Would Todd Akin's Exit Really Change the G.O.P. Position on Abortion?

Aug 23, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.newyorker.com

"Do you feel betrayed by your fellow Republicans?" Mike Huckabee asked Congressman Todd Akin, who had called in to his radio show to say, for the record, that he was not dropping out of Missouri's Senate race.

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Fishers, IN

#1 Aug 23, 2012
the Nude Yorker Dr. Bill! is on line...gooood morning Dr. Bill_mr! anythink new fun 2day for DCGame going in on? Obama change n Biden chain more) words exchange during 2minute warren????

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Since: May 11

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#2 Aug 23, 2012
The GOP's attitude is set in stone; Akin staying or going makes no difference. All he did was bring the attitude out into the open. Republicans hate that they've been uncovered publicly, but what Akin said is par for the course. We can expect nothing less from a party that pays more attention to social issues than anything else.
Gravediggers

United States

#3 Aug 23, 2012
More of 'Mr Bill's' BS

Biased and Slanted articles

“Women are people, not objects.”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#4 Aug 23, 2012
Couldn't hurt, at this point.

They are now known as RAPE-ublicans.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#5 Aug 23, 2012
the media is never going to let this horse die...

which, i suppose is a good thing. by this time next week the folks are going to view the endless left wing attacks for exactly what they are...tiresome, hateful diversions...

we're $16 TRILLION in debt, and this is what the media continues to play...

"....fiddling while rome burns".
Outta Luck

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#6 Aug 23, 2012
carey529 wrote:
the media is never going to let this horse die...
which, i suppose is a good thing. by this time next week the folks are going to view the endless left wing attacks for exactly what they are...tiresome, hateful diversions...
we're $16 TRILLION in debt, and this is what the media continues to play...
"....fiddling while rome burns".
I suppose it's a good thing too. Women being denied the right to do what they want tot with their own bodies is a serious matter.
Any American being denied their consitutional rights is very serious indeed.
The media cannot fix the debt problem. That will take a bi-partisan effort and tough legislation, rich folks are going to have to pitch in more. IF they don't want to do that, it's OK.
Waht they will to do then is create more jobs. Then the need for food stamps and unemployment insurance will drop, thereby saving us money. The increased business will increase the tax base, and everything will be fine.
We already gave our wealthy tremendous tax breaks under W. I'm surprised they did not work as promised. Seems more like the economy started to fail right after those tax cuts were passed.
So I don't understand what more the president can do.
It's up to congress and our precious job creators to savve us all from this mess.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#7 Aug 23, 2012
The gop was taken over by lunatics during the reagan administration and by the 90's very few Eisenhower rethugs were left!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#8 Aug 23, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
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I suppose it's a good thing too. Women being denied the right to do what they want tot with their own bodies is a serious matter.
Any American being denied their consitutional rights is very serious indeed.
The media cannot fix the debt problem. That will take a bi-partisan effort and tough legislation, rich folks are going to have to pitch in more. IF they don't want to do that, it's OK.
Waht they will to do then is create more jobs. Then the need for food stamps and unemployment insurance will drop, thereby saving us money. The increased business will increase the tax base, and everything will be fine.
We already gave our wealthy tremendous tax breaks under W. I'm surprised they did not work as promised. Seems more like the economy started to fail right after those tax cuts were passed.
So I don't understand what more the president can do.
It's up to congress and our precious job creators to savve us all from this mess.
women haven't been denied a damn thing!
it's ALL left wing scare tactics...

as for the rest of your response...it's nothing but partisan crap and not worth responding to.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#9 Aug 23, 2012
carey529 wrote:
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women haven't been denied a damn thing!
it's ALL left wing scare tactics...
as for the rest of your response...it's nothing but partisan crap and not worth responding to.
Keep telling yourself the lies you hear from Rush Limbaugh are truth. The big (FOX)lie will never come true, but you can base your shallow life on lies.
3OHA

San Jose, CA

#10 Aug 23, 2012
Drugging and raping women gets Democrats elected. The difference between the single word misspeak of a Republican and the intentional speak of a Democrat is enlightening. Akin uses a word, that Democrats pounce as something more extreme than it is. An actual Communist Democrat Senator Al Franken stumping with Biden jokes about giving pills to women, then raping them in a closet, or putting them in physical positions and taking pictures to degrade them gets him elected. Such sickness gets a Democrat elected because Democrat leaders think preserving an imagined respect for rapists deserves reducing penalties for rape and the answer to the few rapes of women is getting them to kill innocent babies. It seems Democrat moral imperatives have more to do with words, than actual criminal actions and weird fantasies.
guest

