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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The Republicans did everything they could to get Akin to step aside. The republicans could get control of the senate, it's very close, it comes down to about 2-3 seats, like in 2010 when had they not put up crazy ones like Christine O'Donnell and Sharon Angle, they would have won two more seats and been the majority in the senate. Had they gotten the majority, then the bills the Republican House of Representatives came up with would have been passed by the Repub senate. Now they are making the same mistake. Claire McCaskil is easy to beat. A lot of people dislike her because of the way she spoke to people at one of the health care rallies and she was all for Obamacare, so all the Repubs needed was one half way sane Repub to go up against her and it was a pretty easy win for them and another senate seat for them. If the Repubs don't win the majority in the senate, I bet they lose it by 2 seats, and one of them will be this nut case Akin, and nothing will get done in Congress. It's a big deal, and clearly Akin doesn't give one crap about the party and about the country, he is in it for himself, and he knows the tea party is far right loons who hate on women and hate black men and hate everyone so he figures he can pull off a win anyway with the white hillbilly male vote. This is why Karl Rove wanted his azz out of there and someone else to run against McCaskil. The Repubs could lose out on getting control of the senate over Akin, same as what happened with Christine O'Donnell.

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While Akin used a poor choice of words, he was merely differentiating between forcible rape and consensual sex with an underage partner which is known as statutory rape.
You may fail to understand the distinction, but it has always been there and is codified in the laws of every state in the union.
Akin's main point is that we must stop allowing the butchering of 1.5 million innocent, helpless little babies every single year in this country.
More BS excuses? Why can't you people just call the man to task for making one of the most offensive comments a person could possibly make? Liberal women aren't the only rape victims, you know. It happens to your people too. I really hope it never happens to anyone close to you, and I hope you never have to explain to her that she might have the right to an abortion if the courts consider her violation "legitimate".

Stop making excuses. He wasn't just talking about underage sex and we all know it. His platform just recently had an incident with "non violent rape" and everyone knows it. Those insane f*ckers have made it clear that if a woman isn't beaten to a bloody pulp and happened to be wearing a nun's habit when it occurred, it's no longer "true rape".

They couldn't care less about the unborn.
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Akin is trying to justify rape. he's trying to say no woman is really raped and it's fine cause women can't get pregnant if they are raped. He's trying to make it so that men can rape women and so women can't use birth control so women have to have all of these kids, but then will these tea bagger, dirt poor, hillbilly men support the ten kids they create by raping women? Hell no. Will they let the government help these poor women the hillbilly men raped? No. They don't want welfare and it's not like they can afford to support the kids they demand the women have. It's to control woman cause the tea bagger hillbilly men see more women are going to college and to law school now than men and they see a black man went to college and became the president and it pushes all of their buttons, so they figure if they can control women, at least they have some control over something and some group of people. that's what powerless people do. And, when countries go under, the first thing they do is start attacking women.
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Pamela wrote:
It's a big deal, and clearly Akin doesn't give one crap about the party and about the country, he is in it for himself, and he knows the tea party is far right loons who hate on women and hate black men and hate everyone so he figures he can pull off a win anyway with the white hillbilly male vote.
Get real. Not only has Akin made a huge investment in this election (not only in terms of money but also time, effort and energy) he is the Republican primary winner and the choice of the people of Missouri to run against McCaskill.

Far too much has been made of an obvious bad choice of words, but itís shameful how the Republican party has abandoned Akin when he is a solid conservative, just the type we need in Washington to stop the runaway government spending and headlong dive into socialism that is killing our country.

As far as your claims of hate, they are nothing but petty, baseless lies that destroy any credibility you may otherwise have had. Deal with facts, not juvenile cheap shots.
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Why can't you people just call the man to task for making one of the most offensive comments a person could possibly make?
He has been taken to task. He admitted his error and has apologized.
Stop making excuses. He wasn't just talking about underage sex and we all know it. His platform just recently had an incident with "non violent rape" and everyone knows it.
Thatís exactly what he was talking about! He was making a distinction between forcible rape and consensual statutory rape. And itís not only Akin who makes that distinction, it is made in the laws of every state in the union.
They couldn't care less about the unborn.
Youíre wrong. Akin cares very deeply about the unborn and has a long history of opposing the slaughter of 1.5 million helpless, innocent little babies every single year in this country.

You obviously need to educate yourself on the facts and stop spewing the lying liberal bullshit that you mindlessly swallow.
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Pamela wrote:
Akin is trying to justify rape. he's trying to say no woman is really raped
Bullshit. Akin never said anything of the sort. He only sought to make a distinction between forcible rape and consensual sex with underage partners, known as statutory rape. Those are not the same thing.
He's trying to make it so that men can rape women and so women can't use birth control
More bullshit. Akin never said anything about birth control either. Where are you getting this idiotic tripe?

Your posts are the height of stupidity. Wise up and stop allowing the far left wackos to wind you up and then turn you loose to spew such ignorant bullshit. It makes you look like a complete fool.
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Akin is a total dunce.

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