Republicans push Akin to quit Senate ...

Republicans push Akin to quit Senate race over rape comments

There are 186 comments on the Reuters story from Aug 20, 2012, titled Republicans push Akin to quit Senate race over rape comments. In it, Reuters reports that:

Senior Republicans urged congressman Todd Akin on Monday to quit the U.S. Senate race in Missouri over his inflammatory remarks about rape that distracted from the party's nomination next week of Mitt Romney for U.S. president.

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Kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#50 Aug 21, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
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You are an idiot. This post is totally false and based on nothing but an agenda by the left.
Perhaps you would care to demonstrate your claim that my post is “totally false and based on nothing but an agenda by the left.”
proudtobeamerica n

New York, NY

#51 Aug 21, 2012
Lance Alexander wrote:
<quoted text>did Reid make statements about women's health? I missed it.
No but I am pretty sure Ted Kennedy did when he took his "swim" in 1969.
Let us not forget the pervert Bill Clinton that was accused of rape and all kinds of sexual misbehavior during his proud run as President. The pig lost his law license and was impeached by the House. Pass the cigars!!
Anyone remember Elliot Spitzer? This degenerate spent his brief governorship shipping prostitutes across state lines so he could have sex romps on the taxpayer dime.
Speaking of woman's health-as John Edwards used to say "Nothing helps the wife battle breast cancer better than having a baby out of wedlock with your mistress".
I could go on. Liberal outrage regarding woman and their health is a joke.
Anonymous

Toronto, Canada

#52 Aug 21, 2012
proudtobeamerica n wrote:
<quoted text>No but I am pretty sure Ted Kennedy did when he took his "swim" in 1969.
Let us not forget the pervert Bill Clinton that was accused of rape and all kinds of sexual misbehavior during his proud run as President. The pig lost his law license and was impeached by the House. Pass the cigars!!
Anyone remember Elliot Spitzer? This degenerate spent his brief governorship shipping prostitutes across state lines so he could have sex romps on the taxpayer dime.
Speaking of woman's health-as John Edwards used to say "Nothing helps the wife battle breast cancer better than having a baby out of wedlock with your mistress".
I could go on. Liberal outrage regarding woman and their health is a joke.
So just so I'm clear. The sexual behavior of some men, wherever there from, makes it ok for a woman to carry a child from a rape. I don't see the parallel. Nice try though. Misogynist!
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#53 Aug 21, 2012
proudtobeamerica n wrote:
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I could go on. Liberal outrage regarding woman and their health is a joke.
You seem to be demeaning republicant women when you think they are not "outraged" by the latest republicant "mispeak" and the republicants chipping away at pro choice, planned parenthood, etc. that are issues ALL (repeat ALL) woman should not think is "a joke".
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#54 Aug 21, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
all R's with the broad brush of this one man's stupid comment.
I believe the number of womens health bills, planned parenthood, etc. and silly aspirin and "legitimate rape" comments from some of the republicant folks all add up to concerns about what republicants think about womens issues.

The sad and disgusting truth is that these ignorant folks are making decisions about womens health issues when they can't even get their words correct and their ignorance corrected.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#55 Aug 21, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>He is a GOP icon. He had Republican leadership written all over his butt.
Obama's ads are helping.........lower his personal approval from 61% to now a new low of 38%. Obama's and the liberals campaign of sleeze is coming back in the back door and biting them on the butt.

It is very telling that Obama's spending is now surpassing his campaign revenue, dispite having 250 fund raisers and credit and debit cards Obsma refuses to disclose their source or amounts.

It is also telling that Obama dispite having the MSM and Media Matters continually carry water for him shows Obama's need to run on everything except his record. It is noted that not only is Obama having trouble defining his campaign, but he is having equal issues defining the Romney campaign without using outdated material or outright lies.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#56 Aug 21, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
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You seem to be demeaning republicant women when you think they are not "outraged" by the latest republicant "mispeak" and the republicants chipping away at pro choice, planned parenthood, etc. that are issues ALL (repeat ALL) woman should not think is "a joke".
The joke are people like Biden that purposly bring racial hate and bigotry to the nations air waves.......not someone that mis speaks and in actually was correct. Fertility is a affected in times of stress. You can look that up if you are not afraid.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#57 Aug 21, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
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I believe the number of womens health bills, planned parenthood, etc. and silly aspirin and "legitimate rape" comments from some of the republicant folks all add up to concerns about what republicants think about womens issues.
The sad and disgusting truth is that these ignorant folks are making decisions about womens health issues when they can't even get their words correct and their ignorance corrected.
Maybe you prefer like the Senator from Minnesota that was just caught at a roadside park having oral sex with a seventeen year old boy he propasitioned on craig's list.........shades of Barney Frank.
walkinginlove

Danville, VA

#60 Aug 21, 2012
I am glad the republicans are showing their true colors and exposing their false lip service given to the Christian community!

Roe Vs. Wade time has shown that the person involved who brought the case has admitted to lying about being raped. Thus Akin's statement of legitimate rape is true. Our entire legal bases for the laws that allow the murder of the unborn are based on the lies of a woman who claimed to have been raped when they were not.

The unborn are the last slaves in America, they are seen as property instead of being alive. Over 49 million unborn have been murdered by the abortion process, where is their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness???

It is time for pro-choice to be called what it is, the right to murder the unborn!

it is time for the Christians who vote for pro-murder candidates to repent for their votes and humble themselves before a living God to seek forgiveness for aiding in the shedding of innocent blood!

God said he hates the hands that shed innocent blood, what do you think he thinks of those who profess belief in him and at the same time vote for the murder of the unborn for "economic reasons"?

