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(Huffington Post)   Rep. Joe Walsh (R-apey) is 'bothered' that no one is standing up for Todd Akin, probably because no one will be left when they come for him   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 94
    More: Obvious, Todd Akin, GOP, Peter Roskam, House of Representatives  
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2012-08-22 02:36:16 PM  
"Oh, if only"... what? Oh, if only we could have had a complete idiot representing the people of Missouri and the Republican Party? Yeah, I'm sure people will look back wistfully at the time they missed out on that.
 
2012-08-22 02:36:47 PM  
He's really gone around the bend since leaving The Eagles.
 
2012-08-22 02:57:58 PM  
I don't see what he has to complain about. After all, life's been good to him so far.
 
2012-08-22 03:15:55 PM  
Right. After all, it's not like his crazy ideas could ever be codified into law.
 
2012-08-22 03:16:09 PM  
"There's nobody who is saying Todd Akin is unworthy to serve," Roskam said. "There is no one saying he is immoral or incapable. He's not; he made a poor decision. The question is: Can he win in November?"

Here's one of your constituents saying he's unworthy and incapable.. Actually that goes for you as well, Roskam. Not to mention your dead beat dad buddy Walsh.
 
2012-08-22 03:18:18 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Right. After all, it's not like his crazy ideas could ever be codified into law.


This. Why won't Americans stop attacking law makers for their crazy ideas???
 
2012-08-22 03:19:03 PM  
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2012-08-22 03:20:07 PM  
Has Joe Walsh paid his back child support yet? No? Then he needs to STFU and GTFO.
 
2012-08-22 03:21:43 PM  
Akin is an extremist right wing idiot.

Just like people who support partial birth abortion and oppose born alive legislation are extremist left wing idiots.

Both sides have their nutjobs.
 
2012-08-22 03:22:20 PM  

theorellior: Has Joe Walsh paid his back child support yet? No? Then he needs to STFU and GTFO.


actually I think it has all been settled.

/still a douche
 
2012-08-22 03:22:41 PM  
I can't help but agree with Walsh. Your party policy can't be "don't tell anyone our platform." If you won't stick up for people who tow the party line on the issues and whose sole mistake is sharing these beliefs out loud, why should anyone trust you?

"Shh don't tell anyone what we really think" isn't a reasonable way to campaign or govern.
 
2012-08-22 03:23:03 PM  
Sounds like he's got some "Dirty Laundry," right guys?!?
 
2012-08-22 03:24:49 PM  
That's a FGSFDS picture if I ever saw one...
 
2012-08-22 03:27:02 PM  

Walker: He's really gone around the bend since leaving The Eagles.


Oddly enough, Joe Walsh from the Eagles ran for President a couple of times. In concert he'd play it up. "I'm Joe Walsh and I'm running for President!"

Even with his drug-addled brain he's still a lot more sane than this Joe Walsh.
 
2012-08-22 03:27:04 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: "There's nobody who is saying Todd Akin is unworthy to serve," Roskam said. "There is no one saying he is immoral or incapable. He's not; he made a poor decision. The question is: Can he win in November?"

Here's one of your constituents saying he's unworthy and incapable.. Actually that goes for you as well, Roskam. Not to mention your dead beat dad buddy Walsh.


Any man who believes women have a biological anti-rape mechanism (and who isn't ironically referencing vagina dentata) has no business serving on the House Science Committee.

And for the conservatives here who aren't up to date on gynecology terms, do not look up vagina dentata at work.
 
2012-08-22 03:27:11 PM  
"What he said was offensive, insulting and wrong, but I'm bothered by this rush to pile on," Walsh said. "And I'm bothered by the silence of members of our own party to stand up for him."

What, exactly, is there to defend? Is Walsh saying being a Republican is more important than having offensive etc ideas and no firm grounding in reality?
 
2012-08-22 03:28:20 PM  

palelizard: "What he said was offensive, insulting and wrong, but I'm bothered by this rush to pile on," Walsh said. "And I'm bothered by the silence of members of our own party to stand up for him."

What, exactly, is there to defend? Is Walsh saying being a Republican is more important than having offensive etc ideas and no firm grounding in reality?


"What he said was offensive, insulting and wrong, And I'm bothered by the silence of members of our own party to stand up for him."

Yes, why won't anyone defend something that is offensive, insulting, and wrong?
 
2012-08-22 03:28:56 PM  

cchris_39: Akin is an extremist right wing idiot.

