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(Kansas City)   Claire McCaskill thinks her opponent Todd Akin should stay in the race despite his "legitimate rape" comments. Well, of course she does   (kansascity.com) divider line 82
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2012-08-20 12:27:21 PM
Troll hard McCaskin, troll hard.
 
2012-08-20 12:32:19 PM
FTFA: "But since the primary, Akin has put his foot in his mouth several times, referring to student loans as 'socialism' and calling for an end to school lunch programs. ... Todd Akin should withdraw from the race"

What in the hell?! These are not instances of "putting your foot in your mouth" or a "flub" like CNN has in their headline. These statements are letting the wack-a-do candidate go off script and be honest about his thoughts on the issues he will be asked to decide on as a U.S. Senator. He was duly elected by the Missouri Republicans in the primary. He is their candidate. You don't get to replace a guy you now think has blown his shot at winning.
 
2012-08-20 12:36:57 PM
If I were running for Senate, I'd want my opponent to have made incredibly, incredibly ignorant comments about rape in the media too.
 
2012-08-20 12:54:58 PM
Honestly, what would happen? The Primary was several weeks ago, I don't think the GOP can get someone else's name on the ballot, can they? They'd need to try to get a write in campaign going.
 
2012-08-20 12:59:13 PM
"I really think that for the national party to try to come in here and dictate to the Republican primary voters that they're going to invalidate their decision, that would be pretty radical, and I think there could be a backlash," McCaskill said.

I've no doubt she wants him to stay in the race but I don't see where she said that.

Mindreading isn't journalism.
 
2012-08-20 01:02:22 PM

what_now: Honestly, what would happen? The Primary was several weeks ago, I don't think the GOP can get someone else's name on the ballot, can they? They'd need to try to get a write in campaign going.


I don't know the details but IF HE DROPS OUT before 5 tomorrow they can...do something. If he waits til September he has to pay for a new ballot or something. It's an interesting situation.

Hope he stays in.
 
2012-08-20 01:11:22 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "I really think that for the national party to try to come in here and dictate to the Republican primary voters that they're going to invalidate their decision, that would be pretty radical, and I think there could be a backlash," McCaskill said.

I've no doubt she wants him to stay in the race but I don't see where she said that.

Mindreading isn't journalism.


Wants? That's not in the headline, it only says she thinks her opponent should stay in the race, which is what the quote above states.
 
2012-08-20 01:16:04 PM
When you say something so ridiculously stupid that your opponent who is currently trailing you by 8 points wants you to stay in the race, you farked UP.
 
2012-08-20 01:26:34 PM
 
2012-08-20 01:50:48 PM
McCaskill's campaign is already airing an ad featuring a full minute of Akin's own words being used against him. the ad for this one is going to be epic.
 
2012-08-20 02:31:33 PM
I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.
 
2012-08-20 02:34:01 PM

Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.


I hope he stays in just so we can get some sort of Bene Gesserit meme going on this.
 
2012-08-20 02:34:26 PM
Looks like he's going to withdraw tomorrow: https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/237617062271406080

Someone should tell him that the withdrawal method is not reliable. Clearly he never took a sex-ed class
 
2012-08-20 02:34:40 PM

Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.


No, but the Republicans nationally are getting hurt by this (hence the almost unanimous pillorying by Republicans). This is NOT what they want to be talking about going into their convention.
 
2012-08-20 02:35:01 PM

Gwendolyn: FTFA: "But since the primary, Akin has put his foot in his mouth several times, referring to student loans as 'socialism' and calling for an end to school lunch programs. ... Todd Akin should withdraw from the race"

What in the hell?! These are not instances of "putting your foot in your mouth" or a "flub" like CNN has in their headline. These statements are letting the wack-a-do candidate go off script and be honest about his thoughts on the issues he will be asked to decide on as a U.S. Senator. He was duly elected by the Missouri Republicans in the primary. He is their candidate. You don't get to replace a guy you now think has blown his shot at winning.


You really think he's blown his chance at getting elected? He's running for office in a state that tried to pass a law making it a felony to implement ObamaCares and another law that forced all judges to use "original meaning" when interpreting the Constitution. They quite likely could actually vote for him in even greater numbers than they would otherwise.
 
