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(The Gateway Pundit)   If you've been wondering how a gibbering loon like Akin even won a primary, you can thank the Democrats who poured $1.5m into his primary campaign   (thegatewaypundit.com) divider line 114
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2012-08-21 11:08:44 AM
There's a reason why Democrats spent over $1.5 million trying to help Akin win his three-way primary. He was the most conservative candidate in the field - and the most unpredictable one.

Playing with fire.

I get it... and I hate it.

[whywecanthavenicethings]
 
2012-08-21 11:10:44 AM
If he stays in, it will be the best money that Claire McCaskill ever spent.
 
2012-08-21 11:12:26 AM

quatchi: Playing with fire.

I get it... and I hate it.

[whywecanthavenicethings]


This. I firmly believe that voters should be choosing between the two *best* candidates. This was a dumb move, IMO. Sure, we've gotten to see Akin's true colors, but that may very well not be enough to keep him out of the Senate.
 
2012-08-21 11:13:05 AM

BritneysSpeculum: If he stays in, it will be the best money that Claire McCaskill ever spent.


Except that he stayed in, and is still ahead in the polls. So that didn't work out too well.
 
2012-08-21 11:14:34 AM
 
2012-08-21 11:19:24 AM
Yeah not sure where the washington post came up with that $1.5 million number.
 
2012-08-21 11:20:03 AM
Well that's a reputable source.
 
2012-08-21 11:21:59 AM
So, Democrats run anti-Akin ads during the primaries trying to paint him as a conservative extremist, which he obviously is, but it's actually a kind of Jedi mind trick to force the state's Republicans to vote for him in the primary rather than the more reasonable and electable choice, Steelman.
 
2012-08-21 11:24:36 AM

Sybarite: So, Democrats run anti-Akin ads during the primaries trying to paint him as a conservative extremist, which he obviously is, but it's actually a kind of Jedi mind trick to force the state's Republicans to vote for him in the primary rather than the more reasonable and electable choice, Steelman.


Given the demand for extremist ideological purity coming from the tea party controlled GOP, that's not an altogether unlikely scenario.
 
2012-08-21 11:27:03 AM

Dinki: Yeah not sure where the washington post came up with that $1.5 million number.


Super PAC money, maybe?
 
2012-08-21 11:29:37 AM
Democrats poured $1.5m into his primary campaign

No they didn't.
 
2012-08-21 11:32:37 AM

Walker: BritneysSpeculum: If he stays in, it will be the best money that Claire McCaskill ever spent.

Except that he stayed in, and is still ahead in the polls. So that didn't work out too well.



He is now radioactive. Crossroads has already pulled support for him and Cronyn has said that the RSCC will not support him financially. Romney has condemned him and I am pretty sure that his partner in defining 'forcible rape" Paul Ryan will not campaign with him now. In a poll taken yesterday, he was up by one point. I sure like McCaskill's chances if he does stay in.
 
2012-08-21 11:35:34 AM
The author of the article:

j.wigflip.com
 
2012-08-21 11:39:12 AM
So democrats spend 1.5 million in ads to get people to vote for Akin (an unverified claim sourced only as far as a Washington Post opinion piece, or in other word, not at all).

Let's assume that's true. Is that supposed to give the citizens of Missouri a pass for actually voting for this idiot?
Republicans are as much the party of personal responsibility as my left asscheek.
 
2012-08-21 11:47:50 AM

Walker: BritneysSpeculum: If he stays in, it will be the best money that Claire McCaskill ever spent.

Except that he stayed in, and is still ahead in the polls. So that didn't work out too well.


He's one point up, the national party has abandoned him, his fundraising is drying up, and to replace him might spark a Palin-led civil war in the Missouri GOP. Yeah, it was a good investment.
 
2012-08-21 11:56:19 AM
Don't hate the player.
 
2012-08-21 11:57:40 AM

Walker: BritneysSpeculum: If he stays in, it will be the best money that Claire McCaskill ever spent.

Except that he stayed in, and is still ahead in the polls. So that didn't work out too well.


This is an albatross that isn't going away. He's doomed, especially since he's going to be, as someone else said, totally radioactive to anyone who was previously thinking about funding him.

Sure, some folks will still vote for him, but he's done as a viable candidate.
 
2012-08-21 12:19:56 PM
It's a sad state of affairs when your candidate runs real attack ads that say "Listen to what this guy says! He's a nutbag!". And the Republicans respond "Oh yeah! That's what we need!". And the nutbag heads into the general election with a lead.
At least we're not as farked up as Kansas.
 
2012-08-21 12:21:56 PM

pisceandreamer:

This. I firmly believe that voters should be choosing between the two *best* candidates. This was a dumb move, IMO. Sure, we've gotten to see Akin's true colors, but that may very well not be enough to keep him out of the Senate.


So you're saying that this plan, much like pregnancy through rape, was ill conceived.
 
2012-08-21 12:23:26 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Sure, some folks will still vote for him, but he's done as a viable candidate.


This is Missouri we're talking about. Never underestimate the voting power of large groups of imbeciles.
 
2012-08-21 12:35:06 PM
Remember when spelling potato with an "e" or giving a celebratory "yeeeah" after winning a primary was enough to sink your campaign? I miss those days.
 
2012-08-21 12:49:44 PM
This opinion piece strikes me as an attempt to pressure Akin to quit before the end of the day so the Republicans can replace him.
 
2012-08-21 01:20:58 PM
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2012-08-21 01:33:53 PM
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Who wants fat red chin rides?
 
2012-08-21 01:37:17 PM
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Fighting America's enemies, one bag of chips at a time.
 
2012-08-21 01:40:25 PM

rumpelstiltskin: It's a sad state of affairs when your candidate runs real attack ads that say "Listen to what this guy says! He's a nutbag!". And the Republicans respond "Oh yeah! That's what we need!"