Just like people who support partial birth abortion and oppose born alive legislation are extremist left wing idiots.

Both sides have their nutjobs.


I don't know of any sitting federal legislators writing amendments to secure a right to partial birth abortion.

on the other hand there are plenty of sitting federal legislators writing amendments giving right to non viable clumps of cells.
 
2012-08-22 03:31:47 PM  
GOP Congressmen. Not Rapists. But Number 1 with Rapists.
 
2012-08-22 03:31:53 PM  

palelizard: What, exactly, is there to defend? Is Walsh saying being a Republican is more important than having offensive etc ideas and no firm grounding in reality?


They're circling the wagons around him now because he can't drop out anymore.

Bet you any money in the coming days if this story continues to linger that the talking point that appears says Akin made an honest mistake and the liberal MSM media just twisted his words into something he didn't mean for political purposes.

Mark my words. That's the direction they're headed with this. This is all a liberal attack on a family values candidate who just made an honest mistake in picking a few poor words but meant no harm.
 
2012-08-22 03:32:03 PM  

cchris_39: Akin is an extremist right wing idiot.

Just like people who support partial birth abortion and oppose born alive legislation are extremist left wing idiots.

Both sides have their nutjobs.



You do know that "partial birth abortion" is a term that was made up by pro life organizations and it's not an accurate medical term right? And that it existed for the very specific purpose of late term abortions when either the woman's life was at risk or when there were horrible fetal defects that would not allow for the baby to live? It allowed people going through unbelievably heartbreaking, horrible situations to at least be able to hold the body of their baby and see it and say goodbye. All banning it did was relieve people of that comfort and prevent doctors from being able to use that medical technique, even when it's the safest and most humane thing that can be done.

So yea, let's stop with this both sides are equally bad equivalence.
 
2012-08-22 03:33:25 PM  

cchris_39: Akin is an extremist right wing idiot.

Just like people who support partial birth abortion and oppose born alive legislation are extremist left wing idiots.

Both sides have their nutjobs.


False equivalency is false. So vote Republican.
 
2012-08-22 03:34:26 PM  

palelizard: "What he said was offensive, insulting and wrong, but I'm bothered by this rush to pile on," Walsh said. "And I'm bothered by the silence of members of our own party to stand up for him."

What, exactly, is there to defend? Is Walsh saying being a Republican is more important than having offensive etc ideas and no firm grounding in reality?


Joe believes that members of the Republican party should defend one of its members stating out loud a policy platform of the party. I seem to agree with him.

The GOP's official stance should not be "what Akin said was offensive" it should be "Akin's beliefs are no longer a part of the Republican party's platform as we have finally entered the 19th century and we now believe that women are not sub-humans subject to legally binding oppression by the male gender."

But of course that will never happen...
 
2012-08-22 03:35:34 PM  
With Joe Walsh & Steve King having embarassed themselves, when is Michele Bachmann going to speak on this topic.
 
2012-08-22 03:35:52 PM  

Genevieve Marie: cchris_39: Akin is an extremist right wing idiot.

Just like people who support partial birth abortion and oppose born alive legislation are extremist left wing idiots.

Both sides have their nutjobs.


You do know that "partial birth abortion" is a term that was made up by pro life organizations and it's not an accurate medical term right? And that it existed for the very specific purpose of late term abortions when either the woman's life was at risk or when there were horrible fetal defects that would not allow for the baby to live? It allowed people going through unbelievably heartbreaking, horrible situations to at least be able to hold the body of their baby and see it and say goodbye. All banning it did was relieve people of that comfort and prevent doctors from being able to use that medical technique, even when it's the safest and most humane thing that can be done.

So yea, let's stop with this both sides are equally bad equivalence.


It is ridiculous. In almost every case it is used to save a mother's life or to extract a fetus that cannot survive because, for example, the organs are outside of the body or missing. But this make-believe term means women die in a pool of blood or give birth to a pile of organs and doctors are executed in church for trying to help these women survive.
 
2012-08-22 03:36:14 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: palelizard: What, exactly, is there to defend? Is Walsh saying being a Republican is more important than having offensive etc ideas and no firm grounding in reality?

They're circling the wagons around him now because he can't drop out anymore.

Bet you any money in the coming days if this story continues to linger that the talking point that appears says Akin made an honest mistake and the liberal MSM media just twisted his words into something he didn't mean for political purposes.