2012-08-20 02:35:08 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "I really think that for the national party to try to come in here and dictate to the Republican primary voters that they're going to invalidate their decision, that would be pretty radical, and I think there could be a backlash," McCaskill said.

I've no doubt she wants him to stay in the race but I don't see where she said that.

Mindreading isn't journalism.


It sounds to me like perfectly legitimate primary voter rape.
 
2012-08-20 02:35:15 PM
This is not mine:
angryblackladychronicles.com
 
2012-08-20 02:36:30 PM

Flappyhead: Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.

I hope he stays in just so we can get some sort of Bene Gesserit meme going on this.


Now he's a witch too?
 
2012-08-20 02:37:36 PM
Didnt she run ads trying to get him to win the Republiderp primary?

Saint Sarah was there trying to turn the tides.
 
2012-08-20 02:38:00 PM

Arkanaut: Flappyhead: Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.

I hope he stays in just so we can get some sort of Bene Gesserit meme going on this.

Now he's a witch too?


No wait, men can't be Bene Ges-- OMG HE'S THE KWISATZ HADERACH
 
2012-08-20 02:41:09 PM

amiable: No, but the Republicans nationally are getting hurt by this (hence the almost unanimous pillorying by Republicans). This is NOT what they want to be talking about going into their convention.


To be fair, their actual opinions are not what they want to be talking about any time they aren't behind closed doors. It's never good for the party when a republican goes off script and accidentally says something he really thinks.
 
2012-08-20 02:41:31 PM
Phritz! That is beautiful!
 
2012-08-20 02:42:07 PM

Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.


Are you kidding? He's already been hurt. There are a lot of women in Missouri who will take the time to vote just to vote against this chucklefark.
 
2012-08-20 02:44:39 PM

what_now: Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.

Are you kidding? He's already been hurt. There are a lot of women in Missouri who will take the time to vote just to vote against this chucklefark.


And there are probably just as many men (and women, sadly) in Missouri who agree than men should be the masters of women's bodies.
 
2012-08-20 02:45:03 PM

what_now: Are you kidding? He's already been hurt. There are a lot of women in Missouri who will take the time to vote just to vote against this chucklefark.


I just don't see it happening. Any woman who is still planning on voting GOP after the bullshiat in the last year alone isn't going to have their mind changed by a little thing like this.
 
2012-08-20 02:45:13 PM
I'd rather have this freak in the Senate than McCaskill. Claire made it clear in 09 that Missouri takes a backseat to her devotion to Obama. And now she pretends like she's independent and Obama..."who's this Obama you speak of?". Missouri means nothing to her.

There are calls for Akin to withdraw today. I hope he does it. I made the mistake of voting for Claire once. I will not make that mistake again...even if I have to vote for this Akin freak (probably would vote Libertarian in this case though).
 
2012-08-20 02:45:58 PM

robsul82: Claire getting her wish


Or is she?

www.popcorn-song.com
 
2012-08-20 02:47:03 PM

what_now: Are you kidding? He's already been hurt. There are a lot of women in Missouri who will take the time to vote just to vote against this chucklefark.


How about the women of Missouri who think if a woman gets raped she brought it on herself? And to be honest, you know there are a lot of them.
 
2012-08-20 02:48:11 PM

what_now: Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.

Are you kidding? He's already been hurt. There are a lot of women in Missouri who will take the time to vote just to vote against this chucklefark.


No offense, I'll believe it when I see it. Why the female vote for Republicans is non-zero will continue to baffle me for decades to come I'm sure.
 
2012-08-20 02:48:24 PM
I honestly wonder if Akin is being paid to throw the election. Claire REALLY wanted to run against him. Did she have him bought & paid for already before he won the nomination?
 
2012-08-20 02:48:47 PM
i posted the thread yesterday to my facebook page...and had a woman who is a huge JEBUS fan say she didnt think what he said was that bad. That no man could honestly say that and mean it. She said she thought the media was blowing it out of proportion. I asked if she actually watched the video and she said yes. I simply replied every man's answer to rape should be its horrible and abortion should be available to the woman that it happened to. End of statement.
 