Perhaps that's where this $1.5 million figure came from? They confused ads criticizing Akins as actually being pro-Akins?
 
2012-08-21 01:59:27 PM
www.sadlyno.com

The most dangerous place on Earth is between a right-wing blogger and a bag of Cheese Balls on sale.
 
2012-08-21 02:02:13 PM
Don't Tread On My Potato Chips, Seriously I HATE When They Are All Crumbs
 
2012-08-21 02:03:39 PM
goo.gl
 
2012-08-21 02:06:57 PM
Dims arent playing fair!!!

Freepers are upset.
 
2012-08-21 02:08:43 PM

BritneysSpeculum: Walker: BritneysSpeculum: If he stays in, it will be the best money that Claire McCaskill ever spent.

Except that he stayed in, and is still ahead in the polls. So that didn't work out too well.


He is now radioactive. Crossroads has already pulled support for him and Cronyn has said that the RSCC will not support him financially. Romney has condemned him and I am pretty sure that his partner in defining 'forcible rape" Paul Ryan will not campaign with him now. In a poll taken yesterday, he was up by one point. I sure like McCaskill's chances if he does stay in.


Plus it was Public Policy Polilng. They're a Democrat run operation so obviously keeping Akin in the race would be the best thing to happen to them.
 
2012-08-21 02:10:07 PM

Sybarite: the more reasonable and electable choice, Steelman


I don't think those words go together.
 
2012-08-21 02:10:26 PM
see it's really the libs fault
 
2012-08-21 02:10:37 PM
AH yes, this is all the Dems fault!!!!


*ohwaityoureserious?* pic
 
2012-08-21 02:10:44 PM

PacManDreaming: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Sure, some folks will still vote for him, but he's done as a viable candidate.

This is Missouri we're talking about. Never underestimate the voting power of large groups of imbeciles, after all Obama was elected.


FTFY
 
2012-08-21 02:11:03 PM

rumpelstiltskin: At least we're not as farked up as Kansas.


Thank St. Louis and Kansas City for that.
 
2012-08-21 02:11:39 PM

ferretman: PacManDreaming: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Sure, some folks will still vote for him, but he's done as a viable candidate.

This is Missouri we're talking about. Never underestimate the voting power of large groups of imbeciles, after all Obama was elected.

FTFY


LMAO fail.

McCain won this state.
 
2012-08-21 02:12:54 PM
I'm just here to applaud the use of "gibbering loon".

Well done, subs.
 
2012-08-21 02:14:21 PM

Bag of Hammers: AH yes, this is all the Dems fault!!!!


*ohwaityoureserious?* pic


This just keeps getting better and better.
 
2012-08-21 02:15:23 PM
It's a wonderful life when the Democrats can run ads against a Republican candidate and be accused of supporting him. The knee is jerking on the other leg.
 
2012-08-21 02:15:29 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Lies


Why on earth did the University of Washington donate $17k to this parasite?
 
2012-08-21 02:16:24 PM

Mrtraveler01: ferretman: PacManDreaming: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Sure, some folks will still vote for him, but he's done as a viable candidate.

This is Missouri we're talking about. Never underestimate the voting power of large groups of imbeciles, after all Obama was elected.

FTFY

LMAO fail.

McCain won this state.


there isn't an Epic Face Palm pic big enough to convey my feelings right now.
 
2012-08-21 02:17:10 PM
Now that the GOP has decided Akin's comments were indeed wrong, the next logical step is to find a way to blame them on Democrats.
 
2012-08-21 02:17:41 PM

yequalsy: Because People in power are Stupid: Lies

Why on earth did the University of Washington donate $17k to this parasite?


I'm kinda wondering if that's Washington University here in St. Louis.

It's essentially a university for rich people so obviously it's a university full of Republicans.
 
2012-08-21 02:18:55 PM

Bag of Hammers: Mrtraveler01: ferretman: PacManDreaming: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Sure, some folks will still vote for him, but he's done as a viable candidate.

This is Missouri we're talking about. Never underestimate the voting power of large groups of imbeciles, after all Obama was elected.

FTFY

LMAO fail.

McCain won this state.

there isn't an Epic Face Palm pic big enough to convey my feelings right now.


I've given up on this state a long time ago.

Link
 
2012-08-21 02:19:02 PM

pisceandreamer: quatchi: Playing with fire.

I get it... and I hate it.

[whywecanthavenicethings]

This. I firmly believe that voters should be choosing between the two *best* candidates. This was a dumb move, IMO. Sure, we've gotten to see Akin's true colors, but that may very well not be enough to keep him out of the Senate.


In a democracy, you get the government you deserve, and if a couple extra million for ads on the teevee machine is enough to make you choose a bad candidate, then a bad candidate is what you deserve.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:31 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAAA, the Gateway Pundit, oh man, Fark, you're killing me. It's the politics tab, not comedy.
 
2012-08-21 02:19:55 PM
He actually said in an interview that what he really meant is that women lie about rape in order to get an abortion. That should go a long way in soothing any hurt feelings. So ladies, make sure you've got a police report handy if your going to abort that fetus,because the republicans want that nasty government off our backs!

AKIN: You know, Dr. Willkie has just released a statement and part of his letter, I think he just stated it very clearly. He said, of course Akin never used the word legitimate to refer to the rapist, but to false claims like those made in Roe v. Wade and I think that simplifies it..... There isn't any legitimate rapist.... [I was] making the point that there were people who use false claims, like those that basically created Roe v. Wade.
 
2012-08-21 02:20:16 PM
Will a followup article explain how the Democrats plotted to make him a Congressman in 2001 too?
 
2012-08-21 02:22:08 PM
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