Mark my words. That's the direction they're headed with this. This is all a liberal attack on a family values candidate who just made an honest mistake in picking a few poor words but meant no harm.


I'd be willing to bet that by the election either Romney, or more likely Ryan , will have appeared at a campaign event with him.
 
2012-08-22 03:38:26 PM  

cchris_39: Both sides have their nutjobs.


Writing the party platform?
 
2012-08-22 03:39:17 PM  
He spoke aloud the GOP platform and it's intellectual basis........
 
2012-08-22 03:40:28 PM  
As reprehensible as everything todd akin said i unfortunately would have to defend his right to say it because i believe in the constitution. otherwise might as well lock him up with pussy riot and we can be russia finally
 
2012-08-22 03:40:49 PM  

Citrate1007: He spoke aloud the GOP platform and it's intellectual basis........


And the Rocky Mountain Way?
 
2012-08-22 03:41:47 PM  

gittlebass: As reprehensible as everything todd akin said i unfortunately would have to defend his right to say it because i believe in the constitution. otherwise might as well lock him up with pussy riot and we can be russia finally


gittlebass: As reprehensible as everything todd akin said i unfortunately would have to defend his right to say it because i believe in the constitution. otherwise might as well lock him up with pussy riot and we can be russia finally


Free speech doesn't mean that your words won't have a consequence.
 
2012-08-22 03:42:35 PM  
FTFA:

"This is an election about a generational change," he added. "If we squander this one opportunity we have, we will all look back and say: 'Oh, if only....'"

...these younger generations were close-minded assholes with repugnant viewpoints our party might still be in power.
 
2012-08-22 03:42:35 PM  

gittlebass: As reprehensible as everything todd akin said i unfortunately would have to defend his right to say it because i believe in the constitution. otherwise might as well lock him up with pussy riot and we can be russia finally



... good job with making a completely and totally irrelevant argument.

No one's arguing that Todd Akin be locked up for two years for speaking. Everyone's just pointing out that what he said was really atrocious and no one should vote for him.

 
 
2012-08-22 03:44:23 PM  
Yeah, yeah... Go fark yourself, you teabagging moron.

And pay your child support, dead beat.
 
2012-08-22 03:45:22 PM  

gittlebass: As reprehensible as everything todd akin said i unfortunately would have to defend his right to say it because i believe in the constitution. otherwise might as well lock him up with pussy riot and we can be russia finally


Holy shiat! When was Akin arrested for what he said? That's farking bullshiat and....

Oh, he wasn't? Oh, your comment is pointless and has nothing to do with what happened?

Well okay then.
 
2012-08-22 03:48:08 PM  

Genevieve Marie: cchris_39: Akin is an extremist right wing idiot.

Just like people who support partial birth abortion and oppose born alive legislation are extremist left wing idiots.

Both sides have their nutjobs.


You do know that "partial birth abortion" is a term that was made up by pro life organizations and it's not an accurate medical term right? And that it existed for the very specific purpose of late term abortions when either the woman's life was at risk or when there were horrible fetal defects that would not allow for the baby to live? It allowed people going through unbelievably heartbreaking, horrible situations to at least be able to hold the body of their baby and see it and say goodbye. All banning it did was relieve people of that comfort and prevent doctors from being able to use that medical technique, even when it's the safest and most humane thing that can be done.

So yea, let's stop with this both sides are equally bad equivalence.


Came to say this, but less coherently.
 
2012-08-22 03:48:20 PM  

Genevieve Marie: gittlebass: As reprehensible as everything todd akin said i unfortunately would have to defend his right to say it because i believe in the constitution. otherwise might as well lock him up with pussy riot and we can be russia finally


... good job with making a completely and totally irrelevant argument.

No one's arguing that Todd Akin be locked up for two years for speaking. Everyone's just pointing out that what he said was really atrocious and no one should vote for him.


The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights, if we go by the logic of the right ala "chik-fil-a has a freedom of speech and we should defend the company for it by having a chicken sandwich appreciation day" then they should be standing up for akin naturally, unless they just don't care that their hypocrites anymore
 
2012-08-22 03:48:30 PM  
So which conservative fark troll is Joe Walsh?
 
2012-08-22 03:49:36 PM  

Demetrius: Walker: He's really gone around the bend since leaving The Eagles.

Oddly enough, Joe Walsh from the Eagles ran for President a couple of times. In concert he'd play it up. "I'm Joe Walsh and I'm running for President!"