2012-08-20 02:48:51 PM

glassa: Claire made it clear in 09 that Missouri takes a backseat to her devotion to Obama.


Similar to how most Republicans have made it clear that America takes a back seat to their devotion to Norquist?
 
2012-08-20 02:49:03 PM

glassa: I'd rather have this freak in the Senate than McCaskill. Claire made it clear in 09 that Missouri takes a backseat to her devotion to Obama. And now she pretends like she's independent and Obama..."who's this Obama you speak of?". Missouri means nothing to her.

There are calls for Akin to withdraw today. I hope he does it. I made the mistake of voting for Claire once. I will not make that mistake again...even if I have to vote for this Akin freak (probably would vote Libertarian in this case though).


lol
 
2012-08-20 02:49:17 PM

glassa: I'd rather have this freak in the Senate than McCaskill. Claire made it clear in 09 that Missouri takes a backseat to her devotion to Obama. And now she pretends like she's independent and Obama..."who's this Obama you speak of?". Missouri means nothing to her.

There are calls for Akin to withdraw today. I hope he does it. I made the mistake of voting for Claire once. I will not make that mistake again...even if I have to vote for this Akin freak (probably would vote Libertarian in this case though).


Of course electing the guy who thinks your mother, wife and daughter can prevent themselves from getting pregnant if she is raped (Legitimate rape, you know when the girl wasn't wearing a skirt cut above her ankle) is a perfectly rational reaction to a Senator cooperating with the President of the United States.
 
2012-08-20 02:49:43 PM
Too late. (According to that Red State dude.)
 
2012-08-20 02:50:18 PM
Even Karl Rove sees the writing on the wall:

American Crossroads, a leading conservative outside group that has poured millions into Senate races around the country, is dropping all support for Rep. Todd Akin, a source confirmed to TPM.
 
2012-08-20 02:50:37 PM

eagles95: i posted the thread yesterday to my facebook page...and had a woman who is a huge JEBUS fan say she didnt think what he said was that bad. That no man could honestly say that and mean it. She said she thought the media was blowing it out of proportion. I asked if she actually watched the video and she said yes. I simply replied every man's answer to rape should be its horrible and abortion should be available to the woman that it happened to. End of statement.


This has turned out to be the case when people are informed of all the effects of Paul Ryan's budget by block granting Medicaid and SNAP, privatizing Medicare, and giving the rich huge, ill-gotten tax rewards. They literally don't believe anybody would want to do all that stupid shiat.
 
2012-08-20 02:51:01 PM
"If the rape comment had been the only problem, there might be an argument he could make to stay in the race," wrote Rick Moran on the conservative American Thinker website. "But since the primary, Akin has put his foot in his mouth several times, referring to student loans as 'socialism' and calling for an end to school lunch programs. ... Todd Akin should withdraw from the race."

Huh? Isn't redefining rape, ending school lunch programs, and cutting student loan programs like a staple of the conservative movement?
 
2012-08-20 02:51:10 PM
The good news for Akin is that the Family Research Council is supporting him. So that's nice.

/ FRC motto: we're a group that hates, but we're not a hate group™
 
2012-08-20 02:51:48 PM

glassa: I'd rather have this freak in the Senate than McCaskill. Claire made it clear in 09 that Missouri takes a backseat to her devotion to Obama. And now she pretends like she's independent and Obama..."who's this Obama you speak of?". Missouri means nothing to her.

There are calls for Akin to withdraw today. I hope he does it. I made the mistake of voting for Claire once. I will not make that mistake again...even if I have to vote for this Akin freak (probably would vote Libertarian in this case though).


McCaskill is generally ranked among the more conservative of the Democrats, and FWIW it seems that Missouri's unemployment is significantly lower than the national average... but I will say that, having seen her try to act tough while interrogating some bankers on derivatives on CSPAN, she does not appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm sorry that these two are your only choices for that Senate seat.
 