United States

#12 Aug 24, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
Women being denied the right to do what they want tot with their own bodies is a serious matter.
The issue isn't what a women does with her own body, it's what happens to the baby's body. Take a look at this picture, then come back and tell me that's a picture of the woman's body that was ripped to shreds.
http://www.100abortionpictures.com/Aborted_Ba...
Any American being denied their consitutional rights is very serious indeed.
Yep, which is why you should be concernced that the unborn baby is being denied the most basic right of all, the right to life.
The media cannot fix the debt problem. That will take a bi-partisan effort and tough legislation, rich folks are going to have to pitch in more.
Government is raking in more revenue now than ever. That's not the problem. The problem is runaway spending in Washington, mostly by Democrats.
We already gave our wealthy tremendous tax breaks under W. I'm surprised they did not work as promised.
The Bush tax cuts lowered taxes on every taxpayer, not just the wealthy, and it lowered them the most for the poorest taxpayers.

Also, those tax cuts worked exactly as promised, resulting in 54 straight months of economic expansion and unemployment under 5%. Don't you remember that our economy was rocked as a result of the 9/11 attacks in 2001? The tax cuts were passed to lift us out of that, and that is exactly what they did.
Seems more like the economy started to fail right after those tax cuts were passed.
Seems like you are ignoring recent historical fact. The tax cuts were implemented in 2001 and 2003. The economy did very well for years afterwards. It wasn't until October of 2008 that the housing market collapsed and our entire economy went to shit.
It's up to congress and our precious job creators to savve us all from this mess.
Yep, but as long as Harry Reid is blocking the two dozen jobs bills passed by the House, the economy will continue to suck.
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Aug 29, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
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I suppose it's a good thing too. Women being denied the right to do what they want tot with their own bodies is a serious matter.
Any American being denied their consitutional rights is very serious indeed.
The media cannot fix the debt problem. That will take a bi-partisan effort and tough legislation, rich folks are going to have to pitch in more. IF they don't want to do that, it's OK.
Waht they will to do then is create more jobs. Then the need for food stamps and unemployment insurance will drop, thereby saving us money. The increased business will increase the tax base, and everything will be fine.
We already gave our wealthy tremendous tax breaks under W. I'm surprised they did not work as promised. Seems more like the economy started to fail right after those tax cuts were passed.
So I don't understand what more the president can do.
It's up to congress and our precious job creators to savve us all from this mess.
Excuse me, the tax cuts did work...The rich pays their far share right now. I would like to see a flat tax, no loop holes, for everyone....
guest

United States

#14 Aug 30, 2012
nobama wrote:
Excuse me, the tax cuts did work...The rich pays their far share right now. I would like to see a flat tax, no loop holes, for everyone....
The top 25% of income earners pay 87% of the income tax.

The next to the top 25% pay 13% of the income tax.

The bottom 50% pay 0%.

How can that possibly be considered fair?
a voter

Saint Augustine, FL

#15 Aug 30, 2012
If the GOP is making this hardline on their platform, Akin's exit doesn't matter.
Outta Luck

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#16 Aug 30, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
The issue isn't what a women does with her own body, it's what happens to the baby's body. Take a look at this picture, then come back and tell me that's a picture of the woman's body that was ripped to shreds.
http://www.100abortionpictures.com/Aborted_Ba...
<quoted text>
Yep, which is why you should be concernced that the unborn baby is being denied the most basic right of all, the right to life.
<quoted text>
Government is raking in more revenue now than ever. That's not the problem. The problem is runaway spending in Washington, mostly by Democrats.
<quoted text>
The Bush tax cuts lowered taxes on every taxpayer, not just the wealthy, and it lowered them the most for the poorest taxpayers.
Also, those tax cuts worked exactly as promised, resulting in 54 straight months of economic expansion and unemployment under 5%. Don't you remember that our economy was rocked as a result of the 9/11 attacks in 2001? The tax cuts were passed to lift us out of that, and that is exactly what they did.
<quoted text>
Seems like you are ignoring recent historical fact. The tax cuts were implemented in 2001 and 2003. The economy did very well for years afterwards. It wasn't until October of 2008 that the housing market collapsed and our entire economy went to shit.
<quoted text>
Yep, but as long as Harry Reid is blocking the two dozen jobs bills passed by the House, the economy will continue to suck.
The unborn are not US citizens. So they are not an issue for the government. Abortion is a matter for the American Medical Association. Isn't government interference in the personal lives of Americans something we don't want??? Isn't freedom about choice and self reliance?