Even with his drug-addled brain he's still a lot more sane than this Joe Walsh.


CSB: The musician Joe Walsh was playing at a fundraiser for Tammy Duckworth (running against this Joe Walsh) last month, and he was billing himself for the event as "The REAL Joe Walsh". I LOLed.
 
2012-08-22 03:50:11 PM  

gittlebass: As reprehensible as everything todd akin said i unfortunately would have to defend his right to say it because i believe in the constitution. otherwise might as well lock him up with pussy riot and we can be russia finally


Maybe a civics class ought to be in your future if you plan on commenting on things.
 
2012-08-22 03:52:18 PM  

gittlebass: The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights, if we go by the logic of the right ala "chik-fil-a has a freedom of speech and we should defend the company for it by having a chicken sandwich appreciation day" then they should be standing up for akin naturally, unless they just don't care that their hypocrites anymore



The GOP, the political party that he belongs to, is telling him not to run because they no longer think he's a viable candidate. That's one of the consequences of saying something so colossally ignorant in public- it alienates a lot of potential voters, and the party has the right to say "Yea, we can't support you anymore because we don't want to be associated with what you said"  Granted, they are throwing him under the bus instead of admitting that his ideas aren't far off from their own, but that's still not a violation of Todd Akin's free speech rights.

Free speech guarantees you the right not to be arrested or otherwise punished under the law for things you say. It in no way guarantees you the right to have other people defend you, condone it, or support you. That's actually why the Chick Fil A thing was so stupid.
 
2012-08-22 03:52:41 PM  
Wha...are Kirk Cameron and Bryan Fischer nobody!?!?!?!?!?

/release the krAkin!
//Fischer is actually saying Akin's treatment is actually like he's a victim of Rape.
 
2012-08-22 03:55:09 PM  

gittlebass: The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights,


The GOP is not a government entity and has every right to say "play by our rules or we will do X". This is why companies can tell people that only PR staff can speak with the media, it's why the NBA can force players to wear suits, and it's why the company that employed the guy who screamed at the chick-fil-a employee was able to show him the door.
 
2012-08-22 03:56:48 PM  

BSABSVR: gittlebass: The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights,

The GOP is not a government entity and has every right to say "play by our rules or we will do X". This is why companies can tell people that only PR staff can speak with the media, it's why the NBA can force players to wear suits, and it's why the company that employed the guy who screamed at the chick-fil-a employee was able to show him the door.


do what we say or or we'll do x? sounds pretty fascist to me
 
2012-08-22 03:57:18 PM  

gittlebass: The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights, if we go by the logic of the right ala "chik-fil-a has a freedom of speech and we should defend the company for it by having a chicken sandwich appreciation day" then they should be standing up for akin naturally, unless they just don't care that their hypocrites anymore


I refuse to believe in a universe that would allow someone to be this dense. You are farking with us. I have to believe that.
 
2012-08-22 03:57:39 PM  
FTFA:

"What he said was offensive, insulting and wrong, but I'm bothered by this rush to pile on," Walsh said. "And I'm bothered by the silence of members of our own party to stand up for him."

If it was "offensive, insulting and wrong", why should they stand up for him, FFS?

"The question is: Can he win in November?"

Really? That's the question?
 
2012-08-22 03:57:43 PM  

gittlebass: BSABSVR: gittlebass: The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights,

The GOP is not a government entity and has every right to say "play by our rules or we will do X". This is why companies can tell people that only PR staff can speak with the media, it's why the NBA can force players to wear suits, and it's why the company that employed the guy who screamed at the chick-fil-a employee was able to show him the door.

do what we say or or we'll do x? sounds pretty fascist to me


I've never done X.

/goml
 
2012-08-22 03:58:36 PM  

gittlebass: The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights


MORON ALERT
 
2012-08-22 03:59:13 PM  
Both sides have their nutjobs.

Agreed. But the left is not letting the lunatics run the asylum.
 
2012-08-22 03:59:18 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: gittlebass: The GOP is telling him to stand down and not run for reelection instead of standing up for his free speech rights, if we go by the logic of the right ala "chik-fil-a has a freedom of speech and we should defend the company for it by having a chicken sandwich appreciation day" then they should be standing up for akin naturally, unless they just don't care that their hypocrites anymore

I refuse to believe in a universe that would allow someone to be this dense. You are farking with us. I have to believe that.


you WOULD believe that
 
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