2012-08-20 02:53:17 PM

bdub77: "If the rape comment had been the only problem, there might be an argument he could make to stay in the race," wrote Rick Moran on the conservative American Thinker website. "But since the primary, Akin has put his foot in his mouth several times, referring to student loans as 'socialism' and calling for an end to school lunch programs. ... Todd Akin should withdraw from the race."

Huh? Isn't redefining rape, ending school lunch programs, and cutting student loan programs like a staple of the conservative movement?


They are, but the problem is you're supposed to do these things in secret rather than make it blatantly obvious what you're doing.
 
2012-08-20 02:53:45 PM

glassa: I honestly wonder if Akin is being paid to throw the election. Claire REALLY wanted to run against him. Did she have him bought & paid for already before he won the nomination?


Those libs made us pick a shiatty candidate!
 
2012-08-20 02:54:03 PM

Flappyhead: Jackson Herring: I can almost guarantee that if Akin stays in the race, he will not be hurt by his "anti rape secretion" comments.

I hope he stays in just so we can get some sort of Bene Gesserit meme going on this.


i.imgur.com

Agrees.
 
2012-08-20 02:54:05 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: glassa: I'd rather have this freak in the Senate than McCaskill. Claire made it clear in 09 that Missouri takes a backseat to her devotion to Obama. And now she pretends like she's independent and Obama..."who's this Obama you speak of?". Missouri means nothing to her.

There are calls for Akin to withdraw today. I hope he does it. I made the mistake of voting for Claire once. I will not make that mistake again...even if I have to vote for this Akin freak (probably would vote Libertarian in this case though).

Of course electing the guy who thinks your mother, wife and daughter can prevent themselves from getting pregnant if she is raped (Legitimate rape, you know when the girl wasn't wearing a skirt cut above her ankle) is a perfectly rational reaction to a Senator cooperating with the President of the United States.


This is another reason why conservatism is a mental illness. There is no cure for these people, its programmed inside of them like rapists and pedophiles.
 
2012-08-20 02:54:46 PM

phritz: This is not mine:
[angryblackladychronicles.com image 390x351]


It is still brilliant, no matter who came up with it....
 
2012-08-20 02:55:58 PM
I'd like to take this opportunity to remind politicians about the difference between a "gaffe" and "being a genuinely bad person."

1. Saying "Osama" when you mean "Obama" may be a gaffe.

2. Saying "I deeply hate women, queers and black people. No, really, I hate them so very very much" is not a gaffe. It means you're a genuinely bad person.
 
2012-08-20 02:57:30 PM

amiable: No, but the Republicans nationally are getting hurt by this


I will admit to the dark humor if one 'did he really say that' remark in Missouri doesn't affect the outcome of the race in Missouri, but is just enough to tip, say, Scott Brown out of the Senate. Not that it would ever be a provable direct cause, just fun to think about.
 
2012-08-20 02:58:19 PM

Rug Doctor: I'd like to take this opportunity to remind politicians about the difference between a "gaffe" and "being a genuinely bad person."

1. Saying "Osama" when you mean "Obama" may be a gaffe.

2. Saying "I deeply hate women, queers and black people. No, really, I hate them so very very much" is not a gaffe. It means you're a genuinely bad person.


I meant to say "I deeply hate vermin, deers & black weevils."
 
2012-08-20 02:58:59 PM
His staying in will activate the Democrats. Depends on how active the Republicans can scramble the troops to cover the loss of some of the Independant voters who are turned off by this sort of talk. And the women...
 
2012-08-20 02:59:32 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: glassa: I'd rather have this freak in the Senate than McCaskill. Claire made it clear in 09 that Missouri takes a backseat to her devotion to Obama. And now she pretends like she's independent and Obama..."who's this Obama you speak of?". Missouri means nothing to her.

There are calls for Akin to withdraw today. I hope he does it. I made the mistake of voting for Claire once. I will not make that mistake again...even if I have to vote for this Akin freak (probably would vote Libertarian in this case though).

Of course electing the guy who thinks your mother, wife and daughter can prevent themselves from getting pregnant if she is raped (Legitimate rape, you know when the girl wasn't wearing a skirt cut above her ankle) is a perfectly rational reaction to a Senator cooperating with the President of the United States.


There is no legitimate rape, all women want it.
 
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