The housing market did not crash overnite. The housing market started to crash long before 2008, and the economy started to fail long before the market crash. By the way the market rash was not aused by poor people. It was caused by upper middle class people trying to make big profits overnite. IT worked for a few years, but too many people got too overextended because of lax regulations in money lending. While the people were trying to a 100% return on their houses in 4 months, the banks took those loans and tried to make money on them knowing they would not be paid back.
The tax cuts did nothing to help the economy. The tax cuts also did not help to fund the 10 years of war that followed 9-11. Which Congress never allocated funds for and W never saked to do so either. Speaking of historical facts, our soldiers in the middle east were not outfitted correctly and private donations were used to armor plate HumV's. Our economy crash because of piss poor funding for the very expensive war effort in Iraq and Afganistan. Do the math on the war 10 million a day for 10 years, and still dumping money over there. ALl this while a private company mostly owned by the Vice president made Billions, wouldn't that be war profiteering?(A teasonous offense)

You are full of crap, and way too pissed off about what other people do.
I'm done playing with your dumb ass.
Repulsive Republicans

Urbandale, IA

#17 Aug 30, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
<quoted text>
The unborn are not US citizens. So they are not an issue for the government. Abortion is a matter for the American Medical Association. Isn't government interference in the personal lives of Americans something we don't want??? Isn't freedom about choice and self reliance?
The housing market did not crash overnite. The housing market started to crash long before 2008, and the economy started to fail long before the market crash. By the way the market rash was not aused by poor people. It was caused by upper middle class people trying to make big profits overnite. IT worked for a few years, but too many people got too overextended because of lax regulations in money lending. While the people were trying to a 100% return on their houses in 4 months, the banks took those loans and tried to make money on them knowing they would not be paid back.
The tax cuts did nothing to help the economy. The tax cuts also did not help to fund the 10 years of war that followed 9-11. Which Congress never allocated funds for and W never saked to do so either. Speaking of historical facts, our soldiers in the middle east were not outfitted correctly and private donations were used to armor plate HumV's. Our economy crash because of piss poor funding for the very expensive war effort in Iraq and Afganistan. Do the math on the war 10 million a day for 10 years, and still dumping money over there. ALl this while a private company mostly owned by the Vice president made Billions, wouldn't that be war profiteering?(A teasonous offense)
You are full of crap, and way too pissed off about what other people do.
I'm done playing with your dumb ass.
Great Post! I applaud you. You are a scholar and a brilliant person!!!

“KONA, baby!”

Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#18 Aug 30, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Keep telling yourself the lies you hear from Rush Limbaugh are truth. The big (FOX)lie will never come true, but you can base your shallow life on lies.
Okay, so what has the republicans denied women so far?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#19 Aug 30, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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Okay, so what has the republicans denied women so far?


Birth Control, Abortion, equal pay; and most of all:

the EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.

“Women are people, not objects.”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#20 Aug 30, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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Okay, so what has the republicans denied women so far?
The right to get a legal prescription filled at the local pharmacy without some religious yahoo discriminating against them and refusing. I can't think of any other circumstance in which an employee can get away with sexually discriminating against paying customers and not get fired for it.

The right to have a female checkup at a woman's clinic that may or may not give abortion referrals, without a group of arrogant, clueless morons trying to shame her. I don't see anyone shouting protests at men when they go in for prostate examinations.

Up until recently (the last 30 years or so), they denied women the legal right to refuse sex with their husbands. Even today, I have heard some people identifying themselves as republicans state that it isn't rape if there's a marriage certificate, and that women basically give consent for the rest of their lives with their husbands as soon as they say "I do". Sickening.

I certainly don't think everyone who identifies as a republican is like this, but those who support the GOP and their absurd pro-rape agenda are RAPEpublicans, not REpublicans.
PATRIOT

San Antonio, TX

#21 Aug 30, 2012
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Keep telling yourself the lies you hear from Rush Limbaugh are truth. The big (FOX)lie will never come true, but you can base your shallow life on lies.
Keep telling yourself you like the signing of Clay AKIN, the little homobigot. Say Cheezy!

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