The United States are going to reap the wind for the millions of unborn people they have murdered and called it justice!

You owe Akin an apology, not the other way around!

Am I your enemy because I tell you the truth?

IT IS TIME TO FREE THE SLAVES BEFORE WE HAVE TO SUFFER ANOTHER CIVIL WAR!

It has happened once, it will happen again!
cring from the Wilderness

Saint Louis, MO

#61 Aug 21, 2012
And America wonders why we are in the shape we are in?

This guy is not only not well informed but portrays delusions of stupidity! Now why would MO want to elect some one that can't pass entry questions?

Our election is based on the same thing why would you want to pu another president in office who can't pass on entry level qestions?
walkinginlove

Danville, VA

#62 Aug 21, 2012
And I dare you to google silent scream and watch the video before you post a reply.

I DARE YOU TO SEE THE TRUTH!
Lord Fetch

United States

#63 Aug 21, 2012
Harry Balls wrote:
Vote Democrat...
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thank you mr balls

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#64 Aug 21, 2012
Kuda wrote:
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Perhaps you would care to demonstrate your claim that my post is “totally false and based on nothing but an agenda by the left.”
No problem.
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"Kuda"
Why?
Because Romney agrees completely with his extreme position and the Republicans know that will alienate women voters."
Do you have ANY proof of this statement? Nothing I have heard from Mr. Romney, including his statement that this what this man said was totally inaccurate and not medically supported, would lead me to believe that he was in any way in agreement with this "extreme position" So, provide proof with the appropriate link to support you conviction.
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"That’s what happens when they pander to the Tea Party that takes extremely (“severely”) conservative social policy positions..."
Again, do you have any proof that this statement is true? From all I know of the Tea Party stance none of them are "extremely ("severely") conservative stances. Following the written constitution, the desire for a smaller less intrusive government are not EXTREME stances. They are the stance that this country was founded on. So, provide proof of this statement with the appropriate link that will prove YOUR statement. Until then, it is false.
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"they alienate one group of voters after another to appease the uncompromising faction Boehner has referred to as the “knuckle-draggers.”
Again, proof that Boehner has ever referred to members of the Tea Party as "Knuckle draggers". Please provide proper proof with the appropriate link to prove your statement.
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Now the Republicans want to pander to the middle to try to attract voters.
This statement is actually the only one that has ANY basis in fact. Of course they now trend toward the mainstream of politics, just as Democrats, all except Obama, run to the far left in primaries and then tact to the center in the general election. They ALL do this. It's called politics, first you secure your base and then you secure the election.
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"We must not let them sweep this inconvenient truth under the carpet. Voters must remember what they really stand for and understand what they are voting for.
Vote Republican = Vote against women’s rights."
Please provide any proof that this statement is anything other than simply YOUR opinion. Please provide any proof that Republicans are in any way against women's rights. Please provide all appropriate links to prove that your statement is based on fact rather than your agenda.
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Thank you.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#65 Aug 21, 2012
Typo fix:

Nothing I have heard from Mr. Romney, including his statement that what this man said was totally inaccurate and not medically supported, would lead me to believe that he was in any way in agreement with this "extreme position" So, provide proof with the appropriate link to support your conviction.

Sorry about that.

“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#66 Aug 21, 2012
Ruboo48 wrote:
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So just so I'm clear. The sexual behavior of some men, wherever there from, makes it ok for a woman to carry a child from a rape. I don't see the parallel. Nice try though. Misogynist!
Reading comprehension not your strong point? This reply was not in reference to the stupid rape comment and anyone with a 5th grade reading level would have understood that.
mike

Cookeville, TN

#67 Aug 21, 2012
RAPE IS RAPE period.AKINS mouth is a problem not only to MISSOURI but to the nation as a whole.AKIN thinks he can ride this out -he cant because despite his apology he has a credibilty problem and he knows it.The GOP wants him gone and yet sweeping him under the rug wont change what the GOP has turned a blind eye to that the extremists have largly dominated the GOP in past few years as a few months ago JEB BUSH was all but run out of the party when he suggested that everybody cool off and now the tea party congressman who swan nude in a pool seems to think its no big deal but it is.The problem is this-can they live up to the values they practice well the answer is no.Your stuck with AKIN you knew what he was like much as the GOP would like to see him gone well tough youll just have to put up with him...

“Ignore the trolls”

Since: Oct 08

London, UK

#68 Aug 21, 2012
My goodness me - reading this is more fun than watching a TV comedy. How anyone can support the idiot statements that Akin made (even Romney has had the political sense to distance himself from it and the Republicans want to loose Akin as a candidate), I cannot fathom. The western reaction, as far as I can judge from the media outside the US, is to laugh at it.

All that an opposition has to do to make itself electable (according to the Brit adage) is to appear competent and hope for blunders by those in power. On that showing, unlikely that the Republicans will be in the White House after November. Romney did himself no favours withy opinion with his ill-judged comments about the Olympics.

Still, only August, I've still got over two months of chuckles ahead.

“Romney Has Cat Vote!!”

Since: Aug 12

taos

#69 Aug 21, 2012
he needs to pull out TODAY!! his comments were unacceptable to say the least.
Anonymous

Toronto, Canada

#70 Aug 21, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
<quoted text>Reading comprehension not your strong point? This reply was not in reference to the stupid rape comment and anyone with a 5th grade reading level would have understood that.
Ummm! I'm pretty sure the heading on this thread is about Akin and his rape comments. You can go back and complete gr. 5 now. Thx.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#71 Aug 21, 2012
As a tool of the DNC, he will stay and hope it goes away.
It will not, Akin could allow his seat to be carried by a medical expert, he is not.

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