night is that perhaps it will force us to reexamine the Repub party. First, abortion as an issue is killing us, even if we take a “moderate” position like Mitt did. We can stubbornly hold on to that issue, and face future communism. Let abortion go. We can’t win them all, and that one we can’t win. But the main thing is there may be something inherently wrong the Republican party… it’s country club and abortion oriented, but in the context of a new youthful 21st century electorate, it has to be Joe the Plumber and a bit of moderated Ron Paul to succeed. The old guard and ultra-social-cons need to let go, or we will be defeated across the board.

That’s it. Look, Mitt may win the popular vote, even the election, but with O being the competition, this a crushing blow no matter what. Rework the Repub party completely, I say. I think a new party with a new name, because “Republican,” representing “country club,” is a tarnished name. It’s about branding.

anotherJoe on November 6, 2012 at 10:34 PM

So was two more months of strange looks and being embarrassed tonight worth staying in the race, Akin?

TheDriver on November 6, 2012 at 10:16 PM

God was just testing him. And I guess will continue to test him and now the rest of us as well.

Second look at Atheism?

Betenoire on November 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Another can’t lose race, lost. Twice more.

One would think people would learn from Harry Ried winning a race he had no chance to win. But no… thanks to trading chickens for medical care, he is and will be our Senate Majority Leader.

Congrats SoCom’s. You are handing the coathangers to the liberals.

Now we all get to burn under taxation, and abortion get’s expanded.

When you come up with an answer to how this works for you, clue me in.

Hog Wild on November 6, 2012 at 10:59 PM

damn akin this, damned trucon that…

You know what? The feeling’s mutual
Good, maybe time to break up the GOP. All you pro-deathers can move to the party of death or go the way of the Whigs. Don’t matter to me cause I for one don’t need you and won’t make common cause with you ever again even if we have overlapping interests. So go your way and if you won’t leave the GOP then I will leave. I think other “trucons” will come to the same conclusion before 2014 and take our votes with us.

AH_C on November 6, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Thanks True Cons! Heck of a job!

wargamer6 on November 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

PEOPLE. All the GOP primary candidates were pro-life. Stop acting like no one likes pro-lifers. A pro-lifer could have beaten McCaskill. The problem was specific to Akin. The problem was Akin’s severe level of disconnect manifested by his focus on rape when discussing abortion. Word to the wise: don’t talk about rape. Just don’t. You really don’t need to and it ALWAYS comes across badly.

alwaysfiredup on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 PM